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.
- 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 who wishes to deepen his understanding of the contemporary humanitarian action
- Critical thinking and analysis
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
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