Short course Planetary Health
Period3 October 2022 - 14 October 2022
FormatOn-site – switch over to online-learning if required
Registration deadline11 September 2022
Total fees: CHF 1’700.-
Deposit: (upon acceptance of admission): CHF 400.-
There is no available scholarship for this programme.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Understand the importance of framing humanitarian crises through a planetary lens;
- recognise the environmental crisis as a catalyst or exacerbator of humanitarian crises and that most vulnerable countries and people are most affected;
- understand how climate change, pollution of air and water, biodiversity loss, disruption to our food production system, and changing patterns of diseases are affecting human health and healthcare systems;
- analyse how acute climate-related shocks (e.g. floods, sea level rising) or chronic (e.g. drought and desertification) increase human mobility;
- learn more about policies addressing the environmental crisis;
- examine how organisations address environmental degradation through operational adaptation and mitigation practices to limit their ecological footprint;
- utiles tools available to conduct environmental and health assessments.
• Professionals in the health sector who seek to develop their understanding of the interconnection between health, climate, environment and humanitarian responses.
• Professionals from other sectors (policy-making, donor agencies, government officials) who wish to develop their competencies in the health and humanitarian sectors.
Structure of the course
• Definition and scope of planetary health
• Conflict and the environment
• Conflict-related issues and social/gender inclusion
• Food and water scarcity
• Infectious diseases
• Anticipating extreme weather events to reduce their impact
• Climate change, migration and health nexus
• Air pollution and health systems
• The loss of biodiversity
Prof. Karl BLANCHET, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva
- a university qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
- at least three years of relevant professional experience;
- excellent command of English;
- motivation working in the humanitarian sector.
- CV (Résumé)
- Scanned copy of passport
- A passport photo (.jpg format).
More information about the admission process is available on our application page.