Dialogue Facilitation and Mediation for Strengthening Peace and Social Harmony

Pro Public, with its previous experience and expertise in peace building initiatives in Nepal, implemented the “Dialogue Facilitation and Media- tion for Strengthening Peace and Social Harmony” project funded by Ber- lin, Germany based the Robert Bosch Stiftung (RBS), from August 16, 2018 to October 31, 2019.The Project was built on Pro Public’s previous successful implementation of dialogue facilitation and mediationin support of the integration of former combatants. Pro Public had implemented “From Combatants to Peacemakers Project” from October 2015 to June 2017 with direct support from the USAID. In 2013 and 2014, Pro Public had successfully carried out dialogue facilitation and mediation in 10 districts, working with the communities where former combatants were relocated after closure of cantonments in collaboration with the Nepal-German Support of Measures to Strengthen the Peace Process Program (STPP/GIZ) and the Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF/ GIZ) respectively. With the great success of the project in the reintegration process of former combatants, Pro Public applied the tool of “Dialogue Facilita- tion and Mediation” with the inter-faith communities, race, class, sex, ethnic, geographical region and political beliefs to foster better relationships among them aiming to strengthen peace and social harmony across the communities. Having been witness to the ethnic and faith-based conflicts between Madheshi-Pahadi, Pahadi-Tharu, Hindu-Muslim, and political parties, Pro Public realized the necessity to create space and scope for dialogue among them to promote connection, reconciliation, healing, trust building and collaboration.