A key player in its sector

Co-creating quality standards in training and assessment of humanitarian skills.

In addition to defining and recognizing the various humanitarian professions, our commitment is reflected in an active involvement in several networks and initiatives (Training Providers Forum, ALNAP, CHS Alliance, Humanitarian Passport Initiative, All in Diary ...) and since 2017 the hosting of a reference center on the quality of training and skills assessment.

In partnership with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, RedR and Pearson Education, the center's mission is to develop two major tools to facilitate access to quality training and recognition of the skills of humanitarian professionals: a quality standard of training practices, developed by RedR, and a standard Quality of practices of skills assessment, developed by Bioforce.

To build this standard, Bioforce has been inviting its worldwide partners since the spring of 2017, virtually and in face-to-face consultations, to gather the best of the vast array of knowledge and practices within the community, in order to co-create standards that are truly representative of the sector.

By the fall of 2017, with the dissemination of these standards and the associated quality assurance mechanisms, the humanitarian community will be able to recognize, develop and validate the professional skills of its actors, on an equal basis and throughout the world, whether these are mobilized locally or internationally.

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Creating quality standards to improve humanitarian response

Diouf lives near the border between two countries. Following the outbreak of civil war that led to an influx of population to his side of the border, he is working on a...

4 Jul 2017

The Bioforce Institute to host and lead the Collaboration centre for Quality Learning in Humanitarian Action
In partnership with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, RedR and Pearson Education, the Bioforce Institute will open in November the future reference centre for quality in...

4 Nov 2016

Bioforce attends the Quality and Accountability group meeting
On 23rd September the Bioforce Institute will be in London to attend the biannual meeting of the Quality and Accountability Group, as a representative of capacity building...

11 Oct 2016

The reference publication 'All in Diary', a product of one of the Bioforce Institute’s partnerships, is now available in French
Through this partnership, the Bioforce Institute wanted to make a reference document on best practice in the humanitarian sector accessible to French-speaking aid workers.

11 Oct 2016

An active involvement in several networks and initiatives

Enhances the awareness, knowledge and application of good humanitarian practice among local and international organisations, government staff and affected communities in responding to humanitarian crises.

ALNAP is a unique system-wide network dedicated to improving humanitarian performance through increased learning and accountability.

Improves the effectiveness and impact of assistance to crisis-affected and vulnerable people, by working with humanitarian and development actors on quality, accountability and people management initiatives.

TPF aims to improve access to, and the quality of, training in the international development and humanitarian sector.