NCCI held training workshops in Baghdad that were attended by a total of 54 staff members from 27 different National Non-Governmental Organizations (NNGOs) working in Iraq. The workshops took place from 8th to 14th April 2014 and aimed to reinforce capacities in the field of project design. They were carried out as part of a larger project, which is being funded by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and aims to optimise the effectiveness of humanitarian efforts of NNGOs in the central areas of Iraq by empowering them to provide protection and multidisciplinary solutions to UNHCR's persons of concern. The process of empowerment includes but is not limited to building NNGO institutional and programming capacities and providing them with technical…
On 17th March 2014, the NGO Coordination Commitee for Iraq (NCCI) presented an informative paper that addressed in detail the important concept of partnership between Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the public authorities. The paper (attached in Arabic) was presented during the Iraqi Commission of Integrity's annual conference that was held at the Mansour Hotel in Baghdad. The paper that was presented by NCCI dealt in detail with the most important principles of partnership, its associated challenges and opportunities. Additionally, a comprehensive review was presented, referring specifically to a number of different cases in Iraq. Three other papers were also presented during the Commission of Integrity's annual conference, both by the Iraqi Commission of Integrity themselves and National Non-Government Organizations in…
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) held its annual General Assembly meeting on Thursday (March 13th) in Erbil. The event was attended by NCCI's member Internation and National NGOs, who played an important role by inputting into the strategic plan for NCCI in 2014, especially within the context of the activities and financial plan for the year. Important decisions were made by NCCI's board and members in this year's General Assembly that will enable NCCI to build upon a successful year in 2013 and took on board lessons learned. NCCI presented the wide range of activities it has carried out in 2013 and also presented the 2013 Annual Report. Attached are some photos from this event.
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), in association with the Civil Society Committee of the Council of Representatives and the NGOs Directorate in the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, held a Press Conference to Launch the 'Charter of Cooperation between Public Authorities and Non-Governmental Organizations'. The event was attended by 7 Iraqi Members of Parliament, the Higher Commission of Human Rights, the Baghdad Provincial Council, a Political Adviser of the European Union delegation to Iraq, 80 representatives of different Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and 20 different media establishments. The Charter is a proposed policy document to encourage cooperation between the Iraqi government and civil society in working for political, economic,…
In response to the protracted crisis that has developed as a result of the political and security deterioration in Anbar, the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) is holding Emergency Coordination Meetings with International and National NGOs that are involved in the humanitarian response. The Emergency Coordination Meetings are important in order to provide a coordination space for NGOs in which information can be shared on the developing political and security situation, numbers and geographic locations of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), changing humanitarian needs and priorities for those caught up in the conflict, humanitarian access, and the different activities that are being carried out in each of the different response sectors. Additionally, NCCI and its member NGOs have developed a…
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) has released its Security Trends Analysis (STA) report for the period covering 28th February to 31st March 2014. NCCI’s Security Trends Analysis is an informational and advisory report on possible trends, threats and incidents, based upon information received from member NGOs, focal points, the media, international organizations and official sources. This month’s edition focuses upon updates relating to the Anbar political and security situation, the impact of the upcoming parliamentary elections, the security situation in the northern governorates, acts of violence in Babel and Wassit, the security environment in Baghdad and other topics. Within its mandate, NCCI acts to facilitate the sharing of up-to-date information on humanitarian and security trends in Iraq, in…
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