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.
In his new article, journalist Burton Bollag sheds light on the challenges and dilemmas operational mangers encounter when trying to help those most in need. He also writes about the difficulties humanitarian organizations face trying to reconcile humanitarian principles with the need to have an impact on the ground.
Intercross the Podcast hosted an episode on frontline humanitarian negotiations with Claude Bruderlein, Director of the Center of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN). To interview took place in the wake of the North America launch of the CCHN Field Manual on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation in Washington DC.
The ICRC Delegation in Paris interviewed CCHN Director Claude Bruderlein. The interview took place in the wake of the two-day conference “Syria: 7 years of humanitarian negotiations in Syria” organized by SciencesPo Paris, the ICRC Delegation in Paris and the CCHN.
Frontline staff of humanitarian organizations often negotiate with an array of local and international actors to establish a presence in conflict environments, ensure access to vulnerable groups and facilitate the delivery of assistance.
Lisa Cornish, a Devex journalist interviewed ICRC President Peter Maurer on how to maintain neutrality while navigating the minefield of politics.
From the President’s perspective, “the commonality between political and humanitarian negotiators are much bigger than what we might have initially thought — some of the methodology is the same and some of the approaches are the same.”
Faced with the biggest array of humanitarian crises since 1945, frontline aid workers and political crisis mediators will meet today in Geneva to engage in informal discussions and share their experiences in crises and conflicts worldwide.