ICVA's Virtual Annual Conference 2020





Each year, ICVA holds an Annual Conference, which provides an important opportunity for members to connect and discuss issues relevant to the humanitarian sector, as informed by ICVA’s membership base. On 18 March, ICVA held it's first-ever Virtual Annual Conference on principled humanitarian action and risk. It took the form of three webinar sessions organised in collaboration with PHAP. 

The recordings are now available (see below under each session). French and Arabic subtitles will be added soon to the recordings. 

Read the 2020 Annual Conference Report!

For those who want to find out more about what ICVA members and partners are working on - Initiatives on Principles and Risk by ICVA members and partners



Session 1: Principles at Risk

You can listen to the Podcast here




Session 2: What Risks?

You can listen to the Podcast here



Session 3: What's Next?

You can listen to the Podcast here



Background reading


Suggested resources from participants and speakers

The following resources were recommended by speakers and participants during the conference:


ICVA’s statement on COVID-19

Risk management

On risk sharing from a local perspective:

PSEA and harassment

More on UNHCR’s actions to address sexual misconduct:

Other initiatives presented

Call for Humanitarian Action

For a list of countries that are supporting the Call for Action:


For more examples of concrete youth engagement, UNMGCY Migration website with statements, impact reports, and outcome documents:

  • Youth for Migration (United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth / Children and Youth International)


On trust, distrust, and partnerships:

Localization and the Grand Bargain



ICVA is grateful to its membership, Board and partners for dues, funding and other contributions and in – kind support.

We would also like to thank the following governments, organisations, and members for their generous support:

  • German Humanitarian Assistance
  • Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Republic and State of Geneva
  • UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency
  • Open Society Foundations