International Training on Dialogue and Mediation (ITDM)

This training provides practitioners, policymakers and researchers with a unique opportunity to explore the use of dialogue and mediation in building and sustaining peace.

The next International Training on Dialogue and Mediation will be held in Uppsala in June 2020. More information about the application will be announced here in the beginning of the year. The training builds on 45 years of peace and conflict research and education at Uppsala University, combined with insights from the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation’s ongoing engagement in international policy discussions in the peacebuilding field.

Many regional inter-governmental organisations active in the area of Dialogue and Mediation globally have created special units for engaging with conflict prevention, mediation, peacemaking or peacebuilding. Similar developments can be observed in regional civil society organisations. In this rapid and dynamic process, practitioners have increasingly come to realise the importance of a continuous exchange of knowledge, experience and perspectives to improve understanding and performance.

This training is specially designed for practitioners, policymakers and researchers from international and regional organisations, civil society and universities with a particular focus on the use of dialogue in building and sustaining peace in developing countries and territories eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA). Participants will become acquainted with the latest research in this field, guided by skilled experts, and will jointly reflect on its relevance and applicability to their ongoing work while developing a network of colleagues from other countries.

International Training on Dialogue and Mediation ITDM 2019

Photo: Kristin Blom

The third International Training on Dialogue and Mediation, jointly organized with the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in Uppsala, has been successfully completed!

The training was held in Uppsala June 5-15 and brought together 23 participants from Abkhazia, Armenia, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guatemala, India, Iraqi Kurdistan, Yemen/Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa/Zimbabwe and Uganda.

These women and men work with civil society, international organizations such as the United Nations and academic institutions to facilitate conflict resolution and peacebuilding in a varied set of contexts. The training has provided a learning platform for sharing cutting edge research, building skills in dialogue and mediation and deepening policy and practice for sustaining peace.

Read more about ITDM on the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation's website