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Regional Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation

18 September 2017 - 21 September 2017

About the workshop

Co-organized by the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) and the ATHA Program at Harvard University, this workshop offers a safe and informed space for humanitarian professionals engaged in frontline negotiators to share their experience with peers.  The workshop helps participants build their capacity to address recurring challenges and dilemmas of humanitarian negotiation in complex environments. Participants will be introduced to practical negotiation tools and methods elaborated on the basis of the latest empirical policy research conducted by CCHN, the ATHA Program as well as the Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange Platform of the ICRC.

Topics covered
  • Strategic planning and critical thinking in complex environments
  • Conflict analysis and network assessment
  • Planning and evaluating negotiation processes
  • Role of norms in negotiation processes
  • Humanitarian mediation
  • Setting priorities in frontline negotiations
Practical details

A cost-recovery fee of USD 500 is required from all participants as to ensure the sustainability of the Regional Workshop Program. This fee covers all the instruction, material, conference rooms, lunches and coffee breaks during the four-day event. The fee, payable to ATHA / Harvard University is non-reimbursable but can be transferred to another similar ATHA event in a calendar year. A Certificate of Participation will be delivered jointly by CCHN and ATHA to all the participants who completed the four-day Advanced Regional Workshop.

Selection criteria

This workshop is designed to serve the needs of humanitarian professionals with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in operational negotiations. It is open to national and international staff of humanitarian agencies and organizations working in conflict environments. For more information on the application process, please contact Andreas Kaufmann at akaufmann@frontline-negotiations.org.

In partnership with



18 September 2017
21 September 2017


Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation
ATHA / Harvard Humanitarian Initiative