This 5-module course explores the necessary steps to operationalize the protection of beneficiary data in programmes using electronic transfers, or e-transfers. The course includes case studies and experiences from a number of organisations and sector specialists that highlight the risks, challenges and emerging solutions.

Course objective
The purpose of this course is to assist humanitarian practitioners to take the necessary steps to operationalize the protection of beneficiary data in programmes using electronic transfers, or e-transfers.

The issues explored may also be relevant for practitioners working with personal data in non-cash programmes.

2 hours

The course is divided into 5 modules and 2 assessments, as follows:

Pre-Assessment:This module is intended to raise awareness of the importance of beneficiary data protection and to provide information on the purpose and structure of the course.

Module 1: Introduction: This module demonstrates why it is important for aid agencies to improve data management and data protection in humanitarian responses, and especially cash-based interventions using e-transfer technology.

Module 2 : Legislation and Trends: This module provides an overview of key global data protection legislation and policies of relevance, and highlights emerging trends in this area which are likely to influence humanitarian programming.

Module 3: E-transfer overview: This module introduces the main e-transfer technologies that can be used to deliver cash-based assistance to people affected by disasters. You will learn some of the benefits and challenges of e-transfer technology, including the challenges aid agencies face in terms of protecting beneficiary data.

Module 4: Emerging Solutions: This module introduces a number of good practice approaches that your agency can put in place to overcome some of these challenges on e-transfer programmes.

Module 5: Ways forward, resources and guidance: Finally, this module introduces various resources and guidance materials that you can help your agency to take steps to improve data protection on e-transfer and other programmes

Post-Assessment: This module contains the final quiz as well as additional sources of information. A certificate will be delivered upon completion of this module.

The course is suitable for all those working in cash programming or with personal data in other programmes, including humanitarian organizations, international organizations, governments and private sector actors

Data protection
This course was created by CaLP, who monitor use of this course to ensure it is fit for purpose. This means that CaLP will be able to see the name you use on Kaya and any professional information you have given us. All this data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting. If you have any questions about this, please email