Office of the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya
The Libyan Experts Forum discusses a proposal for national framework on social protection
5th edition of the Libyan Experts Forum for Development Cooperation
More than 40 Libyan Experts in development, policy makers, influencers, University professors and opinion leaders
Ms. Maria do Valle Ribeiro, United Nations Deputy SRSG, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator
United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes
30-31 March 2017, starting at 9 AMs
Regency Hotel, Gammarth, Tunis
The fifth meeting of the Libyan Experts Forum for development cooperation will bring together Libyan academics, policy makers, prominent experts, entrepreneurs and the international community.
The meeting – which will be opened by Ms. Maria do Valle Ribeiro (United Nations Deputy SRSG, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya) together with Dr. Mostapha Attir (President of the Forum’s General Assembly) – will largely focus on the outline of a national strategic programme on social protection.
Since its institutionalization in September 2016, the Forum acts as an independent, nationally owned neutral platform, for constructive dialogue and proactive discussion with institutions in Libya. The Forum, as an advisory body, is able to translate the findings of fundamental research into policy options and to enable politicians to see the effects of their decisions.
In these two days, the members of the Forum will discuss the preparation of a national framework for social protection that should address poverty and reduce vulnerability in the country, providing immediate support to the poor and vulnerable.