The role of Mediation and Dialogue Unit
Mediation is a critical element in peacebuilding and thus, we have a team dedicated to mediation and dialogue.
The Mediation and Dialogue Unit plans and facilitates community dialogue and peacebuilding sessions. They define modalities and identify the dialogue tools to be used. They monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the process by developing questionnaires, feedback forms and writing reports based on the information gathered.
The Unit works closely with the Research Unit to conduct risk assessment of conflicts in affected communities. They map the conflict actors and develop action plans that address the issues involved.
They also interact closely with the stakeholders at community level; designing and conducting interactive sessions related to mediation and dialogue facilitation. Thus, they are responsible for planning and facilitating multi-stakeholder project events especially the monthly Plateau Peace Forum (P-PAF) meeting.
Finally, they contribute to drafting relevant sections of the peace agreement which is normally the outcome of the mediation process.