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The changing landscape of cash preparedness: Real time learnings from the Horn of Africa

A presentation and discussion of the findings from CALP’s soon-to-be-released paper concerning CVA preparedness in the Horn of Africa drought.

29 September 2022


During this webinar we will share and discuss the key findings from the forthcoming paper The changing landscape of cash preparedness: Lists, risks and relationships. Real time learning from the Horn of Africa. 

Many questions will be explored such as: What are feasible lead times to deliver CVA to recipients in the Horn of Africa? What are the barriers and enablers to ensuring a timely humanitarian response? What does it take for organizations to be effectively prepared to achieve them?

Regional Relevance

With predictions of a fifth consecutive season of poor rainfall, concerns are mounting for already vulnerable populations in the Horn of Africa. While humanitarian agencies have been responding, the prospect of poor rainfall continuing through 2022, and possibly into 2023, means that what is already an extremely difficult situation risks deteriorating significantly. The ability to reach those in need at speed is of utmost importance.

What we’ll cover

The presentation of findings will seek to answer the following questions:

• To what extent are lessons learnt on CVA preparedness during previous drought crises being applied to the current drought response?
• What measures have been taken or still need to be taken to facilitate a timely CVA response?
• What is a realistic expectation in terms of lead time for cash and vouchers responses?
• Which operational processes would need to be in place to enable this?
• What are the enablers and detractors of organisational and collective cash preparedness?
• Which best practices could be applied immediately to the ongoing drought response?

Don’t miss out

Join us and:

• Listen to the various experiences.
• Share your thoughts and gain knowledge on cash preparedness.

Date 29th of September 2022 2pm EAT.


Featured Picture: Silvia Dongo Enosa validates her ATM card using her finger print at a shop in Kalobeyei Settlement. Today, she is withdrawing cash received from UNHCR for the purchase of soap and sanitary items. January 2021. Credit: UNHCR/Samuel Otieno.