Get Involved

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. 

>> Comment on the CHS directly

Guided testing

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.

>> Find out more about guided testing

Self-assessment testing

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.  

>> Find out more about self-assessment testing

Consultation in action
Consultation in action Consultation on the building of the Panamerican Highway through the Darien Gap
Credit: ACT/Sean Hawkey  
If you believe that humanitarian aid should be professional, founded on values of altruism, solidarity with victims and accountable to those who suffer, rather than just being about technical service delivery, you need to be part of this dialogue  
Peter Walker, Director, Feinstein International Center