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Negotiating Humanitarian Access to Hard-to-Reach Areas in Afghanistan

30 June 2019 - 1 July 2019

Specialized Workshop for humanitarian professionals who negotiate access and deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in hard-to-reach areas in Afghanistan.

The CCHN Specialized Workshop will explore the major challenges and dilemmas faced by frontline humanitarian organizations when negotiating access to hard-to-reach areas with Armed Opposition Groups in Afghanistan. Drawing on the CCHN Field Manual on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation, the Specialized Session will review a series of advanced negotiation tools and methods for humanitarian professionals who seek to negotiate access and deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in hard-to-reach areas in Afghanistan.

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Context analysis of negotiations in Afghanistan

Network mapping and leveraging influence among stakeholders from all parties

Development of a tactical plan for negotiations

How to mitigate the instrumentalization of humanitarian actors in negotiating access to hard-to-reach areas

How to design scenarios and bottom lines for negotiations

The CCHN Specialized Workshop further seeks to foster the creation of a dedicated circle of humanitarian professionals in the region organized around this theme. This peer circle will discuss over a one-year cycle the latest challenges and dilemmas pertaining to these negotiations, share negotiation experiences in their context, consider the elaboration of new tools to address some of these challenges, as well as provide peer-to-peer support. To learn more about the Peer Circles Program, click here.

Who should attend

The workshop is open to humanitarian professionals who have previously attended a CCHN Peer Workshop. The next Peer Workshop in Afghanistan will take place from 25-27 June 2019 in Kabul. Click here to find out more.

? 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!


30 June 2019
1 July 2019
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