What we do:
Debates and Roundtables
Debates promote free speech and dialogue, playing a critical role in conflict resolution by strengthening political participation and awareness through the balanced examination of key issues. With a focus on fact-based questioning, debates encourage transparency and accountability by holding people in positions of influence to account.
Debates are a dynamic means of initiating and fostering a framework for unbiased discussion, and a highly professional approach to tackling controversial and important issues while including the active participation of the general public, including youth.
By conducting research in the areas of foreign policy, security and the role of civil society, we provide data and practical solutions for decision makers and organizations to advance policy-relevant knowledge about the most important challenges in the region. Our research stimulates public debate, providing evidence-based discussions, and includes the following:
- White papers
- Research projects
Skills development programs
CEMD also specializes in developing and implementing skills-based training workshops and sessions for a variety of target groups in the areas listed below, with the aim of building capacity in local communities and organizations, building confidence and developing the skills needed to engage in dialogue:
- Debating and discussion
- Internal and external communications strategies
- Critical thinking
Our sessions focus on learning through practical exercises and feedback. We also cover research, internal and external communications strategies. Each program is tailored to meet the needs of the participants.
Our training portfolio can also be extended to scenario workshops to help participants to develop decision-making skills under pressure. These workshops would complement crisis-management training.