PeaceNexus Foundation

Insider Mediator Networks in Africa

April 17, 2014
  • Organisation:
    Human Security Division of the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs
  • Where:
    Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda

Responding to a request from the Human Security Division of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in 2009, PeaceNexus commissioned a study to identify and multiply good practices of insider mediators working on conflicts in Africa.

The report assessed the roles and contributions of insider mediators, based on interviews with a cross-section of insider mediators from Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa. The project culminated in a meeting at which a regional network of African insider mediators was launched.

This project is now closed.

“The Report on Insider Mediators in Africa  is of a particular interest because it showed who Insider Mediators are, how they work, how they contribute to peace processes and how they can be supported by the International Community. This is of outstanding importance, because Insider Mediators are involved in an increasing number of peace processes nowadays, be it in South Sudan, Mozambique or Central Africa Republic.”

Murezi Michael, Head of Mediation Support