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Violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law significantly increase the horrors inherent in war. Compliance with the law is therefore critical in order to reduce civilian suffering. Monitoring, reporting, fact-finding, and investigating are often relied upon as means to place pressure on individuals and parties to the conflict to strengthen the protection of civilians and to hold violators accountable for their actions. This workshop examines the different mechanisms and methodologies available for monitoring, reporting, fact-finding, and investigating.
The Core Professional Course on Humanitarian Law and Policy serves as an opportunity for experienced practitioners and policy professionals to explore international humanitarian law (IHL) challenges relevant to their work in an intensive, fast-paced, three-day course. Interactive sessions, case studies, and simulation exercises are integrated into the curriculum.
Organised by the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute
Apply before Monday, 24 April 2017
GLOBAL HEALTH DIPLOMACY
12 - 16 June 2017
The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland
The MBA in International Organizations Management (IO-MBA) is a unique program designed for individuals who aspire to managerial positions in an IO, NGO, or Social Enterprise, and for existing managers who wish to enhance their skills with a view to taking on greater responsibility in their own organization.
Sexual violence is a burning issue in the humanitarian response, but what is the impact on men and boys who are victims of sexual violence? Stigma, homophobia, and traditional gender roles make reaching male survivors especially challenging. In this panel, leading experts will discuss emerging approaches to reaching male survivors of sexual violence.
The main objective of this course is to train qualified and motivated engineers and scientists who are active (or intending to become active) in the WASH-sector in humanitarian contexts. The participants should be able, at the end of the course, to plan, implement and monitor water and sanitation emergency programs and design an emergency response in the context of a humanitarian operation with a longer term perspective.
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?