KARUSI November 19th (ABP) – Members of provincial social dialogue committees (CPDS) must be equipped with professional skills in various fields relating to peaceful conflict resolution, said the president of the National Council for Social Dialogue (CNDS), Mr. Sylvestre Ntibantunganya, during a workshop on social dialogue organized on Wednesday November 17 in Karusi (center-east of the country).
Mediation, conciliation, negotiation and arbitration are the main chapters to master, according to Mr. Ntibantunganya, who warmly thanked the National Center for Conflict Alert and Prevention (CNAP) for funding the workshop.
Dialogue is considered a cornerstone of peaceful coexistence, he said, asking members of the
provincial social dialogue committees to be vigilant in order to prevent the risk of conflict.
Mrs. Libérate Nakimana, the CNAP vice-chairman, indicated that her organization is ready to support the CNDS in order to respond positively to the request of the government during the national forum of the CNDS.
It should be noted that the socio-cultural advisor to the governor of Karusi province, Mr. Josias Hakizimana, pointed out that the province has not recorded, to date, any case of socio-professional conflicts.