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Briefing Sessions on the Response to COVID-19 in Asia: How Public Health Can Inform Humanitarian Negotiation in Times of a Pandemic

13 October 2020, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm CEST

Online Briefing Session organized in collaboration with Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO-Alliance Sorbonne) in preparation for the Advanced Professional Certificate on Crisis Negotiation.

Event Details

13 October 2020
11:00 – 13:30 (Geneva time)
Stable Internet connection required
Webcam and microphone required
Free of charge
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The Online Briefing Sessions will present and discuss the complexities of addressing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic amidst the operational and policy challenges in Asia by bringing together public health experts, crisis management professionals, medical responders and frontline negotiators.

Designed for professionalsconfronted with specificchallenges and dilemmas related tothe current health crisis and its social and humanitarian impact in Asia, the online briefing sessionsinclude lectures with global experts on public health and pandemics, skill-based sessions on negotiation under pressure, risk management, strategic planning and the contextualization of negotiation in complex socio-political environments. It will entail context-specific discussions, practical exercises, and simulations on how to develop and negotiate a response plan incomplex evolving environments in Asia. 

On the COVID-19 Pandemic

The rapid propagation of the coronavirus has mobilized public health and humanitarian response on an unprecedented scale in Asia. COVID-19 has already made a significant social and economic impact on most countries in Asia, redirecting national and international priorities to tackling the public health concerns of this pandemic within and across borders, addressing the impact of confinement and lockdown measures as well as safeguarding the protection of the most vulnerable.

Topics to Be Covered

The session will present and discuss the complexities of addressing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic amidst the operational and policy challenges in Asia bybringing together public health experts, crisis management professionals, medical responders, area specialists and frontline negotiators.

About the Session

How Public Health Can Inform Humanitarian Negotiation in Times of a Pandemic

This Online Briefing Session is articulated around a professional seminar on a set of essential elements of the public health approaches to respond to the pandemic, applied to the specific contexts and state of the health system in the region. The elements presented in the introductory part of the session will be the object of deliberations in breakout rooms with humanitarian practitioners discussing a specific challenge or dilemmas in the case under review.

Design Group

Select participants in the event can volunteer to contribute to the design of the CCHN Regional Think Tank on Humanitarian Negotiation in Asia planned for 2021. This design group will convene the following day after each event and will continue to meet regularly in the run up to the Think Tank in February 2021.

Participation in the Online Briefing Session

We invite governments, national and international agencies as well as NGOs to apply.  Applicants are encouraged to participate in all three briefing sessions, yet it is also possible to participate in selected events only. 

1. How Public Health Can Inform Humanitarian Negotiation in Times of a Pandemic I 13 October
2. How to Develop the Required Negotiation Techniques and Skills in Crisis I 29 October
3. How to Prevent and Mitigate Risks in a Crisis Environment I 19 November

Advanced Certificate

The series of Online Briefing Sessions is to prepare participants to apply to theAdvanced Professional Certificate on Crisis Negotiation taking place from 1 – 5 February 2021.  Applications are now open. Selection of participants will take place on a rolling basis beginning in December. Certificate of completion will be issued for participants who attend the full course.

Learn More about the Advanced Certificate

James Sadlier

Negotiation Support Specialist for Asia

Brett Davis

CCHN Project Manager - Research and Development

Nikolas Rubiato - CCHN Events Coordinator

Nikolas Rubiato

CCHN Events Coordinator

New Delhi. An ICRC staff hands over “Dos” and “Don’ts” pamphlets of managing mortal remains. Photo: BHATIA, Ashish/ICRC

Details

Date:
13 October 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 1:30 pm CEST
Event Category:

Organiser

CCHN
Email:
info@frontline-negotiations.org
Website:
http://frontline-negotiations.org/

Other

Language
English
Region
Asia