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CaLP Secretariat

Abigael Baldoumas, Knowledge Management and Research Coordinator

Abigael joined CaLP in mid-2017 as Knowledge Management and Research Coordinator, responsible for overseeing CaLP's knowledge management, research and evidence work including evidence mapping, research prioritisation and knowledge hub development. Prior to joining CaLP, Abigael worked as Oxfam GB's regional research and policy coordinator for the Middle East working across humanitarian and development programmes in Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Yemen. 

She has as BA in Political Science and History from the University of California, Berkeley and an MPhil and DPhil in political science from the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research looked at the impact of political participation on public policy outcomes in the UK.

Amandine Frisetti, CaLP West Africa Ebola Project Manager 

Holding a Master Degree in Business & Management from KEDGE in France, Amandine has been working for the last three years as a Logistician in emergency contexts. She joins  CaLP to lead a project about Cash Transfer practices following Ebola outbreak after managing  projects on  shelter construction with Handicap International in Philippines and  measles vaccination with MSF in Republic Democratic of Congo.

Angel Entenza, Finance Assistant

Angel comes from Spain. He holds a degree in Business and Marketing at Oxford Brookes University and currently is taking the ACCA. Angel’s previous jobs included Account Receivable at Ocaso S.A. in Spain and Administrative at Inversegur S.L. He joined CaLP in April 2016 after completing his volunteering with Oxfam’s Payments and Treasury teams. Angel is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Anna Foxley, Funding and Partnership Coordinator

Greg Rodwell, Training Officer 

Greg joined the team in January 2018 as Training Officer, moving to Oxford from the West Midlands where he is originally from. After completing his degree in Business Administration (Marketing) and Finance at Keele University, Greg went on to work in the finance industry for a number of years. In 2011 he finished his PGCE and became a secondary school teacher, teaching Business Studies and ICT.

Isabelle Pelly, Technical Coordinator 

Isabelle is the technical coordinator for the Cash Learning Partnership, responsible for providing leadership and quality control across all CaLP’s technical work, including capacity building, knowledge management and research, and coordination. She also leads CaLP’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG), comprised of leading technical experts in CTP across CaLP's membership.

Isabelle has a technical background in food security and livelihoods, with specialist skills in market assessment and analysis. She joined CaLP in September 2015 after years in programme management, advisory and policy roles in Haiti, Zimbabwe, West Africa and Lebanon. She has also held leadership positions at inter-agency level in the field and has been actively involved in the global work around multi-sectoral CTP. She holds a BA in Human Sciences from Oxford University, a MA in Environment and Development from LSE.

Jack Barton, Travel Administrator

Jack Barton is the Travel Administrator for the Cash Learning Partnership, based in Oxford in the UK. Jack holds a BA (Hons) in International Development and has worked as an Academic Advisor for a municipal education department in Bangkok, Thailand. More recently, Jack worked as a Project Worker for St Mungo’s, a charity providing support to homeless people in Southern England.      

Karen Peachey, Interim CaLP Director

Karen joined CaLP in January 2017, bringing with her with many years of experience in the development and humanitarian sectors.  Karen has extensive programme experience and has engaged in policy development and research work.   She has worked as the Regional Representative for the British Red Cross; International Director for THET; Regional Programme Manager for HelpAge International and a variety of other roles.  Karen is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Martin Pittman, Global Capacity Building Coordinator

Martin serves as the Global Capacity Building Coordinator, and is responsible for overseeing the implementation of CaLP's global capacity building strategy, targeting institutions and individuals to achieve excellence in Cash Transfer Programming.

He is from the United States and holds a Master's degree in international education, and has lived and worked in more than 15 countries, most notably across Africa. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in international development and education program management, as well as in social protection. He has expertise in training program design, workshop facilitation and organizational strengthening, and worked as the Training Advisor for 3 years on a large-scale cash transfer programme in Uganda, which introduced him to the myriad opportunities of CTP. 

