Events

 

Event Type:

Webinar

Event Title:

COVID-19 Inequities in the Arab Countries

Date:

July 21, 2020

Description: 

The webinar will be organized by the EMR-SDG Learning Platform. A partnership project implemented by the Social Research Center of the American University in Cairo with the support of the Alliance of Health Policy and System Research and the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The webinar will review available evidence, from registries and special surveys, on the social stratification related to the different dimensions of COVID-19. In addition to this, on-going and/or planned studies investigating COVID-19 inequalities in Arab countries will be discussed. The discussion will also include different policy models adopted in dealing with COVID-19 and how they address vulnerabilities and inequities. The webinar aims to draw out key conclusions, with the support of evidence from successful experiences within and outside the Arab region.

 

Event Type:

Meeting

Event Title:

High Level Meeting for Achieving Equity in Reproductive Health

Date:

18 – 19 November, 2019

Description: 

The Social Research Center (SRC/AUC) in partnership with UNFPA/ASRO (United Nations Fund for Population Activities for the Arab States) is holding a two days meeting during 18- 19 November. The meeting, attended by senior government representatives from 5 Arab countries, will discuss needed policies to achieve Sexual and Reproductive Health Equity in participating countries and a regional policy report. The partner institutions include: Ministry of Health in Egypt, National Population Council in Jordan, The National Observatory for Human Development in Morocco, Ministry of Health in Oman and National Population Council in Sudan.

 

Event Type:

Training

Event Title:

EBRD-EIB –WBG Enterprise Survey in Egypt

Date:

16 – 19 June, 2019

Description: 

The EBRD-EIB-WBG Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey whose objective is to gain an understanding of firms’ experience and perception of the environment in which they operate. The surveys will use the benchmarking and analytical tools produced by the Enterprise Analysis Unit of the World Bank Group (WBG). The primary objective of the survey is to reach the target number of establishments (3000) for each sector, region (7 regions), and size group (stratification category). The SRC is responsible for sampling design and selection of firms and data collection and management. Training of the fieldwork team on the specific implementation of the questionnaire is essential for the success of the project. For this reason, the SRC has planned training sessions with the enumerators and supervisors team on using the Implementation Manuals, and the Questionnaires. The training sessions are taken place at the SRC’s place on AUC campus, with the attendance of the SRC team supervised by Dr Ramadan Hamed, the Senior Technical Researcher for this project, and supported by Dr Faten Abd El-Fattah, Research Associate Professor, during the period 16th – 19th of June 2019. From the WBG Enterprise Analysis Unit, Joshua Wimpey, Private Sector Development Specialist, and Hibret Maemir, Economist, as well as Helena Schweiger from the EBRD Office of the Chief Economist, are part of all these training sessions.

 

Event Type:

Regional Meeting

Event Title:

Informing and Supporting Policies to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health Inequities

Date:

22- 25 April, 2019

Description: 

In the context of choosing SRC as an implementing partner of the program of work of The United Nations Population Fund for The Arab States (UNFPA/ASRO) on ‘Informing and Supporting Policies to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health Inequities ‘, a regional meeting is being held with regional policy partners during 22- 25 April at SRC. The policy partners are National Observatory for Human Development in Morocco, Ministry of Health in Egypt, National Population Council in Sudan, and Ministry of Health in Oman. The objective of the meeting is to support the production of National reports on Sexual and Reproductive Health Inequities in Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Sudan, and Morocco to form the basis of a future regional policy report.

 

Event Type:

Workshop

Event Title:

Population Ageing in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa

Date:

9-10 April 2019

Description: 

The workshop aimed to bring to the forefront of policy debate the scale and implications of population ageing in the region with all its social, economic and health dimensions through a multi-sectorial forum of discussion. During the workshop researchers, national and international policymakers and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) were able to share evidence-based research and examples of innovative activities and policy developments with the aim of planning efficient and effective interventions to secure the welfare of older persons and their families in the Arab region and Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Event Type:

Seminar

Event Title:

Child Marriage Key Facts and Way Forward

Date:

October 28, 2018

Description: 

The seminar will discuss the current scenario of child marriage in the country, looking at regional disparities, as well as determinants, the impacts of child marriage, and policies and interventions that could be adopted to address the issue.
Your opinions are important to the discussions and are the way forward to start a dialogue between the civil society and the government.

 

Event Type:

Workshop

Event Title:

Monitoring Health in Sustainable Development

Date:

16 – 18 September, 2018

Description: 

This workshop is an initial step to guide health systems in adhering to the core values of equity and human rights in their own policies and programs; integrating the social determinants in their work; and opening channels for intersectoral collaboration for the development of a package of social policies for health.

The deliberation of the workshop is based on participatory approach and exchange of regional knowledge and skills, to contribute to the ongoing efforts in the EMR to strengthen the role of the health systems to be able to reflect the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) holistic vision in improving health and promoting health equity.