23 May 2016
On the 13th of April NCCI held its yearly General Assembly. One of the issues raised during the General Assembly was the lack of engagement of local NGOs with NCCI. In an attempt to find out the reasons of the disconnection between NCCI and its local members and find a way to improve the engagement of local organizations, representatives from NCCI’s Executive Board and its local members held a meeting on the 15th of May. The meeting took place at NCCI’s Erbil office and was chaired by the local NGOs on NCCI’s Executive Board, which are the Al-Mortaqa Foundation, the United Iraqi Medical Society for Relief and Development (UIMS) and the Women Rehabilitation Organization (WRO). The Board members opened the…
Local NGOs (LNGOs) bear the heaviest responsibility in Iraq, as first and permanent responders to both the current emergency and long term development needs of the country. The response of local NGOs precedes both the governmental and international response. Since its formation in 2003, NCCI allocated tremendous time and resources to empower the Iraqi civil society (especially local NGOs) through several coordination and capacity building projects, partnering with donors, international NGOs, and UN agencies. Through the project titled Optimize the effectiveness of national NGOs' humanitarian efforts in 10 Central Governorates, which was funded by UNHCR, local NGOs were trained using a number of methods. The training included direct capacity development workshops, field exercise and hands-on learning, implementing small grants/projects, peer…
03 May 2016
On the 27th of April the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) held its first heads of office meeting at its office in Baghdad. The heads of office meeting aims to gather senior managers responsible for humanitarian operations in central and southern Iraq around one table, offering a platform for coordination and information sharing tailored to the needs of NGOs operating in the central and southern governorates. At the meeting attendants are invited to discuss both strategic and operational issues, advocacy related subjects and practical constraints. NCCI from its side shares input and information from its thematic working groups and meetings held in other locations As this was the first meeting the attendants started with a brief introduction of their…
24 Apr 2016
In early April 2016 NCCI conducted a three days training workshop to develop the capacity of its Field Coordination Network (FCN) members. NCCI’s Field Coordination Network is a network of 24 national NGO partners called Focal Points (FP), who are based in all of Iraq’s 18 governorates. The FCN distributes information updates on humanitarian and development issues and provides data for NCCI’s field reports The workshop took place in Beirut between the first and the third of April. Earlier NCCI had developed a training needs assessment to determine the priorities of the training. During the workshop 23 local NGOs were trained on fundraising; the subjects of the training included the logic, sequence and principles of project design, sources for funding…
21 Apr 2016

NCCI’s New Executive Board

Thursday, 21 April 2016
On the 13th of April NCCI convened the General Assembly for its yearly meeting. During the meeting the General Assembly elected NCCI’s Executive Board for 2016. The Executive Board oversees the daily functioning of NCCI on behalf of the General Assembly and is comprised of seven representatives from NCCI’s members, who are elected for a one-year term by the General Assembly. The Board members include a chair of the Board, a deputy chair of the Board, a secretary and a treasurer. Besides overseeing the operational activities of NCCI the Board appoints the Executive Coordinator and also reviews and approves the applications of prospective member NGOs. The Executive Board convenes at least once every month. Twelve member NGOs had submitted their…
19 Apr 2016

NCCI’s 2016 General Assembly

Tuesday, 19 April 2016
On the 13th of April the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) held its yearly General Assembly meeting at the Mariana hotel in Erbil. NCCI is a member-led and member-driven NGO coordination platform, and the General Assembly, which is comprised of all NCCI’s member organizations, is the supreme governing body of NCCI. The General Assembly is responsible for formulating and reviewing policies and programs, and adopts NCCI’s multiyear strategic plans. The General Assembly also approves NCCI’s annual activity and financial reports and elects NCCI’s Executive Board. 34 member NGOs attended the General Assembly meeting on the 13th, which started with an overview of NCCI’s activities throughout 2015. Then NCCI presented the findings of the consultations held with local NGOs, which…
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