22 Mar 2015
The facilitation of coordination and information sharing among humanitarian actors operating in Iraq is one of the key objectives of the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI). Under this objective, NCCI facilitates different Cluster meetings. In Baghdad, it is difficult for NGOs, and especially for Iraqi organizations, to gain access to the UN offices, which are located in the heavily protected International Zone. In Erbil, entering the UN compound can be very time-consuming. In order to guarantee maximum participation of NGOs in the Cluster system, NCCI therefore regularly hosts Cluster meetings at its offices in both Baghdad and Erbil. Every two weeks the Logistics Cluster for example holds its meetings in the NCCI office in Erbil. On 18 March, NCCI…
16 Mar 2015

Preparing for Kuwait III

Monday, 16 March 2015
The Advocacy Working Group (AWG), one of NCCI’s thematic working groups, conducted a meeting on 12th march at NCCI’s Erbil office. One of the subjects discussed was the Kuwait III humanitarian pledging conference for Syria that will be held on the 31st March in Kuwait City. Hosted by the Kuwaiti government, this conference aims to meet the funding needs set forward by the 2015 Syria Response Plan and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) 2015-2016. NCCI was asked to nominate two international and two national NGOs operating in Iraq to attend the conference. Over the past weeks, the AWG has been preparing common points and concerns to be raised in Kuwait. The AWG also discussed other issues at its…
10 Mar 2015

General Assembly March 2015

Tuesday, 10 March 2015
On 9 March the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) held its annual General Assembly meeting at the Classy hotel in Erbil. The General Assembly, which is comprised of all of NCCI’s members, is the governing body of NCCI and is responsible for formulating and reviewing policies and programs. The meeting provided a crucial opportunity for members to provide feedback on NCCI’s activities during the past year (2014), while also allowing them to participate in the planning for the current year. The General Assembly was attended by 25 international and national NCCI member NGOs. The meeting started with a review of last year’s General Assembly, where members decided to review NCCI’s strategic approach. When discussing NCCI’s activities in 2014, the…
03 Mar 2015

A New Look for NCCI’s Website

Tuesday, 03 March 2015
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) continuously aims to improve its services and communication strategy. Sharing information between stakeholders is one of NCCI’s key strategic objectives, and the NCCI website (which receives an average of 550 visitors per day) is a crucial resource to achieve this objective. As part of a bigger website update, NCCI recently updated the vacancies and CV pool sections of its website. One of the services NCCI offers to its members is the publishing of vacancies on the website; NCCI published almost five vacancies a day during 2014. In an effort to improve the usability of this section, the old format of posting vacancies in a different subdivision for every NGO has been replaced with…
02 Mar 2015

Publication Annual Report 2014

Monday, 02 March 2015
In February the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) published its annual report for 2014. The annual report gives an overview of NCCI’s activities during the past year and also describes NCCI’s structure, goals and mission. 2014 has been an intense and eventful year, both for NCCI and Iraq in general. In response to the security deterioration and sudden increase in number of IDPs, the presence of NGOs in Iraq increased significantly. Following the takeover of Mosul by IS in June, the majority of NGOs moved their operations and staff members from Baghdad to the KRI, and more specifically to Erbil. NCCI’s response to these changes, which affected the operations of its member organizations, is reflected in the annual report.…
On 12 February the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) held an Advocacy Working Group meeting at NCCI’s Erbil Office. The Advocacy Working Group (AWG) is one of NCCI’s thematic working groups and aims at collecting and sharing information on advocacy issues related to humanitarian operations in Iraq. The group also develops joint advocacy products. The main topic of the AWG meeting was humanitarian funding for Iraq. Participants discussed the various processes currently going on, including the Fast-Track Priority Needs Assessment Plan and the Kuwait III donor conference. It was decided that the Fast-Track priority process will be evaluated by NGOs in order to identify successes and potential problems, to adequately engage in the upcoming Strategic Review Plan (SRP) review…
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