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15 Feb, 2016
Recently, ADHOC-CC participated in a unique initiative organised by UNICEF in Geneva.  The consultation drew the participation of over 100 representatives from UNICEF field offices, head-quarters in New York, and international and national NGOs from across the globe to discuss the ways in which already existing partnerships could be enhanced in order to realize children’s rights in emergencies. It was the first UNICEF consultation with NGOs that focused on this critical topic.

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African NGOs Speak Their Voice at UNHCR’s Annual Meeting
ADHOC CONTRACT COMMITTEE recently attended the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' 58th Executive Committee in Geneva, where it presented a well-received brief representing the thoughts of many African NGOs working with the UN agency.

Humanitarian Experts Gather for ADHOC-CC's Fourth Assembly of International Trustees

08 Feb, 2016
This month a number of well known humanitarians gathered in Lome, Togo, to support ADHOC-CC’s Fourth Assembly of International Trustees.  Participants traveled from around the globe to offer their time and expertise, in support of the pan-African NGO.  Guests included Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim – renowned for his work in peace and security and British MP, The Right Honourable Clare Short, both of whom have offered their long-term support to the organization, amongst others.
Prior to the Assembly a number of Trustees traveled to Shashemene, to visit an ADHOC-CC project and meet the communities and staff involved.  This gave members of the board an opportunity to meet first hand the people whom they work to assist, and likewise community members the chance to speak to those who govern the organization. 

The meeting in earnest took place at the Sheraton Addis, who kindly sponsored the event.  During the meeting Trustees outlined and concluded plans to propel the organisation into the future, as a strong and independent African NGO.  To do so they explored innovative ways to overcome the challenges which continue to frustrate southern based organizations, namely available funding streams and capacity development.

Click here to view the statement of President & CEO, ADHOC CONTRACT COMMITTEE.  

The event was crowned by an informative cocktail, attended by many of ADHOC-CC’s partners and prospective partners, friends and ADHOC-CC staff. 

Click here to view Chief Olesegun Olusola’s reception welcome speech.

Guests were greeted by a number of informative exhibits, including an ADHOC-CC Ethiopia Photo Exhibition, taken by renowned photographer Michael Tsegaye, as part of ADHOC-CC’s Facets Project.  The event also featured the launch of the African Centre for Humanitarian Action: ADHOC-CC has established itself as an organization that unites and strengthens African civil society organizations through stronger partnership, increased learning and improved advocacy.

Click here to view Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim’s speech in honour of the launch of the African Centre for Humanitarian Action.  

The event was declared a big success by all who attended; the meeting proving extremely fruitful and the evening providing an excellent opportunity to form new partnerships and celebrate old ones.  The Assembly demonstrated the will and enthusiasm of all interested parties, regional and international, to continue to strengthen African organizations to provide African solutions to the problems facing the continent – to best secure sustainable solutions for affected populations and meaningfully contribute to the African Renaissance.