PartnersGlobal Annual Report 2019

Today, levels of violence and political instability reach all corners of the world. We are collectively alarmed by the vitriol and deepening polarization in our societies. Our original commitment to create safe spaces where true discussion and differences of opinions emerge remains critical now more than ever.

Understanding the Conversation About Peacebuilding: An Analysis of Organizational Communications reviews how the peacebuilding field is currently “framing” peacebuilding in the US and provides initial recommendations on how we can communicate about peace more effectively

Recommendations include:

  1. Explain what peacebuilding involves in clear and accessible terms
  2. Always make the case for peacebuilding, not just against military action
  3. Tell a consistent story about why peacebuilding matters.

This research, conducted by Frameworks Institute in partnership with the Alliance for Peacebuilding and PartnersGlobal is part of PartnersGlobal’s Narratives For Peace initiative. Funded by Humanity United and Open Society Foundations, the research initiative aims to better understand common narratives around peace and peacebuilding used by the public and the peacebuilding field in order to identify gaps between the two. Ultimately, the initiative seeks to find ways to better communicate to the American public what peacebuilding is and why it matters and to increase support for international peacebuilding efforts.

This supplement provides detailed information on the research that informs FrameWorks’ strategic brief on peace and peacebuilding. Below, we outline the research conducted for the project, describing both methods used and sample composition. This research provides the evidence base for the recommendations in the strategic brief.

In this presentation, Nat Kendall-Taylor, CEO of FrameWorks Institute, shares some of their most applicable research findings to this moment of COVID19, with lessons and tips for all civil society leaders to be able to incorporate into their communications and outreach.

The PartnersGlobal Resiliency+ Framework requires a shift in mindset for leaders and teams within organizations to think differently and partner in new ways to continue to survive and thrive when facing shocks.  At times of great stress, upheaval, and change, we are called upon to build up our conflict resolution skills. Therefore, communication skills, including asking the right questions, are integral to applying the Resiliency+ Framework in practice, putting empathy and restorative practice at the center of our resiliency journeys as civil society.

As conflict resolution expert Ken Cloke explains in this slideshow presentation, chronic conflict reduces resiliency within organizations and societies. Mediation and conflict resolution, he says, are therefore resiliency processes. By applying mediation or conflict resolution-based communications to reach out to those who think differently and address challenges, we are in fact working to bolster our resiliency.

The world needs more integration for peace, democracy and development. At PartnersGlobal, that’s what we do. Learn more about the organization in this one-pager.

This audit includes the financial statements of PartnersGlobal for fiscal year 2018.

In a year where fractures and divisions seemed to widen, PartnersGlobal and the Partners Network stepped up to bring diverse groups together, safeguard the space for dialogue that is so pivotal to democracy and work toward a positive peace and development that is inclusive, rights-respecting and just.

The Narratives for Peace Guide is a call for the peacebuilding community to conscientiously analyze our own narratives and reflect on how we better incorporate different world views into a jointly constructed, more complex dominant societal narrative of peace. The resource presents findings from the field of narrative study, prompting peacebuilders to apply these to ourselves.