The CCHN community currently includes 5,300 humanitarian negotiators from around the globe. Discover what else the CCHN achieved in 2022.
The CCHN interviewed communication practitioners to better understand their humanitarian negotiation challenges. The findings led to the organisation of a peer workshop specifically for communication professionals in June 2022 and the publication of a report on the role of communication professionals in humanitarian organisations.
The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) is happy to announce that Joëlle Germanier has been appointed Director, starting her new role in January 2022.
During the month of October 2021, a CCHN team traveled along the Balkan migration route to discuss with humanitarian professionals in the region about their negotiation experiences and challenges.
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.
In northwest Syria, millions of people have been forced to flee their homes because of armed conflict. Escaping violence, they often settled in camps or sites in territories controlled by armed groups.
For humanitarian organizations and their staff assisting these populations, part of their work means negotiating with the groups who control the territories where these camps are located.
Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) covered the CCHN World Summit 2021 that took place between 28 June and 3 July. The six day conference on the challenges of humanitarian negotiation on the frontlines took place in a hybrid format in Caux (VD, Switzerland).
From 26 to 30 April 2021, humanitarian interpreters participated in an Online Peer Workshop and Specialized Session for Humanitarian Interpreters organized by the CCHN in collaboration with the Interpreting Department at the University of Geneva. During this event, participants learned about the CCHN negotiation tools, as well the most important interpretation skills in the humanitarian field.
This Online Peer Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation aimed to exchange good negotiation pratices and stregthen the negotiation capacities of the Oman Charitable Organization, different Omani charities, the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC), Red Crescent National Societies of the Gulf Countries and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). It was also a great opportunity to establish a long-term partnership between the IFRC, CCHN and ICRC in the Gulf region.
After launching the second edition of the Field Manual on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation in November 2019 and its French version in October 2020, the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) launched the CCHN Field Manual in Spanish on Wednesday, 17 March 2021.