November 16, 2023

CSEA participates in the conference on Social Protection and Economic Uncertainties in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Societies

CSEA participated at the conference on “Social Protection and Economic Uncertainties in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Societies.” The event was organized by the Conflict Research Network West Africa (CORN) in partnership with the Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Abuja, Nigeria, from November 8th to 9th, 2023.

 In collaboration with our partner, development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) represented by Dr. Turnwait Michael, CSEA Researcher, Fidelis Obaniyi presented a paper titled “Poverty Dynamics Amidst Complex Crises and Social Assistance in Nigeria”,and participated as a Panelist in a session titled “Outcomes of Social Protection Programmes: Focus on the Better Assistance in Crisis (BASIC) Project in Nigeria”.

The event provided a platform for participants including conference included scholars, researchers, and policy analysts from universities, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones, examined the links between social protection programmes and efforts of peacebuilding, conflict management, and reduction of insecurity in Nigeria.

Papers at the conference examined how these social protection programmes, such as conditional cash transfers, school feeding programmes, COVID-19 palliatives, support for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) in Nigeria, youth empowerment programmes, have fared in practice.