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:

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
  • Europe
  • Learning
  • Middle-East / North Africa

3 March 2022

CVA in Migration Context – Voices of Migrants in Kenya

Type:

Learning

Organization:

IFRC, Kenya Red Cross Society

This report summarizes community consultations that were conducted in Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei integrated settlement. It introduces the local context and the current user journey, experiences and preferences around cash and voucher assistance and digital identity solutions.

  • Africa

3 March 2022

CVA in Migration Context – Voices of Migrants in Niger

Type:

Learning

Organization:

Croix Rouge Nigerienne, IFRC

On 24–31 August 2021, the Niger Red Cross, supported by the IFRC, conducted a survey with 35 migrants in neighbourhoods around the capital city of Niamey to ask about their views on CVA, their preferences, and their views on digital identities. This report provides a summary of the responses from the migrant communities.

  • Africa

11 July 2021

Urban climate risks and the role of social protection

Type:

Case study

Organization:

Climate Center

This brief gives an overview of different country case studies where social protection (SP) systems have been used to address risks arising from climate-related hazards in urban spaces. It also explores how the existing SP systems in Tanzania, Bangladesh and Ethiopia could be modified to become shock responsive.

  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash and social protection

In partnership with:

British Red Cross