Who's who

Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action - CERAH

Academic and training Institutions
Humanitarian Law and Action, Human Rights, Migration
22 rue Rothschild
1201 Geneva
+41 22 908 45 33

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. CERAH has been contributing for the past 20 years to the development of the reflection in humanitarian action, both through education and research.CERAH offers post-graduate joint degrees delivered by IHEID and UNIGE (Master, Diploma and Certificate of Advanced Studies) for humanitarian professionals as well as Short Thematic Courses (TSC).CERAH's programmes address to mid-level humanitarian professionals and offers modular options to facilitate flexibility and adapt to their multiple personal and professional obligations. They focus on providing participants with in-depth understanding of both conceptual and operational questions of humanitarian action. They gather a rich community of students, mainly coming from countries affected by humanitarian crises.CERAH is also contributing - through research projects - to the  critical analysis and thinking of the humanitarian concepts, policies and practices in order to improve the humanitarian responses.


Executive Education study programmes at CERAH:
  • Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies and short courses on:
    • Project Management
    • Operational Communications, Advocacy & Negotiation
    • Health & Sexual Violence in Humanitarian Settings
    • Legal framework for Humanitarian Action
  • Humanitarian Distance Learning