The UAE Office for the Coordination of Foreign Aid (OCFA) was established by federal government mandate to support the nation’s delivery of foreign humanitarian and development aid by building capacities, sharing information and facilitating cooperation among donor organizations for the benefit of communities in need worldwide.
OCFA was set up by UAE Cabinet decree no. 36 for the year 2008 and has been operational since early 2009 with HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi, presiding as the office’s President.
OCFA’s key objectives include documenting foreign aid provided by UAE-based donor organizations, building individual and organizational capacities of UAE donor organizations, helping UAE donors improve delivery of humanitarian and development programmes worldwide and advising them on best allocation of resources, and raising the UAE’s humanitarian profile by building and strengthening ties between the UAE foreign aid sector and the international aid community, enabling it to play a decisive role in shaping the international humanitarian agenda.Less...
P.O. Box 62888
United Arab Emirates