The fundamental of humanitarian action

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Dates: From September 20 to 27, 2021

Location: Lyon, France

Obtain a diploma at your own pace

This skills-based training course is part of a larger diploma course named Humanitarian Programme Manager (HPM): you will thus be joining a group of trainees attending this entire diploma course. If you are interested in this diploma but unable to attend this several-week-long training programme, please note that we offer the possibility to attend its 5 other modules at your own pace.

Audience: Persons already working or willing to work as a manager in the humanitarian sector.

Prerequisites: mandatory Bachelor’s degree B.A. English language level required: B2 minimum (according to European language levels - Self Assessment Grid)


  • To provide participants with thorough knowledge of the humanitarian sector and issues at stake.
  • To know the different categories of actors and their mandates within the sector, how they work together and evolve.
  • To understand legal and ethical framework, Quality & Accountability (Q&A) initiatives.
  • To understand essential challenges facing the humanitarian community

Further information & application:

Bioforce is a unique training and career advisory centre that aims to develop the key skills of those involved in humanitarian and aid programmes. We have been working with major NGOs for more than 35 years, the humanitarian community is involved in creating our training programmes and keeping them cutting-edge. Every year, more than 2500 people get trained or awarded certification with Bioforce.

Fee information

Cost: 850 € (accommodation and food are not including). More information about funding opportunities:

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