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Capacity Building 

Background and rationale for CaLP’s work

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CaLP Strategic objective and targets to 2020

Our  strategic objective for capacity building work is to : "Provide specialist capacity building services and advice"

Our targets are: 

1. Develop a full set of training programmes that (a) cover the key competencies required for quality CVA and (b) are integrated into sector-wide training infrastructure.
2. Make our training programmes easily accessible to people working on humanitarian assistance around the world.
3. Train 50,000 people working on humanitarian assistance around the world.

This work directly enables Global Objective #3 of CaLP's Global Framework: “Build sufficient capacity for CVA”. As a result of CaLP’s work, all humanitarian organisations will be able to build their capacity to deliver quality Cash and Voucher Assistance, based on the best available knowledge. This is a crucial component of preparing for and delivering an increase in the scale and quality of Cash and Voucher Assistance.

CaLP's Capacity Building activities

Through our capacity building activities, CaLP supports the community of practice to move beyond basic skills and knowledge development and to take a strategic and longer term view to building demonstrable improvement in CVA through a focus on individual competence. To do this, CaLP works with individual practitioners through standard training activities, specialized workshops and self-directed capacity building opportunities, via two programme components:

CaLP maintains a view of the complementarity of programming necessary between these two components, promoting participation in capacity building efforts in a systematic and holistic manner that impacts both individual and institutional performance. 

This capacity building approach has been initiated by CaLP but is reinforced by the significant force of its members and the community of practice. By leading in the development of capacity building materials and supporting capacity building activities, CaLP acts as a catalyst for others with the intent and skills to implement complementary programming.