"Mediation Day" was held on August 4th in the concert hall "Dostyk" KSU "Kogamdyk kelіsіm" by akim apparatus of Pavlodar region. An Open Day is a part of the Republican campaign. The event was organized by the Centre for Mediation at KSU "Kogamdyk kelіsіm" with the support of the regional ANC and the Pavlodar city court. Attended by representatives of the city administration, regional and city courts, department of internal policy, the offices of mediation specialists of cities and regions, professional and non-professional mediators, social workers, inspectors working with juveniles precinct.
Mediation is the mildest form of alternative dispute resolution. During the mediation procedure, the parties involved in the conflict on their own come to a mutually acceptable solution, based on the experience, knowledge and skills of a mediator. During the event in the lobby of the concert hall, a round table on the topic "Mediation - a constructive future of Kazakhstan society" was held. The participants discussed the prospects for the development of alternative dispute resolution in the region, receiving new information about the Mediation Institute, sharing experience.
The round table was attended by the chairman of the Pavlodar city court Abdikarimov N.B. speaking on the benefits of mediation and citing statistics on Pavlodar City Court for the period from January 1 2016 to July 1, 2016. According to him, during this period, 268 cases were successfully solved by mediation.
Also at the event was presented the youth unit of the Centre for Mediation at KSU "Kogamdyk kelіsіm" - "Jas mediator." All participants were solemnly awarded with certificates.
It should be noted that in order to promote the institute of mediation in Pavlodar City Court together with the Mediation Center at KSU "Kogamdyk kelіsіm" was previously organized a series of activities. Among them, are: press conference for the media, held on July 28 at the conference hall of the City Court, August 1 conference KSUin hall "Kogamdyk kelіsіm" a meeting with representatives of the department of internal policy, August 4 a promotional campaign on passing informational flyers, leaflets about the Institute for Mediation and a movie presentation – "What is mediation?". As a part of this campaign 183 people from Pavlodar were interviewed, among whom were pensioners, young mothers, taxi and trams drivers , students and businessmen. Unfortunately, only few have answered correctly to the question "What is mediation?", which means the "mediation institute" in Kazakhstan is still to come!