As 2020 begins, we are undertaking new partnerships to expand our reach and to deepen our impact. Two 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 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.