ICVA's Virtual Annual Conference 2020 Session 3: What Next?

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In the first sessions of the conference, we had heard from NGOs and other humanitarian actors on the challenges and risks related to principled humanitarian action faced in their work. In the third and final session, we looked at relevant initiatives for mobilizing collaborative and collective action among NGOs, UN agencies and Member States, donors, and affected people.

This session was part of ICVA's Virtual Annual Conference 2020. Read more about the conference on the event page.

Target audience and event access

All humanitarian practitioners, particularly NGO and UN frontline staff involved in the development and delivery of programs.

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Recommended resources

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Anna de Courcy Wheeler Anna de Courcy Wheeler Advisor, Article 36 and International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW)
Marten Menger Marten Menger Desk Officer, German Federal Foreign Office, Division for Humanitarian Assistance – Policy, International Organisations, Multilateral Coordination
Diane Goodman Diane Goodman Senior Coordinator, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment, UNHCR
Roxanne Tajbakhsh Roxanne Tajbakhsh Global Focal point for the Migration Working Group, UN Major Group for Children and Youth


Mirela Shuteriqi Mirela Shuteriqi Director of Policy, ICVA


Angharad Laing Angharad Laing Executive Director, PHAP

Wrap-up remarks

Roger Yates Roger Yates Chair, ICVA Board