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Fidana Alieva

Senior Fellow – Kyrgyz Republic

Fidana Alieva is a mediator, the founder and Director General for the Centre for Mediation and Negotiation (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic), and an arbitrator for the International Arbitration Court, in affiliation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

About Fidana Alieva

Fidana Alieva is a mediator, the founder and Director General for the Centre for Mediation and Negotiation (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic), and an arbitrator for the International Arbitration Court, in affiliation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

She is a pioneer mediator in the Kyrgyz Republic and has mediated family, commercial and labor matters since 2013. Having lived in a multicultural country with more than eighty nationalities, she has extensive experience managing cross-cultural issues in mediation and negotiation.

Ms. Alieva often serves as a mediation trainer, coach, and expert in Azerbaijan, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

In 2018, in cooperation with the Chairman of the International Arbitration Court (IAC), Ms. Alieva began the integration of mediation services into the IAC system.

In her mediation and negotiation practice, she is an experienced practitioner in the art of asking questions. She is known for her diplomatic communication, while encouraging the parties to make long lasting and win-win decisions, based on consensus.

Mediation Practice

Ms. Alieva has been a mediator since 2013 and has mediated more than one hundred cases, including: family, commercial, and labor disputes. She is the only expert on mediation at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic and was recently appointed as Deputy Chairman of the IAC to develop mediation practices within the court.

Her mediation experience includes cases in the areas of:

  • Contracts – including: commercial contracts, sub-contracts, and vendor disputes
  • Family disputes – including: family business disputes, family property, and other settlements
  • Commercial – founder disputes, corporate disputes, partnership, consumer disputes, land disputes
  • Labor disputes – illegal dismissal, harassment in the workplace, and others
ADR Achievements and Training

  • Awarded a Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship (2018)
  • Completed “Mediating the Litigated Case,” at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law (2018)
  • Certified Trainer Course by Mediation Training Institute, Washington DC (2018)
  • “Envisioning, Designing and Implementing Court ADR,” International Court ADR Institute, UC Hastings College of Law, Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (2018)
  • Completed Conflict Sensitive Development, International Certificate Program, OSCE Academy (2016)
  • Member of the second working group, which drafted the mediation law of the Kyrgyz Republic, enacted in June 2017
  • Represented the Kyrgyz Republic during the International Forum on Commercial Mediation in Minsk, Belarus EBRD (2016)
  • Co-author of the first course on business mediation held within the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kyrgyz Republic (2016)
  • Completed a commercial mediation training course with Bill Marsh in 2014, “Successful Negotiation: Essential Skills and Strategies” distant course, G. Seidel, Professor of Michigan University, USA (2015) and “Conflict Management and Difficult Conversations on the Board of Directors”, IFC, CEDR (2015)
  • Founder of one of the first Mediation Centers in the Kyrgyz Republic (2014): The Center for Mediation and Negotiation. It is the only Central Asian member of the Association of Integrated Mediation (Germany).
  • Invited to speak on “Mediation: Uniting Differences and Dissimilarities” by the BUBW international conference, organized by the US Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic and attended by approximately 100 participants from 15 countries.
  • Completed intensive integrated mediation training by Arthur Trossen (Germany)
  • Author of two licensed courses by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic: “Basic Mediation Course: Mediation in Social and Labor Disputes” and “Business Etiquette and Inter-Ethnic Communication”

ADR Teaching and Mentoring

  • Ms. Alieva has been a mediation trainer for five years and has conducted numerous mediation trainings and workshops in the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan and number of online workshops for Ukraine.
  • Conducts various negotiation and conflict resolution training programs
  • Conducts ToT (Training of Trainers) program
  • Trains mediation practice to arbitrators and lawyers
  • Conducts mediation and negotiation training for members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic, including business executives
  • Provides mediation courses for the students of several universities in Bishkek

Publications and Education


  • Ms. Alieva is the author of a unique set of cards with helpful questions on mediation called, “One Million-Dollar Questions” and coauthor of the first Mediator’s Workbook (all rights reserved).
  • She is author of the materials on a licensed basic mediation course.
  • Ms. Alieva has written in newspapers, social media and participated in several local TV programs on mediation.

Educational Qualifications

  • Mini-MBA (specialization in practical business management), Kyrgyz-Japan Center for Human Development (2016)
  • Foreign Affairs Expert, Kyrgyz-Russian (Slavic) University, Kyrgyz Republic (2005)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Kyrgyz-Russian (Slavic) University, Kyrgyz Republic (2004)

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