A Bridge Between Humanitarian Actors

Focus areas

Regional Hubs

In 2013 ICVA established three Regional Hubs in Asia, Africa and MENA. These hubs have enabled ICVA to be closer to its members, NGO networks and humanitarian partners.

Concretely this means being close to country operations, providing on–the-ground information to inform global policy debates, and offering much needed platforms for collective advocacy.

 

We would particularly like to thank ICMC in Amman, International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Nairobi and Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) in Bangkok for hosting the ICVA Regional Hubs. Their support to this initiative has been invaluable!

Asia and the Pacific

Asia and Pacific Regional Hub...

The ICVA Regional Hub in Asia was established in July 2013 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand...
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Introduction to the Asia and Pacific Regional Hub

The ICVA’s Asia Hub, based in Bangkok, Thailand, was established in 2013 following consultations held in 2012 with national and international NGOs operating in the region. Since its opening, the Hub has engaged widely with members and partners in the region, through a range of projects, events, research, facilitations and missions that have fed into our global and regional portfolios.

The ICVA Asia Regional Hub works closely with members and NGO fora to:

  • Strengthen the role of NGO fora in regional and national-level humanitarian coordination and advocacy
  • Facilitate ICVA’s engagement with inter-governmental organizations and Member States in the region
  • Link operational realities to global policies and practice
  • Create opportunities for regional consultation and collective action on issues of common interest
ICVA Asia Working Group

This platform is for members to:

  • Exchange information and share regionally focused perspectives on the development of the humanitarian sector
  • Increase understanding and share opportunities for engagement with diverse and key actors in the region
  • Identify opportunities for engagement in regional or global advocacy initiatives

Topics addressed include: the Grand Bargain, Global Compact on Refugees, IASC Regional Network, and regional engagement with diverse humanitarian actors.

To join the group contact the ICVA Asia Regional Representative.

Asia and Pacific Regional Resources

Paper
1 October 2022
ICVA Asia and the Pacific Region Direction Paper 2022 – 2024
Subject/ Asia region /
Regional direction papers
Description

The 2022-2024 direction paper sets the focus of ICVA’s work in Asia and the Pacific Region and is guided by the ICVA 2030 Strategy.

Briefing Paper
8 April 2022
The Grand Bargain 2.0 Explained - An ICVA Briefing Paper (2022)
Subject/ Grand Bargain / humanitarian financing /
The Grand Bargain Explained - An ICVA Briefing Paper
Description

Following the ‘Grand Bargain explained’ paper published in March 2017, ICVA has drafted the ‘Grand Bargain 2.0 explained’ briefing paper to support humanitarian actors, particularly NGOs, to better understand and engage in this new phase of the Grand Bargain 2.0 from 2021 – 2023.

Special thanks to The Amity Foundation for their diligent efforts in translating this essential document into Chinese.

Appeal
30 May 2008
Appeal - Thailand Burma Border Consortium Support Refugees from Burma - Put Rice in the Pot
Subject/ Food insecurity / Asia region / humanitarian financing /
Appeal - Thailand Burma Border Consortium Support Refugees from Burma - Put Rice in the Pot
Description

The Thailand Burma Border Consortium’s appeal to donors for funds to provide food for Burmese refugees living in camps along the Thailand Burma border.

Assessment
1 October 2009
Assessment - World Health Organization Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Parma the Philippines - Public Health Risk Assessment and Interventions
Subject/ Climate & environment / Asia region /
Assessment - World Health Organization Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Parma the Philippines - Public Health Risk Assessment and Interventions
Description

This 2009 World Health Organization public health risk assessment provided health professionals in United Nations agencies, nongovernmental organizations, donor agencies and local authorities currently working with populations affected by the emergency in the Philippines, with up-to-date technical guidance on the major public health threats faced by the flood-affected population.

Brochure
6 October 2009
Brochure - Church World Service Pakistan Afghanistan Sphere Training of Trainers
Subject/ Quality and accountability / Asia region /
Brochure - Church World Service Pakistan Afghanistan Sphere Training of Trainers
Description

This brochure advertizes the forthcoming Sphere Training of Trainers course, offered by the Church World Service – Pakistan/Afghanistan. The aim of this workshop is to ensure that all relevant agencies are given the opportunity to build their awareness and practice in relation to Sphere Minimum Standards, so that their work is representative of recognized “best practice” in humanitarian work.

Presentation
10 September 2017
Understanding the AHA Centre
Subject/ Asia region /
OCHA ppt AHA Centre.pdf
Description

Presentation by Oliver Lacey-Hall at the ICVA regional elearning webinar on Understanding ASEAN: The role of the AHA centre on 12 October 2017.

Report
23 December 2019
Positive Disruption? China’s Humanitarian Aid
Subject/ Asia region /
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Description

China’s global aid program is evolving and expanding prompting considerable interest from the international humanitarian sector. Much attention has been paid to developments in Chinese aid. Most work examines the geopolitical, development aid and security policy angles, rather than the operational and policy implications for humanitarian aid. There is less understanding of how Chinese and traditional actors can engage on humanitarian reform. This practice paper aims to address that gap, as part of the Humanitarian Horizons research program, which seeks to stimulate discussion and inform practice.

Report
1 February 2021
Asia and the Pacific Regional Hub - Regional Direction and Achievements 2019-2020
Subject/ Asia region /
ICVA statement
12 September 2021
ICVA Statement at High-level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan
Subject/ Forced migration / Asia region /
Afghan statement
Description

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, convened a high-level ministerial meeting on Monday September 13th 2021 to show solidarity with Afghanistan’s people and pledge tangible support. At this meeting our Executive Director, Ignacio Packer presented a statement.

