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1st Day: March 27, 2017 (Monday)

1:00 PM - Accreditation


National anthem

- Zenaldo Coutinho, Mayor of Belém 
- Célia Regina das Neves Favacho, Women Coordinator of the National Commission for the Strengthening of Extractive Reserves and Traditional Coastal and Marine Extractivist Peoples - CONFREM and representative of the National Council of Traditional Peoples and Communities 
Representative of invited countries 
- Christof Kersting, Director of the German International Cooperation Agency  for the programme 'Global Alliances for Social Protection' do Programa Alianças Globais para a Proteção Social da Agência Alemã de Cooperação Internacional – GIZ 
- Marlova Jovchelovitch Noleto, Director of the Programmatic Area of the UNESCO Representation in Brazil
- Representative of the World Bank 
- Simão Jatene, Governor of Pará 
- Osmar Terra, Minister of Social and Agrarian Development 

3:55 PM – Coffee Break

4:15 PM - SESSION 1: The social and environmental challenges of the Amazon

The Pan-Amazon region is a territory of several challenges. The social development of the region demands the discussion of challenges related to sustainability, equality, guarantee of rights and social protection.

  1. The Sustainable Development Objectives (ODS) and the Amazon

Haroldo de Oliveira Machado Filho, UNDP Sustainable Development Specialist - United Nations Development Program 

  1. Inclusive Social Development with focus to rights in the countries of the Amazon

Laís Abramo, Director of Social Development of ECLAC - Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean 

  1. The social protection agenda for the Amazon

Maria do Carmo Brant de Carvalho, National Secretary of Social Assistance of Brazil 


2nd Day: March 28, 2017 (Tuesday) 

9:00 AM - SESSION 2.1: Lecture "Food and Nutrition Security in the Amazon"

The goal is to present the current situation of food and nutritional security in the Amazon, based on evaluative research on this theme and specificities of local populations, as well as to highlight the advances, challenges and ways to build food and nutritional sovereignty and security status in this region.

Ana Maria Segall Corrêa, PhD in collective health, free teacher and alternate member of the National Council for Food and Nutrition Security (CONSEA) 


9:45 AM - Coffee Break

10:05 AM - SESSION 2.2: Round Table "Promotion of productive activities and sustainability in the Amazon

Access to income and the guarantee of the human right to adequate food in the Amazon region present advances and challenges for the countries of the region in the provision of public policies for productive inclusion, access to drinking water, access to credit and technical assistance. New social technologies are presented by countries in the construction of strategies to foster productive activities in search for sustainable development of the Amazon population.

  1. Peru: Food Security Strategy 
  2. Ecuador: Socio Bosque Program 
  3. Brazil: Access to water

Francisco Fujita de Castro Mello, Director of Promotion of Production and Productive Structuring of the National Secretariat of Food and Nutrition Security 

Moderator: GIZ


12:00 – Lunch

2:00 PM - SESSION 2.3: Lecture "The challenges of the offer of social policies in the Amazon"

The specificities of the Amazon factor have important consequences for the formulation and implementation of public policies in the region. The diversity of the population, the shortage in the territory, the various forms of organization of economic and social life and the challenges of mobility in the territories require the State to pay attention to characteristics that must be considered in the construction of public services and in the guarantee of fundamental rights.

Heitor Pinheiro, Coordinator of the Pará Social Program 


2:45 PM - Coffee Break

3h05 PM - SESSION 2.4: Round table "Institutional arrangements for the provision of social assistance services and income transfer in the Amazon context"

The socio-territorial and geographic diversities of the region present challenges to the public power to provide socio-welfare services and income transfer. Amazonian countries will present their strategies to meet the logistical and infrastructure challenges for the organization of social protection provisions in the Amazon.

  1. Peru: Itinerant Platforms for Social Action (PIAS) 
  2. Colombia: Articulation with the health, education and finance sectors to implement programs More Families in Action and Youth in Action in the Colombian Amazon 

Julián Torres, Director of Monetary Transfers of Social Prosperity.

