تحت الرعاية السامية لصاحب الجلالة الملك محمد السادس نصره الله

CARE ECONOMY AND SOCIAL PROTECTION

Pillar of women's empowerment, job opportunities, and achieving family resilience and welfare

THE MINISTER'S SPEECH

Ms. Aawatif Hayar, Minister of Solidarity, Social Integration, and Family

In accordance with the high royal directives of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, to strengthen the pillars of the social state, and based on the provisions of the Moroccan Constitution which stipulates the responsibility of the state, public institutions, and territorial communities to ensure that all citizens enjoy their rights equally, including sustainable development, and relying on the positive national context characterized by the adoption of a new development model, and in implementation of the government program 2021-2026, the Ministry of Solidarity, Social Integration, and Family has developed a new strategy.

Organizers

Ms. Aawatif Hayar

Minister of Solidarity, Social Integration and Family

Mr. Khalid Ait Taleb

Minister of Health and Social Protection

Mr. Younes Sekkouri

Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small business, Employment and skills

Mr. Mohamed Mehdi Bensaïd

 Minister of youth, culture and communication 

Dr. Haifa Abu Ghazaleh

Assistant Secretary General, Head of Social Affairs Sector at the League of Arab States;

Ms. Nathalie Fustier

Residency Coordinator of the United Nations System in Morocco

Keynote Speakers

Ms. Nadia Fettah Alaoui

Minister of Economy and Finance

Ms. Laura ADDATI

Maternity Protection and Work-Family Specialist, ILO

Ms. Jemimah Njuki

Chief, Economic Empowerment Section, UN Women, Headquarters

Mr. Tahir Andrabi

Stedman-Sumner Professor of Economics

Mr. Rémy Pigois

Social Policy Manager for UNICEF in the Maghreb region

Participating Ministers

Pauline Irène Kendeck Epse Nguene

Minister of Social Affairs

Cameroon

Dogo Logbo Myss Belmonde

Minister of National Cohesion, Solidarity and the Fight against Poverty

Ivory Coast

Ouloufa Ismail Abdo

Minister of Social Affairs and Solidarity

Djibouti

Fatou S. Kinteh

Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare

Gambie

Regis Mutuuzo Peace

Minister of Gender, Labor and Social Development

Uganda

Kamal Madouri

Minister of Social Affairs

TUNISIA

Nadine Nathalie AWANANG Epse ANATO

Ministre of Social Affairs

Gabon

Wafaa Abu Bakr Muhammad Alkelani

Minister of Social Affairs

Libya

Dr. Houria Khalifa Al-Tarmal

Minister of State for Women’s Affairs

Libya

Wafaa Saeed Bani Mustafa

Minister of Social Development

Jordan

Hector Hajjar

Minister of Social Affairs

Lebanon

Masagos Zulkifli

Minister of Social Development and Family

Singapor

Nevine el-Kabbaj

Minister of Social Solidarity

Egypte

Shama Sohail Al Mazroui

Minister of community development

The United Arab Emirates

Mariam bint Ali bin Nasser Al Misnad

Minister of Social Development And Family

Qatar

Samah Abdalrahim Hussain Hamed

Minister of Social Development

Palestine

Ahmed Adam Bekhit Dekhri

Minister of Social Development

SUDAN

Elmi Mohamed

Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

Somalia

Dr. Amthal Hadi Al-Huwailah

Minister of Social Affairs, Family and Childhood Affairs and Minister of State for Youth Affairs

KUWEIT

H.E. Eng. Ahmad bin Sulaiman AlRajhi

Minister of Human Resources and Social Development and President of the Family Affairs Council

