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Call for Presenters for Gender and Cash Based Programming in Africa Learning Forum


Nairobi, Kenya
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Feb 21, 2018 (Wed),


1. Event Overview

This regional learning event will bring together people interested in gender, cash programming and the humanitarian sector more broadly to explore evidence and learning on cash programming and gender impacts. The event will help contribute to debates needed to push forward commitments as outlined in objectives 4 and 6 of CaLP’s Framework for Action and SDG 5 Gender Equality. It will seek to identify evidence gaps and generate recommendations for action.

The event is being organized by CaLP, Adeso, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam and the Women’s Refugee Commission.

2. Call for presenters

The organizing group is seeking dynamic speakers to present learning related to gender and cash transfer programming in humanitarian contexts in Africa. We are looking for speakers who can present critical analysis based on evidence from programme experience, research or case studies that will provoke debate and learning. We will accept proposals from anywhere across the continent.

Some of the questions to consider in this area of debate:

  • Cash based programming - a practical approach to addressing gender inequality?
  • Gender based violence – what are the considerations for cash based programming?
  • Cash based assistance and gender programming – potential for transformation? - Should cash based assistance be used to respond to GBV? And if so, how?
  • How can cash based assistance impact gender relations? Positive and negative consequences?
  • Women’s empowerment – can cash programming make a difference? What methodologies have proven successful?
  • Cash based programming –potential to help change gender relations?
  • How can the cash sector engage more meaningfully with protection actors at all stages of a response?

While the focus will be on humanitarian cash programming, linkages between humanitarian and social protection may also be considered. The primary aim of the event is to provide an opportunity to discuss evidence based learning that will stimulate thinking and help improve individual and organizational practice. It is expected that the event will bring together advisors, researchers and practitioners from NGOs, Government, the UN and academia.

3. Presentations

Selected presenters will be invited to present in English for 10 minutes and participate in panel discussions.

4. Event date and location

The forum will take place on 21 February 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.

5. Submit your proposal to present

If you would like to present at the event, a written submission should be prepared in English and sent to CaLP. The submission should provide:

  • A proposed presentation title
  • A concise summary (no more than 500 words) of the proposed subject matter which should explain:
  • The research or programme to be presented 
  • The location(s) of the research or programme 
  • Evidence base
  • Key learning points (positive and negative) related to CTP programming and gender impacts
  • Links (if available) to more information 
  • The name and organization of presenter 
  • An indication of which question/s (in section 2) the presentation links to
  • Contact information for the presenter (email, phone, skype, time-zone)

6. Timeline for submission/review

Proposals should be submitted to CaLP (admin.eastafrica@cashlearning.org) by 17th December 2017. The organizing team will then review proposals and may reach out for clarifications, if needed. The review of the proposals will be completed and submitters contacted by 5th January 2018. Selected presenters will be expected to submit full presentations to CaLP in PPT format by 9th February 2018.

7. Additional information:

Presenters will be responsible for their own costs of participation.

8. Want to participate but not present?

Registration for participants will open in January. For now, mark the date in your diary! Details will be shared via the CaLP website, through cash and gender networks.


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