Steinar Bryn is retiring and leaving his position as senior advisor at the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer.
Open public dialogue is a tool to include many voices. It allows you to learn about what happened, who did it and where we are going from here.
May 19-24, Lillehammer, Norway
Are you interested in improving your dialogue skills? Are you working on transforming conflicts or preventing its escalation? The Nansen Training in Dialogue and Conflict Transformation is based on our field experiences from more than 20 years of work in a variety of situations, such as Western Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan and Ukraine.
Participants attending the Nansen Facilitation Training were clear on their feedback on their views on how and why this training was useful for their work. Some of them work in countries affected by conflict, such as Afghanistan, Somalia, Ukraine. Others have challenges in other non-conflict related situations in Norway or Denmark, where dialogue can be used to increase social cohesion and participation.
“Dialogue is not about forgiving, forgetting or excusing the other. Dialogue is about listening and learning why and how it was done”. This was the key message by Alfredo Zamudio during his recent visit to Albania, as a guest to Diplohack Tirana 2018.
Sexual violence is the first crime and the second crime is the silence that follows. Silence is an enemy of the victims of sexual violence. Silence makes it possible for crimes to be repeated, says Alfredo Zamudio, director for the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue.
Not everyone can be a Fridtjof Nansen. Most of us won’t sail to the arctic, or convince 52 governments to accept a passport for war refugees named after us, have our deathbeds personally visited by the King of Norway, or have a famous school for peace building built in honor of our humanitarian work, says Rebecka Green, Iowa , USA.
Do you need to enhance your skills to facilitate dialogue sessions professionally or in your community?
The Nansen Dialogue Facilitation training will help you to become familiar with the principles of dialogue facilitation, and how to plan and follow up a dialogue process. This advanced training is a continuation of the Nansen Basic Dialogue Training. Even without the basic training, if you have previous experience from dialogue work you are welcome to apply.