Basic Seminar: Sanitation in Humanitarian Assistance

The two-day seminar "Sanitation in humanitarian assistance and reconstruction situations" gives an overview of the special features and the most important aspects in the planning and implementation of sanitation projects in humanitarian emergency assistance and reconstruction situations. How can the primary objective of sanitation in emergency assistance – the safe storage and disposal of faeces – and corresponding hygiene behaviour be ensured quickly and sustainably? Relevant sanitation technologies in emergency and transitional assistance, minimum standards, adapted assessment, monitoring and hygiene promotion approaches will be highlighted on the basis of case studies and typical problems in implementation will be discussed.

The course language is German.


  • Humanitarian emergency assistance at a glance
  • Special features of sanitation in catastrophic situations
  • Assessment and monitoring
  • Hygiene promotion in emergency assistance
  • UN Cluster Approach and the WASH Cluster
  • Minimum Standards and the SPHERE Project
  • Sanitary technologies in emergency and transitional aid
  • Case studies and project experiences


After the seminar, the participants should have an overview of the different aspects of medical care in the event of a disaster, know the basics and methods for implementing projects in the field of humanitarian aid and recognise the importance of medical care in humanitarian assistance projects.

Target group

The target group for this seminar are employees of non-governmental organisations as well as interested parties with a development policy or humanitarian background who carry out projects in humanitarian aid, reconstruction or development cooperation.

If you are interested in participating in a seminar or have questions about the content of the seminar, please do not hesitate to contact us: or call +49 30 419343-44 / -45.