Transformedia uses digital technology to facilitate communication between communities living on different sides of conflict lines, contributing to social processes of conflict transformation.
We support political and cultural space for cross-conflict dialogue and help address information asymmetries so that communities can more effectively and equally engage with each other and with their authorities.
Internationally sponsored peace processes frequently fail to produce sustainable peace. Lessons must therefore be learned as to how better to escape a cycle of short-term crisis management that characterizes many responses. Key to any such change is the need to move away from an over-emphasis on elite-centered political bargaining, towards a more inclusive and comprehensive approach involving the full cross section of society and political forces.
Our crossline communications work responds to this need for deeper social dialogue and runs alongside, and complementary to, existing engagement strategies.