Rights-Compatible, Interest-Based, Locally-Grounded Solutions to Company-Community Conflicts

Experienced African facilitators, mediators, and leaders of conflict prevention organizations came together in an expert roundtable on third party roles in the prevention and resolution of company–community conflicts in Africa, which took place from 21 to 23 February 2013 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. They shared experiences and engaged in reflection with the goal of shaping a development agenda for third parties helping communiteis, companies and governement resolve differences, increase local benefits of business investment, and meet business needs. The roundtable was hosted by the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. This report summarizes the main discussions and findings of the roundtable.

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