Resource page
19 November 2021
Common Humanitarianism
Subject/ humanitarian financing / Climate & environment / NGO fora / Localization / Asia region /
Common Humanitarianism
Description

This policy paper seeks to amplify the views and experiences articulated during the 2020 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Events on what will the future of humanitarianism look like in the Asia-Pacific region over the next decade.

 

Call for Registration and Contributors for the Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week
18 January 2022
Call for Registration and Contributors for the 2022 Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Partnership Week
Subject/ Coordination / Climate & environment / Gender / Asia region / humanitarian financing / Inclusion & Diversity /
2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week
Description

The 2022 Humanitarian Partnership week aimed to:

  • Showcase diverse views, understanding and analysis from different stakeholders in the Asia Pacific region based on their own contexts and expertise. 
  • Catalyse plan for actions and commitments to advance the various priority areas and inform regional actions moving forward. 
  • Exchange information on resources, events or initiatives that other stakeholders may be interested to join or support in 2022. 
Event
28 January 2022
2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week Concept Note and Resources
Subject/ Asia region /
2021 REg partnerswk
Description

The 2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week took place virtually from  January 31~February 4, 2022, under the theme Building a more Inclusive Humanitarian Ecosystem

 

Press Release: Team of Humanitarian Experts Concludes Mission to Afghanistan
25 February 2022
Press Release: Team of Humanitarian Experts Conclude Mission to Afghanistan
Subject/ Coordination / Asia region /
Press Release - Team of Humanitarian Experts Concludes Mission to Afghanistan
Description

A press statement on IASC’s Emergency Directors Group’s five-day mission to Afghanistan while calling for urgent support to life-saving humanitarian action.

Report
10 March 2022
Report - Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Subject/ Coordination / Forced migration / Asia region /
afghan report
Description

This briefing paper covers a historical analysis of NGO – Taliban relations. It highlights the challenges currently faced by the NGOs in Afghanistan, with a focus on national and local NGOs, based on findings from 41 key informant interviews and a desk review of currently available literature. It concludes with recommendations for the humanitarian sector as they move forward with meeting the needs of vulnerable Afghan people during this complex crisis.

Working Groups
29 March 2022
Working Groups
Subject/ Asia region /
Working Groups
Description

Interagency and Asia Pacific technical working groups

ICVA Statement
1 April 2022
ICVA Statement - Afghanistan Conference 2022
Subject/ Asia region / Coordination /
ICVA Statement
Description

ICVA Statement during the Afghanistan Conference 2022. A High-level pledging event on supporting the Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan. The meeting was convened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, joined by Member State co-hosts including the Governments of Qatar, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Papers
1 October 2022
ICVA Regional Direction Papers 2022 - 2024
Subject/ Africa region / Asia region / Middle East and North Africa region / Latin America /
Regional direction papers
Description

The 2022-2024 direction papers set the focus of ICVA’s work in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and MENA regions. They are guided by the ICVA 2030 Strategy.

2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week

The 2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week took place virtually from  31 January to 4 February, 2022, under the theme Building a more Inclusive Humanitarian Ecosystem. The event aimed to:

  • Showcase diverse views, understanding and analysis from different stakeholders in the Asia Pacific region based on their own contexts and expertise
  • Catalyse plan for actions and commitments to advance the various priority areas and inform regional actions moving forward 
  • Exchange information on resources, events or initiatives that other stakeholders may be interested to join or support in 2022

Explore all the sessions.

Event
28 January 2022
2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week Concept Note and Resources
Subject/ Asia region /
2021 REg partnerswk
Description

The 2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week took place virtually from  January 31~February 4, 2022, under the theme Building a more Inclusive Humanitarian Ecosystem

 

Appeal
30 May 2008
Appeal - Thailand Burma Border Consortium Support Refugees from Burma - Put Rice in the Pot
Subject/ Food insecurity / Asia region / humanitarian financing /
Appeal - Thailand Burma Border Consortium Support Refugees from Burma - Put Rice in the Pot
Description

The Thailand Burma Border Consortium’s appeal to donors for funds to provide food for Burmese refugees living in camps along the Thailand Burma border.

Assessment
1 October 2009
Assessment - World Health Organization Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Parma the Philippines - Public Health Risk Assessment and Interventions
Subject/ Climate & environment / Asia region /
Assessment - World Health Organization Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Parma the Philippines - Public Health Risk Assessment and Interventions
Description

This 2009 World Health Organization public health risk assessment provided health professionals in United Nations agencies, nongovernmental organizations, donor agencies and local authorities currently working with populations affected by the emergency in the Philippines, with up-to-date technical guidance on the major public health threats faced by the flood-affected population.

Brochure
6 October 2009
Brochure - Church World Service Pakistan Afghanistan Sphere Training of Trainers
Subject/ Quality and accountability / Asia region /
Brochure - Church World Service Pakistan Afghanistan Sphere Training of Trainers
Description

This brochure advertizes the forthcoming Sphere Training of Trainers course, offered by the Church World Service – Pakistan/Afghanistan. The aim of this workshop is to ensure that all relevant agencies are given the opportunity to build their awareness and practice in relation to Sphere Minimum Standards, so that their work is representative of recognized “best practice” in humanitarian work.

Presentation
10 September 2017
Understanding the AHA Centre
Subject/ Asia region /
OCHA ppt AHA Centre.pdf
Description

Presentation by Oliver Lacey-Hall at the ICVA regional elearning webinar on Understanding ASEAN: The role of the AHA centre on 12 October 2017.

Report
23 December 2019
Positive Disruption? China’s Humanitarian Aid
Subject/ Asia region /
positive_disruption_china
Description

China’s global aid program is evolving and expanding prompting considerable interest from the international humanitarian sector. Much attention has been paid to developments in Chinese aid. Most work examines the geopolitical, development aid and security policy angles, rather than the operational and policy implications for humanitarian aid. There is less understanding of how Chinese and traditional actors can engage on humanitarian reform. This practice paper aims to address that gap, as part of the Humanitarian Horizons research program, which seeks to stimulate discussion and inform practice.

