Partners are the DNA of CERAH. As an academic centre jointly operated by the University of Geneva and the Geneva Graduate Institute CERAH has a long established partnership approach. These partnerships allow spaces for reflexion, co-learning and co-creation. CERAH  partners can be both: users as well as contributors. 6 types of partnership area co-exists within CERAH.

Srategic and conceptual Partners

The strategic partners are the institutional members of the Board of Directors:

    • University of Geneva (UNIGE) Faculties: Earth and Environmental Sciences / Education / Law / Medicine / Theology / Translation and Interpreting
    • The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
    • International Organizations: ICRC / MSF
    • Governments: Agency of Swiss Development and Cooperation (SDC)


Are considered, as conceptual partners, the institutions that partcipate in the conceptualisation of training, by being invested in scientific committees and / or in the co-ordination of mechanisms.

    • United Nations Agencies: WHO / UNDP / UNFPA / UNHC
    • International Organizations: International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE) / Global Migration Centre (GMC) / CHS Alliance / CDAC Network / ICRC / Geneva Call / Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion / MSF Switzerland / Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) / URD Group
    • Universities and Research Centres: HEC Geneva / Inzone project / Faculty of Medecine, Geneva / Sociology Department Geneva

education and research partners

The pedagogical partners are organizations and institutions that either participate at the conceptualization/ and/ or creation of teaching material either provide teaching at CERAH:

    • United Nations Agencies: OCHA / UNDP / UNHCR / UNFPA / WHO
    • International Organizations: Conflict Dynamic / CHS Alliance/ CPH / Handicap International / ICRC / IFRC / MSF / SPHERE Project / Terre des Hommes / Transparency International / URD Group
    • Governements: Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DFAE), Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation (SDC)
    • Universities and Research Centres: Executive Education / FORMEV Geneva / Moodle and Charmilo Services Geneva
    • Ohter Institutions: ACAPS / FAPSE / La Roseraie / Omoana  House / Same Skies

The research partners are organizations that participate at the conceptualization of research project, and/or at the methodological development. 

Within the project of the Humanitarian Encyclopedia, CERAH has 2 types of strategic partners: the Advisory Board and the Scientific Committee.

PROMOTION and financial PartnerS

    • United Nations Agencies: UNFPA
    • International Organizations: ICRC / MSF / National Red Cross / TropEd / URD Group
    • Universities and Research Centres: PHAP / Executive Education Geneva 


    • Governments: Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation (SDC) / Service de la Solidarité Internationale Geneva
    • Foundations: Swiss National Science Foundation (FNS) / OAK Foundation / Wilsdorf Foundation
    • Universities: University of Geneva / The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies