Women mediators meet in Lebanon
A delegation from Nordic Women Mediators - Norway traveled to Beirut this week, to meet with counterparts in Lebanon and in the region, to share experiences with members of the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network and to team up with international actors and stakeholders working to place women’s inclusion in peace processes high on the women, peace and security agenda.
Brussels III: Syrian civil society meet international community
This week, Syrian civil society actors met on the margins of the “Brussels III” Conference. The diverse group of Syrians travelling from inside and outside of Syria came together to discuss the needs and challenges facing Syrian civil society, and to engage with the international community, in particular with regard to the need to protect the space of civil society and to promote their effective participation in the peace process.
Local reconciliation in Mosul
In Mosul, Iraq, local efforts for reconciliation and stabilisation continued as Nineveh National Association (NNA) came together for the fourth time on 1-2 February. 51 representatives from different religious and ethnic communities and from diverse parts of the Nineveh province attended.
To ledige stillinger
NOREF har for øyeblikket to ledige stillinger som seniorrådgiver og rådgiver til Midtøsten og Nord-Afrikaprogrammet.
Annual meeting of the Nordic Women Mediators in Copenhagen
The annual meeting of the Nordic Women Mediators (NWM) takes place in Copenhagen on 21 – 22 November 2018. Members from all five Nordic networks come together for a two-day meeting to discuss approaches to including women in mediation and peacebuilding, this year with a particular focus on Syria.
Kenyans launch National Dialogue Process
On September 11-13, some 500 Kenyans from all over the country met to launch an inclusive and structured national dialogue process at Nairobi’s historic Ufungamano House. Under the aegis of Kenya’s religious leaders, the first National Dialogue Conference (NDC1) convened men and women, youth, people with disabilities and organisations charged with their representation, as well as civil society, trade unions and the private sector. Ahead of the dialogue, NOREF provided preparatory training to 37 women taking part in the process.
Women mediators: they exist and they have the experience
In March 2018 regional women mediators networks and international organisations met in Oslo to discuss the possibility of establishing a wider global alliance of women mediators. Watch the video where select members participants options and potentials.
Mariano Aguirre to leave NOREF in 2020
Mariano Aguirre will leave NOREF in 2020 following a decade-long commitment to establish and develop the Centre to its present status.
Colombian School of War study visit to Oslo
A group of high ranking officials (CAEM) from the Colombian School of War visited Norway in June. The visit was co-hosted by NOREF and the Norwegian Defence University College and builds on a long-term Norwegian engagement with the Colombian military.