IVCO (International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations’ Conference) is the annual conference of the International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum). 2020 is the first year the conference has had a Pacific focus, with the theme volunteering for climate action. Bringing together aid workers, practitioners and researchers in volunteering for development from across the world we will discuss current approaches to volunteering for climate action, achievements and opportunities.
Due to COVID-19, this year’s IVCO will be a virtual conference.
26-30 October 2020
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Call for Presentations
The theme of IVCO2020 is volunteering for climate action. We are seeking expressions of interest for conference presentations for one or more of the following four categories of volunteering for climate action:
- Awareness and advocacy focuses on organisations that harness volunteers that campaign on climate change and raise public awareness, such as 350.org, in line with SDG13’s target 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
- Adaption and resilience is volunteering to build capacity in partner organisations and programs to enable adaption to the effects of climate change or building resilience in line with SDG 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, including a cross cutting approach for all POs.
- Capacity building relates to volunteering that builds the capacity in organisations and systems that respond to climate change in line with SDG 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
- Policies and systems related to volunteering that contributes to changes in climate change related policies and systems, such as with government departments under SDG 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.
Please submit an abstract of no more than 200 words of your proposed presentation by 30 June 2020. Your abstract should include a summary of what you will cover in your paper and identify which of the four themes it relates to.
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