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.
The summer finds us, forty young people from over a dozen countries, in Lillehammer, to talk about dialogue – or to do it, somehow. At the very least, we are here to listen to each other, with most of us coming from places where conflicts have been or still are an uncomfortably real thing, says Josh Nadeau, who attended this year’s Nansen Dialogue Summer School.
My journey to the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue began a long time ago, in 2004. I was starting a career as an international news editor at a Ukrainian TV station, and updates from all over the world were part of my routine. The news were mostly about wars, terror attacks, pointless political discussions, natural disasters – daily life and daily death, says Olga Ivanova, Ukraine. [Read more…]
After the negotiations between the Norwegian government parties were completed it became clear that the NCPD receives a one time payment of 1 million NOK, allocated to completing “Lillehammer Dialogue City”.
The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue are working together with the Afghanistan Committee to strengthen the local capacity for dialogue and conflict management in Afghanistan. Norunn Grande recently returned after an assignment in the war-torn country. “I enjoy spending time in Afghanistan, and people are clearly happy to have us. Every time I am there, I learn something new, but it is hard to hear about the very difficult situation people are living with”, says Norunn Grande.
Evaluation of the dialogue projects in the Balkans
Keep on talking! That is the title of an evaluation of the Nansen Dialogue Network’s initiatives and efforts in the Balkans, done by researchers at the Christian Michelsens Institute (CMI). The report is from 2008 but it is highly relevant ten years after. The Nansen Dialogue Centers in the Western Balkans are still working on inclusion, trust, and better communication, understanding and cooperation.