If the humanitarian system is to meet the growing needs of people affected by crises, we need transformation not tinkering
09 September 2022 | Sphere
A response to the 2022 State of the Humanitarian System Report
The finding of “business-as-usual-but-little-improvement” in today’s State of the Humanitarian System (SOHS) is not good enough.
The system needs transformation, not tinkering at...
Sphere network to grow in Ukraine and neighbouring countries
04 August 2022 | Sphere
By Ms. Daria Pistriak, Coordinator for Ukraine and Eastern Europe, Sphere
Sphere will translate the Sphere Handbook into Ukrainian, Polish, Slovak and Romanian, and expand its network – of trainers, focal points, members, experts and...
Sphere’s Executive Director Dr Balwant Singh stepping down
12 July 2022 | Sphere
After three years at the helm of Sphere and its global humanitarian community, Dr Balwant Singh has decided to leave his role as Executive Director in early September to pursue other interests.
Balwant’s leadership of Sphere over the last...
Africa Humanitarian Standards Network launched
27 June 2022 | Sphere
The Africa Humanitarian Standards Network (AHSN) was officially launched in Harare on Africa Day, 25 May 2022, marking 59 years since the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was established, and 20 years since the OAU was succeeded by the African...
Sphere training for disaster management authorities validated in Ecuador
31 May 2022 | Sphere
By Martín Villarroel García and Magdalena Medrano, Sphere trainers, focal point representatives (Red Esfera Bolivia) and individual members.
Download the Sphere NDMA training pack (in Spanish only). Download the Guide to adapting Sphere...
Core Humanitarian Standard revision targets greater accessibility
02 March 2022 | Sphere
Seven years ago, the Core Humanitarian Standard for Quality and Accountability (CHS) was launched, marking a major milestone for the aid sector. Development of the standard brought together multiple stakeholders, including people and communities...
New Sphere training package helps meet demand for online and blended learning
02 March 2022 | Sphere
The new Sphere online training package includes materials and guidance for facilitating over 25 interactive online learning activities, and guidance on how to run effective online Sphere workshops and courses, including pre-training preparations and...
Bolivian team localises Sphere in Practice online course
28 February 2022 | Sphere
By Juan José Dorado J., Sphere trainer
Working together with a team of disaster risk specialists, we ensured that ‘Esfera en la Practica’ (the Spanish version of the course) is not just a translation of the English version. Everyone in the team...
Sphere takes a bold step forward on accessibility
01 February 2022 | Sphere
A thorough audit of Sphere’s digital content against Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
For over 20 years, Sphere has made significant efforts to ensure our products and services are accessible: to make them freely available, and easy to...
Venezuela’s National Strategy for Implementing Humanitarian Action boosted by Sphere Training of Trainers programme
16 December 2021 | Sphere
By: Flor Piñango, Sphere trainer
Venezuela’s Vice Ministry of Risk Management, the National Civil Protection authority and Caritas Venezuela are organizing a series of Risk Management and the Environment workshops as part of a wider Implementing...