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Project FAIR webinar: summary and follow-up questions

On 17 Jan 2018, the CHS Alliance co-hosted its second webinar to share the results of Project FAIR. On this occasion, we targeted organisations based in the Americas, through Humentum's membership and with some assistance from Birches. Dr Ishbel McWha-Hermann, from the University of Edinburgh Business School, presented the research findings. She was followed by Mascha Murphy, HR Manager Concern Worldwide, who shared the organisation's reward policy.

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Transforming Surge Capacity project: what have we learnt?

In 2015 the Start Network launched a three-year Transforming Surge Capacity (TSC) project financed by the UK government to make surge capacity more effective and efficient across the whole humanitarian sector by promoting collaboration and coordination. The project’s final learning report is now available.

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The CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators launches in Bengali

The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Guidance Notes and Indicators is now available in Bengali language. The CHS management team would like to thank the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, and Meherun Nesa Jhumur and Nayeem Wahra at the Disaster Forum in Dhaka, with support from Hasina Zaman and Sharmin Ruba for preparing the translation.

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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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