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Webinar | In Different Voices: refugee and migrant communities' engagement with conflict resolution

with Anet Kate

Thursday 6th June 2019 | Online

12.00 pm - 1.00 pm (AEST)

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In Different Voices: refugee and migrant communities' engagement with conflict resolution

This webinar will draw on the findings from a 2-3 year research project “Engagement of the Auckland Refugee & New Migrant Communities with Conflict Resolution” conducted in the Culture & Society Department of AUT.

This study explored the challenges faced by refugee (or 'resettled') and migrant populations when engaging with conflict resolution in New Zealand. Three groups were interviewed in-depth: 16 refugee community leaders, 8 conflict resolution professionals and 9 policy advisors in the area of former refugees and new migrants.

Anet will share the authors’ analysis of the findings, feedback from participants and interested professionals since publication of the first major outcomes article, themes that emerged from the interviews, and most importantly, what we could learn for our work as conflict resolvers.

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About the presenter

Anet Kate
Mediator and conflict management professional

Anet has worked as a barrister, mediator and conflict management professional in a range of fields since 1990. She has lectured and trained in conflict communication and resolution at AUT University and tutored in Mediation and Conflict Resolution at Auckland University School of Law.

Initially practising in corporate and later common law, her professional experience over the past 28 years and over 4,000 disputes includes the membership of the Weathertight Homes and Earthquake Commission Panels, ACC review and mediation, and wide-ranging experience of public and private sector mediations and facilitations. Areas covered: construction, insurance law, partnership, ACC, Health, and Family Law (elder, testamentary, succession planning, relationship property, EIP, and FDR disputes)).

She contributes to the dispute resolution field by research and writing, including part of the LexisNexis FDR Practice Guide, which she regularly updates, and areas in new frontiers of practice such as Refugee and New Migrant Engagement with Dispute Resolution, and the use of Testamentary Mediation. Recent articles:

  • "In Different Voices: refugee and new migrants' engagement with dispute resolution", JIMI, Springer online, September 2018.
  • "Inheritance disputes and testamentary mediation", NZFLJ (2018) Vol 9, Issue 7.
  • Refugee Research Project methodology (paper pending, June 2019).​​​​​​

Anet is a Fellow of the Resolution Institute and holds advanced mediation accreditation. In 2015 Anet was awarded the Resolution Institute Practitioner award for significant contribution to Dispute Resolution.


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