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Dec

15

Defying the myth: Why Sphere standards are also applicable in urban settings

15 December 2020

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Free

Event Type: Public Sphere Content: Sphere Focus

Event Type: Public
Sphere Content: Sphere Focus

EVENT DETAILS

Registration Deadline

December 15, 2020

Venue

Online

Email Address

Contact Number

+41 (0) 22 552 5915

Website

https://bit.ly/sphere-urban-webinar

ROLES

Lead Facilitator

Aninia Nadig

Guest Speaker

Suman Ahsanul Islam
Kamil Erdem Güler
David Sanderson
Zeynep M. Sanduvaç
Pamela Sitko

Host

Sphere

 

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Today, over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050, an additional 2.5 billion people will be living in cities; the number of urban slum dwellers, currently close to one billion, is expected to double. These global changes are reflected in the Sphere Handbook 2018 edition, which explicitly includes references to urban settings for the first time. Yet, there is a belief that Sphere standards are mostly relevant or applicable in rural or camp settings.

This webinar reiterated the standards as expressions of universal human rights – and therefore, always applicable. We discussed practical examples of local humanitarian actors using the standards in urban environments and presented Sphere’s newly released guide, “Using Sphere standards in urban settings“.

 

Speakers

  • Dr Balwant Singh, Executive Director – Sphere (welcome message)
  • Aninia Nadig, Policy and Practice Manager – Sphere (facilitator)
  • Suman Ahsanul Islam, Director, Humanitarian Leadership Academy – Bangladesh
  • Kamil Erdem Güler, Coordinator, Community-Based Migration Programmes – Turkish Red Crescent
  • Prof. David Sanderson, Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture – University of New South Wales (Australia) and co-author of Sphere’s new guide on urban settings
  • Zeynep M. Sanduvaç, Nirengi Association Board Member and Sphere trainer
  • Dr Pamela Sitko, Senior Project Officer – Resilience NSW (Australia) and co-author of Sphere’s new guide on urban settings

 

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EVENT DETAILS

Registration Deadline

December 15, 2020

Venue

Online

Email Address

Contact Number

+41 (0) 22 552 5915

Website

https://bit.ly/sphere-urban-webinar

ROLES

Lead Facilitator

Aninia Nadig

Guest Speaker

Suman Ahsanul Islam
Kamil Erdem Güler
David Sanderson
Zeynep M. Sanduvaç
Pamela Sitko

Host

Sphere