WMO Individual Members
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My professional expertise and background: Four Years as a Professional Advanced Family Law Mediator. Experience in dealing with Foreign Child Advocacy programs and Custody disputes. On a corporate note I have acted as a mediator for firms such as Saudi Aramco, Exxon Mobil and as an adviser to Diplomatic Consulate Offices.My professional vision as a member of WMO: My professional vision as a member of the WMO would be to help the WMO grow into a power-house of international mediation professionals that both individuals, NGOs and Government entities will come to for assistance. I will strive to help expand the presence of the WMO to the global community.Country United StatesMy professional expertise and background: Qualified as a workplace Mediator in 2018 established Bourne Mediation in 2018 became a Family Mediator 2020My professional vision as a member of WMO: To expand my expertise, to learn and enhance my mediation skills, and to be open to different challenges within this field.Country GibraltarMy professional expertise and background: Legal Advisor by profession and a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in the United Kingdom. I’m also a Civil and Commercial Mediator and the Founder and Executive Director of Bila Legal Services Ltd, a legal consultancy firm based in Birmingham in the United Kingdom.My professional vision as a member of WMO: To promote mediation and peace in the world. I would like to encourage the use of alternative dispute resolution to resolve problems between parties. I strongly believe that constructive dialogue within mutual respect and non-escalating conflict usually would make individuals reflect. I would like to be a part of a Global organization that promotes this vision, support a Global peace and conflict resolution and participate in conferences and network.Country United KingdomMy professional expertise and background: I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies focused on Global Security from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the US. Currently, I am studying for my Masters of Arts in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy. I am a world traveler and an international, transracial South Korean adoptee. Growing up in a primarily biracial community of white Americans and Hmong (Southeast Asian ethnic group) was a challenge. I learned to be proud of myself as an individual, as well as my personal racial background, which has significantly impacted my educational journey and career goals.My professional vision as a member of WMO: My goal for joining WMO as a member and working as an intern is to gain more knowledge in mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution so that I may utilize the skills and knowledge learned to my professional career after obtaining my Masters. There is more nuance in the world than ever before and mediation and conflict resolution will be vital in the near future. Gaining as many skills as possible will be key to my success moving forward.Country GermanyMy professional expertise and background: Certified and accredited mediator operating through my central London based practice ‘R19 Mediator’; a strong international focus, extensive cross-border trade experience, customs certification, Spanish-speaker, able to operate in challenging environments, linguistically and culturally aware; active with philanthropic projects, Rotarian, horse riding instructor and am on LinkedIn.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Learn, network and to bring greater harmony into people’s lives. To save people time, money and stress by helping to remove barriers and conflict, and achieve great long-lasting solutions though mediation.Country United KingdomMy professional expertise and background: Member and former humanitarian aid coordinator at 28 JUN international humanitarian organization, in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). Founded in 2012, to date the Not-For-Profit has delivered 216 tons of humanitarian, medical, and disaster relief aid worth $8.5 million to the Western Balkans. A member of SCIP (Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals), a global non-profit community for Intelligence Strategists, and a Research Analyst at Unibridge International, a Kenya-based business intelligence consultancy. Having lived in the US, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, I’m currently based in China and work full-time in education, while pursuing a Ph.D. in Diplomacy and International Affairs via EUCLID University and completing a Master in Communication for Development at Malmo University in Sweden.My professional vision as a member of WMO: As a member of WMO and other organizations I’m affiliated with, I would like to contribute to positive social change, via win-win mediation and negotiation in business and politics.Country ChinaMy professional expertise and background: Qualified mediator, member of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland; translator; various volunteering roles; Swiss in Ireland – https://www.linkedin.com/in/annekristinekjelsen/.My professional vision as a member of WMO: To develop insights in international mediation and diplomacy, to foster dialogue and the peace process within and between communities through the transformative power of mediation.Country IrelandMy professional expertise and background: My academic and professional experience has allowed me to develop essential knowledge on peace issues and the importance of diplomacy in conflict resolution. I believe that WMO is an appropriate institution for the realization of my projects and the concretization of my learning.My professional vision as a member of WMO: The way of waging war and the nature of conflicts has changed enormously in recent years and will change again. This is why the classical methods of resolution may no longer be suitable or, nevertheless, other methods may be more effective. Conflicts shape societies and this is why I think it is essential to know about mediation.Country FranceMy professional expertise and background: Professor of the School of Law of the University of Havana, Cuba. Attorney, Specialized Law Firm for Cases of Annulment, National Organization of Law Firms (ONBC). Professional judge of a criminal court. Doctor of Legal Sciences, University of Havana. Candidate to Doctor of Criminology, UANL, Mexico. Master of Criminology. Diploma in Mediation, Gender and Family. Diploma in Criminal Law. Bachelor of LawMy professional vision as a member of WMO: Promote continuous learning, knowledge exchange and the organization of projects and programs that contribute to the dissemination and use of peaceful tools and methods designed to solve conflicts and implement restorative approaches in any social context.Country CubaMy professional expertise and background: I was appointed as Conciliator in pre-Litigation cases by Vadodara District Legal service Authority in online National Lok Adalat. I am an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIarb), United Kingdom. I had worked as a core case manager of Sama in 1st online Bihar Lok Adalat. I had also worked in online Lok Adalat of Gujarat, Online Lok Adalat of Rajasthan and online Lok Adalat of Delhi as a Sama Case Manager in 2020. I also worked as a coordinator in National Lok Adalat for Vadodara District Legal Service Authority in 2019. I have been awarded as 9th Best Student Ambassador of India in “ Indian Mediation week – 2018” which was supported by Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India & NITI Aayog.My professional vision as a member of WMO: I wish to promote Mediation and to create the voice of justice through ADR.Country IndiaMy professional expertise and background: CEO – Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership & Excellence, Board Member – Rising Star Outreach of India, Life Leadership Coach, TEDx Speaker, Motivational Speaker, Learner MediatorMy professional vision as a member of WMO: To harness the energy, best practices and the forum to the encourage mediation. Grow to be an integral part of the leadership team that creates, drives awareness and ethical practices of mediation. Eventually, grow to play a role in International Mediation to drive world peace and harmony. #ChangeCatalystCountry IndiaMy professional expertise and background: I am a construction Engineer in ADR. I am an accredited mediator at CIAC, KFCRI, INDIA , done 40 hour + 16 hour Mediation skill trainings and undergoing M.A.( Mediation). I am passionate about Mediation as a non-adversarial peacemaking process.My professional vision as a member of WMO: As a member of WMO, I would like to act as their peace ambassador in society and would love to work for dissemination of Mediation as a practitioner and as an academician.Country INDIAMy professional expertise and background: Mediation (Family & Civil). Conflict Coaching. Facilitated Negotiation. Cross Cultural Communication. My career spans 30 years, and I bring a wealth of expertise and experience from professional dedication to the fields of health & safety, business & community development, support-advocacy, and social work.My professional vision as a member of WMO: I believe interest-based approaches can help neutralize conflict and adversarial positioning and by extension inspire individuals, groups, businesses, families and communities to willingly and cooperatively engage in discovering their solutions.Country CanadaMy professional expertise and background: A general degree in Chemistry; an expert general ability in the Humanities; personal experiences; 7A’s in O grades at school; 3 3 Highers; 12 years in general Employment Training; Support Worker in Mental Health; Excellent problem solver in principle. Belief: impartiality and science with technology. The spirit of Progress.My professional vision as a member of WMO: My only role is to get one key message across to all other mediators. It will take me special training to explain, an additional seven days.Country United KingdomMy professional expertise and background: A sales leader working in broadcast for the last 15 years, mostly in the youth market. My experience while managing teams of young people, largely from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, taught me how to better manage conflict, both internal and external. Multi cultural environments can create a breeding ground for deeply engraved bias to emerge, especially in an environment where competitiveness can lead to conflict. Currently I am not formally employed, but taking the opportunity to focus on writing and studying mediation and conflict resolution with a view to building a new career, that unlike media, will have a positive influence in peoples lives.