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.
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CERAH News

International Symposium ICRC & Ulster University

International Symposium ICRC & Ulster University

14.9.2016

CERAH Director Prof SCHOPPER will speak about sexual violence at the International Symposium of ICRC & Ulster University on Thursday, September 15

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Humanitarian negotiation: Conclusions and Recommendations

Humanitarian negotiation: Conclusions and Recommendations

13.9.2016

The working group arrived at a number of interesting and innovative conclusions and recommendations which the rapporteurs are finalizing for submission to the Annual meeting of Frontline Negotiators and Mediators:

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Project Leader wanted

Project Leader wanted

13.9.2016

The project leader will be responsible for the development of the launch phase and the overall management of the research project "Encyclopedia of Humanitarian Action".

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Preparing the Annual Meeting of Frontline Negotiators and Mediators

Preparing the Annual Meeting of Frontline Negotiators and Mediators

12.9.2016

CERAH Director Prof SCHOPPER chairs today’s working group (WG) “Strengthening the Capacity of Humanitarian Professionals to Engage in Frontline Negotiation and Mediation Activities”

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An Integrated Teaching Framework

Integrated Teaching Framework for Humanitarian Action

CERAH's educational offer builds on an integrated teaching framework.

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CERAH Activity Report 2014-15

CERAH Activity Report 2014-2015

The report highlights activities and achievements in the academic year 2014-2015.

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Research: Encyclopedia
of Humanitarian Action

Geneva Encyclopedia of Humanitarian Action

CERAH's research focuses on the scientific underpinning of the humanitarian sector.

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Summer School on Humanitarian Action

Summer School on Humanitarian Action

June 20 - July 8, 2016

Learn more about the summer school