Keynote Address: Translating Global Priorities into Regional Realities:  A View from the ILO 

Shahra Razavi

Director, Social Protection Department, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Plenary Panel Discussion: Navigating Change:
Shaping the Future of Social Protection in Asia and the Pacific 

Michael Samson

Research Director, Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI)

Session 5A: Leveraging Digital Payment Systems for Social Assistance

Stephanie Diepeveen

Senior Research Fellow (Digital) Overseas Development Institute (ODI) 

Session 5B: Connecting Evidence and Policy:
The Role of Monitoring and Evaluation in Social Protection

Noam Angrist

Senior Fellow, Oxford University and Founder, Youth Impact 

Tara Marwah

Policy and Project Development Manager, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

David Abbott

Manager, Data Analysis and Dissemination, Statistics for Development Division, Pacific Community (SPC)

Andrea Rossi

Regional Adviser Social Policy and Economic Analysis Section- East Asia and Pacific, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Session 5C: Digital Social Protection – Whole-of-Government Approach
for Social Protection Systems

Naveed Akbar

Director General, Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and Program Director, Integrated Social Protection Development Program, Pakistan

Kiran Anandampillai

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, iDrishti and Advisor (Technology), National Health Authority, India

Anahit Parzyan

Director, Nork Technology Center for Social Services, Armenia  

Anita Mittal

Lead, Digital Convergence Initiative, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) )

Session 6B: Development of Inclusive Care and Support Systems Across the Life Cycle 

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Social Protection, Disability, and the Vulnerable, - Ministry of Internal Affairs, Tonga 

Nantanoot Suwannawut

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Thailand

Lauren Whitehead

Social Protection and Gender Lead, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Laura Addati

Policy Specialist, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Session 6C: Novel Data Sources for Identification and Targeting in Social Protection 

Bernadette Balamban

Chief Statistical Specialist, Philippine Statistics Authority, Philippines 

Khaled Hasan

Joint Secretary, Cabinet Division Bangladesh 

Session 6D: Child Sensitive Social Protection 

Gemma B. Gabuya

Director, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippines 

Jessica Owens

Regional Advisor - Social PolicyUnited Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF),
South Asia