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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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Our strategy sets the direction of our work to achieve our mission of making humanitarian action more principled and effective...

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Read ICVA's Strategic Priorities for 2022-2024

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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Call for Registration and Contributors for the Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week
18 January, 2022
Call for Registration and Contributors for the 2022 Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Partnership Week
Subject / Coordination / Climate & environment / Gender / Asia region / humanitarian financing / Inclusion & Diversity /
2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week
Description

The 2022 Humanitarian Partnership week aims to:

  • Showcase diverse views, understanding and analysis from different stakeholders in the Asia Pacific region based on their own contexts and expertise. 
  • Catalyse plan for actions and commitments to advance the various priority areas and inform regional actions moving forward. 
  • Exchange information on resources, events or initiatives that other stakeholders may be interested to join or support in 2022. 
IASC Guidance Understanding and Addressing Bureaucratic and Administrative Impediments to Humanitarian Action: Framework for a System-wide Approach
12 January, 2022
IASC Guidance Understanding and Addressing Bureaucratic and Administrative Impediments to Humanitarian Action
Subject / Coordination /
IASC Guidance Understanding and Addressing Bureaucratic and Administrative Impediments to Humanitarian Action
Description

This framework aims to support Humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) better collectively understand and address Bureaucratic and Administrative Impediments (BAI) to the work of humanitarian actors.

ICVA and UNHCR Publication
15 December, 2021
Local Solutions for Refugees: Key considerations
Subject / Forced migration / Global compact on refugees /
Local Solutions for Refugees: Key considerations
Description

More than ever, ensuring refugees’ access to durable solutions requires concerted efforts and shared responsibility among all stakeholders. This paper aims to contribute to this objective by developing a better understanding of how local solutions may contribute to offering additional avenues to durable solutions for refugees.

ICVA bulletin
9 December, 2021
ICVA Bulletin
Subject / ICVA Bulletin /
ICVA Bulletin
Description

Check out the latest in forced migration, coordination, financing as well as child rights, climate action and safeguarding.

Resource page
19 November, 2021
Common Humanitarianism
Subject / humanitarian financing / Climate & environment / NGO fora / Localization /
Common Humanitarianism
Description

This policy paper seeks to amplify the views and experiences articulated during the 2020 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Events on what will the future of humanitarianism look like in the Asia-Pacific region over the next decade.

 

Resource page
4 October, 2021
The Evolution of Syrian NGO Networks – Their Role in Humanitarian Response and Long-term Prospects
Subject / Middle East and North Africa region / Cross-cutting issues /
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Description

This study is part of the larger Syrian NGO Network Engagement and Partnership Programme, carried out by ICVA in strategic partnership with UNDP Syria. It aims to document the evolution of Syrian NGO networks over time, emphasizing how they have played a role in collective advocacy work and representation for local Syrians.

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E-learning

Practical Tools and Initiatives for reducing Environmental Impact in Humanitarian Action
10 January, 2022
Practical Tools and Initiatives for reducing Environmental Impact in Humanitarian Action
Subject / Learning / Climate & environment /
Practical tools and initiatives for reducing environmental impact in humanitarian action
Description

This topic provides a deeper insight into tools being developed and initiatives put into place by organisations to reduce their environmental impact.

Climate Change and Humanitarian Action Learning Stream
30 September, 2021
Climate Change and Humanitarian Action Learning Stream
Subject / Learning / Cross-cutting issues /
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Description

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:

  • 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
Events

Next Events

NGO side event
30 September, 2021
NGO side event Refugee protection: Share- not shift- responsibility
Subject / Forced migration /
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