Mediation and conflict resolution skills training
May 19, 2019, 2:32 p.m.

CPCRS organized and conducted a 4-day training on Mediation and Conflict Resolution Skills on 26, 30, 31 December 2018, and 2 January 2019 at Summel Youth Center. This workshop was one of the center’s activities within the project “Area Based Recovery Approach Project in Misureek”, jointly implemented in cooperation with Goal Global and supported by UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) with funding from the Government of Japan. Of twenty youth (13 Males, 7 Females) participated in the workshop, 15 participants were from the host community of Misureek, four were from IDPs living therein, and one from refugees.

The workshop aimed at building mediation and conflict resolution skills of the participants. Its content focused on related subjects and skills, including basic conflict resolution skills, differences between conflict and violence. The workshop introduced participants to the five Approaches to Conflict Management; it also introduced participants to the skills and characteristics of a successful negotiator, as well as characteristics of the mediation. Required skills for mediation, and types of meditations were among the topics and exercises presented to the participants. 

Mr. Sadiq Sedeeq Hamid and Mrs. Jehan Ahmed Abdullah have facilitated the workshop; both are instructors at the UoD Department of Peace and Human Rights Studies.