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22/01/2020

A Behavioral Analysis of Humanitarian Negotiations: CCHN Collaborates with International Research Team

Dr Anne van Aaken during her presentation at the 3rd Annual Meeting of Frontline Humanitarian Negotiators in December 2018. (Photo Credit: Mark Henley/CCHN) Researchers from the University of Hamburg, Max...
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15/12/2019

Completion of the First CCHN Peer Workshop in Arabic

Each participant received a certificate for completing the CCHN Peer Workshop. (Photo Credit: Nour Rady/UNHCR) To reach a wider audience in non-English speaking countries, the CCHN has held workshops in...
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19/11/2019

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at High-Pressure Negotiations

Karim Hafez, CCHN Negotiation Support Specialist - Middle East moderated Voices from The Field session. (Photo Credit: Nicolas Sion/FFH) At the Geneva Peace Week 2019, the CCHN together with ICRC,...
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15/11/2019

Maintaining a Humanitarian Space in Refugee Camps in Cox’s Bazar

Each participant played a role in a negotiation simulation. (Photo Credit: Naïma Weibel/CCHN) Bangladesh is hosting over 900,000 Rohingya refugees in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. The CCHN has worked...
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05/11/2019

When Lives Are at Stake: Exploring High-Pressure Negotiations Through Storytelling

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...
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30/10/2019

Risk Management and Humanitarian Negotiation in Field Operations

The participants were divided into several working groups to allow for small group discussions at each table. (Photo Credit: Nikolas Rubiato/CCHN) Responding to a request from its Strategic Partners, the...

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29/08/2019

How Well Could You Negotiate on the Front-Line?

Find out yourself how well you could negotiate on the frontline. (Photo Credit: ICRC) ICRC launches new interactive storytelling initiative in collaboration with Twitter. The initiative showcases challenges and dilemmas...
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23/05/2019

“The Rules of Humanitarian Negotiation” by Devex

Devex article draws attention to challenges and dilemmas of humanitarian negotiation. In his new article, journalist Burton Bollag sheds light on the challenges and dilemmas operational mangers encounter when trying...
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11/01/2019

#NewsBrief: Download The First CCHN Field Manual

In December 2018, we launched the first edition of the CCHN Field Manual on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation. Now, we are pleased to present to you the CCHN Field Manual on...
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09/01/2019

“Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation with Claude Bruderlein” by Intercross

Intercross the Podcast hosted an episode on frontline humanitarian negotiations with Claude Bruderlein, Director of  the Center of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN). To interview took place in the wake...
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04/06/2018

“Conversation avec Claude Bruderlein” by L’Humanitaire dans tous ses états

The ICRC Delegation in Paris interviewed CCHN Director Claude Bruderlein. The interview took place in the wake of the two-day conference "Syria: 7 years of humanitarian negotiations in Syria" organized...
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04/01/2018

Challenges & dilemmas in frontline negotiations: Interview with Claude Bruderlein

This post was originally published on the ICRC's Law & Policy Blog on 4 January 2018. Frontline staff of humanitarian organizations often negotiate with an array of local and international...
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