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1 March 2017
Following intensive work over the past six months, involving hundreds of humanitarian practitioners and other experts, the PHAP Credentialing Program will launch its first three certifications in March 2017. The certifications, developed through a rigorous process compliant with the ISO 17024:2012 standard for certification of personnel, will cover competency areas relevant across the humanitarian sector: Understanding the humanitarian ecosystem...
27 February 2017
In mid-February, PHAP launched its new online community for members of the association, the PHAP Member Exchange. The purpose of the community is to facilitate the provision of timely, practical information and resources in response to questions that arise in members’ day-to-day work, drawing on the tremendous amount of experience among the PHAP membership. In the two weeks since the launch, members have been sharing advice on questions of...
26 February 2017
Starting in May, PHAP will be organizing a new series of live online learning sessions together with the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) on the topic of humanitarian coordination and the role of NGOs in coordination mechanisms. Building on the format of the previous series organized together with ICVA on humanitarian financing, these monthly events will focus in on different aspects of the humanitarian coordination ecosystem...
15 February 2017
We are happy to announce the latest addition to the PHAP Member Affinity Program: The Masters of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) at Tufts University. The Masters of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance is a rigorous academic program designed to prepare humanitarian practitioners to address today’s challenges as leaders in the evolving landscape. This one-year, joint degree is offered by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and...
9 February 2017
We are pleased to announce an upcoming series of events in PHAP’s Humanitarian Law and Policy professional development track, taking place in Amman, Brussels, Geneva, Nairobi, Jerusalem, and London. In each location, we will be organizing a three-day Core Professional Course on Humanitarian Law and Policy followed by a two-day Thematic Workshop. Each Thematic Workshop focuses in depth on a different issue of concern to humanitarian actors...
31 January 2017
The widely-used Sphere Handbook will undergo a revision process over the course of 2017. As part of its work to support critical policy and standards processes in the sector through bringing in practitioner voices, PHAP is happy to announce that it will be partnering with Sphere to help strengthen the consultation process for the revision. Sphere establishes and promotes minimum standards by which the global humanitarian community responds to...
30 January 2017
PHAP announces partnership with Pearson Acclaim to offer secure, verifiable, and easily shareable badging solution for PHAP membership and credentials. PHAP has partnered with Pearson Acclaim to provide you with digital badges to showcase your membership and certifications earned from PHAP.  The badging platform allows you to share your affiliation and achievement with colleagues, peers, employers, educational institutions, and others....
29 January 2017
The Grand Bargain – a package of commitments to improve humanitarian financing following ten work streams – was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) and aims to reduce the humanitarian funding gap and improve funding processes. Given the interest expressed in this topic by participants in previous sessions in their series on humanitarian financing, PHAP and ICVA will host an additional session focusing on this topic on 3...
28 January 2017
Private funding of humanitarian work is changing – from having been primarily targeted at natural disaster response, the response to the conflict in Syria received the majority of reported private funds in 2015. On 27 January, the fifth session of PHAP’s and ICVA’s learning stream on humanitarian financing gathered participants from around the world, exploring emerging trends for how the private sector engages in the...
27 January 2017
The beta version of the event calendar of the Geneva Humanitarian Connector is now publicly available. The calendar aims to be a comprehensive listing, not only of public events on topics of relevance to the humanitarian community, but also of private meetings and events in related fields that may be of interest. As such, the calendar is a useful tool for keeping track of initiatives and processes that are ongoing in Geneva for anyone who has a...

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