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Today's global environment is uncertain and complex. Leading effectively in such turbulent times demands cultivating capabilities to lead across multiple boundaries. It requires insightfulness, resilience, courage - and the power to mobilise.
What is the human rights impact of land grabbing? How have United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms responded to the phenomenon? What forms of protection are currently being provided under international law in relation to the right to land, as well as for land rights defenders? What mechanisms are available to monitor and remedy human rights violations associated with land grabbing at the national or regional levels?
How complementary are economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2015? Which mechanisms exist to monitor their implementation? What is the role of UN human rights mechanisms in monitoring ESCR and the SDGs? Which lessons can be learned from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) period?
7th International Training Workshop
Executive Summer School 2017
Certificate of Advanced Studies in
Modern management for Non Profit Organizations
Communication, fundraising and advocacy
July 25, 26, 27, 28, 2017 from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
- What are the basics of communication processes?
- How to conceptualize, plan, execute and monitor a communication strategy?
- How to develop and establish appropriate strategic fundraising solutions?
What can advocacy achieve?
Lecturers: Prof. Jürgen Seitz, Stuttgart Media University, Gregor Henneka, UNICEF Indonesia
Financial management and accountability
July 19, 20, 21, 24, 2017 from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
- How to design and analyse financial statements of an NPO?
- How to plan and forecast budgets and control expenditure?
How to set-up relevant and effective internal controls and risk management?
Lecturers: Sophie Pagnetti, KPMG, Virginie Blumet, WWF, Fabrice Ressicaud, Médecins Sans Frontières
July 12, 13, 14, 17, 2017 from 9:00 am to 06:00 pm
- How to mobilize, motivate and lead members, volunteers and collaborators?
- How to manage across cultures?
- How to manage teams in complex situations?
How to identify your own leadership style and its influence on both individual and group performance?
Lecturer: Claudio Chiacchiari, Saisir le temps, Geneva
Change and knowledge management
July 6, 7, 10, 11, 2017 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
- How to systematically optimize the creation, the transfer and the sharing of knowledge within and between organizations?
- How to transfer best practices in projects, programs and changing organizations in order to benefit of existing knowledge?
How to manage changes within the organization in a sustainable way?
Lecturer: Prof. Jean-Yves Mercier, University of Geneva
June 30, July 3, 4, 2017, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
- How to initiate and define a project in line with the specificities of the project, resources and context?
- Which management, methods and pragmatic tools should you choose or design?
- How to integrate and manage the project within the organization and the stakeholders?
How to plan, design, implement, monitor, control, evaluate and close the project?
Strategic management and governance
- What are the specific characteristics of NPOs governance?
- What are the important trends in the environment of a NPO?
- How to position your organization in its sector whilst considering important stakeholder needs?
- How to choose suitable strategic options, alone or in partnerships?
- How may NPOs’ performance be measured and managed?
The difficulties facing humanitarian actors are growing as crises become more complex and uncertainties more numerous. Adaptation to context, comprehensive and systematic understanding, critical thinking are part of the preconditions in order to develop creativity and set relevant, qualitative and accountable responses.
Clear and efficient communication is essential to the success of projects carried out in humanitarian settings. CERAH is one of the few institutes providing courses in communication, advocacy and negotiation that are specifically tailored for humanitarian action.
Communication during aid action projects confronts several, important challenges. Humanitarian workers need to, often simultaneously, build positive relations with the affected populations, authorities and journalists, raise awareness and support, as well as lobby the cause they defend.
This course is designed for procurement officers or those in functions that include close interaction with procurement, such as programme and project staff seeking advanced training in UN and public procurement planning, contract management and negotiations.
What is the meaning of the ‘rule of law’ in the international arena? How can it be rebuilt in the aftermath of armed conflict or authoritarianism? What forms of institutional reform are required to restore the rule of law, and what measures can prevent the recurrence of lawless and arbitrary rule? How can previously abusive institutions, such as the police and the military, be reformed? What actions should be taken with respect to perpetrators?
You want to know how advocacy can be developed to improve health care for people in crises situations? This short course will be of interest for you: Improve your skills and discover new tools to develop effective advocacy strategies for humanitarian interventions in the area of health.
The course is delivered in partnership with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF).
In this course, participants will have the opportunity to go through the entire project cycle, seeing how an intervention unfolds from the assessment to the evaluation stage while testing various tools. The course is based on the Result-Based Management concept and uses the logical framework as a tool.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
This 2-day course focuses on gender equality in peacebuilding and applies a gender perspective on conflicts.
Civilian Peacebuilding is a necessary cornerstone of any efforts to transform violent conflict and build sustainable peace. This course provides a holistic understanding of Civilian Peacebuilding. It analyzes theories, concepts, debates, policies and practices in:
- Peacebuilding analysis & impact
- Peacebuilding & statebuilding
- Gender in conflict & peacebuilding
- Peace mediation
- Dealing with the past
- Business, conflict & peacebuilding
Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD is one of the leading organiser of several successful annual international academic trainings and research programs in Switzerland in the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, security, intercultural dialogue and human rights which these events bring together state, private and public sector representatives.