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Partners in the Nansen Support Programme for Ukraine

On this page you will find a list of all partners in the civilian part of the Nansen Support Programme for Ukraine. The partners are mainly established and internationally recognised organisations with proven delivery capability, good capacity, and solid control systems.

International finance institutions

UN Organisations

Norwegian non-governmental organisations

Norwegian public sector

Other multilateral organisations

Other non-governmental organisations

Other partners in the Nansen Support Programme (not administered by Norad)


International finance institutions

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
EBRD was established after the end of the Cold War in 1991 to promote the development of the private sector and entrepreneurship in 38 countries. The majority of investments are in Eastern Europe. The bank is owned by 72 countries in addition to the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB). Norway's ownership share in EBRD is 1.25 percent. By October 2023, EBRD had invested more than EUR 3 billion in Ukraine since the full-scale invasion. Norwegian support via the EBRD has supported Ukraine and Moldova with gas purchases to ensure energy security in the countries, helped Ukraine maintain its energy infrastructure and contributed to maritime war insurance initiatives. In total, this helps to maintain critical societal functions and civil infrastructure.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

World Bank
The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans and technical assistance to fight poverty and promote economic growth. It was established in 1944 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The World Bank has 189 member countries.

The World Bank consists of five international organizations: 

  • The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
  • The International Development Association (IDA)
  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • The Multilateral Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
  • The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

The World Bank is the main channel for civilian assistance to Ukraine. The Bank has mobilized over USD 40 billion in support to Ukraine, including donor contributions, for the operation of the Ukrainian state, service delivery and repair of critical infrastructure. In the Republic of Moldova, Norwegian support via the World Bank  enables necessary investments and strengthening of public institutions towards regional integration in Europe.

World Bank Group - International Development, Poverty, & Sustainability


UN Organisations

FAO – Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO has 195 members - 194 countries and the European Union and works in over 130 countries worldwide. In Ukraine, FAO carries out emergency agriculture interventions contributing to food security, including the distribution of seeds, as well as the clearing of agricultural land from landmines to allow farmers to resume production.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (

IOM – International Organization for Migration
Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is part of the United Nations System as the leading inter-governmental organization. IOM has been present in Ukraine since 1996 and operated in all neighbouring refugee-hosting countries prior to the full-scale invasion. IOM responds through both humanitarian and enduring recovery initiatives. Current key Norway-supported interventions in Ukraine include health, protection, shelter, and water, sanitation and hygiene support. In the Republic of Moldova, interventions include psychosocial support, health, protection, and socioeconomic inclusion support, as well as community information centres and outreach teams. IOM works with a wide range of partners, most of which are locally based NGOs.

International Organization for Migration | IOM, UN Migration

OCHA – Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) supports humanitarian organizations to respond effectively to the needs of people caught in crises. UNOCHA alerts and informs humanitarian organizations, analyses needs, runs services and tools for the humanitarian system, speaks up for the most vulnerable people and mobilizes international emergency assistance. UNOCHA coordinates the inter-agency humanitarian response plan for Ukraine. Since the full-scale invasion, OCHA’s pooled funds – the Central Emergency Response Fund and the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund – have allocated funding to local and international humanitarian organizations providing lifesaving food, water, shelter, medical support, and protection.


OHCHR – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) was established in 1993 and is the leading UN entity on human rights. The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine was deployed in 2014 and since 2022 the work of the Mission has focused on documenting violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law committed by all parties to the conflict. Norway supports the Mission’s work to improve respect for human rights in Ukraine through the Nansen Support Programme.

UN Human Rights Office (

UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (financed via trust fund managed by the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office MPTFO)
UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action) is a network of 25 UN organisations working to strengthen national coordination and efforts to prevent conflict-related sexual violence and address the needs of survivors. UN Action is funded through voluntary contributions to the Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Multi-Partner Trust Fund. As part of the Nansen support programme, Norway supports the multi-year project “Strengthening national and community-based conflict-related sexual violence prevention and response mechanisms in Ukraine through a survivor-centred multisectoral approach,” which is implemented locally by six UN organisations and local partners.

UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict – United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

UNDP – UN Development Programme
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) was established in 1966 and has been in Ukraine for almost 30 years. UNDP is assisting the people and the Government of Ukraine to recover and reconstruct, ensuring that immediate needs are linked to long-term goals. UNDP prioritizes approaches that are inclusive, just and green. UNDP’s support focuses on five key areas: 1) Government Capacities for Crisis Response and Management; 2) Sustaining the Provision of Public Services; 3) Emergency Works Facilitating Return and Reconstruction; 4) Incomes, Livelihoods and Private Sector Response; and 5) Civil Society and Maintenance of the Social Fabric. Norway also supports UNDP’s work on mine action, where the organisation coordinates the sub-cluster in Ukraine.

