2021-2022 Impact Report: Our Resiliency Journey

The global events of the past three years have fundamentally altered the nonprofit space. At a time when trust in institutions, leaders, and systems is at an all time low, the need for strong communities and civil society is great. As a result, PartnersGlobal has adapted all aspects of how we work and how we think about our role as a peacebuilding organization based in the US and with programs around the world. It’s also reminded us about our why – to contribute to resilient communities and civic spaces to bring about more peaceful, secure, and accountable societies.

Below is our 2021-2022 Resiliency Report, which is a snapshot of the different impacts and outcomes from our collective efforts during the period of January 2021 through June 2022. To download the report, click here. Thank you for accompanying us on this journey.


Yemen has been embroiled in conflict for the better part of the last six years. Deteriorating economic conditions coupled with systemic failures in governance have exacerbated the conflict and left Yemenis without access to basic services, increasing grievances and deepening marginalization. From 2018 to 2020, PartnersGlobal and PartnersYemen worked in communities across Yemen to strengthen connections between civil society, religious leaders, and government actors to address local needs. This paper reflects on these efforts to engage communities and help them communicate local needs to decision-makers with an ability to impact national peace talks and agreements. The paper also provides actionable policy recommendations to the international community for supporting peace in Yemen at the local and national levels.

To access the Arabic paper, click here.

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.

As a part of our broader Narratives for Peace initiative, PartnersGlobal, together with the Alliance for Peacebuilding, has been investing in bridging narrative theory and practice to make “peacebuilding” a more salient policy priority for the broader public. With support from Humanity United and the Open Society Foundations, we are working closely with Frameworks Institute on a social science research project to uncover effective narrative frames for peacebuilding in US foreign policy.

Explore the research

Click on the reports to learn more about the research findings.

The research surfaces the common frames and narratives used by the peacebuilding field on the one hand and the ways the public perceives peace on the other. The research also offers recommendations on how peacebuilding experts can more effectively communicate and better frame their messaging to resonate with the American public and increase support for peacebuilding.

Click here for Frameworks’ Research Methods and Sample Composition.

To watch our webinar of the research team presenting the Cultural Models findings on public narratives around peace and peacebuilding, click here or watch the video below.

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.

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.