Short course Cash and voucher assistance in humanitarian crises: what works?
Period31 May 2021 - 4 June 2021
FormatOn-site – switch over to online-learning if required
Registration deadline17 May 2021
Total fees: CHF 1’500.-
Deposit: (upon acceptance of admission): CHF 200.-
There is no available scholarship for this programme.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the different cash and market related concepts and terminologies;
- Discuss the state of cash-related evidence and current Global policy dialogues triggered or encompassing CVA;
- Decide if cash and voucher assistance is an appropriate modality to cover sectoral or multi-sectoral needs in a given humanitarian context;
- Identify output, outcome and process related indicators to measure the success of a project using cash as its delivery modality;
- Discuss the extent to which the increased uptake of cash and voucher assistance is shaking up the overall humanitarian coordination architecture;
- Assess the comparative risks cash can pose or expose especially in light of data protection and AML/CT regulations.
Professional from other sectors (marketing, bank system, project management, policy making, donor agency, government officials) who wishes to increase their understanding of cash and voucher assistance in humanitarian responses
Graduate student with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a postgraduate course with a view to entering the humanitarian sector
Non-professional audience should possess, as a pre-requisite, a good command of the project cycle management and of the way the humanitarian arena function (who are the different stakeholders, what is the typical architecture of a humanitarian response, etc.).
The course will adopt a thematic approach, with each of the five day tackling a specific theme:
- Day 1: Concepts, terminology, global policy dialogues on CVA and CVA Feasibility
- Day 2: Sectoral & multi sectoral evidence, Monitoring & Evaluation
- Day 3: Calculating the transfer value and choosing the delivery mechanism
- Day 4: Risk Management, Data protection and compliance vis a vis Anti Money Laundering and CT regulations
- Day 5: Operational models to deliver CVA, Value for Money and Cash coordination
Prof. Karl BLANCHET, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva
- CV (Résumé)
- Scanned copy of passport
More information about the admission process can be found on our application page.