Publication: Research in global health emergencies
The Nuffield Council on Biotechs has launched a new report on Research in Global Health Emergencies. The Director of CERAH, Karl Blanchet was a co-author of the report.
The aim of the report is to identify ways in which research can be undertaken ethically during emergencies, in order to promote the contribution that ethically-conducted research can make to improving current and future emergency preparedness and response.
The report outlines 24 recommendations to ‘duty bearers’ such as research funders, research organisations, governments, and researchers. These are summarised in the call for action. The suggested changes that would align policies and practices more closely to three core values of fairness, equal respect, and helping reducing suffering. The report presents these values in the form of an ‘ethical compass’ to guide the conduct of the very wide range of people involved in research in global health emergencies.
Press release: https://nuffieldbioethics.org/news
"The Humanitarian Exhibition" conference
From 23-25 January, the University of Geneva, University of Fribourg, University of Manchester and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies organise a three-day conference with the title "The Humanitarian Exhibition".
The first day of the conference will take place in Geneva, where our course coordinator Dr Valerie Gorin will join the panel "L'humanitaire s'expose? Du passé au présent", more info on the full programme are available here.More
Allying theory and practice: CERAH students in Uganda to work for a concrete project
After more than three months of online learning, at the end of November 2019, coordinators and students of our Humanitarian Distance Learning Certificate of Advanced Studies “Designing strategies and projects in humanitarian action” met face to face in Jinja, Uganda, for two residential weeks of intense learning.More
Executive Short Course: "Sexual Violence and in Conflict and Emergency Settings", Uganda, 23-25 November 2019
From 25 to 29 November 2019, 31 participants gathered to Entebbe, Uganda, for our Executive Short Course: "Sexual Violence and in Conflict and Emergency Settings". The course combines leading-edge research with practical experience from experts in the field. This is also one of the few courses to address both male and female survivors of sexual violence.More
CERAH Master alumna Amera Markous wins the 2019 Swiss Humanitarian Award
We congratulate our Master alumna Amera Markous who has won the 2019 Swiss Humanitarian Award for her outstanding dissertation "Humanitarian Action and Anti-migration Paradox: A case study of UNHCR and IOM in Libya". We also thank our long-term partner, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, founder of this award.More
CERAH addresses Red Cross Red Crescent International Conference
Calling for greater access to training for frontline humanitarian professionals
Distinguished delegates, Ladies, and Gentlemen,
CERAH, the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, is grateful for this opportunity to express its appreciation on the conference theme “Act Today, Shape Tomorrow”.
The humanitarian landscape is becoming more and more complex and dynamic; we are dealing with a series of new simultaneous issues including urban crises, protracted displacement, attacks on humanitarians and more. We need to act effectively and immediately, to address these.
Welcome to Prof Karl Blanchet, new CERAH Director
In this short video interview, our new director Professor Karl Blanchet introduces himself and shares his vision and projects for the next chapter of CERAH.More
PANEL DISCUSSION: Accountable practices for engaging men and boys in preventing violence against women and girls
On Tuesday, 5 December 2019, CERAH is organising a panel discussion on how to engage men and boys in preventing violence against women and girls. The event is co-organised in partnership with WHO, UNAIDS and OHCHR.More
High-Level Panel & Professional Roundtable on Strengthening the Capacity of Humanitarian Organizations to Negotiate on the Frontlines
26-27 November 2019, Berlin, Germany
From 26 to 27 November, we will be in Berlin for a three-day conference organizsed bythe Centre of Competence in Humanitarian Negotiation under the patronage of the German Federal Foreign Office.
Statement: CERAH mourns the passing of Franklin Noël Thévenaz
The staff and Board of Directors of CERAH, the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, express their deepest sadness at the passing of Franklin Noël Thévenaz.More