Sphere Standard Training to Humanitarian Practitioners and Local Level Representatives

  Nov 11, 2021

The three days Sphere Standard training on  Sudurpaschim Province was organized by DPNet-Nepal under Chhemata Avibridhhi(Capacity enhancement for DRR&M project) with the support of USAID, Tayar- Nepal to  capacitate the local level governments and humanitarian Practitioners in localizing and maintaining the minimum humanitarian standard. The venue of the program was onRubus Hotel, Dhangadi on Oct 30 to Nov 1, 2021.  Altogether 17 participants ( 7 Women, 10 Men )were from Dang-Tulsipur Sub- Metropolitan,  Kailali, Lamki Chuha, and Godawori Municipality. The training opening session was started with the welcome speech of Ms.Santona Devkota of DPNet Nepal.The three days training was facilitated by the  Sphere ToT graduates Mr. Bishnu Prasad Timilsina,Ms. Shakti Gurung and Ms. Santona Devkota K.C.

The training was initiated with the introduction of the program, participants, and objective sharing.

This training was ensuring participants are able to implement projects using the Sphere Standards handbook and minimum humanitarian standard in the field for humanitarian assistance during emergencies as per the Sphere Standard.

The training objectives were:

● implementing Sphere Standard during emergency response

●  Explain protection principles, humanitarian principles, and CHS

●To implement Sphere technical standards in the WASH, Shelter, Food and security, and Health sector during emergency preparedness and

Sessions on day1 - There were included sessions on STP-3, what is a sphere- standards in context; STP-6 Core Humanitarian Standard, STP -7; WASH, STP-8; Food Security and Nutrition, STP- 11; using sphere in practice.

On day 2 - It was introduced about STP- 9; Shelter and Settlement, STP-10; Health, STP- 14; Sphere and MEAL, STP-15; Prevention from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), STP-16; Sphere and Coordination.

On day 3rd-  STP -12; Sphere and Program Cycle, STP- 17; Sphere, Cash, and Market, STP-18; Sphere and the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, STP-19; Advocacy, realizing the full potential of Sphere and STP-20; Evaluation and wrap up. It was further discussed about the concept of GESI and GESI in Emergency GESI mainstreaming in Humanitarian Response and DRR

At the closing session, the two participants shared their learning and experience about the training and thanked DPNet-Nepal for providing this important training opportunity. They said that Sphere training is very important in the municipality to preparedness/ response and relief program. So they did the commitment to orient the team by convincing the authority at the municipality level to implement the Sphere standard. They further said they would develop a plan for response and relief based on Sphere Standard. and express their commitments to maintain the minimum Sphere Standard during emergency response at their local level.

Mr. Surya BahadurThapa, President of DPNet- Nepal distributed the training certificate to the participants. In the closing remarks, he introduced about the DPNet and four thematic area under this. He further shared the working area of DPNet in knowledge management, capacity building, policy advocacy and coordination and networking. He further shared that the sphere headquarter is at Geneva and DPNet is a focal organization for Sphere in Nepal. Finally, he wished the participants good luck with their plan and program localizing and maintaining the minimum humanitarian standard, and  gave vote of thanks to facilitators and participants of the training and closed the program.