Learn about Sphere and related topics using your computer or mobile device with these e-learning courses, videos, webinars and other self-study and distance-learning resources.
Sphere e-learning courses
These courses can be accessed via Sphere’s Learning Management System here. They have been created by Sphere and are focused on Sphere topics. On finishing the final module of each course, you may download and/or print a certificate of completion.
The following on-line learning resources are provided by Sphere’s partners in the HSP and can be used to deepen your knowledge in the technical areas of child protection (CPMS), livestock (LEGS), economic recovery (MERS), education (INEE), market analysis (MISMA) and inclusion of older people and people with disabilities (ADCAP) in relation to humanitarian action.
Basic Principles of Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Response
Based on the INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Pack, and developed in coordination with INEE members and Truscribe, this video illustrates conflict sensitive strategies for each of the INEE Minimum Standards five domains:
Community Participation, Coordination and Analysis,
Access and Learning Environment,
Teaching and Learning,
Teachers and Other Education Personnel,
Education in Emergencies Learning is Their Future – Darfuri Refugees in Eastern Chad
After completing this course, you will be able to:
define “accountability to affected people” and identify steps that can be taken to improve accountability to affected people;
explain “taking account”, “giving account” and “being held to account”;
identify why it is important to be accountable to affected people; and
explain what accountability to affected people means in practice, related to real-life actions across the programme cycle.
Introduction to the Core Humanitarian Standard
e-learning1 to 2 hours2018EnglishFrenchArabicSwahiliBy The Academy
Select this course if:
you are a humanitarian at any level;
you do not work for a humanitarian organisation, but you wish to understand why humanitarian organisations act in certain ways; or
you are looking for an overview of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability.
The CHS is integrated into the Sphere Handbook. The intellectual property is jointly held by Sphere, Groupe URD and the CHS Alliance. This course was created by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy in partnership with the copyright owners.
External learning links
For more online humanitarian sector learning opportunities, check out the following external pages.