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 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. 

Latest News

Johanna Estermann is awarded the Swiss Humanitarian Award

Johanna Estermann is awarded the Swiss Humanitarian Award

16.10.2014

This academic year, the CERAH is delighted to announce that our Master student Johanna Estermann was granted the Swiss Humanitarian Award for her distinctive dissertation “Towards a convergence of humanitarian and development assistance through cash transfers to host communities. A case study on Wadi Khaled and Akroum - Akkar district, Lebanon". Congratulations to the happy winner and warm thanks to CERAH's long lasting partner, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, founder of this award. Find out more in an interview with Johanna Estermann...

 

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Communication, Advocacy and Negotiation

13.10.2014

Are you a humanitarian professional interested in developing your communication skills?
Are you working in communications, information and/or advocacy  and interested in joining the aid sector?

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Upcoming public conference on November 10, 2014.

8.10.2014

Responding to sexual violence in conflict: can we do better?

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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.