Project profile — OCHA 2011 Appeal - Gender Standby Capacity Project - GenCap


OCHA - United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (41127)
2011-03-15 - 2011-07-11
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (50.00%)
• America, regional (15.00%)
• Asia, regional (30.00%)
• Europe, regional (5.00%)


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

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal 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)


The Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap) was established in 2007 as an inter-agency surge capacity roster, whose pool of experts can be deployed on short notice to support humanitarian actors at the country-level. GenCap aims to build capacity of humanitarian actors at the country level to mainstream gender equality and gender-based violence response and prevention programming into all sectors of humanitarian response. GenCap’s overall goal is to ensure that humanitarian action takes into consideration the different needs and capabilities of women, girls, boys and men equally. CIDA’s support facilitates the strengthening of the GenCap roster through recruitment and training of experts and facilitates the ongoing deployment of GenCap advisors to humanitarian country teams with the goal of strengthening the humanitarian response.

Expected results 


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 Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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