Emily Barnes

International Rescue Committee
Emily Barnes is the Senior Advisor for Cash and Emergencies with the International Rescue Committee, an international humanitarian relief agency working in over 40 countries across the globe. Emily has eight years of experience working in some of the worlds most complex humanitarian crises. Her expertise is in providing cash assistance to people affected by conflict and other emergencies, to help them meet their basic needs and recover from shocks and stressors.
Thursday, October 13
10:25 am - 11:00 am

Meeting the humanitarian need through digital tools

Aid organizations rely on physical cash-assistance programs to deliver the hundreds of billions of dollars in aid disbursed each year, and the need to scale these programs are growing. What if there was a way to disburse aid faster, more transparently, safely, and with fewer barriers at scale? Let's open the door to a new way of thinking about delivering humanitarian aid.