Online Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation | Africa Region
15 December 2020 - 18 December 2020
⚠ 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.