About the Program

This Peer Circle Program provides an opportunity for field practitioners to apply CCHN tools and methods as part of their day-to-day work; hence bridging the gap between theory and practice.

Through self-assessments and regular peer-to-peer sessions, participants examine how CCHN negotiation tools and methods are applicable to their operational context.

Members benefit from individualized attention as well as a continuous long-term opportunity for collective peer support in the planning of their humanitarian negotiations in a non-prescriptive manner and based on shared experiences rather than policy or operational advice.


The Program’s core objectives are to:

Create a safe space for the application of CCHN tools to a humanitarian negotiation topic over a 12-month period.

Facilitate the acquisition of advanced negotiation capabilities and skills.

Assess the impact of CCHN tools and methods on the participants’ negotiation skills and capabilities.

Peer Circle

Negotiating the Dignified Return of Refugees and Displaced Persons
Negotiating Access in Yemen

Coming Soon

Humanitarian Access Negotiations in Northwest Syria

Coming Soon



Entry Survey

Self-assessment to determine the applicability of CCHN tools and methods to the daily work in the operational context.

Session A

Critical Thinking and Strategic Analysis

Session B

CCHN Community Assembly

Exit Survey

Self-assessment to determine how peer support activities impacted participants' use of negotiation tools and methods.

Criteria and Expectations

The Peer Circle Program is designed for humanitarian professionals from the five Strategic Partners (WFP, MSF, UNHCR, ICRC, HD) with first-hand experience in humanitarian negotiations. Humanitarian professionals from other agencies and NGOs are also invited to apply and will be considered depending on availability of places.

Participants decide which Peer Circle they wish to join, based on their professional experience.

⚠ Please note that members are required to complete a CCHN Peer Workshop before joining a Peer Circle. Participants are also strongly encouraged to attend a CCHN Specialized Workshop prior to joining the Peer Circle Program.

Practical Details

The Peer Circle Program is free for all participants. However, participants take charge of the cost of their own travel and accommodation. Funding support may be available to a limited number of participants.


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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