Report
1 February 2021
Asia and the Pacific Regional Hub - Regional Direction and Achievements 2019-2020
Subject/ Asia region /
ICVA statement
12 September 2021
ICVA Statement at High-level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan
Subject/ Forced migration / Asia region /
Afghan statement
Description

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, convened a high-level ministerial meeting on Monday September 13th 2021 to show solidarity with Afghanistan’s people and pledge tangible support. At this meeting our Executive Director, Ignacio Packer presented a statement.

Resource page
19 November 2021
Common Humanitarianism
Subject/ humanitarian financing / Climate & environment / NGO fora / Localization / Asia region /
Common Humanitarianism
Description

This policy paper seeks to amplify the views and experiences articulated during the 2020 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Events on what will the future of humanitarianism look like in the Asia-Pacific region over the next decade.

 

Call for Registration and Contributors for the Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week
18 January 2022
Call for Registration and Contributors for the 2022 Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Partnership Week
Subject/ Coordination / Climate & environment / Gender / Asia region / humanitarian financing / Inclusion & Diversity /
2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week
Description

The 2022 Humanitarian Partnership week aimed to:

  • Showcase diverse views, understanding and analysis from different stakeholders in the Asia Pacific region based on their own contexts and expertise. 
  • Catalyse plan for actions and commitments to advance the various priority areas and inform regional actions moving forward. 
  • Exchange information on resources, events or initiatives that other stakeholders may be interested to join or support in 2022. 
Event
28 January 2022
2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week Concept Note and Resources
Subject/ Asia region /
2021 REg partnerswk
Description

The 2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week took place virtually from  January 31~February 4, 2022, under the theme Building a more Inclusive Humanitarian Ecosystem

 

Press Release: Team of Humanitarian Experts Concludes Mission to Afghanistan
25 February 2022
Press Release: Team of Humanitarian Experts Conclude Mission to Afghanistan
Subject/ Coordination / Asia region /
Press Release - Team of Humanitarian Experts Concludes Mission to Afghanistan
Description

A press statement on IASC’s Emergency Directors Group’s five-day mission to Afghanistan while calling for urgent support to life-saving humanitarian action.

Report
10 March 2022
Report - Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Subject/ Coordination / Forced migration / Asia region /
afghan report
Description

This briefing paper covers a historical analysis of NGO – Taliban relations. It highlights the challenges currently faced by the NGOs in Afghanistan, with a focus on national and local NGOs, based on findings from 41 key informant interviews and a desk review of currently available literature. It concludes with recommendations for the humanitarian sector as they move forward with meeting the needs of vulnerable Afghan people during this complex crisis.

Working Groups
29 March 2022
Working Groups
Subject/ Asia region /
Working Groups
Description

Interagency and Asia Pacific technical working groups

ICVA Statement
1 April 2022
ICVA Statement - Afghanistan Conference 2022
Subject/ Asia region / Coordination /
ICVA Statement
Description

ICVA Statement during the Afghanistan Conference 2022. A High-level pledging event on supporting the Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan. The meeting was convened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, joined by Member State co-hosts including the Governments of Qatar, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Papers
1 October 2022
ICVA Regional Direction Papers 2022 - 2024
Subject/ Africa region / Asia region / Middle East and North Africa region / Latin America /
Regional direction papers
Description

The 2022-2024 direction papers set the focus of ICVA’s work in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and MENA regions. They are guided by the ICVA 2030 Strategy.

Understanding ASEAN: The Role of the AHA Centre

This Regional Learning Webinar was an opportunity to discuss and share with our members and NGO partners. It aimed to :

  • Provide an understanding of the operations and structure of the AHA Centre (ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management)
  • Explore opportunities for partnership between NGOs and the AHA Centre
  • Offer perspectives on how this type of model can evolve / change to better engage multiple stakeholders in the region (and globally)
Regional webinar: Understanding ASEAN
12 October 2017
Understanding ASEAN
Subject/ Asia region /
OCHA ppt AHA Centre.pdf
Description

This webinar provides a stronger understanding of the role of regional humanitarian actors.

Common Humanitarianism: Report on the Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Partnership Week 2020

This policy paper seeks to amplify the views and experiences articulated during the 2020 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Events on what will the future of humanitarianism look like in the Asia-Pacific region over the next decade.

Resource page
19 November 2021
Common Humanitarianism
Subject/ humanitarian financing / Climate & environment / NGO fora / Localization / Asia region /
Common Humanitarianism
Description

This policy paper seeks to amplify the views and experiences articulated during the 2020 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Events on what will the future of humanitarianism look like in the Asia-Pacific region over the next decade.

 

Appeal
30 May 2008
Appeal - Thailand Burma Border Consortium Support Refugees from Burma - Put Rice in the Pot
Subject/ Food insecurity / Asia region / humanitarian financing /
Appeal - Thailand Burma Border Consortium Support Refugees from Burma - Put Rice in the Pot
Description

The Thailand Burma Border Consortium’s appeal to donors for funds to provide food for Burmese refugees living in camps along the Thailand Burma border.

Assessment
1 October 2009
Assessment - World Health Organization Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Parma the Philippines - Public Health Risk Assessment and Interventions
Subject/ Climate & environment / Asia region /
Assessment - World Health Organization Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Parma the Philippines - Public Health Risk Assessment and Interventions
Description

This 2009 World Health Organization public health risk assessment provided health professionals in United Nations agencies, nongovernmental organizations, donor agencies and local authorities currently working with populations affected by the emergency in the Philippines, with up-to-date technical guidance on the major public health threats faced by the flood-affected population.

