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Peer Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation

25 February 2020 - 27 February 2020

This humanitarian negotiation workshop in Beirut aims to develop participants’ capacity to analyze the negotiation environment they work in and improve their ability to plan multi-stakeholder negotiation processes. It will introduce participants to practical negotiation tools and methods elaborated on the basis of the latest empirical research conducted by the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation.

Event details

25-27 February 2020
Beirut, Lebanon
USD 360
3+ years of field experience
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020
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Topics Covered

The Peer Workshop Program draws heavily on the CCHN Field Manual on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation. Sessions will focus on:
– Strategic planning and critical thinking in complex environments
– Context analysis and network assessment
– Analysis of interests and motives of the counterpart
– Setting objectives and priorities in frontline negotiations
– Defining scenarios and red lines in a negotiation
– Planning and evaluating negotiation processes

Learning Through Experience

The Peer Workshop Program is based on experience-based learning. It requires a conscious effort of participants to have informal exchanges on their own negotiation experiences. Through sharing experience, participants learn from the successes and failures of others. They are also introduced to effective ways to support their peers in a negotiation process.

Gateway to a Global Community

The Peer Workshop Program serves as a gateway to a global community of frontline negotiators. More than 1,000 field practitioners have already joined the Program and stayed connected through CCHN Connect – a community-powered forum on humanitarian negotiation. By joining this community, participants get exclusive access to Specialized Sessions, the Training of Facilitators, Peer Circle Program as well as thematic retreats.

Selection Criteria & Application

This workshop is designed to serve the needs of humanitarian professionals with a minimum of 3 years of field experience. The Program is open to national and international staff of humanitarian organizations based in the region. The participation confirmation will be sent shortly after the application deadline.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

Karim Hafez

CCHN Negotiation Support Specialist - Middle East

Photo Credits

Photo Credit: Syrian Arab Red Crescent delivering humanitarian aid convoy to Al-Houla in Homs and to Horr Bnefseh in Hama, Syria. (SARC)


25 February 2020
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Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation