Sphere Training


May 2021


CAS: Foundations of Humanitarian Action

The Sphere Handbook presents a principled approach to quality and accountability in humanitarian response. This basic training course offers you 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. You will also learn about 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.

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You will learn

how to understand the Humanitarian Charter as a cornerstone of the Sphere Handbook

what the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and the Protection Principles are

what the four technical chapters of the handbook are about

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

Dr. Markus Moke


Dr. Markus Moke

Markus Moke has been a Sphere Trainer since 2012. Together with Aktion Deutschland Hilft and the University of Bochum, he led the project on the translation of the German version of the Sphere handbook. He regularly conducts trainings and simulation exercises on the Sphere standards. He has been a CHS-trainer since 2017.

Leo Frey


Leo Frey

Leo has been working for 10 years in the fields of humanitarian aid, development cooperation and social entrepreneurship in East Africa and Latin America, among others. At Aktion Deutschland Hilft he is deputy head of department for projects and quality assurance. He is a certified Sphere trainer and has been training NGO staff worldwide on standards in emergency relief since 2013.


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

17.5.2021 - 21.5.2021

Online Event

Maximum of 16 attendees

9 of 12 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.