Only a few weeks after the first Atelier de Négociation Humanitaire (French for Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation) in Senegal, the CCHN organized another negotiation workshop in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) from 10 – 12 September 2019. The event marked an important milestone in the development of the CCHN’s community of frontline negotiators in francophone Africa.
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.