International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)

STEP into a Better World: A call to action

 
 
STEP into a Better World: A call to action on 9-10 December 2020
Reaching a broader community differently than in traditional conferences. Generate more outputs and actions than tired webinars. Build new networks. Encourage solutions and equip yourself with greater potential to collaborate for a better world.

ICVA is co-organiser of the event “STEP into a Better World: A call to action” led by Impact17. The themes of the conference are: 
  • Sustainable society 
  • Technology & innovation 
  • Environment & nature 
  • Partnering for a Better World 
 

Join us for the event and take part in a series of interactive clinics led by Impact17 and other partners, including ICVA. Over the two days, ICVA will be hosting three 45 minutes sessions on the following topics (more details coming soon!): 

·       Session 1: Bank De-risking: Partnerships for Prosperity 

·       Session 2: Regional Partnerships with Private Sector: Stronger Together 

·       Session 3: Less risk, more collaboration: Localization and Duty of Care 

 

 

Date & Time:

- 9 December 10.00-19.30

- 10 December 8.30-16.30

 

To Register: All ICVA members are encouraged to join and can register for a subsidised price of 5 Euros with thanks to Salesforce.

 

 

 
 
 
Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, December 10, 2020 (All day)
Organiser or Host: 
IMPACT17 & ICVA
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

Safeguarding: Know – Act – Apply

 

When: 26th November, 2020

What time: 11:00AM to 12:30PM (Pakistan Standard Time)

Where: ZOOM – Link to be shared with registered participants – Register Here

Language: English 

How long: 90 minutes 

Who is it for: Humanitarian and development professionals, academics and UN staff committed to Quality and Accountability standards and approaches for principled actions 

Format: Presentations, Discussion, Experience Sharing

Moderator & Presenter: Ms. Ester Dross

 

Background  

The 2020 Regional NGO Partnership Events are a series of consultations and webinars, that will bring key humanitarian actors -- local and national NGOs, INGOs, NGO networks, Red Cross and Crescent Movement, UN agencies, academics and others together for focused discussions and perspective sharing on how disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and humanitarian response should transform in this changing context. These events are organised collaboratively by the Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN), International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and Community World Service Asia.

 

The 2020 Regional NGO Partnership Events will be an online learning and exchange journey of three months, starting with a consultative meeting on ‘the future of humanitarian response in Asia and the Pacific’, followed by various consultations and webinars, and a research that will produce a policy paper on the sector’s future in the region.

 

ADRRN’s Quality and Accountability (Q&A) thematic hub is hosted by Community World Service Asia. The focus of the hub is to strengthen principled humanitarian action in the region through promoting Q&A standards, approaches and principles among ADRRN members. The Q&A hub is organising webinars and panel discussions around different themes on Q&A during the 2020 Regional Partnership Events which will result in a position paper that will advocate for continuous mainstreaming of Q&A.

 

About the Event:

Safeguarding is a core component of our shared commitment to accountability towards affected populations. Keeping communities safe from additional harm, from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment committed by our own staff is essential.

The webinar will build upon the on-going initiatives for community safeguarding and will explore the basic issues such as key definitions of safeguarding and setting standards as well as discussing the increased challenges due to the Covid-19 crisis and potential solutions.

 

Objectives of the webinar:

Our aim is to look at safeguarding and prevention from a different perspective:

  • How can we communicate key messages around safeguarding more widely and adapted to traditional contexts?
  • How can communities relate to our policies and increase understanding around this topic?
  • How can efficient complaints handling and investigations contribute to prevention efforts and be a deterrent for inappropriate behaviour?
  • What minimum requirements do we need to put in place to decrease the risks of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment?

  

 

The webinar will build upon the on-going initiatives for community safeguarding and will explore the basic issues such as key definitions of safeguarding and setting standards as well as discussing the increased challenges due to the Covid-19 crisis and potential solutions.

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:30
Organiser or Host: 
ADRRN, ICVA, OCHA and Community World Service Asia
Venue: 
Online
Language: 
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