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whatwedo picPartners supports and empowers local leaders with the tools to bring people together across traditional divides, working at the interface between business, civil society and government to craft sustainable solutions to today’s complex problems. 

Together, Partners and the Partners Centers have provided negotiation, cooperative advocacy, consensus-building and other skills to thousands of business, civil society and government leaders in more than 50 countries. Partners’ technical expertise includes the following services and programs:

Civil Society Leadership
& Development
Accountable Governance Services

  • Participatory Policy-making & Implementation
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Rule of Law & Mediation
  • Country, Risk & Stakeholder Assessments
  • Training
  • Facilitation & Process Design
  • Public Information & Engagement
  • IQCs
Inclusive Societies Economic & Environmental

  • Ethnic Integration & Reconciliation
  • Women's Leadership
  • Children & Youth
  • Community Engagement with Extractive Industries
  • Land Use & Natural Resource Management
  • Biodiversity & Economic Development


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Amb. Mark Bellamy on the Escalation of Political Violence in Africa

From August 4th-6th, 40 heads of state from across Africa met in Washington DC for the Africa Leaders Summit, in which meetings and events focused on the economic importance of the continent. Here, Partners Board Member Amb. Mark Bellamy discusses the risks of political violence in the region amidst such economic growth.

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Youth as Peacemakers in Tribal Yemen

Supporting young men and women in Yemen to realize their potential as conflict mediators, advocates, and community leaders.

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One Year in the Voluntary Principles: A Practical Report

After one year as a member of the NGO pillar of the Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights, PDCI shares a report on how we have been helping translate high-level dialogue between extractive businesses, governments, and civil society into concrete improvements for local communities.

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