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:

Capture & Analysis of Negotiation Practices


We collect & analyse negotiation experiences of frontline staff and senior managers.

Development of Negotiation Tools & Methods


 We develop practical negotiation tools, methods & simulation exercises.

Sharing of Negotiation Experience


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

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.

18-20 July 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
Induction Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation


13-14 August
Bogotá, Colombia
Induction Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation in Latin America


3-7 Sept 2018
Kigali, Rwanda
Advanced Regional Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation


Overview of Activities 2018


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