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…
NCCI will host a joint Open Space Meeting (OSM) this week titled ‘The Ethical Values and Benefits of Volunteerism’. The meeting will provide a free and open space for participants do discuss various issues surrounding this topic based on their own work experiences and activities. Members of NCCI, international NGOs, national NGOs, UN agencies and Iraqi authorities have been invited to participate in the meeting, which forms an excellent opportunity to build upon existing knowledge in this important subject.
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