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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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“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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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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“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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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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