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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ICRC conference: generating respect for IHL
CERAH panelist at ICRC event "Generating respect for international humanitarian law: an African perspective" on August 10, 2016. Register for freeMore
Designning strategies and projects - two flexible course options
Aims to reinforce the knowledge and skills to confront current challenges faced by humanitarian actors working in complex environments.More
Looking for a trainee in communications
You might be the one we are looking for: internship available in our communications departmentMore
Year end ceremony 2015-16
The sun was not our only guest at CERAH's academic year end ceremony. His Excellency Ambassador Alexandre Fasel honoured the event with his presence and an inspiring speech.More
An Integrated Teaching Framework
CERAH's educational offer builds on an integrated teaching framework.
CERAH Activity Report 2014-15
The report highlights activities and achievements in the academic year 2014-2015.
of Humanitarian Action
CERAH's research focuses on the scientific underpinning of the humanitarian sector.
Summer School on Humanitarian Action
June 20 - July 8, 2016