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The LEGS Training Programme

LEGS aims to improve the quality and livelihoods impact of livestock-related projects in humanitarian situations.

All LEGS trainings equip practitioners with a better understanding of – and ability to use – the LEGS approach.

To complement the full LEGS Core Training, our e-modules are short online courses that provide topic-specific information and analysis for deeper dives in priority areas, or a refresher for those already applying the LEGS approach.

Discover the e-modules:

LEGS E-Module on Drought

Drought is one of the most frequent natural disasters and affects around 55 million people every year, threatening livelihoods, increasing the risk of livestock disease and death, and fueling mass migration.

The Drought e-Module aims to support livestock and humanitarian practitioners responding to drought emergencies. It has been designed for those who have attended the 3-day LEGS Core Training course, complementing the training and providing additional information and analysis for planning and implementing emergency response in drought contexts. It builds on the LEGS Drought Tool (available on the Publications page).

The LEGS Drought e-Module uses a self-paced, interactive methodology, so you can complete it in your own time. It takes a total of around four hours to complete.

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The LEGS Drought e-Module is available free of charge.

Registration may be required. If you have already completed the LEGS Core Training – Online (LCT-L) course you will already be registered and will need to log in. You will not need to re-register.  

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LEGS E-Module on Gender

Women play a key role in livestock production and management throughout the world. Natural disasters affect men and women differently and a thorough understanding of gender roles, responsibilities and power relationships is necessary to ensure that women’s needs, as well as men’s, are met in humanitarian responses, and that gender inequities are sufficiently acknowledged and addressed.

The LEGS Gender Module complements the LEGS Core Training and provides additional information and analysis to better equip practitioners to address gender issues in the planning and implementation of emergency response.

It is designed for all who are involved in planning and implementing livestock-based responses in emergencies.

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The Module takes around 30 minutes to complete, and is available free of charge on both of the online learning platforms below. Registration is required.

Kaya, the Humanitarian Leadership Academy’s online learning platform

the Humanitarian Standards Partnership online learning platform, hosted by Sphere.

LEGS Refresher E-Module

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The LEGS Core Training course (both in-person and online) is designed to build the capacity of livestock experts and humanitarian specialists in livestock-based emergency response planning and implementation. The Core Training provides detailed guidance on the contents of the LEGS Handbook and the steps of the LEGS approach to emergency livestock response planning.

This LEGS Refresher e-module is aimed at those livestock and humanitarian practitioners who have already attended a LEGS Training course and have been applying the LEGS approach in their country or region. It provides a rapid and practical recap for applying the LEGS Handbook and tools in emergency situations. It assumes a working knowledge of disaster management, disaster risk reduction and a livelihoods approach.

This e-module can also offer a useful quick introduction to the LEGS approach for newcomers, although we recommend attending the full Core Training course for more detailed information.

The LEGS Refresher e-Module uses a self-paced, interactive methodology, so you can complete it in your own time. It takes a total of around one and a half hours to complete. Note that you have to complete each section in order to move forward through the course.

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The Module takes around 90 minutes to complete, and is available free of charge on the Humanitarian Standards Partnership online learning platform, hosted by Sphere. Registration is required.