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E-Transfers and operationalizing beneficiary data protection

This two hour course will provide humanitarian practitioners with the necessary steps to operationalize the protection of beneficiary data in programmes using electronic transfers, or e-transfers. This shall be done by sharing case studies and experiences from a number of organisations and sector specialists that highlight the risks, challenges and emerging solutions.

Course objective and outline of the content

The purpose of this course is to assist humanitarian practitioners to take the necessary steps to operationalize the protection of beneficiary data in programmes using electronic transfers, or e-transfers.

The course is divided into 5 modules as follows:

  • Module 1: Introduction: This module demonstrates why it is important for aid agencies to improve data management and data protection in humanitarian responses, and especially cash-based interventions using e-transfer technology.
  • Module 2 : Legislation and Trends: This module provides an overview of key global data protection legislation and policies of relevance, and highlights emerging trends in this area which are likely to influence humanitarian programming.
  • Module 3: E-transfer overview: This module introduces the main e-transfer technologies that can be used to deliver cash-based assistance to people affected by disasters. You will learn some of the benefits and challenges of e-transfer technology, including the challenges aid agencies face in terms of protecting beneficiary data.
  • Module 4: Emerging Solutions: This module introduces a number of good practice approaches that your agency can put in place to overcome some of these challenges on e-transfer programmes.
  • Module 5: Ways forward, resources and guidance: Finally, this module introduces various resources and guidance materials that you can help your agency to take steps to improve data protection on e-transfer and other programmes

Target audience

The course is address to a range of stakeholders including humanitarian organizations, international organizations, governments and private sector actors.

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