"Getting the irreconcilable discussed." This is one of the mantras of the "Ollivier method" reported in an article by Jihad Gillon, journalist at Jeune Afrique,
about the action of Jean-Yves Ollivier, Founder and President of the Brazzaville Foundation, which aims to facilitate the development of a peace process in Libya, a country mired in civil conflict since 2014.
In May 2018, Jean-Yves Ollivier and the Brazzaville Foundation organised a meeting in Dakar, with the support of the Government of Senegal and the African Union, to promote rapprochement and reconciliation between Libyans from all political backgrounds. Mandated by the African Union, the President of the Brazzaville Foundation is currently working on the continuation of this initiative. The article in Jeune Afrique explains how the method of the "master negotiator" Jean-Yves Ollivier allows the establishment of a climate conducive to reconciliation by focusing on the internal stakes in the now divided Libyan nation.
A second meeting could take place at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa during the month of July 2020. It would provide an opportunity for different parts of Libyan society to make their voices and wishes heard for the construction of a peaceful Libya.