Steering Committee members from UN agencies, the Global Protection Cluster and ICVA participated in the Protection Standby Capacity Project’s Steering Committee (SC) retreat in Genthod, Switzerland on 27-28 September.  The retreat’s aim was to catalyze progress of work undertaken over the last months to develop the ProCap Strategic Framework 2018-2021 and to formulate a management response to the 2017 Independent Review of the project. The new strategy aims to make sure the ProCap project remains relevant within the humanitarian system and aligned with new humanitarian commitments, policies and frameworks, including the IASC Protection Policy (2016), the New Way of Working and progress on localization.

During the retreat the ProCap Support Unit, hosted by OCHA, presented an overview of the results and added value of 2016 -2017 deployments.  Of note is the changing nature and focus of ProCap deployments since its inception in 2005, beginning as mainly support to operational coordination mechanisms moving now to a primarily focus on providing strategic support for humanitarian leadership, including Humanitarian Coordinators and Humanitarian Country Teams, as well as policy influence and practice.

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