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GenCap Leaflet 2018

Who we are

The Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap) - an IASC initiative launched in 2007 with OCHA and 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.

GenCap Advisers are deployed to support the Humanitarian Coordinator, Humanitarian Country Teams, UN agencies and engage with 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

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
01 Aug 2018
Document type: 
Communication Materials