The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) celebrated its ten year anniversary and the launch of a new and extended Membership, with a global event, based in Washington DC.
This seminal event brought together CaLP's new Membership and growing community of practice, at a fitting time, as Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) is at the top of the agenda, at a key moment of change for the humanitarian sector.
CaLP is now made up of more than 40 member organisations and individuals who are representative of all sectors and stakeholders necessary to achieve dramatic change. For a full list of CaLP's members, you can visit our new and improved Membership Page here.
The Global Learning and Membership Launch Event was an opportunity to build a shared vision of the future by sharing experiences, celebrating successes and jointly debating the changes required for the full transformative potential of quality CTP to be reached.
The Event Report provides a rich summary of the outcomes and discussions of the event, which can be summarized as follows:
The power of the CaLP network: Through collaboration based on collective impact, CaLP and its members are uniquely positioned to be a catalyst for the significant changes needed at a technical and policy level to implement cash at scale.
The right direction of travel: CaLP’s operational strategy, including a significant scale-up of capacity-building, a key role in global CTP advocacy and an increased function in standard-setting for CTP provides a unique opportunity for the CaLP network to collectively contribute to change.
A shared future vision of CTP: Recognising the global momentum for change, CaLP’s potential to support people affected by crisis as agents of their own recovery will continue to grow through the strength of its members and their networks.
A complete list of attendees of the event can be found here.
In light of the growing uptake of cash transfer programming and following an assessments of current gaps, CaLP developed a comprehensive and ambitious operational strategy for 2015-19. This strategy is articulated around four outcomes corresponding to its key areas of activities: Capacity Building, Research, Evidence & Learning, Collaboration, Facilitation & Partnerships and Advocacy & Influencing.
CaLP accepts Membership applications from interested actors including NGOs, donors, UN agencies, academic institutions, independent experts, private sector actors, humanitarian networks, inter-agency initiatives and National Disaster Management Authorities. Applications will be considered by the Board at bi-annual Board meetings.
Prospective organisations and individuals wishing to become a member of CaLP are invited to complete the CaLP Membership Application Form found here.
Do you want to learn more about our new capacity building courses and our plans for this 2017? Find it out here!
As the global partnership for cash transfer programming in humanitarian aid, the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) takes issue with recent criticisms of cash transfers made by Nigel Evans MP and in the media.