Staying True in Nepal: Understanding Community Mediation Through Action Research

  • John Paul Lederach
  • Preeti Thapa
Part of the Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (RCS)


This chapter focuses on a community mediation initiative in Nepal that employed participatory action research as the mode for understanding practice and the development of relevant training materials for local use. The approach permitted a better understanding of mediation at local levels that helped improve program strategies and mediator preparation.


Participatory action research Mediation Nepal Conflict transformation Local language Mediation processes Empowerment Locally based mediation training materials Rights versus harmony in conflict resolution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Paul Lederach
    • 1
  • Preeti Thapa
    • 2
  1. 1.Kroc Institute for International Peace StudiesUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA
  2. 2.The Asia FoundationKathumanduNepal

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