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Involved in humanitarian negotiations in the Middle East? Rely on advice from expert humanitarian professionals

October 6, 2021
In November 2020, the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) launched the Middle…

Join the CCHN’s journey along the Balkan migration route

October 6, 2021
A CCHN team will be traveling along the Balkan migration route to learn more about the negotiation challenges in the…

10 strategies to use when negotiating assistance for (and with) people on the move

September 7, 2021
The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) gathered experiences of skilled frontline negotiators working in settings where migration is…

Why Diversity Matters for Humanitarian Negotiation

August 25, 2021
Why does diversity matter for humanitarian negotiation? What is the role of inclusion on the frontline? How does your identity…

How to negotiate humanitarian access in northwest Syria

August 4, 2021
In northwest Syria, millions of people have been forced to flee their homes because of armed conflict. Escaping violence, they…

RTS Coverage of the CCHN World Summit 2021

July 5, 2021
Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) covered the CCHN World Summit 2021 that took place between 28 June and 3 July. The…

How humanitarian interpreters bridge the language barrier during negotiations

May 5, 2021
From 26 to 30 April 2021, humanitarian interpreters participated in an Online Peer Workshop and Specialized Session for Humanitarian Interpreters…

Building Capabilities of Frontline Humanitarian Negotiators in the Gulf Countries

April 14, 2021
This Online Peer Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation aimed to exchange good negotiation pratices and stregthen the negotiation capacities of…

The CCHN Field Manual is now available in Spanish

March 18, 2021
After launching the second edition of the Field Manual on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation in November 2019 and its French version…

Another Kind of Counterpart: What It Means to Negotiate with Criminal Groups

March 12, 2021
In February 2021, CCHN held a peer circle discussion on negotiating with criminal groups. This mix of African and Latin-American…

The 2021 Winter Retreat: Improving frontline negotiators’ resilience

March 8, 2021
The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) organized the 2021 Winter Retreat for community members with a focus on…

Building Resilience and a Team-Care Focus Group for our Global Community of Frontline Negotiators

December 7, 2020
Humanitarian professionals are dedicated to assisting vulnerable people in high-risk environments. To do this, they often engage in high-stakes negotiations,…

Capacity-Building on Humanitarian Negotiation for Humanitarians Working with People on The Move in Greece

December 7, 2020
The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) started its workstream on forced migration in Europe in September 2020. We…

Humanitarian Organizations Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic through Collective Efforts

November 20, 2020
At the 2020 Geneva Peace Week (GPW), the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) organized a joint live event…

The Role of Field Negotiation Practices in the Design of Global Diplomatic Strategies

November 19, 2020
High-level diplomacy of humanitarian organizations often appears to be detached from the reality of negotiation in the field. This disconnect…