About Us

Outward Bound Peacebuilding uses the Outward Bound approach of experiential learning in the outdoors to challenge and inspire leaders in divided societies to build peace. We work with partners around the world to design programs that embrace traditional Outward Bound values and approaches to learning by doing, with a special emphasis on compassionate leadership, cooperative learning, and creative action. We call this Experiential Peacebuilding. Since 2009, Outward Bound Peacebuilding has challenged and inspired more than 200 peacebuilding leaders from 25 countries throughout the world.

We believe that peacebuilding requires investment and support of local leaders, who are best positioned to bring positive change to their communities and societies. We engage with our alumni over the long-term, and we seek to learn and adapt our projects based on the needs of our partners and our participants.