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.
The Africa Community of Practice 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.
11 April 2021
Cash assistance for COVID-19 response Experience of Lesotho Red Cross Society
Organization:Cash Hub, IFRC, Lesotho Red Cross
Case study from the Lesotho Red Cross Society on the use of CVA as part of the COVID-19 response, with information on the situation, analysis, design and implementation, programme outcomes and the next steps of the National Society commitment to cash assistance.
10 April 2021
COVID-19 Cash Assistance for Livelihoods: Experience of Namibia Red Cross Society
Organization:Cash Hub, IFRC, Namibia Red Cross Society
This case study focuses on the experience of the Namibia Red Cross using cash assistance in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. The report includes information on the impact of COVID-19, programme design, implementation, monitoring, programme outcomes, lessons learned and next steps.
31 March 2021
Linking Cash and Voucher Assistance with Humanitarian Response and Social Protection Systems – Experience of Baphalali Eswatini Red Cross Society
Organization:Baphalali Eswatini Red Cross Society, British Red Cross, Cash Hub
This case study gives an overview of the Baphalali Eswatini Red Cross Society’s experience in cash and voucher assistance and in influencing the Government of Eswatini to shift their humanitarian response and social protection programmes into mobile cash as part of its Covid-19 response.
24 March 2021
Cash for Health in Kenya
Organization:BRC, Kenya Red Cross
Short video on the use of conditional and unrestricted cash assistance to incentivise access to health services of expecting and lactating women, and adolescent girls and to address the economic impact of COVID-19. The programme reached 915 households in Taveta Sub County (Kenya).
8 February 2021
Guidance for Mainstreaming Cash and Voucher Assistance Cash Preparedness for Effective Response – Chapter 2: ICRC CVA Preparedness Guidance
This ICRC-specific guidance follows the same structure as the CVAP guidance for NSs (for the latter see Chapter 1), with each section providing an overview of one of the five key Areas of CVAP, adapted for use at ICRC delegation level.
8 February 2021
Guidance for Mainstreaming Cash and Voucher Assistance Cash Preparedness for Effective Response – Chapter 1: CVAP Areas
This guidance is intended for NSs at the country level, but can also be used by other components of the Movement. The document includes suggestions on what actions or domains are required under each of the five key CVAP Areas. A separate chapter has been written with adaptations for ICRC delegations investing in CVAP (see “Chapter 2 – ICRC CVAP Guidance”).
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