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Why Diversity Matters for Humanitarian Negotiation

Why does diversity matter for humanitarian negotiation? What is the role of inclusion on the frontline? How does your identity impact your perception and how you are perceived?

Dr. Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings, Associate Director of Research of the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, elaborates on the importance of diversity in Humanitarian Negotiations in the article below. Drawing from Alsalem & Grace (2021), she delves into how identity, character, and past experiences may influence how counterparts perceive the negotiator and how negotiators perceive the counterpart, the efforts of the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN), and the importance of inclusion amongst other topics.

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Convoys, COVID, and Negotiation in Afghanistan

What does the COVID pandemic mean for people who don’t have the luxury to stay inside? How has it affected those on the frontline? What impact does it have on humanitarian negotiations?
Peter Scott-Bowden, fmr Director & International Strategic Advisor of the WFP, discusses his experiences and observations from Afghanistan in a podcast by Jan Powell, founder of Jan Powell Media and former head of the ICRC’s audiovisual unit.

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