The second phase of the CHS consultation is now live, and we encourage all of those who are working in, or are affected by, the humanitarian sector to have their say on the future of the Core Humanitarian Standard.
There are now three ways in which you can get involved in the second phase of the CHS consultation: comment on the CHS directly, participate in guided testing, or participate in self-assessment testing.
Comment on the CHS directly
Download the Core Humanitarian Standard in Arabic, English, French and Spanish, and comment directly on the text, structure and terminology of the Standard. The deadline for feedback in this form is midnight CET 12 September 2014.
Guided testing will test the CHS as a tool to improve humanitarian action at programme level in the field. Testers will receive full training and support to tailor the methodology to the organisation’s and selected programme’s needs. The timeframe for guided testing is eight weeks, with outputs required from testers every 15 days. Testers will receive full support and guidance throughout the testing period.
Self-assessment testing will look at the CHS as a tool to improve humanitarian action at organisational level in the field or at headquarters. Testers will receive full training and all the materials to apply the standard testing methodology. The timeframe for self-assessment testing is four weeks, with outputs required from testers at the beginning and end of the process. Participating organisations will have access to support and guidance throughout the testing period.