Since 1992, IMTD has initiated and facilitated various conflict resolution and conflict transformation projects in troubled regions in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle‐East.
CYPRUS: LEADERSHIP IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Bringing together leaders from political, cultural, and economic backgrounds, IMTD trained over 2,500 Greek and Turkish Cypriots over a period of eight years. Following the years of training, the deputy prime minister of the Turkish Muslim North raised the gates on the green line, encouraging Cypriots from both sides to move about freely and to coexist peacefully.
EQUATORIAL GUINEA: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Due to involvement of IMTD and Ambassador McDonald, Equatorial Guinea has been promoting government funding and private-sector development and infrastructure to address the needs of its people through education, health, the environment, women’s issues, and sanitation.
PAKISTAN AND INDIA: THE PEOPLE’S BUS
As a result of Ambassador McDonald’s work on behalf of IMTD, the People’s Bus crossed the rebuilt and renamed Peace Bridge from Pakistan into Indian Kashmir in 2005 for the first time since 1947.
RUSSIA: PEER MEDIATION TRAINING
Consultant to IMTD, Noa Davenport, traveled to Rostov to do conflict resolution and peer mediation training with over 100 teachers from Chechnya and Rostov at a conference organized by Women of the Don.
SIERRA LEONE: DO NO HARM TRAINING
In 1997, during a peaceful period in Sierra Leone, members of IMTD’s staff conducted conflict resolution workshops that involved conflict analysis, Aikido, and “do no harm” training.
SOMALIA: ENGAGING CIVIL SOCIETY
Ambassador McDonald and Program Associate Chris Bjornestad were able to meet with the Somali Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr. Dahir Sheik-Nor, who committed to conflict resolution through engaging government, civil society, non-governmental organizations, and citizens to build lasting peace in Somalia.
SUDAN: RECONCILIATION AND INTER-RELIGIOUS UNDERSTANDING
IMTD founder Ambassador McDonald and staff met with the Sudan Council of Churches and carried out an intensive conflict resolution and leadership training to encourage inter-religious understanding.
TANZANIA: INTEGRATING PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
After an IMTD-led training in Tanzania, citizens founded the Tanzanian Conflict Resolution Center, which conducts its own trainings that seek to integrate Tanzanian ways of peacebuilding with western conflict resolution theory.
WATER FOR THE POOR ACT
Through its Water and Sanitation Project, IMTD is supporting the fight to make water a priority globally.
LOCAL NON-PROFIT MAKES A SPLASH WITH SUMMER FUNDRAISER
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