DAS Humanitarian Action 2019

This DAS aims to develop managers' in-depth critical analysis. It provides participants with a strong understanding of the main conceptual aspects of humanitarian action as well as the capacity to analyse humanitarian context, responses and transversal issues.

Information

Period

2 September 2019 - 10 February 2020
30 ECTS credits
900 Teaching hours
5 months.

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

+41 (0)22 908 44 53
cerahgeneve(at)unige.ch

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

30 July 2019

Fees:

Total fees: CHF 8’000.-

Deposit: (upon acceptance of admission): CHF 1'000.-

The payment of the registration fees can be made in several installments. If registration fees are not paid before the beginning of the course, access to the programme will not be allowed. 

There are no available scholarship for this programme.

Objectives

  • 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

Audience

Professional in humanitarian social and development organisations who wants to improve his competencies as well as reflect and capitalise on his experiences
Professional from other sectors who wishes to deepen his understanding of the contemporary humanitarian action

Learning outcomes

  • Critical thinking and analysis

Programme

The DAS is a full-time executive training of 30 ECTS credits, which is divided into:

a) 1 core curriculum (equivalent to Diploma of Advanced Studies) covering the following topics:

  • History of Humanitarianism
  • Legal Framework of Humanitarian Action
  • Humanitarian Politics
  • Values, Ethics and Moral Problems
  • Vulnerability and Resilience
  • Dynamic of Actors
  • Health in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • From Emergency to Development?
  • People Management and Humanitarian Action
  • Anthropology and Intercultural Approach in Humanitarian Action
  • Communication and Humanitarian Action
  • Security and Safety

The core curriculum takes place from September to December. It is mandatory for all students and is to be taken in Geneva, Switzerland.

b) 1 research method week mandatory for all students and to be taken in Geneva, Switzerland

c) 1 Final paper

 

Director(s)

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

Coordinator(s)

Claire BARTHELEMY, CERAH, University of Geneva

Diploma delivered jointly with

University of Geneva, IHEID
The Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) aims to offer professionals a strong understanding of the contemporary humanitarian challenges through a comprehensive overview of conceptual and operational aspects of humanitarian past and present crises. Their study will allow participants to acquire the necessary tools in order to analyze, understand and engage in critical reflection on the response to nowadays humanitarian emergencies.

Location

Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH) Rue de Rothschild 22, Geneva, Switzerland

Description

The core curriculum covers the following topics:

  • History of humanitarianism
  • Legal framework of humanitarian action
  • Geopolitics and humanitarian action
  • Values, ethics and moral problems
  • From emergency to development ?
  • Sociology of actors in humanitarian action
  • Health in humanitarian emergencies
  • Political economy of humanitarian action
  • Vulnerability: evolving concept and new challenges
  • Anthropology and intercultural approach in humanitarian action 
  • Communication and humanitarian action 
  • People management and humanitarian action 

Planning

From September to December

Location

Geneva

Description

  • Three research method weeks mandatory for all students
  • One research method week mandatory for all students

Planning

January

Pedagogical method

  • Lectures delivered by academics and experts
  • Intercultural classroom settings
  • Participatory programme

The DAS is taught in English. However, students are offered the alternative to take written tests and write their Diploma final paper in French.

Diploma awarded

Once the students successfully complete the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action's full programme according to CERAH requirements, they obtain a joint degree delivered by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE), and accredited by the Swiss Agency for Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ).

The diploma corresponds to 30 ECTS credits. Credits obtained are valid for a period of 5 years during which they can be used to complete the MAS.

Admission criteria

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent university degree, plus a minimum of five years of work experience in the humanitarian, social or development sector
  • Hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent university degree, plus a minimum of two years of work experience in the humanitarian, social or development sector
  • Be fluent or have a very good level in English. A proof such a TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS Certificate or other certificate is required.

Number of participants

The DAS is limited to 20 students per year.

Course Coordinators:

Dr. Valérie Gorin

Dr. Sharon Weil

Pr. Davide Rodogno

Pr. Doris Schopper

Dr. Hugo Slim

Dr. Claudia Seymour

Dr. Nathalie Herlemont

Dr. Anne Golaz

Dr. Christophe Gironde

André Picot

Pr. Alessandro Monsutti

Jean-Marc Biquet

Claire Barthélémy

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