CaLP Presentation Yangon, Myanmar, 05 September 2013



CaLP Presentation Yangon, Myanmar, 05 September 2013
CaLP Presentation
Yangon, Myanmar, 05 September 2013
Who is CaLP ?
• Partnership between Oxfam GB, the British
Red Cross, Save the Children, the
Norwegian Refugee Council and Action
Against Hunger / ACF International.
• 5 steering committee organisations came
together to support capacity building,
research and information-sharing on cash
transfer programming as an effective tool
to help deliver aid in times of crisis.
Rationale for CaLP
There is a growing recognition in the
humanitarian sector that in an
emergency, cash transfers and
vouchers can be appropriate and
effective tools to support
populations affected by disasters in
a way that maintains dignity and
choice for beneficiaries while
stimulating local economies and
The CaLP aims to promote
appropriate, timely and quality
cash and voucher programming.
Shift in Focus
Phase 2
Building on Phase 1 activities,
CaLP will focus on:
Phase 1
• advocacy for cash based
• development of basic
guidelines and rolling out
training to individuals
• Development of institutional
• Development of leadership and
coordination structures and
operational partnerships
• Evidence base on impact of CTP
CaLP’s objectives and activities
Timely humanitarian response routinely considers appropriate and
accountable cash transfer programmes at scale.
Capacity building
In partnership with
Community of practice
sharing and
• Delivering Level 2 training
• Set up Technical Working Groups
• Making CaLP capacity building tools (for e.g. Level 1
training materials...) available so the members of the CoP
can set capacity building activities themselves.
• 6 major researches
• Video case studies
• Evidence mapping
•Advocacy for policies, practices and systems
that support quality, scalable and CTP across sectors,
•Coordination of cash at national/global/ regional level,
•Develop systematic mechanism of sharing and learning
between agencies
•Improving existing information sharing platforms
•Global mapping project, Global Learning Events
Where we work
Norwegian Refugee Council
Oxfam GB
British Red Cross
Save the Children
Action Against Hunger
Dakar: West Africa RFP
Bangkok:Asia RFP
Nairobi: East Africe RFP +
5th GLE
Regional Focal Point (RFP)
Steering Committee
Cash Focal Point Role:
• Coordination (e.g. CTWG) and COP
• Gathering evidence & learning
• Capacity building
• Advocacy
• Research & case studies
CaLP Asia Focus
• Objective: to continue to support, at a
regional level, CaLP’s global efforts, and:
Map activities
Develop regional/ country contact list
Identify support needs
Establish Regional Cash Working Group
Create Strategy and Prioritize Focus Countries
• Themes:
– Urban,
– Emergency preparedness (to facilitate
speed and scale),
– Coordination (in responses),
– Links between national Government’s
safety net programmes and
– the private sector for electronic and
mobile payment solutions.
Asia Trainings and Activities
• Level 1 to Level 2
Nepal 29 July – 02 August
(possibly) Bangkok 16 – 20 September
(possibly) Cambodia 28 October – 01 November
2 government trainings to be defined
• Global Learning Events: Kuala Lumpur 24 – 25 July CTPs in Emergency Prep
• New Cost-Recovery Policy: In the past, CaLP trainings suffered from a high number of last
minute participant dropouts, resulting in an increased cost per participant, missed opportunities for
those on waiting lists and an inefficient use of CaLP resources. Starting with Nepal:
- Local NGOs: US$ 50/ participant
- International NGOs: US$400/ participant
- Independent: US$400/ participant
- Government officials: free of charge
New Structure
Myanmar Working Group
Maximize capacity developed
Open discussions
Exchanges and Networking, Learning
Coordinate activities, targeting
Strengthening Technical (Thematic) issues
Liaising with the Government (e.g. EPR etc)
Chairing/ hosting of CWG
Experiences from East Africa
Global Linkages
East Africa
West Africa
The CaLP in East Africa
• In East Africa from
December 2010
• Growth of CTP is
driven by the desire
for innovation and
diversity in
humanitarian and
In East Africa
Other contexts
South Sudan
DR Congo
CaLP in
CaLP supports
learning and
growth of cash
programming in
East Africa with
Nairobi as the key
regional hub.
Themes in East Africa
• Improvement
of coordination
of CTP within
the clusters
and sectors
• Preparedness
• Building
Additional themes
• Refugees/displaceme
• Linkages to safety
• Multi-sectoral
• Furthering Technology
• Insecure
Regional Cash Transfer
Working Group
The Regional Cash & Voucher Transfer Working
Group in Nairobi focuses upon bringing together
humanitarian and development stakeholders
• NGOs
• CBOs
• UN Agencies
• Government
• Private sector
Working Group Start up
In starting up a cash transfer
working group there are points
to consider:
• Themes/topics of discussion
• Identifying what info needed
• Structure of leadership
• ToRs
• Frequency
• Tools and support are
Ethiopia Cash Working Group
• 4 organizations
taking turns at
leading and
• Every 2 months
Thinking forward
In order to improve how
the CaLP supports the
greater humanitarian
community, consider what
CaLP support in Myanmar
might look like and how
you can involved in order
to get more value out of
our initiatives.

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