Joint Standards Initiative: Global consultation on the future of humanitarian standards
Lois led this five person team for a global stakeholder consultation on the status of humanitarian standards. Conducted in Arabic, English, French and Spanish, onsite visits were carried out in Mexico, Panama, Senegal, Kenya, South Sudan, Lebanon and Egypt for interviews and discussions with humanitarian practitioners and affected communities. The findings were discussed at validation workshops using interactive exercises and video testimonies. The findings of the consultation supported the humanitarian sector in moving towards creating a common humanitarian standard – the core humanitarian standard.