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 organisations 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

Report
1 February 2021
Asia and the Pacific Regional Hub - Regional Direction and Achievements 2019-2020
Subject/ Asia region /
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.

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

Interagency and Asia Pacific technical working groups

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 /
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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

 

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.

 

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.

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 organisations 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

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.

Vacancy notice
1 December 2021
Vacancy Notice - ICVA Representative for West and Central Africa
Subject/ ICVA / Africa region /
vacancy
Description

The West and Central Africa (WCA) Representative will complement and support the regional representative in setting the direction and focus of ICVAs work in the WCA region in the framework of the 2019-2021 Strategy. The position will work with a diverse membership and she/he will engage with ICVA, its members and partners in four focus areas, in order to strengthen principled and effective humanitarian action for all NGOs.

 

Location: Dakar, Senegal (with regular travels abroad)
Duration: Permanent position – 100%
Closing date for applications: 2 January 2022
Starting date: 1st April 2022
More information: see  the vacancy notice
Current vacancies
10 December 2021
Current Vacancies
Subject/ Asia region / Latin America / Africa region / Middle East and North Africa region /
Vacancy
Description

Founded in 1962, ICVA (International Council of Voluntary Agencies) is a global network of over 140 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active in 160 countries, operating at global, regional, national and local levels. Our mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective by working collectively and independently to influence policy and practice.

Available opportunities:

ICVA Policy Officer, Humanitarian Finance

Terms of Reference – Training Consultancy

Call for Applications: PSEA Outreach and Communication Fund

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.

 

 

Vacancy Notice
7 June 2022
Terms of Reference- Training Consultancy
Subject/ Localization / Africa region / Asia region / Middle East and North Africa region /
vacancy
Description

ICVA aims to expand its engagement and support to Women led organisations in MENA, Asia and Africa regions and to support the participants’ effective engagement at the humanitarian coordination platform at the global, regional and in-country levels. The consultant will develop and deliver three Women’s Humanitarian Leadership Training programmes for local and national women-led NGOs (WLO) and local CSOs in the above three regions, with a key focus on strengthening leadership, collective advocacy, donor and partner engagement and policy influence, and other related subjects tailored to the participants needs and expectations.

Location: Home Based and travel to where the training events will be held in three selected countries in MENA, Africa and Asia regions

Starting date: September 2022

Application deadline:  27 June 2022

ICVA Africa team

Mr Marco Rotelli
Regional Representative for Africa
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Since late 2016 Marco has been representing ICVA in Africa in Dakar and Nairobi.

He has served in operations with NGOs and the UN in most of the major humanitarian crises since the early 2000s, and in particular, several roles in the Italian NGO INTERSOS, including Director and Secretary General and President. He is a regular lecturer in Universities and Think Tanks on subjects related to the contemporary challenges of humanitarian aid, including access, principles and civil-military interactions

He has a degree in Political Science and a Master Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations. He is currently studying refugees protection and force migration studies at the School of Advanced Studies-University of London.

Mr Addis Tesfa
Deputy Regional Representative for Africa
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Addis supports the Regional Representative in Africa region in the implementation of ICVA’s strategy in Africa.

Ms Maxine Clayton
Part time Consultant
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Maxine Clayton, MA, BA(Hons): has significant leadership and management experience, within the humanitarian and development sector, acquired through over 20 years of professional practice in international strategic, programme and operational positions and consultancies.

She has demonstrated experience of working in multi-agency and complex environments, at local, national, regional and global levels.  Proven track record in strategy and research development, nationally, regionally, and/or thematic. A Trainer and Leadership Coach, with over 25 years of experience in the design, planning and delivering of blended, bespoke and open learning programmes. Since 2013, Maxine has been a Director of MACLAY Consulting Ltd, a Kenyan based company which provides consultancy services to a range of organisations.

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

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 /
Syrian NGO network summary image
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.

