Certificate of Advanced Studies – Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Action
The difficulties facing humanitarian actors are growing as crises become more complex and uncertainties more numerous. Adaptation to context, comprehensive and systematic understanding, critical thinking are part of the preconditions in order to develop creativity and set relevant, qualitative and accountable responses.
Professionalism, mastering interdisciplinary knowledge, complementary skills and analytical competences are all required to improve situational intelligence. Soft skills are also essential to ensure adequate behavior, with affected populations, different stakeholders, colleagues, team members, organizational hierarchy.
This 7 weeks intensive certificate aims to reinforce the knowledge and skills necessary to confront current challenges faced by humanitarian actors working in complex environments. It emphasizes on designing adaptive and flexible strategies and projects.
What you can expect from this course
At the end of the CAS, you will have developed the relevant competencies to design and adapt humanitarian strategies and projects in line with the specificities of each context. You will be able to provide coherent, flexible and creative humanitarian responses taking into account ethical issues, the context prerogatives, as well as the humanitarian principles and organization’s mandate.