Edwards Mediation Academy is dedicated to extending the highest quality mediation training available, particularly to those areas most in need.
We provide grants and trainings to individuals or organizations working to establish mediation services in their underserved communities. EMpower projects will be funded by proceeds from EMA. For more information about EMpower, contact us at (877) 927-1EMA.
EMpower Projects Funded by EMA
January 2017 EMA awarded its third annual EMpower grant to Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, a DC-based nonprofit focused on solving social challenges through collaboration.
In January of 2017, EMA provided mediation training In Kigali, Rwanda to the leaders of the Justice Sector, the Chief Justice of the Country, judges, lawyers and mediators. We were also able to visit the Ihumura Peace Association, to which we provided our first grant at the end of 2015, and hear the testimonials of those that have benefited from Ihumura’s groundbreaking work (http://www.africanpeacepartners.org/ihumure-peace-association).
In May 2016, EMA provided training to judges, lawyers and practicing mediators in Mexico City, Mexico.
In December 2015, EMA awarded its first annual EMpower grant to the African Peace Partners, a US based non profit organization committed to supporting the Ihumure Peace Association in Rwanda.
EMA’s grant will help African Peace Partners develop a new peace center where the Ihumure volunteers, comprised of women & men, Christians & Muslims, Hutus & Tutsis, will provide community mediation services, workshops, and trauma recovery services for the local community.
In Fall 2015, EMA provided training to business owners, mediators, attorneys and judges in Istanbul, Turkey