Relevant continuing education for international cooperation

What should you study to strengthen your knowledge and career potential in humanitarian aid, development cooperation, economic cooperation or peace promotion?

These continuing education programmes (CAS, DAS, MAS) might be of interest to you.

CAS Advocacy in International Affairs

Develop the analytical, strategic and communication skills you need to drive public opinion, and to persuade influential actors on current global issues. For Mid-senior to senior level practitioners from private, public and NGO sectors working or aspiring to work in the fields of: Advocacy and public affairs; Communications and marketing; Project management. Leadership skills covered include: Strategic communications; Narrative development; Thought leadership; Integrated engagement; Advocacy.

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CAS by: The Graduate Institute

CAS Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials

Get insights in research and practice of civilian peacebuilding and broaden your skills to work in fragile contexts.

Civilian peacebuilding plays a crucial role in efforts to transform violent conflict, promote peace, rebuild war-torn societies and prevent the recurrence of violence. This postgraduate course provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding.

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CAS by: swisspeace

CAS Communication, Advocacy and Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings

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. It is therefore important for humanitarian professionals to understand the different needs, stages and strategies of communication which play out during humanitarian project implementation.

This CAS enables participants to acquire theoretical and analytical competencies essential to develop communication, advocacy and negotiation strategies in the context of humanitarian action.

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CAS by: CERAH

CAS Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Action

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.

This 7-week intensive certificate aims to reinforce the knowledge and skills necessary to confront current challenges faced by humanitarian actors working in complex environments. It emphasises on designing adapted and flexible strategies and projects which integrate quality and accountability throughout all processes.

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CAS by: CERAH

CAS & DAS Environmental Governance and Policy-Making

Make an impact and contribute to solving some of todays' most pressing challenges.

Five leadership skills covered: Partnership building; Multidimensional negotiation; Strategic foresight; Influence; Advocacy. Five focus areas covered: Global environmental governance; Food; Water; Climate change; Energy. For senior executives and mid-career leaders from all sectors and backgrounds.

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CAS & DAS by: The Graduate Institute

CAS Genre et développement

Le programme s’appuie sur un corpus théorique et conceptuel où se croisent les approches féministes, dans toute leur diversité, avec les études du développement. L’objectif est de faire connaître et comprendre le concept de genre à la fois comme une catégorie d’analyse qui permet d’étudier de façon critique les théories et les pratiques du développement, et comme un outil de transformation des interventions de développement. Formation en ligne.

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CAS by: The Graduate Institute

CAS Global Health Diplomacy

This CAS provides the opportunity to learn about current global health issues from renowned experts and diplomats, to reflect upon the interface of global politics and domestic policies, and to navigate complex governance systems to attain better health outcomes.

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CAS by: The Graduate Institute

CAS HDL Designing Projects and Strategies in Humanitarian Action

Are you a humanitarian middle manager with at least 2-3 years of experience? Do you wish to reflect on your experience and to improve your practice? Discover this new Distance Learning CAS.

The 8 months certificate aims to reinforce the knowledge and skills necessary to confront current challenges faced by humanitarian actors working in complex environments. The course emphasises on adaptive and flexible strategies and projects. It focuses on your working situations and enables you to reflect on your current practice as you learn.

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CAS by: CERAH

CAS Health of Populations Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies

Maintaining and improving the health of populations affected by emergencies lies at the heart of humanitarian preparedness and responses. Humanitarian professionals must be equipped with sufficient basic knowledge to be able to identify and monitor health problems during crises, and to develop effective and appropriate intervention strategies in complex situations.

For humanitarian workers called on to manage health programmes this course delivers the key knowledge and skills needed to create effective health interventions. For health professionals wishing to move into the humanitarian sector, this course will deliver the awareness and skills to adapt their knowledge to the humanitarian context.

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CAS by: CERAH

CAS International Cooperation – Leadership for Sustainable Development

You are a junior manager, a specialist or a career changer with a technical, environmental, economic or social background. Do you want to prepare yourself for a leadership position or deepen your management skills?

This CAS builds a broad range of competencies required for high performance in organisations of international cooperation today. It provides tools for self-leadership, team-building, people management and partnership development.

