22 Jun 2015
As part of its efforts to coordinate NGO operations in Iraq, the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) organizes monthly general coordination meetings in both Baghdad and Erbil. On 16th of June NCCI hosted a general coordination meeting in its office in Baghdad. The participants included twelve national and international NGOs, as well as representatives from UNAMI, OCHA, UNHCR and IOM. Two Iraqi NGOs provided a brief on returnees’ locations, numbers, needs, and challenges in the governorate of Diyala. Another local NGO presented an update on the situation of IDPs in the governorate of Anbar. Detailed notes from both briefings and the general minutes of the meeting can be found on the members’ area of NCCI’s website. In order to…
NCCI’s Field Coordination Network (FCN) is a group of 25 local NGO partners who act as Focal Points (FP) in all of Iraq’s 18 governorates. The FCN aims to support field coordination efforts by providing regular information updates from every region in Iraq, including less accessible areas, thereby filing gaps in information sharing. Currently NCCI is conducting a review of the Field Coordination Network. As part of this review, NCCI is holding regional meetings with the focal points in northern, central and southern Iraq. The meeting for central Iraq, the second of the three planned meetings, was held on the 10th of June in NCCI’s Baghdad office. The participants included focal points from national NGOs operating in the governorates of…
In partnership with UNICEF, NCCI is running a pilot project to build the capacities of ten NNGOs operating in the governorates of Baghdad and Anbar. The project aims to enhance the capacities of these NNGOs in the fields of coordination, information sharing, WASH, child protection and education. The NNGOs will also receive training to improve their technical abilities to act as active focal points for UNICEF. NCCI already delivered a training workshop in May, which concluded with a six weeks work plan for these NNGOs. During the first two weeks of the project implementation these NNGOs were able to successfully run rapid needs assessments, covering more than 13,500 displaced families in camp and non-camp settings in both Anbar and Baghdad,…
07 Jun 2015
The NCCI Field Coordination Network is a team of 25 local NGO partners who act as Focal Points (FP) in all of Iraq’s 18 governorates. The Focal Points provide a structure in the field that regularly provides information updates on humanitarian and development issues, and supports the field coordination efforts to ensure an all of Iraq approach. The Field Coordination Network (FCN) held its annual regional coordination meeting for the southern region in the city of Basra on the 31st of May 2015. NCCI’s national NGO focal points from the governorates of Basra, Missan, Thiqar, Diwaniya and Wassit participated in the meeting, which is the first of three planned regional meetings for northern, central, and southern Iraq. The meeting agenda…
02 Jun 2015
NCCI organizes monthly general coordination meetings in its offices in Baghdad and Erbil. At these meetings NGOs and other relevant actors involved in the humanitarian response in Iraq convene to share information, coordinate their operations and develop common action points on issues pertaining to the current emergency. On 27th of May a general coordination meeting, attended by 22 local and international NGOs, was held at NCCI’s office in Erbil. The meeting started with a presentation on the inter-agency-IDP call center, which will function as a communication channel between IDPs and humanitarian actors. This call-center will allow IDPs to issue complaints and ask questions about the available humanitarian services. The center will start its operations in Erbil and Kerbala, and will…
02 Jun 2015
In 2015, the IDP crisis in Iraq is becoming even more complicated due to new waves of displacement, and secondary or tertiary displacements to locations that are more secure, and where more services are provided. The most recent example is the displacement wave from Anbar to several provinces, especially Baghdad. Several national NGOs are active in Baghdad, and try to provide increasing aid to these displaced persons, even though their resources are limited and their capacities are stretched. NCCI supports these local NGOs through coordination and information sharing with international actors and by building their capacities. Driven by its mandate NCCI, in partnership with UNICEF, started a project in which 10 NNGOs from Baghdad and Anbar will be trained to…
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