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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.

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03/12/2020

The Role of The Humanitarian Negotiator in the Global Chain of Humanitarian Diplomacy

Homs, Al-Qarabis. The ICRC, joined by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and Homs Electricity company, implements a project of provision and instalment of a medium voltage aluminum underground cable in...
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20/11/2020

Humanitarian Organizations Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic through Collective Efforts

The Government of Uganda and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are distributing take-home food rations to school children in the Karamoja sub-region in north-eastern Uganda to support home-learning...
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19/11/2020

The Role of Field Negotiation Practices in the Design of Global Diplomatic Strategies

High-level diplomacy of humanitarian organizations often appears to be detached from the reality of negotiation in the field. This disconnect has been accentuated during the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when...

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.

Taller de negociación humanitaria presencial y en línea | Brasil
1 al 3 de diciembre de 2020
Taller de negociación humanitaria presencial y en línea | Brasil

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Online Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation | Asia Region
7 – 9 December 2020
Online Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation | Asia Region

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Online Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation | Africa Region
15 – 18 December 2020
Online Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation | Africa Region

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