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Specialized Session | Negotiating Humanitarian Access in Yemen

11 September 2019 - 12 September 2019

Specialized Session for humanitarian professionals who negotiate access and deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in Yemen.

The CCHN Specialized Session will explore the major challenges and dilemmas faced by frontline humanitarian organizations when negotiating access in Yemen. 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 Yemen.

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Context analysis of negotiations in Yemen

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

How to design scenarios and bottom lines for negotiations

Learning pathway

The CCHN Specialized Session further seeks to foster the creation of a dedicated circle of humanitarian professionals in the region organized around this theme. Over a one-year cycle, this peer circle will discuss the latest challenges and dilemmas pertaining to these negotiations, share negotiation experiences, reflect on the development 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. 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!


11 September 2019
12 September 2019
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Amman, Jordan


Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation