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.
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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
Session 2: What Risks?
Session 3: What's Next?
- ICVA briefing paper, "Risk and Humanitarian Culture"
- ICVA-PHAP webinar "Risky Business: Reframing the fundementals of risk management for humanitarians", 21 November 2019
- InterAction, Resources on NGO Risk Management
- Norwegian Refugee Council, “Principles Under Pressure”: The impact counterterrorism measure and preventing/countering violent extremism on principled humanitarian action” (2018)
- Norwegian Refugee Council and Handicap International, “Challenges to Principled Humanitarian Action: Perspectives from four countries” (2016)
- ICRC and Deakin University, Australia “Principled Humanitarian Action Roundtable report” (2015)
- ICVA briefing paper on Risk to be published soon
Suggested resources from participants and speakers
The following resources were recommended by speakers and participants during the conference:
ICVA’s statement on COVID-19
- COVID-19: NGOs critical to the delivery of principled and effective humanitarian assistance (International Council of Voluntary Agencies, 2020)
- A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data (John P.A. Ioannidis, 2020)
- NRC’s Practical Guide for Project Cycle Management and Counterterrorism Risks (Norwegian Refugee Council, 2020)
On risk sharing from a local perspective:
- No Shared Risk - No Partnership (Global Mentoring Initiative, 2020)
PSEA and harassment
- The Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response, 2020)
- IASC Champion on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment (Inter-Agency Standing Committee)
More on UNHCR’s actions to address sexual misconduct:
- 2019 In Review: Joining Up Forces Against Sexual Misconduct (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 2020)
- Our fight against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
Other initiatives presented
Call for Humanitarian Action
- Call for Action to strengthen respect for international humanitarian law and principled humanitarian action (Alliance for Multilateralism, 2019)
- The Alliance for Multilateralism
For a list of countries that are supporting the Call for Action:
- Appel à l’action humanitaire (France Diplomatie: Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères, 2020)
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:
- PREPARED-FOR-PARTNERSHIP? Trust and distrust in international cooperation (Koenraad Van Brabant, 2019)
Localization and the Grand Bargain
- A Grander Bargain 2030 (Alliance for Empowering Partnership)
- Localisation in Conflict Situations: Not Holier than You!? (Koenraad Van Brabant, 2017)
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