15 Year Anniversary
Gira Ejo Project Team, Burundi
15 Years and Counting...
The Bridgeway Group is celebrating over 15 years of supporting individuals and organizations in conflict-affected environments to develop more innovative ways to manage conflict. As we reflect on our history and our program work, we are excited to share our successes and tell you about our new direction. Thank you for your contribution to our mission!
Long-term Capacity Building
Throughout our history, we have worked hard to provide long-term capacity building for the effective, sustainable, and non-violent management of social and community conflict in contexts as diverse as high schools Massachusetts (USA) with UNAGB to Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains with the Open Hands Initiative and the High Atlas Foundation; from the urban neighborhoods of strife-torn Burundi with the BLTP to policy debates and think tanks in Armenia.
Despite the havoc wrought by the pandemic, we have undertaken new partnerships to expand our reach and to deepen our impact. Three new directions are particularly exciting for us. First, the Bridgeway Group has partnered with EXPLO Elevate, a new network of public, parochial and independent schools interested in designing, building, and continuously improving the learning environments necessary for students to thrive, now and in the future.
The Bridgeway Group will partner with EXPLO Elevate to design training curricula and consulting interventions in negotiation, communication, influence, mediation, and conflict management to support EXPLO Elevate’s member schools. We are delighted by the prospect of sharing our skills and tools with students, teachers, and administrators across the U.S.
Second, the Bridgeway Group team is contributing to the development of an innovative peacebuilding program being launched by the United Nations for refugee youth in Africa. Building on the Bridgeway Group’s experience in Burundi, across Africa, Central Asia, and elsewhere we will support and nourish indigenous conflict management structures and systems. In particular, we will focus on female and out-of-school youth who are frequently neglected in peacebuilding programming, promoting their ability to address their most challenging issues.
Third, the Bridgeway Group has partnered with the World Health Organization’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Division to develop guidance and tools to build the capacity of national antimicrobial resistance (AMR) committee members in countries around the world in consensus building, negotiation, conflict management, and coordination skills. The partnership will contribute to WHO’s efforts to enhance collaboration within and across multiple sectors at the national level, with the ultimate goal of helping WHO tackle AMR across the globe.
Contribute to Effective Conflict Management in 2021
2021 promises to be an exciting year for the Bridgeway Group. We hope you’ll join us in continuing to help individuals and organizations in the US and around the world to more effectively manage conflict by making a donation. If you are an individual, just click on the ‘Donate’ button below. If you are an institution or corporation, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will facilitate your contribution to our work. Thank you for your support!