Category Archives: mediation

My new mediation study is out!

This paper provides a study of mediation experiences from different periodic and country contexts. It investigates elements that are key to mediation effectiveness. For the expert reader, it provides insights into the complexities of political mediation through four decidedly intricate … Continue reading

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GSUM hosts colloquium on legitimacy and resilience in national dialogue processes

On August 6th, 2015, the Global South Unit for Mediation (GSUM) was glad to welcome its Fellow, Dr. José Pascal da Rocha (Columbia University) and Dr. Renata Giannini (Instituto Igarapé) for the colloquium “Legitimacy and resilience in national dialogue processes”. … Continue reading

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What’s the cost of conflict?

http://www.rand.org/international/cmepp/costs-of-conflict.html

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Central African Republic reaches historic national reconciliation pact and agreement with armed groups on disarmament | HD Centre

As I am continuing my research across a range of examples from the Global South, the agreement reached in CAR is worth exploring in regards to its variables and to assess its impact. Central African Republic reaches historic national reconciliation … Continue reading

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Creative strategies in negotiations, pt. 1

Dear reader. Good to have you back. This post is about creative strategies and approaches for resolving and settling conflicts. Based on my previous experiences during the Kampala Talks in 2013 and ceasefire negotiations with the Darfur Armed Movements, I … Continue reading

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Handbook: African Union Mediation Support

Dear reader. It has been 4 months now, since the African Union Mediation Support Handbook has been disseminated and shared with AU Special Envoys, mediators and mediation teams. The handbook was designed, written and developed with an amazing team at … Continue reading

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Mediation – Lessons Learned

Mediation is still a work in progress. Some organizations tend to present some activities as best practices, guidelines, blue prints; others are still quite unclear as to the basic epistemology of mediation and a few are very cautious by providing … Continue reading

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