International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)

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: 

Organisational culture matters: Leadership, staff well-being and living our values

Time and date: 03 December 2020, 15:00-16:30 (CEST)

 

 

To register: click on this link to register

 

More information: https://www.icvanetwork.org/organisational-culture-leadership-and-staff-...

 

Event description:

Humanitarian organizations have faced situations reminding us that how we carry out our work is as important as what we do – including how agencies approach the mental and physical well-being of staff members to avoid long-term exhaustion, burnout, injury, or illness. Apart from the direct impact to individual staff members when the duty of care is compromised, organizations also face potential risks of an operational, reputational, safety and security, fiduciary, or legal and ethical nature.

The top management of an organization plays a critical role in managing risks and ensuring that staff and those we assist in our day-to-day work are cared for. This has been the focus of a joint ICVA-CHS Alliance project on the CEO role in driving culture change to enable a positive workplace culture, safeguard staff well-being, and live our humanitarian values.

Join ICVA, the CHS Alliance, and PHAP on 3 December for a webinar in which we will discuss the findings from this project and discuss practical challenges faced by staff and management as well as insights into solutions to improve the ability of senior executives to promote the necessary change.

We will hear from Melissa Pitotti, co-author of the report, who will provide a summary of the findings generated from the interviews and focus group discussions with experts and CEOs. Liza Jachens, Organisational Psychologist at Webster University, will share the results from her research of burnout and mental illness among humanitarian workers. We will also hear from speakers on the role of senior leadership in driving culture change among other topics.

This is the fourth webinar of the Learning Stream on Risk Management in Practice.

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:30
Organiser or Host: 
ICVA, the CHS Alliance, and PHAP
Venue: 
online
Link: 
https://www.icvanetwork.org/organisational-culture-leadership-and-staff-well-being
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