Before the COVID-19 measures were tightened, CCHN managed to organize a Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation in Amman, Jordan on 25-27 February 2020. It included 27 participants, a few of them working in the academic sector. This workshop took place after we had launched the new Training of Facilitators curriculum in two trainings at the end of January and the beginning of February.
The CCHN first started researching the topic of communities at the centre of negotiations in the framework of the Middle East Think Tank, a year-long project developed in collaboration with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.
A group of CCHN community members shared experiences, reviewed litterature and worked with experts from other sectors to identify the main challenges related to the topic.
The group then led focus group discussions to develop good practices and tools that support frontline workers when negotiations involve communities.