Welcome to the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH)

CERAH is the humanitarian platform in Geneva’s academic environment, offering a variety of training programmes and diplomas, and conducting multi-disciplinary research on topics of humanitarian action. In partnership with the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute (IHEID), CERAH has developed a wide range of courses specifically adapted to the needs of humanitarian professionals. 

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Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies

15.2.2016

CERAH’s one-week intensive course on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies, 25-29 April 2016, equips mid-level or senior managers with an understanding of sexual and reproductive health issues in emergencies.

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"We don’t negotiate with terrorists!” ... but

"We don’t negotiate with terrorists!” ... but

11.2.2016

...in humanitarian settings you sometimes have to… and we can teach you how. The one-week short course ‘Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings’ is designed to help humanitarian programme managers develop skills to enable them to successfully negotiate with a multitude of actors.

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New short courses on humanitarian action and international law

New short courses on humanitarian action and international law

26.1.2016

Two new one-week Thematic Seminars on legal issues related to humanitarian action have been introduced by CERAH: 'International Law and Humanitarian Action' (4 – 8 April 2016) and ‘Special Protection Challenges and International Law (18 – 22 April 2016).

 

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Training Programmes

Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action

Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action

CERAH's Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action (MAS) covers all aspects of humanitarian action while allowing students to specialise in areas of their choice.
 

Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action

Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action (DAS)

The Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action (DAS) allows humanitarian professionals to reflect on their professional experience and gain new insights as well as analytical skills.
 

Certificates of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action

 Certificates of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action

The Certificates of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action (CAS) offer professionals the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and aquire skills in specific areas of humanitarian action.
  

Thematic Seminars

Thematic Seminars

CERAH also offers a series of intensive, one-week Thematic Seminars (TS) on specific subjects of high importance to contemporary humanitarianism.