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.

The Centre is staffed by seconded employees of the five Strategic Partners. It organises three types of activities:

Context-Specific Activities


We support agencies’ negotiation capacity in given contexts

People-Specific Activities


 We develop field practitioners’ negotiation skills

Theme-Specific Activities


We address negotiation challenges through specific themes

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.

5-8 Sept 2017
Abuja, Nigeria
Regional Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation


18-21 Sept 2017
Amman, Jordan
Regional Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation


16-19 Oct 2017
Caux, Switzerland
Regional Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation


5-6 December 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
Annual Meeting of Frontline Humanitarian Negotiators

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