December 6, 2023
The Sphere ToT is organized by a joint initiative of the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), SOS Children’s Village Ethiopia (SOS CVE), and the Accountability to the Affected Population Working Group (AAP-WG) in Ethiopia. The joint initiative already organized five Sphere and CHS workshops in October and November 2023 in Ethiopia. Accordingly, 91 (17 female) humanitarian professionals from 33 organizations and agencies were trained. This ToT is a continuation of the joint initiative and is organized for a selected group of 14 (6 female) participants to become listed Sphere trainers in Ethiopia eventually.
Goal and Aim
Sphere Training of Trainers (ToT) aims to develop humanitarian professionals’ knowledge, attitude, and skills in training, promoting, and applying Sphere Minimum Humanitarian Standards. The two overarching aims of the ToT include:
1) to reinforce participants’ understandings and applications of Sphere Handbook as a humanitarian tool for quality and accountability, and
2) to equip participants with the basic facilitation skills and adult learning principles that help them design and run a sphere learning event.
Who are the Organizers?
• The Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) is a coalition of 14 NGOs that have joined forces to provide humanitarian assistance to people and communities worldwide. Working in partnership with local NGOs and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DRA strives to enhance the impact of the humanitarian work undertaken by international, national, and local NGOs.
• SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia (SOS CVE) is a non-governmental, non-political, non-denominational charitable child welfare organization affiliated with SOS Children’s Villages International, the largest child development organization for children in the world. SOS CVE humanitarian response program (HRP) has been implementing various projects in Ethiopia’s North Wollo, North Shewa, Shebelle, and East Hararghe zones.
• The Accountability to the Affected Population Working – Ethiopia (AAP WG-E), also known as the Inter-Agency Accountability Working Group – Ethiopia (IAAWG-E), is a collaborative network primarily comprised of agencies operating in Ethiopia that aims to adhere to the CHS, Sphere, and the Humanitarian Partnership Standards (HSP) as a whole. The network was established in Addis Ababa in 2009 by organizations intensely interested in promoting accountability in humanitarian and development work using the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) standards. Led by the International Organization for Migration, the WG works with the Ethiopia Humanitarian Country Team and Inter-Cluster Coordination Group to strengthen collective accountability in the humanitarian response.
December 6, 2023