This revised edition of the African Union (AU) Mediation Support Handbook serves as a general reference and field study guide for mediation teams and lead mediators deployed on AU mediation missions. It is a practical tool, based on the premise that mediation is a critical and complex skill that requires time, practice and continued education.
The handbook was developed in collaboration with the AU Conflict Management Division and following review of existing AU mediation tools, instruments and practices. As a result, it reflects current practice and knowledge required for effective mediation on the African continent. This handbook is a product of the AU Mediation Support Capacity Project Phase II funded by the Government of Finland.