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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URD’s biannual review features articles by CERAH people
The latest edition Humanitarian Aid on the move no17, special issue: The World Humanitarian Summit, features 3 articles written by people closely linked to the CERAH.More
Strengthening Disease Outbreak Response
Doris Schopper to chair the final session at a workshop on 'Strengthening Disease Outbreak Response" on 2-3 June 2016.More
International Humanitarian City coperation discussions
H.E. Moosa al Hashemi, CEO of International Humanitarian City, met with CERAH Director Prof Doris Schopper and Deputy Director Dr Edith Favoreu, to discuss future cooperation in capacity building and training initiatives.More
Statement of Commitments from Humanitarian Scholars at World Humanitarian Summit
Istanbul, Turkey – The future of effective responses to humanitarian crises depends on developing a strong base of knowledge about current emergencies, future threats and their contexts...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