EDUCATION & TRAINING

Overview

Professional and Accredited Advanced Training in Humanitarian Action

CERAH offers a wide range of postgraduate courses focused on strengthening in-depth competencies for managers. It provides participants with a strong understanding of the central conceptual and operational aspects of humanitarian action and the capacity to design and operationalize strategic humanitarian responses.

Thematic priorities for CERAH’s courses are chosen in close consultation with CERAH’s academic and humanitarian partners and include, among others, political science, economics, law, public health, geopolitics, sociology, anthropology, project management, communication, international relations and ethics, and are all linked through CRERAH’s interdisciplinary approach.

Offering a variety of courses ranging from 1-week short courses to a 1-year- Master’s programme, CERAH provides flexible and modular opportunities for professionals to deepen their knowledge.

Comprehensive Master and Diploma Programmes

Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action

❯ 10 to 12 months full time (or flexible 2-3 years) / 60 ECTS credits
The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action (MAS) covers all aspects of humanitarian action and allows students also to specialise in 2 areas of their choice. The programme's core objectives focus on the acquisition of theoretical tools and practical skills applicable in present-day humanitarian operations.

Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action

❯ 4 months full-time / 30 ECTS credits
The Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action (DAS) allows humanitarian professionals to reflect on their professional experience and gain new insights as well as analytical skills. The programme provides participants with an overview of conceptual and operational aspects of humanitarian action.

 
 
 
 

Specialised Trainings and Skill Building Courses

CERAH offers a wide range of specialised courses, providing the opportunity for professionals to deepen their knowledge and skills in particular thematic areas of humanitarian action. Course length varies from 1-week short courses to 7-weeks certificates.

Courses on Project Management
in Humanitarian Action

7-week Certificate
❯ Designing Strategies and Projects

1-week Thematic Short Course
❯ Project Cycle Management

Courses on Health & Sexual Violence
in Humanitarian Action

7-week Certificate
❯ Health of Populations affected by Humanitarian Emergencies

1-week Thematic Short Courses
❯ Nutritional Crises: Origins, Consequences, Interventions
❯ Sexual and Reproductive Health
❯ Chronic Diseases
❯ Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies
❯ Health in Humanitarian Emergencies

 
 

Courses on Communication & Negotiation
in Humanitarian Action

7-week Certificate
❯ Communication, Advocacy and Negotiation

1-week Thematic Short Courses
❯ Communication
❯ Dialogue with Communities
❯ Advocacy for Humanitarian Projects in Health
❯ Designing an Advocacy Strategy
❯ Media and Humanitarian Action
❯ Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings

5-week MOOC
❯ Humanitarian Communication: Addressing Key Challenges

 

Humanitarian Distance Learning

HDL Designing Strategies & Projects
in Humanitarian Action

8 months course, including 2 residential weeks in Kampala, Uganda (in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières and Groupe URD)

MOOC Humanitarian Communication:
Addressing Key Challenges

5 weeks open online course, 3-4 hours per week of work, focusing on the main challenges of communication in humanitarian action and the means to address these challenges.