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Cash Voucher Assistance (CVA) Training Workshop

Cash and voucher assistance (CVA) has become a crucial aspect of humanitarian response, providing aid to individuals in times of crisis. This course offers a comprehensive introduction to CVA, equipping humanitarian professionals and individuals interested in aid work with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage effectively with cash and voucher programming. Participants will explore the principles, modalities, implementation prerequisites, and the significance of CVA in diverse humanitarian contexts. Additionally, the course covers the key steps in the humanitarian project cycle and the roles and responsibilities of team members in CVA implementation.

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Online via Live Zoom Classes

1 week

HG Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya

3 Days

Course Objectives

Upon completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define cash transfer programming and comprehend the core concepts and terminologies related to cash and voucher assistance.

  • Articulate the principles for practising CVA effectively and understand its various delivery mechanisms and tools.

  • Identify the key factors that determine the suitability of cash and voucher assistance in specific humanitarian contexts and recognize the necessary prerequisites and considerations for implementing CVA.

  • Analyze the relevance and impact of cash and voucher assistance in different crises and advocate for CVA as a valuable humanitarian response strategy to diverse stakeholders.

  • Examine the step-by-step process of implementing cash and voucher assistance throughout the project cycle and identify critical tasks and milestones in each phase of the project.

Understand the distinct functions and roles of various staff members involved in CVA implementation and appreciate the importance of collaboration and coordination among team members.

Training Programme

Module 1: Introduction to CVA

  • Core concepts and terminologies of cash and voucher assistance

  • Principles for practising CVA effectively

Module 2: Modalities, Delivery Mechanisms, and Tools

  • Various methods of delivering cash and voucher assistance to beneficiaries

  • Commonly used tools in CVA implementation

Module 3: Preconditions for Successful Implementation

  • Key factors determining the suitability of CVA in specific humanitarian contexts.

  • Necessary prerequisites and considerations for implementing CVA.

Module 4: Key Steps in the Humanitarian Project Cycle – Roles and Responsibilities

  • Step-by-step process of implementing CVA throughout the project cycle

  • Identification of critical tasks and milestones in each phase of the project

  • Distinct functions and roles of various staff members involved in CVA implementation.

  • Importance of collaboration and coordination among team members


The course empowers participants with practical knowledge to make informed decisions and contribute meaningfully to humanitarian efforts. By understanding the transformative power of cash and voucher assistance, participants will be equipped to positively impact vulnerable populations during times of crisis. Through real-life case studies, hands-on exercises, and interactive discussions, participants will gain a deep understanding of CVA best practices and be prepared to play a vital role in shaping effective and efficient cash-based assistance programs worldwide.

Participants will be issued Digital Certification after successful completion of the training.


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