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Urban webinar #15: Cash in the City: Addressing food security needs in urban crises

Monday 19 December 2016

The audio of this webinar is also available below. To download this file, click on the soundcloud logo above and then on the arrow under the track.

 Read the webinar transcript here.

The humanitarian world has made a significant shift towards using cash to help vulnerable people meet their needs, including food security. Despite a growing evidence base, much of our collective experience is in rural areas. How can cash-based approaches meet food security needs in urban crises? Is cash different in an urban context? What are the challenges and lessons learned?

This webinar, the latest in ALNAP’s urban webinar series, explored the shift towards humanitarian cash programming.

Presentations from CRS and NRC look at urban cash-based programming in Nigeria and Iran. The webinar was co-presented by the Global Food Security Cluster’s Food Security and Livelihoods in Urban Settings working group, and discussions drew in global perspectives from colleagues in WFP and the American Red Cross.




Tahir Nour


World Food Programme

Marianna Kuttothara

Regional Response Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) Advisor

American Red Cross Society

Anthony Dutemple

Multi-core compitency programme development manager

Norwegian Refugee Council

Giulia Frontini

Emergency Learning Manager & NFI/Shelter National Cluster Co-Faciliator

Catholic Relief Services

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