Supporting Reconciliation through Theatre Facilitated Dialogue

Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation e. V. (CSSP) and Forum for Protection of Public Interest (Pro Public) has duly implemented the signed cooperation agreement (Agreement Zevik P – 029/15) on February 18, 2015 to collaborate for the implementation of the project entitled “Supporting reconciliation through theatre facilitated dialogue” in different locations of the six districts of Nepal namely Triyuga Municipality of Udayapur, Gauribas Village Development Committee (VDC) of Mahottari, Parroha VDC of Rupandehi, Bijauri VDC of Dang; Binauna VDC of Banke and Gulariya Municipality of Bardiya.

The major components of the project are: 1) Capacity building of theatre artists (artists’ laboratory or Training of Trainers (ToT)); 2) Capacity building of dialogue facilitators from selected districts; 3) Multiplication and follow up; 4) Outreach works to policy makers and peace workers in Nepal. The project is funded by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen – ifa with the means of Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The project aims to increase empathy and strengthen social cohesion in communities that integrated higher numbers of the ex-combatants and conflict victims. By supporting dialogue at the bottom, it would build capacity for reconciliation and healing in the communities.

Backstopped by the Executive Director of Pro Public, project coordinator and officer are responsible to coordinate with the Integrative Mediator from CSSP and implement the project in communities in consultation with the team of dialogue facilitators.