Volunteering for Climate Action
26 - 28 October 2020

Why you should register for IVCO2020

  • World’s biggest conference for volunteering for development practitioners and research
  • Closest possible experience to a face-to-face conference with a Pacific virtual conference centre
  • Be part of the growing movement for volunteering for climate action
  • Network with colleagues across the world
  • Be at the launch of the first global report on volunteering for climate action
  • Visit, talk, watch with volunteering for development organisations at the world cafe
  • Connect and ask questions with experts in a one-on-one or collaborative environment


Registration fees

Fees below are listed in Euros.


Registration type Standard rate Earlybird rate
Forum Members € 200 € 175
Forum Associates € 225 € 200
Non-Forum Members € 250 € 225

Find out more about becoming a member of Forum, a network of more than forty volunteering for development organisations.

Earlybird rate available until 18 September 2020.

Program

Would you like to present at IVCO2020? Please see our program below and review this document for guidance on registering to present.

The deadline for submissions is 14 September 2020. 

With climate change the most pressing threat to our planet and species, and with only 3 per cent of current international volunteering attributed to environmental sustainability, the conference provides the opportunity to raise the awareness, quality and quantity of volunteering for climate action to contribute to SDG13.This theme presents an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to explore what we mean by volunteering for climate action, to recognise and share good practice from our organisations and agree on ways forward, as organisations and as a sector, to improve the quality and impact of our work.

DAY 1 – Monday 26 October 2020

  Recorded

Session 1

Welcome to the virtual conference of International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations - IVCO2020

  Recorded

Session 2

COVID-19 and Climate Change

  Live Recorded

Session 3

Launch of the first global report on volunteering for climate action and volunteering for development as an accelerator for SDG13

  0800 GMT+0
0930 GMT+0
1030 GMT+0
1330 GMT+0
1530 GMT+0

Session 4

Advocacy, Policy and Systems: How volunteering can help climate change advocacy initiatives to influence policies and systems

This session will discuss the role of volunteers in advocacy movements that influence policy and system change. This session will focus on case studies that demonstrate how volunteers have supported progress towards SDG 13.3: Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

  1100 GMT+0
1230 GMT+0
1330 GMT+0
1630 GMT+0
1830 GMT+0

Session 5

Awareness, Adaptation and Resilience: How volunteering can raise awareness in partner organisations, helping them adapt and build resilience to the effects of climate change

This session will discuss the role of volunteers in supporting adaptation and resilience, drawing on case studies that demonstrate how volunteers have supported progress towards SDG 13.1: Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.



Day 2 - Tuesday 27 October 2020

  Recorded

Session 6

Welcome to Day Two

  Recorded

Session 7

Keynote: Climate Change in the era of COVID-19

  0800 GMT+0
0930 GMT+0
1030 GMT+0
1330 GMT+0
1530 GMT+0

Session 8

Capacity Building: How volunteering can help strengthen capacity in organisations and systems responding to climate change

  1100 GMT+0
1230 GMT+0
1330 GMT+0
1630 GMT+0
1830 GMT+0

Session 9

Concurrent Workshops: How to increase volunteering for climate action opportunities in our programs

Join these workshops to discuss how, as a sector, we can increase volunteering for climate action opportunities in our programs, building a sustainable future for our planet.

  • 9A Mainstreaming as a cross cutting theme
  • 9B Advocacy, Policy & Systems
  • 9C Awareness, Adaptation & Resilience
  • 9D Capacity Building



DAY 3 – Wednesday 28 October 2020

  Recorded

Session 10

Welcome to Day Three

  Recorded

Session 11

Keynote: The future of volunteering for development in the era of COVID-19

  0800 GMT+0
0930 GMT+0
1030 GMT+0
1330 GMT+0
1530 GMT+0

Session 12

Concurrent Workshops

Volunteering for development in the era of COVID19

These sessions will take a long-term view of the impact of COVID-19: The future direction of volunteering for development, alternative volunteering models and lessons from the sector’s COVID-19 response.


  1100 GMT+0
1230 GMT+0
1330 GMT+0
1630 GMT+0
1830 GMT+0

Session 13

Concurrent Workshops: Volunteering for development in the era of COVID19

Following the presentation by James O’Brien in Session 12, these workshops will give attendees an opportunity to collaborate on innovative solutions and discuss best practices on the following topics:

  • 13A Economic Recovery
  • 13B Health
  • 13C Civil society
  • 13D Diversity
  • 13E Gender

  1100 GMT+0
1230 GMT+0
1330 GMT+0
1630 GMT+0
1830 GMT+0
2000 GMT+0

Session 14

Prize winners and closing keynote

Sponsors

IVCO2020 is supported by the Australian Government and the Fiji Government.

Fiji Coat of Arms            Australian Aid Logo

Event Highlights


Virtual Conference Centre

Guest Speakers

Global Networking

Research Launch

World Cafe

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to global travel restrictions arising from the COVID19 pandemic, the International Forum for volunteering for Development Board has made the decision to run IVCO2020 as a virtual conference. This means no delegates miss out on the opportunity to gain all of the usual benefits by attending a virtual conference (hosted by AVI) reflecting the face to-face experience as closely as possible.
AVI is currently developing a comprehensive conference guide, which will be made available to all delegates. Virtual conferences are becoming increasingly common and attendees can expect an excellent program delivered via a highly intuitive, user friendly digital platform.
Yes! The virtual conference centre you log into will be designed in the theme of a traditional Fijian community hall and we continue to strongly encourage presenters from Pacific countries.
Yes, the registration process is the same as a face-to-face conference.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event which you can use to access the online conference portal.
Yes. The IVCO2020 conference portal will remain open 24 hours a day for 90 days. You can attend and watched recorded content whenever it’s convenient for you during this time.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Yes. Like a face-to-face conference, you will be provided with a virtual conference bag! You can add all documents available to your online bag and email them to yourself or share items with colleagues and friends by entering their email address.
Absolutely. We are counting on you to invite others! Help us spread the word. Simply share the link to this page, and they can register at their convenience.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.