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Firstly to learn with a vision of creating a sustainable career in mediation. Thereafter to assist, where possible, young people dealing with workplace conflict. This is generally the result of a far wider array of problems that have been rooted in cultural and economic problems.Country South AfricaMy professional expertise and background: Psychologist, Lawyer and MediatorMy professional vision as a member of WMO: I wish to advocate for mediation and a wider range of dispute resolution practices in Australia and throughout the world. I believe that dispute resolution is the core of peace building and mutual understanding.Country AustraliaMy professional expertise and background: I was raised in Berlin surrounded by a lot of art, history and culture. Having said this, I was often surrounded by reminders of how hideous circumstances can turn when people are not held accountable for blatant human rights violations. The education I received having grown up in a city as historically significant as Berlin has lead me to pursue a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies in London in an attempt to understand the origins and outcomes of wars in an increasingly globalised world full of juxtapositions.My professional vision as a member of WMO: I am honoured to join WMO to enrich my knowledge on any conflict before attempting to go into the field of diplomacy/conflict resolution. In a world so prone to so many conflicts motivated by resource scarceness, the widening wealth divide and a climate crisis, the only way you can do a conflict justice is if you understand it first. With misinformation, climate crises, structural violence and what some academics argue is a pending cyberwar in an era of digitalisation, there has never been a time period so dependent on organisations such as the WMO.Country United KingdomMy professional expertise and background: Worked nearly 30 years at an international organisation. At present just finished my Master dissertation in global diplomacy at SOAS University of London.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Engage with children and show them the awareness and benefits on how to mediate conflicts.Country MaltaMy professional expertise and background: Senior banker with > 20 years of experience, holds PhD in Banking and professionally qualified as Chartered Secretary (ICSA, CGI), Chartered Governance Professional (ICSA, CGI), Accountant (AIA, CIPFA), Chartered Surveyor (RICS), Certified Financial Planner, Certified Compliance Professional (ICA) and Accredited Mediator (AIAC). Currently serving as Panel Mediator of the Justices of the Peace Mediation Bureau of Penang, MalaysiaMy professional vision as a member of WMO: To pick up the best practices and serve the community better as a mediator.Country MalaysiaMy professional expertise and background: An internationally trained Dispute Resolution Lawyer, based in both Lagos Nigeria and Ontario Canada, accredited Lagos Multidoor Court House Mediator and a Certified Mediation Advocate with the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (U.K). An Online Dispute Resolution Practitioner, certified by both the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR) USA, as well as ADRpoint Europe. I am member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the Section on Business Law (SBL), Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA), an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), a registered member with the Alternate Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (ADRIO) and the Alternate Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada (ADRIC). Equipped with effective communication skills and certified as an Emotional Intelligence (EQ) specialist by Six Seconds International, I am also a Certified Trainer (International Award in Delivering Training [IADT] UK) with the London Professional Training Center and a Facilitator/Trainer with the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA Nigeria). I am passionate about and devoted to learning, peace building, dispute prevention and resolution. A strong believer in delivering results that make a lasting impact! “It’s not what I do that sets me apart—it’s how I do what I do, creating an enlightening and enabling atmosphere for clients to arrive at resolutions and build lasting relationships.”My professional vision as a member of WMO: To learn, interact and enhance my practice of Mediation as a culturally competent and emotionally literate global citizen.Country CanadaMy professional expertise and background: Fola Alade Esq., ASCMA (UK) is a Notary Public and a Commercial and Dispute resolution lawyer based in Lagos. He is the Founder / Principal Partner at FOTEFA PARTNERS LP (MEDIATORS & MEDIATION ADVOCATES), a full- service commercial law firm in Nigeria. Fola Alade is a Certified Mediation Advocate with the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (U.K), a trained Mediator on the Panel of Neutrals of the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC), Federal High Court (FHC), Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) and Lagos Chamber of Commerce and International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC), a trained Negotiator from the Lagos Business School (LBS), a Certified Emotional Intelligence Specialist with another certification in Hypnotherapy and Neurological Redesign Course, a Facilitator and a Certified Trainer (International Award in Delivering Training [IADT] UK) with the London Professional Training Centre. He is the Founder / Principal of Fotefa Mediation Academy, a Consultant / Facilitator / Trainer with the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA Nigeria), Betaworka Cosmopolitan Partners Limited, Au Courant Legal Research Firm, Legally Engaged Academy and the Resource HQ Ltd where he trains on Negotiation, Mediation, Mediation Advocacy, Negotiation, Workplace Conflict and Emotional Intelligence.My professional vision as a member of WMO: To have a global understanding of the business and practice of Mediation both as an Attorney-Mediator and as a Mediation AdvocateCountry NigeriaMy professional expertise and background: I worked as Paralegal for 5 years in Italy and then 1 year in Uk as Customer Associate in Banking system. In August this year I have accomplished the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Course in Romania.My professional vision as a member of WMO: As a member of WMO I wish to become soon an innovative World Mediator that helps people from different cultures to reach peace and an agreement in mediation.Country RomaniaMy professional expertise and background: Holds Master of Arts in Security Studies, Bachelor of Commerce with Honors (Human Resources Management), also currently, I am doing PhD program in Mediation and Conflict Resolution at Euclid University (Online).My professional vision as a member of WMO: To inspire younger generation on the role of mediation as only nonviolent tool to resolve the conflict at regional level, continental and across the world for current and future conflicts.Country RwandaMy professional expertise and background: Downstream Petroleum Products Importation, Supply, Trade and Distribution. Vessel Charter, Banking and Debt Collection Disputes.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Interact, learn and exchange ideas with international mediators and conflict resolvers to develop a more global perspective on mediation.Country NigeriaMy professional expertise and background: Catholic Archdiocese and the Justice Development and Peace Commission of Jos. I am a Ph.D. student at Euclid Global Institute.My professional vision as a member of WMO: My professional vision is to influence and contribute to the ongoing discussion on the complex nature of the issues affecting our society. This will be an opportunity to join the global vision, restate the issues, raise public awareness towards changing the current hegemony for a balanced society.Country NigeriaMy professional expertise and background: A Nigerian lawyer with a keen interest in ADR. I have experience as a mediator in the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC), West Africa’s first Court-Connected ADR Centre. I am the author of the book “The ADR Handbook: For Non-Technical Users. Principles and Practices of Alternative Dispute Resolution for Everyday Life”.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Interaction and networking, Improve my writing and research skills.Country United KingdomMy professional expertise and background: I hold a Master of Science Degree in Conflict Management & Resolution from the University of San Diego USA. Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the Human Services industry. Skilled in Conflict Resolution, Refugee Issues, Public Relations, Child Welfare, and Family Mediation. Active Nonprofit Organisations development professional.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Is to gain a deeper sense of understanding in the area of Conflict Management and Resolution through planned interactions with staff and alumni at the WMO.Country United StatesMy professional expertise and background: I’m a Catholic priest living and working in multicultural and religious communities in Nigeria. A Student of Ph.D. in Mediation, Euclid Global Institute. Currently the Administrator of St. Joseph Parish and School West Branch, and Holy Family Parish Klacking Creek, Rose City, Michigan, USA.My professional vision as a member of WMO: To gain experience on how to help my communities understand the need of coexisting as one people.Country United StatesMy professional expertise and background: I have worked at government instutions of the Republic of Turkey for nine years as a legal expert including national human rights instution. The main areas that I have worked on are administrative law, international law, human rights, international relations, internatioal organizations, international human rights protection mechanisms and international projects. I have wroked on amicable solutions to the problems between citizens and government institutions during my professional pathway. Also I got a mediator license from Ministry of Justice by fullfill all the procedures required.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Along my professional career, I have always believed that solving conflicts and problems with a amicable solutions with involvement of the parties is the most convenient way to bring these conflcts and problems to an end permanently. As known it is the most convenient resolution method for a win-win situation. Indeed, involvement of the parties to the resolution process makes them more eager to reach a solution and to stay adhere to that solution. Along my professional career journey, I have been interested in amicabe dispute resolution methods in national ievel. On the other hand, as I have worked on international law, human rights law and international relations, I decided to expand and deepen my professional knowledge and skills with the Critical Thinking and Conflict Resolution Competencies. Now, to become a both national and international mediator is one of my ultimate career goal as a law professional.Country Amerika Birleşik DevletleriMy professional expertise and background: Satrajit Sanyal comes from a corporate background with a career spanning 24 years after which he co- founded three not-for-profits and several professional and institutional business ventures working in the fields of skills, employability, human rights and justice and the various tools and mandates of the broader ecology of alternate dispute resolution. A Gender, Social Justice, Peace, Livelihood and Women-led-entrepreneurship enthusiast and evangelist, he has spent a major portion of his professional engagement in the entities that he had promoted doing impactful work in these domains. In his previous profiles he had served with leading business, trade, civil society and quasi-governmental organisations and associations handling corporate governance & citizenship, civil& human rights, harassment prevention, anti-trust laws, conciliation & mediation and industrial & government advisory portfolios, where he has extensively had to use mediation, conflict resolution and conciliation as tools to reach desired outcomes. An enthusiast of Justice, Human Rights, CSR and corporate governance, he has studied the relevant laws and often advised his clients and beneficiaries in the above-mentioned areas. His studies in mediation has been an ongoing process for many years and includes both formal studies & certifications as well as his personal research. He is a great supporter of the precepts, principles and people who were instrumental behind the formation of the World Mediation Organisation.My professional vision as a member of WMO: As a professional in the field of alternative legal practices, and as a social entrepreneur engaged in senior practices with various international partner organisations, my future as a member of WMO would be threefold: 1. Creating awareness and a need for adopting the practice of Mindful Mediation to resolve conflicts effectively in social, inter-faith, inter-cultural, commercial, trade, business and other ecologies where it can serve the purpose of reaching a just and dynamic outcome without excessive time and cost being involved for any of the parties. 