Promoting Resilience, Reducing Vulnerabilities, Strengthening Social Justice 27th – 29th April 2021
ASAP East and Southern Africa (ASAP-ESA) in Conjunction with the Office of the Vice-President in Zambia will be jointly hosting the inaugural Social Justice Conference. The Conference will gather national and international specialists, both academics and policy experts, in order to extend the academics studies concerning the battle against poverty, misery and vulnerabilities in Zambia.
- COVID-19 and its Unequal Impacts;
- Environment Crisis:
- Climate crisis
- Food insecurity
- ‘Building back better in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstructions and strengthening social justice’
- Priority 4 of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
- Recovery from climate shocks in a post-COVID-19 world
- Strengthening recovery systems ex-ante, promoting interventions and practices leading to resilient recovery
- Social and Economic Vulnerabilities, Universal Safety Net and Basic Income, Right to Development and Sustainable Development Goals (UN).
The Conference aims to strengthen the discourse on recovery in a changing world, with a focus on the growing demand for strengthening recovery systems ex-ante, promoting interventions and practices leading to resilient recovery, and enhancing the global knowledge resources on recovery. The conference will also build capacity for disaster risk reduction in recovery and reconstruction, including discussion and training on tools and methodologies. The Conference will bring together, academics, NGOs and the private sector to share their best practices and lessons on recovery and explore the nexus between resilient recovery efforts and sustainable poverty reduction.
The overall goal of the Conference will be to identify effective and forward looking approaches to achieve resilient post-crisis recovery in which justice, climate and disaster risk reduction, fragility and conflict considerations are mainstreamed.
The conference has the following specific objectives:
- Promoting “building back better” through recovery as a path to resilience and sustainable development
- Making recovery inclusive for greater social justice, equity and equality
- Leveraging consensus on recovery as a means to implement Sendai and other global frameworks for development and resilience.