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Launch of CHL and CHSCM Version 3

Sep 1, 2017

Category: General / Posted by: pjones

A new version of the CHL and CHSCM Programmes was launched on 1st September 2017. The major change is that the syllabus for both programmes has been amended to include Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) and the role of Supply Chain and Logistics personnel in making the decisions on modality.

All enrolments from 1st September onwards will be automatically enrolled on to the new Programme.

Why the change? 

There is an increasing trend to develop cash transfer mechanisms to people in need rather than direct aid commodities.  While this give the recipients the freedom of choice on what to do with the money, it also helps to maintain local supply chains. At the World Humanitarian Conference in 2016, the question asked of aid agencies was not ‘why use cash?’ but “Why not cash?” According to recent research from the Centre for Global Development, cash should be thought of as the “first best response to crisis” as a recent study found that 20% more people could be helped at no additional cost if people received cash.  Supply Chain Managers and Logisticians have a key role to play in both establishing these mechanisms and also in assessing the robustness of the local supply chain to support this modality.  It was felt by the Certification Advisory Group that the CHL and CHSCM programmes should reflect this content.

For more information, read our new course content guide:

CHL

CHSCM

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