Brochure
6 October 2009
Brochure - Church World Service Pakistan Afghanistan Sphere Training of Trainers
Subject/ Quality and accountability / Asia region /
Brochure - Church World Service Pakistan Afghanistan Sphere Training of Trainers
Description

This brochure advertizes the forthcoming Sphere Training of Trainers course, offered by the Church World Service – Pakistan/Afghanistan. The aim of this workshop is to ensure that all relevant agencies are given the opportunity to build their awareness and practice in relation to Sphere Minimum Standards, so that their work is representative of recognized “best practice” in humanitarian work.

Presentation
10 September 2017
Understanding the AHA Centre
Subject/ Asia region /
OCHA ppt AHA Centre.pdf
Description

Presentation by Oliver Lacey-Hall at the ICVA regional elearning webinar on Understanding ASEAN: The role of the AHA centre on 12 October 2017.

Report
23 December 2019
Positive Disruption? China’s Humanitarian Aid
Subject/ Asia region /
positive_disruption_china
Description

China’s global aid program is evolving and expanding prompting considerable interest from the international humanitarian sector. Much attention has been paid to developments in Chinese aid. Most work examines the geopolitical, development aid and security policy angles, rather than the operational and policy implications for humanitarian aid. There is less understanding of how Chinese and traditional actors can engage on humanitarian reform. This practice paper aims to address that gap, as part of the Humanitarian Horizons research program, which seeks to stimulate discussion and inform practice.

Report
1 February 2021
Asia and the Pacific Regional Hub - Regional Direction and Achievements 2019-2020
Subject/ Asia region /
ICVA statement
12 September 2021
ICVA Statement at High-level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan
Subject/ Forced migration / Asia region /
Afghan statement
Description

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, convened a high-level ministerial meeting on Monday September 13th 2021 to show solidarity with Afghanistan’s people and pledge tangible support. At this meeting our Executive Director, Ignacio Packer presented a statement.

Resource page
19 November 2021
Common Humanitarianism
Subject/ humanitarian financing / Climate & environment / NGO fora / Localization / Asia region /
Common Humanitarianism
Description

This policy paper seeks to amplify the views and experiences articulated during the 2020 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Events on what will the future of humanitarianism look like in the Asia-Pacific region over the next decade.

 

Call for Registration and Contributors for the Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week
18 January 2022
Call for Registration and Contributors for the 2022 Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Partnership Week
Subject/ Coordination / Climate & environment / Gender / Asia region / humanitarian financing / Inclusion & Diversity /
2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week
Description

The 2022 Humanitarian Partnership week aimed to:

  • Showcase diverse views, understanding and analysis from different stakeholders in the Asia Pacific region based on their own contexts and expertise. 
  • Catalyse plan for actions and commitments to advance the various priority areas and inform regional actions moving forward. 
  • Exchange information on resources, events or initiatives that other stakeholders may be interested to join or support in 2022. 
Event
28 January 2022
2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week Concept Note and Resources
Subject/ Asia region /
2021 REg partnerswk
Description

The 2022 Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week took place virtually from  January 31~February 4, 2022, under the theme Building a more Inclusive Humanitarian Ecosystem

 

Press Release: Team of Humanitarian Experts Concludes Mission to Afghanistan
25 February 2022
Press Release: Team of Humanitarian Experts Conclude Mission to Afghanistan
Subject/ Coordination / Asia region /
Press Release - Team of Humanitarian Experts Concludes Mission to Afghanistan
Description

A press statement on IASC’s Emergency Directors Group’s five-day mission to Afghanistan while calling for urgent support to life-saving humanitarian action.

Report
10 March 2022
Report - Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Subject/ Coordination / Forced migration / Asia region /
afghan report
Description

This briefing paper covers a historical analysis of NGO – Taliban relations. It highlights the challenges currently faced by the NGOs in Afghanistan, with a focus on national and local NGOs, based on findings from 41 key informant interviews and a desk review of currently available literature. It concludes with recommendations for the humanitarian sector as they move forward with meeting the needs of vulnerable Afghan people during this complex crisis.

Working Groups
29 March 2022
Working Groups
Subject/ Asia region /
Working Groups
Description

Interagency and Asia Pacific technical working groups

ICVA Statement
1 April 2022
ICVA Statement - Afghanistan Conference 2022
Subject/ Asia region / Coordination /
ICVA Statement
Description

ICVA Statement during the Afghanistan Conference 2022. A High-level pledging event on supporting the Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan. The meeting was convened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, joined by Member State co-hosts including the Governments of Qatar, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Papers
1 October 2022
ICVA Regional Direction Papers 2022 - 2024
Subject/ Africa region / Asia region / Middle East and North Africa region / Latin America /
Regional direction papers
Description

The 2022-2024 direction papers set the focus of ICVA’s work in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and MENA regions. They are guided by the ICVA 2030 Strategy.

ICVA Asia team

Ms Keya Saha-Chaudhury
Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific
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Keya joined ICVA in 2020 and hopes to translate her experiences working in gender and health across the development and humanitarian space into an asset for the work of ICVA in the region.

She has over 12 years of experience working with local and international NGOs in the Asia Pacific Region including the Red Cross and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). She has worked with a diverse country portfolio, including Myanmar, China, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Nepal, Philippines and PNG.  Her work has focused on strengthening engagement of local NGOs in the humanitarian system, emergency preparedness and partnership development.

Ms Asma Saleem
Deputy Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific
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Asma has over 10 years of experience working with the government, NGOs, and private sectors on organizational development, partnerships, and community development. In her role as Deputy Regional Representative for the Asia Pacific, Asma provides support in setting the direction of ICVA’s work within the region and strengthening meaningful participation and linkages of regional and local actors in humanitarian coordination, preparedness, climate action, and partnership development.

She holds M.Phil. degree in International Relations and a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences.

Africa

Africa Regional Hub...

