CERAH organises several conferences and workshops all round the year. The events aim to bring debates on major contemporary humanitarian challenges and issues to a broader public. Providing a forum for reflection and debate with researchers and practitioners, the events are typically open to the public and free of charge.

Latest Events and Conferences

Responding to protracted crises: Blurred lines between humanitarian and development aid


Auditorium Pictet, Maison de la paix, Geneva: 18:30 - 20:00

Organised with the support of the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), a joint centre of the Graduate Institute and Université de Genève.

The recent World Humanitarian Summit in Geneva highlighted the need for new, integrated relationships between humanitarian action and development aid, in particular during protracted crises. The timeframes of crisis intervention and the need for principled humanitarian action make this challenging, however. How do the ICRC and the IFRC, the two lead organisations of the “Red Response”, propose to address this? Given the mandates of each organisation, what are the possible tensions and complementarities between humanitarian and development approaches?


Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Yves Daccord, Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross


Doris Schopper, Director, Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH)