Global Sphere Focal Points Forum in Bangkok, Thailand

CCOUC member Ms Carol Wong participated in the Global Sphere Focal Points Forum held in Bangkok, Thailand on 7-9 November 2017. CCOUC as Sphere Country Focal Point in China joined another 20 Sphere’s Focal Points and trainers from across four continents for the global meeting to discuss using the Sphere humanitarian standards in widely varied contexts, training approaches, and ways to strengthen the Sphere network. During the three-day meeting, the participants also reviewed the second draft of the Sphere Handbook 2018 (the 5th edition), presented their plans for dissemination and training activities in the upcoming months, and discussed means to increase collaboration both with the Sphere secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland and with Focal Points in other regions. Further details of the forum can be found here.