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.