Sphere India envisions a Disaster Resilient India with an effective and efficient Disaster MAnagement System accountable to affected and at risk population to protect, assist and enable crisis affected people to rebuild their lives with dignity.
Enhance the collaborative accountability of humanitarian and DRR actors in India to affected populations by developing systems for effective and efficient humanitarian and DRR coordination, predictable humanitarian finance, appropriate policy, knowledge and capacity sharing.
Sphere India is an expression of our collective (whole of society) commitment towards quality and accountability to those we seek to assist (affected/at risk people) and law of the land. We expect to be held accountable to this commitment and undertake to:
- Develop and promote Multi Stakeholder, Multi Sector platforms at all levels (National, State, Districts & Communities) for coordination for resilience building.
- Develop systems, processes, and institutionalization tools to enhance quality and accountability of humanitarian, DRR, Development and Resilience actions
- Take all possible steps to prevent and reduce suffering and losses arising due to natural calamities and man-made disasters by supporting coordination of unified efforts of all stakeholders.
- Develop collaborative Strategic plans and vision linked to national and global goals, document and report collective progress and learning on it
GOALS & RESULT AREAS
INTER AGENCY COORDINATION
Catalyse a transformational change to bring together humanitarian stakeholders, create an enabling environment of trust and harmony and nurture a larger humanitarian collaboration based on agreed humanitarian principles, shared common values and accountability to affected population.
INTER AGENCY COORDINATION
IAC works towards a disaster management system that assesses overall humanitarian need emerging due to a crisis, has predictable mechanisms for humanitarian finance, facilitate effective and efficient coordination of humanitarian actors.
Humanitarian and DRR system focused on marginalised and vulnerable groups, minorities and allow equitable access to quality assistance and protection based on humanitarian standards to all affected people.
KNOWLEDGE AND CAPACITY SHARING
Sphere India promotes innovative, evidence-based and research-orientated approaches to develop and promote policies, solutions, mechanism to meet effective DRR, CCA and humanitarian agenda. It offers knowledge development, technical expertise and capacity building of the stakeholders.
LINKING HUMANITARIAN DEVELOPMENT DRR CCA PEACE NEXUS
Establishing a network of network linking humanitarian, development, DRR, CCA, peace building networks/organisations in key social sectors covering both rural and urban contexts and cross cutting issues leading to enhanced accountability to affected/at risk population.