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there is the thank you very much for inviting norway to participate on
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this panel on a donor perspective it's uh i would like to
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start by saying a few words that have no way as a donor
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a function somehow our our me a humanitarian assistance is uh
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administered because that is also relevant to how we actually work to promote an increase in the use of a catch
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no way has for a long time in large contributor of funds
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to humanitarian assistance both in relative and absolute to terms
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all of our humanitarian funding is actually managed by the section for you make an issue here is in the ministry
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of foreign affairs and all slow consisting of less than twenty people for all humanitarian policy and or one management
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for a budget of around five point three billion reason for an
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area approximately six seven thirty million us dollars that this year
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uh and that means that uh the capacity t. actually i'm
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a programmer sells a is very limited around thirty percent
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of the fans are provided as on the hardcore softly earmarked as for the definitions in the grand bargain process
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in addition fans that are earmarked for control level operations of un organisations the i series c.
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or or the partner is r. s. will not your marks for a specific project
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and none of her fans for operational uh assistance are earmarked according to modality that
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is a decision it's laughter partners when they develop and implement their programs
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uh i should also mention that our humanitarian policy dates back to you two
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thousand eighty thousand two thousand nine and does not reflect them cash
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we thus have no policy as such on cash so we have had no policy
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uh and little specific compton so capacity within our own system but we have recently of the past six months
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started work more systematically on the issue is so why does no way
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feel that to scale up of cash in germany kind assistance
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is needed and how can i don't know like us for most uh that issue in our own assistance and with our partners
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in this time of increasing humanitarian needs an an increased gap between needs and available resources uh
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we need to find new and innovative and more efficient and effective ways of responding
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we also see that providing posted by providing cash instead of watchers are in kind assistance
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then fisheries are empowered they can make their own choices based on what
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they actually need rather than based on an organisations mandate and assessment
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does we see that the potential impact if you make your insistence could be great and this has been discussed a lot today
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uh i will not go further into the evidence as we the heard
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much about it suffice it to say that within our ministry
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the kayak case for cash has now been made at least officially
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uh in the humanitarian section and at the highest level
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and we are now working to integrate if she interest humanitarian
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systems including by inform your own stuff working on this
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uh norway stands firmly behind our commitment in the grand bargain process
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to increase the use of cash and humanitarian response than we
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do think it is impressive to see how the humanitarian agencies a scale up the use of cash over the past year
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we do however believe that much more needs to be done about the
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potential for change is much greater than we have seen so far
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as others we see that an increase use of unconditional multipurpose cash has the potential to
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significantly change the way the humanitarian system works as cash cuts across sectors and mandate
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and this will no doubt be difficult and challenging for many of us but we do believe that
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it is necessary to change your ways and we see cash as a potential catalyst for change
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but i would however like to underline again as many other says that the cash in itself is not an end
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cash is the tool alongside batteries in kind assistance and service delivery
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but it is a tool we believe can be scaled up to achieve better and more efficient assistance to those in need
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so how can no way encourage some incentive both increased use of cash when we
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do not implement any programs ourselves and we do not earmarked according to modality
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we have already started to include the issue of cash in our dialogue with humanitarian partners
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including un organisations the ice or see and talk to our norwegian and your partners
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cash has this year the in on the agenda of all our annual bilateral meetings with partners
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and we have emphasise the catch shall always be considered
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alongside other modalities independent of sector or target group
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and in time considerations regarding the use of cash should be included all project proposals and reports
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as we move ahead we'll look at how we can promote a
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routine consideration of cash as a first o. d. fold mentality
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uh there by shifting the burden of proof to the other side asking
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the question but we all know by now if not catch why
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i know we have heard today that uh this should not be the question today requesting now should be hard to the cash
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but still we see that um well this might be true amongst the
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most of us here it is not true for everybody uh still
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uh again this is not to say that cash is always the best or the right option but uh it's
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grounded in our assessment the cash could be used too much larger scale them today it really considered
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together with the norwegian agency for international development nor out we
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have carried out the qualitative assessment the most norwegian angelos
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uh and the results of this does not give us a proper baseline
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but it has contributed to a better understanding of the current situation
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the number and volume of norwegians humanitarian actors using cash
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based assistance has increased over the past few years
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moreover there seems to be a shift from conditional cash
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about trees towards more unconditional multipurpose cash assistance
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however norwegian n. g. o.s in general can often said to be
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at the forefront of the issue with some significant exceptions
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uh and i can tell you that we had one large um a and g. o. that recently submitted a project proposal
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that did not mention cash at all and we asked uh uh why am i said it's not relevant for us
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and with that then you have to really explain why this is that
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relevant but it still happens so there are still doubts out there
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um in which an means different affairs will continue to strengthen
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our own competence like to pass that the on catch
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but given the way we have organised a humanitarian systems we will never be able to
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have stuff that are devoted only to this issue with that in our own system
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so we therefore need to lie and get partners not or cooperate with both agencies and other states
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and to develop checklist and messages that that can be used across the board
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within our ministry our embassies and our missions like here in geneva
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as you heard from emily in the previous session no way has taken upon its uh itself the role of
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call the it afterwards streamline cash within the good humans dear and ownership initiative together with the u. k.
