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ICVA is a global network of non-governmental organisations whose mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective...
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Established in 1962 by a small coalition of refugee and migration focused non-governmental organisations (NGOs), ICVA has grown into...
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The vision of ICVA is a world in which crises-affected populations are effectively protected, assisted, and enabled to rebuild their lives and livelihoods with dignity.


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Latest Updates

Vacancy Notice
7 June, 2023
Consultancy- Pooled Funding Models: Governance Systems and Operational Aspects
Subject / country based pooled funds / humanitarian financing /

Through this consultancy, ICVA is seeking to assess the governance system of the NGO-hosted and NGO-led Sahel Regional Fund (SRF) and its added value against other new pooled funding models, develop forward-looking recommendations towards an independent governance system of the SRF, and compile good practices and lessons learnt from other pooled funds. In a second phase, ICVA will seek to assess the relevance of the operational model of the SRF, in comparison with other pooled funding models, will be developed.

Application deadline  – 12 July 2023

Check out more information in the below link and apply.

6 June, 2023
Pooled Funding at a Crossroads – A Comprehensive Review and Analysis
Subject / humanitarian financing / country based pooled funds /
Pooled Funding at a Crossroads

Pooled funding has become increasingly popular as an efficient solution to enhance effectiveness of humanitarian action. The Covid-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan organized through IASC is an example of pooled funding being used to channel funds faster to frontline humanitarian responders. Contributions to the OCHA-managed pooled funds have seen a steady growth since 2011-2012, drawing increased attention and examination into their impact and potential. A review of existing literature explores the strengths and weaknesses of pooled funds in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, innovation, learning, knowledge sharing, and achieving broader policy objectives.

The review highlights potential gaps in the literature that could be explored by ICVA and its membership while also identifying future trends relevant for ICVA’s research, advocacy, and policy agendas.

20 April, 2023
ICVA Annual Report 2022
Subject / ICVA /
2022 Annual Report Cover

Our 2022 Annual Report reflects on ICVA’s 60th anniversary and implementation of the ICVA 2030 strategy, highlighting our continued efforts in redefining our role, increasing our influence and impact on humanitarian policy and practice, and adapting our work to meet local humanitarian needs.



Climate Change and Humanitarian Action Learning Stream
28 August, 2022
Climate Change and Humanitarian Action Learning Stream
Subject / Learning / Cross-cutting issues /

This learning stream provides a platform for the broader humanitarian community to better understand how we can reduce our impact of climate change by accelerating action and increasing environmental sustainability. The series focuses on practical ways of applying the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations and sharing lessons learned on how the commitments can be translated into practice.

Topics covered in this webinar series include:

  • Climate Financing and Humanitarian Action
  • Understanding Climate Change Loss and Damage and Links to Humanitarian Action
  • The Road to COP27: Why should humanitarian NGOs engage?
  • Understanding and Integrating Climate and Environment Risk Data in Humanitarian Action
  • Embracing the leadership of local actors and communities in community action
  • Practical tools and initiatives for reducing environmental impact in humanitarian action
  • Maximising the environmental sustainability of our work
  • Adapting to the impacts of the climate and environmental crises
  • The Climate and Environment Charter for humanitarian organisations

Next Events

23 March, 2023
Addressing Statelessness in Europe
Subject / Forced migration /

About the event

The conference will take place on 8-9 June 2023 at the Universidad Complutense Madrid. The event is organised by the European Network on Statelessness in collaboration with Fundación Cepaim and the Universidad Complutense Madrid.

The conference will bring together the insights and perspectives of experts from across Europe, including lawyers, NGOs, stateless activists, refugee community representatives and academics, as well as representatives from regional institutions, governments, inter-governmental-organisations, ombudspersons/monitoring bodies and other stakeholders mandated to work on issues related to statelessness and forced migration.

The programme is designed as an interactive space to facilitate the sharing of information and good practices. The objective is to identify new solutions and galvanise an effective pan-regional strategy to address current gaps and problems. The conference will also include some sessions dedicated to the specific context in Spain, as well as provide a forum to debate opportunities to address statelessness during Spain’s forthcoming Presidency of the EU.


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