The Regional Center for Mediation and dialogue’s projects and activities focus on a systematic approach that includes several key elements:
1– Beneficial knowledge method (Research for Action) based on comprehensive and realistic estimates of the situation (Assessments), and enhancing the understanding of the issue through intensive and in-depth interviews with its network, decision making centers and multiple political and social parties. This is done on the level of senior and intermediate leaders for promoting of reality discovering and participatory planning.
2– Starting with building a dialogue among all parties involved in issues of concern to the project or the activity. Through holding several closed discussions away from all parties’ media , whether political or civil society ones, with their various orientations. This is in addition to, different relevant executive bodies such as, ministries, organizations and institutions. The purpose of these meetings is building trust among different actors in a bid to counteract polarization and stereotyping of each party and to open the door for joint cooperation among them, whether in the project’s activities or in life. This helps in proposing views, solutions and explanations for the issues in a more objective and integrative way from all the parties, helping RCMD to assess the situation in a more comprehensive and realistic way.
3– RCMD works on including practical initiatives in each project that allows different actors to work together, to achieve sustainability through the social return of the issue of concern. The participation of all the acting parties facilitates the acceptance of the implementation of the proposed recommendations and solutions, and puts pressure on the decision maker to adopt them.
4– RCMD is keen on making capacity building trainings as part of the project’s practical initiatives to guarantee the activation of the acquired skills and tools. These activities will be designed after conducting exploratory studies and situation assessment to ensure that the capacity building curriculum is suitable for the issue and the local environment, as well as the nature of the people participating in the capacity building activity.