Improving the quality of humanitarian practice and assuring the accountability of humanitarian actors is increasingly becoming a key aim shared by humanitarian agencies.
This two-day course provides an in-depth look at the SPHERE Project standards for accountability and good practice. Learn about the SPHERE Handbook, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response – the most widely known and internationally recognised set of common principles in the humanitarian sector.
What does the workshop cover?
Blending theory with practice, SPHERE in Practice takes you through good practices in using the SPHERE Project. The main themes of the workshop are the background and purpose of quality and accountability initiatives and how to apply these in humanitarian interventions. Special emphasis will be given to the SPHERE Project and how to apply SPHERE at each stage of the project cycle.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Describe the trends and events that led up to the creation of accountability initiatives
- Explore how to apply the SPHERE handbook as a tool for disaster response
- Describe the structure and content of the SPHERE handbook
- Explore SPHERE’s principles and core standards
- Review how to use the SPHERE handbook at each stage of the project cycle
Who should attend?
Humanitarian practitioners who want to better understand the new SPHERE guide, particularly how to apply the standards and people new to the humanitarian sector who want to improve their understanding of this key humanitarian document.
Available in English
International NGOs: USD 50 per day
National NGOs: USD 25 per day