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15/11/2017

“The training is very interactive and it’s a great learning environment, fun and warm.”


CHS Alliance’s last Training of Trainers (ToT) on the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) for 2017 took place from 7-10 November in Dublin, with the generous support of Irish Aid. The event brought together 15 participants from seven Irish organisations including ActionAid Ireland, Brighter Communities Worldwide, Concern Worldwide, Comhlámh, GOAL, Oxfam Ireland and Trócaire.

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14/11/2017

“The Seven Habits is the foundation of each and every human being”


When Ripon Chakraborty first heard about the Talent Development Project through his network, he decided to apply as leadership is important for every human being, whether in their professional or personal lives. In this article he shares his experience with the Leadership for Humanitarian Programme and how it has changed his everyday work as a humanitarian professional in a leadership role.

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30/10/2017

CHS launches in Cebuano language


The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Cebuano language. The CHS management team would like to thank Christian Aid and the Center for Disaster Preparedness for preparing the translation. The CHS in Cebuano language will be an invaluable resource for humanitarian and development organisations working across Asia and worldwide.

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24/10/2017

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe West and Central Asia delivers CHS Training to implementing partners in Gaza


In October 2017, Ann Halsig, Capacity Building Program Coordinator and Chris Duane, Program Assistant, from Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) West and Central Asia, traveled to Gaza to deliver training inclusive of the Humanitarian Principles, the ICRC Code of Conduct, and the Core Humanitarian Standard in practice, including a Training of Trainers, with support from Dr. Ahmad Safi, DKH Country Representative for Gaza.

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23/10/2017

The CHS Alliance welcomes seven new members


The CHS Alliance is pleased to welcome seven new members: CCS Italia Centro Cooperazione Sviluppo Onlus, New Millenium Hope Development Organization (NMHDO), Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF), ShelterBox, Siiqqee Women’s Development Association (SWDA), Swedish Mission Council and Women’s Aid Organisation.

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22/10/2017

“It is really engaging if you want accountability to happen”


From 16 to 19 October the CHS Alliance hosted a Training of Trainers workshop on the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) in Geneva. In total 15 persons from all walks of the humanitarian sector participated in the four-day training with the aim to learn more about the CHS and become able to train their colleagues and others on the CHS.

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22/10/2017

The report of HHR Europe is out now!


The 2017 Humanitarian Human Resources (HHR) Europe conference brought together 71 HR and people management professionals from Europe and beyond to explore and discuss the topic of localisation. Explore our conference page and download the final report to learn more about the topic.

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12/10/2017

“If I know myself, I can plant something”


A humanitarian aid worker with 12 years of experience preparing communities to natural disasters in Bangladesh, Obaidul Islam Munna joined the Talent Development Programme in 2016. His line manager was participating in coaching sessions and this is what inspired him to apply. “That’s how my journey started,” says Munna, who besides his day-to-day work is also involved in a series of community theatre projects involving youth volunteers in order to raise awareness about disaster preparedness.

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05/10/2017

COAST Trust joins response to Rohingya crisis


As the Rohingya crisis unfolds and threatens to become the next major humanitarian disaster, our sector is once again put to the test to provide timely, relevant and high quality response. Aid agencies are in a difficult position because they have limited access to Rakhine State, the main affected area, to relieve the suffering of the Rohingya people, and can mostly help from abroad. In this challenging situation, how can humanitarian organisations respond effectively?

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14/09/2017

The CHS Alliance welcomes 11 new members


The CHS Alliance is pleased to welcome 11 new members: Amra Kaj Kory, Association of Voluntary Actions for Society, Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh, Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Dushtha Shashthya Kendra, Fondation Mérieux, Gana Unnayan Kendra, People in Need (Člověk v tísni), Socio-Economic Development & Human Rights, SOS Sahel Ethiopia and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Government of Australia.

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05/09/2017

CHS launches in Filipino (Tagalog)


The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) is now available in Filipino (Tagalog). The CHS management team would like to thank Christian Aid and the Center for Disaster Preparedness for preparing the translation. The CHS in Filipino (Tagalog) will be an invaluable resource for humanitarian and development organisations working across Asia and worldwide.

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01/09/2017

Global Learning Forum to take place from 04 to 08 September in Geneva


From 04 to 08 September 30 practitioners involved in the Talent Development Project, which sought to build the capacity and competencies of humanitarian workers in Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan and Kenya, will gather for a four-day learning event to take stock of its achievements, and identify and share lessons.

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30/08/2017

Join the discussion about the dual pay system


Following research into the systems for rewarding international and national staff in NGOs, Dr. Ishbel McWha-Hermann will present the project findings and give you a chance to ask the project team questions about the research. We are hoping that this discussion will stimulate further debate within NGOs and provide some practical alternatives to the dual pay system.

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25/08/2017

Early-bird booking opens for HHR Asia 2017


During crisis, humanitarian organisations may experience an abrupt change in the ways their operations are run. Join HHR Asia to find out how to increase your organisation’s resilience so that you will be prepared when challenges arise.

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