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CCHN World Summit on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation

CCHN World Summit on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation table
Date28 Jun 2021 3 Jul 2021
Provider Frontline Negotiations
AddressBroadcast from Caux, Switzerland
Type Virtual
CostNo Cost
Booking URLhttps://frontline-negotiations.org/home/activities/meeting-public-discussions/cchn-world-summit-on-frontline-humanitarian-negotiation-2021/?utm_campaign=Global%20Campaign&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=122065541&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--ImFENChOC15WVG9gglr2mkfbMA6SyONNj0oAzrsAhZq5cBxzJp0Rnen5FTl5GULLz-E6dpivTcboUUUjucYEUZYJMBw&utm_content=121751936&utm_source=hs_email

The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) has always striven to bring together humanitarian practitioners from around the world and enhance their negotiation skills through peer exchanges. This year, the CCHN is promoting and facilitating a dialogue between frontline negotiators from the CCHN Community and other professional circles including humanitarian policymakers, conflict management specialists, negotiation scholars and reconciliation experts from around the world.

The CCHN World Summit on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation is organised by the CCHN, a strategic partnership between the ICRCWFPUNHCRMSF and HD. This six-day event is organised in collaboration with Initiatives of Change (IofC), an international movement focusing on conflict resolution, trust-building and personal transformation.

Multi-format sessions will be delivered in English, with some sessions delivered in Spanish, Arabic, or French, on an online platform dedicated to the summit. This event will also serve as the 5th Assembly of the CCHN Community of Practice and further enhance the digitalisation and regionalisation of humanitarian negotiation. 


The Summit is open to CCHN community members; other humanitarian professionals; professionals engaged in negotiation, mediation, conflict management, development and peacebuilding; representatives of donor governments; as well as civil servants, academics, scholars and students and media focused on these areas.

Summit partners and contributors

The summit partners and contributors will share perspectives and knowledge on humanitarian negotiation, mediation, policy and diplomacy through multiple sessions, case studies and workshops. These will serve to enhance collaboration in humanitarian negotiation and across sectors but also expand the participants’ understanding of current challenges and dilemmas.

Programmes & Key Themes

The CCHN World Summit will be organised in three parts below. While, the key themes include Negotiating Vaccination on the Frontlines; Tracking and Monitoring Access; Leading Crisis Negotiation; Legitimacy and Diversity in Negotiation; Negotiating with Criminal Gangs; Digital Negotiations; Designing Mandates; Collaborative Negotiations; and Engaging with Communities with contributions from frontline practitioners, policy experts and other humanitarian agencies.


To participate in the World Summit, registration is mandatory for all participants. The registration will be closed on Thursday, 24 June 2021 at 12:00 PM (Geneva time /CEST).

Follow the link above to register.


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