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East Africa team

Esther Mbogho, Regional Administration and Communications Officer 

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

Capacity Building Lead (Vacant)

Global team

Angel Entenza, Financial Accountant

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.

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, Programme Coordinator 

Isabelle is responsible for strategic leadership and quality control across CaLP’s programme work (covering Capacity Building, and Knowledge Management & Research) and manages the global programmes team. She provides technical leadership on CTP within CaLP, and leads technical engagement across the CaLP network.

Isabelle has a technical background in food security and livelihoods, and joined CaLP in September 2015 after years in CTP programme management, advisory and policy roles at agency and inter-agency level. She holds a BA in Human Sciences from Oxford University, a MA in Environment and Development from LSE. 

Karen Peachey, Interim Director

Karen Peachey is the Interim Director of the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP).  Karen joined CaLP in January 2017 as the East Africa Regional Representative.  

Karen has worked in the development and humanitarian field for over 20 years and is committed to seeing more effective and more accountable programming. Karen has extensive programme experience, with work spanning various sectors, and has been involved in policy development and research work.  Prior to joining CaLP, Karen worked as the East Africa Regional Representative the British Red Cross; the International Director and Interim CEO for THET; the Regional Programme Manager for HelpAge International among many other roles.

Martin Pittman, 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. 

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 joined CaLP as Membership Officer in December 2015. She is responsible for coordinating CaLP’s relationship with its members, including membership administration management and undertaking strategic member engagement work. She recently completed a secondment with Oxfam's Women's Economic Empowerment Knowledge Hub, where she implemented the Hub's communication strategy, working with Oxfam’s thematic specialists on Women's Economic Empowerment. Prior to joining CaLP she worked in marketing, administration and event management in both the public and private sector. She has a Master's degree in Women’s Studies from the University of Oxford and a BA from the University of Liverpool.

Ruth McCormack, Senior Programme Officer

Originally from the UK, Ruth is based in Toronto, Canada. She joined CaLP as Senior Programme Officer in September 2015. Prior to joining CaLP, Ruth worked for nearly 10 years 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, supporting the development of policy that enables more effective, efficient and accountable cash transfer programming. She aims to ensure that CaLP provides an effective and neutral platform to convene partners to find solutions to critical policy questions.
Sophie brings nearly 10 years of experience in humanitarian and development work. She previously worked for OCHA as Special Assistant to the Director of Operations and as an advisor on cash coordination, including deployments to Somalia and Haiti. Before this she worked as a Humanitarian Advisor for DFID, managing the UK's humanitarian programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Sophie has a Master’s degree in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University SAIS, and a BA 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 CTP and risk and on sector-specific CTP. 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, Communications 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.

Middle East & North Africa team

Hazar Alei, Regional Administrator

Yassmin Moor, Programme Manager

North America team

Blake J Stabler, 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.

Karen N. Pinzon, Program Assistant

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. 

Lynn Yoshikawa, Regional Representative

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. 

West Africa team

Abdoulaye Hamidou, 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.  

Nathalie Cissokho, Regional Focal Point

Nathalie joined CaLP in 2014 and has been since then working with the regional team and CaLP’s members and partners to fulfil cash transfers’ transformative potential to make humanitarian assistance more efficient, transparent and dignifying for crisis-affected populations. She has an academic background in political science and international relations, and started her career in peacebuilding, negotiation and capacity building. She has worked in Central and West Africa, holding various positions in programme management and coordination, in development and emergency contexts.

Thérèse FayeAdministration and Communication Officer

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.