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West and Central Africa CALP Members Meeting 2024

24 July 2024



CALP became a membership organization in 2016, primarily made up of international NGOs. Since then, CALP’s membership has grown and significantly diversified, with the fastest growing segments of members representing private sector actors (providers of financial and technology-based services) and local NGOs. 

In 2020, CALP changed its strategy to operate as a network to accelerate the growth of CVA, while also addressing the increasing complexities related to increasing CVA quality and scale for crisis-affected populations. CALP members, as well as the wider network of non-members, became ever more important to engage and collaborate with across CALP’s work. 


CALP Network members based in West and Central Africa, or overseeing the region, are invited to an online meeting to connect with each other and the CALP team, discuss and brainstorm on some opportunities and challenges of the region 

What: This 90 minute hour online meeting aims to: 

  • Foster collective actions through the creation of synergies amongst members.   
  • Promote engagement around CALP’s strategic direction and ensure regional member engagement is maximized to contribute to positive change.   
  • Provide an inclusive space for members to connect and share some regional reflections.  


  • Welcome and introductions  
  • Working in a Network: remarks from Patrick NGOMDJOM KOUNTCHOU, Western Africa Cash & Markets Technical Advisor at CARE 
  • Presentation on CALP’s regional strategy/priorities 
  • Getting to know each other 
  • Breakout rooms’ discussions around key strategic areas  
  • Plenary and “Where next” discussion   
  • Wrap up and closing 

Keynote Speaker 


Since 2023, Patrick is the Western Africa Cash & Markets Technical Advisor to CARE USA where he is delivering technical support to all CARE country offices in the WCAF region. CALP-Certified Trainer, has good experience delivering in-person and remote CVA trainings in many countries. Prior to CARE USA, Patrick worked for PLAN International in WFP-funded Cash-based Transfers project in eastern Cameroon for CAR refugees, then with The Lutheran World Federation in UNHCR-funded Safety Nets project first and Emergency Livelihoods project in eastern Cameroon too. Obviously, he used to support designing and conducting of CVA projects using mobile money, bank accounts, cash in hands, and paper vouchers in various sectors such as food security, education, livelihoods and social protection. He is also an accredited TRANSFORM Master Trainer, CCHN Humanitarian Negotiations Facilitator, and “CVA and GBV” trainer,  

Patrick holds a master’s degree in public economics from the University of Yaoundé 2 (Cameroon), a professional master’s degree in Entrepreneurship Support from the University of Sfax (Tunisia), and he is currently completing a master’s degree in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid from KALU Institute (Spain). 

Date and time

Wednesday, 24 July, 12-1.30 pm UTC. 


This event will be conducted in French with English simultaneous interpretation.


This meeting is for any staff working for any CALP member organisation.  

If you are unsure if your organisation is a member of CALP, you can consult CALP members’ list or reach out to Sophie Faye (