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Summer Briefing Sessions on the Response to COVID-19 in the Middle East: How to Prevent and Mitigate Risks in a Negotiation
22 July 2020
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 the Middle East by bringing together public health experts, crisis management professionals, medical responders and frontline negotiators.
How to Prevent and Mitigate Risks in a Crisis Environment
This Online Briefing Session will focus on the essential elements of crisis and risk management, offering a view of the main tools to assess risks and discuss risks associated with the humanitarian response in specific contexts.
Selected participants in each of the event series can volunteer to contribute to the design of the Advanced Professional Certificate in Fall 2020. This design group will convene the following day after each event and will continue to meet regularly in the run-up to the course in September.
We invite governments, national and international agencies as well as NGOs to apply.
Applicants are encouraged to participate in all three briefing sessions below, 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 24 June
2. How to Develop the Required Negotiation Techniques and Skills in Crisis I 8 July
3. How to Prevent and Mitigate Risks in a Negotiation I 22 July
The series of Online Briefing Sessions is to prepare participants to apply to the Advanced Professional Certificate on Crisis Negotiation taking place from 20 – 24 September 2020. The application process for the fall course will open on 31 July. The selection of participants will take place on a rolling basis. A certificate of completion will be issued for participants who attend the full course in the fall.