“ Sphere “ Workshop for Relief International
Day after day the
number, diversity and complexity of natural and man made disasters increase.
Also, the circumstances surrounding the humanitarian work become more difficult
on the local and external level because of the increase of number of agencies
involved in relief and disaster preparedness and response with different
standards, which cause variety in the level of humanitarian services provided to
people affected by disasters and caused embarrassment to some humanitarian
agencies. In the light of that there was a demand of the concerned
authorities, donors and beneficiaries asking of more transparency and
accountability to prove that the humanitarian involvement has achieved its
objectives, and in the light of all international humanitarian treaties, more
than 800 experts from 400 relief organization representing 80 countries in the
world gathered to develop minimum standards and its concerned indicators and
for disaster preparedness and response, " Sphere " was the outcome of two years
effort and new update version was launched in 2004
Sphere " training is seeking to assist the local and international relief
agencies working in disaster management to provide an effective and efficient
services to the affected people through exerting all possible effort and taking
all relevant procedures to alleviate the humanitarian suffering and reduce the
impact of disaster and conflict through prompt response to all kinds of
disasters and by implementing the minimum standards on the basis that affected
people have the right to live with dignity and to be provided with humanitarian
assistance. The overall goal of the different training modules of Sphere project
is to assist the persons working in relief organizations to understand Sphere
handbook and how to apply it through their daily involvement of emergency
operation in time of disaster.
Introduce and familiarize the local and
international relief organizations working in emergency and relief with “
Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response “ and
indicators mentioned in Sphere manual.
Assist participants to identify how to benefit of
Sphere as an effective tool in disaster management.
Provide participants with practical experience in
using Sphere manual through different study cases.
Increase the effectiveness of humanitarian
assistance provided to affected people in time of disaster.
Improve the accountability of humanitarian
agencies through introducing laws that preserve and protect human rights.
Identify the minimum standards in the field of : (
water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion - food security, nutrition and
food aid - shelter, settlement and non-food items - health services )
Introduce the role of different stakeholders
before, during and after disaster ( additional as required )
Increase cooperation between different
stakeholders who are concerned with disaster management.
Introduce the role of local and international NGOs
and UN agencies before, during and after disaster).
Disaster coordinators and emergency relief
Representatives from governmental relief
Representatives from the local non-governmental
Representatives from the international
Time and Venue:
full five days from 08:30
a.m. till 06:00 p.m.
Agenda Last Updated 01/08/07