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.


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Sharing of Negotiation Experience

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

Community news

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Building Humanitarian Negotiation Capacity in the Sahel

An engaging peer exchange during the workshop in Dakar. (Photo Credit: Nikolas Rubiato/CCHN) As part of its objectives for 2019, the CCHN seeks to build negotiation capacity of humanitarian organizations...
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Live Session with Frontline Negotiators from Cameroon

Peer Workshop participants and facilitators in Douala, Cameroon. The live session allowed the CCHN to learn more about how participants apply CCHN tools in their daily work after the workshop....
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Protection Challenges at the Heart of Peer Discussions in Iraq

Protection challenges were at the heart of the peer discussions in Iraq. (Photo credit: Nikolas Rubiato/CCHN) The CCHN held its first Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation in Dohuk, Iraq from...

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.

10 - 12 Septembre 2019
Kinshasa, RDC
Atelier de négociation humanitaire


16 - 18 September 2019
Dubai, UAE
Peer Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation


19 - 20 September 2019
Dubai, UAE
Specialized Session | The Interface between Humanitarian Negotiation & Risk Management in Field Operations


Overview of Activities 2019


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