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Sphere India Newsletter, Issue 7, January 2015

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Key Note Message

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is a real delight to welcome and wish all our readers a Very Happy New Year 2015! The work of Sphere India as a coalition body has been able to effectively respond well to humanitarian crisis in the past 10 years through coordination and collaborative efforts of member agencies.

Member like DCA collaborates with Sphere India on national/regional humanitarian coordination, advocacy, capacity building, knowledge management (research) including its quality& accountability initiatives. We are especially happy that Sphere India is a network which has been able to respond immediately after an emergency occurs - coordinating, organising and leading Rapid Joint Need Assessments and producing reports to be shared among the humanitarian community in India. We are also happy to work with Sphere India in a few regional level initiatives especially in the area of capacity building and Quality and Accountability Initiatives.

We look forward that Sphere India and the members can bring up the concept of Digital Humanitarian Network using artificial intelligence tools, which aims to leverage digital networks in support of Humanitarian response. DCA, as an organization will make collaborative efforts to build the Sphere network at South Asian level stronger with all the Humanitarian actors and relevant stakeholders. We are happy and committed to support Sphere India initiatives in advocating on behalf of the most vulnerable disaster affected people in the region and in India in particular.

DCA works with local civil society organizations for implementation of its humanitarian response and development programmes in South Asia (India, Nepal and Bangladesh and Pakistan).

DCA is committed to ensuring quality and accountability throughout its projects and programmes. DCA collaborates with SPHERE India on national/regional humanitarian coordination, advocacy, capacity building, knowledge management (research) including its quality& accountability initiatives.

-David Smith
Regional Representative
DanChurchAid, South Asia Regional Office