Emine Colak has been involved in mediation, negotiation and facilitation for over 20 years. In the lead up to the referendum on the Annan Plan 2003 – 2004, she was appointed on behalf of Turkish Cypriots to coordinate committees working to reach consensus on the plan. Emine was among the founders of the Turkish Cypriot Mediation Association which carried out awareness-raising, education and mediation services based on the benefits of mediation as an alternative dispute resolving technique. Emine has headed the Turkish Cypriot Human Rights Foundation for 10 years helping to institutionalize human rights in the Turkish Cypriot Community and is also a member of Mediterranean Women Mediators Network and co-founder of its Cyprus Antenna.
Emine Colak is a member of Women Mediators across the Commonwealth (WMC), a network hosted by Conciliation Resources which connects women with a broad range of mediation knowledge and experience.