معهد الولايات المتحدة للسلام:

هو ﻣﺆﺳﺴﺔ ﻣﺴﺘﻘﻠﺔ ﻏﻴﺮ ﺣﺰﺑﻴﺔ أﺳﺴﻬﺎ اﻟﻜﻮﻧﺠﺮس في الولايات المتحدة الامريكية وﻳﻤﻮﻟﻬﺎ منذ العام 1984. تتمثل مهمة المعهد في الوقاية من النزاعات والتخفيف من وتيرتها وفضها سلميا. ومن اجل تحقيق هذه الأهداف، يوفر المعهد دراسات تحليلية وبرامج لبناء القدرات ودعم لمبادرات حوارية وذلك لفائدة الافراد والمنظمات والحكومات على كل المستويات من اجل إدارة النزاعات حتى لا تصبح عنيفة ومن اجل فضها في حالة حصول ذلك. ويسعى المعهد إلى ﺗﺤﻘﻴﻖ هدفه من خلال التزامه النشيط في المناطق التي تشهد أو كانت تشهد نزاعات، فهو يعلّم ويدرب ويجري البحوث والتحاليل ويقدم المنح العالمية.

Why a MENA Regional Facilitators Forum?

Transition to stability is a fragile process and can be undermined by ongoing tensions escalating into violent conflicts or often by the lack of technical expertise supporting such a process. Each country undergoing transition is a unique case, yet there are common challenges and opportunities. A network of regional facilitators engaged in conflict management, peacebuilding and national dialogue initiatives fosters regional peer learning and regionally based concepts among practicing facilitators. This Forum serves to function as a peer-learning platform and provide cooperation opportunities on national regional and local dialogue initiatives by the Forum members.

 About the MENA-FF

The Middle East and North Africa-MENA, regional Facilitators Forum (RFF or Forum), is made up of a group of experienced practitioners who facilitate dialogue amongst conflicting parties locally, nationally and regionally.

The Forum aims to promote and strengthen the practice of peaceful conflict resolution within the MENA region by choosing members with diversified backgrounds in peacemaking and conflict resolution.

Members of the Forum are experts in facilitation and mediation from different countries in the MENA region: Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia, Palestine, Egypt, Libya and Yemen.

Since its inception in 2013, The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has assumed the role of Secretariat for the Forum, providing administrative, communication, capacity building and technical support. By supporting the Forum, USIP helps to enhance members’ skills, knowledge, and resources through direct engagement in peacebuilding and conflict prevention.