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Sphere’s new online training is a great way to learn about standards in times of pandemic



Sphere’s newly released e-learning course “Sphere in Practice” supports students, humanitarian professionals and anyone who wishes to learn about humanitarian standards in an interactive and engaging way.

On top of being entirely free of charge and soon available in multiple languages, “Sphere in Practice” is designed to adapt to your time availability and needs. You can study at your own pace, completing all lessons in 8-10 hours in total. Between 21 March and 3 May 2021, you will also be able to attend a massive open online course (MOOC), which includes assignments, moderated discussion forums and interactive webinars. Being part of the MOOC will help you exchange with fellow students, discuss with expert practitioners, expand your network and make the most of your learning experience.

The online training is based on the 2018 edition of the Sphere Handbook and reflects the major challenges currently faced by the sector. It features realistic examples from complex and protracted crises, a range of settlement scenarios including urban settings, and covers many topics including Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA). Dynamic links to the Interactive Sphere Handbook will help you connect these scenarios to the guidance provided by Sphere standards.

Registrations for the first edition of the MOOC (March-May 2021) are now closed.
Take the self-paced course instead