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 of 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 take part in different international events and fairs, hence other actors in humanitarian action benefit from the Centre's expertise in this field. 

 

CERAH -

A STEPPING STONE IN A PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Batoul KAZWINI's successful story

Batoul Kazwini
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", 

                        Yves DACCORD

                       Director-General of ICRC

 

Get inspired! Listen to the full testimonial and check the video here 

LATEST NEWS

New Event! Evidence-based humanitarian action: is the humanitarian sector serious about evidence?

18.3.2019

Thursday 28 March 2019 from 6pm- 8pm at the Graduate Institute of International and Development studies, Geneva

Evidence-based humanitarian action: is the humanitarian sector serious about evidence?

An event organised by the CERAH, Centre d’Enseignement et de Recherche en Action Humanitaire, Geneva

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Figure 1: Photograph: © Patrick Brown/UNICEF/Panos Pictures 

 

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CERAH Annual Report

6.2.2019

We are pleased to share the CERAH Annual Report for the academic year 2017-18.  This year the CERAH celebrates 2o years as a unique and innovative academic platform for humanitarian action and its contribution to the strengthening of humanitarian professionals and actors.

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CERAH briefings during Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week #HNPW2019

4.2.2019

We speak of a same word, but often with different understandings/meanings in mind. Can you imagine a simple concept such as "resilience" can be explained in 63 different ways?’

 

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This morning CERAH Director Prof. Doris Schopper, provided a briefing during the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week #HNPW2019

An interactive session will also take place Wednesday, 6th February in Room 16 from 11:00 to 12:30 at the Geneva International Conference Center (CICG) more info here: www.vosocc.unocha.org

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Announcing 2019 Dates for TSC - SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT SETTINGS & EMERGENCIES

7.1.2019

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Next sessions:

MARCH 18 - 22, 2019, GENEVA

September 9 -13. 2019, GENEVA

November 25- 29, 2019, ENTEBBE, UGANDA

We are pleased to announce the 2019 dates for CERAH's much in demand short course on sexual violence in conflicts and emergencies. Combining cutting-edge research and practical experience from experts in the field, the course is tailored to emergency program managers, and one of the few courses to address male and female survivors of sexual violence. Participants in the Uganda session meet with activists from the Refugee Law Project to hear about their experiences first-hand.

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