2. Advocating knowledge-driven activities in eco-systems where I have reach, to create scope for such research and development activities which could both act as a professional set of opportunities for the members as well as help WMO emerge as the thought & knowledge leader in mediation intercontinentally. 3. Help evangelize WMO as a inter-connected, inter- disciplinary query solutions platform, specifically in ADR, in such geography where there might be a felt need but no agency to deliver such results that may match the requirement.Country IndiaMy professional expertise and background: A well-motivated professional who has over 22 years of progressively responsible operational and administrative experience in security as a commissioned officer in the Ghana Armed Forces,10 years of which have been served at the senior command and leadership level. I have served in various capacities in the armed forces and this has given me rich experience as I progress in my career. Additionally, I have also served in different United Nations Peacekeeping field missions in different capacities globally and this puts me in a much-trusted position to understand and manage crisis, conflict and prescribe mitigation measures. I have held various appointments and undergone extensive training which has aided me to accomplish an enviable feat in my career as a professional officer providing solutions to daily security issues as well as providing leadership roles to manage troops under my command. I possess a Masters degree in Governance and Leadership, Executive Masters in Telecommunication Management, A degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Postgraduate Diploma in Defence and Conflict Studies, Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration, Certificate in Conflict and Crisis Management and Certificate in Integrated Peace Support Operations. In addition to my security expertise, I have a sound knowledge of management skills, which has enabled me to resolve personnel and security related issues. Furthermore, I have a senior-level experience in executive decision making, policy direction, strategic planning, threat analysis, training and personnel management. I am currently pursuing Mediation and Conflict Resolution (DMCR) studies as a PhD student at Euclid University.My professional vision as a member of WMO: To become a member of a global team of experts capable of proffering solutions through mediation and conflict resolution mechanisms that will see to eventual world peace and security, accompanying prosperity for all nations.Country GhanaMy professional expertise and background: I am Registered Community Health Practitioner, Certified Human Resources and Labour .My professional vision as a member of WMO: To enrich my perspective towards the field of practical mediation and conflict management on a national and international level.Country NigeriaMy professional expertise and background: I am a former senior official with India’s Ministry of Commerce’s leading international Chambers of Commerce, namely the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Indian Chamber of Commerce, where I served as Deputy Director and Head of Division in Centers of Excellence focusing on Leadership& Alternative Dispute Resolution. With post graduate qualifications in Language & Communication, Management Sciences and Environmental Law, I have professionally pursued all the three praxes in the roles of practitioner, researcher and coach. I have given up very lucrative professional prospects career-wise, and set up my own social enterprise through which I offer legal aid, ADR services, entrepreneurship spring-boarding & development, ecosystem & CoE development services to Trade Unions, formal and informal women led entrepreneurial clusters formed and mentored by my organisation Sustainable Design Research Consortium (SDRC) as well as offering legal-environment efficacy services to corporates. As an alumna of the US State Department, charter member of The Boston Pledge ( which I am helping start up in Asia) and a partner to The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, I often use mediation as a strong tool to deliver interventions and social justice aligned services to my mapped beneficiaries.My professional vision as a member of WMO: I envision WMO as an emerging international, inter-governmental, inter-faith, peace building and conflict resolution organisation and platform which will soon globally impact and lead in these designated domains and more.The scope of work, considering the VUCA scenario in every sector, field and country, at present,ensures that WMO can act as the agent of international legal co-operation and resilience building, areas in which I intend to play the role of an ideator, strategist and enabler. With my experience in the fields of scenario planning, institution building and international knowledge partnership, I see myself acting as an advocate, ambassador, practitioner and agency representative of WMO in the days to come.Country IndiaMy professional expertise and background: I am currently a student at EUCLID studying the program: Masters in Mediation and Conflict Resolution. I have a bachelor in Law from the UK, though my biggest strengths are my language capabilities (English, Chinese, German, Japanese), which I use to work as a part-time interpreter during my studies.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Being new to the subject of mediation, there is still a lot for me to learn. However, I am very interested in conflict resolution and hope that being a member of WMO will help me in becoming a capable mediator in the future.Country JapanMy professional expertise and background: Barrister 1978; Mediator 2003; Arbitrator 2003; Adjunct Professor Notre Dame Australia; Adjunct Professor O.P. Jindal Global University India; IMI Certified mediator; CEDR accredited mediator; Fellow Chartered Inst of Arbitrators (FCIArb); empanelled mediator and arbitrator AIAC Malaysia; SIArb Singapore. CV available on requestMy professional vision as a member of WMO: International mediation and arbitration of political and economic and commercial disputes, including environmental related issues.Country AustraliaMy professional expertise and background: I am a Court-Annex Mediator of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (2014 to present). Therefore, I work as a Mediator and run an Alternative Dispute Resolution Office. I used to work for the Department of Justice (2012 – 2013) and hold a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), a Masters in Business Administration, a College Degree in A.B. Economics, and a College Degree in BSC Finance. I worked in Executive Management positions in several Top 100 Corporations, and am a Professorial Lecturer in Top Universities. Socially, I served as a Past President of the Rotary Club of Loyola Heights, District 3780, Rotary International.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Upgrade my mediation competence to WMO standards by attending International studies, collaboration, internships, mediation projects and its other prorammes in WMO more progressive member countries. Apply and impart the WMO learned principles and practices in mediation to my country and our neighbors through the Academe, Organizations, Government Agencies among others to have a peaceful social co-existence among fellow citizens and beyond borders.Country PhilippinesMy professional expertise and background: Yumara Sanatana is a medical doctor dedicating lots of her time to the educational and pedagogical field. She initiated several social youth projects for increasing the awareness towards conflict management skills and community building.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Yumara targets on creating a society of respect, empathy, inclusion, and positive dialogue.Country CubaMy professional expertise and background: I am an Accredited / Certified Mediator, Arbitrator, Certified Online Mediator (Mediate.com, USA and ADReurope), Mediation Advocate and Trained Facilitator (ASCMA (UK), Peace and Conflict Resolution PGD Nig, Barrister and Solicitor.My professional vision as a member of WMO: To become a world class Mediator, facilitator and Peace Practitioner.Country NigeriaMy professional expertise and background: Yogita holds a Masters in Political Scienceand International Relations, and widely served as a Peace Activist. Meet Yogita JD Karache an aspiring ‘Responsible global citizen’ born and brought up in Pune, India. She has done her schooling in St. Andrew’s High school where more than 50% girls were from tribal communities and BPL. Being head girl of school, she experienced by work that awareness is important but ‘to empower people’ is need of progressive society. College life was Eureka of her life. She rewarded as ‘Best University Representative’ of Garware college which is under Pune University. Her work for sex workers, LGBTQ community, differently abled people, BPL people is noteworthy. Her observation, analysis and experience in things like khap panchayat ,drugs free projects and rehabilitation centres is something new frame of understanding anyone can amazed to know. The most important quality about Yogita is she don’t travel for sake of exploration but to know ancient existence! She believes ‘To know tribal souls closely is best way to explore.it makes us more human!’. Yogita have been in 12 states of India and she has keen knowledge about lifestyle of tribal people. YOGITA believes in LOVE! everyone deserve happiness and love in this life. She don’t like to be loud about her social activities as she feels -to work for less fortunate people is the most normal act and not the special one! Subject like Gender equality is something so close to her heart. Yogita is ‘Peace Ambassador of India’ at Global peace chain as well as she’s ‘country Director of India’ at world peace model United Nations.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Yogita focus on spreading the message of non-escalating dialogue and active peace-building. Acceptance and Forgiveness are two strong tools of Peace. She strongly believes that ‘Mediation makes us more being. And if every individual can understand meaning of mediation then this world is better place to live for each and every soul.’ Yogita’s vision is ‘To love better , harder, bigger! Live fore the love and strive for the love. She feels Awareness is important but ‘To EMPOWER’ people about mediation is vital. ‘In the end, we remember world not about success, achivement, failure,hate or enemies but love and truthiness. Let’s be that Love’Country IndiaMy professional expertise and background: Hello, here’s Nidhi Modi. I just have been completed my LLM in Dispute Resolution from Portsmouth University, UK. I am a member at MCIArb ( London) and also a member at Young Mumbai Center for International Arbitration (YMCIA), a member at Young Practitioners Group at Asian International Arbitration Centre (YPG-AIAC), Malaysia🇲🇾. I recently join as a #International #Arbitrator and #Director (G) at #CENTER #FOR #INTERNATIONAL #ALTERNATIVE #DISPUTE #RESOLUTION #CIAdr. Currently, I am working with respected authorities from the field. My jurisdictional areas are UK🇬🇧, Bangladesh 🇧🇩, and India 🇮🇳. #International #Arbitrator #Asia #Branch. #www.ciadr.org.ukMy professional vision as a member of WMO: As a member of WMO, I will spread the message of Peace to prospective target groups, as well as developing trusting relationships.Country IndiaMy professional expertise and background: I’m a Cyber Security Engineer / Analyst. My area of practice focus on disaster recovery / business continuity, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and reverse engineering. I started my career as a intern in HiiT plc Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria. As part of my practice I promote Cyber Peace. Cyber Peace is a universal order of cyberspace built on a wholesome state of tranquility, the absence of disorder or disturbance and violence.My professional vision as a member of WMO: As Swami Satchidananda once said, we are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, makes others more tranquil. My vision is to ensure peace and fairness one step at a time and eventually all around the world.Country NigeriaMy professional expertise and background: Lawyer and Veterinarian, Post Graduate Studies in Commercial Law. Offering three national and three international publications. Leading the Centre for Advanced Research and Development CARD.My professional vision as a member of WMO: To experience, work and advance with WMO.Country IndiaMy professional expertise and background: I am a final year law student pursuing Bachelors of Law at Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai. I have completed The Mediation and Negotiation Training Program conducted by The Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Team (PACT).My professional vision as a member of WMO: After my experience through internships in the legal field in India, I aim at spreading the word of mediation and practicing as a mediator to help industries and organisations resolve their disputes efficiently with the hope that our world can one day see mediation as a peaceful, ethical and valuable path for conflict resolution.Country IndiaMy professional expertise and background: I am practising lawyer of the High Court Division of the supreme Court of Bangladesh. My area of practice mainly focus on litigation and recently i have a lot of engagement with vat custom matters both in tribunal and High Court Division. I had started my career as an intern in the Ain O shalish kendro and acted as a media officer. Thereafter, i became regular practitioner of High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. A part from my practice, I also mediate disputes, conduct workshops and take classes on mediation and arbitration. I also acted as a public speaker to spread awareness of mediation as an alternative disputes resolution. On 12 july 2017, I became associate member and thereafter became member of CIArb ( Chartered Institute of Arbitrator) and on 26 June 2019 became penal mediator of THAC ( Thailand Arbitration Centre).My professional vision as a member of WMO: Justice delayed is justice denied- thousands of cases are pending in litigation, the attorneys , barristers,even justices are indulged in this lingering process of law. To ensure fairness, Justice and equity mediation is the effective tools to mitigate judicial crisis and ensure Peace around the world. My professional vision will be spreading awareness and enlightened the professionals as well as the students to learn about mediation, focus on It’s application, conduct workshop and symposium on mediation. Moreover, arrange discussion on enhancing the skills of negotiation, put emphasis on empathy instead of sympathy and ensure It’s enforceability in every aspects of our life.Country BangladeshMy professional expertise and background: Expreienced law professional with an aim to render the most and best services to the clients to meet their needs at all times through a constant, dedicated and focused effort. Contributed fruitfully to various legal problems through the application of law, to the best of my knowledge and ability. Acquired good working knowledge and rudiments of the art of advocacy for the past 18 years and now have been able to establish my independent practice.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Mediator in cases of harassment cases, domestic violence cases and pre-litigation cases, family, cheque bounce, partition suits, original suits dowry etc.Country IndiaMy professional expertise and background: I have completed my Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in 2014 from University of London and Master of Laws (LL.M.) in 2017 from Eastern University. Since my legal studies, I was involved in various research studies which helped me to improve my level of understanding, perception of law and its implementation as well. After my graduation, I got the opportunity to work in the legal division of Prime Bank Ltd then I joined a law firm as a junior associate in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Subsequently in 2018 I started working at Thailand Arbitration Center, where I was involved in doing research on the emerging trends of alternative dispute resolution, liaison with International Organizations and Law Firms and established Collaboration between International Arbitration and Mediation Institutions, organized seminars and training courses in order to promote and raise awareness regarding alternative dispute resolution system. I am also an accredited Civil-Commercial Mediator and currently working as a General Secretary of Africa-Asia Mediation Association Thailand Chapter. I am giving my utmost effort through my continuous work and research to prosper myself for the better expertise and awareness in the field of arbitration and mediation.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Thousands of conflicts are everywhere but it can be resolved by the willingness of the people and proper facilitation of a mediator. In the Asia pacific region, still mediation is not that popular due to lack of enforceability. As mediation is a new era of dispute resolution, so my vision will be enhancing my knowledge of mediation and work as a mediator, spread the awareness and ensure peace for all.Country ThailandMy professional expertise and background: Mercy Okiro is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, trained Arbitrator and Construction Adjudicator. As an Accredited Mediator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and the Judiciary of Kenya, she has successfully handled mediation in the Family, Employment and Commercial Divisions of the High Court with an over 90% success rate. She is the pioneer Chairperson of the Young Members Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya) and sits on the Global Steering Committee of the Young Members Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. She is an ICC Young Arbitrators Forum Representative for Africa, Middle East and Turkey Region, Council Member of the Association of Young Arbitrators and sits on the Steering Committee of the Equality for Representation in Arbitration (Africa) amongst leadership in other young members’ groups. She is also an Accredited Tutor and Assessor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). Mercy is on the panel of Arbitrators for the Kigali International Arbitration Centre and the Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators. She is the Joint Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Africa Asia Mediation Association and sits on various private sector boards in Kenya. Her main areas of practice are international dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation, legal aid, women’s rights, sports law and legal research. Mercy holds an MA in International Studies from the University of Nairobi and is currently studying for her Master of Laws degree.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Mercy targets to spread alternative dispute resolution tools in all levels of society.Country KenyaMy professional expertise and background: Madeline is a renowned Africa -based legal industry futurist adopting tech- legal solutions such as iResolve™, an ODR system launched in 2015 aimed at realizing her ambition to provide innovative delivery of legal solutions for the boutique arbitration law studio she founded in 2014. She is the current President of Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators (TIArb) and Chairperson of the Africa-Asia Mediation Association (AAMA). She serves as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for Tanzania, the ICC Africa Commission, the ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR; a newly appointed member of the IBA Africa Arbitration Network, a member of the Pledge Africa Sub-Committee, a member of the Caspian Arbitration Society and also a faculty member of the Bangladesh International Mediation Society.My professional vision as a member of WMO: As an independent neutral, she currently serves on the panels of SHIAC, Caspian Arbitration Society, Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators (TIArb) and the National Construction Council (NCC). She also takes on the role of an arbitral secretary in complex arbitrations and legal transcriber. As an ADR and ODR enthusiast dedicated to international and social activities. She has presented in ADR-related conferences both locally and internationally and is an experienced trainer in arbitration, ADR and ODR for tailored programs to private and public organizations; public seminars and. She writes and publishes in the area of dispute resolution.Country TanzaniaMy professional expertise and background: I completed my BBA.LLB. (2016) from Symbiosis International University, India and LLM. (2018) with specialization in Dispute Resolution and International Litigation from the University of Auckland, New Zealand after which I cleared All India Bar Exam in the year 2018. I am an accredited mediator, negotiator and arbitrator from Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation, Kochi, India. I am also the current General Secretary of Africa Asia Mediation Association and the current executive secretary and a permanent faculty at Bangladesh International Mediation Society. I founded my Dispute Resolution Centre, TRH The Resolution Hub (OPC.) Pvt. Ltd. in the year 2019, to carry forward the practice and training of various forms of Dispute Resolution. My focus is majorly on consensual processes as compared to adjudicative processes. Currently, I am also pursuing my Ph.D. from National Law School of India University, Bangalore (the registration year 2019) in the very field of mediation.My professional