The overall goal of the Consortium is to support national efforts, decentralized service delivery and community-based development to accelerate the realization of the rights of children by improving access to health and Education services, developing the capacity of systems, building resilience among households and communities, and providing social protection to the poorest and most vulnerable families. This is expected to significantly contribute to the achievement of the post-2015 development goals. It also will support achievement of the Sustainable Development goals 2030
In this context, ICC programme strategies are centred on three priorities:
- Sectoral conjunction;
- Community engagement,
- Evidence-based data; to achieve the following programme results:
- Education: increasing access, improving learning achievement and cultivating a quality education system that provides all girls and boys with equitable opportunities for learning, supporting the development of institutional capacity in the education sector, including strengthening systems to enhance school enrollment and right-age entry, retention, completion and transition, as well as improved quality of teaching and learning.
- Child Survival and Development: ensuring that under-five and school-age children, adolescents and women have access to and utilize essential, high-quality and high-impact child survival and development services incorporating prevention, treatment and care.
- Child Protection: strengthening child protection systems and build on the gains from the response to improve equitable prevention of, and response to, violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of children, and especially to reach the most marginalized including those affected neglected Diseases.
- External relations and advocacy: Reinforcing evidence-based advocacy on issues relating to the rights of children and youth using multiple channels including social media, print media, television and radios
- Provision of health care: Healthcare delivery for vulnerable and fragile populations in fragile state environments, the ‘scaling-up process’ is faced with several issues that jeopardize the objective of equitable access, cost of care, coverage of remote areas, and competition from profit-orientated providers. To overcome these structural barriers, we suggest reinforcing processes of transparency, accountability and participation.
- Humanitarian Aid: Humanitarian assistance to mean the aid and action designed to save children’s lives, alleviate suffering and maintain and protect human dignity during and in the aftermath of man-made crises and natural disasters, as well as to prevent and strengthen preparedness for the occurrence of such situations .However all organizations providing Humanitarian Aid should be guided by the following principles:
- Humanity :saving lives of children and alleviating suffering wherever it is found
- Independence :the autonomy of humanitarian objectives from the political, economic, military or other objectives that any actor may hold with regard to areas where humanitarian action is being implemented.
- Neutrality :acting without favoring any side in an armed conflict or other dispute where such action is carried out
- Impartiality :acting solely on the basis of need, without discrimination between or within affected populations especially of the children
- Livelihood: Livelihood programme to promote and preserve the use of skills and assets, which can prevent households and individuals from slipping into poverty, and enables them at the same time to support their own communities.
ICC is governed by the board of trustees, which makes policies and major strategic decisions for the organization and the Day-to-day operational decision-making and implementation is delegated to the Chief Executive, who, with the Global management team, runs the organization. The Team oversees and manages the technical, management and finance functions, as well as programs at regional and country level.
The Secretariat is one of the main organs of ICC headed by the Chief Executive, its organized along departmental lines, with each department or office having a distinct area of responsibility and action .All Offices and departments are coordinated to ensure cohesion as they carry out the day to day work of the Organization in offices and duty stations around the world.