Negotiating for Humanitarian Access Playbook

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November 12, 2018

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Do you or your team negotiate with government officials, armed groups, and/or peer agencies to ensure access to and assistance for vulnerable populations? If so, then Mercy Corps' brand-new Negotiating for Humanitarian Access playbook is a critical resource for you.

This first-ever access negotiation playbook for the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding communities is a multimedia, interactive resource that provides guidance on what to say and do in challenging access negotiations when you must reach the most vulnerable households, adhere to humanitarian principles, and ensure staff and local partner safety, as well as operational independence.

The first part of the playbook provides an overview of our collaborative negotiation approach, including in multiparty negotiations. Then from the navigation home on page 3, you can access links to 12 professionally-edited instructional videos and role-plays, two interactive quizzes, and much more.