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.
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.
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.
At the 2020 Geneva Peace Week (GPW), the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) organized a joint live event in collaboration with the Permanent Missions of France and Germany to the United Nations in Geneva to discuss collective efforts on how humanitarian organizations can ensure access to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CCHN invited distinguished speakers and experts to exchange their views with members of the CCHN Community of Practice and to discuss the multifaceted challenges of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On 2 July 2020, 120 frontline humanitarian professionals, field practitioners, policymakers, experts and government representatives from 50 countries gathered online for the 3rd CCHN Monthly Forum. During this event, participants took stock of how non-state armed groups have positioned themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CCHN Monthly Forums continue to provide a platform for discussion on negotiation in the context of the humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The impact of COVID-19 on humanitarian responses is massive and varied in different regions and contexts. During the first CCHN Monthly Forum that took place on 15 April 2020, the CCHN brought together field practitioners, policymakers, experts and government representatives to discuss the latest developments affecting the international humanitarian response.
The ability to negotiate in conflict areas is becoming ever more important. On 26-27 November last year, the German Federal Foreign Office and the CCHN hosted a high-level panel and professional roundtable forum on the subject in Berlin.