IVCO 2015

Making it Happen: Volunteering for the SDGs - New Goals, Models and Tools

Jointly hosted by Forum and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the annual conference for International Volunteering Cooperation Organisations (IVCO), was held in Tokyo from 4-7 October 2015. The conference was an excellent opportunity for heads of volunteer organisations and delegates from public, private, academic and NGO sectors around the world to network, discuss pertinent issues in volunteering, share innovative approaches, and build strong alliances.

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Presentations & Papers

Day 1: SWVR Launch and Welcome Reception

UNV “State of the World’s Volunteerism Report” Launch

Day 2: Volunteering Beyond 2015

Keynote Speech: JOCV at 50 - Lessons for Volunteering and the SDGs

IVCO 2015 Tokyo Declaration Draft

Global indicators to measure volunteer impact

Emerging trends of international volunteering: Togo National Volunteering Program

Plenary Presentation: Implications of the SDGs on IVCOs

Day 3: For Greater Impact: New Actors, Approaches and Partnerships

Volunteer Service Abroad


Working as a Consortia: A Conversation about Collaboration or Competition?

UNITERRA 2015-2020

New volunteer initiatives generated by the civil society in Germany

Capturing the ASEAN Spirit Youth Leading the Way

International Volunteering and Development: Korean Experience of World Friends Korea (WFK)

Effective Practices for International Volunteering

Global Research Agenda on Volunteering for Peace and Sustainable Development 2015-2025

Communicating Impact: The Narrative Project

Program-based Result Management and the Role of Volunteer Coordinators and Country Offices

The Fundamental Work Competencies Among Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCVs) and their Roles in Volunteer Activities

What Motivates Japan’s International Volunteers?: Categorizing Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCVs)

Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers: Its Genesis and Development from a Comparative Perspective

Volunteer Youth from Indigenous Minorities: Engines for Inclusive Development and Enterprise in Laos

Day 4: Improving our Practice for Sustainable Action

Returned Volunteer Organization “JOCA” for Japan’s Positive Change

Bringing it home: Returning Volunteers to a lifetime of service and impact

A Call to Peace: Perspectives of Volunteers on the Peace Corps at 50

Fostering Young Australian Returned Volunteers to be Agents of Change, Innovation and Development

Safety, Security and Well-being

Safety and Security

Failing Forward

Digital Disruption: Implications for IVCOs

Volunteer Safety and Security