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The Sphere Handbook presents a principled approach to quality and accountability in humanitarian response. This basic training course provides you with 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. Therefore, you will take part in numerous small group exercises .

The training is part of aha's certification scheme and can be credited towards a Certificate of Advanced Studies in "Foundations of Humanitarian Action".

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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


13:00 - 18:00

Day 1

Introduction to the Sphere Project and the Sphere Handbook (Edition 2018)

Humanitarian Charter

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 Frey has a broad experience as a trainer in the humanitarian and development field, with expertise in multiple sectors among others WASH, Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods. Since 2013 he is conducting regular Sphere trainings in Germany. His workshops are based on methods supported by current neurocognitive studies highlighting participants’ involvement, physical activity, extensive use of visualization techniques, and a high level of variation between different sessions.

Aninia Nadig


Aninia Nadig

Aninia is self-employed and works as a trainer, auditor for humanitarian organizations and expert for the concrete implementation of humanitarian standards. She previously worked for Sphere and CHS Alliance for many years. She studied political science and international relations and worked on migration issues for a long time before turning to humanitarian standards. Aninia lives near Geneva.


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

19.6.2024 - 21.6.2024

21 hours of training

Catering included

Maximum of 16 attendees

16 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.