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GenCap - The IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project

The Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap) - an IASC initiative created in 2007 in collaboration with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) - seeks to facilitate and strengthen capacity and leadership of humanitarians to undertake and promote gender equality programming to ensure the distinct needs of women, girls, boys and men of all ages, are taken into account in humanitarian action at global, regional, and country levels.

Gender Capacity Advisers are deployed to support the Humanitarian Coordinator, Humanitarian Country Teams, UN agencies, cluster leads, NGOs and governments.

GenCap Advisers can be deployed in the initial stages of sudden-onset emergencies as well as in protracted or recurring humanitarian situations.

For further information concerning the GenCap project, please go to the section 'What we do' on the left hand-side and you can download the GenCap Leaflet

For upcoming events, please visit the GenCap events.

Key contacts

Natacha Emerson
Head of the GenCap and ProCap Support Unit
+ 41 22 917 1502

Afia Ali-Blasco
Humanitarian Affairs Officer, GenCap Manager 
+41 22 917 5966