Contribution to the Protection Capacity Standby Project

Contract partner: UNOCHA - United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Switzerland Country: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 300.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2013 End: 31.12.2013

Short Description:

Overall goal

ProCap is an interagency initiative created in 2005 to enhance humanitarian protection responses through deployments and training. The project is jointly managed by the inter-agency Steering Committee (some of its members include of the OHCHR, UNHCR and UNICEF) and the Global P, OCHA and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The Steering Committee approves requests for ProCap Officer deployments. NRC is responsible for recruitement an employment of ProCap Officers who are memebers of a roster. OCHA manages the Projects's interface with donors and transfers funding for deployments to NRC and ensures overall project facilitation and implementation.

So far, in 2013, 14 ProCap Officers have been deployed to different emergency situation primarily to set up (child) protection coordinatino mechanisms or support goerments in develeoping IDP legislation. The deployments at the time of issuing this agreement inlcude senior protection experts in Kenya, Lebanon, Burundi, Myanmar, Somalia, Sudan and South Africa. A deployment to Syria is about to start in the fall of 2013.

project number 2694-07/2013
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.