Dialogue, Art and Media (Nepal)

Country: Nepal

Region: Chitwan, Kailali, Surkhet, Saptari, Kathmandu

Project Title: From shared truths to joint responsibility (sha:re) – Supporting community based reconciliation, resilience and dialogue

Project Duration: March 1st 2015 - December 2016

Cooperation with: inmedio Berlin, Sha:re Centers for Mediation and Dialogue (Nepal)

Funded by: German Foreign Office / IfA / zivik

Status: closed

Project summary

The joint venture project of Culture for Peace with inmedio Berlin is designed to support the Nepalese reconciliation process at community level by strengthening existing structures and capacities for community-based dealing with the past. Thus, it contributes to social reintegration of former Maoist combatants (ex-PLA) into the local civil society. The overall goal is to ameliorate the relationships between long-established community members on the one hand and recently settled ex-PLA as well as conflict victims from both sides in the districts of Kailali, Chitwan, Surkhet and Saptari. This in consequence will increase the resilience of communities towards violent conflict potential.

This is achieved by support of institutionalization and qualification of the sha:re Facilitator-Pool, a group of mediators/facilitators/trainers with different backgrounds, who have been qualified by GIZ/STPP, Inmedio and Pro Public since 2012 and are active on the ground since then. 

The work of the pool is promoted by:

  • Establishing NGOs in the four project districts (Organisation Development (OD), Capacity-Building)
  • Implementation of activities: informal dialogue, dialogue groups, dialogue camps, training of additional facilitators
  • Networking with national and international actors


All intended direct impact is designed to occur at community level, leverage only within strengthening of civil society in the communities as well as sensitization of local administration and change makers in community-based reconciliation and non-violent conflict settlement. Possible spill-over beyond ‘the local’ will be facilitated in the framework of the project through exchange between local and national TJ actors.

Radio News Coverage of Kailali Local Stakeholder Interaction Program


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