Increasing Resilience of Communities Through Volunteering
Jointly hosted by United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Forum, the annual conference for International Volunteering Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) was held in Bonn, Germany from 9-12 October, 2016. Focusing on the theme: Increasing Resilience of Communities Through Volunteering, IVCO 2016 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.
Almost 150 representatives of organisations engaged in volunteering at home and across borders met in Bonn on 9th-12th October 2016 for the annual conference of the International Forum for Volunteering in Development, focusing on the theme of Increasing Resilience of Communities through Volunteering. Representing civil society, government agencies, UN bodies, academia and the private sector, Forum members work in partnership for a more just and sustainable world.