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Essentials of Humanitarian Negotiation (EHN) Online

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Apr 2024


InterWorks facilitated an Essentials of Humanitarian Negotiation (EHN) online workshop from 22-25 April 2024. Participants attended from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Iran, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, 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.

The interactive and engaging nature of the sessions, the workshop effectively utilized various tools and techniques to facilitate participation, discussion, and learning

– Workshop participant