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

Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies: one-week courses in Kampala and Geneva

Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies: one-week courses in Kampala and Geneva

19.4.2016

This Thematic Seminar builds the skills required to develop a multidisciplinary, survivor-centered response.

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Book launch: "Famine in Somalia"

Book launch: "Famine in Somalia"

18.4.2016

Event at the Maison de la Paix, 12:30, 27 April 2016, with author Daniel Maxwell, CERAH's Christophe Golay, Interpeace's Renée Larivière, and CERAH Board President Gilles Carbonnier.

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Discover the humanitarian sector: saving lives and preserving dignity

Discover the humanitarian sector: saving lives and preserving dignity

14.4.2016

CERAH's Summer School programme: discover the complex, diverse humanitarian sector.

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ICRC agreement boosts humanitarian training

ICRC agreement boosts humanitarian training

7.4.2016

A new partnership agreement between CERAH and the ICRC acknowledges CERAH’s role as Geneva’s leading centre for humanitarian training and research, strengthens training and research opportunities for ICRC staff.

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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