vision as a member of WMO: I aim at establishing and spreading awareness regarding the process and power of mediation and negotiation across all professions. I am looking forward to helping humans be more human with empathy, compassion and other valuable virtues.Country IndiaMy professional expertise and background: I am a practicing lawyer of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Accredited Mediator of IIAM (Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation) and BIMS (Bangladesh International Medication Society). I was born and brought up in Magura District of Bangladesh. I obtained LL. B (Hons) degree from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh in 1992 and LL. M degree from the same university in 1993. I was enrolled as an Advocate (Attorney) with Bangladesh Bar Council in the year 1995. Thereafter I got permission to practice in the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 1997 and in the Appellate Division of the same court in the year 2009. I have been dealing with civil, criminal, and constitutional matters in both the divisions of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh successfully. Judgments delivered by the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on many of my conducted cases have been reported in various law journals of Bangladesh. As an Accredited Mediator I have participated in many training courses and workshops as a resource person. Alongside close affiliation with BIMS activities, I am performing functions as Chairman of AAMA (Africa Asia Mediation association) Bangladesh Chapter. In my career I obtained training on many topics, namely: How to make use UN Complaint Procedure, Refugee Law, International Humanitarian Law, Environment & Environmental Law etc. In my pastime I sing songs, recite poems, write lyrics and poems occasionally.My professional vision as a member of WMO: I wish to build awareness among the people of Bangladesh so that they can resolve their own disputes within a short period of time at the least amount of money going beyond the conventional judicial process. In addition to that I have a desire to participate in cross-border and cross-cultural mediation processes on various issues in order to have a tension-free true cosmopolitan world.Country BangladeshMy professional expertise and background: Dr. Rajib Kumar Goswami is born on 25 November 1984 at Dhaka in a respectable Hindu family. He obtained LLB (Hons) LLM, PhD in law from Rajshahi University Bangladesh. He enrolled as an Advocate in the year 2009 & now practicing in High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Dr.Goswami is an accredited mediator of Indian institute of Arbitration & mediation, Accredited Mediator of Bangladesh international mediation Society BIMS. He is research fellow of Bangladesh Law Times BLT.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Vision is to globally promote the use of mediation & other processes that work toward resolution of disputes & management of conflict & to support established peace through mediation practices.Country BangladeshMy professional expertise and background: Certified MEDIATOR authorized by Mediation Council – ROMANIA [according by Law 192/2006, Licence ID A-00842/2009]. Vice-President and founder member of College of Mediators (Dec. 2009 – March 2012). Independent expert on Foreign and Security policies – SINAPSE (web communication platform offering tools to promote a better use of expertise in EU policy making and governance). Postgraduate certified specialization “Practice of international relations and Euro-Atlantic studies” (2006 – 2007) – Ministry of Foreign Affairs – The Romanian Diplomatic Institute. “Titu Maiorescu” University of Bucharest – Master’s degree / LL.M.- Dispute Resolution Law (2006 – 2007). University of Constantza – MASTER’s degree / M.Th.- Religious and Juridical-Canonical Studies of the Three Monotheistic Religions (2012 – 2014).My professional vision as a member of WMO: To promote the field of cultural diplomacy and initiatives that aim to develop people’s awareness and understanding of the role of mediation in cultural and religious conflicts and to initiate independent projects.Country ROMANIAMy professional expertise and background: Licenciada en Derecho por la Universidad de Valencia. Máster en Mediación y gestión positiva de conflictos. Experiencia profesional en mediación escolar y familiar.My professional vision as a member of WMO: La clave para promover la mediación es la educación.Country EspañaMy professional expertise and background: My name is Olanipekun Oluwatobiloba Shantel (Ajoke). I hail from Ekiti State Nigeria but reside in Lagos State Nigeria. I completed my primary and secondary education in Lagos Nigeria, in which I proceeded in obtaining a Diploma Certification in AIRLINE PNR & FARES from the Airline School Of Amadeus. I also obtained another Diploma in Basic Leadership & Financial Management (Genesis Leadership Academy). I am the CEO of Better Life Foundation, CEO of Ajoke Foods, CEO of Ajoke’s Fabrics. I started the initiative of Better Life Foundation in 2016, in which I have been able to contribute immensely to changing lives and affecting lives positively in my environment through charity, empowerment of less privileged children and youths.My professional vision as a member of WMO: The primary reason for my interest in wanting to be a member of (World Mediation Organization) WMO is to bring positive changes to my environment and my motivation for working with NGOS comes from the knowledge and judgement I have got from my major, Basic Leadership which emphasizes on direct communication with people. I realize that understanding of problems which includes identification, justification and finally recommendation of the best solution can be learned by involving in an environment where frequent interaction with various people, knowing their culture and how motivation comes for a specific action and finally an opportunity to deal with these stuffs are possible. A NGO operating in the development sector can offer such an environment where all these things comes along. My personal preference and motivation also drives me to engage in a community based services.I have the skill, concentration, direct focus and personal competence along with a good communication skill required for this task which I already proved through my role as the CEO of Better Life Foundation.Country NigeriaMy professional expertise and background: Samarendra Nath Goswami, Advocate, Appellate Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh is a highly qualified Lawyer & Mediator with expertise on Human Rights Law, Civil Law, Service matters & Original jurisdiction of Bangladesh. Advocate Goswami, born on 1st January, 1953 at Naogaon, Bangladesh in a respectable Hindu family. Advocate Goswami has been enrolled as an Advocate (Attorney ) in the year 1975. He has a sound academic profile. He obtained M.A (Edn), LL.B, B.Ed , LL.M from the University of Dacca & University of Rajshahi. Advocate Goswami is the Author of Baha`I Personal Law & Publisher Cum Editor of monthly law journal “Bangladesh Law Times “. Advocate Goswami has been a trainer of Mediation & Negotiation skills. He is the IIAM Mediator & also empanelled Arbitrator, India & founder & Chairman of Bangladesh International Mediation Socity & Co-Chairman “Africa -Asia Mediation Association “(AAMA). He heads the Law Chamber “Goswami & Associates “. He is the founder of “Goswami Mediation & Arbitration Society * & Naogaon Law College, Naogaon, Bangladesh. He is the life member of (1) International Arbitration Centre (India) (2) Bangla Academy (3) Bangladesh Red Crescent Society.My professional vision as a member of WMO: I wish to promote Mediation in Bangladesh and to establish it as a commonly accepted tool for sustainable peace.Country BangladeshMy professional expertise and background: I am Vishal Rajput, pursuing Masters in International Relations and Area Studies from MMAJ Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. I am majored in Political Science (Hons.) from Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh. Moreover, I have completed two certificate courses on Global Diplomacy from SOAS, University of London and Israel State and Society from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem respectively. Since, the advent of my incumbent academic course, I have developed certain research gaps and subsequently presented it through research papers in various International and National Conferences and Symposium in national and international institutions. Alongside my academic pursuit, I am working as the Research Assistant on Study Project of National Security Council Secretariat with Centre for Strategic Studies and Simulation of United Service Institution of India. In addition to it, I am also working with Prague based security research think tank, Centre for Security Analysis and Prevention. I got the research exposure by working in various capacities with think tanks like Indialogue Foundation, Centre of Vietnam Studies, research think tank of Embassy of Vietnam. I am also the columnist of online publication portals such as The Diplomatist, The Citizen and Youth Ki Awaaz and write extensively on social and political issues pertaining to India. I have also attended the International Winter School on Globalization and Religious Diversity by Aarhus University.My professional vision as a member of WMO: I endeavour in contributing to the scholarship of WMO through contributing research articles and exploring the thrust areas of WMO in serving its purpose.Country IndiaMy professional expertise and background: I am a trained mediator. I have 40 hours of mediation training from the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Program. In addition, I have 350+ hours from as a volunteer mediatior with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Dispute Resolution Program out of Los Angeles City Hall. I was appointed the Outreach Coordinator after creating and implementing an in house promotion. The program, staffed with college volunteers, reached out to businesses in the community informing them of the Dispute Resolution Program available to them.My professional vision as a member of WMO: I would like to get my Ph.D. through the World Mediation Organization. Ultimately, becoming part of a UN team mediating at refugee encampments.Country USAMy professional expertise and background: I have graduated with Master of Laws with focus on comparative and international laws. I have written articles on various issues relating to alternative dispute resolution including with focus on mediation. I have also trained with different law firms in Arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution.My professional vision as a member of WMO: I wish to contribute to the discourse amomg the expert minds around the world and facilitate discussion towards a peaceful and conflict free society.Country IndiaMy professional expertise and background: I obtained a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in applied ethics in the health and welfare system. Furthermore, I just graduated in the master’s program in mediation and conflict resolution at Euclid University. I have several years of working experience in the field of mediation and conflict resolution, focussing on families in dispute, community mediation, advocacy, and intragroup mediation of sexual minorities in Germany, Georgia, Nepal, Myanmar, and Kenya.My professional vision as a member