ADCAP – Age and Disability Capacity Programme


ADCAP is a three-year programme that aims to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian agencies to deliver age and disability inclusive emergency response

ADCAP is funded by the DFID Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) as well as USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). The programme will develop resources including a set of minimum standards on age and disability inclusion, e-learning and face to face training, on how to include older people and persons with disabilities in humanitarian programmes. It will also support humanitarian actors to design and deliver inclusive and needs based humanitarian assistance through funding eight Age and Disability Inclusion Advisors embedded in different humanitarian organisations in Pakistan, Kenya and the UK. The programme will further collect and disseminate evidence on successful mainstreaming approaches.


Latest News

The Age and Disability Inclusion Advisors are starting their work in June 2015 and will come to the UK for a face to face training facilitated by RedR at the end of July. The minimum standards on age and disability inclusion have gone through different drafts, incorporating feedback from a variety of humanitarian organisations. The first version will be launched and become available online in September.

Key Contacts

Ivan Kent
, Programme Manager: [email protected]
Diana Hiscock, Disability Advisor: [email protected]
Irene van Horssen, Programme Officer: [email protected]


HelpAge International, leading a consortium including Handicap International, RedR UK, CBM International, IFRC, and CENDEP at Oxford Brookes University. Other partners include Islamic Relief, Christian Aid, Kenyan Red Cross Society, Concern Worldwide.
Kenya, Pakistan, UK.


Main photo: Brice Blondel, Handicap International, Kenya Dabaab