The ICVA Regional Hub in Africa was established in 2013 and is based in Nairobi and Dakar....
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Introduction to the Africa Regional Hub

The ICVA Regional Hub in Africa is based in Nairobi, Kenya and Dakar, Senegal. This regional hub was established in July 2013, following consultations held in 2012 with national and international NGOs operating in the region.  Since its opening, the Africa Regional Hub has engaged widely with members and partners in line with the overall strategy based on the four areas: forced migration, coordination, financing and cross cutting issues.

The ICVA Africa Regional Hub works closely with members and NGO fora to:

  • Strengthen the role of NGO fora in regional and national-level humanitarian coordination and advocacy
  • Facilitate ICVA members engagement with inter-governmental organizations and Member States in the region
  • Link operational realities to global policies and practice
  • Create opportunities for regional consultation and collective action on issues of common interest
ICVA Africa Working Group

This platform is for members to:

  • Exchange information on regionally focused perspectives on the development of the humanitarian sector
  • Increase understanding and share opportunities for engagement with diverse and key actors in the region
  • Identify opportunities for engagement in regional or global advocacy initiatives

Topics addressed include: the Grand Bargain, Global Compact on Refugees, IASC Regional Network, and regional engagement with diverse humanitarian actors.

To join the group contact the ICVA Africa Regional Representative.

Africa Regional Resources

Paper
1 October 2022
ICVA Africa Region Direction Paper 2022 – 2024
Subject/ Africa region /
Regional direction papers
Description

The 2022-2024 direction paper sets the focus of ICVA’s work in Africa and is guided by the ICVA 2030 Strategy.

Report
1 February 2021
Africa Regional Hub - Regional Direction and Achievements 2019-2020
Subject/ Africa region /
Advocacy Report
21 December 2006
Advocacy Report - Jesuit Refugee Service Six Months after the Official Closure of the IDP Camps - JRS Assessment of the IDP Return Process in Liberia
Subject/ Africa region / Protection /
Advocacy Report - Jesuit Refugee Service Six Months after the Official Closure of the IDP Camps JRS Assessment of the IDP Return Process in Liberia
Description

The Jesuit Refugee Service provides an advocacy report on the state of the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Liberia, six months after their official closure in April 2006. This report finds that some IDPs have remained in the camp sites, and identifies the specific humanitarian concerns that have arisen as a result.

Conference Statement
25 June 2007
Conference Statement - Horn of Africa Multi-Country Consultation on Food Security
Subject/ Africa region /
Conference Statement - Horn of Africa Multi-Country Consultation on Food Security
Description

A statement from the Horn of Africa Multi-Country Consultation on Food Security Conference, with a view to refocus the collective attention on food security in the region. This conference was attended by representatives of six governments in the Horn of Africa region, the African Union, regional bodies, United Nations agencies, the international donor community, international financial institutions, non-governmental organisations and research institutions. The statement contains broad consensuses reached, as well as next steps for further action.

Concept Note
29 September 2009
Concept Note - UNHCR Side Event to the 60th Session of the Executive Committee Update on the Somali Refugee Emergency and Protracted Refugee Situation in Dadaab, Kenya
Subject/ Africa region / UNHCR executive committee / Forced migration /
Concept Note - UNHCR Side Event to the 60th Session of the Executive Committee Update on the Somali Refugee Emergency and Protracted Refugee Situation in Dadaab, Kenya
Description

A concept note and flyer regarding a side event to the 60th session of the UNHCR Executive Committee, entitled “Update on the Somali Refugee Emergency and Protracted Refugee Situation in Dadaab, Kenya.” This event provides an update on the dramatic increase in the forced displacement of Somali, and the resulting overcrowding of refugee camps in Dadaab.

Concept Note
1 October 2009
Concept Note - UNHCR Side Event to the 60th Session of the Executive Committee The African Union's Role in the Protection of Forcibly Displaced Persons in Africa
Subject/ UNHCR executive committee / Forced migration / Africa region / Protection /
Concept Note - UNHCR Side Event to the 60th Session of the Executive Committee The African Union's Role in the Protection of Forcibly Displaced Persons in Africa
Description

A concept note and flyer regarding a side event to the 60th session of the UNHCR Executive Committee, entitled “The African Union’s Role in the Protection of Forcibly Displaced Persons in Africa.”

 

Consolidated Annual Financial Report
1 May 2011
Consolidated Annual Financial Report - United Nations Development Programme Common Humanitarian Fund for Central African Republic
Subject/ Africa region / Financing /
Consolidated Annual Financial Report - United Nations Development Programme Common Humanitarian Fund for Central African Republic
Description

This consolidated annual financial report on the Central African Republic Common Humanitarian Fund was prepared by the United Nations Development Programme Multi‐Donor Trust Fund Office. This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2010 and provides financial data on progress made in the implementation of projects funded by the Central African Republic Common Humanitarian Fund.

Concept Note
1 August 2011
Concept Note - OCHA Campaign for the Horn of Africa Drought
Subject/ humanitarian financing / Africa region / Famine /
Concept Note - OCHA Campaign for the Horn of Africa Drought
Description

This concept note discusses the launch of the OCHA Horn of Africa Drought Public Information Campaign, developed to raise awareness of the depth and scale of the drought and its impact. The campaign focused on two main issues, (1) to raise the profile of the famine in Somalia and the drought in the Horn of Africa, and (2) to raise the funds needed by humanitarian organizations as set out in the consolidated appeals.

Chairperson's Summary and Recommendations
18 August 2011
Chairperson's Summary and Recommendations - Food and Agriculture Organization Emergency in the Horn of Africa Follow-Up and Response Actions
Subject/ Africa region / Food insecurity / Famine /
Chairperson's Summary and Recommendations - Food and Agriculture Organization Emergency in the Horn of Africa Follow-Up and Response Actions
Description

The chairperson’s summary and recommendations from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s international meeting “Emergency in the Horn of Africa: Follow-Up and Response Actions.” This meeting took stock of the evolving situation, reviewed actions taken to date and identified measures required to address urgent needs, including funding gaps, as well as longer term follow-up investments and actions required to build resilience and tackle the root causes of crisis vulnerability in the Horn of Africa (HoA).

