Published: Aug. 28, 2017

Hosted by the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (MDT)
Location: Posner Center for International Development (1031 33rd St, Denver, CO 80205)

The Sphere Handbook is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards in life-saving areas of humanitarian response. This workshop is intended to provide a venue for both humanitarian practitioners and academics working in humanitarian response or research to provide input for the ongoing review and revision of the 2018 Sphere Handbook and standards. This session will focus on minimum standards in shelter, settlement, and non-food Items in humanitarian response. The event is free and open to all stakeholders. For more information on the ongoing global process to revise the Sphere standards, please visit the Sphere Project website.

Please complete the online registration form by Friday, September 8th to receive a current draft of the revised shelter, settlement, and non-food items chapter in advance of the workshop. A free online copy of the previous 2011 Sphere Handbook can also be downloaded here. For those unable to attend in person, you may also join via web conferencing remotely. Please note that you must register by the deadline to receive the video conferencing information.

For more information please contact Aaron Opdyke at