IrisGuard on future of humanitarian cash programming

IrisGuard on future of humanitarian cash programming
IrisGuard on future of humanitarian cash programming

We were thrilled to engage in research produced by CALP NETWORK, which focused on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the delivery of humanitarian aid. Particularly changes in delivering CVA, how partnerships and operations between humanitarian actors, Governments and Service Providers adapted to the need to support more people in need & the digital tools and innovations utilised to expand programming mechanisms, whilst needing to manage data responsibility and protection.

We joined a strong panel of experts during a live webinar organised by CALP on the 19th April including Give Directly, GSMA, NRC Norway and Catholic Relief Services, to share what lessons we’ve learned over the past couple of years enabling humanitarian aid delivery in some of the world’s most challenging countries and the future of remote programming.

IrisGuard’s Simon Reed talked about the importance of preparedness, building partnerships and utilising innovation with one main goal, providing a targeted and verified CVA Platform for fast and dignified assistance delivery. He highlighted a few key points:

- 30% growth in cash-based schemes has directly increased digital inclusion
- Preparedness and having a well-developed contractual framework with FSPs have a direct impact on the delivery of cash assistance, particularly in an emergency
- Ensuring the distribution system is fit for purpose and adaptable at the same time to allow for extended reach through different service points

Thank you to the CALP team for a well organised webinar and the opportunity to hear from the audience. If you missed it, you can listen on demand