Communique
13 September 2011
Communique - African Union 293rd Meeting of the Peace and Security Council
Subject/ Cross-cutting issues / Africa region /
Communique - African Union 293rd Meeting of the Peace and Security Council
Description

This communique details the decisions adopted by the Peace and Security Council of the African Union at its 293rd meeting in regards to the situation in Somalia.

Concept Note
24 September 2011
Concept Note - OCHA Ministerial Mini-Summit Humanitarian Response to the Horn of Africa
Subject/ Africa region / Food insecurity / Famine /
Concept Note - OCHA Ministerial Mini-Summit Humanitarian Response to the Horn of Africa
Description

This OCHA concept note provides background information regarding a ministerial mini-summit in support of the humanitarian response to the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. The aim is to keep attention focused on the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and raise the necessary resources and support for the humanitarian response, mainly through the UN Consolidated Appeals (CAPs). The note also contains information regarding objectives, level of participation and a programme.

Press Release
22 April 2022
Press Release: Joint NGO Statement on Horn of Africa Hunger Crisis
Subject/ Food insecurity / Africa region /
Horn of Africa Hunger Crisis Statement
Description

As donors convene in Geneva from 25 April 2022, 53 NGOs and NGO networks have released a statement calling for an urgent and substantial step-up in funding and leadership to respond to the humanitarian catastrophe facing millions in the Horn of Africa due to the severe drought, warning that further delays will cost lives.

 

 

Consultancy
9 September 2022
Consultancy Support for Regional Representatives: West and Central Africa & East and Southern Africa
Subject/ ICVA / Africa region /
vacancy
Description

ICVA is seeking a consultant for two months to support the ICVA Regional Representatives in Kenya and Senegal.

Application deadline:23 September 2022

Start date: as soon as possible.

For more information see the ToR.

Papers
1 October 2022
ICVA Regional Direction Papers 2022 - 2024
Subject/ Africa region / Asia region / Middle East and North Africa region / Latin America /
Regional direction papers
Description

The 2022-2024 direction papers set the focus of ICVA’s work in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and MENA regions. They are guided by the ICVA 2030 Strategy.

Report
12 October 2022
Conclusions and Recommendations from the Civil Society and Local Action Day
Subject/ Civil society space / Food insecurity / Africa region /
Conclusions and Recommendations from the Civil Society and Local Action Day
Description

Conclusions and recommendations from the Civil Society and Local Action Day  on 9 October at the side-lines of the African Union’s High Level Food Security and Nutrition Conference in Addis Ababa.

ICVA Action Areas
19 June 2023
ICVA Action Areas for the Sudan Crisis Response
Subject/ Africa region /
ICVA Action Areas
Description

The ongoing crisis in Sudan has resulted in over 860 deaths, with tens of thousands of civilians displaced and fleeing to neighboring countries. Key infrastructure and services, including health facilities and water access, have been severely impacted, leaving millions of people without access to basic necessities. The humanitarian response efforts have also been compromised, with looting of humanitarian assets and offices hindering effective action in key locations. Despite these challenges, NGOs are committed to delivering aid and support to those in need. This crisis is likely to require a protracted response, and offers an opportunity to strengthen local capacities and resilience, improve coordination, and ensure a more principled and effective response. The ICVA Secretariat is taking an approach to support NGOs during the crisis.

Vacancy Notice
22 January 2024
Vacancy Notice: Consultancy - Localisation in Humanitarian Leadership
Subject/ Coordination / Africa region / Asia region / Latin America /
vacancy
Description

The objective of the consultancy is to map and document the extent of meaningful national NGO engagement in international humanitarian coordination structures in selected countries (max. 10) in the Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, and Asia Pacific regions. This includes:

  1. Assessment of existing quantitative data on national NGO participation.
  2. Qualitative research conducted through a desk review and key informant interviews, resulting in targeted recommendations for enhanced meaningful engagement of national NGOs.
  3. Documentation, through a number of case studies showing replicable positive practice in effective national NGO engagement in the mentioned high-level humanitarian coordination structures.

Application deadline:  2 February 2024.

ICVA Africa team

Mr Addis Tesfa
Regional Representative for East and Southern Africa
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Addis represents ICVA in East and Southern Africa.

Ms Nkirote Laiboni
Deputy Regional Representative for East and Southern Africa
Ms Adeline Benita
Regional Representative for West and Central Africa
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Adeline has worked for over 5 years in the Sahel region, first as INSO’ director in Mali, Burkina Faso and opening Niger, and then with the INGO forum in Mali. Before that, she worked around project and mission management in the positions of project manager and technical reference. Further, she has also held coordinator to country director positions in different countries (DRC, CAR, Haïti, Lebanon), sectors and INGOs.

She joined ICVA in 2022 as a Representative for West and Central Africa, based in Dakar. She holds a master’s degree in Social and Humanitarian Projects Management.

Ms Fatoumata Konate
Deputy Regional Representative for West and Central Africa
MENA

Middle East and North Africa Regional Hub...

The ICVA Regional Hub in MENA was established in October 2013 and is based in Amman, Jordan...
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Introduction to the ICVA MENA Regional Hub 

The ICVA MENA Regional Hub was established in October 2013 and is based in Amman, Jordan.

Since being established, the Hub has engaged in a number of activities that have fed into ICVA’s global strategy within ICVA’s core focus areas of forced displacement, humanitarian coordination and financing.

