This free online course is designed to provide non-governmental organization (NGO) staff with an accessible platform for understanding the structure, functions, and various roles within the international humanitarian architecture. This course will provide NGO employees with a road-map for strategic engagement with the architecture and fellow humanitarian actors on the ground in preparation for both sudden-onset emergencies and for participation in humanitarian aid during a protracted crises.

The main audience for this e-learning course is intended to be international and national NGO staff working in humanitarian response. However, other actors within the humanitarian field will also benefit from this tool.

The Building a Better Response e-learning course consists of five units:

·Foundations of Humanitarian Action

·The International Humanitarian Architecture

·The Cluster Approach

·Planning and Funding the Humanitarian Response

·International Law and Humanitarian Standards

Those who complete all five units will receive a certificate from the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard.

FutureLearn is an external organisation that provides a diverse selection of online courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. Courses are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop. All courses are administered entirely by FutureLearn with Concern having no responsibility for content or delivery.

FutureLearn is a private company wholly owned by The Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education.

They have 40 partners from the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. These include many of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, such as the British Council, the British Library, the British Museum, and the National Film and Television School.

L’objectif du cours en ligne Le manuel Sphère en action est d’améliorer l’utilisation efficace du manuel Sphère, La Charte humanitaire et les standards minimums de l’intervention humanitaire.  Aucune qualification académique n’est nécessaire.

Ce module sera bénéfique à tous ceux qui sont impliqués dans l’humanitaire, des novices en matière de standards Sphère au personnel chevronné qui travaille déjà avec eux mais peut bénéficier d’astuces pour les utiliser plus judicieusement.

Parmi les aspects clés du travail humanitaire abordés dans ce module, figurent : la redevabilité envers les populations affectées, les évaluations de besoin, la coordination de l’intervention humanitaire, l’impartialité et la non-discrimination, la protection des populations affectées, la « reconstruction plus sûre », le soin qu’apportent les travailleurs Humanitaires à leur bien-être.

Récemment, ce cours a été mis à jour pour inclure la Norme CHS, qui remplace le chapitre concernant les standards essentiels. Nous avons aussi décomposé le cours en six, pour être plus gérable.

The Sphere Handbook in Action e-learning course aims to strengthen the effective use of the Sphere Handbook, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.

This 15-hour course brings the Handbook to life through the use of realistic scenarios, helping the learner to get acquainted with its core messages and to understand how to use it holistically.

This course has been recently updated to incorporate the CHS, which replaces the Core Standards Chapter in the Sphere Handbook. It has also been made mobile-friendly and has been broken down into smaller, manageable chapters.