Peace Conversations Facilitation Program (PCF) is one of the key programs designed for the MBBI—Rotary partnership. Utilizing existing networks and resources to build conflict literacy and dialogue skills, Rotarians have become more effective peacebuilders within their own clubs, communities, and districts, and have become leaders in promoting positive peace at home and abroad.
Connected, resilient communities proliferating positive peace throughout the world- permanently ending the need for armed conflicts.
Collaborate to utilize existing networks and resources to build conflict literacy and dialogue skills of Rotarians to become more effective peacebuilders within their own clubs, communities, districts and become leaders in promoting positive peace at home and abroad.
Theory of Change
Technology and global migration are bringing people together at an ever-increasing rate and alongside this trend is the increased opportunity for violent conflicts. Thus, the role of local communities has become paramount to procuring peace and thwarting violent expression of conflicts. There are Rotary clubs within communities currently experiencing such conflicts and all communities are susceptible.
Peace starts from within. With the skills to engage more meaningfully in difficult conversations within their clubs, Rotarians can engage the larger communities they serve in dialogues. Connected communities able to engage in consistent, meaningful dialogue are more resilient to division, social crisis, and violence.
Effective community dialogue facilitation is a skill that can be taught and practiced by a wide range of individuals from varied professional and educational backgrounds. Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) has been working globally on the local level to expand the capacity of community-based partners through mediation and dialogue for over a decade and has a network of trainers and practitioners throughout the world.
Together, Rotary International and MBBI can affect change by providing training, practical experiences, and opportunities to engage in difficult conversations and dialogue, and together, build connected, resilient communities around the world.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.