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02/01/2018

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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27/12/2017

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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14/12/2017

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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05/12/2017

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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24/11/2017

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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20/11/2017

"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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