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Essentials of Humanitarian Negotiation (EHN) Online

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Jan 2023

InterWorks facilitated an Essentials of Humanitarian Negotiation (EHN) online workshop from 10 – 13 January 2023. Participants came from Afghanistan, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. The EHN online workshop was designed to increase overall emergency response capacity in the region by improving participants’ understanding of humanitarian negotiation basics, and increasing their ability and confidence to use them in real-life applications. The workshop included multiple opportunities for participants to practice collaborative negotiation skills such as asking questions, listening, generating solutions and finding win-win solutions to negotiation challenges. It also included sessions on the centrality of protection and negotiating with non-state armed groups to highlight the importance of humanitarian principles and international legal frameworks as critical components of the “interests” of humanitarian negotiators.

Facilitators have great facilitation and good communication skills. You have proved with your manner/behavior how to be a good listener and perfect negotiator/advocator.

– Workshop participant