are proud to announce that the PHAP Credentialing Program has been
awarded “Bronze” in the category of “Best Certification Programme” at
the Association Excellence Awards 2018 that were held on 12 October
2018, in London!
This prize is a recognition for the hard work of more than 1000
humanitarian professionals from across the humanitarian sector that
contributed to the development of the program. PHAP members and
practitioners in its wider network have come together to create the
first stand-alone certification program to provide robust methods for
certifying the competencies of all those working to provide assistance
and protection to disaster-affected people around the world.
We would like to share this achievement with all our members,
practitioners, and wider network, for helping building of this
practice-based tool for the recognition of knowledge and skills in the
The Association Excellence Awards Judging Panel 2018 provided the following comments upon the presenting this award:
"Good link to overall association aim and its strategy. Creative
in tackling standard certification and uses new technologies as well as
traditional. Innovative to offer free diagnostic test as an entry
point. Clear goals set and exceeded."
"Driving standards in a sector that previously had few"
"Demonstrated clear understanding of users."
"Clear impact statements - including increased volunteer engagement."
"A very well-conceived and highly successful programme. PHAP have
shown great sensitivity in developing an effective but pragmatic
credentialing programme, taking account of issues like cost, whilst
maintaining high standards."
"The additions of an enforceable Code of Ethics and Professional
Conduct, along with the requirement for CPD, ensuring the maintenance of
current competence, are vital in such a sensitive sector."
We would like to thank this year’s Association Excellence Awards Judging Panel for this recognition.