Nepal: Building Relationships through Dialogue and Art

Dialogue Group in Chitwan, Nepal

Our project "From Shared Truths to Joint Responsibilities (Sha:re)" in cooperation with inmedio berlin, supported by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. with funds from the German Foreign Office, supported the Nepalese peace process at community level by strengthening existing structures and capacities for community-based dealing with the past. Thus, it contributed to social reintegration of former Maoist combatants (ex-PLA) into the local civil society. The overall goal was 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 increased the resilience of communities towards violent conflict potential.

Our main contributions to the project

  • Project Coordination / Project Cycle Management
  • Organisational Development (Two-way learning, process/context-oriented)
  • Strategic Arts- and Media-Based Conflict Transformation