THE MARA PARTNERS
The Mara Partners is a human rights organization that works to structure inclusive solutions through research, dialogue and training. Our global team of human rights experts, lawyers, mediators, scientists and researchers work with you to:
Design, convene and lead inclusive dialogues -- particularly to natural resource conflicts in global supply chains
Facilitate board retreats, community meetings, strategic planning sessions
Research human rights issues through gender and climate lenses
Conduct key informant interviews
Train internal staff and/or external partners on dialogue design, negotiation (including women only trainings)
OUR THEORY OF DIALOGUE
Successful dialogues — ones that have the power to positively impact lives – require a kind of listening that is rare today. Addressing climate change and poverty and the ensuing increased competition for land, water and energy will require unprecedented levels of collaboration. Such collaboration begins with dialogue.
Our teams combine an array of facilitation techniques drawn from our years working globally. Successful dialogues start before the meeting does, by making sure everyone who needs to be there is there.