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and i want repeat what that what am i said in the previous session just to mention that through the word in the
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g. h. d. we can gather and share experiences and learning
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on cost within the forty two member group of donors
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and possibly coordinates some common messages or checklist that are easy to use
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building on each other is experiencing capacity to better promote change
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we are currently conducting a survey amongst all members of the uh
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th th you identify what opportunities and challenges this wider
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group of donor is c. and work with partners to find i'm serious and ways forward based on that survey
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um as we read earlier today there are still doubts out there
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and we have to address them and this as i'm eighteen
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mentioned is a diverse group of of the only so we uh and many of them are not members of the groundbreaking
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so we think there is great potential to outreach which amongst this group of doughnuts
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uh and as part of our own efforts to implement the grand bargain
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and within the within the group a good schumann terry and ownership
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no way will look specifically at how donors can coordinate factory
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to incentive voice and promote to scale up of cash
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we have for example taken an issue initiative to look at to collect all recommendations that have been made for
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donors to have a more comprehensive view of what donors to d. and make it easily accessible for donors
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we would also be willing to provide to to
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consider providing earmarked funding for a cash program
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in the specific context uh in order to test models and a new ways of working
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we do you think that uh we do see that your approach is already being uh
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tried out and we need to continue exploring and build on that's correct is it
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and we expect agencies and our partners to work better together to
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exploit the potential benefits of a scale up of couch
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and this includes an expectation that the question of how cash would fit
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into the coronation system should be sold as a matter of priority
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and we're discussing with all other donors how we could work together to ensure that there is progress on this issue
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without necessarily taking intern position um if you should
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take the overall responsibility for coronation off couch
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finally to use some of 'em i believe that my main message today
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is that even though donors let us on the panel here today
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working quite different ways the importance of scaling up cash them in particular
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multipurpose cash is widely recognised the most owners and increasingly so
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and our partners should be quite aware of this and of our expectation
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to see we'll change in how a humanitarian assistance is delivered
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and we expect better collaboration the most agencies across mandates and
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sectors with the aim of achieving efficiencies and after impact
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it remains to be seen exactly how this will play out and it is
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important that processes that are well informed them based on real evidence
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equally don't this should all be willing to consider changing our ways to choose such change
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and i would be very interested in hearing ideas and recommendations directed at us
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as i said don't as much across the issue from different angles with different weighting capacities
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but i do believe that we all share common object a a common objective for the fans but we

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Conference program

Opening
Nigel Timmins, Humanitarian Director, Oxfam International and Chair of CaLP Board
28 June 2017 · 9:09 a.m.
Formal Welcome
Manuel Bessler, Assistant Director General and Head of Humanitarian Aid Department, SDC
28 June 2017 · 9:48 a.m.
Looking to the future : Panel introduction
Christina Bennett, Head of the Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI
28 June 2017 · 9:56 a.m.
Looking to the future: Social Cash Transfer in Response to Ebola in Liberia
Gabriel Fernandez, National Social Protection Coordinator, Liberian Government
28 June 2017 · 9:56 a.m.
Looking to the future : MasterCard perspective
Ian Taylor, Vice President, Business Development, Government & Public Sector, MasterCard
28 June 2017 · 10:12 a.m.
Looking to the future : International Relations perspective
Jennifer Welsh, Professor and Chair in International Relations, European University Institute and Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College, University of Oxford
28 June 2017 · 10:30 a.m.
Q&A - Looking to the future
Panel
28 June 2017 · 10:37 a.m.
Operational Modalities : Panel introduction
Ben Parker, Senior Editor, IRIN
28 June 2017 · 11:08 a.m.
Operational Modalities : Sri Lanka experience
Sithamparapillai Amalanathan, Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri Lanka
28 June 2017 · 11:10 a.m.
Operational Modalities : Turkish experience
Orhan Hac?mehmet and Jonathan Campbell, Resp: Coordinator Of Kizilaykart Cash Based Assistance Programmes, Turkish Red Crescent - Deputy Country Director, WFP, Turkey
28 June 2017 · 11:21 a.m.
Operational Modalities : Zimbabwe experience
Abel. S. Whande, Team Leader, Cash Transfer Program, Care International in Zimbabwe
28 June 2017 · 11:36 a.m.
Operational Modalities : UNHCR experience
Waheed Lor-Mehdiabadi, Chief of Cash-Based Interventions, UNHCR
28 June 2017 · 11:45 a.m.
Q&A - Operational Modalities
Panel
28 June 2017 · 12:01 p.m.
Scaling Up Cash In East Africa : Panel introduction
Christina Bennett, Head of the Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI
28 June 2017 · 1:32 p.m.
Scaling up Cash in East Africa: Nisar Majid
Nisar Majid, Independent Researcher, Consultant and Visiting Fellow, Feinstein International Centre, Tufts University
28 June 2017 · 1:32 p.m.
Scaling Up Cash In East Africa : ADESO perspective
Deqa Saleh, Cash and Social Protection Advisor, ADESO
28 June 2017 · 1:46 p.m.
Scaling Up Cash In East Africa : WFP perspective
Ernesto Gonzalez, Regional Advisor for cash-based programmes, WFP Bureau for Central and Eastern Africa
28 June 2017 · 1:52 p.m.
Scaling Up Cash In East Africa : Relief International perspective
Alex Gray, Global Humanitarian Director for Relief International
28 June 2017 · 1:58 p.m.
Cash Barometer and community perspectives of CTP in Afghanistan
Elias Sagmiester, Programme Manager, Ground Truth Solutions
28 June 2017 · 2:35 p.m.
First long-term trial of a Universal Basic Income, Kenya
Joanna Macrae, Director, European Partnerships, GiveDirectly
28 June 2017 · 2:44 p.m.
Changing from a pipeline to a platform
Paula Gil Baizan, Global Humanitarian Director Cash-Based Programming, World Vision International
28 June 2017 · 2:51 p.m.
Grand Bargain and GHD cash work streams
Emily Henderson, Humanitarian Adviser, DFID
28 June 2017 · 3:02 p.m.
Donor Perspectives : Panel introduction
Thabani Maphosa, Vice President for Food Assistance, World Vision International, World Vision US
28 June 2017 · 3:39 p.m.
Donor Perspectives : ECHO vision
Androulla Kaminara, Director, DG ECHO
28 June 2017 · 3:42 p.m.
Donor Perspectives : Office of Policy and Resources Planning's vision
Paula Reed Lynch, Director, Office of Policy and Resources Planning, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
28 June 2017 · 3:49 p.m.
Donor Perspectives : Norway vision
Ingunn Vatne, Minister Counsellor and Head of the Humanitarian team, Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva
28 June 2017 · 3:58 p.m.
Donor Perspectives : DFID vision
Patrick Saez, Senior Adviser, Humanitarian Policy and Partnerships, DFID, UK
28 June 2017 · 4:08 p.m.
Donor Perspectives : Centre for Global Development vision
Jeremy Konyndyk, Senior Policy Fellow, Centre for Global Development
28 June 2017 · 4:22 p.m.
Q&A - Donor Perspectives
Panel
28 June 2017 · 4:39 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Alex Jacobs, Director, CaLP
28 June 2017 · 5:27 p.m.