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. The Centre has been contributing for the past twenty years to the development of critical thinking and analysis to increase the quality of the humanitarian response, both through education and research. 

CERAH offers post-graduate joint degrees delivered by IHEID and UNIGE (a Master, a Diploma and several Certificates of Advanced Studies) as well as Thematic Short Courses (TSC). The highly interactive courses allow participants to analyse a range of issues of high importance to contemporary humanitarianism. They are led by senior academics and experienced humanitarian professionals. 

CERAH organizes public events, conferences and workshops, with the aim of 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 take part in different international events and fairs, hence other actors in humanitarian action benefit from the Centre's expertise in this field. 

 

CERAH -

A STEPPING STONE IN A PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Batoul KAZWINI's successful story

Batoul Kazwini
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", 

                        Yves DACCORD

                       Director-General of ICRC

 

Get inspired! Listen to the full testimonial and check the video here 

LATEST NEWS

Announcing 2019 Dates for TSC - SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT SETTINGS & EMERGENCIES

7.1.2019

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Next sessions:

MARCH 18 - 22, 2019, GENEVA

September 9 -13. 2019, GENEVA

November 25- 29, 2019, ENTEBBE, UGANDA

We are pleased to announce the 2019 dates for CERAH's much in demand short course on sexual violence in conflicts and emergencies. Combining cutting-edge research and practical experience from experts in the field, the course is tailored to emergency program managers, and one of the few courses to address male and female survivors of sexual violence. Participants in the Uganda session meet with activists from the Refugee Law Project to hear about their experiences first-hand.

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Season's Greetings

21.12.2018

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Job Opening: Full or Associate Professor In Humanitarian Public Health

17.12.2018

 Job Description 

CHARGE : The successful candidate will be expected to teach in areas related to Public Health and Humanitarian Action at the pregraduate and postgraduate level, including supervision of Master’s and PhD theses. Expertise in relevant fields of public health and humanitarian action is required. S/he should have demonstrated the ability to collaborate collegially with non-academic partners and across disciplines, and will be expected to strengthen ties with humanitarian and international organizations.

S/he will be expected to be competitive for external research funding.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of the Centre d’Enseignement et de Recherche en Action Humanitaire (CERAH), including by taking on management responsibilities as needed.

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2018 SWISS HUMANITARIAN AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED

16.12.2018

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CERAH warmly congratulates the winner of the Swiss Humanitarian Award 2018, Sonya Armaghanyan, for her outstanding research project “Theatre as Psychosocial Approach in Humanitarian Settings”. Ms Armaghanyan graduated with a Master of Advanced Studies at CERAH in 2018. 

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