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Preventing Corruption in Humanitarian Aid

Transparency International Norway and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have developed a basic e-learning course targeting all employees especially programme staff, and partners in humanitarian operations on how to prevent corruption, identify risks and react to corruption. To access a free-of-charge registration is required.

For more information, and to launch the online class, click here.

Ongoing training

Responsibility to Protect toolkit- ICRtoP

The International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect has recently published an 'R2P' toolkit which aims to increase understanding and awareness of the norm as well as support efforts to strengthen national and regional capacities to prevent and halt mass atrocity crimes. This toolkit is primarily targeted to civil society actors wishing to raise awareness of RtoP among civil society organizations (CSOs), academics, media, diplomats, security sector officials and others. We would also encourage portions of this toolkit to be used by governments, the media, parliamentarians, academia, religious leaders and businesses.

To access to tool kit, click here.

DisasterReady.Org - Free online humanitarian training resource is a free and open-to-all online learning platform which offers dozens of cutting edge e-learning courses, live and recorded webinars on key humanitarian issues, and related training resources focused on disaster-preparedness and response. Most of the courses on offer are in English, although some of them are also available in French. To access a free-of-charge registration is required.

For more, click here.

Revised standards for protection work

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has published the second edition of the Professional Standards for Protection Work. Available in English and French, the publication constitutes a set of minimum standards for humanitarian and human rights agencies carrying out protection work in armed conflicts and other situations of violence. The Professional Standards for Protection Work recognize the Sphere Handbook's Protection Principles as "fundamental for every actor providing humanitarian responses, whether or not one regards oneself as a protection actor". The ICRC has made available a 90-minute e-learning course (in English) for those who wish to familiarize themselves with the standards.

For more, click here.

Sphere e-learning course now available online for thousands of NGO staff

The Sphere Handbook in Action e-learning course is now available to thousands of humanitarian workers across the world thanks to a partnership between the Sphere Project and Learning In NGOs (LINGOs), a network of 75 international non-governmental organisations. The Sphere e-learning course aims to increase the understanding and effective use of the Sphere Handbook, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response. In order to achieve this, it allows humanitarian workers to undertake an ambitious training program on Sphere principles and standards in an autonomous manner.

For more information and to see if your organisation has signed on, click here

Alternatively, you can obtain the Sphere Handbook in action e-learning course is available for free for offline and online use from here

To see a short (20 minute) film on what Sphere is and how it has contributed to the humanitarian sector click here