United Nations Development Programme (

UNFPA – UN Population Fund
Established in 1969, UNFPA works to ensure sexual and reproductive rights and choices for all, especially women and young people. UNFPA works with partners in Ukraine to respond to health and protection demands and to ensure the delivery of life-saving sexual and reproductive health services and supplies, as well as services to prevent, mitigate, and respond to gender-based violence, including conflict-related sexual violence. UNFPA leads the coordination of the sub-cluster on gender-based violence and the technical working group on sexual and reproductive rights in Ukraine, both at national and local levels. UNFPA also has a response in the Republic of Moldova within the same thematic areas.

United Nations Population Fund (

UNHCR – UN Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was founded in 1950, and protects refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people. UNHCR works in 135 countries, providing life-saving assistance, including shelter, food, water and medical care, as well as working with countries on refugee and asylum laws and policies. Present in Ukraine since 1994 and the Republic of Moldova since 1997, UNHCR leads the clusters on Protection, Shelter and Non-food items, as well as Camp Coordination and Camp Management as part of the inter-agency humanitarian response in Ukraine. UNHCR coordinates the refugee response in Ukraine’s neighbouring countries including in the Republic of Moldova, where the organisation  focuses on cash-based assistance and protection.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency | UNHCR

UNICEF – United Nations Children's Fund
Established in 1946, UNICEF helps governments to uphold the rights of all children. In Ukraine, UNICEF is working with the Government and inter-agency partners to sustain critical humanitarian assistance. 90 percent of its humanitarian efforts are focused in the east and south, providing life-saving assistance to children and families. This includes provision of supplies through humanitarian convoys and delivery of health, nutrition, water sanitation and hygiene, child protection and education services and cash-based assistance through implementing partners. In the Republic of Moldova, UNICEF works with government institutions, local authorities, and NGOs to expand services in child protection, education, health and nutrition, WASH, and social protection. 


UN Women
UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women has worked in Ukraine since 2015 and are today focused on three thematic areas: women, peace, and security; gender-based violence; as well as gender-responsive governance, including gender-sensitive recovery and European integration and humanitarian assistance. Norway mainly supports UN Women’s efforts on women, peace, and security in Ukraine, which includes capacity-building of both women’s organizations and government.

Welcome | UN Women – Headquarters

WFP – World Food Programme
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) was founded in 1961 and is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, working in more than 120 countries and territories. Since its return to Ukraine in March 2022, upon request by the Ukrainian Government, WFP uses a mix of food and cash assistance in their response, while also partnering with other actors (FAO among others) to support the clearing of small agricultural lands from mines and explosive remnants of war. WFP is also present in the Republic of Moldova since March 2022, working to deliver life-saving assistance to refugees and vulnerable Moldovan communities hosting refugees.

UN World Food Programme (WFP)

WHO – World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations. In Ukraine, WHO is leading the coordination of the health response and works with the Ukrainian Ministry of Health and more than 190 partners in a joint health response to address vulnerable groups. In addition to effective coordination, WHO's efforts in Ukraine aim to strengthen emergency health services, improve access to basic health services, and support health system resilience and preparedness. WHO also provides support on trauma care and mental health, in addition to monitoring the health situation and contributing to capacity development. Norwegian support via WHO also contributes to better healthcare services for refugees in the Republic of Moldova.

World Health Organization (WHO)


Norwegian non-governmental organisations

Caritas Norway
Caritas Norway is part of the international Caritas Confederation, the world's second largest humanitarian network. Caritas Norway has been active in Ukraine since 2022 with responses in Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Kramatorsk and Kharkiv, as well as in the Republic of Moldova and Poland. In the Ukraine response, vulnerable individuals, women and children, refugees, internally displaced persons, and veterans are supported through food distribution; water, santitation and hygiene support; clothing and fuel; psychosocial assistance; school activities; water infrastructure; support for local agriculture; as well as through reception centres and mobile teams. Caritas Norway implements the projects together with the partners Caritas Ukraine, Caritas Spes, Caritas Moldova and Caritas Poland.

Front page - Caritas

The European Wergeland Centre
The European Wergeland Centre (EWC) is a competence centre for education for intercultural understanding, human rights and democratic citizenship established by the Council of Europe and the Norwegian government in 2008. EWC has been working in Ukraine since 2012 with a focus on democratic education reforms, decentralisation and policy development in school and pre-school education, capacity-building of educational institutions, monitoring and research, and youth participation in the newly liberated areas. In addition to the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science, EWC also cooperates with several state agencies, teacher training institutions, universities and implementing partners such as the Centre for Educational Initiatives, All-Ukrainian Step-by-Step Foundation and savED.

