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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International Humanitarian Law course

International Humanitarian Law course

29.8.2016

Organized by the ICRC and CERAH, this immersive five-day course in international humanitarian law (IHL) is open to humanitarian practitioners who wish to become acquainted with the legal framework applicable to armed conflict.

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ICRC conference: generating respect for IHL

ICRC conference: generating respect for IHL

2.8.2016

CERAH panelist at ICRC event "Generating respect for international humanitarian law: an African perspective" on August 10, 2016. Register for free

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Designning strategies and projects - two flexible course options

Designning strategies and projects - two flexible course options

11.7.2016

Aims to reinforce the knowledge and skills to confront current challenges faced by humanitarian actors working in complex environments.

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Looking for a trainee in communications

Looking for a trainee in communications

24.6.2016

You might be the one we are looking for: internship available in our communications department

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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