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okay that's a big uh that the big ask uh i'm gonna focus on the second question
which was around the context for humanitarian work and i agreed with the organisers
that i would mostly focused on the political context now given that i'm already eating injure coffee break
um i'm gonna focus on two big political
uh factors and try to draw link
uh between those and work um that you do
and they both related things in twenty sixteen
which if you're anything like me you were very glad to see that back
and of twenty sixty um it was a terrible you're in many respects
and it ended with uh the siege of a laptop which for
me was one of the darkest periods uh in humanitarian work
and it also reflected the complete break down in cooperation among the great powers
with respect to conflict now why is that important um for you
well there's a few things about violent conflict which by the way conflict rice eighty per
cent of humanitarian me but i think it become clear over the last year
one that conflict but itself is spiking a internal conflict secondly
and i think this is important for your work
doom ration of conflict is longer today than it was two decades ago
and then i wanna pick up a point that was made earlier conflict
is increasingly urban we seem to recognise the nation of violent
and the blurring together of criminal violence and formal armed conflict
and lastly conflicts have increased in lethality forces billions
it's been an increase in civilian deaths and is you know
better than high it's increased in lethality for humanitarian workers
now if we think about those facts about conflict and we also consider the world bank's recent
uh findings the two billion of the world's people now live in countries
where developmental comes in particularly the sustainable development calls or negatively
affected by state fragility or conflict or violence we have at least
on the demand side for humanitarian action a very troubling landscape
by the year twenty thirty to share of the global for living in french on conflict
affected here as well which is staggering forty six percent up from seventy percent today
we've seen over the past years while she when made famine in many of the
countries that have been discussed this morning sell c. dan yan and somalia nigerian
so given these projections we need to think and reflect
a great deal on the the negative political context for resolving ah
those complex my second point and i'm trying to quickly can
it's a report that came out from freedom house it's twenty sixteen report
but the number of countries around the world it's are suffering
met declines in political right and separate and civil liberties
the number of countries worse are experiencing those declines now double the number that register
improvements so what am i think that democracy and how democracy is in decline
there's a new term that's a revision in my field that was unthinkable a
decade ago and that is democratic d. consolidation countries d. the market pricing
and ladies and gentlemen what's interesting about freedom house's report if that the in our fifth indicate that this decline in
the quality of democracies is no longer concentrated among the talker
seething dictatorships it's also impacting countries traditionally for each
no democratic consolidation d. consolidation happens in two ways one
if that phyllis is become disposed alternative political systems
and she institutional features of democracies like party systems become dysfunctional
that it also happens when there's a new rochelle of key norms and rules in democratic systems
and western liberal democracies have certainly lay to rest
any pretends to be leading by example in
light of the speed with which political leaders have latched onto nationalist and anti immigration matter
we've seen again in twenty sixteen collusion with the populace
temptation to plan nationalist and anti immigration rhetoric
and we've seen that blaming of international institutions for the problems the world faces
so we now have clinical opinion in many much
more liberal democracies become dakota minds between
those who favour the continuation of global rising
trends open borders dense networks of corporation
and those who want to return to more closed
and homogeneous and self sufficient national community
now get why does this matter for you the first yeah i think it flies in the face of demographic
that mentioning this morning of remittances the diversity insider societies which
flies in the face of these two will call developments
and secondly it flies in the face of technologies that facilitate people to people ties
including the fantastic developments in digital technology that
allow us to fee painted distant
uh i'm thinking of the virtual reality film that was shown at
the world economic forum about the young woman um in syria
so let me sum up i think the demand side for your work is increasing
but we have a theory worrying fed development on the supply side when
i think of those countries that have signed the grand market
there's retreating internationalism and defeat ism about promoting ambitious agendas
i saw this very clearly at the end of my time working for the united nations
we see declining budgets to to focus on domestic priorities but more warring we we see
a loss of well i disenchantment with past efforts to bring stability and protection
there's a reigning belief that the cost of action are simply too high
but there's almost no discussion of the cost of inaction what happens when we fail to our
no one silver lining 'cause i can't and on a on a dark no
is that what i see in my field in the field of protection
if that if disenchantment is retreating internationalism has actually fostered
a lot of support for notions of self protection
how do international actors hot outside actors to help civilians protect
themselves rather than try to protect them from the outside
how they more about how they engage in self protection what are
own self protection strategies and how can they be enhanced
by the work of outside parts i and i think that um that trend
if we're in line with the move towards the provision of cash

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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.