Our Partners in Peace
The Lincoln Institute encourages collaboration and cooperation as keystone elements in helping others to create successful agreements. Likewise, we practice collaboration and cooperation in our own working relationships.
Our partners help us identify arenas that will benefit from our involvement; help us establish appropriate points of entry; help us to ensure our approach is topically applicable and culturally pertinent; and most importantly our partners add weight and impact to our work so that we will be of even greater assistance in whatever arenas we find ourselves.
Alliance for Peace Building
The Alliance for Peace Building [Formerly known as the Applied Conflict Resolution Organizations Network (ACRON)], of which in 1999 TLI was a founding member. The organization is made up of over 25 national agencies actively engaged in peacebuilding activities around the world. The goal of AICR is to enhance the effectiveness of international conflict resolution by promoting communication, coordination, and collaboration among applied conflict resolution organizations; increasing awareness of and funding for the field; and building bridges to other applied and academic organizations in related fields. This alliance includes partners with whom TLI has worked – Search for Common Ground, CDR and Partners for Democracy in the former Soviet Union, Hungary and Poland. www.AllianceForPeaceBuilding.org
Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy - located in Arlington, Virginia, IMTD was established in 1992 with a mission to promote a systems approach to peacebuilding, and to facilitate the transformation of deep-rooted social conflict. CRI has partnered with IMTD for project work in the former Soviet Union, Poland, and Cuba. www.imtd.org
The Programa Centro Americano Para La Sostenibilidad Democrática located in San Jose, Costa Rica. This organization was formed in 1996 as a mandate by the six Central American presidents with the purpose of strengthening democracy throughout the Central American isthmus through the development and reproduction of democratic values and the stimulation of citizen participation. PROCESOS focuses on the education and practice of democratic values and citizen participation of groups such as local and national leaders, educators, women, and communicators. PROCESOS also collaborates with associated consultants who work with local leaders in the training of technical aspects of project development, implementation, administration, and follow-up processes. www.procesos.org
The near 20-year-old Russian-American Program on Conflictology is located in St. Petersburg Russia. TLI is the co-founder and thus was the “American” in R-APC and has been working in Russia since 1989 to support durable democratic change. TLI worked closely with R-APC to further program development, provided financial support, and on joint projects such as the mirroring of the St. Petersburg State University degree-granting program in Conflictology. In 2010 TLI helped broker a joint masters degree program between the Department of Conflictology at St. Petersburg State University and British Columbia’s Royal Rhodes University. www.conflictology.spb.ru
The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights - In Warsaw Poland and in conjunction with the University of Warsaw, www.hfhrpol.waw.pl TLI helped to develop establish a certification program for mediators to help prevent and resolve human rights disputes. Initial collaborative work was in 1996 when curricula was developed, and subsequent trainings and certification ensued thereafter. All human rights mediators working for the Helsinki Foundation have completed the TLI training program.
The World Trade Center – Kabul was TLI’s primary partner in Afghanistan, and was instrumental in our developing work with former military commanders, the foreign ministry and Kabul University.