Project profile — United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Institutional Support 2016-2018


OCHA - United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (41127)
2016-01-13 - 2018-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (50.00%)
• America, regional (15.00%)
• Asia, regional (25.00%)
• Europe, regional (10.00%)


• Emergency Response: Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This grant represents Canada's long-term institutional support to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). OCHA uses these funds, along with other donors' funding, to achieve its mandate. OCHA's primary mandate is to oversee the coordination of international humanitarian responses, in partnership with national and international actors, in order to achieve more coherent and effective humanitarian action. With the support of Canada and other donors, OCHA will coordinate effective humanitarian response. Project activities include: (1) strengthening humanitarian leadership; (2) establishing and overseeing coordination systems; (3) monitoring and reporting on humanitarian situations; (4) advocating on behalf of affected people; (5) supporting the assessment and prioritization of humanitarian needs and strategic planning; (6) promoting emergency preparedness; and (7) mobilizing funding for humanitarian assistance.

Expected results 

Expected immediate outcome is more timely and appropriate response to humanitarian crises by the international humanitarian community. Expected intermediate outcome is reduced vulnerability of crisis-affected people, especially women and children.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Multilateral
Type of aid Core contributions to multilateral institutions
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