23.03.2022 - 25.03.2022, Online

Humanitarian negotiations in practice


Wednesday, 23 March,

Thursday, 24 March and

Friday, 25 March 2022


8:30 am – 4 pm CET each

Implementing humanitarian projects means constant negotiations on the ground to obtain access to project regions or to receive permits for starting or continuing projects. Negotiation situations are divers, be it with local or national authorities, armed groups or at borders or road checkpoints.

Participants will learn and practice how to carry out humanitarian negotiations and explore the following questions: Who is responsible for planning humanitarian negotiations and who conducts them? How are humanitarian negotiations planned? Which negotiations methods and strategies are relevant for humanitarian professionals? How to apply them? After the seminar, individual coaching sessions are offered.

The training is directed at staff of German humanitarian NGOs that are wo<Crking in country as well as staff of partner organisations. Ideally, they are or will be responsible for negotiating access or protection issues. 

The seminar will be facilitated by Olivier Baconnet from Bioforce. Throughout his career, Oliver has been conducting humanitarian negotiations in many different contexts. Since 2015, Olivier has been working as a consultant and trainer in the field of security and humanitarian access.

The sessions will be in English. Participation is free of charge. Please register online until 25 February 2022. Given that the number of participants is limited, we kindly ask you to fill in the corresponding information in the registration form. We will inform you about your final admission after the registration deadline.

Please contact Karoline Krähling for further questions (+49 (0)30/26 39 299-28, k.kraehling(at)venro.org).