OICSD Event: Informality and Social Protection in the Global South: Reflections from Indian Cities
Conveners: The Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development (OICSD) and the School of Geography and Environment (SoGE)
Speaker: Gautam Bhan, (Senior Lead, Academics and Research, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru)
This talk will think through what COVID-19 and the lockdowns - understood as joint events within a health and livelihood crisis - tell us about our enduring debates within urban practice on southern urbanisms, informality and social protection. It will think through what "relief" during and post COVID tell us about both the imagination and delivery of social protection in southern cities, using India as a place to think from. It will draw from three archives: the Government of Delhi's emergency hunger relief in Delhi, impact surveys undertaken with a domestic workers union, as well as a national assessment on state and non-state forms of relief during the lockdowns in India.
Registration link: https://bit.ly/3rI8Ljr