Guidance and frameworks: The Sphere Handbook 2018

Many additional guidelines, tools and standards have been developed in specialist areas like gender, protection and inclusion, as well as technical areas like food security and health.

Within this process, the Sphere guidelines were updated this year. The 2011 video gives a sense of the purpose and content of the Sphere Handbook. A link to the new 2018 edition is provided below and it should be on the bookshelves and backpacks of all humanitarian practitioners.

The Sphere Handbook - 2018 Edition

The Humanitarian Accountability Partnership also evolved in to the CHS Alliance and we will be examining the Core Humanitarian Standard for Quality and Accountability in greater detail in Short Course 2. (CHS Alliance 2014). Other initiatives like the Leadership Academy and the Emergency Capacity building project have emerged to address identified gaps and weaknesses in the system

Your task

  1. Watch the video and take notes on the key themes that are mentioned

  2. Read the The Sphere Handbook - 2018 Edition and take notes focusing on the following themes; gender, protection and inclusion, as well as technical areas like food security and health

  3. Share your reflections in the discussion area

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Disaster Management and Accountability

Coventry University