WHO WE ARE

CERAH is a joint Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) - a unique and innovative academic platform for humanitarian action.

CERAH has been contributing for the past 20 years to the development of the reflection in humanitarian action, both through education and research.  

 

education in humanitarian action

CERAH offers post-graduate joint degrees delivered by IHEID - UNIGE (Master, Diploma and Certificate of Advanced Studies) for humanitarian professionals as well as Short Thematic Courses (TSC). 

Its pedagogical model has been thought and developed around two main purposes:

  • offer the necessary theoretical knowledge to complement the professionals' profile evolving in humanitarian settings,
  • and respond to their need to adjust to a constantly changing and more and more complex environment

It is based on the logic of transferability of the theoretical knowledge into competencies applied directly in a humanitarian professional environment. 

 

Research on Humanitarian Action

In addition to its training programmes, CERAH is also contributing - through research projects - to the critical analysis and thinking of the humanitarian concepts, policies and practices in order to improve the humanitarian responses. 

 

Events 

CERAH organizes public events, conferences and workshops with the aim to bringing debates on major contemporary humanitarian challenges and issues, to a broader public than its students and partners. 

CERAH's academic staff is also regularly invited to taking part to different international events and fairs and hence, make other actors from the humanitarian action benefit from the Centre's expertise in this field. 

 

CERAH -

A STEPPING STONE IN A PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Batoul KAZWINI's successful story

Batoul Kazwini
Follow her stepping stones from Syria through CERAH's Master programme and her commitment with ICRC as delegate in Rwanda - a dream came true. 

CERAH is "a platform which allows people to reflect about themselves and use this to go beyond what they've done. Construct something together with other participants combining reflection, theory and practice (...) and be able to immediately put this in practice (...) I am impressed by Badoul", 

                        Yves DACCORD

                       Director-General of ICRC

 

Get inspired! Listen to the full testimonial and check the video here 

LATEST NEWS

Job opening with CERAH: Administrative Assistant

Job opening with CERAH: Administrative Assistant

16.5.2018

Afin de renforcer son équipe de collaborateurs administratifs, le CERAH est à la recherche d’un-e assistant-e administratif-ive (70%), bilingue Français/ Anglais 

 

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Faut pas croire

Faut pas croire

7.5.2018

Dr Valérie Gorin, our CAS Communication, Advocacy and Negotiation Coordinator, was invited to the “Faut pas croire” TV show on RTS1 to talk about humanitarian action, cash transfer and dignity.

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Photovoice

Photovoice

30.4.2018

Dr Anne Golaz, our CAS Health Coordinator, was invited to do the launch speech of the Photovoice exhibition – a participative project that shows the reality of seven female farmers from Nepal. 

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Welcome Mr. President

Welcome Mr. President

18.4.2018

Prof Alessandro Monsutti is the new President of CERAH's Board of Directors. He is the Head of Anthropology and Sociology of Development at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID). 

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The Humanitarian Encyclopedia awarded by ISA

The Humanitarian Encyclopedia awarded by ISA

5.4.2018

The Humanitarian Encyclopedia awarded by the International Studies Association. Congratulations to Dr Simone Lucatello, Dr Oscar Gomez and Dr Clara Egger, our Research Coordinator! 

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