ICVA MENA Working Group

This platform is for members to:

  • Exchange information and share regionally focused perspectives on the development of the humanitarian sector
  • Increase understanding and share opportunities for engagement with diverse and key actors in the region
  • Identify opportunities for engagement in regional or global advocacy initiatives

Topics addressed include: the Grand Bargain, Global Compact on Refugees, IASC Regional Network, and regional engagement with diverse humanitarian actors.

To join the group contact the ICVA MENA Regional Representatives.

MENA Regional Resources

Paper
1 October 2022
ICVA Middle East and North Africa Region Direction Paper 2022 – 2024
Subject/ Middle East and North Africa region /
Regional direction papers
Description

The 2022-2024 direction paper sets the focus of ICVA’s work in the Middle East and North Africa Region and is guided by the ICVA 2030 Strategy.

Report
1 February 2021
MENA Regional Hub - Regional Direction and Achievements 2019-2020
Subject/ Middle East and North Africa region /
ICVA report
20 January 2021
Localization in Humanitarian Leadership
Subject/ Coordination / Middle East and North Africa region / Localization /
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Description

Against the current background of sustaining local responses, ICVA initiated this research aiming at mapping and documenting the extent of effective and meaningful NNGOs engagement in international humanitarian coordination structures. Focusing in specific at MENA region, the research explores NNGOs engagement in Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs), Country-Based Pooled Fund (CBPF) Advisory Boards, and sector or cluster coordination platforms. The contexts covered are Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, the occupied Palestinian territories, Syria (Damascus and Turkey-based operations as well as the Whole of Syria response), and Yemen. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative data, this research briefly profiles national leadership within the seven responses across MENA and outlines the state of NNGO engagement across the region.

Report
13 October 2020
Syrian NGO network engagement and partnership programme summary
Subject/ NGO fora /
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Description

The Syrian NGO Network Engagement and Partnership Programme is a strategic partnership between UNDP and ICVA to strengthen the capacity of Syrian NGO/CSO networks to enable them to play a vital role in joint coordination and representation by strengthening skills and capacity across a range of areas including joint coordination, governance, and strategic planning.

Briefing Paper
1 June 2006
Briefing Paper - Feinstein International Center Humanitarian Agenda 2015 Afghanistan Country Study
Subject/ Civil society space / Middle East and North Africa region /
Briefing Paper - Feinstein International Center Humanitarian Agenda 2015 Afghanistan Country Study
Description

This briefing paper is a report on a research program undertaken by the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University on “The Humanitarian Agenda 2015: Principles, Politics and Perceptions.” The key findings of the research are related to the universality of the humanitarian enterprise; terror and counter-terror and its impact on humanitarian action; coherence of political and humanitarian endeavors; and issues related to security of communities and humanitarian personnel.

Briefing Paper
1 January 2007
Briefing Paper - Feinstein International Center Humanitarian Agenda 2015 Coming to Terms with the Humanitarian Imperative in Iraq
Subject/ Civil society space / Middle East and North Africa region /
Briefing Paper - Feinstein International Center Humanitarian Agenda 2015 Coming to Terms with the Humanitarian Imperative in Iraq
Description

This report briefly summarizes an Iraq country study as part of the Humanitarian Agenda 2015: Principles, Power and Perceptions (HA 2015) initiative, an independent research project of the Feinstein International Center, Tufts University. Following a series of observations about how humanitarianism is currently perceived in Iraq, this report highlights findings regarding the operational environment, donor environment, and strategic policy environment.

Document
14 January 2013
Document - Inter-Agency Standing Committee Emergency DirectorsBasis for Declaration of a Humanitarian System-Wide Emergency Response 'L3' Syria Crisis
Subject/ Middle East and North Africa region / IASC /
Document - Inter-Agency Standing Committee Emergency DirectorsBasis for Declaration of a Humanitarian System-Wide Emergency Response 'L3' Syria Crisis
Description

This document summarizes the IASC Emergency Directors’ recommendation that the IASC Principals declare an L3 IASC System-Wide Emergency Response to the Syria crisis, and propose that this declaration trigger the measures outlined in the L3 accompanying measures attached.

Document
15 January 2013
Document - Inter-Agency Standing Committee Specifics of Level 3 Empowered Leadership Syria Crisis
Subject/ IASC / Coordination / Middle East and North Africa region /
Document - Inter-Agency Standing Committee Specifics of Level 3 Empowered Leadership Syria Crisis
Description

This document details the Humanitarian Coordinator’s role in leading the international humanitarian response to the Syria crisis, as a result of the Emergency Relief Coordinator’s activation of a system-wide Level 3 response. The Humanitarian Coordinator and Humanitarian Country Team are empowered to make decisions in the following key areas: setting overall priorities; allocating resources; monitoring performance; and dealing with underperformance.

 

ICVA Report
20 May 2021
Training Consultancy for Syrian Networks in Turkey
Subject/ ICVA / Middle East and North Africa region /
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Description

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Resource page
4 October 2021
The Evolution of Syrian NGO Networks - Their Role in Humanitarian Response and Long-term Prospects
Subject/ Middle East and North Africa region / Cross-cutting issues /
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Description

This study is part of the larger Syrian NGO Network Engagement and Partnership Programme, carried out by ICVA in strategic partnership with UNDP Syria. It aims to document the evolution of Syrian NGO networks over time, emphasizing how they have played a role in collective advocacy work and representation for local Syrians.

Report
22 July 2022
Advancing Nexus in the MENA Region - Breaking the Silos
Subject/ Nexus / Middle East and North Africa region /
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Description

The research aims to better understand the current stage of the operationalization of the The Humanitarian- Development – Peace Nexus approach in the selected MENA region countries of Iraq, Syria, Syria cross-border from Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Yemen, and Libya. It documents policy changes and situational changes that reflect the NEXUS approach. It also provides good practices and examples to various actors to help them develop guiding tools and strategic thinking around inclusion of NEXUS approaches in strategies, programs, etc.

