" Coordinated humanitarian response becomes so important and the panel discussion that has been organised here as part of the Sphere 2018 Handbook Launch is highly commendable to ensure that good intentions become good deeds. It calls for collective engagement in humanitarian actions, hence the importance of shared principles and a common understanding of the minimum standards in humanitarian response.
Head Of Office, UN Resident Coordinator’s Office,United Nations,Zim
" Cyclone Idai was an eye opener to various humanitarian actors, The effort to create a platform to reflect on how stakeholders fared in the Cyclone Idai response is well appreciated. As Government, we are committed to take the recommendations that’ stakeholders have expressed in improving our response to any future disasters.
Deputy Director, Min of Public Service, Labour & Social Welfare, Zim
" The training on Sphere Standards was very relevant and an eye opener to a lot of issues where health sector has an interface with other technical sectors such as Food & Nutrition, Shelter and Settlement. I will recommend my colleagues to go through this very training. The facilitation was excellent. I’m certainly going to be one of your participants in the Sphere Standards Training of Trainers course.
Nurse, World Health Organisation, Zim
" The platform created here for joint reflection on our humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai is a welcome effort as different actors are able to exchange notes and ideas on how we can continue to improve in future emergencies.
Information Management Officer, Plan International, Zim
" Policy dialogues such as the one that you have facilitated here are very useful in creating open exchange of experiences by different stakeholders. Going forward, we need a review of the work done to identify areas that we did well and areas that had gaps cluster by cluster.
Dept of Civil Protection, Zim
" The panel debates here are very relevant especially in as far as it also helps us reflect on the situation of children who were affected by Cyclone Idai. There is need for protection of vulnerable groups especially children, in such disasters .
Country Director, Save the Children, Zim
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