Search for Common Ground (or SFCG) is an international non-profit organization operating in 34 countries whose mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict away from adversarial approaches toward cooperative solutions. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and Brussels, Belgium, with the majority of its 600 employees based in field offices around the world including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. SFCG has created independent radio programming, developed a newsletter which features articles on relations between the West and the Muslim world, and brought together numerous conflicting groups to find ways to peacefully resolve issues. John Marks, SFCG's founder and former president, received an award in 2006 from the Skoll Foundation for so

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  • Search for Common Ground (or SFCG) is an international non-profit organization operating in 34 countries whose mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict away from adversarial approaches toward cooperative solutions. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and Brussels, Belgium, with the majority of its 600 employees based in field offices around the world including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. SFCG has created independent radio programming, developed a newsletter which features articles on relations between the West and the Muslim world, and brought together numerous conflicting groups to find ways to peacefully resolve issues. John Marks, SFCG's founder and former president, received an award in 2006 from the Skoll Foundation for social entrepreneurship. In 2008, Search for Common Ground was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Diplomacy by the United States Department of State. The 2012 Intercultural Innovation Award was awarded to the SFCG Morocco office, on behalf of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group, which recognizes, next to 9 other projects, this SFCG project in Morocco on Multimedia and intercultural relations, bringing Moroccan and Sub-Saharan youth together and creating video and short movies, emphasizing positive and constructive messages. Shamil Idriss took the reins as the new President and CEO in September 2014 which coincided with the announcement of a merger between Search for Common Ground and Soliya. Prior to taking on his role with Search, Shamil was the CEO for Soliya, and served as Executive Director of the Alliance of Civilizations Media Fund which merged with Soliya in 2009. In 2005, he was appointed by then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan as Deputy Director of the UN Alliance of Civilizations. He served on the Steering Committee of the World Economic Forum's Council of 100 Leaders and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders and of the ASMA Society’s Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow. (en)
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  • Understanding Differences, Acting on Commonalities
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  • Approximately 500 employees and 100 consultants and interns. 80%-90% work in their home country.
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  • John Marks
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