Partnerships for Peace +SocialGood

partnerships for peace logoAs part of the U.S. Department of State’s 2016 Global Partnerships Week (GPW) and building on its 2016 theme of “Leveraging Innovation in Partnerships,” Sister Cities International hosted a Google Hangout titled “Partnerships for Peace +SocialGood” on Thursday, March 10, 2016. This digital panel highlighted organizational partnerships that are leveraging technology and innovation to create initiatives that are building links between cultures in order to build more global mutual understanding and peace between people.

Click here to watch a recording of the Hangout.



  • Jessy Belt, Deputy Director, The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project @IARProject
  • Chenelle Bonavito, MS, Director, Policy, Evaluation, and Transformation Group and Scientists without Borders, New York Academy of Sciences @NYASciences @STEMAlliance
  • Giselle Lopez, Specialist, PeaceTech Lab @gsvlopez @PeaceTechLab
  • Clair McSweeney, Centre Manager, CIT Blackrock Castle; San Francisco-Cork Sister Cities Committee @blackrockcastle