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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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ICVA's Focus Areas

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

Summary Report
7 May, 2024
Summary Report – 2024 ICVA Annual Conference Session One
Subject / Annual Conference / Coordination /
Ac 2024 Session One

The ICVA Annual Conference Session one focused on trust among NGOs in addressing humanitarian dilemmas and upholding principles, emphasising how these factors influence trust-building or erosion within the humanitarian system.

Click on the below link to read the Summary Report.

Meeting Recording
22 January, 2024
ICVA Roundtable on Humanitarian Needs
Subject / Humanitarian /
Roundtable (1)

ICVA hosted a roundtable discussion on humanitarian needs for its members on 17 January 2024. This discussion builds upon a previous session focused on ‘Humanitarian Prioritization: Principles, Ethics and Realities’.

The focal point of the discussion was a newly released policy paper titled “How should we define and prioritize humanitarian need?” The paper, authored by Hugo Slim from the University of Oxford and commissioned by Impact Initiatives, has been published by the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies. It offers an independent ethical perspective on humanitarian need.

The primary objective of this paper is to stimulate a broader policy debate on humanitarian needs within the humanitarian sector in 2024.

To read the paper, visit: https://www.humanitarianstudies.no/resource/how-should-we-define-and-prioritise-humanitarian-need/

Click the link below to watch the recording.

18 December, 2023
Pooled Funding Models: Governance Systems. A Comparative Study
Subject / humanitarian financing / Country Based Pooled Funds /

This comparative analysis contributes to understanding the landscape of Pooled Funds governance models, sheds light on good practices observed these Pooled Funds, and provides recommendations towards an independent governance system.

Click on the below links to read the Report and the Briefing Note.



5 December, 2023
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Online Course
Subject / Diversity, Inclusion & Equity /

Next Events

Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week – Asia Pacific 2024
14 May, 2024
Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week – Asia Pacific 2024
Subject / Asia region / Localization / Grand Bargain / Humanitarian /
RHPW 2024

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) 2024

Theme: Sparking Global Change through Local Solutions in Humanitarian Action

The event will be held from 10 – 12 December 2024.

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand


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