Who will be attending the conference?
- 150+ Delegates from Civil Society Organisations, Community Bodies and Relief & Development Representatives
- Public and Private Sector Representatives
- Researchers and Professors
- Community Volunteers
- Donor Representatives
- International NGOs
- Prominent Speakers (TBC)
About the Conference
challenges of delivering humanitarian aid and supporting local communities in countries such as Iraq are well-known — high security risks, restricted access areas, multi-layered governance and a complex local environment to name but a few. Yet the need to assist vulnerable individuals and engaging Iraq’s community-based organisations remains high, ever-present and of exceptional significance at the present moment.
Hosted by the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS), the Conference aims to put “Communities in Action” by bringing Iraq’s Civil Society organisations together in seizing the opportunity to build resilient communities that have access to basic services and amenities and have a chance to live in security and dignity.
Iraqi Civil Society and Humanitarian Needs and Priorities/Reconstruction Efforts:
IRCS Iraq Civil Society mapping exercise of what organizations work where, in what sectors?
i.e. Access and untapped potential
Areas to Focus On
What does Iraq Civil Society lack? financial resources, training, M&E expertise, long term planning
What are the effective ways for the Iraq Civil Society to coordinate with each other, government, INGOs, communities, universities
Humanitarian needs and priorities
What are the sector priorities and approaches that need coordinating?
- Public and Primary Healthcare, Mental and Psychosocial Health
- Primary Education
- Livelihoods and Food Security
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
- Shelter and Essential Infrastructure
- Youth Empowerment
What Will You Get Out of The Conference?
- Networking opportunities with, and inspiration from, local and national humanitarian leaders, practitioners and partners
- Opportunities to create and strengthen relationships with those committed to moving the Building Better Communities in Iraq agenda forward through:
- Sharing plans for strategic and geographic areas of priority targets
- Collaboration and compiling high-level programme plans
- Building joint contingency plans for the future in case of rapid needs response
- Identifying technical areas in which Iraqi Civil Society and organisations can jointly organize and participate in various training programmes and capacity building tools
- Strategies and best practices for Iraqi organisational sustainability and effective programs
- Articulate Iraq’s community-centered Relief & Development needs and priorities
Why Should You Attend?
About the Organizing Committee
Discover the 5-star luxury hotel experience that awaits at Babylon Warwick Hotel. The property is conveniently located beside the green zone, next to the historic Tigris River and is only 30 minutes’ drive from the airport. Shopping enthusiasts will have easy access to the souks and bazars of downtown Baghdad, whilst many of the cities’ top attractions are also only a short drive away.
The Hotel has recently completed a multi-million dollar refurbishment project including extensive measures to make it the most secure hotel in the downtown Baghdad area. The Hotel’s ingenious pyramid design and expansive gardens are truly fitting to the Babylonian heritage of the city. With opulent avant garde architectural details throughout, it is a masterpiece of early the 1980s.