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June 7, 2023 10:15 - 11:15pm BST

Panellists from Collaborative Cash Delivery (CCD) member organisations will share current data practices, ambitions and limitations in cash and voucher assistance programs underway in global humanitarian crises. Further, they will discuss the new models of data governance – and in particular, data stewardship (a model of data governance in which an intermediary facilitates consent/decision-making on behalf of data subjects) they are developing to maximise operational effectiveness and efficiency (eg. avoiding duplication of services), and amplify the impact of humanitarian resources – all while prioritising the dignity, rights and interests of people affected by crisis.


We hope participants from around the world, with varying expertise, experience and lived realities, will share feedback on the practical and contextual realities of different data stewardship models, and what they mean for aid-recipient empowerment.

We hope that participants will develop greater understanding of the data interests of both humanitarian actors and aid beneficiaries, as well as initiatives underway to address them in such a way as to advance the data rights of aid recipients. We further hope participants will discuss the challenges and controversies of existing models of data stewardship in cash and voucher assistance programs (for example, to centralise, or not to centralise data..), as well as identify solutions and propose alternative models. This session offers a space for members of different communities, and their advocates, to connect and learn about each other's perspectives. It also provides an opportunity to map opportunities for advancing deeper understanding, coordination and collaboration.


Feedback, critique and ideas shared by participants will be noted, considered and fed into project development. Participants will have the opportunity to continue engaging with the CCD network in future meetings, projects and working groups.

You can also find the presentation overview on the conference website at the link below, however you may need to register for an account to access it there:




CCD / World Vision International - 2022

This report draws on a desk review of existing literature, a series of interviews with key experts, and the experience of the author. In it, we analyse the current situation, outline the risks that are involved in working in this new space, and present the members of the CCD Network with potential opportunities to engage with the issue of data portability as constructively as possible.


In the last two to three years there has been major progress amongst the larger humanitarian actors in the development of policy guidance relating to data, particularly around data protection and the emerging approach of data responsibility. This guidance has made greater alignment at the global level possible around key issues such as data protection (at least between a certain set of actors).


Meanwhile, outside the humanitarian sector, new socio-technological developments have emerged which create the possibility of fundamentally new architectures that might address long-standing coordination problems, specifically the challenge of data portability. In this report, we refer mainly to Data Stewardship and Self-Sovereign Identity as examples of these developments, but these two do not exhaust the design landscape.

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​Please be in contact with:


Amos Doornbos 

CCD Data Interoperability Working Group Lead

Disaster Management Strategy & Systems Director

World Vision International


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