The Sphere movement was started in 1997 by a group of humanitarian professionals aiming to improve the quality of humanitarian work during disaster response. With this goal in mind, they framed a Humanitarian Charter and identified a set of humanitarian standards to be applied in humanitarian response.
Initially developed by non-governmental organizations, along with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the Sphere standards have become a primary reference tool for national and international NGOs, volunteers, UN agencies, governments, donors, the private sector, and many others. Today, Sphere is a worldwide community which brings together and empowers practitioners to improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian assistance.
Sphere’s flagship publication, the Sphere Handbook, is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards in humanitarian response.
Disaster Forum has translated all the version of “sphere handbook” from English to Bangla. The bangle version is popular among the field level development practitioners. These books are available on Disaster Forum office. Disaster Forum is now working on the translation of the new version “Sphere Handbook 2018”. Disaster Forum has conducted several training on Sphere and it is also working to develop training pool to facilitate training in field level.