About us

The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation is a joint initiative of WFP, UNHCR, HD, MSF, and ICRC. It was established in 2016 to enhance professional exchanges and peer learning among frontline humanitarian negotiators.

Learning Pathway

We offer a pathway for humanitarian negotiators based on experiential learning and peer exchange methodologies.

Community

Join CCHN Connect – a community forum powered by humanitarian negotiators from around the world.

Sharing of Negotiation Experience

We facilitate the sharing of knowledge, ideas and experience between humanitarian professionals.

Community news

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08/10/2020

How to Build Rapport Remotely Before Starting a Negotiation

An MSF staff uses a satellite phone to make a call in Tiaty, Baringo County, Kenya. (Photo: Paul Odongo/MSF) The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) has recently launched...
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05/10/2020

Negotiating Agricultural and Food Security Access during 1,000 days of Siege and COVID-19 Pandemic in Syria

In partnership with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP) is joining a project to fully upgrade an irrigation system in areas previously controlled by the Islamic State...
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02/09/2020

How Peer Support Helps Frontline Negotiators

Qadir Assemy, Head of Office for WFP in Herat province, Afghanistan, talks about the challenges and dilemmas that negotiators face, and the importance of managing stress in their work. He...

Next events

We regularly organise workshops in operational contexts and regional hubs for humanitarian professionals engaged in frontline negotiation. Please check our calendar to see all our past and upcoming events.

Briefing Sessions on the Response to COVID-19 in Asia: How to Develop the Required Negotiation Techniques and Skills in Crisis
29 October 2020
Briefing Sessions on the Response to COVID-19 in Asia: How to Develop the Required Negotiation Techniques and Skills in Crisis

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Online Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation | Middle East Region
2-4 November 2020
Online Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation | Middle East Region

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How Humanitarian Organizations Ensure and Maintain Access to Deliver Aid and Protection Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
4 November 2020
How Humanitarian Organizations Ensure and Maintain Access to Deliver Aid and Protection Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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