Facilitation and mediation
IQd provides discreet and impartial assistance, including forum provision, analysis and advice, and facilitation of dialogue, to parties in conflict situations. Engagements, both IQd-led and in collaboration with partner organisations, contribute to trust and confidence-building, problem-solving around specific issues, knowledge transfer, normative development and a reduction of tensions.
Iraq: In collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and an Iraq specialist from the International Crisis Group, IQd elaborated an agenda to facilitate dialogue between the principal political and community representatives of Kirkuk, Iraq. The initial meeting developed into a series which created a safe political space for parties to meet, establish contacts and confidence, and bridge differences, while assisting leaders on practical questions of governance in complex, plural societies like Kirkuk.
Sri Lanka: IQd co-convened and facilitated, with the International Working Group on Sri Lanka and the Tamil Information Centre, a meeting of Tamil-speaking political leaders on Reconstruction, Reconciliation and Reform in Sri Lanka. The event, the first such meeting ever convened, provided space for and initiated an open exchange of views and discussion on key issues of common concern.
Mediation Support Network
IQd is a member of the international Mediation Support Network, a group of peer organisations and the United Nations Mediation Support Unit which seeks to promote and improve mediation practice, processes and standards to address political tensions and armed conflict, to connect mediation support actors and to promote exchange and collaboration. IQd co-convened with Conciliation Resources and the Mediation Support Project (swisspeace and ETH Zurich) the second of three Network meetings held to date.
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