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Handbook launch events across the globe
Throughout March 2019, Sphere and its partners continued the roll-out of the new Sphere Handbook, with events scheduled across four continents.
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Introducing the fourth edition of the Sphere Handbook to the Sphere community
In the four months which followed the launch of the Sphere Handbook, this publication has been introduced to the humanitarian community through multiple local events.
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What is new in the 2018 Handbook? Discover Sphere's guide and training module
Sphere Handbook users curious to know more about the content of the 2018 edition now have access to a wide range of in-depth information.
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Handbook translations increase global access to the Sphere standards
Following the launch of the Sphere Handbook in November, Sphere's partners are already at work translating the Handbook into their own languages.
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2018 Handbook launch: past and future of humanitarian standards
As Sphere reached the milestone of its second decade of existence, the humanitarian community got together to celebrate the new edition of its flagship publication – the 2018 Sphere Handbook.
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Sphere Handbook 2018: New edition out on 6 November 2018
The Sphere Handbook is the oldest initiative in the field of humanitarian standards.
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Ecuador recognises Sphere standards as cornerstone of national humanitarian response policy
The Ecuadorian government reaffirmed the Sphere standards' role as the foundation of the country's risk management structures as it unveiled its recently updated National Disaster Response Plan.
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Humanitarian inclusion standards for older people, people with disabilities become part of the HSP
The Sphere Executive Board welcomed a humanitarian standards initiative focusing on older people and people with disabilities as the newest member of the Humanitarian Standard Partnership.
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Sphere Handbook 2018 is in its final production stages
Following an intense year of drafting, consultation and review, the fourth edition of the Sphere Handbook is approaching the final stages of production.
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Participate in the CPMS revision process!
The CPMS are being revised and updated.
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Revising the Sphere standards: What's next
A second draft of the revised Sphere Handbook will be ready for feedback in October.
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Humanitarian standards now available on mobile devices
Six humanitarian standards bearers announce the launch of a joint mobile application
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'The LEGS Story' - new video from LEGS
New video from the LEGS Project
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How can we improve the CPMS?
The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action are being updated this year. The second edition will be available in 2018.
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Working Together for Maximum Impact
Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Global Meeting 2017: Kampala, Uganda, 11-12 September.
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New Cash Learning Hub
CaLP has teamed up with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy to develop a new Cash Learning Hub on the Academy's new learning platform Kaya
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Emergency Response Programming – New Market-Analysis Skills Training Available [Eng/Fr/Arabic]
The International Rescue Committee and Cash Learning Partnership are excited to announce the launch of their Markets e-learning courses, now available in English, French and Arabic
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'The cash reform in action' - summary of the Global Cash Forum now available!
Did you miss our Global Cash Forum? Read the full report to learn more about the latest discussions around cash transfer programming.
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Education Sensitive to Conflict: One Reason to be Hopeful
Gustavo Payan shares his experience with Conflict Sensitive Education in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
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JEiE Vol. 3: Special Issue of the Journal on Education in Emergencies
We are pleased to announce the publication of the Journal on Education in Emergencies, Volume 3, Number 1. In this special issue, we focus on education and peacebuilding.
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Sphere Handbook revision: Ready for your input!
The revision of the Sphere Handbook has reached its first milestone as the public consultation phase begins today. The first draft of the Sphere revised standards is now available for review.
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Ten Things You Should Know About LEGS
The “Ten Things You Should Know About LEGS” video is up on YouTube for you to watch and share.
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Sphere revision: Get ready to share your views
The revision of the Sphere Handbook is picking up steam and Draft 1 of the new standards is about to be released. Get ready for some serious reading and feedback to share your experience.
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