Apr 12, 2013
Upcoming Training for June "Sustaining Peace in Post Conflict Environment"


Sustaining Peace in Post Conflict Environment
A Community Mediation Approach to Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution 


SEARCH-Nepal and MedNet - Philippines (Davao, Mindanao)
(An Eight Days Course and Certification as Community Mediators) 


15 June 2013- 22 June 2013
Venue, Kathmandu, Nepal



SEARCH-Nepal in collaboration with MedNet, Philippines, (Davao, Mindanao) offers a regional advanced training course on Community Mediation in post conflict situation in Nepal. This training course introduces participants to the principles and methods of community mediation. Because mediation is essentially defined as a dispute resolution approach where an impartial and mutually acceptable third party assists disputing parties engage in negotiation, the training course revolves around topics that aim at sharpening the knowledge, skills, and attitude of an individual in facilitating negotiation processes or in performing the major and basic functions of a mediator. As the course is distinctively for community mediators, participants are trained to apply their learned knowledge, skills, and attitudes in conflicts involving and affecting marginalized communities or basic sectors.

The course also helps participants analyze and reflect on their own views and experiences in dispute/conflict resolution, develop a set of conceptual frameworks on negotiation and mediation, as well as gather baskets of proven techniques that will help them analyze present and future conflict situations, and respond effectively. The concepts and techniques that will be learned from this course can be applied to all types of disputes ranging from interpersonal conflicts, inter-family conflicts, and organizational conflicts, inter-sectoral conflicts to international environmental and security problems. Nonetheless, though the basic contents of the training courses are applicable to all types of conflicts, the cases or examples used to sharpen the explanation of concepts are customized to the needs, situation and specific types of issues (e.g. agrarian conflicts, urban conflicts, resource use and environmental conflicts, etc.) of the participants.


Learning Modules

To achieve the above learning objectives, this training course includes the following modules:

Training Module 1: Conflict Mapping
Training Module 2: Effective Communication
Training Module 3: Negotiation

Training Module 4: Pre-Mediation or Conciliation

Training Module 5: Mediation

Training Module 6: Healing and Reconciliation

Training Module 7: Designing Conflict Management System

The process of learning is cumulative, which means that the first modules are in preparation for the next modules. This also means that completion of preceding modules serves as a requirement to acceptance to higher training modules. For instance, attendance in a training workshop on negotiation requires attendance in training workshops on conflict mapping and effective communication. Also, attendance in a mediation training workshop requires completion of training modules 1 to 4; and lastly, learning of modules 6 and 7 requires learning of modules 1 to 5.


Learning Methodologies

For maximum learning, the course uses various creative adult learning methods such as case analysis, structured learning exercises, simulation, creative lectures, and film showing. For an effective use of these learning methodologies, there shall be no more than 24 participants per training. There shall also be two trainers in every training workshop.



Trainer Facilitators

The trainers are two of Asia’s experienced and qualified mediators and facilitators in conflict environment, development and natural resources management field. Ms. Madett Virola-Gardiola, MedNet-Philippines and Mr. Deepak Dorje Tamang, initially teamed together in 1990 with the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand) and the Asian Chakra Network to provide a path breaking Asian NGDO Management Model throughout Asia. They have continued to work with modular courses ever since refining and offering the Peace Model in Mindanao, Indo-China, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Both the Trainer Facilitators have global experience and have worked in Asia, Europe and North America individually or in a Team together with 12 other institutions and facilitators from across the globe.

Venue: Residential training in an international quality Hotel in the Kathmandu valley.

Course Fee: USD 1,300 (per participant from Nepal)
                       USD 1,600 (from South Asian Region) 

379/14 Chaunni Hospital Road, GPO Box 4277, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel:4271719 or 4672102

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