Family Focused Social Protection (FFSP)

Topic :Policy
Time: Nov 14, 2017

In collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), this project looks into strengthening social protection for families in the Arab region. By examining the challenges and opportunities in strengthening family focused social protection, this project aims to contribute and promote a family perspective in social protection systems.



  • Neil Gilbert, PhD, Chernin Professor of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, USA;
  • Anis Ben Brik, PhD, Director, Family Policy, Department, Doha International Family Institute;
  • Gisela Nauk, Chief of the Inclusive, Social Development Section, Social Development Division, ESCWA;
  • Zuzana Vuova, Associate Social Affairs Officer, ESCWA;
  • Liudmila Batura, Social Policy Officer, Inclusive Social Development Section, Social Development Division, ESCWA;
  • Heba Al Fara, MA, Family Policy Officer, Family Policy Department, Doha International Family Institute.
Research Grant

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) has launched the OSRA research grant in its sixth cycle which is a research grant on Arab families and family policy related issues.

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