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Nigel Tricks

Nigel Tricks

Nigel is Oxfam GB’s Horn East and Central Africa Regional Director, with 25 years of experience working for International Aid Agencies in Africa and South East Asia.He believes in the need for clear routes to impact at scale, the effectiveness of campaigning, and the need to constantly seek partnerships and new ways to deliver aid more effectively and efficiently.Nigel has overseen some of Oxfam’s highest priority emergency responses.

Filling water cans as part of Oxfam's drought response in Somaliland. Credit: Oxfam. Cash transfers

Smarter aid: Why digital cash transfers are the future

Cash transfers, Food & livelihoods, General, Humanitarian, ICT4D 0 Comments

With mobile internet now widely available across East Africa the arguments for aid through electronic cash transfers are overwhelming. Nigel Tricks, Oxfam’s Horn East and Central Africa Regional Director reflects on a recent visit to drought affected Somaliland. Two weeks ago, I visited Oxfam’s drought response in eastern Somaliland. We drove across a stark landscape; what should be a pastoralist …