The Sphere Project Board comprises the following 18 organizations:
ACT Alliance / Norwegian Church Aid
ACT (Action by Churches Together) Alliance is a grouping of 111 churches and church-related organizations that work together in humanitarian assistance and development. The alliance members work in 140 countries and mobilize US$1.6 billion annually in their work for a just world. Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is an ecumenical diakonal organization for global justice. A member of the ACT Alliance, NCA provides emergency assistance in disasters and works for long-term development in local communities. In order to address the root causes of poverty, it advocates for just decisions by public authorities, business and religious leaders.
Representative (for both organizations): Gaim Kebreab
Aktion Deutschland Hilft
Aktion Deutschland Hilft is a union of German relief organizations that can provide rapid and effective aid in the case of major catastrophes and emergency situations abroad. By uniting their know-how and abilities, member organizations aim to avoid overlap and gaps in aid provision.
Representative: Karin Settele
CARE is a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. The organization serves individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world by strengthening capacity for self-help, providing economic opportunity, delivering relief in emergencies, influencing policy decisions at all levels and addressing discrimination in all its forms.
Representative: John Plastow
Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 165 Catholic relief, development and social service organizations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. It is one of the largest networks dedicated to reducing poverty and injustice throughout the world.
Representative: Jan Weuts
InterAction is a network of US-based international NGOs active in relief and development programmes around the world. Members work to increase US development assistance and improve its effectiveness and to promote US support for the Millennium Development Goals
Representative: Julien Schopp
International Council of Voluntary Agencies
The International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) is a global network of NGOs that advocates for effective humanitarian action. It brings the experience and views of over 70 national and international NGOs to international policy-making forums and provides its members with up-to-date information and analyses on humanitarian policy developments.
Representative: Nan Buzard
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies carries out relief operations to assist victims of disasters. It combines this with development work to strengthen the capacities of its 186 member National Societies. Its work focuses on promoting humanitarian values, disaster response and preparedness as well as health and community care.
Representative: Simon Eccleshall
International Medical Corps (member of InterAction)
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programmes. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization.
Representative: Mary Pack
Lutheran World Federation / DanChurchAid
The Lutheran World Federation is a global communion of Christian churches. Its relief and development arm, the Department for World Service, strives to link emergency intervention, disaster preparedness, reconstruction and development through an empowering, rights-based and integrated approach. DanChurchAid is one of the major Danish humanitarian NGOs working with local partners, international networks, churches and non-religious civil organizations to assist the poorest of the poor. It is a faith-based and ecumenical, non-missionary organization rooted in the Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Representative (for both organizations): Erik Johnson
Office Africain pour le Développement et la Coopération
(member of ICVA)
The Office Africain pour le Développement et la Coopération (African Office for Development and Cooperation -- OFADEC) is a non-profit humanitarian organization working mainly with refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people. Its work upholds victims' rights in order to contribute to eliminating the root causes of their suffering. The organization's action promotes humanitarian aid, lasting development and human rights.
Representative: Mamadou Ndiaye
Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organizations working together in 98 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. It works directly with communities and seeks to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.
Representative: Carsten Völz
Founded over 70 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children's development organizations in the world. It works in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.
Representative: Unni Krishnan
Policy Action Group on Emergency Response
The Policy Action Group on Emergency Response (PAGER) is an informal, flexible and responsive forum of operational Canadian humanitarian agencies whose mandate involves responding to humanitarian emergencies worldwide. It was created to promote greater information-sharing and coordination between agencies concerned with humanitarian action.
Representative: Mike Weickert
RedR International is a federation of national accredited RedR organizations who work to relieve suffering caused by disasters by selecting, training and providing competent and committed personnel to humanitarian programmes worldwide.
Representative: Martin McCann
Save the Children
Save the Children aims to create lasting change in the lives of children in need, both in responding to disasters and working to resolve the ongoing struggles children face every day - poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease. The organization endeavors to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children.
Representative: Robert Laprade
Sphere India is a national coalition of humanitarian agencies whose members include key agencies from government, the UN, INGOs, NGO networks and national NGOs. It facilitates inter-agency coordination, training and capacity-building, information and knowledge management and common advocacy through a collaborative process for quality and accountability.
Representative: Vikrant Mahajan
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is one of the largest social care providers in the world. Its International Emergency Services section provides support, training and resources to respond to the needs of those affected by emergencies without discrimination. The organization is active in responding to both natural and man-made disasters, with an approach that goes beyond immediate physical needs. .
Representative: Damaris Frick
World Vision International
World Vision is a relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by Christian values, it is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people.
Representative: Heather MacLeod