Savath Meas (Cambodia)

Savath is a mediator and founder of the Cambodian Centre for Mediation (CCM) as well as a pioneer to establish a mediation institution in Cambodia. As a President of Board of Director of CCM, Savath has been leading the CCM initiative in ADR and mediation programs. He has conducted numerous training programs in peace building, conflict transformation, negotiation, mediation, ADR and related topics for government agencies, non-government organisations, civil society organisations and community leaders.

Savath began his mediation journey as an ADR coordinator for the access to justice project, the joint ADR and mediation program of the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) and the Royal Government of Cambodia. He particularly developed ADR and mediation programs and has trained over 500 mediators for the Justice Service Centres at district and the Commune Dispute Resolution Committees at community level for the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Interior of Cambodia.

Savath has served as an international accredited professional mediator of the Mainland Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center (MHJMC) and as a panel of non-resident mediator of Japan International Mediation Centre (JIMC). He is a recipient of the Rotary Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies fellowship and a Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship.

Savath received his BA in Education from the Royal University of Phnom Penh in 1994, MA in Law from the Royal University of Law and Economic Science, and MA in Applied for Conflict Transformation Studies from Pannasastra University of Cambodia.

Savath is a native speaker of Khmer and is fluent in English.