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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: 

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
Language: 

Webinar: Impact of Bank De-risking on Humanitarian Action Thursday

Impact of Bank De-risking on Humanitarian Action

Overview

Join ICVA and PHAP on 22 October for a webinar focusing on the bank de-risking and its impact on humanitarian action. Following an introductory briefing, we will discuss with a panel of experts the practical challenges faced by humanitarian NGOs and how to approach this issue from a risk management perspective.

Following an introductory briefing, we will discuss with a panel of experts the practical challenges faced by humanitarian NGOs and how to approach this issue from a risk management perspective. This is the third event of the Learning Stream on Risk Management in Practice, aimed at exploring the current state of risk management in the humanitarian sector.

 

Register now:

Basic info

Time and date: 22 October 2020, 15:00-16:30 (CEST)

New York: 09:00 - 10:30

London:    14:00 - 15:30

Amman:    16:00 - 17:30

Nairobi:     16:00 - 17:30

Bangkok:   20:00 - 21:30

Manila:      21:00 - 22:30 

 

Length: 90 minutes

Objective: To have a common understanding of how bank de-risking is impacting the ability of NGOs to work in humanitarian contexts and how to approach the issue from a risk management and advocacy perspective.

Target audience: All practitioners interested in risk management and humanitarian policy issues, particularly NGO staff.

 

Why this topic?

Over the last few years the issue of “bank de-risking” has increasingly impacted the ability of humanitarian NGOs to safely and effectively transfer funds to programmes where people are most in need. While bank de-risking can affect the operations of any type of organisation, humanitarian organisations are particularly affected due to the nature of their work and the contexts in which they operate.

Often related to compliance with counter-terrorism measures, bank de-risking measures by financial institutions manifest themselves to humanitarian organisations in the form of refused transactions, closed accounts, or other restrictions. While bank de-risking issues for humanitarian organisations have to a large degree concerned money transfers to operations in fragile countries, there are more and more examples of humanitarian organisations facing difficulties transferring funds even at the headquarters level. Humanitarian organisations have to resort to transferring money in risky ways in order to preserve programme continuity, thus bank de-risking practices can increase the risks of fraud, security, compliance and lack of transparency.

An opaque banking system which has limited accountability to humanitarian organisations and their principles leave little to be done for individual organisations in term of appealing or objecting to what sometimes seem like arbitrary decisions. Bank de-risking is lacking research and advocacy since most organisations avoid discussing how it affects them. This is why humanitarian organisations need to step up both the management of this risk and common advocacy towards both donors and financial regulators.

This webinar is the third of a series on Risk Management in Practice.

 

Speakers and facilitators

     Sangeeta Goswami 

    Advocacy and Communications Officer,  Human Security Collective (HSC)

 

 

 

 

     Khaleel Desai

     Head of Governance, Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW)

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Philippe Besson

     Head of the Multilateral Division of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
     on behalf of the Good Humanitarian Donorship Co-Chairs

 

 

 

Co-facilitators:

     Alon Plato

     Policy Officer, ICVA

 

 

 

 

 

     Angharad Laing

     Executive Director, PHAP

 

 

 

 

 

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Event Date: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:30
Organiser or Host: 
ICVA & PHAP
Venue: 
Online
Link: 
https://www.icvanetwork.org/impact-bank-de-risking-humanitarian-action
Language: 

Impact of Bank De-risking on Humanitarian Action

A continuation of ICVA's learning stream on Risk Managment in Practice

The Impact of Bank De-risking on Humanitarian Action

 

Overview:

On 22 October, ICVA and PHAP's webinar focusing on the bank de-risking and its impact on humanitarian action discussed with a panel of experts the practical challenges faced by humanitarian NGOs and how to approach this issue from a risk management perspective.

 

Climate:Red

The Red Cross and Red Crescent will be running Climate:Red a fully virtual climate change summit on 9 – 10 September 2020.

Our network of 192 National Societies, 165,000 local branches and 14 million volunteers agreed that climate change is a critical challenge facing us in our Strategy 2030.

 

Climate change affects everyone, everywhere. Therefore, we will hold a summit where no country or person is excluded. This will be a summit with no flights. We will accommodate all time zones, it will run for 30 consecutive hours, so no one will miss out.

 

We believe that cost, location or connectivity should not stop anyone from joining conversations and taking action on one of the most important issues of the century. We will offer options for people with high and low-internet connectivity to participate fully. The summit will also be run in four languages; English, Spanish, French and Arabic.

Most of all, we want to recreate the feel of a real in-person summit. A summit is not just about listening, but connecting and building new ideas and initiatives, and you will be able to do just that.

The summit will feature:
  • Plenaries from high level speakers on climate change;
  • Interactive Panel Discussions and workshops;
  • Coffee Chats – meet random people in the coffee room and exchange ideas and digital business cards;
  • Co-creation sessions – work in small workshops with other National Societies or teams to build new initiatives, or if you are a Branch join the ‘Branches Connect’ sessions to be virtually linked to other branches around the world to explore new projects;
  • Virtual Tours – National Societies and partners can host a virtual tour of their climate related projects for summit participants;
  • Innovation Pitch Tent – staff, volunteers and young people from National Societies will be able to submit innovative project ideas for climate initiatives. Finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas at a special pitch tent at the summit where judges and audiences will vote for the winning projects.  Winners will receive grant funding to help implement their projects;
  • Games – there will be some fun digital games to participate in before and during the summit.

Strategy 2030 and The Movement Ambitions to Address the Climate Crisis sets out our collective vision on how we intend to meet the challenge. Now we need to translate that vision into action.

We can’t wait to meet you there.

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, September 10, 2020 (All day)
Organiser or Host: 
IFRC
Venue: 
Online
Link: 
https://climate.red/atrium
Language: 

Webinar: Balancing Risk Appetite and Risk Tolerance in Humanitarian Operations

Balancing Risk Appetite and Risk Tolerance in Humanitarian Operations

 

This webinar is part of the ICVA Learning stream on risk managment in practice

Join ICVA and PHAP on 8 September for a webinar focusing on the twin concepts of risk tolerance and risk appetite. Following an introductory briefing on these concepts, we will discuss with a panel of experts the practical challenges in identifying risk appetite and tolerance for NGOs. This is the second event of the Learning Stream on Risk Management in Practice, aimed at exploring the current state of risk management in the humanitarian sector.

Click here for more information

 

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:30
Organiser or Host: 
ICVA & PHAP
Venue: 
online
Link: 
https://www.icvanetwork.org/balancing-risk-appetite-and-risk-tolerance-humanitarian-operations
Language: 
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