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The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) will be officially launched in Copenhagen on December 12 at an event that is expected to bring together many of the world’s key humanitarian thinkers and influencers, and practitioners.
The third phase of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) consultation closed on Friday 17 October with a solid endorsement from the sector. Stakeholders across the world were asked to answer the question: Do you think the CHS in its current form is good enough to be published? 79% answered positively, with 21% believing that some changes were needed in order to make it acceptable.
The third consultation on the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability is now live. The third consultation is quick to complete and we encourage all humanitarian actors to make their voices heard in the final consultation before the launch of the CHS on December 12.
The second consultation on the Core Humanitarian Standard has now closed, with more than 125 networks, individuals and organisations feeding back on the content of the standard. 63 organisations field tested the standard across the globe, providing a wealth of information about the practicability of the Eight Commitments.
In early September, People In Aid East Africa Representative Maxine Clayton presented an update on the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) to the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) Quality and Accountability meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. The purpose of the presentation was to share updates on the CHS consultation process with the group, and to gain feedback on how they felt the CHS was relevant to them at a regional level.
Testing of the Core Humanitarian Standard in full swing as the deadline for individual feedback approaches
The Core Humanitarian Standard is being tested by 60 organisations around the world. Meanwhile, individual humanitarian workers have the possibility to share their feedback on the standard until 12 September.
Three weeks in to the guided testing period, we are starting to hear from organisations testing the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS). Helen Barley, Programme Development Coordinator (Syria Refugee Response) at War Child UK, shared her early feedback from the field.
The testing period officially started on 28 July and will run for 8 weeks until 19 September. Twenty-four organisations have now signed up for the guided testing, while an additional 19 organisations will be carrying out self-assessment testing.
Save the date: awareness raising events for CHS testing confirmed for London, Nairobi and Geneva, 14 – 22 July 2014. Organisations interested in testing the second version of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) can now sign up to attend training sessions in London, Nairobi and Geneva in July 2014.
The Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP), People In Aid and the Sphere Project, with the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Technical Steering Group, are pleased to present the revised version of the CHS for testing and the second period of consultation. The CHS is currently available in English and can be downloaded from the www.corehumanitarianstandard.org/the-standard. French, Spanish and Arabic versions will be available online on 27 June 2014 along with further detail on how to test the CHS.