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Testimonials

Read testimonials from both lecturers and students about CERAH's wide range of comprehensive and specialised advanced trainings for professionals active in the humanitarian sector.

 

LECTURERS

Prof Gilles Carbonnier

Prof Gilles CARBONNIER, CERAH Board President, is Professor of development economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and lectures "The Political Economy of Humanitarian Crises" in CERAH's MAS/DAS programme.

"The 150 external speakers are the salt & pepper in CERAH's comprehensive learning process." Read the full testimonial of Gilles Carbonnier


 

Prof Doris SchopperDoris SCHOPPER is Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, and has been Director of CERAH since 2011. She coordinates CERAH's Certificate of Advanced Studies Health of Populations Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies, chairs MSF's Ethical Board and has been appointed member of the ICRC.

"CERAH students bring a wealth of experience and expertise to CERAH and are a perfect representation of the diversity and complexity of the current humanitarian world." Read Prof Schopper's full testimonial.


 

Nathalie Herlemont Nathalie HERLEMONT ZORITCHACK is Director of Operational Development at Fondation Handicap International and course coordinator for "Sociology of Actors in Humanitarian Settings" in CERAH's MAS/DAS programme.

"CERAH is a fantastic well of knowledge and experience". Read Nathalie's full testimonial


 

Hugo SlimHugo SLIM is a leading researcher on humanitarian ethics. He lectures on Values, Ethics and Moral Problems in Humanitarian Action in CERAH's MAS/DAS programme.

"The way you get aid and protection to people on time and in the right way is all about ethics." Watch the full testimonial online.


 

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Dr Pierre HAZAN is lecturer for the Diploma of Advanced Studies and the Certificate of Advanced Studies Legal Environment in Humanitarian Action.

Listen to the podcast CERAH VOICES with Dr Pierre Hazan

 


 

Claire Barthélémy Jean-Marc Biquet

Jean-Marc BIQUET is coordinator of the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Communication, Advocacy and Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings.

Claire BARTHELEMY coordinates the Thematic Short Course Negotiation in Humanitarain Settings, which is part of the CAS.

Listen to their podcast CERAH VOICES presenting the course.

 

 

 


 

Valérie Captier

Formely nutritionist at Médecins Sans Frontières, Valérie CAPTIER taught a class during our Certificate of Advanced Studies on Health in Humanitarian Emergencies with a special focus on the treatment of malnourished children. She joined the International Committee of the Red Cross as a nutritionist since June 2013. Listen to the podcast CERAH VOICES with Valérie Captier

 


 

STUDENTS

Jessica-Ramirez-MendozaJessica RAMIREZ MENDOZA is a 2016/17 graduate of the Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action.

Jessica submitted an outstanding Master's dissertation that won the Swiss Humanitarian Award.

"I feel extremely excited and grateful and sincerely hope that this may showcase the beauty of this research topic and that my paper may be read and used." 

Read her related interview.


 

Mackendy-Jeunay

Mackendy JEUNAY is a 2016/17 graduate of the Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action.

"With all I have learned over the last 10 months about humanitarian action from CERAH and by observation, I am sure I can be a great humanitarian or at least a game changer." Read his full testimonial.


 

Bridgit Au-Gener

Bridgit AU-GENER is a 2016/17 graduate of the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action.

"The course grounded me with theoretical understanding and some practical lessons about humanitarian action.  The subjects broadened my perspective with regard to the social and political issues happening within the international humanitarian system." Read her full testimonial.


 

Oscar Chavez

Ocsar CHAVEZ is a 2015/16 graduate of the Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action.

"I particularly enjoyed the multidisciplinary and holistic approach that the Master's offered." Read his full testimonial.

Oscar submitted an outstanding dissertation that won the Swiss Humanitarian Award. Read the article and related interview.


 

Solomon TAZEB was a student of the Certificate of Advanced Studies Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Action. This distance-learning course bridges academia with working realities.

