7 November 2019, GENEVA – On the occasion of Geneva Peace Week 2019, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue hosted a half-day workshop entitled 'Mediation Techniques and Tools', organized by one of the Centre’s partner organizations – the Geneva Academy for Peace & Mediation. The workshop focused on the challenges and benefits of mediation and emphasized the importance of developing a relationship of trust and confidence between the parties. It also explored some of the techniques and tools a mediator can use to create a safe environment and guide the process in a constructive direction.
The workshop was moderated by Ms Shahida M. Mohamed and Ms Sibylle Rupprecht, co-directors of the Geneva Academy for Peace & Mediation, who offered their valuable insights and new perspectives on how to help stakeholders develop the skills required to negotiate across cultures and contexts.
The workshop was attended by 14 participants from different backgrounds and was very well-received. Geneva Centre staff were able to take part in the activity, and were actively engaged in discussions and practical exercises. Dr Umesh Palwankar, the Geneva Centre’s Executive Director a.i., welcomed the participants, briefly presenting the Geneva Centre, its activities and the Centre’s publications in line with the topic of the workshop.