Course: International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance

Details of this course have been published on the ALNAP website at:

The IDHA is an intensive, four-week training program that caters to a wide range of humanitarian aid professionals by the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs. It aims to prepare humanitarian workers and members of international relief agencies to perform more effectively in conflict and post-conflict situations. This course, targeted towards NGO and humanitarian professionals, addresses a wide range of disciplines that are involved in humanitarian programs. Among these are management, psychology, anthropology, communication, environment, education, conflict resolution, international law, civil/military relations, politics, and economics.

The course enables aid workers and their organizations to function more effectively in times of war or following natural disasters. This month long intensive program includes over 200 hours of lectures, presentations, debates, and group work. The intensity and duration of the course enables aid workers who are active in the field to attend with minimal disruption to the operations with which they are involved.

Fee: 5500 US Dollars, includes tuition payment, course materials, lodging, and all weekday meals. Does not include the cost of transportation.

Scholarships: The IIHA offers a limited number of scholarships (no more than 50%). To be eligible, you must be a citizen of a developing nation and be currently working within the humanitarian field.

Qualifications: All participants are required to have a university degree. Participants must be fluent in English, as all courses will be conducted in English. Preference is given to those with more than 5 years of field experience.

Please indicate which course you are interested in attending. The dates and locations of the course are listed below:

November 4 – November 30, 2012
Pretoria, South Africa

February 24 – March 22, 2013
Berlin, Germany

June 2 – June 28, 2013
New York, US

We accept applications on a rolling basis until the course is full. Applications can be found at:

More information about the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs can be found on our website:

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:



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