Emmy Godwin Irobi (Ph.D) is a Mediator in Poland. He was trained and accredited by Polish center of mediation, and had further mediation education at the Law School, University of New Mexico, Alburqueque. He is currently doing his Post doctorate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, with a bias on Mediating in a Multicultural arena. Emmy has dual citizenship; Polish and Nigerian. He lives permanently in Poland. He has also widely published for Mediation journals in Poland.
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Sustaining and Nurturing Hope In A Mediation Process
This article is an attempt to understand how "hope" influences a mediation process; by using, Snyder’s (1991, 2002) hope theory. If we understand this, we shall save disputants from unnecessary misery that accompany unresolved conflicts, and as well help mediators design an effective process that nurtures, and sustain hope as a platform for peace among individuals or groups in conflict.
Managing The Rozpuda Valley Dispute In Poland: The Imperative For A Third Party Mediation
This paper examines the imperative of a "third party" facilitated mediation (Palmer,and Roberts 1998) in resolving the contentious and seemingly value-laden dispute of the Rozpudy valley in Augustowa, Eastern part of Poland. Arguing in favor of a pragmatic and constructive dialogue, as an effective way to resolve the current stand-off between the State government and the environmentalists groups in the country. It will conclude by emphasizing that only a change of policy based on consensus building through dialogue process will help to promote good relationships, restore strained communication links and prevent further escalation of future environmental disputes.