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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 organized by the CCHN in collaboration with the Interpreting Department at the University of Geneva. During this event, participants learned about the CCHN negotiation tools, as well the most important interpretation skills in the humanitarian field.

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 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.

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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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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 organized by the CCHN in collaboration with the Interpreting Department at the University of Geneva. During this event, participants learned about the CCHN negotiation tools, as well the most important interpretation skills in the humanitarian field.

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.

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