How to use the Sphere Handbook… in Ukraine


How to use the Sphere Handbook… in Ukraine

Learn how using the Sphere Handbook can improve quality and accountability in humanitarian response in Ukraine

Будь-ласка знайдіть нижче усі необхідні деталі УКРАЇНСЬКОЮ (Please find the details in UKRANIAN BELOW).

In collaboration with Sphere, RedR UK is organizing an on-line training programme to provide an introduction to the Sphere Handbook to those working or volunteering in the Ukraine humanitarian crisis response. The course explains how people and organisations responding to humanitarian crises can use the handbook to improve both the quality of the assistance they provide and their accountability, particularly to those directly affected by the crisis.

Course Objectives

By the end of the programme (2 modules), participants will be able to: 

  • Explain the Sphere approach ;
  • Summarise the content and structure of the Sphere Handbook ;
  • Demonstrate how adopting the Sphere Approach will help ensure better accountability and quality in our programming;   
  • Give examples of how Sphere minimum standards, indicators, key actions and guidance notes can be applied in practice  ;
  • Identify further sources of information, resources, and support .

Course Structure

  • 1-hour self-paced e-learning
  • 2 x 2-hours facilitated online training sessions
  • 1 hour of reading and self-study

TOTAL learning time: 6 hours

Who should attend?

People involved in the Ukraine humanitarian crisis response with little or no knowledge of Sphere. Learners might be working or volunteering in a wide range of organisations including local government, national and local NGOs, Civil Society Organisations or Community-based Organisations or they might be students who intend to work in humanitarian contexts or disaster management. 

This course is offered for free; on a first come, first served basis, although Sphere shall retain access to the participants’ lists and the right to decide on the participants to be accepted on the training.

How to Join?

If you would like to attend, please register through Eventbrite. You will receive instructions on how to join the course after registration.

The self-paced module will be hosted on Moodle, RedR UK's learning platform. Participants will need to have completed this self-paced module to get access to the on-line facilitated sessions.

The live online sessions are hosted on Zoom. We recommend joining via the Zoom app. Participants may join the training via a browser, although the browser offers limited access to some of the interactive features of the training. Participants will be expected to have a stable internet connection and to actively participate in all facilitated sessions.

What is the language of the training?



Self-paced module: to be completed by XXXX

Facilitated session 1: Tuesday 14th March 2023 at XXXXX

Facilitated session 2: Thursday 16th March 2023 at XXXXX

HPass Badge

Upon completion of the course participants will be eligible to apply for a HPass Badge, a digital indicator of achievement, and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience in the humanitarian sector. You can find more information on HPass Badges here.

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact In case of any complaints, please email

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR UK are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR UK about your needs.



Course Overview

Course Length
3 days
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