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 training 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 current research project
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 events and conferences
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
What a great DAS class
This year's DAS has come to an end and 27 students are celebrating. "This is an exceptional class that stands in for every student with a huge lot of solidarity and respect" says Jean-Marc Biquet, DAS coordinator at CERAH.More
Dissertation on violence in urban settings wins 2016 award
“I am aware that this recognition comes with responsibilities and will require dedication to continue enhancing the humanitarian action in the field.” 2016 Swiss Humanitarian Award winner and recent MAS graduate Oscar Felipe Chavez Aguirre discusses his dissertation and future projectsMore
An Integrated Teaching Framework
CERAH's educational offer builds on an integrated teaching framework.
of Humanitarian Action
CERAH's research focuses on the scientific underpinning of the humanitarian sector.
I now feel more confident and comfortable in my position because I better understand the different project designing paths in my organization."
Kouamé ADJOUAMNI was a student of the Certificate of Advanced Studies Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Action.
❯ Read his full testimonial.