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Online Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation | Africa Region

15 December 2020 - 18 December 2020

This online peer workshop 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

15 – 18 December 2020
Tue: 10:00-12:00 PM and 14:00-16:00 (CAT)
Wed-Fri: 10:00-12:00 PM (CAT)
Stable Internet connection required
Webcam and microphone required
Free of charge
Field practitioners in/with experience in Africa
3+ years of experience
Application Deadline: 4 December 2020
Apply here
⚠ This workshop has been moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about the CCHN's digital activities during the crisis.

Topics of the Online Peer Workshop

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

Structure and Time Commitment

This workshop contains 5 sessions of 2 hours. There will be one session each day from 10:00-12:00 PM, max 12:30 PM (CAT), except for day 1 when an additional session is scheduled in the afternoon from 14:00 to 16:00/16:30 (CAT). Virtual presence during these hours is mandatory for all participants to receive a certificate of participation. In addition, it is expected that participants reserve at least 1 hour each day for assignments and group work outside of the workshop sessions.

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 1,500 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 that are currently based in Africa, or have worked there in the past, and have a minimum of 3 years of field experience. The Program is open to national and international staff of humanitarian organizations based in the region. Places are limited to 30 participants to ensure a high degree of interaction throughout the workshop. The participation confirmation will be sent shortly after the application deadline.

Application Deadline: 2 December 2020
Participants will be informed if their application was successful on 4 December. Apply Here
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Hanalia Ferhan

CCHN Negotiation Support Specialist for Africa

Liza Abdulla

CCHN Events Coordinator

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Details

Start:
15 December 2020
End:
18 December 2020
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Venue

Online

Organiser

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

Other

Language
English
Region
Africa
Type of event
Online