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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...
26 January 2017
As a professional association, a central part of the mission of PHAP is to support its members – experienced humanitarian practitioners from all different backgrounds – to be more effective in their work. As part of this, and in response to the top priorities identified in its 2016 member survey, the association will launch a new dedicated online community in mid-February to facilitate exchange of experience and advice among members...
25 January 2017
The development of the PHAP Credentialing Program, which will be launched this spring, has passed a major milestone with the successful “beta testing” of its certification assessments by a large number of practitioners from across the humanitarian sector. The results from this process have further validated the program’s foundation in humanitarian field practice and helped ensure that the assessments provide a rigorous measure...
24 January 2017
Protracted conflicts such as those in Syria, Iraq, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and elsewhere,  often combined with natural disasters and food crises, have contributed to an unprecedented number of people flee their homes – many being displaced within their own countries. How does the law protect such internally displaced persons? Join us on 21 February, when PHAP will host an online learning session with Cecilia...
14 December 2016
On 6 December, PHAP and the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) organized the fourth session of the learning stream on humanitarian financing. The event focused on NGO direct access to bilateral funding, and showcased the processes and procedures of two major donor agencies from both the donor and NGO perspectives: the European Commission and the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM). Susan Kyle, Attach...
10 December 2016
The Professional Standards for Protection Work were established in 2009 in a process initiated and led by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and went through a first revision in 2013. The standards’ aim is not to provide a ‘how-to’ guide for practitioners but, rather, to establish a living body of professional standards informed by international law, professional ethics, good practice, and operational reality. Since 2015, a...
30 November 2016
While detention in international armed conflicts is regulated in detail under international humanitarian law (IHL), the situation in non-international armed conflicts (NIACs) is less clear. NIACs and non-state armed groups often pose particular challenges for the application of legal frameworks that in their conception focused on regulating conflicts between states. On 15 November, PHAP organized an online learning session on the legal dilemma...

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