Cairo, Egypt – CCCPA organized a second foundational course on “Conflict Resolution and Mediation” from 24–28 September 2017. Fourteen diplomats and researchers attended the training, representing Egypt, Tunisia, Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan.
The five-day course--developed by CCCPA--aims to improve the capacities of African diplomats and officials on the design of mediation processes, and enhance their mediation and negotiation skills. Topics covered include the definition of conflict, its characteristics, and dynamics; approaches addressing different types of violence; the five styles of negotiation; conflict analysis; third party interventions; and the fundamentals of mediation.
As a simulation-based training, participants are able to apply theoretical components of mediation design such as mediation strategy, inclusivity and coordination. Participants also have the chance to practice negotiation concepts as such best-alternative to negotiated agreement (BATNA), mediation design and multi-party mediation.
The training comes as part of the current UNDP project funded by the Government of Japan, “Consolidating Peace, Security and Stability in Africa-2017/2018”.