Getting to Know about Cash Transfer Program – Caritas Indonesia – KARINA

Getting to Know about Cash Transfer Program

27/09/2018
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The Peach II Project has been running from April 1st 2018, to March 31st 2020. This project was funded by the EU Aid Volunteers and EA-CEA with Caritas Austria as its managing partner. The Cash Transfer Program (CTP) Training itself was attended by three Directors of Caritas Diocese, program managers, staffs, and volunteers who reached 33 participants representing 16 dioceses (Tanjung Karang, Padang, Semarang, Purwokerto, Surabaya, Banjarmasin, Sintang, Ketapang, Palangkaraya, Makassar, Denpasar, Ende, Larantuka, Ruteng, Weetabula, and Atambua). The goal of this training was to introduce other ways to provide assistance during the emergency response in the form of cash transfer. The participants were also expected to be able to design CTP in a form of proposal and activity in the future.

As the trainer and facilitator, Cecilio Guardian (Ava) delivered training material in English and divided the material into three topics; introduction of cash transfer, market mapping and mechanisms, and designing activities in the cash transfer program. The discussion of CTP types on the first day was quite interesting to be followed by the participants. Meanwhile on the second day, the learning process was quite long and tiring since the participants were invited to deepen the CTP element by studying the case, analysis, and market mapping as a condition for running the program.

Cecilio Guardian (kanan), fasilitator pelatihan, memberikan penjelasan kepada para peserta pelatihan (Foto: KARINA).
Cecilio Guardian (right), training facilitator, gave explanation to participants (Photo: KARINA).

During the simulation, participants were divided into four groups. They had to analyze different disaster scenarios, such as eruption, earthquake, flood and forest fire, in order to develop the possibility of CTP. The last day was closed with monitoring for CTP. Based on the discussion, the easiest way to conduct monitoring was by involving stakeholders in the planning and implementation of the program. Participants could also use the baseline data and compare it with the implementation data. Above all, the most common way to conduct monitoring is by having interviews with key informants and observations.

Based on the evaluation from the first to the last training, the language barrier is still an issue. To overcome this issue, KARINA prepared a translator who gave a direct translation during the training process. Another thing to be concerned is the use of Learning Needs and Resource Assessment (LNRA). The result of LNRA will give us the information about the quality of the training and the expectation from the participants. So, the CTP training was the last event in 2018 for the Peach 2 Program. The next events will be conducted in 2019 and will involve Diocese Caritas staffs or volunteers who have receive the trainings. ● Aliftia Shafira R.

Proses diskusi kelompok di dalam kelas pelatihan CTP (Foto: KARINA).
The process of group discussion on the CTP training (Photo: KARINA).

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(The writer is a student from Marketing Communication Department of Binus University who does her internship program at Yayasan KARINA on 2018-2019).

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