Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action

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. 

Portraits of alumni

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Geneva, Switzerland

Fields of activity
Training and education for humanitarian professionals, research, events

CERAH offers training programmes and courses in Geneva and online

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