The Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) aims to offer professionals a strong understanding of the contemporary humanitarian challenges through a comprehensive overview of conceptual and operational aspects of humanitarian past and present crises. Their study will allow participants to acquire the necessary tools in order to analyze, understand and engage in critical reflection on the response to nowadays humanitarian emergencies.
Over the course of their studies, participants will:
The MAS offers postgraduate-level education focused on building in-depth competencies for managers. It provides participants with a strong understanding of the central conceptual and operational aspects of humanitarian action and the capacity to define and implement strategic humanitarian responses. CERAH provides an open and welcoming learning environment and fosters an interactive community of students, researchers and professionals located in international Geneva and beyond.
CERAH's short course on negotiation in humanitarian settings aims to provide programme managers with the necessary skills to efficiently negotiate with stakeholders and useful tools to design a negotiation strategy adapted to their specific professional context.
The course is given by external speakers, including academics and practitioners from different institutions and organizations such as the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, ICRC and Doctors without Borders.
Humanitarian staff are often confronted with chronic diseases, particularly when crises hit populations from middle-income countries and in urban settings. However, as programmatic responses are relatively recent, there is a lack of trained and experienced staff. To fill this gap, CERAH offers a one-week intensive course on chronic diseases in humanitarian contexts.
Communication, advocacy and negotiation in humanitarian settings confront two main challenges:
the ability to build positive relations with affected populations, authorities and journalists and
the capacity to lobby a defended cause, in order to raise awareness
The understanding of different communication needs, stages and strategies is as vital to converse with stakeholders as it is to produce and receive information.