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5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice 24-28 August 2014 in Davos, Switzerland

5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice 24-28 August 2014 in Davos, Switzerland

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  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org Please add your logo here On Promoting Non Violent Communication (NVC) in Syria Wajd Zimmermann Association: Women For Democracy Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org LEILA’S CASE
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org THE SYRIAN CONTEXT March 2011: a pacific popular uprising A high level of solidarity existed the 1st year Then violence increased and manipulations by the regime started This had consequences on the Syrian Society => How can we Help Syrians Keep their Resilience ?
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org NON VIOLENT COMMUNICATION Why NVC? What is NVC? Basic NVC Elements NVC in Syria Today ?
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org PROBLEMS & NVC ANSWERS Lots of tension > Relational Problems >> Social Fragmentation >>> Lost of Dialog Capacity  Empathic Listening  Stronger Relationships  Improving Cohesion  Improving Dialog Capacity !All Humans Have the Same Needs! Acceptance of the Other will Help Building the Future
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org AN APPROACH ADAPTED TO THE SYRIAN CONTEXT Create a NVC women network inside Syria & outside: Why Women? Why the Approach must be Syrian? Why it must be Bottom-Up? Organize workshops for some activists Assist them through real situations Help them spread the method
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org OUR EXPERIENCES SO FAR WFD Workshops:  March 2013 Istanbul (with Leila and Malo)  May 2013 Cairo  July 2013 Antakya (2 seminars)  May 2014 Al-Bekaa Seminars with Leila & Malo as trainors Since May 2014, Al-Bekaa
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org OUR WORKSHOPS Antakya, 2013 Al-Bekaa, 2014 Ersal, 2014, with Leila
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org CONCLUSIONS The NVC method seems to be very appropriate The spreading of NVC seems to start working The approach has to be Syrian It must be bottom-up It must start with listening !Much More needs to be done to improve Syrians resilience! Sponsors to support our project are needed!
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org TODAY Today, the syrian population needs help The syrian people deserves help The syrian people is trying to help itself The syrian people is counting on you too THANK YOU
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org Added value for the Post 2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction From our own work and in the specific field of conflict resolution – Education & Training: Empathic listening must always have precedence on any form of action Person to person non violent dialogue is essential – Implementation & Practice: NVC should be taught and trained essentially in high risk areas – Policy: The crisis management must be separated from any political consideration Unofficial organisations must be identified and worked with in order to cover all affected regions