Educating for Democracy and Human Rights - The European Wergeland Centre (

The Norwegian Refugee Council
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people who have been forced to flee. NRC has been present in Ukraine since 2014. Following the full-scale invasion in 2022, NRC ramped up the response and now has operations across the whole of Ukraine, as well as in the neighbouring countries the Republic of Moldova and Poland. The NRC works with humanitarian aid and early recovery and specialises in cash and voucher assistance, protection, shelter, education, legal aid, and livelihoods to reach internally displaced persons, refugees, returnees, and others impacted by the war in Ukraine. Partnerships with local actors are important for the response, including coordination with the UN organisations and authorities.


Norwegian Church Aid
Norwegian Church Aid is a faith-based voluntary organisation working across the humanitarian, development and peace pillars. The Norwegian Church Aid has been responding to the crisis in Ukraine since February 2022, together with partners DanChurchAid and HEKS-EPER. The response focuses on programmes within gender-based violence, mental health and psychosocial support, water interventions, cash assistance and winter vulnerability reduction. The work is carried out in collaboration with ten national partners in hard-to-reach areas of Ukraine, as well as in the Republic of Moldova.

Norwegian Church Aid | Kirkens Nødhjelp (

NORCAP is a part of the Norwegian Refugee Council and provides expertise in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors to meet the needs of people affected by crises. Present in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova since February 2022, NORCAP experts work with UN agencies, national authorities and local organisations on cash assistance, reconstruction and infrastructure, peace resolution and conflict mitigation. NORCAP also works to fill critical resource gaps in the current emergency in areas such as child protection, anti-trafficking, shelter and education.


Norwegian Red Cross
The Norwegian Red Cross works in countries affected by war, conflict, and climate-related disasters. The work is mainly carried out in collaboration with local Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies that are present on the ground before, during and after crises strike. The organisation strengthens local efforts, and safeguards impartial humanitarian aid. The most important partner in Ukraine is the Ukrainian Red Cross, with 10,000 volunteers and staff in 200 local societies. The Norwegian Red Cross supports the Ukrainian Red Cross in providing people with necessary health care, first aid training and strengthening emergency and disaster response teams together with the authorities in eight counties.

Røde Kors (

Norwegian People’s Aid
Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) was founded in 1939 as the trade union movement's humanitarian solidarity organisation and works in more than 35 countries. NPA Ukraine was established in May 2022 and conducts risk education, survey and clearance of landmines and other explosives ordnance, and deploys mine dogs in collaboration with the State Emergency Services of Ukraine In addition, NPA delivers a locally led programme on preventing sexual and gender-based violence in collaboration with the partner organisations Women's Perspective, Forpost, Martin Club, Women's Consortium of Ukraine and See With Your Heart.

Norwegian People's Aid | Folk forandrer verden (

Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (NUCC)
The Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, established in 2008, is a non-profit organisation that promotes economic development in Ukraine. The organisation focuses on strengthening the ability of Ukrainian companies to operate internationally and especially with Norwegian partners. With around 160 members, 60 per cent of which are Ukrainian, the Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce contributes to improving the business climate in Ukraine through networking, counselling, and information sharing.

The Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (

Save the Children Norway
Save the Children Norway is part of Save the Children International, the world’s oldest and leading independent organisation for children. Save the Children International has been present in Ukraine since 2014 and works across the whole of Ukraine, including in frontline areas. Save the Children works with all children irrespective of age, focusing on education and protection in the response. This includes support to families, digital learning centres and safe schools. With support from Norway, Save the Children Norway implements projects in collaboration with local partners such as Posmishka, DROPWD and Avalyst.



Norwegian public sector

Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR)
The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) is a multi- and interdisciplinary centre at the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo. The International Department at NCHR has extensive experience in promoting human rights through capacity building, knowledge management and dialogue in its partner countries. NCHR helps to ensure that research-based human rights knowledge is used in practice to meet human rights challenges. NCHR has been collaborating with Ukrainian prosecutors, police investigators and the Ukrainian Human Rights Ombudsman in the field of rule of law and human rights since 2017. In Ukraine, NCHR cooperates with the NGO JustGroup.

Home - Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (

Statistics Norway (SSB)
Statistics Norway is an independent government agency responsible for collecting, producing and publishing official statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local level. They also conduct extensive research and analysis activities. Statistics Norway has had an institutional co-operation with the State Statistical Service of Ukraine since 2017. The following fields are included in the cooperation: 1) data collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of statistics; 2) support for the development and management of official statistics in the fields of demography, social, economic, environmental and multisectoral statistics; 3) statistical quality assurance systems, development of human and technological capacity for statistics production, and investments in data innovation.