of WMO: To use mediation as a culturally-adapted tool in different communities affected by conflict, tensions, and inequality.Country GeorgiaMy professional expertise and background: Professional Qualifications: 1. Mediator – Community Sector Management Disputes, Elder Law and disputes (including Wills and Inheritance), Business negotiations; 2. Lawyer (30 years experience in Government Law, Administrative Law, Business Licensing, Real Property Law and related disputes) – Full Legal Qualifications obtained in both Serbia and Australia 3. Diploma in Cultural Studies – cross-cultural liaison 4. Professional Interpreter for English and Serbian (NAATI certified, in Australia) – 25 years of professional interpreting 5. Community Radio broadcaster (volunteering, producing two weekly radio programs on 2XX 98.3FM, Canberra, Australia).My professional vision as a member of WMO: – Raising awareness of the importance of culture and ethnicity in all aspects of relationships in light of the ever-increasing cross-cultural social environment. – Building an understanding of mediation as an alternative to legal and inter-personal disputes in the contemporary global society. – Equip various social, government and business entities to deal with differences and conflict in a peaceful, mutually respectful and compassionate way.Country AustraliaMy professional expertise and background: Michelle is a Senior Vice President with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR). IIR provides training and technical assistance services to nationwide criminal justice agencies across the United States. Michelle is also a published author, playwright, actor, and animal advocate. Michelle is a graduate of Florida State University, Nova Southeast University, and is currently pursuing her PHD in Conflict Resolution and Mediation at Euclid University.My professional vision as a member of WMO: The more balanced we are, the more we embrace diversity, the more innovative we strive to be–the stronger our relationships become and the easier problems are solved. Everyone wants to be heard. Everyone should be heard.Country USMy professional expertise and background: Senior HR Manager retired. Have used Mediation in work situation on 2 occasions. Also qualified Coach and find both are highly useful and complement each other.My professional vision as a member of WMO: To reduce unnecessary stress through mediation and improve relations in the workplace.Country IrelandMy professional expertise and background: Soy Psicóloga de profesión, cuento con estudios en Criminología y Solución de Conflictos. Posgrado en Ciencias Penales. Tengo interés en el campo de Mediación y areas Forenses. Con experiencia de más de 14 años de experiencia en el área gubernamental y 5 años de docencia en nivel grado y posgrado. He capacitado a diversos estado de la República Mexicana entre los que puedo nombrar: Puebla, Guanajuato, Chihuahua, Oaxaca. También he participado como conferencista, docente y tallerista en Paraguay, Colombia, Argentina, República Dominicana, Bolivia, Venezuela entre otros. Presidenta del Instituto de Ciencias Psicojuridicas y Sociales IPSIJUS y Directora de la Asociación Mexicana en Psicología Jurídica y Derecho Penal AMPJyDP Integrante del Grupo de Investigaciones en Psicología (GIEP) para el Instituto Iberoamericano de la Haya. Integrante de la Red de Investigadores del Sistema de Justicia Penal en INSYDE.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Deseo compartir mis conocimientos con personas interesadas en el tema de Psicología y Mediación Penitenciaria, al mismo tiempo retroalimentarme sobre nuevos aprendizajes con un grupo a finCountry MéxicoMy professional expertise and background: I graduated in a German taught engineer diploma. Later, I achieved an English taught Master of European Studies. Then, I went to France and accomplished a DEA in HIstory of International Relations. After working in the construction sector, I was progressing in my education and graduated in different diplomas and masters. With internships in the German and European Parliament, I started working at the European Commission. In our Executive Agency, we grew from around 10 to more than 100 employees from 22 different Member States. The definition of a conflict became quite complex and the mediation of a conflict was a challenge, which I could witness both on personal level and as being chosen as Confidential Counsellor. Since some years, I was working in development cooperation mainly in Southern Africa. It is then, that I realised that the concepts I grew up with were limited in success since the wounds in societies, as well as of individuals, in these countries were so deep. I understood that even to open up for mediation and conflict solving, without bias on gender or racist level is a challenge for people and institutions.My professional vision as a member of WMO: The conviction, that we are equal, is good. Anyhow, 48 years of experience has shown to me that each of us is different. To handle this, society has developed different coping mechanism. For example, I was raised during the 70s as equal as possible with my sister on gender-based level. And even though we were middle class, I was brought in contact with blue collar background and immigration groups. Anyhow, my experiences in different parts of the world with different people and cultural back grounds, has showing me the limits of the concept that I grew up with, that I learnt so far and that I applied. Therefore, I feel that I would like to share my experiences with other WMO members and to further progress in Mediation and Conflict Management on international level, since I am convinced that only mutual respect of human rights to all people, fully applied international laws and further development of conflict solving mechanism are able to overcome the hurdles of the past.Country NamibiaMy professional expertise and background: Barrister: Demonstrated excellence in negotiation and advocacy skills; General Practice includes briefs in Industrial Law, Family Law, Equity, Local Court matters, personal injury, commercial law, criminal law but specialise in migration matters and immigration law (Migration Agent No: 000 1454.) Mediator: Demonstrated ability in Mediation and Dispute Resolution; vast experience in lecturing, training and assessment of mediators. General Practice includes a total of over 3000 hours of Mediation in the following areas: Industrial relations, workplace grievance, building and construction, commercial and corporate, family dispute resolution (FDRP), family provision, de facto provisions, farm debt, migration law, and workers’ compensation law. Consultant Dispute Resolver: Current contracts include briefs to resolve workplace grievance disputes and to diagnose organisational problems in both public institutions and private corporations. Change management skills, ability to effectively initiate change and provide a positive working environment. Provide senior executives with an improved level of competencies. Organisational contracts include Mediation of Workplace Disputes, making use of employee assistance counselling; post retrenchment vocational counselling; critical incident debriefing; designing the implementation of individual programs for clients from private corporations and from the public sector.My professional vision as a member of WMO: To progress the relationship between mediation and loss to the point of healing.Country AustraliaMy professional expertise and background: Marvin Garbeh Davis, Sr. MBA is a Certified Human Resources Professional with over 15 years of combined expertise in Human resources. Mr Davis has worked in public, private and international non-governmental organizations in Africa and the United States providing strategic and innovative ideas that translate business vision into HR initiative that improvise performance, bottom line and employee engagement. He is an empowering business partner that supports organization with the unique perspective that human capital is every organization’s greatest asset. Strategic Business Partner with strong background in Benefits/Compensation Administration, Talent Acquisition and Performance Improvement, Recruitment and Section, Training Development and Facilitation, Occupational Health Safety, and Workplace Investigation and Conflict Management. Mr. Davis is the author of the Book Brave New Child. Mr. Davis has three children, and lives with his wife Angea Davis in Monrovia City, Liberia.My professional vision as a member of WMO: I am currently training and developing the skills, education and training necessary to be a Professional Family Mediator and Relationship Coach. I envision a future where Mediation will be the preferred choice of individuals and families and organizations seeking an effective forum for resolving disputes, managing effective relationships and facilitating personal and business processes. I want to be able to provide and promote conflict prevention, management and resolution services and education to individuals, families, businesses, and organizations around the world.Country LiberiaMy professional expertise and background: Experienced Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services, oil and banking industries. Skilled in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, Strategic Marketing, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Conflict Analysis. Strong business development professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Student focused in Mediation & Conflict Resolution from Euclid University.My professional vision as a member of WMO: My professional vision as a member of WMO is to become a peace activist by advocating for women and children within my country and the world to help in conflict reduction and promote sustainable development.Country GhanaMy professional expertise and background: PROFESSION: Attorney at Law and owner of “Georgiou Law Firm”, Advanced credited Mediator by the Greek Ministry of Justice, Associate Professor of Criminal Law in the Greek Police Academy. BASIC EDUCATION (University): National & Capodistrian University of Athens – Law School of Athens. POSTGRADUATE STUDIES: Criminal Law Studies -Penal Studies. BASIC EDUCATION in MEDIATION: Facilit8 Communications Limited. POSTGRADUATE STUDIES in Mediation (ADVANCED MEDIATION): “Negotiation skills” / Facilit8 Communications Limited. POSTGRADUATE STUDIES in Mediation: “Workplace Mediation” / ADR Center (member of JAMS International) / International Training on WORKPLACE MEDIATION. LANGUAGES: English, Greek, Italian. PARTICIPATIONS: Certificate of Attendance / 2017 Young Leaders Project by ANDREAS PAPANDREOU FOUNDATION (& KONU cooperation). MEMBER: Athens Bar Association, International Peace and Conflict Studies, Peace training.eu, Candidate for the Hellenic Parliament with the Greek party called “The Movement of Change”, Coordinator of justice & equality sector of the Greek party “Socialists & Democrats”. INTERESTS: books, theatre, painting, sports, music.My professional vision as a member of WMO: It is always a great challenge being a member of a global professional team sharing the same goals for a better and brighter world !Country GREECEMy professional expertise and background: BA in National and International Security graduate. Passionate about safety and security in vary areas of expertise. European Union Hostile Environment Security Training and Short Term Observer for Electoral Assistance Trainings. Experienced in administration and customer service related roles.