LACRP Social Inclusion Summit

October 22, 2024
09:00 - 09:20
09:20 - 10:00
Social and gender inclusion as part of the solution
Social inclusion poses a significant challenge for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, rooted deeply in structural and historical factors. High levels of poverty, persistent inequality, and widespread informality persist throughout individuals' life cycles and are transmitted across generations. Moreover, certain socio-demographic groups are particularly left behind. Adopting a lifecycle and comprehensive whole-of-government approach that not only considers the socioeconomic characteristics of various stakeholders is essential for well-designed social policies. Empowering women and revisiting productive inclusion are crucial steps to promote both social and gender inclusion, ultimately breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty and reduce inequality. This integrated approach can also foster mutually reinforcing dynamics between economic growth and social inclusion.
10:00 - 10:40
Boosting social mobility through Education and Skills
In Latin America and the Caribbean, disparities in educational outcomes pose a significant barrier to social mobility. Recent PISA results from the region reveal stark differences in student performance, highlighting both the urgency and potential for reform. These disparities often reflect broader socioeconomic inequalities and addressing them is crucial for ensuring that education serves as a true driver for equality. Gender disparities further complicate the landscape, with varying access and outcomes for boys and girls, and strong segregation in career choices. Girls tend to choose careers with fewer opportunities and lower salaries in the labor market. This suggests a need for targeted strategies to ensure gender equity in educational opportunities. By focusing on these issues, efforts can be made to create a more inclusive and effective educational system that equips all young people with the skills necessary to achieve social mobility and more equitable and just societies.
11:00 - 11:40
Formalisation and empowering of the Grassroots Economy
11:40 - 12:20
Quality jobs for the largest youth generation leveraging the digital and green transitions
12:20 - 12:40
14:00 - 15:15
Ministerial Session I: Addressing barriers to social mobility: Education and skills, gender, and migration
15:30 - 16:45
Ministerial Session II: Empowering local communities and the grassroots economy: Innovative tools and new approaches
17:00 - 18:30
Ministerial Session III: Investing in social protection: Enhancing formalisation and achieving universal coverage