Training on “National Dialogues and Peace Mediation” in Switzerland


From 29 January to 2 February, members of the  Berghof Foundation’s Mediation and the MENA teams in cooperation with Swisspeace contributed to a high-level training course on “National Dialogues and Peace Mediation” (NDPM) in Basel, Switzerland.

The annual NDPM training is certificated as a Course on Advanced Studies (CAS) and brings together local conflict actors as well as international stakeholders engaged in National Dialogues around the world.

As a highlight of this year, Jamila Raja, participant of the Yemen National Dialogue Conference, shared first-hand experience from her engagement during the National Dialogue Conference in Yemen. The Berghof Foundation facilitated its intervention with the aid of some of the newly developed training materials which are largely drawn from the National Dialogue Handbook, published in April 2017.