EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

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Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in  Humanitarian Action

15 September, 2020 - 31 August, 2021

60 ECTS CREDITS

This Executive Master programme is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary postgraduate course on humanitarian action.  The course provides current and future humanitarian professionals with the conceptual and practical tools necessary to optimize responses to contemporary crises.

Objectives
At the end of the Master, students will be able to critically analyse humanitarian responses through a good understanding of the concepts of humanitarian action and use management and strategy tools to develop, coordinate and evaluate a humanitarian response.

Find out more about the Master's programme here.

  • Deadline for 2020-2021 applications: 30 June, 2020.
  • Scholarship application deadline: 29 February, 2020. 

 

DIPLOMA OF ADVANCED STUDIES (DAS) IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION

15 September - 17 December 2020

30 ECTS CREDITS

This course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the main conceptual aspects of humanitarian action, and the capacity to critically analyse humanitarian contexts, responses and transversal issues. 

  • Four month full time course on humanitarian concepts and contemporary challenges to humanitarian practice.
  • One week research methodology.
  • Research paper: to submit in January.
  • Deadline for 2020-2021 applications: 30 June, 2020.
  • Scholarship application deadline: 29 February, 2020.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN HEALTH OF POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES

Seven weeks

20 April - 5 June, 2020

10 ECTS CREDITS

This course explores how and why maintaining and improving the health of populations affected by emergencies lies at the heart of humanitarian preparedness and response.

Registration deadline: 10 March, 2020 for people needing a visa OR 30 March, 2020 for EU citizens

 

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION, ADVOCACY AND NEGOTIATION

Seven weeks

20 April, 2020 - 5 June, 2020

10 ECTS CREDITS

This course explores how and why clear and efficient communication is essential to the success of projects carried out in humanitarian settings.

Registration deadline: 10 March, 2020 for people needing a visa OR 30 March, 2020 for EU citizens

 

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN DESIGNING STRATEGIES AND PROJECTS FOR HUMANITARIAN ACTION

Seven weeks

3 February - 20 March, 2020 (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

10 ECTS CREDITS

This course aims to improve humanitarian professionals' competencies and leadership in defining and implementing specific strategies, with a problem-solving approach. 

 

eXECUTIVE SHORT COURSES

One week - 2 ECTS Credits

Deadline: 6 weeks before course start date for students needing a VISA or 2 weeks before course start date for EU students.

 

Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies  (16 - 20 March 2020, Geneva; 21-25 September 2020, Geneva; 22- 27 November 2020, Uganda)

Participatory Approaches with Crisis-Affected Communities (27 - 30 April, 2020 and 12 to 16 April, 2021)

Designing an Advocacy Strategy for Humanitarian Action (4 - 8 May, 2020 and 19 to 23 April, 2021)

Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Contexts (4 - 8 May, 2020 and 3 to 7 May, 2021)

Climate Emergency and its Impacts on Health (11-15 May, 2020 and 10 to 14 May, 2021)

Media and Humanitarian Action (11 - 15 May, 2020 and 26 to 30 April, 2021)

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crises (18 - 22 May, 2020 and 17 to 21 May, 2021)

Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings (25 - 29 May, 2020 and 24 to 28 May, 2021)

Health System Assessment in Humanitarian Crises (29 June - 3 July, 2020 and 28 June - 2 July, 2021)

Humanitarian Project Cycle Management (18 - 22 January, 2021)

Introduction to Health in Humanitarian Crises (new dates for autumn 2020 to be announced)

Field epidemiology in Humanitarian Crises (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

Advocacy for Humanitarian Projects in Health (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

Livelihood and Cash Transfer Interventions in Humanitarian Action (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

Protection in Humanitarian Action (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

Managing Staff in Humanitarian Crises  (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

HUMANITARIAN DISTANCE LEARNING

HDL Designing Strategies & Projects in Humanitarian Action

Eight-month blended learning course, including 2 residential weeks in Kampala, Uganda

7 September, 2020 - 7 May, 2021

10 ECTS CREDITS

CERAH has developed a Certificate of Advanced Studies 'Designing Strategies & Projects for Humanitarian Action' that is studied remotely. The modular, flexible and skills-based course is ideal for managers working in the humanitarian sector who want to enhance their existing skills particularly in the areas of project management, partnerships, collaborative leadership and gender & diversity.  This eight month course  is studied remotely, taking eight hours per week.  In addition the remote work is complemented by a two week, intensive, residential course in Uganda.

  • Registration deadline: 30 June, 2020
  • Scholarship deadline: 30 April, 2020

MOOC - Humanitarian Communication: Addressing Key Challenges

Five week 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.