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08/10/2020

How to Build Rapport Remotely Before Starting a Negotiation

An MSF staff uses a satellite phone to make a call in Tiaty, Baringo County, Kenya. (Photo: Paul Odongo/MSF) The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) has recently launched...
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05/10/2020

Negotiating Agricultural and Food Security Access during 1,000 days of Siege and COVID-19 Pandemic in Syria

In partnership with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP) is joining a project to fully upgrade an irrigation system in areas previously controlled by the Islamic State...
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02/09/2020

How Peer Support Helps Frontline Negotiators

Qadir Assemy, Head of Office for WFP in Herat province, Afghanistan, talks about the challenges and dilemmas that negotiators face, and the importance of managing stress in their work. He...
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24/08/2020

Advisory Support to the WFP Global Access Discussion on Humanitarian Access in the Context of COVID-19

A World Food Programme (WFP) staff member teaches a pupil about the Sustainable Development Goals amidst the COVID-19 pandemic at a distribution center for the National Home Grown School Feeding...
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17/08/2020

Strengthening Complementary Relationship with Bangladesh Government to Protect COVID-19 Healthcare Frontliners

A patient is receiving emergency medical care at the ten-bed isolation centre in the emergency department of Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital, renovated by the ICRC. (Photo Credit : M Karim...
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03/08/2020

Hybrid Briefing Session on Preventing and Mitigating Risk in a Negotiation

Group work during hybrid briefing session in Caux, Switzerland. (Photo credit: Agusmia Putri Haerani/CCHN) Impacted by the global pandemic of COVID-19, many humanitarians have switched to online training and self-development activities to prepare themselves in maintaining their...

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29/07/2020

The Importance of Avoiding Damage that Can’t Be Undone

Innocent Sauti, Head of Programme for WFP in Myanmar, talks about the challenges that come with his work on the frontlines while emphasizing the importance of preparing the staff with...
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19/06/2020

The Benefits of Investing in Negotiation Skills

Caitlin Longden, Senior Programme Officer for the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), talks about the benefits of investing in negotiation skills. By investing in these skills, negotiation teams have...
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11/06/2020

The Better We Are Prepared, The Less Risks We Run

Mónica Bucio Escobedo, UNICEF's Chief of Field Office in Venezuela, shares how practical negotiation tools help strengthen humanitarians' capacity to operate. She explains why being prepared reduces risks for her...
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08/06/2020

CCHN Negotiation Resources

In this video, CCHN project leads walk you through the different resources they developed to assist humanitarians from around the world in their negotiations and build a global community of...
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28/04/2020

ICRC’s Contribution to CCHN’s Development and Operations

The ICRC has been instrumental in the development of the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) since the beginning. Four years into the CCHN's incubation period, ICRC field staff...
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22/04/2020

COVID-19: A Special Role for Humanitarian Crisis Negotiators?

"Here be dragons" means dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of a medieval practice of putting illustrations of dragons, sea monsters, and other mythological creatures on uncharted areas of maps where potential...
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