Insider Mediation: Building Peace from the Inside

This session is organized by Search for Common Ground, Berghof Foundation, Interpeace, the Centre d’Alerte et de Prévention des Conflits – CENAP and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Please join our participative panel discussion on Building Peace from the Inside, where we will be discussing new possibilities and successful pathways to lasting peace. Three local expert practitioners will join us in this live session from Burundi, Zimbabwe, and Yemen to share and reflect on their experiences in finding solutions, preventing emerging conflict, and seizing unique opportunities for new forms of collaboration in an age of turbulence.

Moderated by Samuel Rizk from UNDP, this session will discuss the work of Insider Mediators who bring influence, legitimacy, courage and unique skills to trigger the changes in attitudes and behaviours required for meaningful conflict transformation. Because of their own networks and on the ground expertise, Insider Mediators can work at various levels, including as part of high-level mediation processes. In fact, Insider Mediators are a powerful example of the innate abilities of a society to imagine new possibilities and successful, collaborative pathways to sustainable development and lasting peace.

Tune in and find out more about the role of Insider Mediators in peace processes. This session will take place in both English and French.

Event date :

Wednesday, 4 November 2020 – 18:30 – 19:45


  • Tatien Nkeshimana, Project Coordinator, Insider Mediation, Conflict Alert and Prevention Centre (CENAP)
  • Bere Dzikamai, National Director, Zimbabwe Human Rights Association
  • Aram Ahmed, Student & young peacebuilder, Aden faculty of engineering – Yemen
  • Malam Souley, Peace Agent & Community Reporter, Niger N’guigmi
  • Samuel Rizk, Head of Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding & Responsive Institutions (CPPRI), UNDP Crisis Bureau – Moderator

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