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Targeted on gaining negotiation and mediation skills and patterns, which will tend to create relationship builders in day to day customer service. Hence, to improve conflict management style and extend it into expertise in the future.Country United Arab EmiratesMy professional expertise and background: Virginia Pardo Iranzo is a Professor of Procedural Law at the University of Valencia. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (1995) and a PhD in Law (2000) from the same University, where she is a Professor of undergraduate and postgraduate studies. She had a collaboration scholarship (1994) and a research scholarship (FPU, 1996-1999) which were awarded by the Ministry of Education and Science.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Developing International Mediation and Arbitration.Country SpainMy professional expertise and background: Speaker at various university courses, seminars and international congresses on prevention and fight against crime, urban security, community policing and police mediation, organized for students, teachers and research staff. Author of articles and books on urban security and citizen coexistence, community policing and police mediation.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Expand Police Mediation ,Restorative Justice and Peace Building’ worldwide.Country SpainMy professional expertise and background: Successful practicing lawyer at High Court of Kerala with more that 4 years of experience and has experience in field of arbitration and mediation. I have attended several international conventions and conferences in countries including U.K and South Africa.My professional vision as a member of WMO: I have been an active part of procedure redressal of mechanism in India. I am enthusiastic to know more about the global scenario. Thus I wish to sharpen my skills, improve myself and to bring about changes in my country.Country IndiaMy professional expertise and background: Criminologist (PhD) actively engaged in the field of terrorism studies, CT and CVE, radicalization, social unrest and racist/far right extremist violence, with special interest about gender. Doctoral thesis about suicide operations and women perpetrators during the second Intifada. Postdoctoral studies- about Internet incitement to terrorism and European/Greek legislation. Holds a Master in History, Philosophy &Sociology of Law. Member of ITSTIME Research Team for Security, Terroristic Issues& Managing Emergencies (Catholic University of Milan), EENet and RAN Expert Pool/RAN editorial. Currently researching the radicalization of women in extremist violence as well as the globalization of terror operational methodologies and the challenges posed for counter terrorism, with special focus in the relevant situational prevention measures. Teaching and lecturing experience among others: Greek Police Officers Academy, Greek National Security School & Greek National Defense School, Greek Fire Brigade Academy, Greek Military Cadet School. Essex Online tutor in Criminology. Practicing Supreme Court Defense Lawyer- Legal Bar Association of Thessaloniki-Greece and Mediator recognized by the Greek Ministry of Justice.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Expand mediation and peacebuilding knowledge, research, experience worldwide.Country GreeceMy professional expertise and background: Dr. Andrew Chiu is a Hong Kong Politician, Democracy Activist, Experienced Accredited Mediator, Arbitrator and Dispute Resolution Consultant. He is the Founding Chairperson of Hong Kong Society of Accredited Mediators, and as well as an Elected Member of Eastern District Council representing Taikoo Shing West Constituency in Hong Kong since 2007 (Dr. Chiu newly elected as the Vice Chairman (Deputy Speaker) of the Council in Jan 2020). In 2014, he become the Convenor of Power for Democracy, the most effective political coordinating and mediating organization between the pro-democracy political parties in Hong Kong aims to enhance the solidarity of pro-democracy camp. In the same year, Dr. Chiu awarded as Outstanding Mediation Expert by a civil & commercial mediation centre established by Mainland China Authority in Shenzhen. Dr. Chiu’s Professional Membership: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) , Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb), Hong Kong Society of Accredited Mediators (HKSAM), Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), Commonwealth Association for Public Administration & Management (CAPAM), Hong Kong Public Administration Association (HKPAA).My professional vision as a member of WMO: To learn within all members of WMO. To promote WMO in Greater China Region and Asia. To assist Hong Kong citizens to explore a mutual respect, trustable and constructive dialogue to de-escalate conflict, with the support from WMO.Country Hong KongMy professional expertise and background: Dr. Jerry D. Smith Jr. is a clinical psychologist, business consultant, and leadership development coach. He is the founder of Breakthrough Psychological Solutions, PLLC (www.psychbreakthrough.com), a psychological consulting firm, and co-founder of Kara & Jerry Coaching (www.karaandjerry.com). He is a best-selling author in nine countries across seventeen categories. He has published and been featured in numerous articles and is sought after as an expert in mental health, crisis communication, negotiations, leadership development, and team building. Dr. Smith is the co-creator of the Critical Dynamics model for building and managing high performance corporate teams and Feedback-Informed Leadership & Management (F.I.L.M.) protocol. He lives and practices in Texas, USA.My professional vision as a member of WMO: As a member of WMO, I seek to contribute to and broaden the fields of Peace Studies, mediation, and negotiation. I seek to connect with like-minded global leaders in these areas, form strong partnerships, and promote the vision of a more peaceful world.Country United StatesMy professional expertise and background: A Professor, Arbitrator, Mediator and Financial Consultant author of 16 books and a MEDIATION GUIDE for Assessment and Case Analysis for Better Results, June 2019, & International Expert on Employment Mediation.My professional vision as a member of WMO: To assist World Mediation in Developing a great higher quality of International Mediators and Peace ConsultantsCountry United StatesMy professional expertise and background: Currently I am employed at American Embassy Harare as an analyst. I have been employed by the Embassy for fifteen years. My core responsibilities include information analysis, risk management, security trend analysis, geo-economic, and geopolitical analysis. Research methodologies I use to consolidate information include qualitative, quantitative, multi-methodological, and content analysis. I have MBA as well as Monitoring and Evaluation qualifications. I also completed Masters in Diplomacy and Sustainable development with EUCLID Global Institute. I have recently completed PhD in Diplomacy and Sustainable development with EUCLID. My PhD research project focused on the UN SDGs implementation in the context of the contemporary post-globalization narrative and ideological disorientation . I am an adjunct faculty in diplomacy and development with the aforementioned institution. My career goal is to think globally to provide sustainable development mechanisms within the context of contemporary local and global dictates. I am interested in this WMO fellow membership so as to contribute my diplomacy and sustainable development research skills to solve global problems at strategic level. I can greatly contribute in the following areas: – Sustainable Development Goals in a changing geopolitical and technological era – States and markets dynamics – Asymmetric threats and Sustainable Development – Sustainable development and corporate social responsibility – Research, synthesis, and international political economy – International business administration and partnershipsMy professional vision as a member of WMO: My strategic vision is to be a prolific research fellow with impact at local, regional, and global spheres in the context of global governance, diplomacy, sustainable development as well as conflict management.I have the desire to have a startup focusing on Sustainable development, platform/sharing economy, and disruptive technologies. Furthermore, I am also looking for research opportunities, partnership, and jobs for the furtherance of global sustainability.Country ZimbabweMy professional expertise and background: Working in the HR and being personally interested in meditation, personal development, non-violent communication, conflict management.My professional vision as a member of WMO: I want to gain more knowledge and get access to online courses as well as a team of professionals in my back in order to grow. Furthermore I will be the responsible person within our company for all mediation requests and workshops.Country ThailandMy professional expertise and background: Currently I am pursuing BA.LLB (Hons.) undergraduate course at School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University) wherein I am currently in the 4th year of said course of 5 years, and I have prior experience in mediation through participation in various reputed national and international level mediation competitions wherein I have secured number of accolades and recognition.In addition to the same I have also published writings on the subject of mediation and have also undergone number of trainings on mediation.My professional vision as a member of WMO: My professional vision as a member of WMO is to spread the learning and knowledge about mediation and its benefits for the larger goal of dispute resolution in the society.Country IndiaMy professional expertise and background: I am a Bachelor degree holder majoring in Sociology. I promote dialogue and negotiation in the school, family and community settings intending to contribute to a culture of peace.My professional vision as a member of WMO: To gain professional skills in Mediation to equip me to expand my role at the grassroots level. Empowering school and other communities with conflict and negotiation skills.Country AustraliaMy professional expertise and background: Student at School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore – 560085. Courses: Law Student’s Toolkit, Provided Harvard Law at Coursera CopyrightX, Provided by Harvard Law at Coursera Contact Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract, Coursera Internships: CAMP Mediation, Bangalore: Drafting, Research, Content Writing, Observation of Mediation Proceedings. Publications: * Constitutional Shield to Marital Rape, Supremo Amicus * Right To Abortion, IJLR * International Commercial Arbitration in the Light of Public Policy, NLUO JournalMy professional vision as a member of WMO: My Professional vision as a WMO Fellow is to take back as much as I can from this instant course and implement them at a grass root level. ADR is a still recent concept in the South Asian countries and has to be worked on more in order to sideline difficulties in the applications of laws and treaties already in place.Country IndiaMy professional expertise and background: I am a lawyer currently working for the Eswatini Revenue Authority. I provide legal advice to the organisation’s operations as well as taxpayers countrywide. My job at times requires negotiation and mediation skill which field I have not yet been trained on.My professional vision as a member of WMO: I endeavour to become the best mediator within my organisation and up to the national level. I am willing to extend my professional practice to international forums should an opportunity avail.Country SwasilandMy professional expertise and background: I was doing research to gain more comprehensiveness in the subject of peace and conflict-related topics. I found the United States Institute of Peace where I developed an interdictory interest, Then after I stumbled on world mediation organization and I found it to be more custom-made for my future prospect.