An interesting note

A few days ago, a quick memo on the debate about the need of an ombudsman for the humanitarian sector was published, with the signatures of Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop (HERE), Kate Halff (SCHR) and Pierre Hauselmann (HQAI). To me, the content of the note is in a nutshell: let's avoid to re-invent the wheel, …

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Further update to HQAI score analysis

The results of the audit of three more organizations have been uploaded on HQAI website since the last time I updated this analysis. This is particularly interesting given the size and role of the three organizations, meaning Oxfam International, the British Red Cross and the Danish Red Cross. In particular, the Oxfam audit is of …

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IRIN on PSEA and standards

On IRIN, an interesting article on the role of standars and certification schemes in the aftermath of Oxfam scandal and the #MeToo movement. I wrote about it in a couple of entries a few weeks ago: On sexual abuse in humanitarian contexts. What can the sector learn from forest management? Going back to humanitarian standards. …

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Going back to humanitarian standards. CHS, HQAI, Sphere.

A few days ago, I wrote a post about sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in humanitarian settings, suggesting the creation of a certification scheme for organizations that were complying with a standard of appropriate measures to prevent and respond to SEA. A member of the staff of the Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI, more on …

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