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Tuesday, October 6 • 7:00am - 8:00am
RT 7 - Opportunities for strengthening the links between HCT and SP: Learning from COVID-19 responses

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The panel aimed to discuss the opportunities that have existed for humanitarian cash actors to ensure that the most vulnerable, who were not covered by existing government-led social protection schemes, were included either in humanitarian cash interventions or in expanded SP systems; practically, how this expansion has been done successfully (bringing in-country examples) and/or how could it be done (the concrete steps required to ensure increased and inclusive coverage).

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Karin Seyfert

Senior Consultant, OPM
Karin Seyfert has 10 years experience working on humanitarian cash transfers and Shock Responsive Social Protection. Her work centers on the nexus between development and humanitarian support. In particular, on how humanitarian cash programmes can be designed to work with national... Read More →

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Ruta Nimkar

Meraki Labs
Ruta Nimkar is the co-founder of Meraki Labs, a company focused on identifying and implementing initiatives for displaced people in close collaboration with the humanitarian sector. She is currently working for CaLP on research to support improved cash response to COVID-19 in Yemen... Read More →
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Mays Albaddawi

Mays Albaddawi has over 10 years working experience in Social Protection and migration. In UNICEF for the past 5 years she built and managed the first cooperation agreement between the National Aid Fund (Jordan’s Social Protection institution) while also supporting the implementation... Read More →
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Aneel Memon

Head of Food Security & Livelihoods Department, Action Against Hunger
Aneel Memon is the Head of Food Security & Livelihoods Department for the Action Against Hunger in Nigeria. He has been working humanitarian sector since 10 years in the field of Livelihoods including cash transfer programming, technical assistance, food security, social protection, programme management... Read More →
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Aimee Santos

National Program Officer for Gender & GBV Unit, UNFPA
Aimee Santos is the National Program Officer for Gender & GBV Unit of UNFPA Philippines. She is a long-time advocate, community organizer and public health practitioner addressing gender justice issues, specifically issues of reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence... Read More →

Tuesday October 6, 2020 7:00am - 8:00am GMT-03