DPNet-Nepal in coordination with Sphere Coordination Committee, Nepal

Announces the five days Sphere Handbook Training of Trainers

Background Information

The effectiveness of any humanitarian response depends on its quality of services and accountability of action. Sphere, a movement that started in 1997 by a group of humanitarian professionals aiming to improve the quality of humanitarian work during disaster response, marked the 20th anniversary of Sphere Handbook. New guidance for working in urban settings, addressing minimum standards in protracted crisis and for delivering assistance through markets as a way to meet the standards have been included in the handbook. Humanitarian organizations have a significant role to improve the quality of services especially for the people at risk such as living with extreme poverty, social exclusions, gender constraints, and ignorance.

New edition of Sphere handbook- 2018 promotes an inclusive and integrated approach of humanitarian response. In early 2019, a new Sphere Training Package was released which includes five days’ worth of materials for in-person training workshops.

Disaster Preparedness Network-Nepal (DPNet-Nepal), the secretariat of Sphere Nepal is now inviting you to apply as participant for “2018 Sphere Handbook- Training of Trainers”. With a capacity to accommodate 22 TOT participants, 10 seats have been already blocked by supporting national/international agencies. As such DPNet is inviting application for rest 12 seats under open category.  There is no workshop participant fee. However, the course is non-residential, and you must make your own arrangements for travel, accommodation, evening meals and others. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, water and training materials will be provided at the training venue.

Selection Criteria

Expecting a high volume of applications, a selection process will be in place. Participants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Good understanding of the humanitarian standard, including Sphere standard.
  • Experience in participating/conducting humanitarian workshops
  • Experience in implementing the humanitarian standard in the field; and
  • Knowledge of adult learning methods and proven training and facilitation skills.

Preference will be given to applicants who have already attended a humanitarian/Sphere workshop.

Application Process

Interested participants are requested to send the filled application form to with a subject title “Application for Sphere Handbook 2018 ToT”. A letter of endorsement from supervisor would be preferred confirming their support for your participation in this ToT.

Additional Information

Training dates: February 9th to 13th, 2020

Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal

Registration deadline: 27th January 2020

Contact email id:

Contact No: +977-14672165

Lead Facilitator: Mr. Subhashis Roy

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