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MBBI—Rotary Partnership

Rotary Working Group

Increasing the peacebuilding capacity of both organizations to advance the common goals of preventing, reducing, and healing conflicts in communities around the world.

Peace Conversation Faciliation

Helping Rotarians to engage in positive peace within their own clubs and communities through facilitated conversations and dialogue.

Rotary Global Grants

Supporting numerous Mediators Beyond Borders International projects around the world.

People of Action Building Peace

MBBI is proud to be one of only eight Official Service Partners of Rotary International because of a strong, shared commitment to global, grassroots and community-centered peacebuilding. To learn more about getting involved please contact us at info@mediatorsbeyondborders.org.

Opening Opportunities Together

MBBI’s global network of innovative practitioners help build Rotarian capacity to wage peace not just in the Area of Peace and Conflict Prevention, but in all Areas of Focus. See below for just a few ways to get involved.

Avenues To Become Engaged

Key Accomplishments

  • MBBI Partners With Rotary To Bring Local Solutions For Lasting Peace
  • Signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOU).
  • Developed, with Rotary, the Peace Conversation Facilitation (PCF) program in District 5280 and now has a Replication turnkey package available for other Districts.
  • Attended and presented at many Clubs, District Conferences, Zone Institutes, Peace Conferences, and RI Conventions (including in 2016).
  • Developed a Peace Synergist volunteer position for Rotary Peace Fellows and other Rotarian peacebuilders as adjuncts to MBBI Project Teams and Working Groups. 12 Peace Synergists have been involved, with several playing leading roles in joint work
  • Delivered training for over 2000 Rotarians at breakout sessions during Rotary Conventions and Peace Conferences since 2014
  • On a trajectory launched in a 2013 meeting in Istanbul with PRIP Luis Giay, and in conjunction with Rotary Clubs, Districts, and TRF, MBBI and Rotary have successfully partnered to conduct two International Training Institutes (IPTI) for women peacebuilders implemented through unique VTTs in Southeast Asia, the Andean Region, and the Middle East and North Africa regions.
    • Click here to learn about MBBI—Rotary partnership on the upcoming ITI in West Africa. (For full description and to make a pledge: Click here).
  • Spoken about peace and conflict resolution/prevention at scores of Rotary clubs throughout the world. The presentation developed for these talks includes information on the history and current peacebuilding work in Rotary as well as MBBI’s complementary approach to its work.
  • MBBI members are also active Rotarians and hold positions of leadership in Clubs, Districts, and international Rotary bodies such as the RAGFP and the ICC. There are others who are also Peace Fellow alumni. These MBB—RI peacebuilders have helped clubs and districts develop peace committees and action plans. In District 5280, the peace committee is holding a training lead by MBBI trainer/ Peace Fellow for Club Peace Chairs on how to conduct facilitation in their club of “difficult conversations” on such topics as human trafficking. MBBI has been requested to replicate this model in other Rotary Districts.
  • District 5020 February 2020 Newsletter. Make sure to read pages 20-25!