Established in 2007, GenCap is managed by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in long-standing partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
GenCap deploys Senior Gender Advisers (SGAs) to humanitarian field operations, as well as at the global and regional levels, to help ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment are placed at the centre of humanitarian action.
GenCap SGAs represent an independent, inter-agency resource that is dedicated to supporting strategic and operational humanitarian response.
GenCap is engaged in a diverse set of crises, including sudden-onset emergencies, protracted situations and transitional contexts.
How we work
GenCap focuses on strengthening leadership and capacity within the humanitarian system to deliver on commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Senior Gender Advisers (SGAs) deploy as inter-agency resources to address capacity needs in gender equality programming efforts, in addition to providing capacity development, policy advice and guidance on best practices.
As a catalyst dedicated to supporting the humanitarian system’s efforts to fulfill its global gender equality commitments, GenCap recognizes that continued investment is needed to advance gender equality in all aspects of operational response and to support effective leadership.