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Changing the Narrative about Women Coping with the Trauma of War and Conflict

March 31, 2021
As part of the CCHN’s Community of Care initiative to build the resilience of humanitarian frontline negotiations, we collaborate with Intisar Foundation. The foundation works to help and empower women affected by war with drama therapy. Its founder, Her Highness Sheikha Intisar al-Sabah, was motivated to help other women in the Middle East following her experience of the invasion of Kuwait. We were honoured when she joined us to discuss the role of women in negotiation, bringing a focus on building resilience and mental strength.

Just do your best!

March 5, 2021
We spoke to Dr. Asha Mohammed, Secretary-General of the Kenya Red Cross Society who is passionate about the development of women and girls, to continue the conversation on diversity, legitimacy and women in negotiations.

It Is Very Important to Show Unity, Cohesion, and Equity among Team Members

February 25, 2021
We spoke with Bernadette Castel-Hollingsworth, Deputy Director of the UN Refugee Agency’s Division of International Protection to further discuss the topic Legitimacy, Diversity and Women in frontline negotiations.

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Online Peer Workshop on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation for Omani Charities and the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement 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 Oman Charitable Organization, different Omani charities, the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC), Red Crescent National Societies of the Gulf Countries and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). It was also a great opportunity to establish a long-term partnership between the IFRC, CCHN and ICRC in the Gulf region.

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 in October 2020, the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) launched the CCHN Field Manual in Spanish on Wednesday, 17 March 2021.

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 contexts provided an opportunity for community members from both regions to exchange lessons learned and good practices in conducting negotiations with counterparts labelled as ‘criminal’.

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Webinar on Building Rapport at a Distance

March 10, 2021
The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) has recently launched a webinar on remote negotiation. It was held on 31 August 2020 and focused on building rapport remotely. 

When lives are at stake: Exploring high-pressure negotiations through storytelling

March 10, 2021
Negotiating under pressure in insecure environments is a critical skill that allows humanitarian organizations to help those most in need. If negotiations fail, people may not receive the assistance and protection they so urgently need.

Stress Management for Crisis Negotiation

March 10, 2021
Members of CCHN Community of Practice shared their methods on how to manage stress collectively and individually while negotiating in volatile and complex situations or when a crisis emerges. The interview was done during the CCHN Thematic Retreat on Negotiation Under Pressure 2019.

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