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13 December 2018
Whether you are working in situations of armed conflict, natural disaster response, or in refugee and forced migration contexts, international law plays a central role for humanitarian work. For those seeking to demonstrate their professional competency in this area, PHAP created the certification in International Legal Frameworks for Humanitarian Action (ILFHA) with the support of HPass and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. We are happy to...
30 November 2018
On 8 November, ICVA and PHAP organized the first session in the learning stream on “Navigating change.” This event provided an overview of the concept of localization in the humanitarian sector, how it has evolved, and how it is currently used. Participants had the opportunity to learn more about how governments, private donors, the business community, and diaspora actors see current opportunities,...
6 November 2018
We are happy to announce the launch of the partnership with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy in assisting its humanitarian e-learners to prepare for the PHAP Credentialing Program certifications through the Academy’s e-learning platform Kaya! Three preparatory courses are available on Kaya to enable learners to prepare for each of the following PHAP competency-based certifications in: Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem (UHE)...
24 October 2018
We 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...
22 October 2018
In 2018, PHAP launched a new training course series on Displacement, Forced Migration, and International Law with three editions organized in different locations over the year. The number of displaced persons worldwide has reached record high numbers and more and more practitioners working in situations of humanitarian crisis are confronted with increasingly complex challenges related to displacement. This new track of the PHAP Professional...
16 October 2018
Humanitarians operate in a constantly changing environment. New emergencies, technological evolutions, and changing political landscapes constantly pose new challenges and prompt new approaches for humanitarian action. In many parts of the world, respect for humanitarian principles is eroding and so too is the NGOs’ space to operate.  The humanitarian community struggles to keep up with the multiple reforms, initiatives and...
13 September 2018
On 11 September, ICVA and PHAP organized the fifth and final session in the learning stream on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. After having explored how the three main types of actors in this nexus view the current processes and discussions, this event focused on how donors are approaching the issue. How would they like to see the relationship between these actors in the different phases of the programming cycle? How do they view the...
3 September 2018
On 11 September, ICVA and PHAP will organize the fifth and final session in the learning stream on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. After having explored how the three main types of actors in this nexus view the current processes and discussions, join us for a discussion on how donors are approaching the issue. The event will feature Barbara Lecq from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Hugh Macleman from the OECD,...
24 August 2018
On 22 August, PHAP organized an online event to discuss the All In Diary, a much-used resource in the sector, which for the past 12 years has been providing humanitarian practitioners with essential, up-to-date, and succinct guidance in a convenient format. This event featured Linda Richardson and Gill Price, co-founders of All In Diary, as well as two users of All In Diary who shared their experiences on using the diary in their work: Tina...
24 August 2018
With the continued interest and input in the current revision process of the Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) by practitioners engaged in child protection, the deadline of the on-going consultation process of the revised CPMS draft has been extended to Friday, 31 August. PHAP is supporting the revision process and gathering feedback on the new draft from practitioners across the sector. To provide your feedback, follow the three steps...

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