Contribute to improving performance, quality, transperency and accountability in the humanitarian response of NGOs and RCRC Movement in Bangladesh.

Publications

Sphere Project (Bangla 3rd Edition)

The Sphere project was launched in 1996 in order to strengthen the accountability of humanitarian agencies and to find ways of improving performance in humanitarian response. It resulted in the publication of ‘Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards for Disaster Response’ in 2000. Disaster Forum has translated and published it's latest (3rd) edition in Bangla like the previous two editions (1st in 2003 & 2nd in 2008) with a view to make the Minimum Standards familiar to Bangla speaking field-level humanitarian workers.

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Minimum Standards for Education – Preparedness, Response, Recovery

At the United Nations Millennium Summit in September 2000, world leaders adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the second of which is the commitment that, by the year 2015, all boys and girls worldwide will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling, defined as the first five years of formal education. Building on the MDGs, the Interagency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) developed minimum standards for education in emergencies; chronic crises and early reconstruction in 2003-2004.

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The Sphere Handbook

The Sphere Project is an initiative to determine and promote standards by which the global community responds to the plight of people affected by disasters. With this Handbook, Sphere is working for a world in which the right of all people affected by disasters to re-establish their lives and livelihoods is recognized and acted upon in ways that respect their voice and promote their dignity and security. This Handbook contains: * A Humanitarian Charter: legal and moral principles which reflect the rights of disaster-affected populations * Protection Principles * Core Standards and Minimum Standards in four key life-saving humanitarian sectors: Water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion; Food security and nutrition; Shelter, settlement and non-food items; Health action. They describe what needs to be achieved in a humanitarian response in order for disaster-affected populations to survive and recover in stable conditions and with dignity.

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Core Humanitarian Standard (Bangla)

The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) sets out Nine Commitments that organisations and individuals involved in humanitarian response can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of the assistance they provide. It also facilitates greater accountability to communities and people affected by crisis: knowing what humanitarian organisations have committed to will enable them to hold those organisations to account.As a core standard, the CHS describes the essential elements of principled, accountable and high-quality humanitarian action. Humanitarian organisations may use it as a voluntary code with which to align their own internal procedures. It can also be used as a basis for verification of performance. It was first launched in English in Copenhagen on 12 December 2014.

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