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Conflict and the struggle of peace is one of the oppressive global issues that are needed to be more scrutinized. In addition to the training provided by the World Mediation Organization in which supplies the materials and knowledge to apply this awareness for either industrial modification or academic qualification.Country USAMy professional expertise and background: An Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with a background in compassion and mindfulness-based therapy approaches. Over a lengthy period of time, I have also provided a mediation role in a range of settings and have found that mindfulness practices have increased my role effectiveness.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Promoting a culture of peace. Empowering others to be peacemakers through enhancing mindful mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills in a range of settings.Country AustraliaMy professional expertise and background: Designation: Student at School of Law, CHRIST ( Deemed to be University), Benagaluru – 560085. Courses: A) The Master Negotiator Course, The Negotiation Academy, directed by Dr. Claudia Winkler, completed on 27 July 2019. B) Participant, Premiere Session of the Winter Courses on Public and Private International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law, Peace Palace, The Hague, the Netherlands, 7 – 25 January 2019. C) Participant, Future Leader Leadership Academy, directed by Dr. Claudia Winkler – LLM – Harvard and Ms. Heather Wallick – Ex- Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid for the Graduate Program of Harvard Law School, Bali, Indonesia, 13-18 December 2018. D) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry- FICCI – Online Certificate Course on Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IP Comp), Session- ‘Jan – Feb 2017’, A –Grade, 84%. E) The Art of Negotiation, University of California, Irvine, Online on Coursera – March 2016, 100%. Internship: The Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre, Chennai, India (Oct-Nov, 2018). The candidate was assigned several tasks which are inclusive of and not limited to: Observing Arbitration Proceedings, attending international conferences and covering them for the newsletter, research tasks, preparation of news snippets for the bi-monthly newsletter, creation of database of potential contributors for NPAC publications, analysing international trends in arbitration and viability of implementing it in India, drafting concept note for the NPAC International Conference, and to aide in preparation of the Conference. Arbitration, Mediation, Client Counselling and Other Achievements: A) Winner- Best Negotiation Team, First ever Hours of Crisis Competition, Premiere Session of the Winter Courses on International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law, Peace Palace, The Hague, the Netherlands, 12 January 2019. B) Participant, The 3rd edition of NLIU Justice R.K. Tankha Memorial International Moot Court Competition, 2018, in collaboration with International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Court of Arbitration – Asia and Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, Feb 2018, Bhopal. C) Winner- Best Mediator and Spirit Award, 3rd International Dispute Resolution Competition, Lex Infinitum 2018, VM Salgaocar College of Law (VMSCL), in collaboration with the World Mediation Organisation (WMO), Berlin, January 2018, Goa. D) Runner-up, IMS Unison University’s 1st National Client Counselling Competition 2017, November 2017, Dehradun.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Professional vision is to uphold the integrity of the mediation process and facilitate effective dispute resolutions by using techniques learnt in the course.Country IndiaMy professional expertise and background: After graduating from the Copenhagen Business School with a M.Sc. degree in Economics and Business Administration I worked for 11 years as an assistant director of an adult or continuous education center. Soon I became responsible for organizing motivation for unemployed people. That work became very interesting after a nation-wide bank system collapse. From that time I have continued with courses for adults working independently based on the psychological factors pertaining to business studies – drawing on narrative-, happiness- and positive psychology. I have been the chairman of the executive committee of one of the larger Icelandic political parties. I am certified in coaching with the International Coach Federation. My heart and will is for the well-being of people and constructive relations.My professional vision as a member of WMO: I have a longing to bring out the best in people to highlight their resources for positive interactions. I find that the WMO is an important entity that helps people know that they matter, what they do has effect, and that there are others who share a similar vision. I wish to support this mission which shows people and decision makers know that conflict is a normal part of existence that when dealt with in a healthy process helps surface information and leads to lasting solutions.Country IcelandMy professional expertise and background: I was born in the Netherlands. I graduated from the University of Leiden with a Masters in Dutch Civil and Administrative Law. After moving to the Caribbean, I was admitted to the Bar of Curacao, Aruba, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba in 2002.My professional vision as a member of WMO: My professional vision as a WMO Student is to be a participant of a dynamic, intercultural, world organization, where professionals are trained and skilled, in order to facilitate conflict resolution in human interactions worldwide.Country ArubaMy professional expertise and background: I studied ADR as part of my LLM at Queen Mary University of London. I have also been apart of court mediation as a Counsel & Attorney-at-Law. And I am presently pursuing my Ph.D. in Mediation and Conflict Resolution at Euclid University.My professional vision as a member of WMO: My professional vision as a WMO Mediator/Fellow is to be a participant of a dynamic, intercultural, world organization, where professionals are trained and skilled, in order to facilitate conflict resolution in human interactions worldwide.Country BahamasMy professional expertise and background: Humanitarian/ Town Planner / Lagos State Government, Institute for Humanitarian Studies and Social Development, Local Humanitarian Provider.My professional vision as a member of WMO: Transforming local, national, and global communities through Mediation.Country NigeriaMy professional expertise and background: I strive to provide the highest quality in alternate dispute resolution to my clients, and keeping up dated with ongoing educations, I regularly take courses and workshops in Australia and overseas, discussing the latest research, programs, policies and practice within the field of alternate dispute resolution. I have worked with families as a lawyer, mediator and conflict coach for over twenty five years. I have conducted innumerable mediations throughout my career having a strong passion to assist people in the community, I have always had an affinity for rural life, elderly people and working with families. Helen also enjoys carrying out voluntary work for the Salvos Legal Humanitarian Services, St Vincent’s Night Patrol feeding the homeless, educating and working collaboratively with other professionals. I also volunteer overseas, in 2018 I was a mentor / adjucdicator for Lex Infitium Goa India, this July I am travelling to Mongolia with a group of professionals to conduct workshops in mediation with families and conflict coaching. I was admitted as a Legal Practitioner to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1994 and Legal Practitioner to the High Court of Australia in 2000. Attorney General Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner in 2008 and nationally accredited Mediator. In 2016 she completed a Conflict Management Course. I have extensive legal knowledge as well as a deep understanding of alternative dispute resolution processes creating a perfect balance in assisting all clients, families, and businesses. I enjoy working with people and helping them resolve their issues through alternative dispute resolution,I spend time listening to each of my clients, I customize my services to fit all of their individual needs, I listen to their concerns, explore all options available to assist all parties in reaching an agreement which they are able to live with. My exceptional skills and compassion have garnered me many loyal clients, who value me as both a lawyer, mediator, family dispute resolution practitioner, and conflict coach.My professional vision as a member of WMO: To educate others to live in harmony, to teach people just be kind to one another will make the world a better place for everyone.Country AustraliaMy professional expertise and background: I am an Attorney-Mediator and a Mediation Advocacy Trainer of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates. I have in the last five years published a fortnightly ADR Column in the Saturday Sun Newspaper – a national publication. I introduced Mediation Advocacy training into Nigeria through the auspices of the UK-based Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates. I founded two other incorporated ADR organizations viz the Landlords and Tenants Rights Initiative, which promotes ADR in the resolution of tenancy disputes and Nigeria’s Attorney-Mediators Association. I am on the Panel of Neutrals of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, Edo State Multi-Door Courthouse as well as volunteer for the Lagos State Citizens Mediation Centre.My professional vision as a member of WMO: My vision as a WMO Mediator is to continuously hone my skills in mediation and to expand my frontiers of network outside of my country of origin.Country NigeriaMy professional expertise and background: I am currently working for Malawi Police Service. I have worked in a peacekeeping mission in Liberia from 2006-2007. I am currently studying for Doctorate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution with Euclid University.My professional vision as a member of WMO: To participate in finding lasting solutions to the conflicts all over the world which are diverting use of valuable resource from productive uses.Country MalawiMy professional expertise and background: Institute of Crisis and Risk Management, dealing with: Mediation, Negotiation, Issues Management, Risk Management, Crisis Management.My professional vision as a member of WMO: To help people who need our knowledge and experience to build up a harmonious, peaceful, and happ society.Country Hong Kong