This Month at OB Peacebuilding — December 2013

Our latest PEP crew from. Jan. 2014

Our latest PEP crew from. Jan. 2014


We are so grateful for your continued dedication to investing in peacebuilding leadership around the world. In 2013, we:
Your support will help us expand experiential peacebuilding to more than 600 people across Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East in 2014. 
Onward! Happy New Year from the Outward Bound Peacebuilding team.

Site visit with our colleagues at Outward Bound Ecuador

Site visit with our colleagues at Outward Bound Ecuador

Program Updates

  • Ana and the Board are hard at work on a new 3-year plan, charting the course for new program development, new partnerships, and an increasingly stronger OB Peacebuilding. Look out for a blog on the new plan from Ana next month.
  • The first program of 2014, the Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding (PEP), led by our new Senior Facilitator Itamar Cohn, has ended safely and successfully. Congratulations to Itamar for leading his first PEP! This marks the third year of a great partnership with our partners Costa Rica Outward Bound and the University of Peace.
  • Nettie and Itamar spent a week with Outward Bound Ecuador conducting a site visit as part of our risk management process for new program areas. We are excited to be working with Itamar again to deliver a June PEP with our colleagues in Ecuador.

2014 Spring Benefit

We are thrilled to announce that we will once hold our 2014 Spring Benefit at The New York Times Building on the evening of May 5, 2014.

A Save the Date will be sent out in February.


“Soon technology is forgotten and we are home in the natural world.”

Read Nettie’s piece about disconnecting from the outside world.

 Upcoming Events

  • Jan. 13 – 15: Ana was in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore productive meetings with our partner Search for Common Ground, The Foundation for Middle East peace, Vital Voices, Peter Kyle and OB Baltimore among others
  • Feb. 5: Board meeting in New York 
  • Feb. 6 – 15: Ana to Kigali, Rwanda for a site visit 
  • Mar. 2: Ana has been invited to speak on experiential peacebuilding to the congregation at St. Bart’s Cathedral in NYC
  • Mar. 27 – 28: Nettie will deliver an experiential peacebuilding workshop to the Rebecca Carver Institute on Experiential Learning at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro where she will present a daylong workshop to explore a unique and interactive framework that can be applied to better equip students to deeply engage with their global communities and to become more compassionate.