Dialogue series: Session 12 – Colombia

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Interoperable Systems of Colombia for Adaptive Social Protection

The session will offer simultaneous interpretation (Spanish and French)

Talking interoperability is a dialogue series being convened by the Digital Convergence Initiative (DCI) to facilitate in-depth technical conversations around designing for interoperability in the social protection sector. By bringing together digital social protection and technology experts from government agencies, software vendors, system integrators and international organizations, it aims promote peer-based learning and problem solving through:

  • sharing the technical nitty-gritty of how agencies have designed their social protection information systems for interoperability
  • understanding how agencies have tackled the major challenges to interoperability
  • brainstorming potential solutions to remaining bottlenecks

The 12th Talking Interoperability webinar will present the social protection system of Colombia highlighting the journey on setting up shock-responsive social protection systems leveraging technology and interoperability to build systems which are dynamic, flexible, and trusted like the Households Social Registry (HSR).

The HSR exemplifies interoperability on the ground, combining data from 28 administrative databases from national level and 1.860 administrative databases from territorial level, summing up to information on 55 million people which translates into almost 100% coverage of the Colombian population.


German David Briceño Villalobos, Subdirector de pobreza y focalización, Dirección de Desarrollo Social, Departamento Nacional de Planeación, Colombia


Silété Devo, Director General, Agence Nationale d’Identification (ANID), Togo

Aarushi Gupta, Research Manager, Digital Futures Lab

Opening Remarks:

Rim Nour, Technical Expert in Social Transfers, ILO

Closing Remarks: 

Lena Blind, Junior Advisor for Digital Social Protection, GIZ


Matteo Morgandi, Co-Global Lead for Labor and Skills, World Bank

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