Objectives of the course
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Discuss the main protection of civilians conceptual frameworks, definitions, principles and related world-level policy issues
- Explain where the protection of civilians lies within the political, peace and security agenda, but also under humanitarian or development action
- Identify and analyse protection actors, threats and risks
- Describe professional protection standards, programming/operations, mechanisms and processes
- Distinguish and assess various protection field strategies
Structure of the course
- History and politics of protection
- Protection principles and operational realities
- Protection norms, policies and doctrines
- Unveiling evolving protection concepts and modes of action
- Introduction to field protection strategies
- Protection actors and analysis
- Critical review of field-level protection action
- Case studies
Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including:
- 20 hours of face-to-face teaching (lectures, case studies, group work)
- App. 30 hours of self-study time (readings, writing and group-work)
- Professionals in the humanitarian, development or social sector looking to develop their competencies in protection norms, policies, doctrines and strategies
- Professionals of international and regional peace operations, national defence and security forces who wish to increase their understanding of protection of civilians at institutional and field level
- Graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a postgraduate course with a view to entering 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 18 - 29 September 2023
- Duration Two weeks
- Location Online
- Language English
- CREDITS 2 ECTS
- Fee CHF 1'700
- Application Deadline 27 August 2023
- If applying for a scholarship Deadline: Scholarships are not available for this course.