Africa

Learn more about the cash programmes and work within the African region, carried out by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Search different resources including case studies, photos, articles and evaluations.

It is possible to visit the Africa Cash Community of Practice (CoP) for the Movement clicking on the link below.

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Africa Cash Community of Practice for the Movement

The CoP online space is dedicated to National Societies in the Africa region, enabling information sharing and progress updates, as well as access to country specific tools and learning opportunities:

13 October 2022

Case study: Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and livelihoods during COVID 19 pandemic in The Gambia

Type:

Case study

Organization:

Livelihoods Centre, Spanish Red Cross, The Gambia Red Cross

This case study from The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS), in close collaboration with Spanish Red Cross (SpRC), provides insight on the implementation of CVA activities in The Gambia to address the impact of the pandemic on livelihoods. Considering women are more likely to be hardest hit economically by Covid-19 since they are usually more engaged in low-paid, insecure jobs and the informal economy, a gender lens has been applied in the concrete design and implementation of this programme.

  • Africa
  • Cash and COVID-19
  • Cash and livelihoods

11 October 2022

PGI-Sensitive CVA Checklist

Type:

Tool

Organization:

IFRC

This checklist, developed by the IFRC and Africa Community of Practice to provide a checklist of PGI requirements for programming using CVA, can be used as a tool to ensure that interventions using Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) are sensitive to Protection, Gender, and Inclusion (PGI) and provides guidance on the optimal level of detail needed to ensure PGI-sensitive CVA.

  • Africa
  • Cash and social protection

28 September 2022

Namibia Red Cross and World Food Programme (WFP): CVA Programme Final Report

Type:

Report

Organization:

Namibia Red Cross Society, WFP

Namibia Red Cross, in partnership with WFP, supported food-insecure households with vouchers. The programme ran in 2021 and focused support in the Kunene and Ohangwena regions of Namibia. This report provide an overview to the background to this programme and the learnings from the use of vouchers.

  • Africa
  • Cash and COVID-19

24 May 2022

Guidance notes on Cash Transfers in Livelihood Programming – learning workshop in Dakar (Oct 2015)

Type:

Learning

Organization:

CaLP

This documents shares lessons learned on the context in West Africa, makes references to practical examples, and highlights details of cash transfer programmes for livelihoods. These guidance notes are intended primarily for those involved in the design and implementation of programs that include cash transfer components as part of livelihood support.

  • Africa
  • Cash and livelihoods

12 May 2022

Cash community for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Type:

Guidance

Organization:

Cash Hub, IFRC

Within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement our work on cash is guided by the Cash Peer Working Group (CPWG), a body of technical advisers who collaborate on efforts to scale-up and improve the quality of cash assistance. The advisory Group, comprised of National Society leaders, helps to champion the cash agenda across the Movement. To find out more about the structure of this thriving cash community and how to get involved, you can download this Membership Pack.

  • Africa
  • Cash and markets

6 April 2022

Global Cash Forum Report

Type:

Report

Organization:

British Red Cross, Cash Hub, ICRC, IFRC, Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılay)

The Global Cash Forum, co-hosted by the Cash Hub and Turkish Red Crescent, was a virtual event involving a series of five Regional Sessions: Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. This report provides a brief summary of the main discussion points at the Forum, from both the Regional Sessions and Global Dialogue Session.

  • Africa
  • America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • cash

In partnership with:

British Red Cross