A new online learning opportunity for NGOs

ICVA, Civil Society Action Committee and the International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR) Initiative at Cornell University are jointly providing a learning programme for NGO staff working on migration. 

As NGO staff are often in front line of providing services to migrants and advocating for them, it is crucial that they are aware of the international legal framework guaranteeing the rights of all migrants. Such rights are often but not always enshrined in national legislation. National law must not conflict with the binding obligations accepted by States under international law. Therefore, understanding international legal frameworks relevant to migration governance is important for NGO staff. Such understanding better equips NGO staff to play a broader role within the whole of the society approach and to be able to support both migrants and States of origin, transit and destination to ensure compliance with the international legal framework.

Although similar courses exist, this learning programme is free, available online and combines a theoretical approach to the law with concrete examples of interventions by NGOs and discussions of opportunities for more coordinated future advocacy. This makes it thus unique in responding to the needs of NGO staff.

For more information, please refer to the concept note


To ensure the quality of learning, participation will be limited to 35 persons. Priority will be given to NGO staff working on the ground and willing to attend all/or a considerable number of sessions. If you are interested in participating in the learning programme, please register here. You will only be registered once you have received a registration confirmation email.

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National Humanitarian Network Pakistan

A volunteer network, founded in 2010 in result of interactive dialogue in National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) “to act as an independent and vibrant voice to engage with stakeholders throughout Pakistan for promotion of humanitarian values by influencing policies and building capacities to ensure right based humanitarian response”. 172 humanitarian organizations are members of NHN from across Pakistan and it is open for all national and local organizations engaged in humanitarian assistance or disaster management advocacy.  NHN focus on “Effective and Accountable Humanitarian Governance” – mainly in Response and Disaster Preparedness through four major areas i.e. “Coordination/networking, Advocacy, Capacity Building and Information Management”.

NHN is a key network in Pakistan which is well connected with various stakeholders and demonstrated its effectiveness to do proper advocacy and lobbying for access, space and principled response. NHN supports stakeholders in collecting and timely sharing of critical information for preparedness and response as its members are spread across Pakistan and even in hard to reach areas.

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