The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Wednesday, May 18 • 13:50 - 14:55
ICT for cash programming : compliance with beneficiaries' data protection standards and financial regulations FILLING

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"Cash and voucher together have risen from less than 1% in 2004 to around 6% of total humanitarian spending today. In 2014, out of USD 25 billion of humanitarian spend, USD 1.2 billion was in cash and voucher" (ODI, 2015). The exponential increase of Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) is changing the landscape of humanitarian intervention and sometimes challenges its ways of operating. Beneficiaries' data protection is particularly challenges with the use of more complex financial product to deliver cash, in addition of more intrusive but necessary anti-terrorism and financial regulations. ICT can facilitate compliance with financial regulation and respect beneficiaries' privacy rights while delivering efficiently cash to save lives. After a rapid overview of financial regulation and data privacy standards humanitarian organizations need to comply with, we will explain how ICT can help us along the project cycle be used efficiently to deliver CTP while complying with sectors regulations and standards.

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William Martin

Technical Advisor Cash and Markets, Catholic Relief Services
Specialist of economic and early recovery in highly challenging contexts, William is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of markets-based and cash transfer programs for CRS’ emergency response around the globe. With more than 8 years of experience, his... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 13:50 - 14:55 EAT
Jambo Conference Centre B