One result of globalization is that traditional methods of conflict resolution aren’t sufficient anymore – not only in regions of crisis.
If you want to work with Western methods of mediation you'll need to adapt them to the context of the target group in order to achieve success. Every culture has it's specific symbols and habits for interpreting behaviours.


Conflict-in-context is a method of conflict resolution which is developed directly with the people whose needs shall be met.

• Conflict-in-context meets the local needs
• the facilitators work with different target groups
• the participants have already solved problems at the local and communal level
• the local conflict culture will be affirmed and enriched
• the relevant people have developed their own methods (ownership