‘Collaborating into the Future: a model for NGOs’ is a webinar that provides an opportunity to look at organisations working in post-conflict societies and their approaches to conflict resolution. It focuses on the experiences and learning of the NGO Support Centre and the Management Centre of the Mediterranean, organisations which have built up a successful relationship centred on trust and collaboration and developed a model for working together in a post conflict setting. The aim of the webinar is to share the knowledge and experience acquired by both organisations and to present their methods of collaboration as a model that others can also benefit from.
The centres have collaborated on a range of projects aimed at building the capacity of other civil society organisations and strengthening their ability to work as active agents for democratic change in Cyprus. The expertise they have gradually accrued in this field has proved to be invaluable in guiding and training their staff in their work. This webinar enables that knowledge to be transferred both to other practitioners in Cyprus and to people living and working in post-conflict societies around the world. But it’s not just about transfer of knowledge and expertise, we hope that members of the Mahallae community will be inspired and energized to overcome some of the challenges of working across dividing lines.