• The willingness of the Colombian government to acknowledge serious concerns regarding human rights and violations of international humanitarian law in the country.
  • A commitment from companies and the Colombian government to work collaboratively to protect and respect human rights by:

    1. Raising awareness of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
    2. Implementing the CMEā€™s recommendations.
    3. Identifying best practices on security-related human rights issues. A reasonable level of trust between members.

    a. Raising awareness of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

    b. Implementing the CMEā€™s recommendations.

    c. Identifying best practices on security-related human rights issues. A reasonable level of trust between members.

  • A commitment to continuous improvement, as opposed to perfection. To this end, the CME has developed a verification mechanism that is applied annually by CME members.
  • Knowledge generation from the articulation of experiences, perspectives and best practices on crucial issues for the operation in the territory. This research is disseminated to working group members.

Navigating Change Learning Stream

Humanitarians operate in a constantly changing environment. New emergencies, technological evolutions, and changing political landscapes constantly pose new challenges and prompt new approaches for humanitarian action. In many parts of the world, respect for humanitarian principles is eroding and so too is the NGOsā€™ space to operate.Ā  The humanitarian community struggles to keep up with the multiple reforms, initiatives and discussions that are happening at the global policy level and at the regional and country levels.

Introduction

ICVA and PHAP conducted their fourth online Learning Stream ā€œNavigating Changeā€ on 8 November 2018. The stream provides a platform for the NGO community to better understand changes affecting the humanitarian sector. It creates a space for the broader humanitarian community to come together and discuss these changes, learn from one another, and share solutions.

ThisĀ Learning Stream provides NGO staff, including field, policy and headquarter staff an opportunity to:

The ā€œNavigating Changeā€ Learning Stream includes a series of three webinars as listed below as well as briefing papers and other resources.

  1. Localization: Perspectives of Change
  2. How do NGOs navigate the shrinking civil society space?
  3. Inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action: What next after the guidelines?
Navigating Change

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Localization: Perspectives of Change
9 September, 2021

Localization: Perspectives of Change

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Description

This webinar explores how governments, private donors and the business community see current opportunities, trends as well as challenges.


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How do NGOs Navigate the Shrinking Civil Society Space?
10 September, 2021

How do NGOs Navigate the Shrinking Civil Society Space?

Subject / Cross-cutting issues / Learning /
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Description

This webinar is part of the ā€œNavigating Changeā€ Learning Stream which includes webinars, briefing papers, and other resources on how NGOs are managing changing global, regional, and national contexts for humanitarian response.


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Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian action: What Next after the Guidelines?
26 February, 2020

Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: What Next after the Guidelines?

Subject / Cross-cutting issues / Learning /
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Description

This webinar provides an in-depth look at how the guidelines endorsed by IASC can make humanitarian action more inclusive.

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