ICVA Annual Conference 2018

Each year, ICVA holds an Annual Conference, which provides an important opportunity for members to convene and discuss issues relevant to the humanitarian sector, as informed by ICVA’s membership base.

ICVA’s 2018 Annual Conference

Navigating the Nexus: NGO Perspectives


This year we decided to take a critical and deep look at the “triple nexus” - the inter-connection between humanitarian action, development, and peace. Anchored in the ICVA network’s dedication to principled and effective humanitarian action, ICVA’s 2018 Annual Conference provided a space for ICVA members and key stakeholders to share lessons learned, best practice and processes, challenges and concerns faced by NGOs and humanitarian actors when working, in a principles manner in the nexus. The conference reminded us that it is important to put people at the centre in planning and programming so as to truly understand the type of interventions required, be they from a humanitarian, development or peacebuilding approach.  Find below the Annual Conference report.




Concept Note 

Agenda with full list of speakers

Speaker Bios


Background documents: 

ICVA’s briefing papers on the New Way of Working, the path towards a Global Compact on Refugees, and the Grand Bargain will be useful pre-reading materials in advance of the conference.