2016 Year-in-Review Communities in transition

Dear CIT team, colleagues and friends,

2016 was a tremendous year for Communities in Transition (CIT). We strengthened our reputation as a conflict management consulting firm and solidified our expertise in Central Africa. Below are a few highlights from this past year for you to enjoy.

2017 looks even more promising. With hard work and persistence, we'll continue to grow our company. Our goal for the upcoming year is to grow our team of conflict resolution experts, diversify our funding streams, and implement our first mediation program!

Happy New Year and best wishes in 2017 to you and your families,


CIT empowers people to address conflict-related challenges in collaborative and sustainable ways

Providing a place where understanding transcends differences

500% growth in 2016

While this reflects primarily Nathalie's consulting work, in 2017 CIT would like to move away from single consultancies to running a full-fledged mediation program, overseas or domestically, employing teams of mediators to resolve today's toughest security challenges. CIT is positioning itself to do so in the Central African Republic.

1 more mediation expert joined CIT's team in 2016

Dr. Walters Samah is a conflict resolution specialist and a governance expert with several years of experience conducting training for a wide range of stakeholders. He is currently working as a Political Affairs Officer for the UN-mandated African Union Mission in Somalia and is prepared to head our CAR program in 2017, should it receive funding.

6 trainings, 3 track-I consultations, 1 manual and multiple mediations in 2016

Transforming contention into collaboration

CIT was invited to speak at 2 mediation conferences and published 8 blogs

Becoming a thought leader in the field of conflict resolution is imperative for CIT to establish itself among other experts. Grounding our field expertise in sound theoretical analysis strengthens our design of sustainable peace processes.

6 IMCP events organized in 2016

In collaboration with Estudio del Valley, Daitch Associates, Mercy Corps, IPSI, George Mason University S-CAR, and Behrendt Consulting, CIT co-leads working groups on Corporate-Community Engagements, mediation IMPACT and Capitol Hill dynamics.

1 newly designed website in 2016

Best wishes for 2017!

Communities in Transition

P.O. Box 79

Stevenson, MD 21153

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