FG begins Website Validation to Boost Engagement in Social Protection

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In the bid providing a robust website facilitate stakeholders’ engagement on Social , the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning in partnership with Save-the-, has completed the of a web application resource for members of the Social Community of Practice (CoP).


The Permanent Secretary, Budget and National Planning/Chairman, Working Group(TWG) National Social Policy (NSPP), Mrs. Olusola Idowu, in her opening remarks at the validation meeting of the new Social Website, said that the process would enhance stakeholders’ engagement in the review of the NSPP. Idowu, represented by the , Department of Social , Budget and National Planning, Mr. Bello Sa’adu, stated that the purpose of the meeting was ensure effective and efficient functionality of the as well as the information contained in the website.

According her, the Website would serve as a resource for greater collaboration and networking amongst members of the Social Protection Community of Practice (CoP) adding that would also function as an interactive repository system for sharing and storing learning on Social Protection. She reiterated that members of the CoP would include all stakeholders that were involved in the implementation of Social protection at the National and Sub national levels of In her words “as you may be aware there is no better time to validate this website than now due to the ongoing process of the review of the National Social Protection Policy.

Thus, this website cannot be validated without the inputs, views and comments of the relevant stakeholders that are involved in the implementation of Social Protection”.

Earlier, the Senior Social Protection Specialist, Sheila Nkunika, in her welcome address, stressed that the aim of the meeting was to inform participants about the CoP website, explaining that CoP was a knowledge sharing group where members were expected to share what was being done in their various States and Zones. She maintained that the meeting would aid stakeholders harness information and form a synergy in terms of Social Protection while Save – the – would assist in boosting capacity for the Social Protection Initiative. Information, BNP. 28/10/2020