Women in Peace Festival – Islamabad

The Women in Peace Festival was a two-day event organized in Rawalpindi, Islamabad by grantee and previous Hollings Center participant Uzma Yaqoob. The festival is one of several initiatives to come out of the Center’s Afghanistan-Pakistan Partnership program, sponsored in part by the Hollings Center and by the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.  The festival…

Sustainable Development Practices and Food Security in Morocco

In late 2018, the Hollings Center for International Dialogue, in partnership with the High Atlas Foundation and the University of Central Florida, awarded a small grant to Peter Jacques and Yossef Ben-Meir to conduct a project in Morocco to look at the applicability of sustainable development goals in relation to the Amazigh people of the…

Creating a Responsible Business Coalition

Following the Hollings Center dialogue Profits to Peace, a small grant was awarded to consider the formation of a business coalition in the Greater Mediterranean that would promote positive peace goals in a region beset by multiple conflicts. This is the report of a roundtable meeting on creating that coalition, which took place on November…

Oregon & Tunisia Farm-to-School Exchange

In October 2018, the Hollings Center sponsored a small grant that created an exchange program between representatives of Tunisia and the U.S. state of Oregon to compare best practices for Farm to School Food Programs.  Led by grantees Andy Fisher, Amy Gilroy, and Maria Lukyanova, officials from both countries had an opportunity to share insights…

Bridging the Business Gaps between Pakistan and Afghanistan

As part of the Center’s ongoing Afghanistan-Pakistan Partnership program, this project brought together local business community representatives from Afghanistan and Pakistan to promote regional integration by bridging the gaps in business, culture and education between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The project aimed to foster entrepreneurial eco-systems to generate employment opportunities for entrepreneurs and make Afghan and Pakistani…