DIHAD HUMANITARIAN COLLEGE
College & University
Using a blended learning environment, students enrolled in the program will experience the concept of blended learning, mixing both physical and virtual classroom attendance, practical training, and visit many conferences and study sessions to achieve the highest quality of learning thus empowering, promoting, and training future humanitarian entrepreneurs with sustainable mindsets while enhancing their skills.
Selected Students will enroll in a one-year program undertaking a total of 60 credit hours, and will have the opportunity to be involved in a practical internship with one of DIHAD’s prestigious partners, and ultimately submit a thesis paper to graduate with a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Humanitarian Action.
- Physical lectures
- Online lectures
- Practical internship
- Study visits
- Obtain key concepts and practical knowledge in sustainable humanitarian action in addition to gaining insights on how to adapt to the future of humanitarian work.
- Acquire a sustainable mindset to deliver sustainable projects.
- Attain critical humanitarian management skills and knowledge.
- Introduction: Be a Positive Global Citizen (20%)
- Humanitarian Actions (60%)
- About DIHAD Foundation (20%)
ECTS: 5 ECTS Delivery Method: Physical
- Economy in the Humanitarian Field (50%)
- Sustainable Humanitarian Mindset (50%)
ECTS: 6 ECTS Delivery Method: Online
- International Humanitarian Organisations (50%)
- International Humanitarian Law & Ethics (50%)
ECTS: 4 ECTS Delivery Method: Physical
- 4th Industrial Revolution (20%)
- Utilizing Technology in Humanitarian Field (37.5%)
- Social Entrepreneurship and Theory of Change (20%)
- Innovation in Humanitarian Field (37.5%)
ECTS: 8 ECTS Delivery Method: Online
- The Power of Soft Power (50%)
- Humanitarian Diplomacy and Peace Making (50%)
ECTS: 6 ECTS Delivery Method: Online
- Leadership in Humanitarian Field (50%)
- Etiquette and Protocol in Humanitarian Field (50%)
ECTS: 6 ECTS Delivery Method: Online
- Humanitarianism Foresight and Future (33.33%)
- Humanitarianism Strategies and Planning (33.33%)
- Humanitarianism Management (33.33%)
ECTS: 9 ECTS Delivery Method: Online
- Internship in a DIHAD Partner
ECTS: 9 ECTS Delivery Method: Physical
- Election, preparation and VIVA of the Master’s Thesis
ECTS: 7 ECTS Delivery Method: Physical
H.E. Amb. Dr. Abdulsalam Al Madani
Chairman, DIHAD Sustainable Humanitarian Organisation; Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) Roving Ambassador for the GCC
H.E. Amb. Gerhard Putman-Cramer
CEO, DIHAD Sustainable Humanitarian Foundation; Director, DIHAD International Scientific Advisory Board (DISAB); Ambassador, Permanent Delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva
Mr. Amin Awad
United Nations Assistant Secretary General
and Former Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine; Senior Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative, Harvard University
Ms. Ann Encontre
Director, the Ethics Office, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Geneva
Mr. Claus Sorensen
Senior Adviser on Resilience,
Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Norwegian Refugee Council; Former Director-General, ECHO
Eng. Khaled Al Attar
Director-General, DIHAD Sustainable Humanitarian Organisation
Ms. Magda Ninaber van Eyben
Senior Humanitarian Aid Advisor
Mr. Mario Stephan
Head of Philanthropy Diversification and Impact,
Doctors without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Dr. Mukesh Kapila
Global Health & Humanitarian Affairs, University of Manchester; Senior Adviser to the Parliament Assembly for the Mediterranean (PAM); Adviser on the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Antimicrobial Resistance for the World Health Organization (WHO)
Dr. Paolo Petrocelli
Stauffer Center for Strings; Founder & President, Euro Mediterranean Music Academy – EMMA for Peace; Honorary President & Co-Founder, Italian Youth Association for UNESCO
Prof. Randolph Kent
Director, Humanitarian Futures; Director and Senior Research Associate, Royal United Services Institute; Visiting Professor, African Leadership Centre; King’s College, London
Drs. Yannick du Pont
Founder, Spark Amsterdam
H.E. Amb. Dr. Zoran Jolevski
Former Minister of Defense; Vice Rector, European University – Skopje; Senior Fellow, Harvard University; an Ambassador to the United States and Secretary General of the Cabinet of the late President Boris Trajkovski
Mr. Adrian Kitimbo
UN Migration Agency (IOM); Research Associate at GIBS, University of Pretoria
Dr. Andrea Atzori
CEO, Doctors with Africa CUAMM UK
Ms. Clare Dalton
Head of Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), UAE
Mr. David Harland
Executive Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue;
Member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, United Nations
Dr. Eric de Roodenbeke
International Consultant; Past Chief Executive Officer,
International Hospital Federation (IHF)
H.E. Hon. Gennaro Migliore
Board Member and Director, Centre for Global Studies – CGS
Mr. Khaled Khalifa
Senior Advisor and Representative to the GCC Countries, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Dr. Marie McAuliffe
Head, Migration Research and Publications Division;
Editor, World Migration Report, Department of Policy and Research, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Dr. Sama Al-Shawi
Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), UAE
H.E. Amb. Sergio Piazzi
Secretary-General, Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM)
By joining DIHAD Humanitarian College you’ll have a chance to upskill your humanitarian talents and obtaining a degree in Sustainable Humanitarian Action. The program provides candidates with a chance to meet top names in the field which qualifies people from around the world to prepare and respond to crises wherever they are, in addition to refining leadership skills in aims to deliver relief to people on a worldwide scale and altering society.
DIHAD Humanitarian College also builds a highly skilled workforce equipped to prepare and respond more effectively and efficiently to catastrophes from all kinds by curating and sharing top notch humanitarian knowledge and building a network of aspiring future pioneers of hope.
- Candidates must have obtained, a Bachelor’s degree program with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0.
- Candidates are required to have a recognized qualification in the English language for example a score of 6.0 in IELTS or an equivalent of 500 in TOFEL.
- A minimum of 2 years of experience in the humanitarian field or a minimum of 2000 certified volunteering hours in the humanitarian field.
- All qualified applicants must pass a personal interview with the committee.
- Letter of recommendation.
The Master’s Degree in Sustainable Humanitarian Action offers a wide range of career opportunities. The program will qualify graduates to start or boost their existing careers within Non-Governmental Organisations, International Humanitarian Organizations, United Nations agencies, National Government Authorities, Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, Humanitarian Foundations and Charities, Academic Institutions, or the Private Sector. This will ultimately give students the chance to become specialists in humanitarian sustainability and a wide range of career opportunities become available such as field project/program officers, managers and directors, consultants, and even corporate social responsibility (CSR) departments in private companies.