Forage Center Presentation to Conservation International and the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy


    On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, interns and staff attended a co-hosted event at Conservation International (CI), organized in part by IMTD. Attendees learned from CI about their Conservation and Peace program, followed with a detailed presentation by David J. Smith of the Forage Center. IMTD is looking forward to working with the respective organizations as we advance our initiatives in Bolivia and in our upcoming Peacebuilding Clinic.








    Lessons from the Alliance for Peacebuilding Conference

    Eileen Borris, Mariana Melo and Adam Zemans at NEXT GEN PEACE

    On May 24-26, 2016 more than 500 professionals, including 155 speakers from 23 countries, and 195 different organizations attended the NEXT GEN PEACE, the annual Alliance for Peacebuilding conference in Washington, D.C. During the three full days of the event, participants were able to attend 49 unique sessions and exhibits, covering a broad range of topics from climate change, trauma healing, and electoral violence, to race relations in America, storytelling, violent extremism, fragility, systems, technology, and evaluation.

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    Ambassador John W. McDonald gives a lecture at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management

    On Thursday, July 7, 2016, retired Ambassador John W. McDonald, CEO of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD), welcomed an invitation from Professor John L. Davies of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) to lecture at the University of Maryland, College Park. Addressing a group of public policy students, Ambassador McDonald spoke of his involvement with the United Nations Population Fund and the challenges in its formation.

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    April 2016 Leaps Toward Client Goals in Kenya and Bolivia

    Children Peace Initiative –Kenya Project

    In the spring of 2016, IMTD began a partnership with a small NGO, Children's Peace Initiative, Kenya (CPIK).  It was the first “client” of the John W. McDonald Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Clinic.  CPIK educates and empowers children to become life-long peaceful problem solvers within conflict-affected communities; it provides them with conflict resolution tools, guides them in building friendships across ethnic divides, and helps them to develop strong leadership skills.

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