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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CERAH News

URD’s biannual review features articles by CERAH people

URD’s biannual review features articles by CERAH people

30.5.2016

The latest edition Humanitarian Aid on the move no17special issue: The World Humanitarian Summit,  features 3 articles written by people closely linked to the CERAH.

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Strengthening Disease Outbreak Response

Strengthening Disease Outbreak Response

27.5.2016

Doris Schopper to chair the final session at a workshop on 'Strengthening Disease Outbreak Response" on 2-3 June 2016.

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International Humanitarian City coperation discussions

International Humanitarian City coperation discussions

26.5.2016

H.E. Moosa al Hashemi, CEO of International Humanitarian City, met with CERAH Director Prof Doris Schopper and Deputy Director Dr Edith Favoreu, to discuss future cooperation in capacity building and training initiatives.

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Statement of Commitments from Humanitarian Scholars at World Humanitarian Summit

Statement of Commitments from Humanitarian Scholars at World Humanitarian Summit

26.5.2016

Istanbul, Turkey – The future of effective responses to humanitarian crises depends on developing a strong base of knowledge about current emergencies, future threats and their contexts...

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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

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