MBBI operates several Working Groups that report directly to the CEO. MBBI members can volunteer to participate on these Working Groups. If you are interested in participating, please contact the MBBI Communications Manager.
The MBBI-Rotary International (MBB-RI) Working Group is a vehicle for advancing the common goals held by both MBBI and Rotary International. The MBBI-RI Working Group aims:
- To build a working partnership between the two organizations at all levels – from the local club to the global leadership; and
- To promote common work in projects, advocacy initiatives and international meetings of both organizations.
Chair: Akinola Olawore
On a trajectory launched four years ago in a meeting in Istanbul with PRIP Luis Giay , MBBI – in conjunction with Rotary Clubs, Districts, and TRF – have successfully partnered to: conduct two International Training Institutes for women peacebuilders implemented through unique VTTs; held two international congresses, signed MOUs with clubs on three continents and with the RAGFP, created a “Peace Synergist” volunteer position within MBBI for Rotary Peace Fellows, attended & presented at many Clubs, District Conferences, Zone Institutes, Peace Conferences and RI Conventions (including in 2016).
The United Nations Working Group was created in response to the United Nation’s (UN) request to civil society to help it build its mediation capacity. The UN Working Group fosters partnerships with various UN programs in an effort to support their mediation capacity building efforts; promotes the use and value of mediation in the UN system; and explores MBBI membership involvement in volunteering time to assist the UN.
Child & Youth Alternate 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. The WG’s objectives are:
- To provide support and resources to MBBI members and other practitioners who are involved with children and youth in both schools and communities, plus,
- To identify, share and compare current ADR practices that are used in various countries.
Co-Chairs: Suzanna Norbeck, Elika Dadsetan, Mary Hellwig