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[WebDebate] #CyberMediation: New skills and tools for mediation

03 July 2018 -


Event description

Cybermediation is a new field of research and practice which explores how digital technology is impacting the role of mediation in the prevention and resolution of violent conflict, how digital tools can be used by peace mediators, and what safeguards are needed to protect the integrity of the mediation process.

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and read the summary from the July WebDebate.

In our upcoming WebDebate, which will take place on 3 July (13:00-14:00 CEST), we will focus on what new skills are needed for mediators applying cybermediation, and what new tools have become available in this context. We will also look at how mediators can concretely benefit from these skills and tools.

Following the launch of the #CyberMediation initiative on 13 March in Geneva, this WebDebate will bring together some key experts in order to take the debate further and enable a wider audience to discuss the future of mediation. The #CyberMediation initiative was launched by the UN Department of Political Affairs, DiploFoundation, the Geneva Internet Platform, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Swisspeace, and researchers from Harvard University. Read more about the initiative on our project page on #CyberMediation

Confirmed speakers

Mr Nickolay Mladenov (the UN Secretary General’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process)

Prof. Jovan Kurbalija (Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform)

Mr Enrico Formica (Senior Mediation Officer, Policy and Mediation Division, Department of Political Affairs,United Nations Office at Geneva)

About our WebDebates

The WebDebates on the future of diplomacy are live streamed on the first Tuesday of every month. They are organised by Diplo within the framework of the International Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT). Learn more about our series of WebDebates.

If you form part of a dynamic circle of practitioners in your community, we encourage you to establish a diplomatic hub to follow the WebDebates and to facilitate discussions. For more information, contact Diplo’s Ms Mina Mudric.