7-8 September I Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center I Washington D.C.
Interview with Brian Kelly, Head of Community Stabilization Unit, International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Brian Kelly spoke about outcomes from the panel on cash-based programmes for disaster relief. The benefits of cash-transfers are widely recognised, as such questions about due diligence, data protection and compliance were addressed. One of the biggest takeaways was the "fear of cash", which relates to the uncertainty that exists about how cash is it being spent and how to monitor it. Yet, there is no evidence case that cash is more risky than in-kind contributions
Global Disaster Relief Summit gathered over 300 senior decision-makers from UN and government agencies, Red Cross, NGOs, military, donors, foundations, research institutes and the private sector actors involved with delivering aid relief and resilience programmes with an aim to address challenges related to enabling quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes.
The 70+ expert speaker panel shared valuable insights, lead thought provoking discussions and lively exchange of views on a range of vital topics including emergency procurement strategy, data & ICT, humanitarian logistics, disaster response management, health resilience, emergency health & WASH and financing of disaster relief.
As an organisation, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) strives to be a catalyst of cross-sector collaboration and innovation by bringing together all stakeholders from government, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector at the various AIDF Summits.
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