Sphere Workshop

Sphere Workshop
KUNO is pleased to offer a participatory one-day Sphere Introduction workshop, which is supported by pre-event information, quizzes and short questions two weeks prior the training and a post-event online reflection session that will take about 90 minutes.

Sphere defines, promotes and applies humanitarian principles and minimum standards in four life-saving areas: water, sanitation and hygiene promotion; food security and nutrition; shelter and settlement; and health. Sphere’s flagship publication, the Sphere Handbook (, is one of the most widely known and internationally recognised sets of common principles and universal minimum standards in humanitarian response. Source:

The workshop is meant for anyone working in the HUMANitarian field. It is designed to offer growth of the attitude, skills and knowledge of the participants. A certificate of completion will be provided upon the successful completion of the training program.

In this one-day interactive workshop you will get your Introduction to the Sphere handbook.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Use the Sphere handbook in your daily humanitarian work.
  • Identify the importance of the people-centered and rights-based approach.
  • Explore the qualitative nature of Sphere’s Minimum Standards.
  • Identify Sphere companion standards.
  • Use the technical chapters of the Sphere handbook.
  • Identify how the foundations chapters (the Humanitarian Charter, the Protection Principles and the Core Humanitarian Standard –currently under revision) will compliment your work.

*Lunch and two coffee breaks will be provided.
*Costs: KUNO – members €100, non-members: €250


The workshop will be conducted by Axel Schmidt, ASB’s Emergency Response and Training Coordinator, Sphere Trainer since 2012 and co-Focal Point Germany ( Axel is a Social anthropologist and nurse with seven years of experience in managing humanitarian response in various contexts in Indonesia, South Sudan, Pakistan, Haiti, Tunisia, Liberia, Sudan and Iraq for a wide range of INGOs.


To sign up for this training: please send an email to:

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