Capacity Building and Expert Resources

ACCESS supports skills development for representatives of local communities and civil society organizations, companies, professional facilitators, and other role players through regional capacity building and training programs, and provides access to senior practitioners who can help parties diagnose problems and develop solutions when expert assistance is called for.

Development of a Model Curriculum for Advanced Training for Company-Community Mediation in Complex Environments

Made aware of the need for more and more highly qualified company-community mediators, ACCESS Facility commissioned the development of a model curriculum for third party neutrals capable of helping companies, communities, and other stakeholders in complex environments reach rights-compatible, interest-based resultion to their conflicts. The 'Model Curriculum for Advanced Training of Company-Community Mediation in Complex Environments' was developed in partnership with the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement of the University of Stellenbosch Business School and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway. Read more about this project here. 

Advanced Training for Company-Community Mediation in Complex Environments

Following the development of the 'Model Curriculum for Advanced Training for Company-Community Mediation in Complex Environments', ACCESS is now piloting the curriculum with its first 'Advanced Training for Company-Community Mediation in Complex Environments'. The pilot will help improve the course based on feedback from the initial participants in anticipation of its broader dissemination. The pilot will also train trainers from various parts of the globe as well as build institutional capacity in the global south, where the mediations most often take place. Read more about the pilot here.