Pablo Romo


This profile was prepared when Pablo Romo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
The New Idea
After many years mediating conflicts in Mexico, Pablo and his team at Services and Consultancy for Peace (Servicios y Asesoría para la Paz, SERAPAZ), have expanded their organization to include the Observatory of Social Conflict (Observatories de la Conflictividad Social). The Observatory’s purpose is to collect and analyze data about all current and past conflicts in Mexico, which can then be used as a tool by organizations such as SERAPAZ in their work as mediators. This analysis will include such information as: Key players, stated and unstated motives, how did the conflict begin, what tactics were used by both sides, how did each side position their “rights”, how did the conflict escalate, what strategies were used to try to resolve the conflict, and ultimately, how was the conflict resolved or postponed.
The Observatory of Social Conflict follows and measures conflicts, and then generates useful knowledge for social players involved in conflict to positively transform it internally or with the assistance of social mediators.
The Problem
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The Person

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