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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Completion of the First CCHN Peer Workshop in Arabic

Each participant received a certificate for completing the CCHN Peer Workshop. (Photo Credit: Nour Rady/UNHCR) To reach a wider audience in non-English speaking countries, the CCHN has held workshops in...
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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at High-Pressure Negotiations

Karim Hafez, CCHN Negotiation Support Specialist - Middle East moderated Voices from The Field session. (Photo Credit: Nicolas Sion/FFH) At the Geneva Peace Week 2019, the CCHN together with ICRC,...
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Maintaining a Humanitarian Space in Refugee Camps in Cox’s Bazar

Each participant played a role in a negotiation simulation. (Photo Credit: Naïma Weibel/CCHN) Bangladesh is hosting over 900,000 Rohingya refugees in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. The CCHN has worked...

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.

25 - 27 February 2020
Amman, Jordan
Peer Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation


25-27 February 2020
Cúcuta, Colombia
Peer Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation


2-4 March 2020
Dakar, Senegal
Peer Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation


Overview of Activities 2020


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