Tag: Mediation Process


Community Peace Leaders

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This student group explores the work of Community Peace Leaders along different categories: their values, analytic style, behavior, personality and motivation. They also provide insights into the lives and work of Malala Yousafzai and Sheikh Abdul Irahman Al-Marwani. Speaker: Lena Kläsgen, Yeonwoo Seong, Olivia Mruczynski Date: 24.06.2020Length: 22:15 Category: Reconciliation Process, Mediation ...

Conciliation Resources and HD Centre

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Starting with the types and phases of mediation, this student group looks at the international organization “Conciliation Resources”, its goals and focus and how it contributed to negotiating peace in Ethiopia. The second part of the presentation deals with the Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) Centre, its activities, the Oslo Forum and how HD Centre has been engaged in the Libyan conflict. Speaker: Eleonore Ch...

Lebanon: Interreligious Dialogue

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Based on background information on the history and the conflict in Lebanon, this presentation focuses on the reconciliation process, its failure, the role of inter-religious dialogue and what Lebanon looks like today, more specifically with regard to the protests after the Covid-19 lockdown. Questions such as why the civil war has been inevitable or whether there has been a successful reconciliation are als...

Colombia: Forcing Peace

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This student presentation provides information on the background of the conflict in Colombia, its major national and international actors and the peace process. The students also shed light on what the situation is like today and which major events lead the country to its current status. Speaker: Ashley Caballero, Alexandra van Hall, Luca Bradley Date: 14.06.2020Length: 30:25 Category: South Ame...

Northern Ireland: Powersharing & Peacebuilding

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What is the conflict in Northern Ireland about? What are the main causes of the conflict and what are the possible resolutions for the conflict? – These and other questions are addressed in this digital output. Speaker: Jungwoo Park Date: 18.05.2020Length: 41:13 Category: Europe, Mediation process

Northern Uganda

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This student video explains the conflict in Northern Uganda, starting with an introduction on the history of the landlocked country in East Africa. The second half of the video deals with the peace process between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government and shows how truth telling, prevention programs, trust building measures, traditional and cultural practices and rituals help pave the ...

Bougainville: Women and Peace

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The student taskforce explains the Bougainville conflict, its peace negotiation process up to the Bougainville Referendum in 2019 and why women have been so important in the peace negotiations. Speaker: Lim Green, Johanna Unewisse and Yuzhou Lu Date: 23.05.2020Length: 17:57 Category: Mediation process, Women

Negotiation and Mediation: Greece and North Macedonia

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Based on of the concepts of negotiation and mediation, the student group takes a close look at the history, the actors and the peace negotiation and mediation process between Greece and North Macedonia. Speaker: Elisa Uthmann, María Fernanda Hernández Casillas and Sven Wöhrmann Date: 16.05.2020Length: 19:44 Category: Europe, Mediation Process

Darfur: Famine and Conflict

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This student group talks about the course, causes and conflict resolution approaches for the crisis in Darfur, a region in western Sudan. They show how climate change affects the conflict and what can be done to alleviate the situation. Speaker: Katharina Merzenich and Sungmin Park Date: 13.05.2020Length: 20:45 Category: Africa, Conflict Resolution, Mediation process, Climate Change

Peace process in Ethiopia and Eritrea

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This student video deals with the peace process that resolved the conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia, which lasted more than 60 years and is known as the longest conflict in Africa. The students explain the historical background of the conflict and examine the peace process from two different angles: the Eritrean and Ethiopian perspective. Speaker: Anton Götz, Sarune Danileviciute and Tae Kyoon Kwon ...

Conflict Resolution in Libya

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What has happened in Libya since the Arab Spring in early 2011? How does Libya look like today? Who participated at the Berlin Conference and what did they agree on? And what is the UN arms embargo? – These and other questions were addressed in the presentation by Dr. Witold Mucha, who leads us through a specific conflict resolution case: Libya.  Speaker: Dr. Witold Mucha Date: 29.04.2020Length: ...

Thailand Reporters

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Our #ThailandReporters explain the conflict in the South of Thailand between the Islamic-malay regions and the government using Social Media, in particular Instagram Stories, as a tool for conveying information. The report will help you to find out more about the background of the conflict, the reasons, the stakeholders involved and former and current mediation efforts. Speakers: Hendrik Thesing, Delia ...

Re-theorising Mediation: Explanation Video

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Using the example of a regional organisation, the students show the mediation process, explain what happens in each mediation phase, which prerequisites are necessary to move on in the mediation process, the role and strategies of each party and the mediator. Speakers: Mxolisi Zondo, Lucia Pete, Jochen Paul Drahorad, Isabelle Cleffmann, Lotta Dyes, Anna-Lena Commer Date: 03.09.2019Length: 04:02 Cat...

Managing the Conflict in the Deep South of Thailand

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In this expert video Dr. Norbert Ropers shares his in-depth knowledge about the conflict in Southern Thailand. Besides giving insights into his work in mediating and researching, he particularly emphasis the necessity of insider mediation and the different peacebuilding environment in Thailand and Asia in general. Norbert Ropers is the Program Director for Southeast Asia at the Berghof Foundation and Senior...

Colombia: the long way to peace

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Viviana Garcia, a doctoral student at GIGA Hamburg, explains to us the “long way towards peace” in Colombia. This video entails the historical background and impacts of the conflict, the processes and dynamics in the peace process and current challenges of its implementation. Speaker: Viviana Garcia Date: 17.06.2019Length: 31:40 Category: South America, Mediation process

Wounded Memories Presentation 2019

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Patrick Hajayandi is the Senior Project Leader for the Great Lakes Region of Africa at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. He presents his report “Wounded memories” which includes perceptions of past violence in Burundi and perspectives for reconciliation. This report shows the results of his research conducted in Burundi between 2017 and 2018. Speaker: Patrick Hajayandi Date: 24.05.2019Leng...

Mediation in Ukraine: Literature Review

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This podcast explains the context of the conflict in Ukraine. The students then review two articles explaining the interests of different conflict parties in the Ukrainian conflict. The main part of the podcasts is covered by a discussion of the lessons learnt from the literature and the question of which mediator is appropriate for solving the conflict. Speakers: Estean van der Linde, Ole Minuth, Sorush...

Mediation in Burundi: Podcast

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This podcast on Burundi gives an introduction to the country, explains the civil war from 1993 to 2005 and the more recent conflict. The students take a deeper look at how the civil society has been excluded and involved in these conflicts and show why the bottom-up approach in the conflict is of such a great importance for the peace process. Speakers:  Anelisa Mbonambi, Anna Engler, Kristen van de...

Yemen: Mediation Simulation

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Our students simulate peace negotiations between the conflict parties in Yemen. Therefore, our students are the Official representatives of the Huthis and the Representative of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The mediator represents the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen, part of the United Nations Peace and Mediation mission. The simulation shows the different phases of a peace ta...