Welcome to the Centre for
Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH)
CERAH is the humanitarian platform in Geneva’s academic environment. In partnership with the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, CERAH offers a variety of training and diplomas and conducting multi-disciplinary research on topics of humanitarian action.
Training in Humanitarian Action
CERAH offers a wide range of comprehensive and specialised advanced training programmes for professionals active in the humanitarian sector. Learn more:
» CERAH training framework and key benefits
» Available programmes and training courses
» Humanitarian distance learning
Research on Humanitarian Action
CERAH's mission is to provide a research platform for researchers from various faculties of the University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute (IHEID) and humanitarian organisations.
» Read more about CERAH's publications and current research project
Events & Conferences
CERAH organises several conferences and workshops all round the year, aiming to bring debates on major contemporary humanitarian challenges and issues to a broader public.
» Learn more about events and conferences
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Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies: one-week courses in Kampala and Geneva
This Thematic Seminar builds the skills required to develop a multidisciplinary, survivor-centered response.More
Book launch: "Famine in Somalia"
Event at the Maison de la Paix, 12:30, 27 April 2016, with author Daniel Maxwell, CERAH's Christophe Golay, Interpeace's Renée Larivière, and CERAH Board President Gilles Carbonnier.More
Discover the humanitarian sector: saving lives and preserving dignity
CERAH's Summer School programme: discover the complex, diverse humanitarian sector.More
ICRC agreement boosts humanitarian training
A new partnership agreement between CERAH and the ICRC acknowledges CERAH’s role as Geneva’s leading centre for humanitarian training and research, strengthens training and research opportunities for ICRC staff.More
An Integrated Teaching Framework
CERAH's educational offer builds on an integrated teaching framework.
CERAH Activity Report 2014-15
The report highlights activities and achievements in the academic year 2014-2015.
of Humanitarian Action
CERAH's research focuses on the scientific underpinning of the humanitarian sector.
Summer School on Humanitarian Action
June 20 - July 8, 2016