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During 12 – 16 October, the British Embassy Chisinau carried out a Conflict Analysis Training course (CAT), designed to encourage participants to engage in objective and emotionless analysis of frozen conflicts, as well as to help them develop critical thinking in elaborating on conflicts.
It is for the second time that together with a British non-for-profit organisation ICRA (International Conflict Research&Analysis) we organise CAT in Moldova. This year the course gathered participants from different regions of the country, including Balti, Chisinau, Comrat and Tiraspol. We were happy to hear from our participants that apart from learning new techniques of objective and rational conflict analysis, which helped them to understand better frozen conflict as a phenomenon, they found that the programme was a GREAT opportunity for them as young professionals from both sides of the Nistru River to reduce a communication gap, build friendly relations and, most importantly, learn more about each other’s communities, as well as about similarities and differences that represent them.
Deputy Head of Mission, Amy Sherwood attended some of the sessions and commented on how dynamic and engaged the group was. The British Embassy carefully selected the CAT participants from over one hundred applications and this in conjunction with the fact that we had two fantastic trainers in Christopher and Elena meant that everyone got the most possible out of the course.