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Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) continues to be an expanding modality for the delivery of humanitarian assistance in the Pacific region. The humanitarian partners have used CVA along with other modalities to support the lives of people affected by disasters due to Its role as an efficient, effective, and flexible mode of addressing the humanitarian needs during all stages of the disaster life cycle have enhanced, while strengthening livelihoods, markets, and local economy or long-terms sustainable results in a dignified way with the inclusion of gender and disabilities mainstreaming and targeted actions. Contributing also to the recovery, resilience, and peacebuilding agendas.

Humanitarian and development agencies have been using cash and voucher assistance as an assistance modality in the Pacific since late 2009. The Regional Cash Working group in the Pacific was established in 2017 as a working group with a term of reference, annual work plan, and secretariat managed by WFP, after being inactive for some time, the PRCWG was re-invigorated in Feb 2021, currently, PRCWG has a full time dedicated PRCWG coordinator deployed by CashCap and hosted by WFP.

The PRCWG endorsed by Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) is a group for knowledge sharing and dissemination to Pacific development and humanitarian agencies and regional coordination bodies such as the Pacific Humanitarian Team, Regional Inter-Cluster Coordination Group. It also provides the opportunity for regional coordination and harmonisation of approaches used by cash practitioners and Country Cash Working Groups in the Pacific.

The Pacific Regional Cash Working Group (PRCWG) therefore seeks to strengthen collaboration on CVA in both disaster preparedness and response, as well as financial access & inclusion, social protection, and other economic inclusion and/or market-based programming involving the transfer of cash or voucher payments to households. The PRCWG is intended to complement and connect with the in-country formal coordination structures of the Government and the international humanitarian community.

The Pacific Regional Cash working groups focused on 4 core Strategic Objectives: 

  1. SO1: Act as a regional resource base for knowledge sharing, including the curation of existing research and guidance, mapping of stakeholders, capacity and resources, and the launch of capacity building initiatives.
  2. SO2: Grow and establish a regional network of UN, private sector, public sector and non-government stakeholders engaged and interested in cash and voucher assistance, as a means of improving outreach at the regional and global level, encouraging partnerships, communication and cross-regional, cross-sector exchange and learning. 
  3. SO3: Perform a technical advisory function to inform the design and implementation of Cash and Voucher Assistance at the country level.
  4. SO4: Engage in and promote advocacy efforts throughout the Pacific region to raise awareness of, and resources for the use of Cash and Voucher Assistance in pre-and post-disaster contexts.

 

Country Cash Working Groups 

  • Fiji Cash Working Group (FCWG)
  • Vanuatu Cash Working Group (VCWG)
  • Solomon Islands Cash Working Group (SICWG)
  • Papua New Guinea Cash Working Group (PNG-CWG) - in process

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PACIFIC REGION CWG RESPONSE

ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL CASH WORKING GROUP DASHBOARD

Pacific CVA and Social Protection Videos

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Cash Transfers Fiji

Jerusalema dance challenge

The challenge and opportunity of cash transfers in the Pacific

Cash transfers in Vanuatu

Solomon Islands: Cash for work helps natural disaster recovery

Cash Transfers: Recover Faster From Disaster

Fiji's Social Protection Programme

Cash Transfers in the Pacific Islands

Contacts

  • Ali MANSOOR | Pacific Regional CWG Coordinator
  • ali.mansoor@wfp.org                      

 

 

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CaLP online courses on CVA

Introductory Courses on CVA

The Fundamentals of CVA

Link: https://kayaconnect.org/course/info.php?id=496

Introduction to Market Analysis

Link: https://kayaconnect.org/course/info.php?id=515

CVA Skills course for Programme Staff

Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff

Link: https://kayaconnect.org/course/view.php?id=2546

CVA and other subjects

CVA training for donor staff

Link: https://kayaconnect.org/course/info.php?id=3443

A Practical Guide to Market Analysis

Link: https://kayaconnect.org/course/info.php?id=514

CVA and Social Protection – Part 1

Link: https://kayaconnect.org/course/info.php?id=493

CVA and Social Protection – Part 2

Link: https://kayaconnect.org/course/info.php?id=492

MEB, gap analysis and calculating the transfer value

Link: https://kayaconnect.org/course/info.php?id=2615

Why Data Rights Matter

Link: https://kayaconnect.org/course/view.php?id=3015#mymoodle_outertabs_13021

PRCWG Trainer Roster for Cash and Voucher Assistance

 

Name of Trainer: Ali MANSOOR based in Fiji, (available to deliver the training in the Pacific region) 

  • Calp Certified trainer  
  • for Core CVA Skills for Programme staff
  • for Core CVA Skills for programme staff online version
  • CVA Fundamentals
  • CVA for Monitoring
  • CVA and Social Protection Course (half-day course)
  • CVA and Social Protection Course (Full day course)
  • Trainer for any CVA fundamentals, or other adapted CVA courses on specific subjects i.e. GBV, protection, WASH, MBP, CVA coordination, SoPs development, Shelter

Contact information Ali.Mansoor@wfp.org

Name of Trainer: Ana Alburqueque based in Fiji, (available to deliver the training in the Pacific region)

  • CaLP certified trainer (in the process) has done the ToT and co-facilitated the core CVA Skills for programme staff training
  • ToT certificate holder on Core CVA Skills for programme staff training
  • CVA Skills for Programme Staff training
  • CVA Fundamentals
  • Note: Certificate on Gender, cash and voucher assistance in Humanitarian Programming by CARE international (2021).

Can be contacted at anaalburqueque@adra.org.fj - +679 9221019 - Skype: Ana.alburqueque6 - Anni1alburqueque@gmail.com 

Name of Trainer: Suliasi Sarosaro based in Fiji, (available to deliver the training in the Pacific region)

  • CaLP certified trainer (in the process) has done the ToT and co-facilitated the core CVA Skills for programme staff training
  • ToT certificate holder on Core CVA Skills for programme staff training
  • CVA Skills for Programme Staff training
  • CVA Fundamentals

Can be contacted at suliasi.sarosaro@savethechildren.org.au 

 

 

 

If you are a Cash and Voucher help Trainer and based in South Pacific, please write to us at Ali.Mansoor@wfp.org