Aid in action

Bringing protection and gender to the fore

A group of women pose for a picture

The humanitarian country team (HCT) in Cameroon has developed – separate, but complementary – roadmaps on the centrality of protection and on gender in humanitarian action. These two roadmaps are part of the first initiatives on this regard in different humanitarian contexts. These two year-long plans (2021-2022) articulate the collective results that the HCT, and the humanitarian community more broadly, aim to achieve and will be held accountable to. The two roadmaps will help the humanitarian operations to increase the quality and efficiency of its response, in line with the IASC gender and protection policies. Thanks to evidence-based analysis and adapted programmes, it is expected that protection and assistance needs will be appropriately addressed. Progress in achieving agreed results will be regularly monitored by the HCT, with support from the protection and the gender senior advisers supported respectively by the ProCap and GenCap projects.

OCHA/Giles Clarke