International Training on Dialogue and Mediation (ITDM) 2017


Group photo
Photo:Kristin Blom 

The first International Training on Dialogue and Mediation (ITDM) 2017 organized in collaboration with the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in Uppsala June 7-17 was completed with success.

The training brought to Uppsala a qualified group of practicioners, policymakers and researchers working in the field of dialogue and mediation from a range of inter- and non-governmental organizations working both regionally and nationally as well as universities and research institutes from a total of 17 different countries.* Topics such as conflict trends and actors, inclusivity, gender and peace operations, peace agreements, mediation and leadership, DDR, bridging policy and research, sustainable peace, international mediation and reconciliation were discussed. The group is now part of the Department’s alumni of 750 participants who have attended International Training Programmes (ITPs) at the Department since 1988 and the discussions on sustainable peace will continue in different alumni settings and on social media.

*Specifically the participants represented the UN Missions in Colombia, DR Congo and Darfur, UNDP in Ukraine, ACCORD in South Africa, COMESA in Zambia, WANEP in Ghana, Rema Institute in Burundi, Life and Peace Institute in Kenya, Heal Zimbabwe Trust, EVE Organization for Women Development in South Sudan, MEDNET in the Philippines, Ir-Amin in Palestine/Israel, Ba-Futuru in East Timor, Center for Civic Collaboration in Mexico, Pro Public in Nepal, MUD in Venezuela, High Commissioner of Peace in Colombia, CEPAD in East Timor and Mindanau State University in the Philippines.

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