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Gawher Nayeem Wahra

Member secretary of Foundation for Disaster Forum (DF)

Languages

English, Bangla

Based in

Bangladesh

Gawher Nayeem Wahra

Member secretary of Foundation for Disaster Forum (DF)
+880-17-13005883

Languages

English, Bangla

Based in

Bangladesh
Expertise
  • Disaster risk reduction (DRR)
  • Shelter and settlement
  • Protection Principles
  • Water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH)
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Environmental issues
  • Early recovery
  • Older people
  • Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS)
  • Trainer of Trainers (ToT)
  • Research
Types of training
  • Sphere technical training
  • Sphere presentations
  • Training content development
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Training of Trainers (ToT)
  • Simulations: field
  • Sphere Training of Trainers (ToT)
Audiences
  • Humanitarian workers

About Gawher Nayeem Wahra

As a specialist in Child Protection, Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Management, Humanitarian Accountability Expert, I have years of experience in managing Emergencies and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) as well as developing, monitoring and coordinating social sector program at local, regional, national and international level including management of personnel, policy advocacy, promoting human rights with special focus on protecting & promoting child rights and Disaster Management.

As a Sphere trainer, I have worked as lead editor of translated versions of following (Bangla) books and guidelines: Sphere Handbook (2003, 2008, 2011 & 2018 (ongoing), Sphere Pocket Book, Child Protection Minimum Standards in humanitarian action (CPMS), INEE (Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies), Introduction to the Core Humanitarian Standards. I have conducted several training as lead facilitator on Sphere Standards (ToT, Sphere Refreshers & Foundation Course) , Humanitarian Principles, and Core Humanitarian Standards , Humanitarian essentials, Sphere and Humanitarian inclusion standards for older people and people with disabilities, Capacity building of specialized emergency response on Basic Humanitarian Principles.

Over the years, I have worked as Consultant on Child protection in Emergencies in UNICEF, Save the Children Australia in Bangladesh as Team Leader; Save the Children in Myanmar as Advisor (DRR), Save the Children UK as Emergency Focal Point of Bangladesh Program. I have also served UNICEF (Child Protection Officer), ActionAid (Director Policy Advocacy and Emergencies), Oxfam GB (Program Manager) and National NGOs and had been consultant with CARE, PRIP/PACT, GTZ, ISPAN etc.

I also have extensive knowledge in the field of child focused and rights based Development and Emergency Response program.
Being the founder convener, currently i am working as the member secretary of Foundation for Disaster Forum (DF), a national membership organization of 67 agencies working in the field of humanitarian response in Bangladesh. I was involved with BRAC as a Director of Disaster Management, and Climate Change Program and a Faculty at the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka.

Events & Training

Sep

20

Two days Sphere and Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) training for LAMB Bangladesh staff, 20-21 September 2022

Private

by LAMB Bangladesh
September 20, 2022 - September 21, 2022
September 20, 2022 - September 21, 2022
Face-to-Face, Workshop
Dinajpur, Bangladesh, LAMB Training Centre
Parbatipur, Dinajpur 5250 Bangladesh

LAMB is a faith based organization that provides values based, service driven and excellent care to marginalized communities. LAMB is...

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Aug

01

One day Sphere and two days Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) training for Diakonia Bangladesh partners, Bangladesh, 1-3 August 2022

Private

by Daikonia Bangladesh , Foundation for Disaster Forum, Bangladesh
August 1, 2022 - August 3, 2022
August 1, 2022 - August 3, 2022
Face-to-Face, Workshop
NGO Forum for Public Health, Lalmatia
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Diakonia is a faith-based Swedish development organization, works with around 350 local partner organizations in 25 countries. Diakonia, as a...

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Dec

05

Sphere Training, 5-9 Dec 2021, In-person in Bangla, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh,

by Foundation for Disaster Forum, Bangladesh , Aktion Deutschland Hilft (ADH)
5 December 2021 - 9 December 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5 December 2021 - 9 December 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Face-to-Face, Workshop
Hotel The Cox Today, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Plot-7, Road-02, Hotel Motel Zone, Kalatali Road
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh 4700 Bangladesh

Foundation for Disaster Forum (popularly known as Disaster Forum) is a Dhaka based National Disaster Preparedness Network of seventy humanitarian...

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Dec

18

Training on Humanitarian essentials (Sphere standards), Bangladesh, 18-21 Dec 2019

Private

by Aktion Deutschland Hilft (ADH)
18 December 2019 - 21 December 2019
18 December 2019 - 21 December 2019
Face-to-Face, Workshop
Bandarban, Bangladesh, Bandarban, Chattogram Bangladesh

Training on Humanitarian essentials with Aktion Deutschland Hilft, Islamic Relief worldwide, and PULSE Bangladesh in 2019. The aim of the...

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Nov

16

Training on Sphere Standards and Core Humanitarian Standards, Bangladesh, 16-17 Dec 2019

Private

by Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) , CBM
16 November 2019 - 17 November 2019
16 November 2019 - 17 November 2019
Face-to-Face, Workshop
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar, Chatogram (division) Bangladesh

Training on Sphere Standards and Core Humanitarian Standards with Centre for Disability in Development (CDD), CBM and Swiss Solidarity (SwS)...

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Sep

16

Sphere for the emergency and refugee/displaced people, Bangladesh, 16-18 Sept 2019

Private

by Start Fund
16 September 2019 - 18 September 2019
16 September 2019 - 18 September 2019
Face-to-Face,
Gazipur, Bangladesh, Gazipur, Dhaka (division) Bangladesh

Training on Sphere for the emergency and refugee/displaced people response partners with Start Fund with the aim of enhancing the...

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Jun

16

Training on Humanitarian Principles (Sphere and other Standards), Bangladesh, 16-23 June 2019

Private

by Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
16 June 2019 - 23 June 2019
16 June 2019 - 23 June 2019
Face-to-Face, Workshop
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar, Chatogram (division) Bangladesh

Training on Humanitarian Principles (The training covered Sphere, Core Humanitarian Standard, Code of Conduct of Red Cross/NGOs in Disaster Relief...

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Mar

10

Sphere Handbook Launch – Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

by International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Bangladesh , Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG), Bangladesh
10 March 2019
10 March 2019
Face-to-Face, Handbook Launch Event
Ocean Paradise Hotel, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 28-29 Hotel Motel Zone Kolatoli Road
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

AGENDA Opening Session of the Sphere Handbook 2019 Launch Moderator: Ms. Disha Sonata Faruque, Coordinator, Emergencies and Displacement Unit, IOM...

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Dec

09

Training on Sphere, Bangladesh, 9-10 Dec 2019

Private

by Korea NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation (KCOC)
9 December 2018 - 10 December 2018
9 December 2018 - 10 December 2018
Face-to-Face, Workshop, Presentation, What's New? (WiN)
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar, Chatogram (division) Bangladesh

After publishing Sphere 2018 version two days training will be conducted with Korea NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation for...

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May

07

Training on Minimum Standard in Humanitarian Response (Sphere), Bangladesh, 7-9 May 2018

Private

by Malteser International
7 May 2018 - 9 May 2018
7 May 2018 - 9 May 2018
Face-to-Face, Workshop
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar, Chatogram (division) Bangladesh

Training on Minimum Standard in Humanitarian Response (Sphere) with Gonoshasthaya Kendra and Malteser International (German). The aim of the training...

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