Sphere India is a National Coalition of Humanitarian, Development and Resilience Actors in India. The strategic outreach of 155 full members includes key nodal organizations from UN, INGOs, National NGOs, CSR , Academic Institutions, Sector Networks, Expert Individuals, and State IAGs/Networks. The local outreach is evolving with 805 associate members as Sphere India Locally Empowered Organisations Network (LEON)  and 1,80,000 community volunteers (CDRF -Community Disaster Response Force) mapped for varied capacities all over India. Sphere India facilitates multi stakeholder coordination, knowledge & capacity sharing and collaborative advocacy for enhancing accountability to affected and at-risk population.

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Our Work

May 2022

Heat Wave 2022

In response to severe heatwave situations across several states of India in April, Sphere India with partners’ and local organizations’ support conducted a Joint Rapid Needs Assessment. The assessment was done in highly-affected districts of Bihar, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The assessment report gives a picture of how the basic facilities like WASH, health, shelter, housing, education, and livelihood were affected by the prolonged and frequent heatwave.

July 2021

Bihar Floods

Due to incessant rainfall in the state of Bihar, several river basins across 15 districts have been flooded, affecting more than 8 lakh people in 72 villages. The three most affected districts were East Champaran, West Champaran and Muzaffarpur. Sphere India, in collaboration with UNICEF field office and IAG Bihar mobilized volunteers in the affected districts and carried out Joint Needs assessment to identify the overall damage, emerging needs and immediate actions required.

July/August 2021

Maharashtra Floods

Torrential rainfall in various parts of the state since 22nd July coinciding with high tides and discharge from dams led to floods and landslides across multiple districts in Maharshtra. Maharashtra PECOnet initiated the JRNA exercise to understand the most urgent needs in highly affected districts, by engaging 100 plus local volunteers from Maharashtra PECOnet member organizations with the technical support from RedR India, Sphere India and Unicef field office.

Humanitarian Outreach

  • 155 MEMBERS

Core Sectors

  • Health
  • WASH
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Education
  • Protection
  • Shelter


Twitter Updates

Sphere India makes an active presence on Twitter to share knowledge and profess collaborations between our Member organisations, Knowledge Partners, UN Agencies, Government, Civil Society Organisations, Private Sector, CSRs, Academia, and Media. Follow Us on Twitter to receive notifications regarding upcoming events and consultations. Click Here 

Samanvay- Monthly Bulletin

Sphere India publishes its Monthly Bulletin “Samannvay”, covering the highlights of regular collaborative programs of Sphere India along with feature stories and updates from key stakeholders: Members, IAGs, Government, Volunteer Network etc. Read Here


National & Regional Consultations

Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Sphere India solicit your participation to the National Consultation and 4 Regional Consultations on Futuristic Collaborations for Collective Impact.

Join us on 26th February 2022, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
You can also register for online participation 

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Our Evolving Nexus



I'm extremely impressed with Sphere India’s extensive experience and capacities across 155 member organizations 805 associate members and 1.8 lakh community volunteers. With a goal of 1 million trained volunteers this is truly a locally empowered network and extremely impressive

Mr. Shombi Sharp, Resident Coordinator (India), UN

Work that Sphere India does overarches the efforts done by the government by establishing a connection with the community through the networks of NGOs, in this realm Sphere India is doing a great job

Major General Kumar Bindal, Former Executive Director, NIDM

Sphere has set some gold standards when it comes to preparedness, response, resilience building, and community participation. Almost every aspect of work in the humanitarian space have been touched by this network and I know that we have the capability and the intent to walkthrough collectively

Mr. Mohammed Asif, Chairperson of Executive Committee, Sphere India