19 November 2020
IFRC, UNICEF, FCDO
It is recognised in the current response to COVID-19 that both social protection and humanitarian actors must work together in different ways across the ‘nexus’ depending on country context, and that one actor alone cannot and should not do it all.
To address the wide range of needs emanating from the pandemic, and particularly those of a socio-economic nature, the use of cash has been the response of choice for governments and humanitarian actors expanding their systems.
The webinar provided the opportunity for key donors to share their agency’s position and experiences on linking humanitarian cash with social protection, shed light on the volume of funds that have been provided for cash transfers in response to COVID-19, explain what guides decision-making to allocate funding to efforts on linking humanitarian cash with social protection, among others.
- Aileen O’Donovan, Irish Aid
- Doerte Bosse, DEVCO
- William Martin, USAID
- Heidi Carrubba, FCDO
Discussant: Lois Austin, KML Consultant
Moderator: Nupur Kukrety, UNICEF