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Skill-Building Clinics

Dignity in Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Location: 1233 37th St NW (The “Green House”)

Dignity in Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue: Practical Insights from the Nexus of International Development and Human Rights Conflicts on the Ground
Interest based negotiation theory matters. So does paying attention to emotion and its impacts, especially when communities interact with government officials, multilateral institutions, and corporations. Yet there’s a missing layer. This interactive clinic will explore what we have learned, in practice, about what really makes the difference when aiming to support joint problem solving with stakeholders. Learn insights applicable in conflicts both international and domestic with special emphasis on communities impacted by infrastructure development.

Applications are due Friday, February 17 at 12:00 pm.

About the Facilitator

Merrick Hoben is Director of CBI’s Washington D.C. Regional Office, Practitioner Associate at the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, and Faculty Associate at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Merrick helps communities, companies, and authorities to interact more constructively and engage in productive problem solving; address historical grievances and mistrust; and explore creative solutions to complex environmental and social dilemmas. Merrick has expertise in agricultural commodity supply sustainability chains, the extractive industry, and international development issues. His clients include the World Bank, U.S. Federal agencies, Shell, Chevron, World Wildlife Fund for Nature, and others.

Skill-Building Clinics