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

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8 September 2021 – 31 October 2022

BLENDED LEARNING (3 months in Geneva, the remainder online)

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

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Diploma

Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action

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13 September – 10 December 2021

(applications open – Scholarship applications deadline: 1 February 2021)

RESIDENTIAL IN GENEVA

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

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10 January 2022 – 1 April 2022 (applications not open)

ONLINE

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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Executive Short Course

Online in partnership with CCHN

Executive Short Course

Negotiation in Humanitarian Crises

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15 – 26 November 2021

Online course

This executive short course, delivered in partnership with the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN), is an online training which focuses on the design of adapted negotiation strategies in humanitarian settings, as well as the development of participant’s self-awareness. It links real situations experienced by participants with the latest concepts around humanitarian negotiation, meaning negotiations aimed at securing access, assistance and protection for civilians facing humanitarian emergencies.

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Online course

Executive Short Course

Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies

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17 March – 5 May 2021

Online 8-week course 

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

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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. Based on the experience and know-how of various organisations, the course is a mix of theory and practical exercises.

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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 course provides a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of traditional and digital media. It focuses specifically on the uses of media in humanitarian settings and with humanitarian organisations. The course also offers media training on making humanitarian news, with a public relations outreach (press conference, media interview).

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Executive Short Course

Planetary Health

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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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In partnership with the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation

Executive Short Course

Negotiation in Humanitarian Crises

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17 – 21 May, 2021

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

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In partnership with LSHTM!

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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New course!

Executive Short Course

Cash Transfer Assistance in Humanitarian Crises: What Works?

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31 May – 4 June, 2021

This five-day class has a dual objective to build students’ practical skills to design, implement and monitor projects using Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) as well as build their critical and reflexive skills on the topic of cash and voucher assistance.

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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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In partnership with UNFPA and LSHTM

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) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Executive Short Course

Health System Assessment in Humanitarian Crises

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21 – 25 June, 2021

The primary purpose of this intensive 5-day course is to familiarise participants with a health systems approach to health care for communities in low and middle countries affected by humanitarian crises, through using practical interactive examples and case studies, and taught by experts who come from or have lived and worked in low and middle income countries during or after humanitarian crises.

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Residential course in Geneva

Executive Short Course

Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies

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4 – 8 October 2021

Residential course in Geneva

The overall objective of the course is to provide humanitarian mid-level and senior managers the knowledge, competencies and skills required to conceive and operationalise a multidisciplinary approach to prevention and response of sexual violence in conflict and emergency settings. The course is delivered in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), Refugee Law Project, UNHCR, and independent human rights experts.

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Residential course in Uganda

Executive Short Course

Sexual violence in conflict settings and emergencies (Uganda)

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29 November – 3 December 2021

Residential course in Uganda

The overall objective of the course is to provide humanitarian mid-level and senior managers the knowledge, competencies and skills required to conceive and operationalise a multidisciplinary approach to prevention and response of sexual violence in conflict and emergency settings.

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Online course

Executive Short Course

Humane Leadership and People Management

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January 2022 (applications not open)

ONLINE

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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Online course

Executive Short Course

Humanitarian Project Cycle Management

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February – March 2022 (six weeks)

(Applications not open)

ONLINE

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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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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