Two members of the Osman Consulting team, Moustafa and Hassan recently delivered workshops in Turkey, organised by International Medical Corps and the International Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IMC-IHH). The workshops focused on both the Introduction to Sphere and Sphere for Practitioners. The first workshop provided an introductory session to Sphere and covered all the essential topics included Sphere basics, the Right-based Approach and the Sphere technical chapters. The second workshop proved more intensive with an aim to enhance the effectiveness and quality of humanitarian agencies response to disasters and thus making a significant difference to lives of people affected by disasters.
These workshops are a great way to bring everyone up to speed about Sphere standards without complicated or repeated explanations. The course was very inclusive and worked on enriching knowledge and skills on inclusion which is an issue that should be a must for humanitarian actors. These workshops offered an opportunity to bring humanitarian stakeholders in Istanbul together, to experience first-hand the benefits of applying quality and accountability standards.
Moustafa, the lead trainer, explained that “the main idea was to deliver an interactive training session, and emphasising the importance of using Sphere standards immediately at the time of an emergency. It was also great to have key field staff, emergency coordinators and heads of camps attend the workshops.