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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 markets. The CaLP aims to promote appropriate, timely and quality cash and voucher programming.
Shift in Focus Phase 1 advocacy for cash based programming development of basic guidelines and rolling out training to individuals Phase 2 Building on Phase 1 activities, CaLP will focus on: Development of institutional capacity Development of leadership and coordination structures and operational partnerships Evidence base on impact of CTP
CaLPs objectives and activities 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. 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. Capacity building 6 major researches Video case studies Evidence mapping 6 major researches Video case studies Evidence mapping Research 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 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 Information sharing and advocating + In partnership with Community of practice Timely humanitarian response routinely considers appropriate and accountable cash transfer programmes at scale.
Where we work Action Against Hunger Norwegian Refugee Council Oxfam GB British Red Cross Save the Children Steering Committee member Regional Focal Point (RFP) Nairobi: East Africe RFP + 5 th GLE Bangkok:Asia RFP Dakar: West Africa RFP Cash Focal Point Role: Coordination (e.g. CTWG) and COP Gathering evidence & learning Capacity building Advocacy Research & case studies 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, CaLPs 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 Governments 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
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 AsiaWest AfricaEast 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 development programming
In East Africa Other contexts South Sudan DR Congo Ethiopia Somalia CaLP in Kenya CaLP supports learning and growth of cash transfer programming in East Africa with Nairobi as the key regional hub.
Themes in East Africa Coordination Improvement of coordination of CTP within the clusters and sectors Contingency Planning Preparedness planning Building resilience Additional themes Refugees/displaceme nt Linkages to safety nets Multi-sectoral response Furthering Technology Insecure Environments
Regional Cash Transfer Working Group The Regional Cash & Voucher Transfer Working Group in Nairobi focuses upon bringing together humanitarian and development stakeholders from: 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 available
Ethiopia Cash Working Group DCA World Vision Oxfam Mercy Corps 4 organizations taking turns at leading and facilitation 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.