Certificate of Advanced Studies: 7-week course (10 ECTS credits)

CERAH’s Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS) are 7-week intensive courses, and focus problem-solving in professional realities.

Offering a wide range of specialised CAS courses, CERAH provides the opportunity for professionals to deepen their knowledge and skills in particular thematic areas of humanitarian action. The CAS courses are designed for programme and team managers to improve their competencies and leadership in defining and implementing specific strategies, while focusing on problem-solving in professional realities.

Communication, Advocacy and Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings
April 9 - May 25, 2018

Communication during aid action projects confronts several important challenges. Humanitarian workers need to, often simultaneously, build positive relations with the affected populations, authorities and journalists, raise awareness and support, as well as lobby the cause they defend.

Thematic Short Courses: 1-week courses (2 ECTS credits)

CERAH’s Thematic Short Courses (TSC) are 1-week intensive courses, and focus on specific issues relevant to humanitarian practitioners.

These highly interactive courses allow participants to analyze a range of issues of high importance to contemporary humanitarianism. They are led by senior academics and experienced humanitarian professionals, who guide students to develop their analytic skills and acquire practical tools.

Communication in Humanitarian Settings
December 4 - 8, 2017

Analyse the humanitarian communication environment, differen- tiate communication from information and understand opportu- nities and challenges brought by new media. Learn how to de ne a basic communication strategy.

Advocacy for Humanitarian Projects in Health
January 8 - 12, 2018

Improve your skills and discover new tools to develop effective advocacy strategies for humanitarian interventions in the area of health.

Dialogue with Communities
April 16 - 20, 2018

Develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of challenges, opportunities and limits of the dialogue with com- munities, its theoretical basis and its practical implementation with a focus on communication aspects.

Designing an Advocacy Strategy for Humanitarian Action
April 23 - 27, 2018

Develop strategic skills to better analyse speci c contexts, map stakeholders, and design effective advocacy strategies in support of operational humanitarian projects.

Media and Humanitarian Action - Approaches and Challenges
April 30 -  May 4, 2018

Develop a global knowledge and understanding of the media landscape in humanitarian settings. Analyse the existing ap- proaches and challenges in order to optimize the interactions as aid actor.

Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings
May 14 - 18, 2018

Enhance your negotiation skills, including in crisis situations, by taking a strategic approach and understanding challenging humanitarian contexts.

Massive open online course (mooc): 5-week online course

CERAH’s MOOC is a 5-week open online course that requests 3-4 hours per week.

The MOOC addresses persons who work in humanitarian contexts or take part in humanitarian responses, as well as people interested in communication in humanitarian contexts.

Humanitarian Communication: Addressing Key Challenges
repeated throughout the year

Communication in humanitarian settings is key to ensuring effective key programme implementation and beneficiaries' satisfaction. This course allows participants to gain some of the competencies by focusing on the main challenges of communication in humanitarian settings and the means to address these challenges.