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

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
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
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
28 June 2017 · 4:39 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Alex Jacobs, Director, CaLP
28 June 2017 · 5:27 p.m.

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