Training humanitarian workers of today and the future in our training centres.

Several thousand people have crossed the threshold of our training centres for over thirty years with the aim of  making their commitment to helping the most vulnerable people worldwide a reality.​​​​​​​


Several thousand people have crossed the threshold of our training centres for over thirty years with the aim of  making their commitment to helping the most vulnerable people worldwide a reality.​

These men and these women who are committed to the humanitarian sector are the reason behind Bioforce's work: to help them shape a well-developed and prepared plan for their commitment to the aid sector, including its context, issues and requirements; to offer them additional skills to help increase the impact of their work. Humanitarian workers of today and tomorrow come to our training centres to find the skills they need to implement effective, relevant, sustainable humanitarian action which adheres to humanitarian principles. Focussed on acquiring operational skills and accredited by aid organisations, our training programmes have a single objective: to ensure everyone is effective and immediately operational to begin their work in support of other people.

"Bioforce enables us to test out our skills in the field, we learn just as much in terms of skills as inter-personal qualities, such as how to respond to stress, how to behave in relation to other people, and I don't think you can experience that anywhere else."

Sophie Eschallier
Student "Responsable Ressources humaines et finances" 2016


IN LYON, IN DAKAR

Certified training courses.

From three months, for more experienced profiles, to three years for those new to the field, accessible through a selection process and exam or accreditation of prior learning (APL), our 16 certified training courses in Europe and Africa.



IN LYON, IN DAKAR

Continual professional development.

Throughout the year, in our centres in Europe, in Africa or via e-learning, we offer training on the key skills required to work or develop a career in the humanitarian sector.

Discover our information and support activities on the dedicated website.


IN LYON, IN DAKAR

Information and support

Planning a career in the aid sector also means understanding the context, the issues and the requirements of this field. The Bioforce team is here to support people who are looking to develop a well-prepared, carefully-considered career plan.

Discover our information and support activities on the dedicated website.

Bioforce undoubtedly played a big part in me getting my first job, the first key step.

« It certainly provided me with theoretical knowledge, but based on a lot of practice, on the reality of a humanitarian crisis, on feeling a bit more ready to head out into the field despite never having set foot there, and it provided technical know-how in certain key areas, such as logistics or project management. What really stood out for me was the group of people on the course. We were extremely diverse yet shared the same common goal to make our humanitarian contribution by trying to do our best, the same drive and commitment. It is an experience which consolidates our ideas of making a humanitarian contribution by showing us that it is very demanding, very complex and in addition to being committed, you need to develop your skills. Bioforce shows you that you need to be prepared on several fronts in order to offer effective humanitarian aid. Bioforce also teaches students to adapt to certain very complex, sometimes risky, contexts, which are always far-removed from normality. »

Pierre-Yves Scotto,
today Head of Office,
DG ECHO delegation in CAR 1989

Throughout the world.

Almost 2,400 graduates and 500 students on assignment worldwide. 157 of them were awarded their diploma in 2016. Discover a selection of them on this map : click to see the full sized image