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Seminar: "The reunion in violent times"

Place: Crowne Plaza Santiago - Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins Avenue, Santiago, Chile See on the map
Start: Tuesday 23 July, 2019 • 09:30 hours
Finished: Wednesday 24 July, 2019 • 12:00 hours
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Collaboration between the Colunga Foundation, Glocalminds, The Kairos Project, Focus and the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue, with support from the Norwegian Government.

The 21st century brings new challenges to Chilean society, and appropriate skills are needed to address them properly. Segregation, weakening of institutions and polarization pose a scenario where civil society organizations can make a significant contribution by facilitating dialogue between actors who have lost the ability to meet.

Inequality and poverty constitute a violation of rights, which is manifested in phenomena such as violence, segregation and disaffiliation. Those who work in these contexts, require the ability to reestablish dialogue and encounter in stressed and fractured contexts. 

Colunga Foundation, with support from the Government of Norway, and in partnership with the Nansen Center of Norway, Glocalminds, The Kairos Project and Focus; they have prepared the international seminar “The reunion in violent times”, to contribute to the development of the dialogue capacities that civil society requires to respond to the changes and challenges of these times.

Keynote Talk: “The reunion in violent times” 

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Place: Montt Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel (Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 136, Santiago).


  • 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM: Welcome accreditation and coffee.
  • 9:50 - 10:00 hours: Presentation by Aleka Vial, Executive Director of the Hypatia Foundation.
  • 10:00 - 10:10 hours: Opening - Ludmila Palazzo, UNICEF “The context of child violence in Chile”.  
  • 10:10 - 11:00 hours: Exposition: "The reunion in violent times ”Alfredo Zamudio, Executive Director of the Nansen Center.
  • 11:00 - 11:30 hours: Panel: Rafael Vargas, Community Development Department of the Municipality of La Pintana; Cecilia Moreno, Director Soccer More Foundation; Ismael Díaz, Head of Business Intelligence of the Agency for Sustainability and Climate Change. Moderator: Aleka Vial, Executive Director of the Hypatia Foundation. 
  • 11:30 - 11:40 hours: Closure: Alfredo Zamudio.
  • 11:40 - 11:50 hours: Final Words: Arturo Celedón, Executive Director Colunga Foundation.

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Intensive Training: 


Module 1: Tuesday July 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Module 2 and 3: Wednesday, July 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Place: ColungaHUB Auditorium (Av. General Bustamante 26, Providencia).


Training in conflict resolution methodology developed by the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Norway. Participants will have a notion of how to use dialogue for conflict transformation and how to create meeting spaces for constructive dialogue.  


  • The elements of the dialogue.
  • Listen actively and ask good questions.
  • The role of the dialogue facilitator; structure and direct a dialogue session.
  • Introduction to conflict analysis and the mapping of conflicts.
  • Design a dialogue process.

The applications to the modules are closed. 

Biography Alfredo Zamudio: Alfredo Zamudio has a Master's degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was previously the director of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), and has had a long career in humanitarian work in Sudan, Colombia, East Timor. Alfredo Zamudio received the Order of East Timor for his performance in humanitarian tasks and has twice been named as one of the most influential immigrants in Norwegian society. He is of Chilean origin and has lived in Norway since 1976.

Nansen Center: The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue was established in Norway in 1995 and has become a meeting and training point on dialogue for peace and development. The Nansen Center has been exploring dialogue in Norway, Poland, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Ukraine, Colombia and others for more than 25 years. 

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