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Getting to know our members!

In early 2017 CaLP’s membership has expanded from 5 to 50 members!

Here we feature 3 of our new members, and showcase some of the reasons they have given for joining CaLP, what they hope to gain from and contribute to the network and a little about their backgrounds.

For a full list of our members, please click here. If you are a member and would like to be featured on our website, please email membership@cashlearning.org

Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC)

The Women's Refugee Commission advocates for the rights and protection of women, children, and youth fleeing violence and persecution. WRC researches their needs, identifies solutions and advocates for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in humanitarian practice. Since its founding in 1989, the WRC has been a leading expert on the needs of refugee women and children, and the policies that can protect and empower them.  The WRC envisions a world in which refugee and internally displaced women, children and youth are safe, healthy and self-reliant; have their human rights respected and protected; and inform and drive their own solutions and development.

Why did you apply to become a CaLP Member?

WRC is pleased to join CaLP and is committed to supporting gender and protection mainstreaming in cash-based interventions to best meet the needs of crisis and conflict affected communities and build their resilience.

WRC is currently undertaking action research to build the cash community’s capacity to effectively mainstream gender-based violence in CBIs and to utilize CBIs for prevention of GBV for women, girls, and vulnerable populations.

WRC is currently piloting assessment and monitoring guidance and tools in Somalia, Jordan, and Niger with African Development Solutions, Mercy Corps, and Save the Children.  

WRC’s recent work on cash includes the Guide for Protection in Cash-based Interventions, the Protection Risks and Benefits Analysis Tool and the associated training module.

Relief International

Relief International is a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to reduce human suffering. We respond to natural disasters, humanitarian emergencies and chronic poverty. We are non-sectarian and non-political. With legal standing both in the United States as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and in the United Kingdom as a registered Charity, Relief International has a global board of directors who bring an informed perspective to the communities we serve. We work in 19 countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Relief International seamlessly blends humanitarian and development efforts so every program resolves immediate issues while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way — emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work for them — and for generations to come.

Why did you apply to become a CaLP Member?

Answered by Alex Gray, Relief International’s Humanitarian Director and CaLP Membership Focal Point

CaLP is well known and respected as the industry “go-to” for all things Cash.  Having joined Relief International as the new Humanitarian Director in 2015, I spent the first year developing the humanitarian strategy to 2020. A huge part of this was increasing capacity in cash and markets.

While CaLP generously provides training and capacity building opportunities to members and non-members alike, their contribution and offering to the entire sector in terms of coordination, capacity, advocacy, research and quality, has been and continues to be both crucial and immense. Ensuring that RI was a member, supporter, partner, contributor and benefactor of CaLP just made sense. As well as benefitting from all CaLP’s services and offerings, RI is also able to contribute back to the humanitarian sector with the support and facilitation of CaLP, through showcase its research and being connected with other members to work on joint initiatives and opportunities.   

RI runs cash programs in almost half of its countries, and we have plans to grow our portfolio.  We specialize in working in fragile contexts, often in remote management settings, so we are focusing on piloting programming and conducting research and evaluations and sharing learning with the community, to demonstrate that Cash programming can often be done in almost any context, where it makes sense.  This only serves to benefit the other actors in the humanitarian community and most importantly the vulnerable affected populations we serve in hard to reach areas.  

Check out RI’s report on E-Transfers for Hygiene through Red Rose (another CaLP member) in Northern Syria!


Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is an independent humanitarian organization established in 1965, currently operating throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and LAC.

Why did you apply to become a CaLP Member?

COOPI considers Cash Transfer programmes a key opportunity to enhance effectiveness in responding to humanitarian crises. Notably, our most significant cash interventions are implemented in Somalia, Sudan and Nigeria through conditional and unconditional transfers, Fresh Food Vouchers and Cash for Work. They have helped addressing food security needs, enhancing livelihoods and ensuring access to safe water. Participating into CaLP will help us enriching our expertise through knowledge sharing and coordination with other members, and increasing our engagement in the adoption of CT modality.        

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