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The CHS Alliance, Groupe URD and Sphere will be actively participating in the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week, hosted by UN OCHA in Geneva from 4 to 8 February.
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and the Guidance Notes and Indicators are now available in Italian. The CHS management team would like to thank INTERSOS Humanitarian Aid Organisation, the Civil Volunteer Group, the International Committee for the Development of Peoples (CISP) and the the Medical Collaboration Committee for preparing the translation. The CHS in Italian will be an invaluable resource for humanitarian and development organisations working worldwide.
The second independent report on the Grand Bargain found that important progress has been made in terms of cash programming, participation revolution, and multi-year planning and financing, and the Core Humanitarian Standard has driven change for some of the commitments.
In a paper summarising actions undertaken to prevent, investigate, and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and sexual harrasment and abuse (SHA), the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) referred to the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountabiltiy (CHS) and, more specifially, to the self-assessment tool and its PSEA score.
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Mongolian and Lao, and the Guidance Notes and Indicators in Mongolian. The CHS management team would like to thank World Vision International for coordinating the translation. The CHS in Mongolian and Lao will be an invaluable resource for humanitarian and development organisations working in Asia.
Promoting Accountability, and Quality Humanitarian Assistance to disaster and crisis affected communities in Pakistan
Humanitarian organizations in Pakistan are demonstrating increased commitment towards enhancing the capacities of their staff and partners on accountability standards to ensure quality assistance to the communities served. In April 2018, Community World Service Asia provided technical support through two trainings to introduce the Sphere Minimum Standards and Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).
Groupe URD will be running two training sessions on the Quality and Accountability COMPASS: implementing the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) in international aid projects.
Having shared the pilot version of the Quality and Accountability COMPASS in January, and in the run-up to the final version to be launched in autumn, Groupe URD is conducting an online consultation to allow anyone who is interested to share their opinion and suggest ideas.
Osman Consulting organised a training session about the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) in Gaziantep, Turkey, from 9 to 11 April. The group, consisting of 30 participants, represented some 15 Syrian organisations operating in Syria and Turkey.
On 28 March the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative launched a a joint discussion paper that provides recommendations for humanitarian organisations and donors in today's digital era.