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Strengthening the Capabilities of Humanitarian Organizations to Negotiate on the Frontlines

By December 3, 2019May 18th, 2021All Videos, Event Video

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.