  1. Brazil: Integration between services and benefits of the Unique Social Assistance System 

Renata Aparecida Ferreira, Director of Basic Social Protection of the National Secretariat of Social Assistance 

Moderator: Ana Rojas Acosta, Professor of UNIFESP, postdoctoral fellow in social policies. 


4:50 PM - Mobilization against Aedes (10 '')

Patrícia Alencar, journalist. 

3rd Day: March 29, 2017 (Wednesday)

9:00 AM - SESSION 3.1: Lecture "The challenges of Amazonian traditional peoples and communities to access public policies"

The guarantee of rights of traditional peoples and communities requires not only an understanding of their diversity and dialogue but, above all, their legal and political recognition as subjects of rights. It is essential to carry out a process of dissemination of information, which makes possible the decision making and the prior and free consultation as recommended in Convention 169 of the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Joaquim Correa de Souza Belo, President of the National Council of Extractive Populations 


9:45 AM - Coffee Break

10:05 AM - SESSION 3.2: Round Table "Institutional Channels of Dialogues with Amazonian Populations"

The importance of listening and dialogue with civil society and users of public policies is part of the public policy cycle. Countries will present advances and challenges in promoting mechanisms and forms of social participation as forums for dialogue, councils, conferences, ombudsmen, hearings and public consultations.

  1. Guiana 
  2. Ecuador 
  3. Brazil: Célia Regina das Neves Favacho, Women Coordinator of the National Commission for the Strengthening of Extractive Reserves and Traditional Coastal and Marine Extractivist Peoples - CONFREM and representative of the National Council of Traditional Peoples and Communities 

Moderator: Cesar Augusto de las Casas, Executive Director of ACTO. 


12:00 – Lunch

2:00 PM - SESSION 3.3: Lecture "The profile of Poverty in the Amazon"

The objective of this session is to present the evolution of the levels of poverty and extreme poverty in the Amazon, its relation with the income transfer, demographic changes, modes of production and access to public services, as well as to point out ways for public policies for he reduction of poverty in the region.

Fernando Gaiger, IPEA / IPC Researcher 


2:45 PM - Coffee Break

3h05 PM - SESSION 3.4: Round table on "Challenges and solutions for the registering for access to social protection services and benefits in the Amazon context"

The strategies for identifying and registering the beneficiaries of social services and benefits in the Amazon region are a challenge for the Amazonian countries. In addition to logistical and geographical challenges for registration, countries must take into account the specificities of traditional peoples and communities in their forms and service models. Flows and articulations needed to carry out and review the Registry are part of the challenges of all countries in the cycle and the operationality of the services and benefits of Social Protection in the region. The experiences of three countries in the region express the advances and challenges to register, update the information and identify the traditional peoples and communities for the elaboration and selection of public policies.

  1. Peru: Household Targeting System
  2. Colombia: Territorial focusing as a tool for social inclusion

Carolina Queruz, Head of the Office for Planning of the Social Prosperity. 

  1. Brazil: Single Register of Social Programs 

Tiago Falcão, National Secretary of Citizenship Income 

Moderator: Maria Concepción Steta Gandara, Senior Social Policy Specialist at the World Bank 

Debate (30 min)


Leonardo Prudente, Assistant SNAS


4th Day: March 30, 2017 (Thursday) 

Brazilian participants must attend Programme A.

The representatives of the invited countries should be divided in order to attend all three programs simultaneously.

Program A – Event

9:00 AM - SESSION 4.1: Panel "Socio-environmental and productive inclusion"

Socio-environmental inclusion meets the dual challenge of environment and social protection of families, especially in erms of access to income. This panel will present relevant experiences, such as the POlicy of Minimum Price for the Socio-biodiversity, the Green Grant program (transfer of income to poor families in environmental conservation areas), extractive technical assistance and extractive cooperativism.