Oksana Davis,  Business Support Administration

Pauline Pérez, Administrator

Pauline joined CaLP in April 2018 as an Administrator.
She holds a Master’s degree in Cross-boarder and International Cooperation from the University of Bayonne (France) where she is originally from. Prior to joining CaLP, Pauline worked in administration in France and more recently as a project administrator at the Oxford Policy Management.
She also has international experiences within NGOs with two work placements in Spain and a European Voluntary Service in Malta, and she is able to speak English, Spanish and French fluently.

Rose Smith, Membership Officer

Rose is from Staffordshire, England. She has a Master in Women’s Studies from University of Oxford and a BA from University of Liverpool. Prior to joining CaLP she worked in administration and event management for organisations including NHS England and Serco Education.

Ruth McCormack, Senior Programme Officer

Originally from the West Midlands in the UK, Ruth  is now based in Toronto, Canada. She joined CaLP as Senior Programme Officer in September 2015, where her role involves working closely with CaLP's regional teams to provide technical advice and support for CaLP's strategic and programme development and implementation.

Working primarily as a food security and livelihoods technical specialist, Ruth has nearly 10 years of experience in humanitarian response in South Sudan, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Pakistan, the Philippines, Jordan and Gaza, including extensive engagement in the design and implementation of a range of cash and voucher programmes. She holds a BSc in Government from the London School of Economics, and a MA in Social Development from the University of Sussex.

Sophie Tholstrup, Policy Coordinator

Sophie Tholstrup is CaLP's Policy Coordinator, responsible for leading CaLP's support to the development of policy that enables more effective, efficient and accountable cash transfer programming and drives progress against our collective commitments. She works with the team to ensure that learning and evidence from across CaLP's membership influence policy debates, and that policy development, in turn, supports cash actors to deliver better outcomes for affected people. She aims to ensure that CaLP can provide an effective and neutral platform on which to convene partners to address and find solutions to the toughest and most intractable policy questions.

Sophie brings nearly 10 years of experience in humanitarian and development action, in both the field and headquarters. Prior to joining CaLP, Sophie worked for OCHA as Special Assistant to the Director of Operations, supporting the oversight of 33 country offices and global humanitarian advocacy, and then as an advisor on cash coordination, including deployments to Somalia and Haiti. Prior to this she worked as a Humanitarian Advisor for DFID, including two years managing the UK's humanitarian programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a deployment to Mali. Sophie has a Masters Degree in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanaced International Studies, and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Oxford.

Stefan Bumbacher, Senior Technical Officer

Stefan is seconded to CaLP by the Swiss Agency for Development and Coordination (SDC) since September 2017. He is based in Geneva where he is responsible for developing CaLP’s work on multi-sector CTP and coordination. Prior to joining CaLP Stefan was seconded by SDC to WFP Syria as a Programme Policy Officer for Cash Based Transfers. For SDC he has worked in different positions in Kenya, Switzerland and on rapid response missions in the Philippines, Nepal and Montenegro.

Stefan has a BA in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Lucerne and a Master in International Studies from the Torcuato di Tella University in Argentina.

Svetlana Omel Duncalf, Business Support Manager

Tegan Rogers, Conmmunications Manager

Tegan joined CaLP in March 2018 and is responsible for leading the communications strategy. She has experience in communications management and consultancy for a range of NGOs and social enterprise organisations. Prior to joining CaLP, she worked as Communications Manager for international animal welfare NGO World Animal Protection, and Cambodian education NGO SeeBeyondBorders. This built on previous experience coordinating communications for the Start Network, a collaboration between humanitarian NGOs to improve emergency response. Her background is in media research and journalism, and she has lectured at London South Bank University.

CaLP Regional Focal Points

Hazar Alei, Regional Administrator - Middle East

Karen Peachey, East Africa (secondee being sought)

Karen joined CaLP in January 2017, bringing with her with many years of experience in the development and humanitarian sectors.  Karen has extensive programme experience and has engaged in policy development and research work. She has worked as the Regional Representative for the British Red Cross; International Director for THET; Regional Programme Manager for HelpAge International and a variety of other roles.  Karen is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Lynn Yoshikawa, North America

Lynn joined CaLP in December 2017, bringing 15 years of humanitarian experience to her role as Regional Representative. Her career includes experience in the field (the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Afghanistan) and headquarter offices, where she specialised in assessments, coordination, and policy analysis. Most recently, Lynn was an independent consultant focused on providing assessments and evaluations to humanitarian organizations such as ACAPS, CaLP, DRC, iMMAP, IRC, OCHA, and UNHCR. She has also worked with InterAction, the Jesuit Refugee Service, Oxfam, and Refugees International.

