Saturday, May 24, 2008
As Nepal passes through this crucial transition, it provides an opportunity to look back, build on past experiences and plan for what is needed on the path towards greater democracy and freedom.
“The Power of Negotiation: Constructive Communication Techniques” is an extension of the negotiation, conflict management and communication skills building programs, which have been conducted with Nepali senior and emerging political leaders, civil society spokespersons and women representatives since 2003.
Through international case studies and exercises, 37 participants of the CPN-M party, including constituent assembly representatives, central committee members and leadership of the women’s and students’ association, examined how negotiation and communication provide methods to transform violent struggles and address conflict. It provided an introduction to relevant skills to a new community of leaders committed to a new democracy. The program encouraged each participant to reflect on personal resources for getting beyond confrontation and on the path to solutions.