EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Diploma IN ADVANCED STUDIES IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION (DAS)

19 weeks / 30 ECTS CREDITS

Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action (DAS)

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The Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) aims to offer professionals a strong understanding of the contemporary humanitarian challenges through a comprehensive overview of conceptual and operational aspects of humanitarian past and present crises. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES 

In terms of knowledge:
• Understand the nature of humanitarian work and its ecosystem
• Understand the foundations of humanitarianism

In terms of skills:
• Critically analyse the concepts and practices of humanitarian action
• Build relevant arguments regarding these concepts and practices
• Define a well-argued positioning

In terms of behaviour/soft skills:
• Provide constructive feedback and criticisms

PROGRAMME

The course is divided in five modules:

M1: Humanitarianisms
M2: Contexts, Actions and Consequences
M3: Revisiting Vulnerability and Needs
M4: Humanitarian Governance, Norms and Principles
M5: The Humanitarians

AUDIENCE

  • Professionals in the humanitarian, development or social sector looking to develop their competencies as well as reflect and capitalise on their experiences
  • Professionals from other sectors who wish to increase their understanding of the humanitarian sector for a potential career change
  • Graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a post-graduate course with a view to entering the humanitarian sector.

CERTIFICATION

30 ECTS credits. Once the students successfully complete the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action's full programme according to CERAH requirements, they obtain a joint degree delivered by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE).

course coordinator

Prof. Karl BLANCHET, CERAH