Nathalie Cissokho, West Africa

Nathalie holds a Master’s degree in political science and international relations with a major in conflict analysis. She also holds an academic diploma on the Arabic World. Working for the Institute on Research and Negotiation of ESSEC Business School, she managed a program that was implemented in post conflict areas and fragile states, strengthening capacities of government representatives, civil society organizations and conflict stakeholders in negotiation and dialogue. She contributed to facilitation processes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She also took part in the creation of pedagogic materials and led training activities for European and African Institutions, European universities and private companies. She has been working for a French NGO for several years in Central Africa where she had the opportunity to design and follow up on the implementation of cash transfer programmes in both emergency and development contexts, in various sectors (WASH, shelter, livelihood). She then joined the CaLP first as capacity building officer before taking on the role of Regional Focal Point for West Africa.

CaLP Regional Support

Esther Mbogho, Regional Administration and Communications Officer - East Africa

Esther has worked with CaLP since September 2014. She holds a bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and economics and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology, both from the University of Nairobi. She is passionate about development and humanitarian action and has previously worked with NEPAD, Africa Enterprise Challenge fund, Compassion International and The Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD) under programme and grant management roles

Thérèse FayeAdministration and Communication Officer - West Africa

Therese is from Senegal, she holds a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Sheffield in England. Prior to joining CaLP, Therese worked for UNESCO’s regional office in Dakar, on capacity building projects for teachers in Burkina-Faso and Niger. She also has international experience with an internship in Germany and volunteer experience with Oxfam, as well as local NGOs in Senegal.

Karen N. Pinzon, Program Assistant - North America

Karen joined CaLP in April 2018 as the Program Assistant for the North America office. She holds a Masters Degree in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Prior to joining CaLP, she worked in refugee resettlement and case management at the International Rescue Committee and in advocacy and policy at a torture abolition coalition (TASSC). She is based in Washington, DC. 

CaLP Capacity Building Officers 

Abdoulaye Hamidou, West Africa Capacity Building Officer

With an Agricultural Techniques engineer acquired at Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey (Niger), Abdoulaye developed his professional career of more than ten years mainly on food security and livelihoods in emergency as well as in long-term actions. He brings with him a great experience on cash transfer programming, design, implementation and coordination. Apart from having worked with national organizations, governmental structures and international organizations, he worked for Oxfam over four years on both the humanitarian and development team including advocacy, networking and managing partnerships relation with national organizations. Additionally, Abdoulaye was in charge of coordinating the Cash Working Group in Niger from 2013 to 2014.  

Ali Mansoor, Asia Capacity Building Officer

Ali has 11 years of experience in Cash Transfer Programming, Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL), Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Microfinance. Most recently, he was the Cash Operations Coordinator for Oxfam in Nepal for the 2015 Earthquake response. He has been part of designing and implementing cash-based interventions; building capacity of staff, partners and other stakeholders; developing training materials and context-based guidelines for teams in Nepal and Pakistan. With various NGOs, Ali has been part of several emergency response programs in Pakistan including: the Pakistan Emergency Food Security Alliance (PEFSA), Pakistan Floods response (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012) and Pakistan Drought Response (2013 and 2014) in both technical and management roles. Ali holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Shah Abdul Lateef University Khairpur Sindh Pakistan and received a Diploma degree in Business Management from SZABIST Pakistan.

Blake J Stabler, North America Capacity Building Officer

Blake has been working in international relief and development, primarily in agriculture and food security, since 2003. Before joining CaLP, Blake worked as a Market Analyst and a Food Security Analyst for the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), supporting analysis for East Africa and Central Asia. He is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Russia 2000-2002). Blake received his master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Commerce from the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School. He is based in Washington, DC.

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