Humanitarian practitioners anywhere in the world can now share their first-hand experience, add to the knowledge of the Sphere community and shape the next edition of the Sphere Handbook and standards.
Sphere is launching a new digital tool that allows you to comment on the Sphere Handbook – for instance, posting a link to newly published resources, sharing your case studies and success stories, or even just pointing out inaccuracies in the text. You will be able to exchange ideas with other humanitarian practitioners in the Sphere community and receive feedback. In addition, your comments will contribute to the next edition of the Handbook and standards.
Just log into the Interactive Handbook, the online platform that allows you to browse the Sphere standards interactively. A dedicated page on the Sphere website explains how to create an account and post a comment, and includes a video tutorial. You can also get in touch with the Sphere team for assistance.
As practitioners, you are supporting people affected by conflict, disaster or health crises – including the current COVID-19 pandemic. Humanitarian standards help you provide quality assistance which is consistent, predictable and accountable. Your learning and expertise, and the resources you create, shape global humanitarian standards and the way we respond to current and future crises.
Sphere values your expertise. Sphere standards are developed through broad consultation with thousands of practitioners – based on evidence, experience and learning – and they reflect current best practice.
Your contribution will help current and future generations of humanitarian professionals provide high-quality, accountable assistance and make sure people are always kept at the centre of any decision in humanitarian response. Contribute now!