Mediation Support Team

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The CSS Mediation Support Team seeks to develop and promote mediation methodology for dealing with violent political conflicts. Through research, training and direct process support, the team assists mediators and negotiators in improving mediation, conflict transformation and peace promotion efforts.

The team’s work is organized into three thematic areas: Mediation in Peace Processes, Religion and Mediation and Environment, Development, and Human Security

Contexts of focus for the CSS Mediation Support Team have included Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guinea, Indonesia, Kenya, Palestine, North Korea, South Caucasus, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand and Zimbabwe.

The team offers two annual courses: the Peace Mediation Course (with swisspeace and the Swiss FDFA) and the Religion and Mediation Course (with Swiss FDFA). In addition it regularly designs and delivers tailor-made workshops and trainings with a range of institutional partners, both international (e.g. UN, OSCE), governmental (e.g. Norway, Switzerland) and non-governmental (e.g. Cordoba Foundation Geneva, Zimbabwe Peace and Security Program).

Mason, Simon

Simon Mason is a senior researcher and head of the Mediation Support Team. He focuses on mediation training, research and process support.

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Katrina Abatis is a program officer in the Mediation Support Team. She works within the Mediation Support Project (MSP), which is a joint project between the CSS and swisspeace, supported by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).  

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Ullmann, Angela

Jonas Baumann is a program officer in the Mediation Support Team. He is working within the Mediation Support Project (MSP) and within the Religion and Culture in Mediation (CARIM) program. He further coordinates the Mediation Support Network (MSN)

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Frazer, Owen

Owen Frazer is a senior program officer in the Culture and Religion in Mediation (CARIM) program which focuses on conflicts where religion plays a role.

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Hess, Anna

Anna Hess is a senior program officer with the Mediation Support Project. She focuses on mediation training and process support, with a current particular emphasis on Zimbabwe.

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Sticher, Valerie

Valerie Sticher is a program officer with the Mediation Support Project. She focuses on mediation training and process support, with a current particular emphasis on Zimbabwe.

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Ullmann, Angela

Angela Ullmann is a program officer in the Culture and Religion in Mediation (CARIM) program which focuses on conflicts where religion plays a role.

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