"I am ready now to improve humanitarian action." Read his full testimonial.


 

Kasia DaghighKasia DAGHIGH is taking the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Humanitarian Action. She originally applied for a the CAS Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Action, adding flexible modules at her pace to finally accomplish the MAS.

"I was able to decide on the module order, my specialisation topics and study at my pace." Read her full testimonial.


 

Kouamé AdjoumaniKouamé ADJOUAMNI was a student of the Certificate of Advanced Studies Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Action in 2016. This distance-learning course bridges academia with working realities.

"I now feel more confident and comfortable in my position because I better understand the different project designing paths in my organization." Read his full testimonial.


 

Batoul Kazwini

Batoul KAZWINI is a 2015/16 graduate of the Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action.

"CERAH was a true stepping stone in my professional career."

A short video describes Batoul's journey to success: it traces back her personal path from Syria's emergencies to CERAH and from there back to the field as ICRC delegate. Find the video and related content here.


 

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Dieudonné AMISI MUTAMBALA was a student of the Distance Learning Certificate of Advanced Studies: Designing Strategies and Projects in Humanitarian Action.

"I look at this course as a trigger for change in my organization, as well as for my team efficiency and for the effectiveness of our future projects." Read his testimonial during the residential session in Kampala


 

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Elodie PERNICI attended the CAS Communication and Advocacy in Humanitarian Action in 2014. "Each topic of the programme is addressed with a specific blend of lectures, practical case studies and group work." Read the full testimonial.


 

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Gregory GELLI is from Switzerland. He participated as a student in the Geneva Summer School Understanding Humanitarian Action.

Read the full testimonial

 


 

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Patricia GALVE is from Spain. She participated as a student in the Summer School Understanding Humanitarian Action.

Listen to the podcast CERAH VOICES with Patricia Galve

 


 

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Arthur BANOOYA KABAK is from Uganda. He is a nutritionist and worked for Community Action for Health (CAfH). He obtained his Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action in 2014.

Listen to the podcast CERAH VOICES with Arthur Banooya Kabak

 


 

Anne PIRAUX is a 2012/13 graduate of the Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action.

"This is a unique opportunity to meet, discuss with individuals from other cultures and academic backgrounds. We have a lot to learn from each other." Read her full testimonial.

Anne was granted the Prix de la Francophonie for her distinctive dissertation. Read the abstract and dissertation.


 

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Shabbir AKBAR is from Pakistan. He worked with UNICEF and other organizations for 6 years. He is a graduate of CERAH's Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action.

Listen to the podcast CERAH VOICES with Shabbir Akbar


 

Eka Gvalia

Eka GVALIA is a graduate of our Master's programme.

"I have immensely benefitted from the program of Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action. The excellent combination of the elective courses have particularly improved my competencies and skills in humanitarian management qualities."

Read the full testimonial
Listen to the podcast CERAH VOICES with Eka Gvalia


 

Harbieh Ashraf

Ashraf HARBIEH took the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action (DAS).

« The CERAH was an amazing experience and I cannot forget my colleagues, the teachers, the administrative staff and outside speakers. The DAS is a very complete and comprehensive course. It gives you scientific knowledge and also very specific practical skills as many speakers come from the field. CERAH is much more than an academic centre, it gives you life experience. »

Read the full testimonial
Listen to the podcast CERAH VOICES with Ashraf Harbieh


 

Hani Dweik

Hani DWEIK is from Jordan. He worked for Médecins Sans Frontières for five years before taking the Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action.

Listen to the podcast CERAH VOICES with Hani Dweik


 

Pascal Kampada

Pascal Kampada (DAS student)

Pascal KAMPADA took CERAH's Diploma of Advanced Studies.

« I would like to thank you the CERAH team for giving me the opportunity to attend this high quality training which is not only very important for my humanitarian career but also essential for victims of crisis and other humanitarian dramas which continue to operate in the Eastern part of my country where I am working for victims of conflicts. ». Read the full testimonial