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World Humanitarian Data & Trends: Commitment 5 of the CHS is lagging behind

Self-assessments conducted in 2016 reveal the extent to which humanitarian organisations do or do not fulfil the nine commitments. The commitment with the lowest average score is Commitment 5, which calls for communities and people affected by crisis to have access to safe and responsive complaint mechanisms - a necessary component of accountable humanitarian action.

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CHS Alliance at the DEPP Humanitarian Resilience Week

At the end of November, the wider humanitarian sector including local organisation, INGOs, UN agencies, academia, and private actors came together to discuss learning, best practices and challenges from the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP). The CHS Alliance, as a partner organisation of DEPP, was present during the first three days, and contributed with insights, tools and resources.

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No organisational resilience without inclusive staff security - Coffee with Adelicia Fairbanks, European Interagency Security Forum (EISF)

HHR Asia is starting on Monday in Bangkok: 50 human resources (HR) professionals will get together to discuss how to build resilient organizations in a changing humanitarian sector. We had a quick virtual coffee with Adelicia Fairbanks, Research Adviser at the European Interagency Security Forum (EISF), to chat about the safety and security of humanitarian staff.

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"I’m not where I was at the beginning of 2017”

Ndindi Ng’ang’a and her team at the Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK) assist approximately 100 Somali refugees at the Garissa region, in the North Eastern part of Kenya, every month by providing them with legal and psychosocial support. She has recently completed the Management and Leadership Skills Development Programme, delivered by RedR UK as part of the Talent Development Project. In this article, she tells us about her experience.

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“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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“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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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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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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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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