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Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
Emory University (via Coursera)
Management of International Development
UniversitĂ  Bocconi (via Coursera)
Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster
Harvard University (via edX)
Protecting Children in Humanitarian Settings
Columbia University (via edX)
Humanitarian communication : Addressing key challenges
University of Geneva (via Coursera)
International Humanitarian Law
Université catholique de Louvain (via edX)
From Poverty to Prosperity
University of Oxford (via edX)
The Sustainable Development Goals
University of Copenhagen (via Coursera)

What can you learn in international development and humanitarian aid courses?

By attending courses in international development and humanitarian aid you can learn and extend your knowledge on a wide variety of topics covering areas such as sustainable development, protection of vulnerable populations (such as women and children) during a humanitarian crises, economic and social empowerment of thriving communities and similar. Upon completion of courses in these two areas you will know more about different economic, social, and political factors that influence development in countries around the world, as well as historical and legal frameworks that shaped todays humanitarian field. Moreover, you will extended your knowledge on how humanitarian crises affects development and wellbeing of affected groups and how to critically think about different approaches to protection during humanitarian crises and their applicability in practice.

How much do courses cost?

All courses offered are free to audit. However, you can later on choose to receive a paid certificate issued by the specific university or international organization that teaches the course. If you choose this option, you will receive an instructor-signed certificate with the institution’s logo to confirm your achievement and increase your job prospects. You can share your course certificates on your CV or even add them to the certifications section of your LinkedIn profile. The fees for certificates usually range from $50 to $150, while financial aid is available for candidates who qualify through the hosting websites.

How long do courses take to complete?

Courses take approximately between 4 to 10 weeks to complete if you commit a few hours to studying every week. However, you are not obliged to follow the course schedule and you can opt to study at your free time and at your own pace.

Who is offering the courses?

Courses are offered by world-leading universities and academic institutions, as well as international humanitarian organizations known for the research and teaching. You will learn online with world class experts and researchers who will share their experience and knowledge through interactive discussions, quizzes, articles, and videos.

Who can benefit from taking the courses?

Courses in international development and humanitarian aid can be attended by anyone interested in acquiring knowledge in these two fields and are designed to cater to those who already work or want to start working in these sectors. In majority, the courses will assist to humanitarian aid and international development workers and practitioners working internationally in humanitarian settings, as well as to scholars, policy-makers, researchers, academics, members of NGOs, and students, who wish to specialize in specific issues related to these two areas.