MedNet's Services

MedNet’s members are based in different parts of the country and are actively involved in  mediation of community disputes, often involving multi-parties. Aside from actual mediation,  MedNet also offers the following services to the members, non-members, individuals, groups,  institutions and organizations. 

Kinds of Services

MedNet services can be categorized into two types; namely

Direct services

a.1. Conciliation and facilitation  

a.2. Monitoring, documentation and evaluation of mediation process 

a.3. Research and Conflict Analysis 

a.4. Information materials on mediation, negotiation and related topics through MedNet’s resource center 

Capacity-building

(basic and advanced mediation/negotiation skills training) for  mediators and facilitators and assistance to government agencies, POs and NGOs in the  institutionalization of mediation

Nature of Request for Services

Request for services are usually at two levels:

a.) Individual, in which particular members have been identified for certain needs for  assistance; and

b.) Institutional, where MedNet is being mobilized as a service organization.

      Members are encouraged to put premium on institutional arrangements to accrue  maximum benefits, which come in the form of psychic and monetary rewards, for the  network. However, in cases when requesting parties are constrained to engage with MedNet  on an institutional basis, members should ensure that the contribution of MedNet in  propagating EDR/MP discipline and skills is recognized through co-sharing of income with  the network and proper acknowledgement of resource materials utilized.

Types of Services

MedNet is offering the following services

Conflict Analysis

Facilitation

Conflict Mapping

Negotiation Coaching

Mediation

Conflict Analysis

​& Conflict Mapping

Conflict analysis /conflict mapping . A conflict map is an analytical tool that conflict assessors construct to systematically aid mediators and parties. It determines the scope of a conflict and possible action to resolve or manage it. MedNet helps parties identify issues, stakeholders and their goals, interests and levels of influence, and the larger context of the dispute, and recommends a process for resolving the issues.

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Facilitation

MedNet helps groups of people to work together better, understand their common objectives, and plan according to these objectives. As facilitator, MedNet remains neutral in these discussions, focusing instead on eliciting ideas from the participants. MedNet’s facilitation services come into play during policy mediations and in strategic planning of civil society groups.

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Negotiation Coaching

MedNet trains group on interest-based negotiation, and helps groups negotiate for their interests on select issues. Instances when MedNet has helped groups negotiate include : mining issues, fisheries, environment and natural resource disputes, and ancestral domain claims.

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Mediation

Mediation is a structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process. MedNet members act as neutral third party facilitators in mediation processes in issues such as: land disputes, housing, jail management, rido (violent clan disputes), water issues, organizational conflicts, and ancestral domain claims

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