National Dialogues

  • 2017 | Author: Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative - Thania Paffenholz, Anne Zachariassen and Cindy Helfer

    What Makes or Breaks National Dialogues

  • 2017 | Author: Federal Foreign Office and Berghof Foundation, in cooperation with Swisspeace

    National Dialogue Handbook: A Guide for Practitioners

  • 2017 | Author: Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative

    Briefing Note: What Makes or Breaks National Dialogues

  • 2013 | Author: Katia Papagianni (Civil Society Dialogue Network-CSDN)

    National Dialogue Processes in Political Transitions

    This paper examines how different countries have approached national dialogues, how they have prepared them, and what mandates they have given to them. The goal of the paper is to inform practitioners who are engaged in designing and preparing national dialogues to always bear in mind that political transitions are unique events and that transferring lessons across countries is a difficult enterprise. The paper focuses on countries where national dialogues played a key role in influencing decision-making during political transitions or were mandated to play such a role but ultimately failed. It does not discuss sub-national dialogue efforts or dialogues which were not mandated to influence the shape of the transition. This paper has been produced in the framework of the Civil Society Dialogue Network.

  • 2013 | Author: General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS), United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

    Practical Guide on Democratic Dialogue

    This Guide offers a series of criteria, guidelines and tools that allow societal actors to understand better what a democratic dialogue implies as a process, and to undertake successful dialogic initiatives. It has four sections: the first one offers an overview of conflictivity in Latin America. The second section presents concepts and basic elements of dialogue, including its definition and guiding principles, and it also elaborates on the roles in a dialogue process and the terms of the facilitator. In the third section, the different stages of a dialogue process are described and explained. The last section offers a set of methodological tools that can be used during all the phases of a democratic dialogue process.

  • 2010 | Author: UNDP, AECID Spain Fund-UNDP, Dialogo Democratico, Carter Center

    Assessing the Binational Dialogue Colombia-Ecuador 2007 – 2008

    This paper presents the main findings of the evaluation of the 'Binational Dialogue Colombia-Ecuador', which consisted of a sequence of bilateral meetings and other activities between citizens from the two countries. This evaluation aims at analyzing the dialogue process, its objectives and outcomes, in order to capture its contribution to and impact on the strengthening and improvement of bilateral relations between Colombia and Ecuador. It also identifies lessons learned that might be used as a guide for individuals involved in citizen dialogue processes with a view to achieve social and political impact, whether they act as stakeholders, facilitators or convening institutions.

  • 2007 | Author: UNDP, CIDA, International IDEA, OAS

    Democratic Dialogue: A Handbook for Practitioners

    The principal aim of this Handbook is to demonstrate concretely how dialogue works and how it can make a difference in the pursuit of peace, development and democratic governance. To achieve this goal, it presents options and methods to carry out a successful dialogue process and analyses lessons learned to narrow the gap between theory and practice. It presents practitioners with recommendations and options based on a wide variety of experience. The Handbook also demonstrates that dialogue is not a panacea and that its success depends on careful preparations. 

  • 1998 | Author: International IDEA

    Democracy and Deep-Rooted Conflict: Options for Negotiators (Chapter 4: National Conferences)

    This chapter of the Handbook on "Democracy and Deep-Rooted Conflict" focuses on national conferences and constituent assemblies as a widely used mechanism for bringing together political groups to discuss and plan key aspects of a country’s future development. It considers the objectives of a national conference, how it can be organized and implemented, and its advantages and weaknesses. In the case study that follows, it looks at how national conferences have impacted on the political development of five Francophone African countries.