2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
A Labour Welfare and Social Protection Expert Group (LWSPEG) co-chaired by Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and HRD was established in May 2019 to formulate a comprehensive and inclusive programme to address the needs of Social Protection for informal economy workers. The tripartite LWSPEG thus deliberated and designed a programme called Mazdoor Ka Ehsaas (MKE), literally “compassion for workers”. The Mazdoor Ka Ehsaas (MKE) is strongly supported and developed in coordination with the Federal and Provincial Governments, representatives of workers, employers, academia, and civil society organisations that participated in the series of deliberations that took place for its design. Steps have been taken to put the recommendations of the MKE into effect and laying down foundation for public policy discourse and programmatic measures.
The Ehsaas Delivery Unit (EDU), supported by ILO is organizing a Webinar on May 1st, 2021 for the launch of MKE Report to share steps taken for the actualisation of the MKE initiative. This will also be an opportunity for the employers and workers organisations to update on the initiatives they have supported and how they have used their platforms to create awareness and outreach to workers and institutions in the informal economy.
The launch will feature a presentation on the recommendations of the MKE report; an address from Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to PM on Poverty Alleviation and Mr Zulfiqar Bukhari, Special Assistant to PM Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development. It will also highlight an overview of the initiatives taken for the expansion of coverage of workers in both the formal and informal economy. ILO experts will shed light on the national and global key best practices on how workers in the informal economy have been benefitted from social security initiatives, especially in the response to the crises caused by COVID-19.
SDPI on behalf of International Labour Organisation, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development is glad to extend you an invitation to join the webinar by registering on the given link. After registration you will receive an email with the information to join the webinar.