MENA Common Ground Institute
Dialogue Incubator in the MENA Region
Four years after the Arab uprisings led to radical political change across the Middle East and North Africa, many societies in the region continue to grapple with insecurity, fluid transitions, and aggravated identity politics. In communities vulnerable to violent conflict, the confidence in ‘win-win’ solutions, gained through dialogue and consensus-building, is waning.
Official national dialogue mechanisms have erupted in Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia. These national-level conversations are but one form of the dialogues that are increasingly needed to overcome tensions and build peace. Experienced facilitators, inside mediators, and safe platforms for dialogue are also in great demand.
To address these challenges, in 2015 we launched the MENA Common Ground Institute, a regional initiative to enhance dialogue in the MENA region.
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