Brief / Inclusive Narratives

Colombia: Creating a Toolkit for Constructive Dialogue in Polarised Contexts

Informed by the work of the IFIT brain trusts in Colombia and Mexico and IFIT’s Inclusive Narratives Practice Group, we created a toolkit that helps promote viewpoint plurality and constructive dialogue in polarised contexts during electoral periods and beyond. 

This practice brief reflects on the development of the toolkit, which included research on narrative and polarisation, a set of consultations with experts in diverse fields, and testing and improvement of the tools in Colombia and Mexico. The brief discusses the challenges and lessons that emerged in the process, and provides recommendations for other practitioners interested in developing and using such a resource to enable narrative transformation and manage conflict. 

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