Sphere Standards in National Humanitarian Response: Engaging with National Disaster Management Authorities

Initial version by David Stone Final version by Ben Mountfield
Publication language
Date published
18 Jan 2017
The Sphere Project
Tools, guidelines and methodologies
National & regional actors, National Disaster Management Authority, Standards

National disaster management policies and guidelines benefit from building on and incorporating references to international humanitarian standards. But what does it take to link both and how can humanitarian professionals engage with National Disaster Management Authorities to achieve that goal?

The Sphere standards in national humanitarian response discussion paper sets out to understand and describe opportunities for adapting international humanitarian standards to a regional, national or local level in preparing for, or responding to a disaster.

The paper, which includes case studies and recommendations for humanitarian professionals, is available in English, French and Spanish (an Arabic-language version is coming up)