644 training programs
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.
Why do certain changes take place quickly, and in some instances without friction, while other issues stall? Is there a secret to successful change or just a series of traps to avoid?
At the end of the course, students will have an understanding of the main health problems encountered in humanitarian crises and the capacity to discuss various response strategies addressing the basic and specific health needs of populations affected by natural disaster, and/or armed conflict, and epidemics.
Learning outcomes in terms of knowledge - Understanding of:
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.
Who is a refugee? What is the legal framework currently applicable to those fleeing states affected by armed conflicts like Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan? What are the related obligations of European states? This course analyses the main international and regional legal norms governing refugee protection. It examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
What role do sanctions play in international law? What are the conditions for implementing sanctions against a state? Who decides? Are sanctions a useful tool for avoiding or stopping armed conflicts? This course provides an introduction to the regime of sanctions under international law and their effectiveness in addressing contemporary forms of conflict. It addresses the questions related to state responsibility, the pacific settlement of international disputes and the role of the International Court of Justice.
This course focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
This course focuses on the functioning and the mechanisms of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, as well as on the dynamics at play in this major human rights body.
An interactive way of teaching empowers participants – both those who already know the HRC from inside and those who are not familiar with this multilateral world of negotiations and politics – to better understand the HRC.
This course aims to study, in depth, an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law (IHL) and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts (ACs). The course first analyzes the contours of the various categories of ACs (e.g. international AC, internationalized non-international ACs, wars of national liberation, belligerent occupations, high-intensity and low-intensity non-international ACs) in connection with the traditional distinction between non-international and international ACs.
The International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA), the flagship program of the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, equips mid-career professionals to drive the humanitarian sector of the future in a more effective, sustainable, and dignified direction Students will also develop a holistic perspective on global humanitarian issues to propel them to the next level in their careers, helping them create positive social change both in and out of the field.
Cycle de conférences, avec l'Hospice Général et Initiatives et Changement
Le GCSP, Initiatives et Changement et l’Hospice Général ont le plaisir d’annoncer le lancement en 2018 d’un nouveau cycle de conférences dédié au parcours et à l’intégration des personnes migrantes à Genève.
À travers des témoignages et partage d’expériences de professionnels, ces rendez-vous visent à échanger sur des problématiques liées à l’Intégration et la migration dans le canton de Genève et au-delà.
Design a Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Violent Extremism
Address the Most Transnational Security Challenge of Our Times
The 20th century, as well as the first decade of the 21st century, were marked by grave environmental damage taking place in the course of hostilities. The Paris Agreement and the Global Agenda 2030, among other legal instruments, are a testimony to the increasing awareness of governments and other international actors that environmental issues should be an integral part of addressing larger global challenges.
Skills to Influence, Strategies to Succeed
Support, growth and development are essential for all leaders, but gendered differences create unique opportunities and challenges for women. This course builds skills and mindsets to succeed, and creates a platform for participants to engage with a network of peers and senior mentors. Participants develop confidence, influence and effective leadership strategies.
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:
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).
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.
You want to know the building blocks of an advocacy strategy to achieve your humanitarian programme objectives? This short course will be of interest for you: Develop strategic skills to better analyze specific contexts, map stakeholders, and design effective advocacy strategies in support of operational humanitarian projects.