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27/03/2019

Important updates on the CHS Verification Scheme


The Core Humanitarian Standard was launched four years ago. We have learnt a lot from the verification processes organisations have undertaken to assess how successfully they have applied the standard, while acknowledging that the need for a more accountable aid sector is greater than ever. Therefore, we are pleased to share some important updates designed to help our members and the wider sector with their verification journey against the CHS.

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26/03/2019

Member of the Month: The Adventist Development and Relief Agency


In February, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) joined the CHS Alliance as its fifth global network, bringing 120 country offices as affiliate members. We sat down with ADRA’w president, Jonathan Duffy, and with Olivier Guth, director for global accountability to find out what motivated ADRA to join the CHS Alliance and how they are planning to push forward their commitment to quality and accountability.

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26/02/2019

Welcome to ADRA and Qatar Charity


The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and Qatar Charity have recently joined the CHS Alliance, marking their commitment to the application of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) in their day-to-day service to people and communities affected by crisis.

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26/02/2019

CHS Verification: improving our Verification Scheme


An important aspect of CHS Alliance membership is encouraging our members to verify the degree to which they apply the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS). Three years into this scheme, we have learnt a lot from the various verification processes our members have undertaken.

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25/02/2019

Using people's perceptions to better manage humanitarian response: a ground-breaking model worth replicating


Since January 2018 the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in Chad has used a common platform to track the views of people and communities affected by crisis about their collective action. The project has started an important discussion within the humanitarian community in Chad on how to more systematically collect and use community perceptions to inform the deliverables of the humanitarian response, as well as how to best engage communities.

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12/02/2019

Consultancy - Review of CHS Verification Scheme


The CHS Alliance is currently looking for a consultant - or team of consultants - to conduct a piece of research aiming at: -Reviewing the CHS Verification Scheme; -Making actionable recommendations for the Verification Scheme and its accompanying institutional arrangements.

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31/01/2019

Member of the Month: ActionAid International Kenya


This month we are putting ActionAid International Kenya in the spotlight. As a founding member of the CHS Alliance, ActionAid International Kenya was among the first organisations to engage in a Self-Assessment process against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) in 2016. They are continuously demonstrating their commitment to the CHS, more recently by contributing to the governance of the Alliance.

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30/01/2019

"Affected communities are the ones who truly understand their own needs" - Coffee with Denis Orioki, ActionAid International Kenya's Capacity Building Coordinator


Denis Orioki has been working for Action Aid International Kenya since 2012. Currently he supports five Local Rights Programmes (LRPs) in Khwisero as a Capacity Building Coordinator responsible for livelihoods and resilience. He has a background in disaster management and international diplomacy, and is currently studying towards a Master's degree in climate change.

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30/01/2019

"Women need to be empowered to make their voices heard" - Coffee with Makena Mwobobia, ActionAid International Kenya's Executive Director


Makena Mwobobia is the Executive Director of Action Aid International Kenya and recently joined CHS Alliance's Board. With over 25 years of experience in development work and more than ten years in humanitarian action, working for organisations such as Plan International and the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), she is a passionate advocate of women's empowerment and fierce defender of women's rights. Makena is also a mother of five, with six grandchildren.

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30/01/2019

Improving accountability by empowering women and vulnerable communities


As a strong supporter of the Core Humanitarian Standard, ActionAid Kenya has a robust and thorough approach to quality and accountability. Not only their work is built upon their Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA), which promotes programming that leads to community empowerment, but also they respond to the needs of crisis-affected people by encouraging women’s leadership, learning from their experiences to increase effectiveness and by embracing accountability at all levels.

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18/12/2018

Towards collective accountability in Chad


Since January 2018, we have been working in partnership with Ground Truth Solutions (GTS) in Chad to collect feedback from people affected by crisis and aid workers and, based on these findings, help the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) adapt the implementation of their programmes.

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17/12/2018

Sharing good practice at the Joint IASC and CEB Meeting of Investigatory Bodies on PSEA


On 26 November, the CHS Alliance participated in a panel discussion on good practice in investigations into sexual exploitation and abuse at a joint meeting of the United Nations investigations bodies and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) in Geneva. This meeting was attended by managers of investigations sections from across the UN along with a small number of NGO representatives.

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