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The Role of Logistics/Supply Chain in Cash & Voucher Assistance (CVA) Programming

Event Details
Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
Online
Time Zone
EDT
Are you working with logistics/supply chains and supporting the implementation of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) programs? Or are you a manager/headquarter staff who support teams that design and implement CVA programs? 
 
If so, please join TOPS and Save the Children for a webinar that will discuss cash and voucher assistance programming and the role logistics and supply chains play in it.
 
By the end of the webinar participants should be able to:
  • Define cash and voucher assistance (CVA) programming
  • Explain the role of logistics/supply chain in CVA programming
  • Give examples of streams of work undertaken by logistics/supply chain in CVA

 

Facilitator: Charity Lukaya, Senior Manager, Regional Humanitarian Capacity Building, Save the Children

 

Background

Food security and livelihood programs are critical emergency response interventions to protect lives and livelihoods. Increasingly cash and voucher assistance (CVA) is provided to enable vulnerable families to purchase the items they need and prefer from local markets, giving the dignity of choice and promoting local market revitalization.

As CVA in humanitarian assistance has grown significantly in recent years, skills and experience rest predominantly with program staff. But lessons learned over time have shown that the supply chain funtion plays a critical role in timely and quality CVA programming. To improve CVA programming, organizations need to invest in capacity building of their logistics and supply chain staff to help them undertake their role in CVA.

As the first step in this capacity building, TOPS is organizing this webinar to introduce partner supply chain staff to their role in CVA.