Papers
1 October 2022
ICVA Regional Direction Papers 2022 - 2024
Subject/ Africa region / Asia region / Middle East and North Africa region / Latin America /
Regional direction papers
Description

The 2022-2024 direction papers set the focus of ICVA’s work in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and MENA regions. They are guided by the ICVA 2030 Strategy.

Agenda
11 October 2022
Agenda - 2022 ICVA MENA Annual Members and Partners Meeting
Subject/ Middle East and North Africa region / Nexus / Financing /
PowerPoint Presentations
19 October 2022
PowerPoint Presentations - 2022 ICVA MENA Annual Members & Partners Meeting
Subject/ Nexus / Middle East and North Africa region /
MENA meeting
Description

PowerPoint presentations on:

  1. ICVA in MENA achievements
  2. Nexus Research Findings
  3. UNDP Nexus presentations
Paper
17 March 2023
ICVA Action Areas for Earthquake Response in Türkiye and Syria - 2023
Subject/ Middle East and North Africa region / Humanitarian /
ICVA Action Areas for Earthquanse in Türkiye and Syria- 2023
Description

ICVA’s approach to support NGOs during the Türkiye and Syria Earthquake.

Paper
17 March 2023
Amplifying NGO Advocacy Messages at Global, Regional and in Country Levels
Subject/ Humanitarian / Middle East and North Africa region /
Amplifying NGO Advocacy Messages at Global, Regional and in Country Levels
Description

In the face of devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria, ICVA is amplifing the voices of its members and calls for:

  • Effective humanitarian coordination
  • Unconditional humanitarian access
  • Duty of care
  • Quality funding
  • Harmonized and simplified due diligence and flexibility in partnership
  • Clarity on counter-terrorism exemptions
Statement
6 November 2023
Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee on the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Subject/ Middle East and North Africa region / Protection /
Description

Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, on the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, “We need an immediate humanitarian ceasefire.”

Vacancy Notice
11 January 2024
Vacancy Notice: In-Country Consultancy - Supporting Locally Led Humanitarian Action
Subject/ Localization / Humanitarian / Middle East and North Africa region /
vacancy
Description

This consultancy aims to actively support the production of contextualized evidence on locally led action in Iraq, prioritizing the integration of humanitarian and development actions through the Nexus approach. The consultant(s) selected for this role will collaborate closely with local, national, and international partners to develop and implement a Localisation Baseline in Iraq, ensuring effective coordination and alignment of efforts.

Application deadline:  25 January 2024.

Job description and application procedure in the below link.

Protect Aid Workers Initiative and Grant Application Guidelines
31 January 2024
Protect Aid Workers Initiative and Grant Application Guidelines
Subject/ Humanitarian / Middle East and North Africa region /
Protect Aid Workers
Description

Protect Aid Workers is a new initiative that supports humanitarian workers of national and international NGOs that have experienced a critical incident or are under threat due to their work as a humanitarian.

ICVA MENA team

Ms Eman Ismail
Regional Representative for MENA
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Since 2019, Eman has been representing ICVA in MENA and is the focal point on localization.

With over 15 years of experience as an emergency and development professional leader working in the humanitarian sector, private and government sectors Eman has an extensive knowledge on localization, emergency and refugee response, community mobilization, NGO capacity building and Nexus. She is a certified trainer on PSEA and Leadership in Humanitarian and Fragile context.

Ms Stephanie Yousef
Deputy Regional Representative for MENA
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Stephanie has 10 years of experience working with local and international NGOs in the MENA region on different advocacy initiatives and research.

Before joining ICVA in 2020, Stephanie worked as the Country Program Manager for HelpAge International in Jordan, with a focus on policies and strategies related to ageing and disability.  She has also worked in the United States House of Representatives as Immigration and International Affairs Specialist. Stephanie has experience on promoting inclusion and localization agendas. She also has experience in conducting trainings on inclusive approaches to humanitarian and development interventions

She has a degree in International Relations focused on the Middle East, and a masters in Public Administration, both from universities in the US.

 

Latin America

Latin America Regional Hub...

In September 2019, ICVA joined in partnership with FM4 Paso Libre in Guadalajara, Mexico to extend ICVA's presence in the region...
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Introduction to the ICVA Latin America Regional Hub

In September 2019, ICVA joined in partnership with  FM4 Paso Libre in Guadalajara, Mexico to extend ICVA’s presence in the region. FM4 Paso Libre is a non-profit organization dedicated to the defence and promotion of human rights of migrants and refugees through comprehensive humanitarian assistance, advocacy and research in western Mexico. FM4 Paso Libre has been an active ICVA member since 2018.

This partnership extends ICVA’s reach and membership into the Latin America region with the intention of making humanitarian action more principled and effective by working collectively and independently to influence policy and practice.

The Latin America Regional Hub primarily focuses on:
  • Strengthening the role of NGO fora in regional and national-level humanitarian coordination and advocacy
  • Tracking trends related to forced migration and displacement in the region
  • Linking operational realities to global policies and practice
  • Creating opportunities for regional consultation and collective action on issues of common interest
Latin America Regional Resources

Paper
1 October 2022
ICVA Latin America and Caribbean Region Direction Paper 2023-2025
Subject/ Latin America /
Regional direction papers
Description

The 2023-2025 direction paper sets the focus of ICVA’s work in the Latin America and Caribbean Region and is guided by the ICVA 2030 Strategy.

ICVA briefing paper
30 March 2020
Reinforce, Reinforce, Reinforce: Localization in the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response
Subject/ COVID-19 / Localization /
Reinforce
Description

ICVA developed this note to support dialogue on strengthening principled and effective humanitarian action by NGOs during the COVID-19 response, with a focus on reinforcing local and national action wherever possible.

ICVA Paper
1 October 2019
ICVA Briefing Paper: Unpacking Localization