The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) serves as a central hub for the Strategic Partners’ efforts to enhance the ability of humanitarian professionals to effectively prepare and conduct frontline negotiations. Experiential learning and peer exchanges lie at the heart of our activities, aiming to support a global community of practice. We organize four interrelated types of activity:
3 Levels of Engagement
The CCHN activities are available on-site and online and divided into three different levels with a view to tailoring the format and content of the sessions to the interests and commitment of community members. Community members can move up to the next level after attending at least one activity.
Gateway to a Global Community of Practice
Humanitarians with at least 3 years of field experience can apply for:
Community members who have completed a Level 1 activity can continue with:
The Centre facilitates regular peer discussions on specific challenges and dilemmas of humanitarian negotiations. These discussions are hosted in regional hubs and take the form of roundtables, retreats and peer reviews.
Where & With Whom
The Centre regularly organises activities in operational contexts and regional hubs for humanitarian professionals engaged in frontline negotiation. For an overview of all upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.
While our activities are designed to support professional staff from the five Strategic Partners (ICRC, WFP, UNHCR, MSF and HD), these activities are open to the participation of professionals from all humanitarian organisations active on the frontlines of conflict.