Current vacancies
10 December 2021
Current Vacancies
Subject/ Asia region / Latin America / Africa region / Middle East and North Africa region /
Vacancy
Description

Founded in 1962, ICVA (International Council of Voluntary Agencies) is a global network of over 140 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active in 160 countries, operating at global, regional, national and local levels. Our mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective by working collectively and independently to influence policy and practice.

Available opportunities:

ICVA Policy Officer, Humanitarian Finance

Terms of Reference – Training Consultancy

Call for Applications: PSEA Outreach and Communication Fund

Vacancy Notice
7 June 2022
Terms of Reference- Training Consultancy
Subject/ Localization / Africa region / Asia region / Middle East and North Africa region /
vacancy
Description

ICVA aims to expand its engagement and support to Women led organisations in MENA, Asia and Africa regions and to support the participants’ effective engagement at the humanitarian coordination platform at the global, regional and in-country levels. The consultant will develop and deliver three Women’s Humanitarian Leadership Training programmes for local and national women-led NGOs (WLO) and local CSOs in the above three regions, with a key focus on strengthening leadership, collective advocacy, donor and partner engagement and policy influence, and other related subjects tailored to the participants needs and expectations.

Location: Home Based and travel to where the training events will be held in three selected countries in MENA, Africa and Asia regions

Starting date: September 2022

Application deadline:  27 June 2022

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 localisation.

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
MENA Deputy Regional Representative
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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 master’s 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 organisation 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

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
Subject/ Cross-cutting issues / Localization / Learning /
2021-08-24_13-01-07
Description

ICVA and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy have developed this paper to support local, national and international NGOs to ‘unpack’ localization in a constructive manner.

Report
25 October 2019
Resumen conjunto del Consorcio de ONG sobre la Conferencia Internacional de Solidaridad sobre la crisis de refugiados y migrantes venezolanos
Subject/ Latin America /
ICVA Paper
30 April 2017
The Grand Bargain explained: An ICVA briefing paper (March 2017)
Subject/ humanitarian financing / Grand Bargain / Learning /
Topic six briefing paper
Description

Click on this briefing paper to access all information – and more – shared throughout this topic.

Event
15 October 2019
International Solidarity Conference on the Venezuela refugee and migrants crisis
Subject/ Forced migration /
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Description

28-29 October 2019 in Brussels

The high-level International Solidarity Conference organized by the European Union, the UN Refugee Agency and the International Organization for Migration on 28-29 October in Brussels aimed to mobilise support in addressing the refugee and migrant crisis, demonstrate solidarity of the international community to the affected host countries and increase international support for a regional and coordinated response.

In this sense, through NGO networks (ICVA, InterAction, and Voice), NGOs worldwide and particularly those active in Latin America and the Caribbean region developed the following joint NGO statement on “Ensuring solidarity with displaced Venezuelans: supporting countries and communities hosting and protecting them”.

Current vacancies
10 December 2021
Current Vacancies
Subject/ Asia region / Latin America / Africa region / Middle East and North Africa region /
Vacancy
Description

Founded in 1962, ICVA (International Council of Voluntary Agencies) is a global network of over 140 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active in 160 countries, operating at global, regional, national and local levels. Our mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective by working collectively and independently to influence policy and practice.

Available opportunities:

ICVA Policy Officer, Humanitarian Finance

Terms of Reference – Training Consultancy

Call for Applications: PSEA Outreach and Communication Fund

ICVA representative in Latin America

Ms Lina Gomez
ICVA Representative in Latin America
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Lina has a B.A in International Studies and a Master’s degree in Gender Studies. She worked on the “Mexican Migration Project” coordinated by PhD Jorge Durand and PhD Douglas Massey. She is currently a professor at the University of Guadalajara in the Department of International Studies where she teaches international migration and gender studies. She is part of the advisory group of UN Women in the Safe Cities program in Guadalajara. She also collaborates at the Inmujeres Guadalajara Advisory Council.

She works for Dignidad y Justicia en el Camino A.C. a local NGO member of ICVA located in Guadalajara where she serves as coordinator of the political and social advocacy area and as a focal point for the Americas.