An experiential dive into the Sustained Dialogue approach that is successfully used in a number of countries with varying amounts of civil society space. Session attendees will become dialogue participants in this interactive workshop, and will speak from their own experience, and dig deeply into some mutually-identified topics related to civil society space. Together the group will work toward understanding the “problems behind the problem” and explore how interactions and relationships at the individual-level can connect with local, national, and institutional behaviour. The workshop will provide participants a chance to form individual and collective outputs related to the overall goals for action coming out of the Stockholm Civil Society Days (SCSD), as well as learn a model for dialogue.
Life & Peace Institute and Abdalla Elsafi, Sudanese youth resource-person. Additional resource person from Somalia, Abdullahi Mohamed Shirwa, Chairman of the Somali Peace Line (SPL)
Life & Peace Institute
Key/search words for this session:
Dialogue, Sustained Dialogue, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Horn of Africa, inter-personal, behavior, experiential, inter-group, trust, relationship-building, peacebuilding, conflict transformation, University, youth, United States, Sweden, Goal 16, SDG16, Global Goals