Geneva, 26 November 2012: SEEDS has become the first Indian national NGO to become certified by the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership International. Joining a growing list of national and international NGOs which recognise the value of the HAP certification scheme and the importance of installing processes that facilitate accountability in humanitarian action, SEEDS has demonstrated compliance with the 2010 HAP Standard in Accountability and Quality Management thanks to an extensive process of external auditing.
Practicing accountability in South Sudan
Oxfam has put handling of complaints from affected community members at the heart of their accountability systems. The Public Health Promoter (PHP) team and the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning Team in Jamman, South Sudan have set up a complaints handling system as a key element of being accountable to affected communities and efforts to strengthen their ongoing response.
HAP would like to share with you a report by an independent consultant, Mr. Andy Featherstone, that OCHA co-commissioned with USAID called "Building a Better Response: Gaps and Good Practice in Training for Humanitarian Reform".
The Boards of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP), People In Aid and the Sphere Project met for the first time ever in Geneva on 25 April.
This was a significant event in the long history of collaborative working between the three initiatives and a key milestone on the journey towards a more coherent standards architecture. This historic face-to-face encounter provided the opportunity to build trust and discuss ways to achieve greater coherence.
An interagency quality and accountability review with special consideration for protection against sexual exploitation and abuse
A collaboration between the In-Country Network on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and the Joint Deployment of Joint Standards Initiative (The Sphere Project, HAP International and People In Aid)
Section 1: Introduction
1.1 Joint Deployment to Kenya
The HAP membership and its Secretariat have released the annual review of the "year that was", the 2011 Humanitarian Accountability Report. This year's report was published in conjunction with the 2011 HAP Secretariat Report.
The Joint Standards' Initiative deployment to the Horn of Africa that began at the end of October 2011 concluded on 31 January 2012.
The Joint Standards' Initiative is an expression of the will to achieve greater coherence between the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International, the Sphere Project and People In Aid. It builds on previous experiences of collaboration in Haiti, Myanmar and Pakistan.