This module provides the ethical foundation for all humanitarian work by exploring the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence as a framework in which camp management actors should operate, including in challenging situations where a balance between the principles is required.  

The module also introduces the Protection Principles with a focus on Do No Harm. The module also explores the relevance of Codes of Conduct (CoC) as a means of putting the Humanitarian and Protection Principles into practice.  

Linked to the Codes of Conduct, the module develops awareness about Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and practical ways to prevent and respond to it in camps and camp-like settings. 

It is thematically linked to the sessions: 

  • Module 1: Introduction to Camp Management 

  • Module 2: Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Module 4: Gender-based Violence 

  • Module 13: GBV Mainstreaming 



  1. Values and principles associated with the CM role (25 mins)
  2. Where does the Code of Conduct come from? (25 mins)
  3. Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) (30 mins)
  4. How to apply the Code of Conduct in out camp work? (20 mins)
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