Saudi Arabia

Laila bint Ahmed bin Awad al Najjar

Minister of Social Development

Oman

Ahmed Al Asadiy

Minister of Labor and Social Affairs

Iraq

THE PROGRAM

Day 1

Opening session

Welcome speech by Prof. Hicham El Habti, President of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
(UM6P).
Opening speeches :
• Mr. Aziz Akhannouch, Head of Government (TBC);
• Ms. Aawatif Hayar, Minister of Solidarity, Social Integration and Family;
• Mr. Khalid Ait Taleb, Minister of Health and Social Protection;
• Mr. Younes Sekkouri, Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small business, Employment and skills;
• Mr. Mohamed Mehdi Bensaïd, Minister of youth, culture and communication ;
• Dr. Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary General, Head of Social Affairs Sector at the League
of Arab States;
• Ms. Nathalie Fustier, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System in Morocco;

June 25th, 2024

9:30 am – 11:00 am

Honorary Keynote

Ms. Nadia Fettah Alaoui, Minister of Economy and Finance.«Economic impact and potential of care economy and social protection reform in Morocco»

Ministerial Roundtable

Chair : Ms. Aawatif Hayar, Minister of Solidarity, Social Integration and Family.

June 25th, 2024

11:15 am – 1:30 pm

SESSION 1

Speeches by the Ministers representing the participating countries:
Azerbaijan, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Cameroon, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, The Gambia, Uganda, Somalia, Singapore.

SESSION 2

Keynote speaker : Ms. Laura Addati, Maternity protection§ Work Family specialist (ILO).

PANEL 1 « The care economy, Concepts, approaches, and trends »

Moderation : Prof. Aziz Ajbilou, Full Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P).
Keynote Speaker:
Ms. Jemimah Njuki, Chief of the Economic Empowerment Section at UN Women;

Industrial Sector Speaker:
• Mr. Mohamed Benouda, Founder and CEO of Aba Technology Group
Speakers :
Ms. Raquel Coello Cremades, Macroeconomics Policy Advisor and Global Care Economy Officer,
UN Women;
Ms. Rouba Arja, Social Affairs Officer – Women economic empowerment and care economy
coordinator UN-ESCWA;
Ms. Valeria Esquivel, Employment Policies and Gender Specialist, Coordinator, ILO;
Ms. Celine Peyron Bista, the Social Protection and Employment Policy Specialist at the ILO
Social Protection Department, ILO;
Ms. Guillermina Martin, Gender Team Leader for UNDP – Latin America and the Caribbean;
Ms. Marta Alvarez Gonzalez, Program Analyst, Gender Area, UNDP Regional Hub in Panama,UNDP.

June 25th, 2024

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

PANEL 2 « Normative and policy framework, towards an integrated vision of the care economy - comparative experiences »

Moderation : Mr. Mohamed Ait Aazizi, Director of Family, Child, and Elderly Protection at Ministry of
Solidarity, Social Integration and Family.
Speakers :
Ms. Lauren WhiteHead, the Social Protection and Gender Lead at UNICEF;
Dr. Awad Mataria Director of “Universal Health Coverage/Health Systems” at the WHO
Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, WHO ;
Ms. Sabine Cerceau, Head of Regional Project “Social Protection for Women in the MENA
region”, GIZ;
Ms. Patricia Cossani Padilla, Care and Social Protection Expert, UN Women, Regional Office for
Latin America and the Caribbean;
Mr. Andrey Tretyak, Social Protection Specialist in the SPJ Global Unit World Bank;
Dr. Cristina Castellanos Serrano, Associate Professor, National Distance Learning University
(UNED), Spain, UN Women;
Dr. Mervat Abdesalam Abdelmajid Sabrin, Assistant to the Minister of Social Solidarity for
Social Protection of Egypt.

