Welcome to the Asia Pacific Mediation Forum
The Asia-Pacific Mediation Forum (APMF) is a not-for-profit regional association of individuals, organisations and institutions interested in promoting peace through mediation and other conflict transformation processes wherever conflicts threaten the well-being of individuals, organisations, communities and local, state or national governments in the region.
The main objective of the APMF is to facilitate the exchange and development of knowledge, values and skills of mediation and other conflict transformation processes, in any form, including inter-cultural, interpersonal, inter-institutional and international, within and between the diverse countries and cultures in the Asia-Pacific region.
To fulfil this objective, conferences/summits are held in the region every two years, with a different country taking responsibility for hosting each conference.
In addition, this interactive website is dedicated to enhancing national, regional and international cooperation, collaboration and networking through the provision of a wide range of information, resources and opportunities in the areas of conflict transformation, dispute resolution and peace building.
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7TH ASIA PACIFIC MEDIATION FORUM CONFERENCE, 'SYNERGIZING EASTERN & WESTERN CONSTRUCTS OF MEDIATION TOWARDS BETTER UNDERSTANDING', LOMBOK, INDONESIA, 10-12 FEBRUARY 2016.
The 7th APMF conference "Synergizing Eastern and Western Constructs of Mediation towards Better Understanding" (10-12 February, 2016) was held in Lombok, Indonesia and was extremely successful. It was convened by the Indonesian Institute for Conflict Transformation (IICT) in collaboration with the Supreme Court of Indonesia, with support from the APMF Executive Committee. The European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) funded 50 Indonesian judges to attend the conference, which was also sponsored by the Faculty of Law - Universitas Indonesia, Faculty of Law - Universitas Hasanuddin, Mawar Saron Legal Aid Institution, the Indonesian Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators and the Resolution Institute Australia. 43 presenters explored diverse approaches to conflict, dispute resolution and mediation to nurture better cross-cultural understanding and to enhance collaborative dispute resolution processes and settlements in the region. 150+ participants from 14 countries attended the conference and we are extremely grateful to the conference organising committee, the EU, UNDP and other sponsors for making it so rewarding for all who attended. The President of the APMF, Dr Dale Bagshaw, conducted a pre-conference Family Mediation Workshop in Jakarta (February 5-6) and assisted in hosting the conference, along with the APMF Co-Secretary /Treasurers Mr Tony O’Gormon and Dato Hui Tan. Papers from the 2016 APMF conference and the newly elected APMF Steering Committee will be posted on this website soon. Click here for some photos of the event.