|Title||Protection Standby Capacity (ProCap) - OCHA 2010|
|Maximum CIDA Contribution||$ 300,000|
|Executing Agency - Partner||OCHA - United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs|
|Start - End||2010 - 2011|
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (072050): 100%
One of the main objectives of humanitarian reform is to ensure adequate response capacity, particularly for sudden-onset emergencies. The idea of a protection standby capacity force that could be deployed at the request of United Nations (UN) country teams in situations of internal displacement was endorsed in principle by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) in 2004.
The Protection Standby Capacity (ProCap) project was established in late 2005 as a stop-gap measure to support operational protection response while humanitarian agencies increased their capacity through their normal staffing and recruitment processes. ProCap reinforces the strategic and operational protection response for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other vulnerable groups in emergencies and protracted complex crises and supports the capacity-building objectives of the global protection cluster.
Since 2006, Canada has provided $1,700,000 to OCHA in support of ProCap.
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