DAS Humanitarian Action
- Analyse the historical, geopolitical and social origins of humanitarian crises
- Use methodological and conceptual tools in order to contribute to research and reflection on contemporary humanitarian action
- Reflect on one’s own practice
- Identify the trends and dilemmas for the future humanitarian action
Professional from other sectors wishing to deepen his understanding of the contemporary humanitarian system
One week introduction – 13 weeks of intensive courses from September to December focusing on core concepts of humanitarianism, contemporary challenges to humanitarian work and research methods in humanitarian action – a research paper to hand over in February
- History of Humanitarianism
- Geopolitics of Humanitarian Action in Conflict
- Legal Framework of Humanitarian Action
- Values, Ethics, and Moral Dilemmas of Humanitarian Action
- From Emergency to Development
- The Sociology of Actors in Humanitarian Settings
- Health in Humanitarian Emergencies
- The Political Economy of Humanitarian Crises
- Research Methods: Getting Started
- Vulnerability: Evolving Concept & New Challenges
- Anthropology and Intercultural Aspects of Humanitarian Action
- Future Dilemmas and Conclusion
This programme is part of CERAH’s training offer including one MAS, one DAS and one CAS with 5 specialisations.
Prof. Doris SCHOPPER, Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva
Diploma delivered jointly with
- A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent, university degree requiring three year’s of study, plus a minimum of two years work experience in the humanitarian, social or development sector.
At least five years work experience in the humanitarian, social or development sector.
- Good level of English language skills: proof of level of competence through a TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS certificate or other proof of English language competency.