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Conflict Management and Resolution Methods

For two decades, Partners has been at the forefront of the field of Conflict Resolution.  Along with other practitioners, we have used and adapted a variety of fundamental conflict resolution methods in different situations including Negotiation, Conciliation, Mediation and Facilitation. The diagram below shows how these methods vary in terms of how much the conflicting parties participate in resolving the conflict and the extent to which the process builds cooperative long-term relationships between the parties.  Good communication skills are critical to all the methodologies and are one of the primary skill sets taught in Partners' training programs.Conflict Resolution Models


In Kosovo, Partners is helping institutionalize peaceful methods for resolving conflicts by integrating values from indigenous dispute resolution processes into a modern system of professional third party mediation. Resolving local disputes through mediation has helped reduce and prevent blood feuds, or revenge killings, that can lead to widespread violence. More...

In Yemen, Partners works with tribal communities to improve their systems for community based conflict mitigation and reconciliation. Important elements of the comprehensive approach include skills such as conflict analysis, addressing the root causes of the conflict, strengthening traditional tribal conflict prevention and resolution systems, and building in-country conflict management and mitigation capacity. Partners Yemen is a facilitator, bringing different parties together and helping them think differently and consider alternative options for addressing conflicts. More...

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