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.
CERAH has been contributing for the past 20 years to the development of the reflection in humanitarian action, both through education and research.
education in humanitarian action
CERAH offers post-graduate joint degrees delivered by IHEID - UNIGE (Master, Diploma and Certificate of Advanced Studies) for humanitarian professionals as well as Short Thematic Courses (TSC).
Its pedagogical model has been thought and developed around two main purposes:
- offer the necessary theoretical knowledge to complement the professionals' profile evolving in humanitarian settings,
- and respond to their need to adjust to a constantly changing and more and more complex environment
It is based on the logic of transferability of the theoretical knowledge into competencies applied directly in a humanitarian professional environment.
Research on Humanitarian Action
In addition to its training programmes, CERAH is also contributing - through research projects - to the critical analysis and thinking of the humanitarian concepts, policies and practices in order to improve the humanitarian responses.
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
Welcome Mr. President
Prof Alessandro Monsutti is the new President of CERAH's Board of Directors. He is the Head of Anthropology and Sociology of Development at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID).More
The Humanitarian Encyclopedia awarded by ISA
Bangladesh and the Rohingya crisis: what solutions?
The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in collaboration with CERAH are happy to present you their next event that will take place on Thursday, March 15th, 6:30pm at Uni Mail, MR 070.More
Designing an Advocacy Strategy for Humanitarian Action
We are pleased to announce the 2018 date for CERAH's Thematic Short Course (TSC) on Designing an Advocacy Strategy for Humanitarian Action.
April 23 - 27, 2018More
Dialogue with Communities
- April 16 - 20, 2018