Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies


Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies (VOICE) is an NGO network promoting effective humanitarian aid worldwide since 1992. VOICE is the main NGO interlocutor with the European Union on emergency aid and disaster risk reduction, and it promotes the values of its 85 member organisations. VOICE members are active in different sectors of humanitarian aid in all countries affected by natural disasters, armed conflicts and emergency situations. Most VOICE members have a framework partnership agreement with the Humanitarian Aid department of the European Commission (DG ECHO). These organisations are dedicated to practicing good humanitarian aid and saving lives. 

ODS undertook a review of the network’s tools and approaches and appraised the network’s capabilities to deliver on its strategic objectives in a changing environment. We also provided recommendations on the capacities, tools and approaches to be developed to enhance the network’s ability to implement its strategic plan over the next 3 years.