APMF Summit 2013

De La Salle University through the College of Liberal Arts will be the lead convenor in this year’s Asia Pacific Mediation Forum Summit, with the Philippines as the host country, from December 9 to 11, 2013 at the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall/ Don Enrique T. Yuchengco Hall. The main objective of the APMF Summit is to facilitate the exchange and development of knowledge, values and skills of mediation in any form, including inter-cultural, interpersonal, inter-institutional and international, within and between the diverse countries and cultures in the Asia Pacific region. These exchanges are conducted through bi-annual conferences held in the Asia-Pacific region, with a different country chosen to host each conference.

This year’s Summit seeks to bring together and engage experienced conflict resolution and mediation practitioners, researchers, educators, trainers, civil society workers/practioners, human rights activists, jurists, businessmen, and policy makers from different cultural, organizational and professional backgrounds who are culturally fluent, creative and innovative, want to contribute and build on their knowledge and expertise, and are prepared to play a leadership role in transforming the manner in which conflicts are handled in the Asia-Pacific region.

The program of the 2013 APMF Summit includes three days of optional pre-Summit activities, and three days of combined paper presentations, round table discussions and mediation workshops at basic and intermediate levels.

The DLSU Social Development Research Center has been selected to serve as Secretariat of the 6th APMF Summit. Further details on the Summit may be found on its website at www.asiapacificmediationforum.org/events.