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Sep 2018: Clicked by Melaine when youth mediators trained by her gave insights on their peer mediation centre at Bacon’s College London.

Melaine Bruce

Mediator & Award-winning Trainer

Southwark Mediation Centre London

I am sure Kudrat will become part of the next generation of world mediators.

I have trained hundreds of mediators in the UK over the past 20 years, across  the whole range of disputes in community, neighbour, work place, gangs and schools.  From my background of experience I can say with confidence that the level of competence of Kudrat is quite exceptional. In particular, at our meetings with the young mediators I was impressed with her core skills of active listening, open-questioning and summarizing. The capacity to summarise accurately and in detail is one of the most difficult, yet most crucial of the required skills of a mediator. Her energy, enthusiasm and obvious enjoyment of meeting the young mediators was a pleasure to witness. 



Bhav Dhillon

Honorary Conusl of India, Auckland

Managing Director CEMIX

Chairperson Foundation North

With India's youth power  as its driving force, YCM's success, growth and impact on India's dispute resolution culture is certain.


YCM is a first of its kind initiative focused on empowering the youth with conflict management skills necessary for every domain in life. I urge youth in India and beyond India's borders to join this initiative. 

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Ishani Sen

Director Learning Voyages 

Pravah India

We need YCM in every institute of learning in India as it creates a much needed space for young people to constructively engage with conflicts to become an awakened active citizen.


Though more than 50% of India's population are below 35, there is hardly any space for them to legitimately engage and address conflicts positively, YCM creates a space for young people to value constructive conflict, engage in problem solving, integrative negotiations and mediate peer and immediate community disputes. 


Michael Bartlet

Board Member Mediation Hertfordshire

Mediator England

Senior Lecturer SOAS

Kudrat's vision of mediation offers a compassionate and pragmatic way of resolving intractable disputes by re-orienting parties towards each other


Kudrat demonstrates a rare combination of imagination and determination in fulfilling her vision of how mediation can empower disputants and provide access to justice (for those on the margins).


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Sep 2019: Brainstorming Session at Jindal Global University (JGU) demonstrated the need for launch of the youth-run pilot centre: YCM JGU Centre. Youth voices discussed existing dispute resolution systems and the need for a youth-run dispute resolution system.


YCM JGU Core Team: Professor Ajay Pandey, Nimisha Thomas, Shaaryl D'souza, Vasundhara Gautam and Kudrat Dev.

Feb 2020: Stakeholder Conference and YCM-JGU Centre Launch Event.

Chief Guests: Jeevan B Panda, Partner Khaitan & Co and Gunjan Singh, Director Human Rights Law Network with YCM JGU Core Team

Nimisha Thomas

Shaaryl D'souza & Vasundhara Gautam

Conveners & Co-founders

YCM JGU (Jindal Global University) Centre


Youth Conflict Manager Trainees

We would encourage youth to join YCM as it can revolutionize the way we approach justice. With a focus on self-reflection and an environment of inclusivity, the training sessions make inner transformation an organized and fun process. 


To truly make justice accessible, we believe it is important to familiarize oneself with the nuances of how people operate and YCM was created on that very basis. The training sessions are beautifully designed. 

Ajay Pandey

Board Member National Legal Services Authority

Executive Director Clinical Programmes

Jindal Global University

YCM JGU Backbone

The vision, the commitment and the zeal of its Founder Kudrat, will ensure that this initiative develops as a movement that has effective community participation and ownership.


YCM has tremendous potential to serve various needs of communities to manage conflicts and resolve disputes while following the processes involved. YCM is an immensely promising and much desired effort.