The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) started the new year with a safety and security coordination meeting on Monday January 11th at Mercy Corps’ Baghdad office. Safety and security coordination meetings are held regularly in Baghdad to discuss current security and access issues and to share relevant information among NGOs operating in areas outside of the KR-I. Representatives of eight international NGOs attended the meeting, which started by discussing the current security situation in a number of Iraqi provinces. Also discussed were ongoing military operations and security measures directed against various armed groups. Ongoing violence and confrontations between security forces and armed groups remain a threat to NGOs and civilians in Iraq, and often impede access to various areas.…
21 Dec 2014

NCCI Concludes a Fruitful 2014

Sunday, 21 December 2014
Dear NCCI Members and other humanitarian partners, The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq wishes everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. 2014 has been an intense and fruitful year for NCCI. During the past year, NCCI - in cooperation with its members - came forward with a new strategic outlook for the coming years. Following the annual General Assembly held in March, NCCI decided to review its strategic approach. As the first step of this review, NCCI launched a survey assessing members’ opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of its current approach, while at the same time identifying expected upcoming issues. The data from the survey, combined with the input received at the general assembly, were then discussed…
On Wednesday December 3rd the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) held the last monthly general coordination meeting of 2014. The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq organizes these monthly meetings in order to coordinate and share information on issues pertaining to NGOs in the current emergency. Twenty international and national organizations attended the meeting in the NCCI office in Erbil. The twenty NGOs that attended the workshop discussed issues related to enhancing cooperation between different humanitarian actors in Iraq in the fields of security, advocacy and administration. In this framework NCCI provided the attendees with a brief on the different options for in-country security trainings for NGOs and on the new registration requirements for international NGOs in the Kurdistan Region…
07 Dec 2014
NCCI has worked with UNESCO, the National Executive Body for Literacy and the Non-formal Education Department in Kurdistan on developing the legal and technical frameworks to enable the education authorities to engage in efficient partnerships with NNGOs for the implementation of the Literacy and Non-Formal Education Campaign in Iraq. This cooperation is a part of the “Coordinating national NGO Participation in the Implementation of the Literacy and Non-Formal Education Campaign in Iraq” project, which itself forms part of the LIFE project implemented by UNESCO. NCCI, in collaboration with UNESCO, conducted the third and last capacity building workshop in Erbil between 4-6 December 2014 to develop the capacities of NNGOs and education staff from the provinces of Basra, Missan, Thiqar, Wassit,…
NCCI has worked with UNESCO, the National Executive Body for Literacy and the Non-formal Education Department in Kurdistan on developing the legal and technical frameworks to enable the education authorities to engage in efficient partnerships with NNGOs for the implementation of the Literacy and Non-Formal Education Campaign in Iraq. This cooperation is a part of the “Coordinating national NGO Participation in the Implementation of the Literacy and Non-Formal Education Campaign in Iraq” project, which itself forms part of the LIFE project implemented by UNESCO. NCCI, in collaboration with UNESCO, conducted the second capacity building workshop in Erbil between 22-24 November 2014 to develop the capacities of NNGOs and education staff from the provinces of Baghdad, Babil, and Diyala to enable…
In response to key points raised during NCCI’s Annual General Assembly in March 2014, it was decided to review NCCI’s strategic approach in cooperation with its members. The objective was to develop a detailed observation of NCCI's current position within its mandate as a national forum in Iraq for NGO coordination, joint advocacy and information sharing. The identification of both strengths and weaknesses of NCCI’s current approach, combined with expected upcoming issues and humanitarian development needs of the people inside Iraq will be used to assess and plan NCCI’s future strategic role for the coming three years (2015 - 2016 - 2017). The strategic review plan used a participatory-focused approach in cooperation with NCCI’s members, which consisted of two stages.…
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