NCCI has worked together 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 a workshop in Erbil between 18-20 November 2014 to develop the capacities of NNGOs and education staff from the provinces of Anbar, Ninewa, Salah ad-Din, Kirkuk, Sulaymaniyah, Duhok and…
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. Based on this cooperation a working document was composed. This document includes advanced systems for NNGOs’ accreditation, representation, role identification and monitoring and evaluation. The accreditation system consists of online components for NNGO self-registration and self-assessment,…
On Sunday November 9th a meeting between thirteen international NGOs and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) took place in NCCI’s Erbil office. OCHA reached out to the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq to facilitate a meeting with its members to discuss what improvement NGOs would like to see in coordination processes/activities in Iraq. As the humanitarian situation in Iraq evolved quickly over the past few months, there is an urgent need to review the coordination mechanisms in place in Iraq. This review will be conducted by the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) to ensure a proper implementation of the Strategic Response Plan (SRP). During Sunday’s meeting,OCHA requested feedback from NGOs on the proposed review…
In response to key points raised at the NCCI General Assembly meeting in March 2014 it was decided to review NCCI’s strategic approach together with its members. As part of this plan, member organizations were asked to fill in a survey to identify strongpoints and possible shortcomings in NCCI’s current strategy and role. The goal of this survey was the development of 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 inside Iraq will be used to assess and plan NCCI’s future strategic role. The 20-questions survey, of which…
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) organizes monthly meetings in order to coordinate and share information on issues pertaining to NGOs in the current emergency. The last meeting took place on Thursday October 30th in the NCCI office in Erbil and was attended by 24 national and international NGOs. These NGOs discussed issues related to enhancing cooperation between different humanitarian actors in Iraq in the fields of security, advocacy and administration. In this framework the International NGO Safety Organization (INSO) provided the attendees with a brief on the scope of their operations in Iraq and their available services for NGOs. Following on this presentation, NGOs sought for ways to overcome common administrative issues, such as visa restrictions, which will…
To address NGOs’ coordination needs in relation to administrative and HR concerns, NCCI is soon to coordinate the first of a series of meetings to bring HR representatives together in order to discuss common problems and concerns. Such meetings are of particular interest to the various new NGOs that are setting up operations in Iraq at the moment. Alongside the regular monthly coordination meeting, NCCI is to convene its second national NGO general coordination meeting in Erbil to further coordinate and share information on issues pertaining to national NGOs in the current emergency. Within the framework of improving coordination, the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) also attended a meeting alongside John Ging, Director of the Operational Division at OCHA,…