Based on CaLP training materials, the aim of the training is to build basic awareness of the issues associated with cash transfer programmes as well as cover the key principles and conditions required to support the appropriate use of cash and vouchers. The course is currently available in English, but will be translated into other languages soon.
To access the course through CaLP, visit the e-learning platform and click "register" to create a username and password. Then select the course and get started!
To access the course through IFRC, please register on the Learning Platform (www.ifrc.org/learning). Click on the ‘Learn’ button, browse for training, “Disaster Management”, and, then click on the Introduction to Cash Transfer Programming link to launch the course.
Market-based interventions is a hot topic in emergency response. The Logistics Cluster has produced several videos to help to explain the key concepts behind cash, voucher and market assistance.
On June 17 and 18, the Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN), Mercy Corps Iraq and the Norwegian Refugee Council hosted a discussion on e-transfers in Iraq and Syria.
CaLP is scaling up its presence in North America, where policy and practice around cash transfer programming is exciting and continually evolving. As part of this expansion CaLP are looking to recruit team members to lead this development.