Sphere facilitators gain new skills in online teaching methods
09 June 2021 | Sphere
The network of Sphere practitioners around the world includes people with experience in conducting training and learning activities based on Sphere and the Sphere Handbook.
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From early 2020, COVID-19 lockdown measures...
COVID-19 case studies of good practice from around the globe
07 June 2021 | Sphere
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020.
Sphere issued COVID-19 guidance based on Sphere standards in February 2020. This was translated...
Sphere’s new membership model – lower fees for a more inclusive community
26 May 2021 | Sphere
Sphere members show off their new Sphere Handbooks at the General Assembly in Geneva, November 2018
Sphere has taken the bold step to change its membership model, creating a flatter structure and offering significant reductions in fees. The...
Learn what Sphere achieved during 2020
13 April 2021 | Sphere
Read the Sphere Annual Report 2020
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In the midst of a pandemic, the past year was a challenge for many organisations. Sphere stepped up its efforts to convene and share expertise...
“First things first”: New report explores the evolution of priorities in the Sphere Handbook
17 March 2021 | Sphere
Laurie Chartrand and Anna Ploeg are students at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva. During a 10-month research project in collaboration with the Humanitarian Exchange and Research Center...
Sphere launches new strategy for 2021-2025
25 February 2021 | Sphere
Sphere was established in 1997 as an inter-agency project in response to concerns about the performance, accountability and lack of coordination among humanitarian actors during the Great Lakes refugee crisis. Sphere developed standards for...
Sphere’s new online training is a great way to learn about standards in times of pandemic
17 February 2021 | Sphere
Sphere’s newly released e-learning course "Sphere in Practice" supports students, humanitarian professionals and anyone who wishes to learn about humanitarian standards in an interactive and engaging way.
On top of being...
Put people first to win the battle against COVID-19
25 January 2021 | Sphere
By Dr Unni Krishnan
The ancient Spanish port city of A Coruña has a fascinating history - one which contains many parallels with our present fight against a global pandemic. In fact, the city shares its name with the virus that...
Teaching others about Sphere: The journey of four new trainers in Burkina Faso
20 January 2021 | Sphere
Every year, a committed group of some 120 Sphere trainers across 50 countries is responsible for spreading knowledge of Sphere standards among field practitioners, policymakers and government officials around the world, advocating for...
The Sphere Handbook becomes available in Brazilian Portuguese
24 November 2020 | Sphere
Sphere’s focal point organisation in Brazil, Fraternidade-Federação Humanitária Internacional (FFHI), recently completed the translation of the Sphere Handbook into Brazilian Portuguese. You can now download the PDF for free from the...