Crafting peace and building a safer world

Spheres of dialogue

International committee of the red cross (icrc) / centre of competence on humanitarian negotiation (CCHN)

The Spheres of Dialogue project aims to foster professional exchanges and capacity building of humanitarian negotiators on the frontlines. This unique and innovative project has three dimensions: 1) Building active relationships between humanitarian field practitioners, policymakers and experts in a region through synchronous online and multisite discussions and facilitating the comparison of approaches in a decentralized yet structured manner. 2) Informing professional deliberations with the latest science in building capacity on cross-cultural deliberations as well as negotiations in complex socio-political environments in Advanced Certificate courses in collaboration with INALCO and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. 3) Opening new spaces of experimentation for policy, exchanges and transformation across the academic-practice spectrum using the latest ICT technology.