Inclusive Humanitarian Action Programming in line with the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion

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An estimated 15% of the world population experiences a disability, with even higher numbers in conflict and disaster contexts. However, disability is usually still not mainstreamed as crosscutting topic throughout a project. The invisibility during all phases in the humanitarian project cycle results in a lack of protection and exacerbated risks of being excluded from general humanitarian services. 

In this training, participants will gain an understanding of the human rights-based approach to disability and inclusion in humanitarian action in-line with the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action. They will also increase their capacity on programming and coordination that is inclusive of persons with disabilities throughout the humanitarian project cycle and identify possible entry points for change in their programmes and organisations.

Throughout the training, participants will learn about each other’s good practices and lessons learned on inclusive programming.

The training is part of HI’s “Leave no one behind!” project supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

!!Workshop postponed!! New dates are 27-29 March!

You will learn

What a human rights-based approach to disability and inclusion in humanitarian action is in line with the IASC guidelines

Key approaches and must-do-actions for an inclusive approach aligned to the IASC Guidelines

To identify and plan, addressing key gaps and facilitators to inclusion in their own organizational programming, over different steps of the program cycle

How to apply must-do-actions throughout all phases of project cycle with a specific focus on assessment, design/planning, and monitoring and evaluation

How to to plan and/or collect quantitative and qualitative data on disability and understand how such informs inclusive programming

Good practices on inclusive programming

Target group

German-based humanitarian actors and their (local) offices and partners, especially staff members at humanitarian programmatic and technical level. For example, managers, coordinators and technical specialists or officers.


10:00 - 17:00

Day One

Handicap International


The training is organized by Handicap International (HI) as part of the project „Phase 3 – Leave no one behind!“. More information on our project can be found here: 

Handicap International (HI) is a non-profit organisation for humanitarian action and development assistance, active in over 60 countries around the world. We aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion. We strive at improving the situation of persons with disabilities in a sustainable way and support those in need of specific protection.

27.3.2023 - 29.3.2023

22 hours of training


ProviderHandicap Internaitonal