Senior Fellows Regional Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia
On October 26-29 of 2018, a select group of Senior Fellows from the Weinstein International Foundation will attend a three-day conference in Tbilisi and Kakheti, Georgia. The purpose of the conference is to share dispute resolution best practices and promote the application of mediation to conflicts in their communities across the mid-Asia and East European regions.
This is the third regional conference to take place in a series of conferences that are scheduled around the world, bringing together Senior Fellows from the Weinstein International Foundation to address conflict resolution initiatives in their regions.
The goals of the conference are: 1) To strengthen Fellows’ mediation practices in their own countries, 2) To enhance collaboration among the Fellows by providing training and opportunities for educational exchange, and 3) To explore how Fellows can help mediate public interest disputes in their communities, such as conflicts involving natural resources, migration, land use, environmental issues and gender issues. It is anticipated that conference participants will also meet with local officials to explore how to assist in managing these kinds of disputes.
In a world of increasing international tensions and limited resources, there is an urgent imperative to manage the conflicts arising from global challenges. The impetus for the Weinstein International Foundation regional conferences is to further enhance the Fellows’ capacity to mediate public interest disputes in their communities, both locally and across borders.