  1. Leonardo Marques Pacheco, Project Manager of the Department of Extractivism of the Ministry of the Environment 
  2. Sebastião Nascimento de Aquino, Director of CooperAcre
  3. Alcilene Cardoso, Regional Coordinator of the Baixo Amazonas Region of the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) 


10:35 AM - Coffee Break

10:55 AM - SESSION 4.2: Panel "Protection of Children and Adolescents in the Amazon"

This section will present successful experiences and practices for the protection of children and adolescents, in Brazil and other Amazonian countries, with emphasis on child labor, trafficking, sexual exploitation, street situation and other violations of rights in the context of works and big events.

  1. Claudia Vidigal, National Secretary for the Promotion of Rights of Children and Adolescents 
  2. Elena Montobbio, coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Regional Project on the Prevention and Eradication of Child Labor 


12:05 - Lunch

2:00 PM - SESSION 4.3: Panel "Social Protection for Foreigners: Refugees, Immigrants and Binationals".

This session will present and discuss the problems faced by foreigners for the realization of the right of access to social protection policies in the Amazonian territory, especially in the border regions.

  1. Luis Aragon, Professor UNILA 
  2. Gustavo Frota Simões, Professor of International Law at UFRR 


3:10 PM - Coffee Break

3:30 PM - SESSION 4.4: Panel "Innovation in Socio-territorial Diagnostic and Monitoring in the Amazon"

The following indicators monitoring initiatives will be presented: Census of the Unique System of Social Assistance, Social Progress Index (IPS) of the Amazon Region and the UNICEF Approved Municipal Seal.

  1. Beto Veríssimo, Senior researcher and co-founder of Imazon - Institute of Man and Environment of the Amazon 
  2. Fabio Morais, Head of the UNICEF Office in Belém (
  3. Luís Otávio Pires, Director of Management of the Unique System of Social Assistance 


Program B: Social Assistance and Income Transfer - Field Visit

8:00 AM - Departure to “Estação das Docas”

8:20 AM - Arrival, greetings to the Navy team

8:30 AM – Guided visit to Pará Auxiliary Ship

9:00 AM - Interview with mobile teams: Kewin Pyles (Municipal Secretary of Social Assistance of Muaná)  and Ana D’Ávila (Technician of the mobile team of Manicoré) 

Moderator: Renata Ferreira

10:00 AM - Presentation on Social Assistance boats

10:30 AM - Boat trip to Outeiro

11:50 AM - Arrival at the restaurant, lunch

1:50 PM – Departure to CRAS Outeiro

2:00 PM - Guided visit to the CRAS, followed by an interview with CRAS staff on basic social protection services, territory management and Single Registry

Moderator: Renata Ferreira

4:00 PM - Return to the hotel

6:00 PM - Arrival at the hotel

Program C: Food and Nutritional Security – Field visit

7:50 AM - Departure to the quilombola community Menino Jesus

9:30 AM - Arrival, greetings to the local community

9:40 AM - Interview with the community

Moderator: Kátia Favilla

11h AM - Visit to local cisterns

Moderator: Francisco Fujita

11:30 AM - Departure to restaurant

11h45 AM - Arrival at restaurart, lunch

1:30 PM - Departure to visit rural producers link to the Food Acquisition Programme

2:00 PM – Guided visit and interview with local producers

Moderator: Francisco Fujita

15:50 PM - Return through ferry boat

6:00 PM - Arrival at the hotel

­5th Day: March 31, 2017 (Friday)

9:00 AM - Exchange of experience among delegations about experiences visited and other contents

10:00 AM - Evaluation of the meeting / Proposal of agendas, themes and commitments for the next Pan-Amazonian Seminar on Social Protection

10:20 AM - Coffee Break

10:40 AM - CLOSING TABLE: Commitments for the future of social protection in the Amazon

  1. Maria Concepcion Steta Gandara, Social Protection Specialist at the World Bank 
  2. Maria do Carmo Brant de Carvalho, National Secretary of Social Assistance 
  3. Representative of the country to host the next Seminar
  4. Alberto Beltrame

11h40 - Signature of the "BELÉM CHARTER FOR SOCIAL PROTECTION IN THE AMAZON" panel + photos