Our courses focus on strengthening competencies for humanitarian professionals. Prospective students can select from a wide variety of courses in terms of length and discipline with flexible and modular options for professionals to deepen their knowledge.

Thematic priorities for our courses are developed in close consultation with the Centre’s academic and humanitarian partners. Modules covering disciplines such as political science, international relations, economics, law, public health, geopolitics, sociology, anthropology, management, communication and ethics are all linked through an interdisciplinary approach.

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Master

Applications for 2021 - 2022 now open!

Master

Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action

About this course

13 September, 2021 – 31 August, 2022

Applications now open

This Master programme is a unique blended learning postgraduate course on humanitarian action. It provides current and future humanitarian professionals with the managerial, theoretical and practical skills needed to optimize responses to humanitarian crises.

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Diploma

Applications deadline: 15 November 2020

Diploma

Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action

About this course

18 January, 2021 – 26 March, 2021 (applications deadline: 15 November 2020)

13 September, 2021 – 17 December, 2021 (applications open)

The Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) aims to offer professionals a critical understanding of the humanitarian system and response learning from history and various other disciplines and an ability to contextualize humanitarian action in today’s world.

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Certificate of Advanced Studies

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Certificate of Advanced Studies

Certificate of advanced studies: Quality Management of Humanitarian Projects

About this course

16 September – 4 December 2020 ONLINE COURSE (Self study and live sessions)

31 January 2022 – 18 March 2022 RESIDENTIAL

This certificate addresses the essential components that guarantee the quality management of adapted projects and cohesive teams. It integrates fundamental principles such as inclusion, do no harm, accountability or participation into processes, methods and tools of project and people management.

 

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New dates for 2021-2022!

Certificate of Advanced Studies

Blended Learning Certificate: Designing Strategies and Projects in Humanitarian Action

About this course

12 October 2020  – 27 June 2021 (applications closed)

11 October 2021 – 26 June 2022 (applications now open)

Blended ONLINE course, including 2 residential weeks in Kampala, Uganda (31 Jan-10 Feb 2021 for the course starting in October 2020)

The eight-month modular, flexible and skills-based course is ideal for managers working in the humanitarian sector who want to enhance their existing skills particularly in the areas of project management, partnerships, collaborative leadership and gender and diversity.  This  course is studied remotely, taking eight hours per week. The remote work is complemented by a two-week, intensive, residential course in Uganda.

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Executive Short Course

Two weeks online

Executive Short Course

Negotiation in Humanitarian Crises (online)

About this course

2 – 13 November, 2020

Online course (50 hours in two weeks)

This executive short course focuses on the analysis and design of adapted negotiation strategies. Spread over two weeks, it implies two to four hours of daily work in average combining individual and group work as well as live sessions with international experts.

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New dates in March 2021

Executive Short Course

Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies

About this course

15 – 19 March, 2021

The overall objective of the course is to provide mid-level and senior managers the knowledge and skills required to conceive a multidisciplinary approach to respond to the complex needs of survivors of sexual violence in conflicts and emergencies. The course is delivered in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins sans Frontières, Refugee Law Project, UNHCR, and independent human rights experts.

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Executive Short Course

Participatory approaches with crisis-affected communities

About this course

19 – 23 April, 2021

This course focuses on the development of a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the challenges, opportunities and limits of dialogue with communities – including intercultural communication, accountability and strategy – to build constructive relationships.

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Executive Short Course

Designing an Advocacy Strategy for Humanitarian Action

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26 – 30 April, 2021

Using lectures, case studies and discussions with professionals in humanitarian advocacy, develop strategic skills to better analyse specific contexts, map stakeholders, and design effective advocacy strategies in support of operational humanitarian projects.

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Executive Short Course

Media and Humanitarian Action

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3-7 May, 2021

This executive short course provides participants with a better understanding of traditional and social media and the use of media relations in humanitarian settings.

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Executive Short Course

Climate Emergency and its Impacts on Health

About this course

10 – 14 May, 2021

This executive course is a full time training, given by climate experts and humanitarian health practitioners, which focuses on the climate emergency and its impacts on health.

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Executive Short Course

Negotiation in Humanitarian Crises (Geneva)

About this course

17 – 21 May, 2021

This executive short course is a full time training which focuses on the design of adapted negotiation strategies, as well as the development of participant’s self-awareness.

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Executive Short Course

Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Settings

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25 – 28 May, 2021

This executive short course focuses on the particular challenges presented by non-communicable diseases in emergencies, as well as the design of adapted and effective projects to address non-communicable diseases. The course is delivered in partnership with the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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Executive Short Course

Livelihood and Cash Transfer Interventions in Humanitarian Action

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31 May – 4 June, 2021

This executive course is a full time training, which focuses on the assessment, design and implementation of effective livelihoods-related interventions for humanitarian responses, using specific tools and methods including Cash Transfer Programming and Rapid Market Assessment.

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Executive Short Course

Protection in Humanitarian Settings

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7 – 11 June, 2021

This executive short course aims at analyzing the activities undertaken by humanitarian actors and  the international community to protect the fundamental rights of specific categories of vulnerable communities, in accordance with human rights law, international humanitarian law and refugee law.

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Executive Short Course

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crises

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14 – 18 June, 2021

This executive course is a full time training, given by academic staff and humanitarian practitioners, which focuses on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in humanitarian crises, using specific methods and tools. This course is delivered in partnership with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

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Executive Short Course

Health System Assessment in Humanitarian Crises

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21 – 25 June, 2021

Participants will familiarise with a health systems approach to health care for communities in low/middle-income countries affected by humanitarian crises, through case studies and taught by experts coming from or have lived in low/middle-income countries during or after humanitarian crises.

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Executive Short Course

Leadership and People Management

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New dates for 2021 to be announced

While critically reviewing the current trends and frameworks around leadership and people management, this executive short course aims to give you the opportunity to ascertain what kind of leader you are.

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Executive Short Course

Humanitarian Project Cycle Management

About this course

Option  A: 19 October – 26 November, 2020 or Option B:  19-30 October, 2020 (applications closed)

Online course

This executive short course focuses on the design of projects that take into account the specificity of humanitarian contexts. At the end of the course, participants will be able to plan a project and its monitoring system following the Result-Based Management approach,  using the problem tree and logical framework tools.

 

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8 weeks ONLINE

Executive Short Course

Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies

About this course

21 October – 9 December, 2020 (15:00 – 16:30 CET) – Applications closed

ONLINE

The overall objective of the course is to provide mid-level and senior managers the knowledge and skills required to conceive a multidisciplinary approach to respond to the complex needs of survivors of sexual violence in conflicts and emergencies. The course is delivered in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins sans Frontières, Refugee Law Project, UNHCR, and independent human rights experts.

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Massive Online Open Course

Massive Online Open Course

MOOC – Humanitarian Communication: Addressing Key Challenges

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The Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) “Humanitarian communication, addressing key challenges” allows  participants to gain some of the competencies by focusing on the main challenged of communications in humanitarian settings and the means to address these challenges.The five-week online FREE course requires three to four hours of work per week and offers maximum flexibility to remotely-connected participants, who learn at their own pace.

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