Protecting principled humanitarian action: An honest conversion on risk
ICVA Annual Conference 2020
English, French, Arabic
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 ICVA held it’s first-ever Virtual Annual Conference on principled humanitarian action and risk
The ICVA 2020 Annual Conference took the form of three webinar sessions organised in collaboration with PHAP. The conference showed that we, as a sector, are agile. We continue delivering to our mandate while complying with the duty of care for our staff. COVID-19 was inescapable throughout the discussions of the Annual Conference, touching on the ability of locally based humanitarian actors, including youth, to respond and on lobbying for exceptional measures from donors for quick decision-making, flexibility and a real risk sharing attitude.
However, as other disrupters and challenges discussed throughout the three sessions, it has not put principled humanitarian action on hold. As follow-up to the conference and what was considered as important topics to further explore, ICVA has put together a Learning Stream on Risk Management in Practice so that NGOs can better navigate and understand risk.
Recordings of the three sessions
A setting the stage on protection of Humanitarian Principles.
An honest conversation on risk – perspectives shared on what are the risks faced by NGOs.
This session looked at how NGOs and other partners are mobilising collaborative and collective action to promote principled humanitarian action and better manage risk and how NGOs and partners can get involved.