Why are we running this project?

In light of the rising number of domestic and international conflicts, there is a growing global demand for professional mediation. While numerous locally and globally active mediation specialists have the necessary skills and contact to relevant parties to the conflict, their ad hoc ability to engage is limited due to a lack of flexible funding opportunities. Especially for government donors, the main challenges is to address the conflict parties, the volatile social context, and the generally unpredictable development during mediation processes.

What are our goals?

Institutional funding allows international mediation organizations to conduct flexible ad hoc mediations as well as to build long-term capacities (such as methodological expertise, monitoring, and evaluation). Herewith, internationalized and internal conflict shall be addressed more rapidly and needs-oriented while decreasing the number of conflict victims.

How does the project work?

As a private and independent actor, the Robert Bosch Stiftung can make a valuable contribution.

In addition to project-specific support in the field of mediation, Robert Bosch Stiftung supports three renowned mediation organizations with institutional funding:

  • The Community of Sant‘Egidio e.V. (Rome)
  • Henry Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (Geneva)
  • Inter Mediate (London)