01 Mar 2016
NCCI organized the first general coordination meeting in southern Iraq in collaboration with the Basra Network for Sustainable Development. The meeting took place on the 27th of February 2016 at the Port Club in Basra City.  This event follows a series of meetings held earlier between November 2015 and January 2016. These meetings were organized by the Basra Network for Sustainable Development and local and international NCCI members in the south.  NCCI used the meetings to assess the coordination needs in the south. This general coordination meeting in Basra aimed to: •    Increase the trust and collaboration among the local NGOs working in the south of the country.•    Share information on activities and projects. Share knowledge and solutions. Provide special…
21 Feb 2016
In 2016 NCCI is continuing to enhance coordination and information sharing in the central region of Iraq, which includes the governorates of Baghdad, Anbar, Salah ad-Din, Diyala, and Babel.  Through its coordination hub in Baghdad, NCCI runs a number of coordination activities and also supports the efforts of UNOCHA and the Clusters. On the 26th of January, NCCI held the first monthly security working group meeting of the year to discuss safety and security updates and current trends. Eight NGOs attended this meeting.  On the 8th of February, NCCI organized a joint general coordination meeting with UNOCHA. The meeting was attended by 36 organization (including 21 local NGOs) working in Baghdad, Anbar, Salah ad-Din, and Diyala. During the meeting, OCHA…
In partnership with UNICEF NCCI delivered the first capacity building workshop to strengthen the capacities of the local NGO staff members responsible for the ten newly established WASH Service Centers (WSCs), which cover the governorates of Baghdad, Anbar, Salah ad-Din and Babel. WSC managers and reporters in addition to three UNICEF facilitators were trained during the workshop that was held at NCCI’s Baghdad office between 31 January and 2 February. At the first day of the training the participants were trained on communication skills and how to develop communication plans. During the second day the participants were introduced to the new work modality for the WSCs and the information management structure covering weekly reporting, water quality control, 4Ws, rapid needs…
09 Feb 2016
On 7 February 2016 the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) held a general coordination meeting at its office in Erbil. General coordination meetings are held regularly and are fora for NGO coordination. Responding to current humanitarian issues and members’ needs NCCI can also invite representatives from relevant UN agencies, government departments or other actors involved in the humanitarian response in Iraq to the meetings; as such the meeting on the 7th was attended by representatives from the local government of Salah Al-Din. The meeting started with an overview of humanitarian needs in the governorate of Salah Al-Din, presented by representatives from the local government. The attending NGOs then raised a number of issues they encountered while executing or planning…
03 Feb 2016
On 31 January NCCI organized a general coordination meeting at the office of the Civil Development Organization (CDO), one of NCCI’s members. Similar to the general coordination meetings held at NCCI’s offices in Erbil and Baghdad the meetings in Sulaymaniyah are open fora for NGOs to discuss issues related to NGO operations and humanitarian coordination in general. Furthermore the coordination meetings in Sulaymaniyah are also an opportunity to raise issues specifically related to operations in the governorate. Fourteen NGOs participated in the meeting on the 31st, which was also attended by the deputy director of the DNGOs and a representative of the Asayish department of Sulaymaniyah. The first topic of the meeting was reported restrictions imposed by the Asayish on…
In January 2016, NCCI organized three regional meetings for its Field Coordination Network (FCN). The meetings took place in Basra on 8 January 2016, in Erbil on 14 January 2016 and in Baghdad on 21 January 2016. During the meetings the FCN’s focal points (FP), who are representatives from local NGOs, discussed the quality of their field reports and ways to improve and streamline the information flow from the field. The participants also discussed their capacity building needs and nominated the training themes that they would like NCCI to build their capacities in during the next workshop, which is planned for March 2016. NCCI re-activated the FCN in January 2015 responding to the increased needs for better coordination and information…
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