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2 February 2018
We are pleased to announce the upcoming series of events in PHAP’s Humanitarian Law and Policy professional development track for 2018, taking place in Amman, Bangkok, Cambridge (US), Brussels, Dubai, Geneva, and Nairobi. In each location, we will be organizing a three-day Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy followed by a two-day Thematic Workshop. Each Thematic Workshop focuses in depth on a different issue of...
1 February 2018
As the number of people forced to flee their homes continues to climb, more and more practitioners are working in situations of humanitarian crisis involving the displacement of people, whether within one country or across international frontiers. Protecting basic rights in these contexts is a task fraught with multiple conceptual, ethical, legal, political, and operational challenges. To help unpack this complexity for humanitarian...
30 January 2018
Over the past year, the practitioner communities supporting the development of the PHAP Credentialing Program have been hard at work creating the new and updated certification assessments. Thanks to the contributions of hundreds of subject matter experts as well as the psychometricians involved in the drafting and review, the assessments are now ready to be “beta tested” to ensure that they will serve as a robust and trustworthy...
29 January 2018
Last year, PHAP and the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) organized an online learning session that introduced the New Way of Working – a policy initiative aiming to overcome the humanitarian-development divide, which took off at the World Humanitarian Summit. Based on the large interest in this session from practitioners around the world, ICVA and PHAP have decided to organize a whole new series of live online learning...
28 January 2018
International humanitarian law (IHL) is a key framework for everyone operating in situations of armed conflict. PHAP will organize a webinar on 9 February to explore some of the pitfalls behind the misconceptions and misuses of certain IHL terms and discuss the potential consequences for humanitarian work. As the set of norms primarily meant to apply during armed conflicts, international humanitarian law (IHL) – also known as the law of...
23 December 2017
On 12 December, PHAP organized a briefing on Humanitarian Futures: Capacities for 21st century humanitarian organizations. The event featured presentations from Randolph Kent and Joanne Burke, creators of the Humanitarian Futures Platform, and Beris Gwynne from Incitāre, introducing the concept of the “humanitarian futures challenge” and discussing the capacities that humanitarian organizations will need to prepare for future. Beris...
21 November 2017
The sixth and final online session of the learning stream on humanitarian coordination took place on 9 November, jointly organized by ICVA and PHAP. The event focused on government-led coordination mechanisms in general, and presented the Refugee Coordination Model, a mechanism led by host governments and UNHCR. The session featured presentations from Paul Harvey (Humanitarian Outcomes), Vikrant Mahajan (Sphere India), Arafat Jamal (UNHCR), and...
14 November 2017
What do we mean by evidence in the aid sector? And what are the main challenges to the quality and use of evidence in humanitarian action? This was addressed on 7 November in the PHAP Briefing on Contested Evidence: The challenges and limits of evidence-based approaches to humanitarian action. This online discussion was part of the 2017 Humanitarian Evidence Week, an initiative led by Evidence Aid, in collaboration with the Centre for Evidence-...
5 November 2017
Over 90 online participants joined us on 26 October for the PHAP Briefing on Mitigating corruption in aid, organized in partnership with CHS Alliance and Transparency International, and featuring presentations from Adele Harmer (Humanitarian Outcomes) and Roslyn Hees (Transparency International). The event provided participants with an overview of the main risks related to aid integrity, and presented best practices found to fight corruption in...
17 October 2017
Following the wide engagement on the first draft of the new revised Sphere standards, the second draft is now now open for comments and suggestions from practitioners around the world. PHAP is supporting the process again through organizing the online consultations and analyzing the results. The first phase of the revision process was the most inclusive in Sphere’s history – over 2,500 comments were submitted and more than 1,200...

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