"As a mediator, and a facilitator of negotiations and dialogues, the best thing is being able to help conflicting parties change their perspectives on the conflict, and helping them clarify their positions and interests; helping them expand their appreciation of the many sides of the conflict and in the process change their storylines from that of a conflict-saturated stories towards that of constructing a new, more collaborative storyline."
Rachel "Che" Aquino has over 20 years of experience in conflict resolution project implementation and management. She is an accredited mediator by the Office for Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Department of Justice.
She is finishing her PhD in Philippine Studies, focused on the Moro conflict, at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. She teaches #EnvironmentalNegotiation at the Ateneo de Manila University. She is also a founding member and the Vice President for Luzon of MedNet.