MBBI’s Working Groups provide opportunities for discussion, learning, and planning around a number of topics. The Working Groups meet regularly (via Zoom) and are open to new people joining those meetings. If you are interested in participating and for more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MBBI-Rotary Working Group
The Rotary Working Group of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI-RWG) is a vehicle for advancing the common goals of both organizations, MBBI and Rotary International. The group aims to:
- Build a working partnership between the two organizations at all levels – from the local club to the global leadership; and
- Promote common work in projects, advocacy initiatives, and international meetings of both organizations.
Click here to visit the RWG page.
United Nations Multilateral Working Group
MBBI’s United Nations Multilateral Working Group (UNMWG) was created in response to the United Nations’ (UN) request for civil society to help build its mediation capacity. The UNMWG fosters partnerships with UN programs in an effort to support their mediation capacity-building efforts, advocates for the use and value of mediation in the UN system, and engages MBBI membership in collaborating with and supporting the UN.
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Children & Youth Alternative Dispute Resolution
MBBI’s Child & Youth Alternate Dispute Resolution Working Group (C&Y ADR WG) supports MBBI’s mission to build local skills for peace and promote mediation worldwide by advocating for the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practices with children and youth. C&Y ADR WG works in schools and communities—building capacity with practitioners worldwide.
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Police Community Relations Working Group
MBBI’s Police Community Relations Working Group (PCR WG) focuses on strengthening the connections between local communities and its police force. Through dialogue and trainings, this group provides a space to chat about connections with the police in local communities worldwide.
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Health and Conflict Working Group
MBBI’s Health and Conflict Working Group (HCWG) focuses on creating a curriculum to educate mediators on the health effects of conflict and how conflict-induced stress interferes with the mediation process.
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