Strengthening the Capabilities of Humanitarian Organizations to Negotiate on the Frontlines

By December 3, 2019March 29th, 2021All Videos, Event Video

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. 

Frontline negotiators must strike a difficult balance between making an impact, reaching those in need, while remaining safe and keeping their humanitarian principles intact.

If negotiations fail, people affected by armed conflict may not receive the assistance and protection they so urgently need. How can humanitarian organizations ensure that their field teams are well-prepared for these negotiations in complex environments? In this video, over 10 humanitarian negotiators expressed their views on the importance of negotiation capabilities in the works that they do in the field. This video was presented during the CCHN Berlin Conference hosted by the German Federal Foreign Office on 26-27 November 2019.