Peace and Reconciliation processes:
the inspiration from Nelson Mandela

July 16 · 09h30 · Entrance by invitation

This is a closed-door seminar for national and international guests on transitional justice post-conflict experiences.

Speakers will be sharing the learning and the challenges faced, the limitations and potentialities of the model, as well as its critical success factors and failure risks. We bring together representatives of countries that are starting reconciliation processes (Colombia, Guinea-Bissau and Tunisia) with representatives of countries that have already experienced transitional justice (South Africa, East Timor, Ivory Coast, Ireland and United Kingdom) to promote the sharing of experiences and an open discussion.

Total reservation of content.


09h30 Official opening

Rui Marques – IPAV / Ubuntu Leaders Academy (Portugal)

10h00 Challenges posed in peacebuilding and transitional justice processes

John Volmink – Ubuntu Global Network (South Africa)

10h30 Dialogue and peace in conflict resolution processes – lessons learned

Willie Esterhuyse (South Africa)

D. Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo (East Timor)

Geoffrey Corry (Ireland))

Yabah Bognini (Ivory Coast)

Moderator Jeremy Sarkin (South Africa)

11h30 Break

12h00 Challenges to the initiation of a peace and reconciliation process in post-conflict situations

Sihem Bensedrine (Tunisia)

Fr. Domingos Fonseca and Osíris Ferreira (Guinea-Bissau)

Julian Marin and Melissa Gómez Mesa (Colombia)

Ricardo Alexandre (Balkans)

Moderator Mónica Dias (Portugal)

13h15 Lunch

14h30 Peace and reconciliation processes – critical success factors and process failure risk - Open debate among the participants

16h00 Closing Ceremony

16h30 Sightseeing Tour (Estoril/Cascais)

20h00 Dinner with Participants and Partners