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CAS by: ZHAW and cinfo

CAS Religion & Konflikt

Religion als Konfliktursache oder Friedensstifterin? Reflektieren Sie das Verhältnis von Staat und Religion und lernen Sie die multireligiöse Schweiz kennen.

Der CAS legt den Fokus auf das Verhältnis von Staat und Religion, Konfliktdimensionen von Religion, das konfliktschlichtende und friedensstiftende Potenzial von Religion, Methoden und Instrumente für den Umgang mit Konflikten mit religiösen Dimensionen. 

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CAS by: swisspeace

 

DAS Advocacy in International Affairs and Policy-Making

Develop the analytical, strategic and communication skills you need to drive public opinion, and to persuade influential actors on current global issues. For Mid-senior to senior level practitioners from private, public and NGO sectors working or aspiring to work in the fields of: Advocacy and public affairs; Communications and marketing; Project management. Leadership skills covered include: Strategic communications; Narrative development; Thought leadership; Integrated engagement; Advocacy.

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DAS by: The Graduate Institute

DAS Development Policies and Practices

An international programme designed for professionals working in the field of development. Accessible in five distinct regions of the globe with study options in three languages, it provides strategic analysis tools and enhances the leadership capacity of participants, who apply newfound skills through a professional thesis at work. Established more than 10 years ago and conducted in cooperation with regional partners, the Executive Master DPP now includes a network of more than 500 graduates.

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DAS by: The Graduate Institute

DAS International Negotiation and Policy-Making

Understand World Issues from a Negotiator's Perspective. Part-time degree programme for mid-career professionals aspiring to more senior positions. Get leading-edge insights into the prevailing trends, policy issues and actors shaping the global agenda. Gain a deeper understanding of global governance, a mastery of strategic decision tools for policy-making and analysis, and the personal acumen for international negotiations.

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DAS by: The Graduate Institute

Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict

The Executive Master (60 ECTS, equivalent to a LLM) is one of the few part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered today. The programme is designed for professionals with demanding jobs and responsibilities. It provides strong theoretical and practical knowledge and responds to the growing need for specialists to address complex humanitarian challenges.

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Executive Master by: The Geneva Academy

LLM in International Law

The LL.M. in International Law is a one-year postgraduate degree course that provides advanced, comprehensive and practical training in international law. Students on the LL.M. Programme gain exposure to world-renowned faculty, benefit from being at the heart of international legal affairs in Geneva and share ideas with other participants who come from an array of different legal backgrounds and perspectives.

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LL.M. by: The Graduate Institute

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

This LLM provides advanced, comprehensive and practical training in international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL), international criminal law, as well as the interplay between them. Students gain access to a world-renowned faculty, benefit from direct connections with leading actors in the field like the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and share ideas with other participants from an array of different legal backgrounds and perspectives.

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LL.M. by: The Geneva Academy

MAS in Development and Cooperation

This MAS offers students an inspiring environment in which they can acquire an understanding of local and global development challenges as well as the tools and methods to find innovative solutions to address them. The program combines studies at ETH with experiential learning at an organisation working in international cooperation, providing students with the theoretical background and practical experience necessary to successfully pursue a career devoted to more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable societies.

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MAS by: NADEL

MAS in Humanitarian Action

Advanced training in humanitarian action for professionals. The interdisciplinary and specialised courses proposed by the CERAH combine both theoretical and practical elements aiming to improve the humanitarian response to crises.

This 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.

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MAS by: CERAH

MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

What does it mean for a society to come to terms with mass atrocities, such as genocide and ethnic cleansing? How can the rule of law be re-established in a country shattered by wide-scale violence? What are the legal obligations and standards relevant to societies trying to turn the page on a history of political violence? How can the competing demands of peace and justice be balanced in the aftermath of such traumatic events? What can realistically be expected from measures such as trials, truth commissions, reparation programmes and institutional reform?

This MAS provides an advanced conceptual understanding of these issues. It also offers practical insights and exposure to current challenges and situations of transitional justice.

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MAS by: The Geneva Academy

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