SPHERE Project 2019-2021

Progetto concluso

Since 1997, Sphere, as a network and as a global community, brings together a diverse range of humanitarian actors, including focal points, trainers, members and other users around a common goal, which is to improve outcomes for people affected by crisis, conflict and disaster and having the right to receive the best quality of principled and accountable humanitarian assistance wherever and whenever crisis strikes.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Assistenza umanitaria & RRC
Efficacia umanitaria
Protezione, accesso & sicurezza
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021
CHF  450’000
Contesto As the number of emergencies continue to rise, and protracted crises persist, it becomes ever more vital to engage every actor to promote and protect the right to life with dignity.  In a rapidly changing environment, with greater expectations and opportunities for accountability and the involvement of more diverse actors, it has never been more important to draw on our global collective potential for shared action to deliver real results.
Obiettivi Sphere’s goal, through its standards and humanitarian charter, is to improve outcomes for people affected by crisis, to promote and protect the right to life with dignity and to ensure that the best standards and guidance are accessible to any humanitarian stakeholders, to reflect local practice and global evidence and to improve principled humanitarian action through quanlity and accountability.
Gruppi target All humanitarian practitioners and stakeholders
Effetti a medio termine The period 2019-2021 is a pivotal one for Sphere as it concludes its 2015-2020 strategic plan, works with an active global network to support the uptake and application of the revised Standards, and builds a dynamic and interactive approach to support all stakeholders.  During this period, a new strategic plan is being developed to guide the organisation’s priorities, informed by learning and external analysis, including feedback received during the 2017-2018 Handbook revision process.

Risultati principali attesi:  

An action-based framework has already been developed to guide work at all levels and to enhance Sphere’s contribution to the humanitarian sector for this period:  Learn, Act, Connect. 

This framework supports:

  • Open access to the most up to date and field tested standards, as well as a menu of learning tools which can be adapted to need and context, including Sphere and its companion standards partners
  • Taking action through a partnership-based approach to strengthen implementation in practice, in different contexts, and to address different challenges
  • A growing network of Sphere users who can share their own experience and learning directly, in real time, with peers.

These activities are in line with Sphere’s goal to strengthen an inclusive, diverse, and dynamic community of purpose, based on shared commitments as reflected in the Handbook, as a key means of improving global humanitarian action, by all actors, for people affected by conflict, disaster, and other crises.

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

  • Sphere has launched its revised Handbook at the end of 2018, informed by the most inclusive and far-reaching consultation in its 20-year history. 
  • The organisation has also transformed its governance systems to ensure that the diverse users of Sphere are directly engaged in driving its strategic direction and priorities.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Aiuto umanitario
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
ONG internazionale o straniera
  • Other international or foreign NGO North

Altri partner
CHS Alliance, CaLP, and members are ICVA, IFRC, HSP, WVI, ACAPS and many more.
Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori The Humanitarian Standards Partnership is hosted by Sphere and also includes: Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS, by alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action); Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS); Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (SEEP Network); Minimum Standards for Education (INEE); Minimum Standard for Market Analysis (CaLP); and Humanitarian Inclusion Standards for Older People and People with Disabilities (ADCAP).
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    450’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    450’000 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget Svizzera CHF   840’000 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF   1’290’000
Fasi del progetto Fase 13 01.01.2024 - 31.12.2025   (Fase in corso) Fase 12 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023   (Completed)

Fase 10 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021   (Completed)

Fase 9 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)