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.


Join CCHN Connect – a community forum powered by humanitarian negotiators from around the world.

Sharing of Negotiation Experience

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

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CCHN Digital Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected people and communities worldwide. In line with the recent measures taken by governmental authorities to contain the pandemic and protect people, a number of...
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Strengthening the Capabilities of Humanitarian Organizations to Negotiate on the Frontline

Speakers at the fourth annual meeting in Berlin. (Photo: Photothek) The ability to negotiate in conflict areas is becoming ever more important. On 26-27 November last year, the German Federal...
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#NewsBrief: CCHN Gets Ready for Next Steps in 2020

The CCHN kicks off the new year with a multitude of activities for frontline negotiators around the world. Applications are now open for Peer Workshops in Jordan, Colombia, and Senegal.  For the...

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.

Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic measures
Training of Facilitators


Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic measures
Peer Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation


Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic measures
Peer Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation


Overview of Activities 2020


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