Welcome to the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action
CERAH is the humanitarian platform in Geneva’s academic environment. In partnership with the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, CERAH offers a variety of trainings and diplomas and conduces multi-disciplinary research on topics of humanitarian action.
Training in Humanitarian Action
CERAH offers a wide range of comprehensive and specialised postgraduate training programmes for professionals active in the humanitarian sector. Learn more:
» CERAH training framework and key benefits
» Available programmes and courses
» Humanitarian distance learning
Research on Humanitarian Action
CERAH's ambition is to develop opportunities for critical thinking and a platform for researchers from various faculties of the University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute (IHEID) and humanitarian organisations. It is our ambition to undertake research critically assessing humanitarian concepts, policies and practices in order to improve humanitarian responses.
» Read more about CERAH's publications and research projects
Events & Conferences
CERAH regularly (co)organises public events, conferences and workshops, aiming to bring debates on major contemporary humanitarian challenges and issues to a broader public. While these events successfully draw from our location and network in International Geneva, CERAH teaching staff, managers and board members extensively participate in worldwide meetings and conferences on topical issues.
» Learn more about international events and CERAH conferences
Gathering evidence on the diversity of humanitarian “languages”
As part of the Humanitarian Evidence Week, CERAH will explain how the Humanitarian Encyclopedia intends to gather and analyse the diversity of humanitarian “languages”.More
Serri (Sura) Mahmood: ex-equo award winner
We interviewed her about the Challenges of Children Born by ISIS Rape in Iraq.More
Learn as you work
This blended learning course comes to your workplace and it comes with scholarship possibilities. Learn how to design projects and strategies for humanitarian action and apply your new skills in parallel.More
Jessica Ramirez Mendoza: ex-equo award winner
We interviewed her about the Role of First Responders and South-South Cooperation during Eearthquake's Response and ManagementMore