MBBI offers a dynamic range of events each year at locations around the world. Additionally, contact us if you would like to include: summits, workshops and other events on the roster.
MBBI is hosting a three-part series in collaboration with One Earth Future. Our shared thematic and geographic areas of interest are explored in: PASO’s Juan Fernando Lucio on Strategies to Implement the Colombian Peace Accord – April 26th at noon EST; Our Shared Resources: At the Heart of Sustainable Development on stakeholder engagement and conflict transformation in the extractive sector – June 21st at noon EST; and Women Peace and Security : Date TBD.
Community Conversation: PASO’s Juan Fernando Lucio on Strategies to Implement the Colombian Peace Accord, 26 April at 12 PM EST, Online
Juan Fernando Lucio is Director of PASO Colombia, Sustainable Peace for Colombia, at the One Earth Future Foundation. He is responsible for initiatives that foster sustainable peace by applying collective impact strategies in zones that are of strategic importance in the post conflict scenarios in the Provinces of el Valle del Cauca and Antioquia. During the presentation, he will provide: a brief description of the content of the peace agreement, enumerate the challenges facing its implementation, describe the regional approach, and explain the application of the approach in the provision of economic opportunity to ex-combatants.
Juan is an Economist of the London School of Economics, Diplome d’Etudes Approdondis at the l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, L’Ecole Normale Supérieur and L’Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique in Paris, Public Administrator and Theologian. PASO Colombia (Paz Sostenible para Colombia, translated as Sustainable Peace for Colombia) believes strategic and inclusive collaboration across all sectors of Colombia’s diverse population is key to sustained peace after decades of civil war. They are committed to working with the Government of Colombia, local governments, and communities to identify concrete opportunities that will enable the successful reintegration of ex-combatants and sustainable growth. Register here.
Juan Fernando Lucio es Director de PASO Colombia, Paz sostenible para Colombia en la Fundación Un Futuro para la Tierra. El es responsable de las iniciativas que acogen una paz sostenible aplicando estrategias colectivas de impacto en zonas de alta importancia, especialmente por los escenarios de post Conflicto en el Valle del Cauca y Antioquia. Durante su presentación el hará un corta descripción del contenido del Acuerdo de Paz, enumerara los retos que tiene su implementación, describirá el aspecto regional y explicara la aproximación a una oportunidad económica que se presenta a los excombatientes.
Juan es economista de la Escuela de negocios de Londres, con Diplomado de la Escuela de Altos Estudios de Ciencias Sociales, de la Escuela Normal Superior y la Escuela Normal de Estadísticas y Administración Pública de Paris, Administrador Publico y Teólogo. PASO Colombia cree en la colaboración estratégica e inclusiva de todos los sectores de la diversa población colombiana como factor fundamental de una paz sostenible después de décadas de conflicto armado. PASO está comprometido a trabajar con el gobierno de Colombia y los gobiernos locales en la reintegración de ex combatientes para contribuir a su crecimiento sostenible.
Kaplan Lecture – Bridging the Political Divide (ACBA CLE), Thursday, 27 April at 5 PM EST, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Recent events in the United States and across the globe suggest that the foundations of democratic governance are fracturing. This year’s Kaplan Lecture invites mediators, lawyers and collaborative professionals to engage in a conversation about what role they can play to shore-up these foundations. Prabha Sankaranarayan, of MBBI and Timothy Dawson of the Art of Democracy will discuss the methods they use to foster enriching democratic engagement in the contexts of international relations and local governance respectively. Register here.
Presidential Peace Conference, Rotary, 9 June- 14 June 2017, Atlanta, Georgia
MBBI Board Member Dana Moldovan, MBBI Board Member Akin Olawore, RC Ngong Hills President Joy Mbaabu, and PAG VTT Chair. Dist 5280 SAG Mark Ameli, will co-present, Building the Skills for Peace in Every Community around the World. Participants will learn that peacebuilding is possible through collaboration with expert partners for local and global projects. They will also explore collaborations that are successfully developing programs to inoculate every community to resolve and prevent conflicts which destroy advances in human development.
Monday, 12 June 2017 15:00-16:30, MBBI’s Rotary Working Group Facilitator, Steve Goldsmith, will lead a session entitled, Power of Mediation: Local to Global. Whether you’re planning a board meeting, conducting a community needs assessment, or working on a global grant, you’re bound to run into conflicts. This seminar, facilitated by Rotarians and Mediators Beyond Borders International, will enhance your conflict sensitivity and conflict transformation skills, and equip you with skills you can put work immediately in your Rotary and community projects. Register here.
Mediation: The Future is Ours to Discover, A Collaborative Approach, World Mediation Summit, 13 June-16 June 2017, Madrid, Spain
Register here for the World Mediation Summit (WMS). WMS’ bring together international experts in mediation including Ambassadors, diplomats, lawyers, mediators, psychologists, social workers, students, human resources specialists and many others. The Summit is open to those interested in the various fields of mediation and how mediation can be incorporated into all realms of international diplomacy as well as other fields of mediation and peace-building both locally and internationally. Register here.
Succeeding in Africa: Social Construction in Action, 10-12 July 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
MBBI 8th Annual Congress, 4-6 October 2017, The Hague, the Netherlands
All the latest here.
Peace Now More than Ever, Alliance for Peacebuilding, 11-13 October 2017, Washington, DC
Registration opening soon.