Cash practitioners development programme

Development Programme Alumni

Find out more about practitioners from the Movement who participated in the cash development programme

The Cash Practitioner Development Programme aims to expand the ready pool of cash experts available to deliver humanitarian cash assistance, and to strengthen the community of qualified practitioners with up-to-date skills in all areas of cash assistance. 

Watch the short video below from Hortense, a Cash School Alumni and current Cash Hub Advisor, to hear about her experience in the development programme

2021 Development Programme Alumni

Bulent Ozturk

Bulent is CVA Manager at the IFRC Ankara office to support them on EQ response. He was CVA Coordinator at IFRC for Ukraine operations and he has more than 20 years experience related to disaster management and cash projects previously at Turkish Red Crescent. His Cash School deployment was to Ukraine.

Daniel Wanyoike

Daniel is Program Manager at British Red Cross and he has more than 12 years experiences related to cash project management, data management, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning. He deployed for Nepal as CVA Delegate to as a part of his deployment process of cash school.

Michael Belaro

Michael recently joined the CALP Network as the Asia-Pacific Regional Representative, following 3 years as the IFRC Regional Coordinator. Michael has more than 15 years of experience related to cash operations and disaster management. During the Cash School, he was deployed to the Whole of Syria response with CashCap and the Philippines.

Shubhadra Devkota

Shubhadra is Senior Programme and Livelihood Officer in Nepal for the Danish Red Cross. She has more than 18 years experience related to CVA, project management and coordination of multiple projects. As a part of cash school process, she completed her deployment for Africa region remotely.

Nicole Fassina

Nicole was the Operations Manager for Canadian RC and IFRC as well as the Emergency Medical Team Lead at Norweigan RC. She has nearly 10 years experience across Africa, Europe and the Americas related to Disaster Management, Cash and Health Emergency Preparedness and Response. She deployed to Greece as the CVA Delegate as a part of her deployment process for the cash school. She now works in Public Health Emergency Management back in Canada.

Ali Eren Karadeniz

Ali Eren is CVA Programme Coordination and Partnerships Manager at Turkish Red Crescent and he has more than 8 years experience related to emergency response,disaster management and cash project management. He worked on a remote deployment as CVA Delegate to Indonesia through CashCap as a part of his deployment process of Cash School.

Chisomo Teputepu

Chisomo is Acting Head of Disaster Management at Malawi Red Cross, and he has knowledge about Disaster Risk Management (DRM) with over 13 years of progressive professional inclusive health emergencies with advanced experience in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, with a strong focus on resilience building and sustainable development. He was deployed twice with the Cash School, as a CVA Delegate to Turkey and remotely to Asia Pacific Region.

Florence Umulisa

Florence is a Response and Preparedness Project Management Delegate of the Netherlands Red Cross in South Sudan, and she has more than 8 years of experience, acquired from African and international Humanitarian organizations in managing projects and programs related to Livelihood, Emergency Response, and Preparedness, Recovery Programs, and CVA. Florence was deployed in Madagascar and Jordan as Inter-Agency CVA Coordinator with CashCap.

Ramesh Ghimire

Ramesh is CVA Delegate of IFRC Country Office Moldova with 17 years of extensive working experience on development, disaster risk management and humanitarian field at Nepal Red Cross. He was deployed twice with the Cash School to Turkey and Ethiopia as CVA Coordinator.

Tom Norman

Tom is a Senior Innovation and Business Development Advisor at NORCAP. As a part of his CPD Programme he was deployed to support the CashCap co-hosting of the Iraq CWG and to IFRC in Nigeria as a CVA Delegate to field test CEA tools.

Hortense Siombie

Hortense is CVA Learning and Localisation adviser at British Red Cross and she has more than 20 years experience related to food security and livelihood programme,emergency response,disaster management and cash project management at Burkina Faso Red Cross. She was deployed twice through the Cash School to as CVA Delegate to Cape Verda and West africa-Guinea Bissau.

Daniele Wyss

Daniele is Cash and Voucher Assistance Officer at ICRC/SDC-Geneva and she has experience related to mainly Cash & Voucher Assistance, Project Management, Disaster Management with more than 20 years experience. She was deployed twice to South Sudan and Turkey as part of the Cash School.

Mohibullah Iqbal

Mohibullah is working with Afghanistan Red Crescent Society in Cash & Information Management. He was deployed twice; the first was for remote cash preparedness and feasibility assistance for the Laos Red Cross and second as a cash and data management officer supporting Asia Pacific regional NS.

Frederick M. Orimba

Fredrick is working with the German Red Cross as Global Technical Lead for CVA since January 2022 and he had previously worked at Kenya Red Cross Society as Programme Officer and Focal Point. He has experience related to mainly Cash & Voucher Assistance, Community Engagement and Accountability, Disaster Management, and Public Health. He was deployed to Turkey as part of the Cash School learning process.

Leo Otieno

Leo was the Country Manager Burundi at Norwegian Red Cross and he has more than 20 years’ experience related to financial management/administration & development, project management and risk management. He deployed to Ukraine as CVA Delegate as a part of his deployment process of cash school and later also supported Bangladesh as a CVA Delegate.

Muhammed Iqbal

Muhammad is working as Deputy Secretary Operations at Pakistan Red Crescent Society. He was deployed for Regional Africa and Pakistan as CVA Delegate as a part of his deployment process of the Cash School.

Nabeh Allaham

Nabeh is the MENA Region, CVA thematic lead at IFRC – Beirut following his role as the CVA focal point at Syrian Arab Red Crescent. He had more than 13 years experience related to disaster management, cash and livelihood. He was deployed to South Sudan and Kuala Lumpur as CVA Delegate as a part of his cash school learning.

Kalkidan Belete

Kalkidan is now an ICRC delegate in Yemen, following her role as Cash Transfer Program Coordinator at Ethiopian Red Cross Society. She used her deployment in Yemen to be part of her Cash School learning journey.

Helene Smith

Helene has over twenty years of professional experience in humanitarian contexts and has the last years worked as a cash and market specialist connected to CashCap/NORCAP which is a global provider of CVA expertise to the humanitarian and development sectors. Helene has been deployed as Cash Working Group Coordinator to Uganda and North-West Syria and has also been a member of the CashCap Response team. Currently she is on a deployment to Fiji, working with the Fijian Government and World Food Program on linking humanitarian cash and shock- responsive social protection. As a part of cash school process, she completed one deployment to Greece.

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