For me PHAP is a great opportunity to meet likeminded people with a diverse range of field experience and theoretical backgrounds. PHAP to me is about expanding knowledge.

- PHAP member (since 2011)

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  • 30 Jan 2017

    PHAP announces partnership with Pearson Acclaim to offer secure, verifiable, and easily shareable badging solution for PHAP membership and credentials.

    PHAP has partnered with Pearson Acclaim to provide you with digital badges to showcase your membership and certifications earned from PHAP.  The badging platform allows you to share your affiliation and achievement with colleagues, peers, employers, educational institutions, and others.

  • 29 Jan 2017

    The development of the PHAP Credentialing Program, which will be launched this spring, has passed a major milestone with the successful “beta testing” of its certification assessments by a large number of practitioners from across the humanitarian sector. The results from this process have further validated the program’s foundation in humanitarian field practice and helped ensure that the assessments provide a rigorous measure of competence in accordance with the certification standards.

  • 28 Jan 2017

    As a professional association, a central part of the mission of PHAP is to support its members – experienced humanitarian practitioners from all different backgrounds – to be more effective in their work. As part of this, and in response to the top priorities identified in its 2016 member survey, the association will launch a new dedicated online community in mid-February to facilitate exchange of experience and advice among members of the association.

  • 27 Jan 2017

    The beta version of the event calendar of the Geneva Humanitarian Connector is now publicly available. The calendar aims to be a comprehensive listing, not only of public events on topics of relevance to the humanitarian community, but also of private meetings and events in related fields that may be of interest. As such, the calendar is a useful tool for keeping track of initiatives and processes that are ongoing in Geneva for anyone who has a professional or personal interest in them and who may be looking to connect with other individuals and organizations working on similar issues.

  • 14 Dec 2016

    On 6 December, PHAP and the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) organized the fourth session of the learning stream on humanitarian financing. The event focused on NGO direct access to bilateral funding, and showcased the processes and procedures of two major donor agencies from both the donor and NGO perspectives: the European Commission and the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM).

  • 10 Dec 2016

    The Professional Standards for Protection Work were established in 2009 in a process initiated and led by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and went through a first revision in 2013. The standards’ aim is not to provide a ‘how-to’ guide for practitioners but, rather, to establish a living body of professional standards informed by international law, professional ethics, good practice, and operational reality.

  • 30 Nov 2016

    While detention in international armed conflicts is regulated in detail under international humanitarian law (IHL), the situation in non-international armed conflicts (NIACs) is less clear. NIACs and non-state armed groups often pose particular challenges for the application of legal frameworks that in their conception focused on regulating conflicts between states.

  • 22 Nov 2016

    In the third session of the PHAP’s and ICVA’s learning stream on humanitarian funding, guest speakers highlighted NGO engagement with pooled funding mechanisms as key in their further development to ensure more timely and flexible funding for humanitarian response.