The second edition of the InnerCity Mission 2021 Humanitarian Action Conference themed “Charting New Frontiers in Humanitarian Aid: Rethinking Collaboration, Transformation and Ownership” will be held on the 14th of October 2021. If you’re a volunteer, NGO, or stakeholder in the humanitarian and development sector, this conference is for you. It is an avenue to take ownership, rethink our methods of collaboration and address the issue of poverty in a sustainable way.
Last year the Humanitarian Action Conference (HAC), organized by InnerCity Mission (ICM), under the auspices of Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI), was a successful convening of all critical players and stakeholders in the humanitarian and development sector. They came together to discuss realistically actionable strategies to address the issue of poverty in a sustainable way. The theme of this maiden edition of the InnerCity Mission in 2020 Humanitarian Action Conference was: “Eradicating Poverty: Rethinking the Strategy”. The conference was held on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, recognized by the United Nations.
Eradicating poverty has always been a top priority at the InnerCity Mission. The InnerCity Mission has had remarkable achievements over the years, which are clear testimonies of the unwavering commitment to finding lasting solutions to the issue of poverty. The ICM for children is a child-centered, faith-based, non-governmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since its inception in 2005. They have directly and indirectly impacted the lives of over 20 million beneficiaries, mostly children, irrespective of race, color, religion, and gender.
The InnerCity Mission, with the support of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International, development footprint spans over 60 countries, providing sustainable solutions to issues caused by poverty through their programs and interventions, supported by a global network, committed donors, and selfless volunteers.
“Global poverty is one of the very worst problems that the world faces today”, confirmed Chris Oyakhilome, “the poorest in the world are often hungry, have much less access to education, regularly have no light at night, and suffer from much poorer health. Making progress against poverty is therefore one of the most urgent global goals.”
The InnerCity Mission carries out Humanitarian Relief in collaboration with other member agencies of the foundation. Through this, they provide humanitarian aid to victims of crises, affected by natural and manmade disasters such as wars, health crises, and other emergency situations around the world.
The Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI), was founded by Chris Oyakhilome, to help individuals, communities, and nations lead purposeful and productive lives. Poverty is a concept intrinsically linked to welfare. The same international organizations that set the poverty line made it a global goal to end extreme poverty. Goal number one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed on by all nations in the world, is the “eradication of extreme poverty for all people everywhere”.
Over the years, the programs and interventions of COFI and ICM, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have impacted the lives of millions of indigent beneficiaries mostly children around the world in underserved, hard-to-reach communities.
Chris Oyakhilome, the President of LoveWorld Inc, made a profound statement “Every Child is your Child”, believes in the future of indigent children, and taking action to reach and meet their needs is one of the core motivations.
There is no better time to plan for the future than now. Register online here.
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