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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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How humanitarian interpreters bridge the language barrier during negotiations

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.

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Building Capabilities of Frontline Humanitarian Negotiators in the Gulf Countries

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.

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