National Dialogues A Tool for Conflict Transformation

2015. Author: USIP

This issue brief hypothesizes that national dialogues will have a higher likelihood of success if they incorporate the following principles: inclusion, transparency and public participation, a far-reaching agenda, a credible convener, appropriate and clear rules of procedure, and an implementation plan. National dialogue deserves attention as a tool with the potential to facilitate peaceful political transformation, but it is no magic bullet. Even in the most successful instances, national dialogue is but one step along the long and arduous path of building a peaceful society.

  • Dialogue Process
  • Research/Lessons Learned
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