As the highly anticipated June 24 elections draw near, the Peace Commission has taken proactive measures to ensure a peaceful and harmonious electoral process. In recent developments, the Commission has initiated a re-verification process for both peace monitors and mediators, along with the introduction of mediation tracking tools and a commemorative t-shirt.
The Peace Commission, in collaboration with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center, recently concluded a comprehensive 2-day training program on Conflict Mediation and Resolution for the National Peace Mediators. The training aimed at strengthening the capacity of mediators to effectively prevent and address any potential conflicts that may arise before, during, or after the upcoming elections.
The program was attended by esteemed board members of the Peace Commission, the Legal Aid Board, the Police, and the Human Rights Commission, who form an integral part of the mediation process. By pooling together their expertise and experiences, these mediators aim to foster a peaceful atmosphere and resolve any disputes that could potentially undermine the electoral process.
The training sessions were meticulously designed to equip the mediators with the necessary skills and knowledge required for effective conflict resolution. Through interactive workshops and practical simulations, participants learned various techniques, strategies, and best practices for mediating and de-escalating tense situations. The training emphasized the importance of active listening, impartiality, and cultural sensitivity in the mediation process.