ICVA, Core Contribution 2017-2019

Proyecto terminado

By supporting ICVA, Switzerland contributes to strengthen dialogue and engagement among diverse humanitarian actors. Targeting NGO’s, UN agencies, Member States and intergovernmental organizations, ICVA aims to improve synergies between policy discussions at the global level (especially Geneva), humanitarian hubs - mainly in the ‘global south, with the realities of field operations.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
A nivel mundial
Asistencia humanitaria y RRC
Cambio climático y medio ambiente
Eficacia humanitaria
Protección, acceso y seguridad
Reducción de riesgos de catástrofes
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019
CHF 750'000

Humanitarian actors and affected populations have called for change: a more efficient and inclusive humanitarian system; adequate and accessible resourcing; respect for humanitarian principles and international law; increased localization of aid; better accountability to affected populations; and synergy between humanitarian and development aid.

Increased NGO engagement in the governance of the humanitarian sector directly benefits affected populations. NGO contributions help close the gap between field realities and global policies, while reinforcing collective approaches for improved coordination and efficiency. However, despite implementing up to 80% of humanitarian work, NGOs often remain excluded from key humanitarian decision-making structures and processes. The humanitarian sector continues to place decision-making authority with a small group of UN entities, donors and select international NGOs (INGOs). The majority of NGOs remain limited in their ability to understand, participate in and influence humanitarian decision-making.

Objetivos ICVA’s overall objective is to strengthen sustainable NGO engagement in the humanitarian sector, promoting more collective, principled and effective action informed by operational and field realities. ICVA aims to improve synergies between policy discussions at the global level (especially in Geneva), humanitarian hubs - mainly in the ‘global south’, with the realities of field operations.
Grupos destinarios NGO’s, UN agencies, Member States and intergovernmental organizations
Efectos a medio plazo

Pillar 1: Increase NGO understanding of the humanitarian sector, policies and processes

Pillar 2: Facilitate NGO engagement in the governance of the humanitarian sector

Pillar 3: Better connect Humanitarian Policies and Practice


Resultados previstos:  

Pillar 1 expected result: NGOs have increased knowledge of humanitarian policies and architecture, and ability to engage in the development of the aid sector.

Pillar 2 expected result: NGOs participate in defining and influencing the development of the humanitarian sector and its policies.

Pillar 3 expected result: NGOs are better equipped to increase their participation in the coordination of humanitarian operation at the field level.

Resultados de las fases anteriores:  

Advocacy and information sharing continued to be ICVA’s main priorities. ICVA aims to provoke important debates and contribute to increased transparency and accountability among humanitarian actors. 

Facilitating NGO access to the UN and other structures is key to ICVA and its members. ICVA continues to be the focal point for NGO interventions and lobbying initiatives on humanitarian issues to many UN fora. ICVA is able to act as an influential voice of the NGO community in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC, the UN’s main humanitarian coordination body), UNHCR’s Standing and Executive Committees, as well as several other bodies.

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Ayuda humanitaria
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
ONG internacional o extranjera
  • International Council of Voluntary Agencies

Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF   750'000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF   750'000 Total del proyecto desde la primera fase Presupuesto suizo CHF  1'875'500
Fases del proyecto

Fase 15 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019   (Completed)

Fase 13 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Fase 12 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2012   (Completed)