16.06.2011 | BMZ, ICDD and DIE: Presentation "Overcoming Social Insecurity in the Global South"

We are living in the age of insecurity. A South-South interdisciplinary research project at the International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) examines how the government of India, Brazil and South Africa are responding to social insecurity through innovative social protection and public work programs.How can informal workers be protected in times of social insecurity? Which social protection instruments work best? In what ways can civil society and trade unions participate in formulating and implementing social protection policies? Are there lessons to be learned for Germany Development Cooperation?


  • 13:30 Welcome and Introduction, Stefanie Ruff, Division 310 Millennium Development Goals, poverty reduction,social protection, sectoral and thematic policies, BMZ, Dr. Michael Holländer, Division 311 Education, BMZ
  • 13:40 – 13:55 An introduction to the International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD), Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer, University of Kassel
  • 13:55 – 14:30 Reducing social insecurity through social protection – Lessons from India and South Africa, Prof. Dr. Sharit Bhowmik, Tata Institute for Social Sciences, Mumbai, Prof. Dr. Edward Webster, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • 14:30 – 15:00 Debate with audience

Moderator: Dr. Markus Loewe, DIE

Date: 16th June 2011 (13:30 – 15:00 h)

Place: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

(DIE), Hörsaal, Tulpenfeld 6, 53113 Bonn

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