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Cihan Koral

Diversity, Conflict, and Capacity Development Expert

Nationality: Turkish
Based in: Istanbul, Turkey

Cihan is a facilitator/consultant with her work on designing/implementing inclusive and emergent processes. She works on capacity building for civil society, gender(ILO PGA), child labour, LGBTIQ+, immigration, conflict resolution, human rights, discrimination and inclusive stakeholder engagement.

Being an accredited Lewis Deep Democracy instructor, she also works with nature-based emergent approaches such as Sociocracy, TheoryU, Social Presencing Theatre, Open Space Technology, Socratic Dialogue, Art of Hosting and NVC.

She works in partnerships to mainstream these approaches into social impact spaces via her initiative Por Muta, to hear all the silent voices (hence the name For the Mute). She is also the co-founder of NGO Hasat, an organisation focusing on mainstreaming emergence through co-design and co- facilitation by bringing an understanding of participation and interaction.

Her previous work has earned her awards and recognition including: European Business Awards for the Environment- EU Winner and European Awards for the Environment- Turkey Finalist.