At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Critically discuss the concept of humanitarian advocacy
- Understand the dynamics of advocacy within the humanitarian sector
- Explain the main components of an advocacy plan
- Analyse an advocacy context and decide on the most appropriate modes of action
Around 20-25 hours of work each week, including:
- Asynchronous self-study activities (such as case studies, videos, recorded slideshows, readings, etc.)
- Synchronous live sessions
Structure of the course
- Concept and origin of advocacy
- Specificities of humanitarian advocacy and different trends in the humanitarian sector
- Advocacy contexts
- Advocacy plan
- Advocacy modes of action
- Professionals in the humanitarian, development or social sector looking to develop their competencies in humanitarian advocacy
- Professionals from other sectors (PR, policymakers, government representatives, grassroots groups, association representatives) who wish to increase their understanding of humanitarian advocacy
- Graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a postgraduate course to explore the specificities of advocacy in the humanitarian sector.
- a university qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
- at least three years of relevant professional experience;
- excellent command of English;
- motivation working in the humanitarian sector.
- CV (Résumé)
- Copy of your highest diploma
- Work certificate or official document of your current job position
- Proof of English language competence (TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS or equivalent); see details here
- Scanned copy of passport.
More information about the admission process is available on our application page.
- Dates 5 - 16 June 2023
- Duration Two weeks
- Location Online
- Language English
- CREDITS 2 ECTS
- Fee CHF 1'700
- Application Deadline 14 May 2023
- If applying for a scholarship Deadline: Scholarships are not available for this course.