The Nelson Mandela Foundation is partnering with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Global Leadership Academy, which is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), to bring together participants from countries worldwide to engage in a series of dialogues on memory work, the Nelson Mandela International Dialogues.
The Mandela Dialogues provide an international forum to discuss the complex personal, collective and professional challenges facing those engaged in reckoning with the past. Following the Mandela Dialogues 1 process (2013/2014), a second series was planned with the aim of exploring two key lines of inquiry to have emerged. The report serves to provide an account of the process.
In 2016 the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Global Leadership Academy of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) convened two six-day dialogues with “memory workers” from nine countries. This was the second series of international Mandela Dialogues, the first having taken place in 2013-2014.