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High level meeting: The need for a humanitarian policy refresh

This meeting launches a collective process to refresh and renew our CVA-related policy commitments towards ensuring better assistance for crisis-affected populations globally.

15 June 2023

Zoom.

High level meeting: The need for a humanitarian policy refresh

Please note, registration for this event has now closed.

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If you have any questions regarding your attendance at the event, please contact Rose Smith rose.smith@calpnetwork.org

While the use of cash as part of humanitarian response has grown significantly in the last seven years, recent research shows that much more is required. A new collective vision, along with renewed commitments, are essential to driving forward the development of cash and voucher assistance as a key means of achieving more people-centred and effective aid.

Join us for the launch of a collaborative process to refresh and renew our policy commitments towards ensuring better assistance for crisis-affected populations globally. 

The meeting takes place on 15 June at 1 pm UTC for 1 hour and will be conducted in English, with simultaneous interpretation available in Arabic, French and Spanish. 

Spaces are limited to two senior representatives (e.g. CEO, Humanitarian Director, etc.) per organisation.

Agenda and Speakers

Welcome and overview

Karen Peachey, Director of CALP

Being on the receiving end of CVA

Innocent Tshilombo, speaking as someone with lived experience of receiving cash and voucher assistance

What the Evidence Says

Karen Peachey, Director of CALP

The Need for New Policy Commitments: Why we Need to Act

Sarah Charles, Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance

CVA and Locally Led Response

Smruti Patel, Director of Global Mentoring Initiative and co-lead of the Global Locally Led Response and CVA Working Group

The Need for New policy commitments: Why it Matters and Linkages with other Agendas

Michael Kohler, Deputy Director General, DG ECHO

Making new commitments: The next steps

Kate Hart, Head of Policy Evidence and Learning

Participants reflections

Closing remarks from a young leader

Nabeh Allaham, Regional Cash and Voucher Assistance Thematic Lead, MENA, IFRC

Access the agenda in PDF format, or if you have any further question please refer to the FAQ document.

 

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