Promoting the Sphere standards across Asia: an interview with Marvin Parvez, Sphere’s regional partner representative

Marvin Parvez is one of the firmest believers in the positive impact of humanitarian standards, as well as an expert practitioner within the Sphere community. Discussing his work as a long-time Pakistani humanitarian professional and as a Sphere partner in Asia, he shared his experience..

Posted: 19th March 2018

Newly-nominated Sphere focal points to spread awareness on humanitarian standards in China and Germany

Two new focal points have recently joined the ranks of the Sphere network and will expand the reach of Sphere’s activities into China and Germany

Posted: 6th March 2018

Sphere in Japan: Making a difference in preparedness and response

Japan is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. In such a context, local actors’ training and preparedness play a key role in limiting the potential impact of these natural hazards, and in meeting the needs of people in the aftermath of crisis.

Posted: 22nd February 2018

Humanitarian action that leaves no one behind: Sphere trainers in Asia promote awareness about disability inclusiveness in disaster response.

Sphere Focal Points and trainers in Asia have been leading the way, with workshops in Bangladesh and Indonesia over the past several months.

Posted: 21st February 2018

Sphere Focal Points renew commitment to strengthen the network at first global meeting

For the first time since the creation of the network, Sphere’s Focal Points gathered from across four continents for a global forum in Bangkok, Thailand.

Posted: 23rd November 2017

Localizing Sphere: Chile and the Philippines integrate Sphere standards into national disaster response systems

Facing a host of natural hazards and recurring emergencies, both Chile and the Philippines have recently taken steps to embed the Sphere standards into national regulations on emergency response.

Posted: 27th October 2017

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