WHO WE ARE
CERAH is a joint Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) - a unique and innovative academic platform for humanitarian action. The Centre has been contributing for the past twenty years to the development of critical thinking and analysis to increase the quality of the humanitarian response, both through education and research.
CERAH offers post-graduate joint degrees delivered by IHEID and UNIGE (a Master, a Diploma and several Certificates of Advanced Studies) as well as Thematic Short Courses (TSC). The highly interactive courses allow participants to analyse a range of issues of high importance to contemporary humanitarianism. They are led by senior academics and experienced humanitarian professionals.
CERAH organizes public events, conferences and workshops with the aim to bringing debates on major contemporary humanitarian challenges and issues, to a broader public than its students and partners.
CERAH's academic staff is also regularly invited to taking part to different international events and fairs and hence, make other actors from the humanitarian action benefit from the Centre's expertise in this field.
A STEPPING STONE IN A PROFESSIONAL CAREER
Batoul KAZWINI's successful story
Follow her stepping stones from Syria through CERAH's Master programme and her commitment with ICRC as delegate in Rwanda - a dream came true.
CERAH is "a platform which allows people to reflect about themselves and use this to go beyond what they've done. Construct something together with other participants combining reflection, theory and practice (...) and be able to immediately put this in practice (...) I am impressed by Badoul",
Director-General of ICRC
Get inspired! Listen to the full testimonial and check the video here
Altruism and Acts of Humanity. 20 years of Humanitarian Education
Oct 30, 2018 Uni Dufour, Geneva - The year 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the CERAH, Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action. On this occasion, a public conference will explore and question the meaning, role, and impact of altruism in humanitarian action.More
Job opening with CERAH
CERAH is looking for a Research Coordinator for the Humanitarian Encyclopedia initiative. Under the supervision of CERAH Director, the Research Coordinator will be responsible for organizing and implementing some of the research activities of the project.More
Book launch - Humanitarian Action and Ethics
Oct 2, 2018, Humanitarium, Geneva - CERAH is pleased to invite you to this conference organized jointly with ICRC, on the moral and ethical dilemmas inherent in the delivery of humanitarian assistance. The conference will be moderated by Hugo Slim, Head of Policy and Diplomacy at ICRC and CERAH lecturer.More
Book launch - Prof Alessandro Monsutti, CERAH President of the Board of Directors
Prof Alessandro Monsutti, CERAH President of the Board of Directors and Chair of Anthropology and Sociology of Development at The Graduate Institute, Geneva is launching "Homo itinerans: la planète des Afghans". The book offers a decentralized perspective of the contemoporary world through a global ethnography of Afghanistan and compiles several individual but different paths of people on the move from and to Afghanistan.More