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Humanitarian negotiation

17 Sep 2019 - 10:35
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Background

Facts and figures about our 'negotiation skills for humanitarian aid workers' programmes:

The programme was established in 2016 with support from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign affairs. The training courses are offered both in The Hague as well as near conflict areas.

Since 2017, Clingendael Academy has organised over 30 training courses and trained over 450 humanitarian workers of 60+ (I)NGOs and UN agencies in essential negotiation skills. 5 sessions were in partnership with Dutch Relief Alliance. Over 50 working countries have been represented. Within two months, 80% were using the techniques in their negotiations. 

94% of respondents of all participants in 2017 and 2018 have said they found this training to be useful or very useful for their work. The percentage of participants who felt confident to lead a negotiation process went up from 51% to 81%

The training courses are delivered in English and French. 

Timeline of Activities 2019

We keep adding training opportunities each month.  Contact us for co-organising a training in your region. 

Dates

Activity

Location

Registration link

5-7 February

Négociation Humanitaire (3 jours)

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Full

19-21 March

Advanced Course  (3 days)

The Hague

Alumni only

2,3 April

Negotiation Skills Training Medair (2 days)

Dubai, UAE

Full

9 - 11 April Negotiation Skills Training (3 days) Abuja, Nigeria Full

24 April

Knowledge Seminar

The Hague

Invitation only

30 April - 2 May

Negotiation Skills Training (3 days)

Erbil, Iraq

Full

7-9 May

Négociation Humanitaire (3 jours)

Kigali, Rwanda

Full

21-24 May

Negotiation Skills Training (4 days)

The Hague

Full

11-13 June

Negotiation Skills Training (3 days)

Djibouti

Full

1-5 July

Mediation and negotiation skills training for trusted third parties in a humanitarian context (5 days)

The Hague

Invitation only

9-12 July

Negotiation Skills Training (4 days)

The Hague

Full

4-6 September Negotiation Skills Training (3 days) Beirut Register
9-11 September Negotiation Skills Training (3 days)  WOMEN ONLY Beirut Register

30 September - 4  October

Mediation and negotiation skills training for trusted third parties in a humanitarian context (5 days)

The Hague

Invitation only

8-10 October

Advanced Course (3 days)

The Hague

Alumni only

14-25 October

Training of Trainers

The Hague

Not yet open

28 November

Knowledge Seminar

The Hague

Invitation only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Humanitarian organisations are expected to cover travel and accommodation costs of their participating staff. Financial assistance is available in some circumstances. Clingendael covers the training fees and costs for the training venue including lunch.

Training pillars
Humanitarian negotiation Training Programme will focus on two facets:
16 March 2018 - 16:56

How we work

Our training approach to support peace initiatives is interactive and practical. We develop our own simulation tailored to the specific needs of the participants, relating to different phases in the negotiation process. Read more
16 March 2018 - 17:03

Building an essential humanitarian skill

The ability to effectively negotiate in stressful circumstances is a skill which is essential to every humanitarian worker: from the field-based aid worker negotiating access on the frontline to the manager in headquarters talking to donors and governments. Read more
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Staff involved
Wilbur Perlot
Deputy Director Clingendael Academy
Ron Ton
Director Clingendael Academy
Leela Koenig
Training and Research Fellow
Evelien Borgman
Training and Research Fellow
Marlies Rotshuizen
Training and Research Fellow
Judith van den Boogert
Senior Training and Research Fellow