Sphere Nepal

About - Sphere Nepal

Nepal is at risk from multi hazards which faces different disasters every year. The rise of different disasters and widespread of COVID-19 have urged the effective implementation of humanitarian standards. Sphere is a global movement started in 1997 by a group of NGOs and Red Cross and Red Crescent movement to develop a set of universal minimum Standards in core areas of humanitarian response. The aim of sphere is to improve the quality of humanitarian response in the situation of disaster and conflict, and to enhance the accountability of humanitarian system to disaster affected people. The humanitarian Charter and minimum standards in humanitarian response are the product of collective experiences of many people and agencies.

Being a focal point of Sphere Geneva, 'Disaster Preparedness Network' (DPNet) has been working in Nepal to institutionalize and localize sphere standard in Nepal. In this course, DPNet has been organizing various capacity building training, workshop, interaction; translated of Sphere handbook 2018 and its companion standards into Nepali version.

DPNet is planning to disseminate reprinted 1600 copies of the translated version of the Sphere Handbook to all local level in the process of delivering disaster risk reduction training program in all 753 Local Governments in Nepal in collaboration with UN IOM. This will help to sensitize more than 18,000 Government officials and local people representatives on Sphere standard in Nepal.

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DPNet as a country focal point for Sphere Standard in Nepal, has formed the Sphere Coordination Committee and conducted various activities to institutionalize the standard in Nepal.

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'Sphere Nepal' broader meeting of 6th November has decided to formed 'Sphere Coordination Committee' consisting of 17 members from various organizations.

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Nepali Version of Sphere Handbook Launch Program was organized by DPNet on 2nd December 2020. The Sphere Handbook 2018 was translated in Nepali and published by DPNet with the support of a different contributing agency, Action Aid, Caritas, Christian Aid, Dan Church Aid, International Nepal Fellowship, Lutheran World Federation, OXFAM, Plan International, Save the Children, and World Vision International).

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Five days Sphere Training of Trainers (ToT) was organized by DPNet-Nepal in coordination with Sphere Nepal and Sphere Geneva on 9th -13th February 2020. The five days training was facilitated by the Lead Facilitator of the event Mr. Subhashis Roy, whereas Mr. Raju Thapa, General Secretary of DPNet-Nepal and Dr. Eba Pasha, co-writer of Sphere Handbook, Mr. Tristan Hale, Learning and training Manager, Sphere Geneva also provided their time to facilitate the training.

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Three days Province level Sphere training was organized by DPNet-Nepal in coordination with Sphere Nepal on 26th -28th February 2020. The three days training was facilitated by the Sphere ToT graduates Mr. Bishnu Prasad Timilsina, Ms. Luna Khadka, and Ms. Shubha Kamana Mandal. Altogether 28 participants participated from various organizations from 8 districts of Province-2.

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One day Sphere Standard Sensitization program was organized by DPNet-Nepal on 29th February 2020 at Janakpur Nepal. The event was facilitated by Mr. Bishnu Prasad Timilsina, Consultant and Ms. Luna Khadka, Program Coordinator of DPNet-Nepal. Altogether 46 participants disaggregated as 15 female and 31 male participated in the event.

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The three days Sphere Standard training on Sudurpaschim Province was organized by DPNet-Nepal under Chhemata Avibridhhi(Capacity enhancement for DRR&M project) with the support of USAID, Tayar- Nepal to capacitate the local level governments and humanitarian Practitioners in localizing and maintaining the minimum humanitarian standard.

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Three days Municipal Level Sphere Standard Training for Local Level Representatives and Humanitarian Practitioners was organized by DPNet-Nepal. The event was organized in Nepalgunj from 14-16 November 2021. Altogether 27 participants disaggregated as 17 man and 10 women, participated in the training, 25 participants were from 5 working municipalities of the Tayar Nepal namely, Nilkantha, Bhimeshwor, Rajapur, Birendranagar, Dullu and 2 participants were from member organization of DPNet-Nepal.

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