Frontline negotiators must strike a difficult balance between making an impact, reaching those in need, while remaining safe and keeping their humanitarian principles intact. If negotiations fail, people affected by armed conflict may not receive the assistance and protection they so urgently need. How can humanitarian organizations ensure that their field teams are well-prepared for these negotiations in complex environments?

From 26-27 November 2019, the CCHN will organize a three-day conference under the patronage of the German Federal Foreign Office, gathering humanitarian practitioners, training providers and donor governments to discuss how to strengthen the capabilities of humanitarian organizations to negotiate on the frontlines.

The demand for professional development opportunities on humanitarian negotiation has been rising steadily over the recent years. Several training centers and initiatives have provided introductory support on negotiation principles and practices, but they can hardly satisfy the demand, especially among field practitioners operating in remote locations.

Paradoxically, few humanitarian organizations have integrated negotiation modules into their internal training programs. A key aspect in addressing the need for professional development on humanitarian negotiation resides in both the ability of humanitarian organizations to integrate practical negotiation tools and methods to their professional training programs as well as to scale up peer exchange activities.

Audience

The event is reserved for government representatives and staff development officers of humanitarian organizations.

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About the event

26-27 November 2019

Dates

Berlin, Germany

Location

By invitation only

Participation

In partnership with