4change mediation approach is based on respect, empathy and transparency of mediators’ motives.
Mediation strategy is designed on an in depth conflict analysis focused on understanding stakeholders' interests and needs and prevailing conflict dynamics.
Decision to act in a situation usually follows an invitation by one or more stakeholders or when - through 4change network - a clear window of opportunity for action emerge in a specific area.
4change usually undertakes field activities during a lull in the armed conflict, or before widespread outbreak of violence. Also, post-conflict situations, where the root causes of the conflict remain unaddressed and reconciliation is constrained, engagement may be helpful to reduce the risks of a renewed outbreak of hostilities.
With Geneva Process, 4change is collaborating in new projects in Asia, engaging national stakeholders in dialogue, confidence building and social cohesion.