CAS Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Action 2020

This programme offers relevant and innovative strategies and projects for organisations, which integrate quality at their core, and is delivered in partnership with several international institutions: the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Humanity & Inclusion, MSF.

Information

Period

3 February 2020 - 28 March 2020
10 ECTS credits
300 Teaching hours
7 weeks

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

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

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

4 February 2020

Fees:

Total fees: CHF 5’000.-

Deposit: (upon acceptance of admission): CHF 500.-

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.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Objectives

  • Design and adapt humanitarian strategies and projects in line with the specificities of each context
  • Provide coherent, flexible and creative humanitarian responses taking into account ethical issues, context prerogatives, as well as the humanitarian principles and organisation’s mandate

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 and understand how to transfer his acquired competencies in that sector
Post-graduate students with internship experience who wants to work in humanitarian action

Learning outcomes

The CAS is a full-time executive training of 10 credits, which focuses on designing qualitative and innovative strategies for organisations and projects. It covers the process of project cycle management and its cross-cutting content.

Programme

  • Context Analysis and Strategic Framework
  • Assessing Needs and Capacities
  • Planning and Programming Responses
  • Monitoring and Evaluating Responses (M&E)

The CAS is composed of 6 intensive weeks of courses, pre-readings, lectures, workshops and role-plays. The seventh week is allocated to the writing of a personal thematic paper.

 

 

 

Director(s)

Prof. Karl BLANCHET, 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 and Sandrine DELATTRE, Practical Intelligence

Diploma delivered jointly with

University of Geneva, IHEID

Partnership

LA ROSERAIE Centre d'accueil pour personnes migrantes
The difficulties facing humanitarian actors are growing as crises become more complex and uncertainties more numerous. Adaptation to context, comprehensive and systematic understanding, critical thinking are part of the preconditions in order to develop creativity and set relevant, qualitative and accountable responses.

This 7-week intensive certificate aims to reinforce the knowledge and skills necessary to confront current challenges faced by humanitarian actors working in complex environments. It emphasizes on designing adapted and flexible strategies and projects which integrate quality and accountability throughout all processes.

At the end of the CAS, you will be able to design and adapt humanitarian strategies and projects in line with the specificities of each context. You will be able to provide coherent, flexible and creative humanitarian responses taking into account ethical issues, context prerogatives and the organization’s mandate.

Description

  • Week 1: Context analysis and strategic framework
  • Week 2: Assessing needs and capacities
  • Week 3: Planning projects and their monitoring system (I)
  • Week 4: Planning projects and their monitoring system (II)
  • Week 5: Programming interventions
  • Week 6: Monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
  • Week 7: Critical review of strategies and projects

Pedagogical method

7 intensive weeks (around 300 hours) of individual work including

  • Pre-readings
  • Face to face sessions (lectures, role play, working groups, field work)
  • Personal work (personal readings, personal research, writing)

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
  • Post-graduate students with internship experience who wants to work in humanitarian action
  • Excellent command of English. Students whose mother tongue is not English, who do not have secondary or post-secondary qualifications taught in English or who have not spent a minimum of one year studying full-time at a university level in English (please provide transcripts certifying that courses were delivered in English), must provide a certificate to prove their mastery of English (TOEFL/IELTS/CPE/CAE)

Comité scientifique

Claire BARTHELEMY, Lecturer, Diploma coordinator, CERAH
Prof Gilles CARBONNIER, CERAH President, Graduate Institute
Sandrine DELATTRE, Trainer and facilitator, Practical Intelligence
Sarah EPPRECHT, Chief of Staff , ICRC
Dr Edith FAVOREU, Deputy Director, CERAH
Veronica FOUBERT, Head of Training, CERAH
Véronique DE GEOFFROY, Director of operations Groupe, URD
Dr Nathalie HERLEMONT ZORITCHAK, Head of Strategic Policy Service, Fédération Handicap International
Jahal DE MERITENS, Global Cluster Coordinator, Early Recovery,UNDP
Philippe RUSCASSIER, Training coordinator, MSF- CH
Prof. Doris SCHOPPER, Director, CERAH
Prof. Thomas STRAUB, Director Certificate Modern Management for Non Profit Organizations, University of Geneva

Number of participants

20 candidates maximum are selected each year.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

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