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Time

Session

08:30 

Registration and Coffee

09:00

Opening

Welcome comments from CaLP

Nigel Timmins, Humanitarian Director, Oxfam International and Chair of CaLP Board

09:15

Keynote Presentation

A vision for the potential for cash and how that can be realised to support people affected by crises. 

Androulla Kaminara, Director,  DG ECHO

09:45

Formal Welcome

Manuel Bessler, Assistant Director General and Head of Humanitarian Aid Department, SDC

09:50

Looking to the Future

Examining trends in the humanitarian sector in the next five years, and how these will affect cash transfer programming, from three perspectives: humanitarian, governmental and technological.

Introduction 

Jennifer Welsh, Professor and Chair in International Relations, European University Institute and Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College, University of Oxford.

Gabriel Fernandez, National Social Protection Coordinator, Liberian Government

Ian Taylor, Vice President, Business Development, Government & Public Sector, MasterCard

Chaired by: Christina Bennett, Head of the Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI

Q&A 

10:30

Break

11:00

Operational Modalities – Panel Discussion

Cash creates opportunities for delivering aid in different ways. These have the potential to reduce costs, drive innovation, strengthen linkages beyond aid and enhance coverage. They can also disrupt existing ways of working and challenge existing interests. This session will review a range of real-world experiences in order to inform future innovation.

Introduction 

Dr Sithamparapillai Amalanathan, Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri Lanka

Waheed Lor-Mehdiabadi, Chief of Cash-Based Interventions, UNHCR

Orhan Hacımehmet, Coordinator Of Kizilaykart Cash Based Assistance Programmes, Turkish Red Crescent and Jonathan Campbell, Deputy Country Director, WFP, Turkey

Abel. S. Whande, Team Leader, Cash Transfer Program, Care International in Zimbabwe

Chaired by Ben Parker, Senior Editor, IRIN

Q&A 

12:30

Lunch

Hub presenting services and products relevant to cash

13:30

Scaling Up Cash In East Africa  – Panel Discussion

This year, the UN declared that more than 20 million people face the threat of famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. This session will discuss practical opportunities and obstacles to scaling up the use of cash transfer programming in East Africa, with a focus on Somalia.

Introduction

Deqa Saleh, Cash and Social Protection Advisor, ADESO

Ernesto Gonzalez, Regional Advisor for cash-based programmes, WFP Bureau for Central and Eastern Africa

Alex Gray, Global Humanitarian Director for Relief International

Nisar Majid, Independent Researcher, Consultant and Visiting Fellow, Feinstein International Centre, Tufts University

Chaired by: Christina Bennett, Head of the Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI

Q&A

14:30

Significant updates

Introduction

Elias Sagmiester, Programme Manager, Ground Truth Solutions: Cash Barometer and community perspectives of CTP in Afghanistan

Joanna Macrae, Director, European Partnerships, GiveDirectly: First long-term trial of a Universal Basic Income, Kenya

Paula Gil Baizan, Global Humanitarian Director Cash-Based Programming, World Vision International: Changing from a pipeline to a platform

Emily Henderson, Humanitarian Adviser, DFID: Grand Bargain and GHD cash work-streams

15:00

Break

15:30

Donor Perspectives – Panel Discussion

Major donors have made substantial commitments to scale up the use of cash. They are putting them into practice in a variety of ways, with the aim of enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of aid. This session provides the opportunity to discuss different donors’ visions for cash over the coming years.

Introduction

Paula Reed Lynch, Director, Office of Policy and Resources Planning, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

Patrick Saez, Senior Adviser, Humanitarian Policy and Partnerships, DFID, UK

Ingunn Vatne, Minister Counsellor and Head of the Humanitarian team, Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva

Jeremy Konyndyk, Senior Policy Fellow, Centre for Global Development

Androulla Kaminara, Director,  DG ECHO

Chaired By Thabani Maphosa, Vice President for Food Assistance, World Vision International, World Vision US

Q&A

17:15

Closing Remarks

Alex Jacobs, Director, CaLP

17:30

Close

17:30

Networking reception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Who?

The Forum brought together the world's leading stakeholders working on cash transfer programming in humanitarian response, including governments, the UN, NGOs and the private sector.

For more information: Contact Rose Smith, CaLP Membership Officer: membership@cashlearning.org 

When was it?

28th June 2017

View a full recording of the day's events:

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Where?

Varembé Conference Centre (CCV), Genève

9-11 Rue de Varembé, Genève

 

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