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Cash Week 2018: Networking, Learning, Visioning in London, United Kingdom

15 - 19 October 2018

The Cash Learning Partnership presents Cash Week 2018 - a series of events taking place in London to advance issues, reflect and prepare for the future of cash transfer programming. This week of events will provide opportunities for:

  • Networking and collaboration beyond the usual suspects, and an opportunity to hear from CaLP’s Technical Advisory Group and Board;
  • Learning more about some of the key topics in cash, advancing crucial debates around tracking cash and delivering digital payments responsibly;
  • Visioning the future of financial assistance to meet humanitarian needs.

Cash Week will build on progress since CaLP’s State of the World’s Cash report and the Grand Bargain Cash Workstream meetings.

Through a combination of public, member only and invite only workshops and discussions, Cash Week 2018 will provide a space to strengthen synergies between members, foster new connections, and collectively shape the future.

Registration is now closed. Visit our dedicated event page for all the latest resources from the week: http://www.cashlearning.org/what-we-do/cash-week-2018




These events are a combination of public, member only and invite only. Please check the event details before registering.

Monday 15/10/2018

12:45-17:00: Cash and Gender

Co-led with CARE, ActionAid, UN Women, and the Women's Refugee Commission

This half day event will bring together gender and cash experts to discuss priorities and next steps in ensuring gender is mainstreamed in cash transfer programming.

Open to: Space is limited. Click Register to express interest in attending. 

Location: Digital TV Group, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP

Tuesday 16/10/18

09:00-17:00: Celebrating digital cash in humanitarian response: where do we go from here?

Co-led with the Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) and Oxfam

A summative learning event for the ELAN, reviewing key milestones in digital cash since 2015, and a glimpse into the future of beneficiary-centred design.

Open to: NGOs, UN agencies, donors, private sector. Please note that due to space restrictions this event is invitation only. Please contact smurray@mercycorps.org if interested in attending. 

Location: The Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NJ

Can't make it to our event in person? 

Join our two panels tomorrow. Panel details and times below. 

Link for live streaming: www.livestream.technology 

Please note that if you join early, you may need to refresh your browser to active the live stream.

Live streaming schedule (GMT): 

Panel: Successes & lessons learned in digital humanitarian cash 
Louisa Seferis, Danish Refugee Council 
Lee Britton, Prepaid Financial Services 
Jo Burton, ICRC 
Moderator: Sophie Tholstrup, CaLP 

Panel: Focusing on the user experience in digital humanitarian cash 
Astrid de Valon, UNHCR 
Anna Kondakhchyan, Oxfam 
Kyla Reid, GSMA Ines 
Dalmau Gutsens, British Red Cross 
Moderator: Elias Sagmeister, Ground Truth Solutions

Wednesday 17/10/18

09:00-17:00: Tracking cash and vouchers workshop Part 2

Co-led with ECHO

Advance recommendations to develop standardized minimum requirements for tracking cash and vouchers, and draw linkages with the sub-workstream on Cost Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness.

Open to: Invitees from first workshop and the wider tracking cash working group. This event is invite only. 

Location: Save the Children UK, 1 St John’s Lane, London EC1M 4AR

17:30: Cash Happy Hour, Butcher's Hook and Cleaver.

Thursday 18/10/18

09:00-17:00: Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting

In their annual face to face meeting, CaLP’s TAG will discuss a range of issues including trends in financial assistance and their implications for cash programming, how to address the technical barriers to Multipurpose cash, and CaLP’s role at the nexus between humanitarian CTP and social protection.

Open to: TAG representatives. Invite only. 

Location: The Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NJ

18:00-19:30: The Future of Cash panel discussion

This event will bring together leading thinkers to explore what future scenarios for humanitarian assistance mean for the future of cash programming. We will build on the panels at the recent British Red Cross cash conference to discuss:

  • What progress are we making on the calls for better integration, collaboration and innovation highlighted in the State of the World’s cash report?
  • Looking ahead, how will future humanitarian scenarios and trends impact on the need and potential for financial assistance?
  • What instruments, approaches and partnerships can shape how we use financial assistance to best meet the needs of crisis-affected people?
  • What needs to change for actors currently working on cash programming to maximise these future opportunities?

The panel will be chaired by CaLP, and we are delighted to have the following speakers confirmed: Christina Bennett from ODI, Rahul Chandran from GAHI, Paula Gil Baizan, Independent and Paul Currion from Disberse.

Open to: All. 

Location: The Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NJ

Friday 19/10/18

09:00-12:00: NGOs and the Future of Cash

This workshop for NGOs will discuss the changing landscape of cash assistance and the place for NGOs within it. Together participants will address the following questions:

  • What are the current internal and external constraints to NGO engagement in cash assistance? What will emerging trends, evolving partnerships and new instruments mean for NGOs?
  • What role could CaLP play to help NGOs collectively envision, shape and navigate this future?

Open to: Senior leaders and operational decision-makers from CaLP’s NGO members. 

Location: The Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NJ

14:00-15:00: Meet the TAG (webinar)

Understand the role of the TAG in steering CaLP’s technical direction, and review the TAG’s progress since last year and their upcoming priorities.

Open to: All staff from CaLP’s members. 

Location: Virtual