About Sphere Sri Lanka

The aim of this website is to focus the humanitarian standards and guidance, and inspire those involved in humanitarian response to incorporate them into their work.

The Sphere Srilanka is a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim - to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their components, donors and affected populations.

Sphere Sri Lanka facilitates training and capacity building, information and knowledge management through a collaborative process for quality and accountability in humanitarian activities in Sri Lanka. It furthers reaches out to other stakeholders involved in humanitarian response.

Sphere standards have been promoted in Sri Lanka since the year 2000, with wide acceptance and reference following the tsunami response in 2005. The 2004 edition of the Sphere handbook was translated into the two official languages, Sinhala and Tamil with over 7500 copies disseminated. Sphere was further promoted through awareness and training programmes in local languages in collaboration with RedR UK under the Learning Support and Capacity Building Programme.

The Sphere handbook 2011 edition was translated yet again into the two languages, Sinhala and Tamil. The wide publicity and awareness being carried out on Sphere has enabled other responding agencies such as the government, military and the corporate sectors eager to understand and adhere to minimum standards.

The Sphere project has made great progress since its inception, but no hand book alone can achieve this – only you can




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