The CHS Alliance will be actively participating in the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week, hosted by UN OCHA in Geneva from 4 to 8 February. 

If you are planning to be there, make sure you don't miss the following opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with us:

  • Information booth - Throughout the week, together with the other two copyright holders of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), Groupe URD and Sphere, we will host an information booth about the Standard, listening to your feedback, answering your questions and distributing material;
  • 'Don't let PSEA stand alone- On Wednesday, 6th February, from 11:00 to 12:30 in Room 4, we will be hosting a cross-network session in partnership with the Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI) in order to explore how to better integrate the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) in the way we work, from the head office to the field.  Representatives of key humanitarian and development organisations, such as the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), the World Lutheran Federation (LWF) and UK Aid (DFID) will be on the panel. 
  • Communication and Community Engagement Initiative - On Tuesday, 5th February, from 14:00 to 15:30 and then again from 16:00 to 17:30, in Room 15, our Executive Director, Tanya Wood, and our Senior Quality & Accountability Officer, will speak at this cross-network event, which will seek to identify the key elements that are needed to achieve a more systematic and predictable approach to community engagement. 
  • Moving forward on the practical aspects of humanitarian quality and accountability - On Wednesday, 6th February, from 16:00 to 17:30 in Room 16 our Executive Director, Tanya Wood, and the Executive Director of Sphere, Christine Knudsen, will be speaking at this cross-network session, which will aim to identify and address the biggest practical challenges faced on the ground in terms of quality and accountability. The session will draw on practitioners' experience in responding to the Rohingya crisis.