A workshop which seeks to strengthen Social Protection System for Disaster Preparedness and Response wraps up here today.

Through the Ministry of Social Development and the World Bank, several reforms have been introduced, namely, the design of a targeting instrument to identify poor and vulnerable households and the establishment of the eligibility criteria for safety net benefits in time of shocks.

The World Bank Executed Rapid Social Response Trust Fund aims to contribute to SVG’s objectives for better preparation and effective response to poor and vulnerable households hit by disasters.

The workshop which is being held at the Methodist Church Hall, is seeking identify options for improving critical social protection delivery system instruments and developing some key tools to respond to disasters.

The Ministry will also be hosting workshops on
• Social and Hazard Risk Modelling
• Inventory of Social Programs and
• Process Evaluation