SAARC-UNICEF Regional Policy Dialogue on Enhancing the Financial Sustainability and Effectiveness of Social Protection Systems in South Asia

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Agenda

Day 1: Wednesday, 21 May 2014

15:00–16:00
Registration

16:00–17:30
Opening session

18:30–20:00
Reception

Day 2: Thursday, 22 May 2014

9:00–9:15
Introduction: Regional Overview and Key Elements of the Policy Peer Review Exercise
Mr. Andrea Rossi, Social Policy Regional Advisor, UNICEF ROSA

9:15–10:45
Peer Review Round 1
Country 1: Nepal
Discussants: Pakistan, Bangladesh

Country 2: Bhutan
Discussants: Pakistan, Sri Lanka

10:45–11:00
Coffee/Tea Break

11:10–12:30
Peer Review Round 2
Country 3: Bhutan
Discussants: Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Country 4: India
Discussants: Nepal, Afghanistan

12.30-12.40
Group Photo

12:40–14:00
Lunch

14:00–15:30
Peer Review Round 3
Country 5: Pakistan
Discussants: Maldives, Sri Lanka

Country 6: Sri Lanka
Discussants: Nepal, Afghanistan

15:30–16:00
Coffee/Tea Break

16:00–17:30
Peer Review Round 4
Country 7: Afghanistan
Discussants: Bangladesh, Bhutan

Country 8: India
Discussants: Nepal, Afghanistan

Day 3: Friday, 23 May 2014

9:00–9:15
Introduction to the Policy Exercise
Ms. Alessandra Heinemann, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF ROSA

9:15–10:30
Policy Exercise 1: Thematic Policy Recommendations
Four parallel sessions: groups divided by key themes identified during the previous day

10:30–11:00
Coffee/Tea Break

11:00–12.30
Plenary: Presentation of Policy Recommendations by the Four Rapporteurs Followed by a Q&A

12:30–14:00
Lunch

14:00– 15:00
Policy Exercise 2: Towards Effective and Sustainable National Social Protection Systems
Eight parallel sessions for Country delegations

15:00–15:45
Plenary Session: Presentation of Country Action Points by Rapporteurs

15:45–16:00
Coffee/Tea Break

16:00–17:00
Conclusions, Closing and Follow-Up
Closing Remarks by UNICEF
Closing Remarks by SAARC


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