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Short course: The New Diplomacy of Global Health

International Geneva Global Health Platform
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In-person only: Geneva Graduate Institute, Maison de la paix

Upon applications.

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Course Description:

This is an in-person course designed for professionals working in the global health space, offered by the International Geneva Global Health Platform. It offers an introduction to the new diplomacy of Global Health, providing insight and perspectives into what is at stake in global health after COVID-19, and in light of emerging geopolitical rifts, biotechnological and financial developments, and the moves to decolonise global health. For professionals new to Geneva and/or Global Health, the course offers the practical knowledge needed to successfully navigate International Geneva’s Global Health space. More seasoned practitioners will be able to update their knowledge of contemporary issues. The course also offers participants invaluable networking opportunities.


Course Topics

  • The new context of global health diplomacy
  • Global health architecture
  • Instruments to govern global health
  • “Geneva confidential”
  • Global health governance
  • Decolonising global health
  • Intellectual property & access to medicines 
  • Negotiation exercises

The course will be taught by faculty from the Geneva Graduate Institute and other leading subject matter experts.

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Course Details

  • The course is primarily aimed at global health stakeholders based in Geneva, however, applications from outside Switzerland are also welcome. 
  • There is no course fee, but participants traveling from outside Geneva must cover their own travel and accommodation costs.
  • The course will be conducted in English.
  • The course will take place in person at the Geneva Graduate Institute over three half days: from 24 to 26 June 2024, 09:00-14:30 CEST (total 15 hours).
  • Participants are expected to attend all 3 days of the course in order to receive a Certificate of Course Completion issued by the Global Health Centre.
  • A maximum of 25 participants can be accepted.
  • Deadline to Apply: Friday 5 April 2024 (23:45 CEST). 
  • Applicants will be notified of the result of the selection process by the end of April.


Application requirements:

  • A short statement of motivation: Explain your motivation for participating in this course, and how you expect the course to contribute to your work: Maximum 300 words.
  • Information on your recent professional and/or educational experiences.
  • The name and contact information for one professional reference.

Applications will be selected based on the following criteria

  • Strength of the statement of motivation;
  • At least one relevant work experience with work responsibilities pertaining to Global Health and/or participation in policy-making negotiations;
  • Ability to participate in the course fully and in person;
  • Regional, organisational and gender diversity.


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