The Tradecraft Transmission Belt: transferring knowledge of mediation from practice to theory, from theory to practice and back
Oslo Forum 2006 Background Paper
The problem in transferring knowledge from theory to practice and back again lies primarily in the mechanics of the exchange, i.e. the “transmission belt” that links mediation experience to analysis and distillation of lessons learned to professional education and training of practitioners. Drawing on the experience of the United States Institute of Peace, this paper sets out some illustrative examples of how the transmission belt functions and how it could be improved.