June 25th, 2024

4:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Day 2

PANEL 3 « Professionalization of care economy professions - training, organization, and human resources management »

Moderation : Mr. Abdelouahab Belmadani, Director of Planning and Financial Resources at the
Ministry of Health and Social Protection.
Keynote Speakers:
Mr. Tahir Andarbi, Professor of Economics at Pomona College;
Mr. Rémy Pigois, Social Policy Manager for UNICEF in the Maghreb region, UNICEF.
Speakers :
Mr. Hugh Salmon, Director of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, UNICEF;
Ms. Maren Hopfe, Technical Specialist, Health Services Sector, Sectoral Policies Department,
International Labour Organization (ILO);
Dr. Nadia Bezad, President of the Pan-African Organization for the Fight against AIDS, WHO;
Mr. Ahmed Khalid Benomar, Senior Adviser to the Minister of Economy and Finance in
Morocco, a public policy expert, Ministry of Economy and Finance in Morocco;
Mr. Jorge Coarasa, Human Development Manager Maghreb, World Bank;
• Mr. Hicham Belmaati, Director of the National Institute of Social Action;
• Mr. Saad Maalaynain, Director of Educational Coordination, Ministry of Economic Inclusion,
Small business, Employment and skills.

June 26, 2024

9:00 am – 10:30 am

PANEL 4 « The care economy and its role in valuing domestic work, empowering women, and enhancing the resilience of families »

Moderation : Mr. Abdellatif Baradi, Director of the Labor Department, Ministry of Economic Inclusion,
Small business, Employment and skills.
Speakers :
Mr. Rodrigo Montero, Dare to Care Regional Program Manager, UN Women, Regional Office forthe Arab States;
Ms. Amanda Devercelli, the World Bank’s Global Lead for Early Childhood Development and founded the Early Learning Partnership, World Bank;
Ms. Cleopatra Phiri-Hurung, Senior Gender Advisor at the Regional Office in Africa, UNDP;
Dr. Gabriela Alvarez Minte, Regional Gender Advisor, Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UNFPA;
Ms. Anette Funk, Head of Regional Project “Promotion of gender-responsive and inclusive Politics and Economy in the MENA Region – WoMENA, GIZ;
Ms. Rania Tarazi, Gender Team Leader, Regional Bureau for Arab States, Amman Regional Hub, United Nations Development Programme, UNDP. Sharing experiences of participating countries:
Mr. Ossama AL HANNAKI, Policy and Advocacy Director at King Khalid Foundation and Maha Sour representative of QURRAH- TAKAML company – Saudi Arabia;
• Mr. Khalid Soudi, Observatory Director of Living Conditions of the Population (HCP);
Ms. Khadija Khartit, Resilience of women heads of households in vulnerable situations, Expert, Ministry of Solidarity, Social Integration and Family.

June 26, 2024

10:45 am – 12:45 pm

PANEL 5 « Innovative and sustainable financing for an inclusive and equitable care economy »

Moderation : Prof. Touhami Abdelkhalek, Full Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
(UM6P).
Speakers :
Ms. Raquel Coello Cremades, Macroeconomics Policy Advisor and Global Care Economy Officer,
UN Women, Headquarters;
Ms. Priyanka Kanth , Economist with the Health, Nutrition and Population practice of the
World Bank;
• Mr. Yassine Abderrazik Haddaoui, CEO CDG Invest;
Pr. May Abdulaziz AL-Ajaji, Representative of the Development Bank in Saudi Arabia;
Ms. Lamia Derraji, Principal banker – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
Mr. Said Mourabit  – Economist- Islamic Development Bank (IsDB);
Mr. Taoufiq LAHRACH, Deputy General Director of TAMWILCOM
Guarantee and Financing (Tamwilcom);
Ms. Judit Regõs, Founder and Managing Director, Social Politician and Family Consellor ·
Parents’ House Hungary.

June 26, 2024

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Closing session

• Presentation of recommendations;
• Closing speech of H.E. Minister of Solidarity, Social Integration and Family;
• Message of loyalty and sincerity addressed to His Majesty King Mohammed VI.

June 26, 2024

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

About the event

the world is paying a great attention to issues of paid and unpaid family care, especially childcare, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Such interest has emerged due to socio-demographic changes characterized by rapid growth rate of elderly, in addition to the growing participation of women into the labor market and changes in family living patterns, as well as an increasing number of individuals living in isolation.

University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) - Rabat, Morocco

Supporting Partner

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