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ICVA is a global network of non-governmental organizations whose mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective......
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Since its establishment in 1962, ICVA has grown into a diverse network of more than 160 NGO members operating in 160 countries......
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Our strategy sets the direction of our work to achieve our mission of making humanitarian action more principled and effective.

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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
26 October, 2023
Vacancy Notice: Head of Humanitarian Finance
Subject / humanitarian financing /

ICVA is seeking a Head of Humanitarian Finance to be responsible for leading on the strategic direction of ICVA’s work in Humanitarian Finance.

Reporting to the Director of Policy, this position is based in Geneva.

Application deadline 31 December 2023.

Job description and application procedure in below link.

2 November, 2023
Progress towards the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: An ICVA Perspective
Subject / Inclusion & Diversity /
Online Inclusion Report

The report examines the implementation of IASC Guidelines on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action.

Click on the below link to read the report.

Baseline Report
5 September, 2023
A Humanitarian Localization Baseline for Ukraine
Subject / Localization / Ukraine /
Humanitarian Localization Baseline for Ukraine

The understanding of localization in the humanitarian response in Ukraine remains a key policy and practice concern for donors and humanitarian actors. While localization of the humanitarian response in Ukraine is frequently stressed as a priority, there have been only limited efforts to date to build evidence, evaluate impact, strengthen accountability, and develop strategic tools that can facilitate practical approaches to local leadership and quality humanitarian response.

This initiative attempts to establish ‘where we are’ in terms of the localization of humanitarian assistance in the response. Stakeholders can then establish the direction of travel to reach an objective, both collectively and independently. It further creates a baseline from which actors in Ukraine and elsewhere can continue to regularly assess humanitarian localization development by using the same methodology as with other responses across the globe.

Click on the below links to read the report in English and Ukrainian.



Climate Change and Humanitarian Action Learning Stream
28 August, 2022
Climate Change and Humanitarian Action Learning Stream
Subject / Learning / Climate & environment /

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:

  • Humanitarian Response and Loss and Damage Finance: Coordinating Action to Meet Rising Needs
  • 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

1 August, 2023
Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week – Asia Pacific 2023
Subject / Asia region / Nexus / humanitarian financing / Climate & environment /
RHPW 2023 Backdrop

International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Network (ADRRN), Community World Service Asia (CWSA), and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), are collectively planning a Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week (RHPW) 2023.

The event will be held from 11 – 13 December 2023.

Venue: Holiday Inn Bangkok

1 Sukhumvit Alley 22, Klongton, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand


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