Sphere Training

Fully booked

The Sphere Handbook presents a principled approach to quality and accountability in humanitarian response. This basic training course provides an introduction to the Sphere Handbook with the basic principles of humanitarian aid - the Humanitarian Charter together with the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and the Protection Principles - and the technical standards in the four sectors WASH, food security and nutrition, shelter and settlement, and health. The training focuses on the practical application of the manual in concrete humanitarian situations. To this end, numerous small group exercises are conducted.

The training is designed as face-to-face training. Depending on the current situation, the training can be switched to an online format.

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You will learn

The Humanitarian Charter as a cornerstone of the Sphere Handbook

The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and the Protection Principles

The four technical chapters of the handbook

How to use the Sphere Handbook in the field and office

Target group

Trainees and Juniors in the field of humanitarian response

People with further professional experience in humanitarian response and no/little knowledge of Sphere

Axel Schmidt, Emergency Response Coordinator and Sphere FP Germany, Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Germany (ASB)


Axel is not too smart and a bit naïve, because he still believes that a power shifting, people-centred and inclusive humanitarian approach can make a difference. He often fails but tries his best as ASB’s Emergency Response and Training Coordinator, Sphere Trainer and Co-Focal Point Germany. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu5ZOQ_pY4k&t=30s


* To cover the fees you can upload an educational voucher of the state of NRW during the registration

07.3.2023 - 09.3.2023

Catering included

Maximum of 16 attendees

19 of 10 required registration for this course. You will be informed after registration. Share this course with friends and colleagues to make sure it will be carried out.


ProviderThis training is organized by Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V.