We are glad to share two major success stories from the second half of 2018. In Copenhagen, we worked with the Danish Ministry of Food and Environment to deepen practical skills and theoretical knowledge to better master the difficult challenges of multilateral domestic and international negotiations.
Our second stop was in Quito, Ecuador. Mandated by the German GIZ, we supported African delegates in their preparation for the Montreal Protocol negotiations to contribute to a constructive negotiation process to maximize overall progress. We look forward to new exciting projects in 2019!

As always, you are welcome to follow us on LinkedIn or on cemune.org; If you want to learn more or support us, please reach out to kai.monheim@cemune.org.

Best regards
Dr Kai Monheim and Dr Magnus Lundgren

Director and Deputy Director
Centre for Multilateral Negotiations

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In early November, the Centre delivered a two-day workshop for African Delegates to the Montreal Protocol, in preparation for the 30th Meeting of the Parties in Quito, Ecuador (read highlights from the meeting here). Our training was sponsored by GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), acting as a technical partner for the Green Cooling Initiative.
The 20+ participants included government officials from a number of African countries. The training addressed issues pertinent to complex multilateral negotiations, such as coalition-building and the implementation of the Kigali Amendment. The Kigali Amendment will come into force in 2019 and will extend regulations under the Montreal Protocol to cover the most potent greenhouse gasses.

photo.jpgNegotiation workshop in Quito with the African delegates to the Montreal Protocol.

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Together with civil servants from the Danish Ministry of Food and Environment, we worked on deepening their expertise in multilateral negotiations. Our approach included interactive exercises designed to improve the participants’ negotiation skills and strategies used in complex multilateral settings. One key methodology here is ‘value-creation’ that provides a win-win outcome for long-lasting partnerships on a national or international level.
These and other best practices are based on the approach of the renowned Harvard negotiation concept. Also, we provided empirical material and negotiation theories to the participants considering their individual level of experience and area of practice. A participant’s testimonial speaks of the high appreciation and usefulness of the course:

“One of the best courses I have attended in my professional career. It brings value for me personally as well as my work.”

photo.jpgDanish Ministry of Food and Environment, the training site for our Copenhagen workshop.

Research Tips


As always, we provide you with three intriguing new publications on multilateral negotiations that advance research and understanding of the field:



For more detailed information on our recent and upcoming projects we invite you to visit our website cemune.org or connect with us via LinkedIn.


Dr Kai Monheim, Director


Dr Magnus Lundgren, Deputy Director


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Newsletter No. 2/2018