An expanded Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator’s Office (RCHCO) was established in August 2010 to support Nepal through its current period of transition . The RCHCO provides services to the UN Country Team (UNCT), the Government of Nepal (GoN) and Development Partners (DPs). Working through the Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC), the RCHCO is designed to provide integrated support on a range of peace-building, humanitarian and development issues. The office is financed for an initial two year period (2011-2012) with support from AusAID; UNDP BCPR; DFID Chase; DFID Nepal; Norway; Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, UN OCHA, UNDP Nepal, UN DOCO.
The RCHCO is not an implementation entity. Rather, it provides coordination, planning, advocacy, analysis, information management and communications support, to national and international efforts. Actual implementation of UN projects is undertaken by one or more of the 18 individual UN agencies that are resident in Nepal. The RCHCO in its current, expanded form, is intended as a temporary structure in response to the specific challenges of a transition situation, the high expectations on the RC/HC function in these periods, and the institutional flux that typically occurs in the UN during these phases. Please click here to download RCHCO brochure