Humanitarian Entrepreneurship

For effectively react on future emergency situations, a new generation of Disaster Managers is needed with a thorough knowledge about economy, management and political science. In addition, personal mastery and personal development towards awareness and curiosity will be essential to approach such challenges of humanitarian crises.

While leadership is essential for the success of disaster response operations and development cooperations, entrepreneurship to involve private sector to improve and develop civil society are substantial elements to support the humanitarian continuum from a pre-disaster situation to a emerging economy.

Lecturing at St. Gallen University, Switzerland

Leadership in Humanitarian Crisis

Spring Semester for Bachelor Students

  1. Understanding and being able to act as a humble and careful leader in an emergency situation based on proper knowledge about emergency situations, risks, potential solutions and approaches.
  2. Being able to develop meaningful and realistic plans (plan of action) based on given situations to guide teams and professionals to provide necessary services.
  3. Being able to analyse emergency situations in terms of their immediate risks as well as potentials for future improvements.
  4. Develop focused leadership creativity within given and realistic challenges and limitations.

Practical Leadership in Development Cooperation

Fall Semester for Masters Students

  1. Understanding context and challenges of development cooperation and the role of operational leadership.
  2. To develop practical experience from realistic case studies to plan and budget own development concept.
  3. To become aware on cultural differences and human vulnerabilities.
  4. To work in teams under pressure to achieve results based on proper planning and group interaction.