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Webinar recording: Using Technology for Cash Transfer Programming in an epidemic context -The Case of Ebola in Liberia & Sierra Leone’

On April 19th, the webinar Using Technology for Cash Transfer Programming in an epidemic context -The Case of Ebola in Liberia & Sierra Leone’ was conducted by CaLP.

During that webinar service providers, stakeholders in the Ebola Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) response shared their different experiences in term of challenges, technological solutions implemented, lessons learnt and impacts on the digital ecosystem.

Two different cases were explained. Eric Clarke from Cellcom, Liberia presented its e-transfer project implemented with Mercy Corps. First proper e-transfer of the Ebola response,.  Daniel Osei, from Splash in Sierra Leone, discussed a new smart-phone based application, developed for tracking payments made by agents and acknowledgment of receipt by beneficiaries. Offline application which responded to the need of the 38,414 households targeted by Food for Peace in Sierra Leone

In CTP implementation it is common to find service providers’ assessment as a weakness of the preparedness phase. To fill this gap, UNHCR developed the CDMAT tool, which was presented by Scott DiPretoro in that webinar. The CDMAT is intended for use at the response analysis stage of the programme cycle, to assess the range of cash delivery mechanisms available to determine whether or not cash is a viable programming option, as well as during the programme planning phase, when a more detailed assessment of the cash delivery option is required.

For more information, the presentation can be downloaded here.  Watch the webinar here:

                           

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