IASC Event on the Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange Platform (HNx)

IASC Event on the Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange Platform (HNx)

Jul
08
2016
10:00 to 11:30
in Geneva
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Add to Calendarhttp://interagencystandingcommittee.org/geneva-iasc-events/meetings/iasc-event-humanitarian-negotiation-exchange-platform-hnx07-08-2016 06:00:0007-08-2016 07:30:0035IASC Event on the Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange Platform (HNx) The IASC is pleased to invite you to an IASC Event on the Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange Platform (HNx) on Friday 8 July, from 10:00 - 12:00, at the Palais des Nations. Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange Platform (HNx) The HNx Platform has been designed to capture and analyze ICRC negotiation practices as well as facilitate the sharing of negotiation experiences among ICRC practitioners and beyond in full respect of the rules of confidentiality of the ICRC. In parallel and following informal consultations on the need to capture and share experience on frontline negotiations, HD, ICRC, MSF, UNHCR and WFP have established a Strategic Partnership to facilitate peer-to-peer interactions among humanitarian professionals active on the frontlines. After a short introductory from Mr Enrico Formica, Mediation Officer with UNOG/DPA, presenters for the IASC Event are: Claude Bruderlein, Head of Project (ICRC HNx and Centre of Competence) Omar Odeh, Senior Project Officer (ICRC HNx) Claude Bruderlein is Strategic Advisor to the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Head of its Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange Platform (HNx). Mr Bruderlein has been engaged in international humanitarian action since 1985. From 1990 -1995, he worked in humanitarian assistance and protection with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Middle East as well as in Geneva as legal advisor to ICRC operations in the Balkans. In 1996, he joined the United Nations in New York as Special Advisor on Humanitarian Affairs. He worked particularly on humanitarian access in Afghanistan and North Korea as well as on the humanitarian impact of sanctions at the Strategic Planning Unit of the Executive Office of the UN Secretary General. He further served as independent expert for the UN Security Council on the impact of sanctions in the Sudan, Sierra Leone, Burundi and Iraq. In September 2003, he was appointed as a member of the Independent Panel on the Safety and Security of the United Nations Personnel in Iraq. In 2010, he became the first President of the Association Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) and led the development of the first leadership curriculum for humanitarian workers.  Mr. Bruderlein is a graduate of McGill University (Canada) in Economics. He was granted a law degree from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) as well as a LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School (USA). He is a current member of the New York Bar. From 2000 to 2012, he directed the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) leading its research on international humanitarian law, in particular the law applicable to Air and Missile Warfare, counter-terrorism legislation in humanitarian action, as well as on tactical approaches to the Monitoring of IHL violations. He maintains an academic appointment at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard School of Public Health where he teaches advanced courses on strategic planning in times of crisis. Omar Odeh is an aid worker focusing on humanitarian response to armed conflict. He is currently Senior Project Officer at the International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC) Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange platform providing support to frontline negotiators. Omar joined ICRC in 2007 and has conducted prison monitoring in Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and Guantanamo Bay. In 2010 he opened the ICRC’s office in Kirkuk, Iraq and in 2011 was assigned to Yemen as Deputy Head of Delegation during the popular uprisings and eventual transition of power there. His last field assignment was in 2015 as Deputy Head of Delegation in Somalia. Before joining ICRC Omar worked for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on medical relief projects in Chad and South Sudan. He is Canadian of Palestinian origin and is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva, Palais des NationsfalseMM/DD/YYYY

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The IASC is pleased to invite you to an IASC Event on the Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange Platform (HNx) on Friday 8 July, from 10:00 - 12:00, at the Palais des Nations.

Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange Platform (HNx)

The HNx Platform has been designed to capture and analyze ICRC negotiation practices as well as facilitate the sharing of negotiation experiences among ICRC practitioners and beyond in full respect of the rules of confidentiality of the ICRC. In parallel and following informal consultations on the need to capture and share experience on frontline negotiations, HD, ICRC, MSF, UNHCR and WFP have established a Strategic Partnership to facilitate peer-to-peer interactions among humanitarian professionals active on the frontlines.

After a short introductory from Mr Enrico Formica, Mediation Officer with UNOG/DPA, presenters for the IASC Event are:

  • Claude Bruderlein, Head of Project (ICRC HNx and Centre of Competence)
  • Omar Odeh, Senior Project Officer (ICRC HNx)

Claude Bruderlein is Strategic Advisor to the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Head of its Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange Platform (HNx). Mr Bruderlein has been engaged in international humanitarian action since 1985. From 1990 -1995, he worked in humanitarian assistance and protection with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Middle East as well as in Geneva as legal advisor to ICRC operations in the Balkans. In 1996, he joined the United Nations in New York as Special Advisor on Humanitarian Affairs. He worked particularly on humanitarian access in Afghanistan and North Korea as well as on the humanitarian impact of sanctions at the Strategic Planning Unit of the Executive Office of the UN Secretary General. He further served as independent expert for the UN Security Council on the impact of sanctions in the Sudan, Sierra Leone, Burundi and Iraq.

In September 2003, he was appointed as a member of the Independent Panel on the Safety and Security of the United Nations Personnel in Iraq. In 2010, he became the first President of the Association Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) and led the development of the first leadership curriculum for humanitarian workers. 

Mr. Bruderlein is a graduate of McGill University (Canada) in Economics. He was granted a law degree from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) as well as a LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School (USA). He is a current member of the New York Bar. From 2000 to 2012, he directed the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) leading its research on international humanitarian law, in particular the law applicable to Air and Missile Warfare, counter-terrorism legislation in humanitarian action, as well as on tactical approaches to the Monitoring of IHL violations. He maintains an academic appointment at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard School of Public Health where he teaches advanced courses on strategic planning in times of crisis.

Omar Odeh is an aid worker focusing on humanitarian response to armed conflict. He is currently Senior Project Officer at the International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC) Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange platform providing support to frontline negotiators. Omar joined ICRC in 2007 and has conducted prison monitoring in Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and Guantanamo Bay. In 2010 he opened the ICRC’s office in Kirkuk, Iraq and in 2011 was assigned to Yemen as Deputy Head of Delegation during the popular uprisings and eventual transition of power there. His last field assignment was in 2015 as Deputy Head of Delegation in Somalia. Before joining ICRC Omar worked for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on medical relief projects in Chad and South Sudan. He is Canadian of Palestinian origin and is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Location

 
City
Geneva
Venue
Palais des Nations

Contact

Ms. Nadine Gray

IASC Secretariat
Geneva
Email:
gray11@un.org
Phone:
71849

Ms. Katja Laurila

Geneva
Email:
laurilak@un.org
Phone:
+41 22 917 2661