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Sphere emergency training toolkit

Photo  Margaret Almon / Nutmeg DesignsPhoto: Margaret Almon/Nutmeg Designs

Building on the wealth of resources developed by the Sphere community, the Sphere Project office has put together an aimed at supporting such efforts.

The toolkit compiles a number of resources designed by Sphere trainers to quickly bring aid workers (both international and local staff) as well as local officials up to speed on the Sphere Project approach and on how to use Sphere standards.

The tool is meant for organisations, trainers or anyone else willing to carry out Sphere trainings in emergency settings. It includes resources in English, French and Spanish.

The training materials included in the toolkit will help introduce Sphere principles and standards to a public unfamiliar with the Sphere Handbook. They vary in terms of length, presentation and learning approach.

They include:

  • Three full training sessions designed specifically to quickly respond to training needs in an emergency situation;
  • A couple of short training session plans, PowerPoints or exercises that could help trainers design this specific type of workshops.
  • All the resources will need to be adapted according to the context of the workshop, the participants’ needs and the time available.

    This toolkit should not be seen as a final product. It is a first compilation of community-produced tools that are in principle suitable to support Sphere training in emergencies. It will gradually evolve, incorporating new materials received from the Sphere community. Trainers are invited to submit content for the emergency training toolkit and enrich it with their own resources.

    For more resources for training on Sphere, please which currently contains:

  • Training modules on what Sphere is, the Humanitarian Charter and Protection Principles. They were developed by the Sphere Project office and will be revised later this year;
  • Sphere “Technical Sectors” Course materials developed by InterWorks;
  • Plans for training session on the Sphere Handbook designed by participants in Sphere Training of Trainers courses.
  • We invite those interested in sharing their training materials with the Sphere community to contact the Sphere Project office.

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