The Oslo Forum is a series of retreats for international conflict mediators, high-level decision-makers and other peace process actors. It provides a discreet and informal space to reflect on current mediation practices, collaborate across institutional and conceptual divides and advance negotiations. From a modest gathering of mediators in 2003, the Oslo Forum has grown to become the preeminent retreat in the field of international peacebuilding.
What went on during the secret talks that ended the half-century war in Colombia? What got mediators through the final hurdle of peace talks in Kenya? The Mediator’s Studio gives you a glimpse into the normally hidden world of peace diplomacy. Host Adam Cooper brings you firsthand stories from mediators, armed groups and governments on what it takes to end wars. The Mediator’s Studio is an Oslo Forum podcast brought to you by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.
This year the forum is presented through podcasts due to the COVID-19 situation. You can find the episodes on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.