Welcome to the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action
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 trainings and diplomas and conduces multi-disciplinary research on topics of humanitarian action.
Training in Humanitarian Action
CERAH offers a wide range of comprehensive and specialised postgraduate training programmes for professionals active in the humanitarian sector. Learn more:
» CERAH training framework and key benefits
» Available programmes and courses
» Humanitarian distance learning
Research on Humanitarian Action
CERAH's ambition is to develop opportunities for critical thinking and a platform for researchers from various faculties of the University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute (IHEID) and humanitarian organisations. It is our ambition to undertake research critically assessing humanitarian concepts, policies and practices in order to improve humanitarian responses.
» Read more about CERAH's publications and research projects
Events & Conferences
CERAH regularly (co)organises public events, conferences and workshops, aiming to bring debates on major contemporary humanitarian challenges and issues to a broader public. While these events successfully draw from our location and network in International Geneva, CERAH teaching staff, managers and board members extensively participate in worldwide meetings and conferences on topical issues.
» Learn more about international events and CERAH conferences
Scale up your career in 2017/18
Applications are still open for the upcoming Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action, a 10 months fulltime programme for professionals (60 ECTS)More
Summer School on Humanitarian Action
CERAH organizes a summer school for under-graduate and graduate students who would like to understand the characteristics and challenges of humanitarian action. Come participate in Geneva from June 19 to 30, 2017More
Panel on Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys
Expert panelists will break the silence on sexual violence perpetuated against men and boys. The not-to-be-missed event on March 23, co-sponsored by the Swiss Agency for Development Coordination, ICRC, UNHCR and CERAH.More
New visual identity
CERAH's flagship research project proudly wears its brandnew logo. The new visual identity will allow partners, co-creators, contributors and beneficiaries to better identify with the Humanitarian Encyclopedia.More