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 objectives are to increase the engagement of national and local organisations, and to diversify governance.
Sphere standards and resources remain open-source, accessible and free to everyone. Ownership of the standards remains with the humanitarian community, which contributes to their development and application through their work.
Sphere is a global community that brings together humanitarian practitioners around a common goal: to uphold the rights and dignity of people affected by disaster or crisis.
Sphere is the most established and recognised organisation in the field of humanitarian quality and accountability. Join us to make a real impact for a better, more accountable humanitarian sector.
Even before COVID-19, development and humanitarian NGOs were experiencing financial challenges. Sphere has taken the bold step to significantly reduce its membership fees to ensure its membership is representative of the humanitarian community and accessible to many more local and national organisations. Membership fees are important and enable Sphere resources and services to remain free and open source.
Sphere members are a vibrant and engaged community of humanitarian practitioners and experts from around the world. Join this community to expand your network, learn from others, shape the future of Sphere and contribute to the wellbeing of people affected by crisis.