Advanced Regional Workshops on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiations

ATHA is partnering with the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) to offer these workshops. 

All applications to the workshops should be addressed to CCHN at the following link.

Upcoming Past
Bangkok, Thailand: 23-27 April 2018 Byblos, Lebanon: 23-27 February 2018
Caux, Switzerland: 4-8 June 2018 Caux, Switzerland: 16-19 October 2017
Kigali, Rwanda: 3-9 September 2018 Amman, Jordan: 18-21 September 2017
Amman, Jordan: 17-21 September 2018 Abuja, Nigeria: 5-8 September 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 5-9 November 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 3-6 July 2017
  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: 5-8 June 2017

The Advanced Regional Workshop offers a safe and informed space for humanitarian professionals engaged in frontline negotiations to share their experience with peers. It helps participants build their capacity to address recurring challenges and dilemmas of humanitarian negotiation in complex environments.

The workshop will introduce participants to practical negotiation tools and methods elaborated on the basis of the latest empirical policy research conducted by CCHN and the Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange Platform of the ICRC in partnership with the ATHA Program.

Topics covered

  • Strategic planning and critical thinking in complex environments
  • Conflict analysis and network assessment
  • Planning and evaluating negotiation processes
  • Role of norms in negotiation processes
  • Humanitarian mediation
  • Setting priorities in frontline negotiations
  • Storytelling as a dissemination process of lessons learned
     

Practical details
A cost-recovery fee of USD 600 is required from all participants as to ensure the sustainability of the Advanced Regional Workshop Program. This fee covers all the instruction, material, conference rooms, lunches and coffee breaks during the four and a half day event. The fee is non-reimbursable but can be transferred to another similar CCHN event in a calendar year. A Certificate of Participation will be delivered to all the participants who completed the Advanced Workshop.

Selection criteria
This workshop is designed to serve the needs of humanitarian professionals with a minimum of 5-8 years of experience in operational negotiations. It is open to national and international staff of humanitarian agencies and organizations working in conflict environments. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

About ATHA

The Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) is a global, professional community that aims to capture new approaches and insights of practitioners in order to create a dynamic and creative space for sharing practice. Through focused research on practitioner questions, policy papers, and open debates, ATHA contributes to the growing body of research and analysis on humanitarian negotiation. Research materials and media will be made available to participants in preparation for the workshop sessions. ATHA is a program of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative's Humanitarian Academy at Harvard University and is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

About the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation

The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation is an initiative of Strategic Partnership on Humanitarian Negotiation composed of UNHCR, WFP, MSF, HD and the ICRC. Its mission is to foster a community of professionals engaged in frontline humanitarian negotiations across agencies and regions, promote critical reflections on the challenges and dilemmas of humanitarian negotiation and develop a stronger analytical framework for effective practice in this area. The Centre of Competence is staffed by professionals from its Strategic Partners and works closely with academic and policy partners across regions.

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