Statistics Norway – SSB


Other multilateral organisations

Council of Europe
The Council of Europe (CoE) is Europe’s leading human rights organisation comprising 46 member states, including all members of the European Union as well as Norway and Ukraine. All member states have signed the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. In addition to developing and monitoring human rights standards, the Council of Europe implements capacity building projects through national action plans. Norway supports the action plans for Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, with the aim of contributing to stability, security and prosperity as well as compliance with EU accession requirements.

The Council of Europe: guardian of Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law for 700 million citizens

International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP)
The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is a multilateral organisation working with governments, civil society organisations, justice institutions, international organisations and others throughout the world to address the issue of people who have gone missing as a result of armed conflict, human rights abuses, disasters, organised crime, irregular migration and other causes. The ICMP was established in 1996 in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is today headquartered in The Hague. In Ukraine ICMP supports meaningful participation by Ukrainian civil society assisting families of the missing and also offers technical support and capacity building to the Ukrainian authorities. and. Further, the ICMP laboratory in the Hague will be expanded to enable identification of missing persons from the ongoing war in Ukraine.

ICMP International Commission on Missing Persons

Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (Nefco)
Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) is a Nordic financial institution owned by Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland, founded in 1990. NEFCO provides loans, equity and advisory services to projects that have a positive impact on the environment and climate and contribute to sustainable development. In 2022, NEFCO launched the Green Recovery Programme for Ukraine, which focuses on measures that help municipalities repair and rebuild infrastructure more energy efficiently.

Nefco - financing the initial scale-up of Nordic green solutions

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was established in 1961 and has 38 member countries, including Norway. In 2023, the OECD launched a four-year country programme in partnership with Ukrainian authorities. The programme supports Ukraine's reform agenda and reconstruction. In addition, the programme contributes to Ukraine's ambitions for membership of the OECD and the EU. The priority areas include tax, anti-corruption, and the environment. The programme also builds on previous cooperation in energy and agriculture. A total of 31 policy reviews and capacity building projects will be carried out under the programme.

Home page - OECD



Other non-governmental organisations

The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP)
The Cash Learning Partnership is a network of more than 90 members from various sectors who collectively deliver the majority of humanitarian cash and voucher assistance worldwide. The Cash Learning Partnership has functioned since 2005 and convenes, guides and influences to maximize the potential that humanitarian cash and voucher assistance can bring to people in contexts of crisis. In Ukraine, The Cash Learning Partnership fosters collaboration and shared principles, strengthens evidence-based policy and action, provides thought-leadership and builds the skills and knowledge required to deliver quality, sustainable humanitarian cash and voucher assistance.

Cash Response in Ukraine - The CALP Network

Geneva Call
Geneva Call, a neutral, impartial, and independent humanitarian organization operating in Ukraine since 2018, is dedicated to protecting civilians in armed conflict by encouraging respect for international humanitarian norms among all conflict parties. Geneva Call’s mission encompasses raising awareness and promoting adherence to humanitarian laws. By focusing on improving knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to humanitarian norms, Geneva Call assists aid initiatives, strengthens policy frameworks, and broadens awareness.

Geneva Call

HALO Trust
The HALO Trust is the largest humanitarian demining organisation globally and in Ukraine. HALO has worked in Ukraine since 2016, initially operating from Kramatorsk to conduct mine clearance in Donetsk and Luhansk. Since February 2022, HALO has relocated and now operates in the Kyiv, Sumy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Mykolaiv, and Dnipro regions, employing over 1,100 Ukrainian women and men to clear landmines in their own communities. With support from Norway, HALO’s work benefits local communities, internally displaced people and returnees through survey, clearance, risk education, data collection and innovation.  

Clearing mines & Helping Countries Recover | The HALO Trust

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
The International Red Cross Movement (ICRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network. The ICRC has a special mandate under the Geneva Conventions to provide protection and assistance to victims of armed conflict. The ICRC has been present in Ukraine since 2014. The ICRC works in active conflict areas close to hostilities and along the frontline in Ukraine. The ICRC also has activities in neighbouring countries, including in the Republic of Moldova. In addition to emergency aid, the ICRC works on tracing missing persons, relaying messages from prisoners of war to their families and engaging in dialogue with the parties to the conflict on their obligations under international humanitarian law.

International Committee of the Red Cross (

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the member organisation of 191 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, including the Norwegian Red Cross, and has a coordinating role in the humanitarian work globally. The IFRC has been present in Ukraine since 2013. The IFRC works in Ukraine and with National Societies in 17 other European countries affected by the conflict. The focus of its efforts is humanitarian aid, strengthening the national Red Cross society and humanitarian diplomacy. In neighbouring countries, the main target group is refugees and host families. The most important local partner is the Ukrainian Red Cross and the national societies in each country.

Homepage | IFRC


Other partners in the Nansen Support Programme for Ukraine (not administered by Norad)

Published 23.02.2024
Last updated 23.02.2024