what is humanitarian DISTANCE LEARNING (hdl)?

CERAH has developed the Humanitarian Distance Learning (HDL) programme to offer modular, flexible and skills-oriented courses for professionals working or seeking to work in the humanitarian sector, regardless of where in the world they are based. The courses have been designed for humanitarian personnel operating at both head offices and in the field as well as for expatriate and national staff. A special emphasis of the courses is to build competencies amongst national staff in countries in crisis.

The HDL training has been developed building on CERAH's network of partnerships with some of the largest humanitarian organisations as well as drawing on CERAH's extensive experience in teaching and research on humanitarian action since 1998. The HDL forms an integral part of positioning and consolidating CERAH as an internationally recognised, academic and research centre on humanitarian action. 

Online course: Certificate of Advanced Studies: Designing Strategies & Projects for Humanitarian Action

10 ECTS Credits

This unique, highly interactive online distance-learning course offers modular, flexible and skill-oriented continuing education for professionals working in the humanitarian sector, regardless of where in the world they are based. 

Find out more: Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Action

New course dates for 2020-2021 to be announced.

An eight month online course, plus a two week residential course in Uganda. The course emphasizes adaptive and flexible strategies. It focuses on your own working situations and enables you to reflect on your current practices as you learn.


other Distance Learning courses

MOOC Humanitarian Communication: Addressing Key Challenges
ongoing (repeated throughout the academic year)

5 weeks open online course, 3-4 hours per week of work, focusing on the main challenges of communication in humanitarian action and the means to address these challenges.