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Humanitarian Cash Transfer Programming Symposium – Cash based responses in North-eastern Nigeria: harmonising CTP approaches, sharing learning and cash transfer mechanisms experiences

13 April 2016

With the increasing use of cash based responses in NE Nigeria the humanitarian organisations identified the need to share the knowledge and experiences that exist to date. The Humanitarian Cash Transfer Symposium was a structured workshop for humanitarian organisations to share experiences, learnings, and to harmonise and agree on joint recommendations to move forward with some of the strategic and
operational challenges of implementing cash based responses in North-eastern Nigeria. This event was organised by FAO on behalf of humanitarian organisations using cash transfers or vouchers responses
across one or more sectors. This event was funded jointly by FAO and OCHA.

The 2-day Humanitarian CTP Symposium was facilitated by the Cash Cap team seconded by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) NORCAP to FAO in Nigeria to provide technical and strategic support to the Food Security Working Group (FSWG) and to the Cash Working Group (CWG). The two-person Cash Cap team were deployed for 3 months and the facilitation of this Symposium was one of their outputs. They had extensive consultations with all the humanitarian actors in the month before the event to prepare and define the agenda that was designed according to the feedback received. The consultation feedback summary document is included as an annex to this report.