Mission

Incorporating a wealth of knowledge and experience in multilateral negotiations, the project offers tailor-made advice on specific challenges as well as general training in multilateral negotiations. The project maintains a central knowledge repository on negotiation management based on practical experience and rigorous academic research. Our work seeks to reduce the loss of expertise caused by changing negotiation hosts, to spread best practices, and to contribute to better negotiation outcomes. We ensure absolute confidentiality.

 

Services

Advice

Effective negotiation management is key to reaching the best possible agreement. Together with our clients, we identify specific process challenges and develop effective negotiation management strategies while providing actionable advice. We also moderate and facilitate processes.

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Training

A thorough understanding of multilateral negotiations is crucial for many stakeholders. We provide tailor-made training sessions and lectures on multilateral negotiation management for our public and private clients.

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Knowledge Hub

Our online Knowledge Hub collects, systematises, and makes available practical knowledge on multilateral negotiation facilitation. It aspires to become a central resource for practitioners, academics, and private actors.

Endorsements

This excellent initiative is a unique opportunity to make research on multilateral negotiations useful to policy-makers in their attempts to address global challenges.

Professor Jonas Tallberg
Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University

There is a significant gap in global governance in collecting the fragmented experience in facilitation and providing it to future chairs. Governments and civil society have a lot to gain from this.

Professor John Odell
Professor Emeritus of International Relations, University of Southern California

This project represents a great opportunity to provide negotiation chairs with facilitation best practices, and thereby accelerate the crafting of multilateral agreements on trade and other global issues.

Pascal Lamy
Director-General of the World Trade Organization, 2005-2013

This is a great initiative, which I fully support. In multilateral negotiations, the quality of the process is as important as the substance in order to reach significant agreements.

Patricia Espinosa
UNFCCC Executive Secretary, President COP16

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