Welcome to the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action
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 trainings and diplomas and conduces multi-disciplinary research on topics of humanitarian action.
Training in Humanitarian Action
CERAH offers a wide range of comprehensive and specialised postgraduate training programmes for professionals active in the humanitarian sector. Learn more:
» CERAH training framework and key benefits
» Available programmes and courses
» Humanitarian distance learning
Research on Humanitarian Action
CERAH's ambition is to develop opportunities for critical thinking and a platform for researchers from various faculties of the University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute (IHEID) and humanitarian organisations. It is our ambition to undertake research critically assessing humanitarian concepts, policies and practices in order to improve humanitarian responses.
» Read more about CERAH's publications and research projects
Events & Conferences
CERAH regularly (co)organises public events, conferences and workshops, aiming to bring debates on major contemporary humanitarian challenges and issues to a broader public. While these events successfully draw from our location and network in International Geneva, CERAH teaching staff, managers and board members extensively participate in worldwide meetings and conferences on topical issues.
» Learn more about international events and CERAH conferences
High-level recruits in CERAH faculty
The University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute enhance their support through greater involvement of their professors in CERAH's teaching and research activitiesMore
What a beautiful launch
At the launch reception for the Humanitarian Encyclopedia, representatives of the humanitarian sector, academia and friends of the project enjoyed a beautiful flow of keynotes, welcome addresses, cocktails and networking opportunities.More
Encyclopedia Website launched
Breaking! CERAH and partners are gathering in Geneva from June 13 to 15 for three days of collaborative working groups. Right on time the website is up and running.More
CERAH and its partners gather in Geneva from June 13 to 15
Representatives of the Humanitarian sector, academia and civil society gather in Geneva to launch an innovative collaborative project: the Humanitarian Encyclopedia