Who We Are
Partners staff and our global network of practitioners embody the finest in international expertise and local leadership
Together we develop vital change and conflict management skills and processes, facilitate the resolution of disputes, and empower ordinary people to participate in decision-making at the local and national level. As a result, thousands of people have benefited from new housing, educational and employment opportunities for minorities, revamped taxation systems and public services, new leadership positions for women and youth, decreased pollution, increased public safety and other community improvements.
Since our founding in 1989, Partners has recruited leading social entrepreneurs to establish independent Centers for Conflict Resolution and Change Management around the world. Currently there are 18 Centers, and we continue to expand our network. Through the Centers, Partners has contributed to the democratic and economic transitions of many countries. Our teams of international trainers and consultants work hard to inspire and support local leadership, building new professions of communications specialists, mediators, negotiators and collaborative planners who can adapt and apply innovative participatory processes to the particular challenges facing their countries.