The overall purpose of this module is to help learners understand and apply fundamental elements of the CCCs.

Learning objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

    Describe the background to the CCCs, in particular: the elements of the CCCs, the four pillars of humanitarian reform, what the cluster approach is and how it is activated.
    Explain the framework, principles and accountabilities
    Recall the programme commitments
    Recognise the operational commitments


This course is suitable to all humanitarians of any level of seniority, of technical or non-technical background, who want to learn the basics about the subject.


It should take you about two hours to complete this self-paced course.


This is a single elearning module. The full course - only availabe on the Agora platform - includes additional modules and resources.


PHAP Credentialing Program: Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem. 

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This video will help you prepare for the PHAP Credentialing Program certification in Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem.

In particular, the course addresses segment 1.7 of the certification assessment outline. It also addresses some aspects of segment 3.3.

Read more about the PHAP Credentialing Program