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Session A: Critical Thinking & Strategic Analysis

21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019

This two-day workshop will build on the experience of humanitarian practitioners to foster their critical thinking and strategic analysis skills as applied to the return of refugees and displaced persons.

The workshop will critically review some of the challenges and dilemmas faced when negotiating in favour of the safe, voluntary, and dignified return of refugees. It will be based on collective deliberation between circle participants on projected negotiation scenarios and will provide an opportunity for collective context analysis and planning based on CCHN tools and methods.

Finally, participants will collectively deliberate on field-tested negotiation tactics, enablers, and disablers as to mitigate the potential threat of instrumentalization of humanitarian actors.

About the Peer Circles Program

This Peer Circle Program provides an opportunity for participants to apply CCHN tools and methods as part of their day-to-day work; hence bridging the gap between theory and practice.

Through self-assessments and regular peer-to-peer sessions, participants examine how CCHN negotiation tools and methods are applicable to their operational context.

Members benefit from individualized attention as well as a continuous long-term opportunity for collective peer support in the planning of their humanitarian negotiations in a non-prescriptive manner and based on shared experiences rather than policy or operational advice.

To learn more about the Peer Circles Program, click here.

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Selection criteria & expectations

This workshop is reserved for members of the CCHN Peer Circle on Negotiating the Dignified Return of Refguees and Displaced Persons – a 12-month program designed for humanitarian professionals from the five Strategic Partners (WFP, MSF, UNHCR, ICRC, HD) with first-hand experience in humanitarian negotiations. Humanitarian professionals from other agencies and NGOs are also invited to apply and will be considered depending on availability of places.

Please note that members are required to complete a CCHN Peer Workshop before joining a Peer Circle. Participants are also strongly encouraged to attend a CCHN Specialized Workshop prior to the Peer Circle Program. 

Fee & practical details

The Peer Circle Program is free for all participants. However, participants take charge of the cost of their own travel and accommodation. Funding support might be available for a limited number of participants.

🔎 At CCHN, we see tremendous value in having people with a diverse range of perspectives and insights at our workshops. Hence, we strongly encourage female candidates and national staff to apply!

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21 May 2019
22 May 2019
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Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation