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Member Spotlights

MBBI calls its members Peace Builders. Our members contribute their time utilizing their skills and experiences to participate in Working and Regional Groups, and Capacity-Building & Advocacy Initiatives. We hope that through our Spotlights, our members, individually and collectively, will inspire you as much as they inspire us to continue the important work.

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A growing number of international requests reach MBBI for partnerships, services, and projects. Help us build our capacity to say “yes” to these requests; consider joining us as a Peace Builder. For more information on how to become involved and for internship and volunteer opportunities, please visit our Join Us page or contact us at info@mediatorsbeyondborders.org.

Our Peace Builders

Mending Systemic Disparities through Mediation. Member Spotlight: Kabrina Bass

Karina Bass, four times trained mediator, started her career at Xerox as a system analyst. Working in corporate America for 15 years, Kabrina implemented and measured communication processes and assisted…
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Body Language and Mediation. Member Spotlight: Simon Howden

Simon has a multi-disciplinary diverse background, which entails an enriched mediation journey and expertise. He began in the field of electronic engineering, then wanting to extend his accreditations he retrained…
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Creating a Generation of Young Peacebuilders to Safeguard the Future. Member Spotlight: Jane Kinyua.

A famous quote from Nelson Mandela cites that the “children of today are the leaders of tomorrow”. These words underline the key importance that educating and working with youth can…
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Ensuring Neutrality and Sustainability. Member Spotlight: Adama Sarr

Adama Sarr is an MBBI consultant based in Dakar, Senegal who has been involved with the organization since 2015. His background is in surveying and land disputes and began to…
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Reconnecting with Mediation. Member Spotlight: Peter Corne

“One of the main differences I can make is to understand the cultural divide, mediation is one of the best ways to do that. Through mediation I have discovered a…
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Using Your Voice to Build Trust. Member Spotlight: Marcella Calabi

The TRUST Network  Marcella Calabi is an MBBI member and mediator, currently working as a coordinator in the TRUST Network, and is a prime example of the fascinating diversity of…
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Embracing a Mediation Spirit. Member Spotlight: Vikram Kapoor

Vikram (“Vik”) Kapoor is the coaching manager for the Office of the Ombudsman for United Nations Funds and Programmes, where he is building conflict capacity in over 40 countries for…
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Between Fundraising and Mediation. Member Spotlight: Ron DePaola

 With a constant thirst for knowledge and hunger for experience, Ron DePaola is an accredited mediator and fundraising specialist. Currently, he dedicates his time to both handling mediation processes through…
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Creating Bridge-Builders in Divided Communities: Member Spotlight, Judith Van den Boogert

Judith van den Boogert is a certified mediator, senior research fellow, and trainer in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Judith currently works as a senior trainer and research fellow at The Clingendael…
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‘Connecting People – Creating Opportunity’. Member Spotlight: Howard Le Cornu

What if the energy released and burnt by conflict was instead catalysed to generate connections and foster greater harmony among individuals? Such a ground-breaking idea stands at the heart of…
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