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Media releases:

Launching the Core Humanitarian Competency Framework (CHCF) Project

12 June 2017

The CHS Alliance is very pleased to be leading the revised Core Humanitarian Competency Framework (CHCF) Project. The Alliance promotes the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) as a whole-organisation approach and a common reference standard for quality, accountability and effectiveness. The CHCF provides a complementary tool that works towards commitment 8 of the CHS, focusing on the need for competent and well-managed staff in humanitarian organisations to deliver quality responses. The dissemination of the CHCF framework will therefore work in tandem with the CHS, amongst CHS Alliance members and beyond.

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CHS Alliance Board, Chair and Vice-Chair elected by members at first General Assembly

3 November 2016

The CHS Alliance is pleased to announce the election of its board, chair and vice-chair by representatives from its over 200 members at the organisation’s first General Assembly in Geneva on 3 November 2016. Robert Tickner was elected chair of the Alliance. Robert previously held the position of interim chair of the Alliance from January 2016 until present. Jules L. Frost, International Director of Medair, was elected vice-chair of the Alliance. 

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240 NGOs call on leaders at the World Humanitarian Summit to improve humanitarian action by adoptiong the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS)

23 May 2016

The CHS Alliance and its 248 I/NGO members are calling on world leaders and humanitarian decision-makers at the World Humanitarian Summit to improve humanitarian action by committing to adopt, use and monitor the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).

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Creation of the Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative

7 July 2015

The Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (the Initiative) is a new organisation which has been set up today following the launch of the Core Humanitarian Standard  (CHS) to promote quality and accountable support to vulnerable communities affected by crisis or at risk of crisis, through the provision of accessible, high-quality verification and certification services to NGOs worldwide.

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Judith F. Greenwood appointed as Executive Director of CHS Alliance

24 June 2015

The CHS Alliance is delighted to announce the appointment of Judith F. Greenwood as Executive Director of the CHS Alliance, with effect from 24 August 2015. The Chair of the Board of the CHS Alliance, Robert Glasser, announced Judith’s appointment at the global launch of the CHS Alliance in Nairobi, Kenya, on 9 June 2015. As the Alliance is the result of a merger between People In Aid and HAP International, she will be replacing Jonathan Potter, Executive Director of People In Aid and Marian Casey-Maslen, Executive Director of HAP International, both of whom are standing down to facilitate the merger process.

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The CHS Alliance launches

8 June 2015

Bringing together more than two decades of experience in quality, accountability and people management, the CHS Alliance forms one of the largest and most influential networks in the humanitarian and development sector. The Alliance will benefit from the reputations, legacies and successful working practices of HAP International and People In Aid, the two organisations which merged to form the Alliance.

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