About Ivan Ormachea Choque
Ivan Ormachea is a dispute resolution professional with experience working in the fields of conflict transformation, dialogue, mediation and facilitation for over twenty-five years. In 1992, he founded the Peruvian Institute of Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Negotiation (IPRECON). After obtaining his law degree from the Catholic University of Peru in 1993, he began teaching courses on mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution at the university level.
He started his practice in collective bargaining and training, and after improving his knowledge and skills in courses at Xavierana and United Nations Universities (Bogota 1991), Uppsala University (Sweden 1992) and the University of Oslo (Norway 1992), he obtained a scholarship from USAID-LASPAU and received an MA in International Relations, with a concentration in Conflict Resolution, from Syracuse University in 1996. A pioneer in the development of mediation in Peru, he was appointed as the Technical Secretary of the Mandatory Mediation System of Peru (Sistema de Conciliación Extrajudicial) at the Ministry of Justice (2001).
Mr. Ormachea currently serves as the President of ProDialogo (ProDiálogo, Prevención y Resolución de Conflictos), a leading organization in the field of mediation dialogue and conflict transformation. He focuses on teaching, training, research and consultancy regarding social and environmental conflict, conflict prevention and transformation, consensus building mechanisms, gender, and dialogue processes.
Mr. Ormachea serves as a mediator and facilitator for the Office of Mediation and Facilitation Services of the World Bank, for the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman, an independent accountability mechanism of the International Finance Corporation, and for the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanisms – Inter American Development Bank.
Mr. Ormachea has written numerous books and articles related to mediation and conflict resolution. He will receive his Master`s Degree in Gender Studies from the Catholic University of Peru in 2018.
Mr. Ormachea has mediated and facilitated cases for more than 20 years in the areas of:
- Social and environmental issues related to extractive industries and indigenous or local communities
- Commercial, family business, and contract disputes
- Work place disputes in international organizations
- Family disputes
- Health related disputes
- Consumer disputes
- Labor disputes related to collective bargaining or individual contracts
He has also acquired substantial experience mediating complex cases as a consultant of international organizations, such as the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanisms (MICI) – Inter American Development Bank, the Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO) – International Financial Corporation (IFC), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Fair Labor Association (FLA).