Early warning systems and foresight: from ancient wisdom to modern practice
23 July 2019 | Sphere
Aninia Nadig’s * recent visit to Jordan made her think about how early warning systems and Sphere standards can work together to temper the impacts of crises.
A few weeks ago, I visited the Amman Citadel. As I explored...
Working with the Sphere standards: An interview with World Vision’s Sajilu Kamwendo
23 July 2019 | Sphere
This month, Sphere met Sajilu Kamwendo, Director of Preparedness and Standards at World Vision International. He shared memories of how he first got to know Sphere and reflected on how standards are used by his organisation in all...
What will Sphere be like in 2025? Looking ahead to the future of humanitarian standards
25 June 2019 | Sphere
Sphere members gathered in Nairobi last month to attend the annual General Assembly. The agenda included a discussion of the challenges facing the humanitarian sector, and the ways in which humanitarian standards and the Sphere community...
New features make Interactive Handbook quicker and more intuitive to use
28 May 2019 | Sphere
Sphere has recently updated its Interactive Handbook, making it quicker and easier to browse and access its content.
New features allow users to browse the Handbook in multiple languages, access additional sets of standards, filter and...
Sphere annual report 2018 now available
07 May 2019 | Sphere
Download the annual report 2018 (in English)
Read the Consolidated financial statements 2018 (in English)
Dear Friends of Sphere,
What a remarkable year! Not only did we launch the new edition of the Sphere...
New training pack makes learning about the Sphere standards easier for all
29 April 2019 | Sphere
Sphere has just released an updated version of its comprehensive training pack to support humanitarian professionals wishing to learn more about Sphere and humanitarian standards or deliver training themselves.
The training pack is...
Sphere extends a warm ‘thank you’ to all Handbook contributors
26 April 2019 | Sphere
Sphere is truly grateful to all the humanitarian practitioners and experts who participated in the Handbook drafting process throughout 2017 and 2018, putting their time and expertise at the service of the humanitarian...
Handbook launch events across the globe discuss diverse operations and how standards can help improve humanitarian action in complex situations
27 March 2019 | Sphere
Throughout March 2019, Sphere and its partners continued the roll-out of the new Sphere Handbook, with events scheduled across four continents. These events demonstrated a renewed commitment to providing better humanitarian assistance,...
Introducing the fourth edition of the Sphere Handbook to the Sphere community
27 February 2019 | Sphere
In the four months which followed the global launch of the fourth edition of the Sphere Handbook, this flagship publication has been introduced to the humanitarian community through multiple local events. By the end of March 2019,...
What is new in the 2018 Handbook? Discover Sphere’s guide and training module
30 January 2019 | Sphere
Sphere Handbook users curious to know more about the content of the 2018 edition now have access to a wide range of in-depth information. Sphere’s “What is New” materials provide an insight into what has changed – and what has not – in the...