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About the Forage Center

The Forage Center empowers emerging humanitarians by providing educational opportunities and experiential-based training for students, educators, and professionals working in peacebuilding and humanitarian environments around the world.

A 501c3, the Forage Center: 

  • Develops and runs live scenario training programs for higher education and professional audiences designed to improve the skills and knowledge base of those working in conflict, disasters, and other complex emergencies.

  • Offers educational programs for colleges and universities, professional groups, and the general public on peacebuilding and humanitarian issues.

  • ​Consults with professional groups, academia, non-governmental organizations, and governments on the best practices for working in complex emergencies.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Welcoming, understanding, respecting, and collaborating with those called to serve as peacebuilders and humanitarians and those we serve is at the heart of what we do. We believe all people are deserving of living as their authentic selves in safe environments where basic human needs are met. The Forage Center embraces differences and regularly engages in discussions on improving our diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging values internally and in our education and training efforts.

Land Acknowledgement

The land of the Forage Center's training facility in Western Maryland was once the traditional home of the Massawomeck and other Indigenous people.

We are grateful to live, educate, and work here. As part of our commitment to honoring the Massawomeck and other Indigenous people, we are committed to donating 10% of our annual field exercise net revenue to the Native American Rights Fund.

Our Work

Field Simulation

150 Students. 13 Universities.

11 Countries

Forage Center Alumni hail from Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Moldova, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sudan, USA, & Yemen. READ MORE >>

Forage Center Conversations

10 Conversations. Several Upcoming.

Conversations have tackled sustainability in disaster response, faith-based NGOs, career paths, conscious humanitarianism and much more. READ MORE >>

National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar

150 Attendees. 22 Colleges

We've covered a myriad of topics including peacebuilding, social justice, health and wellness, civic engagement, and much more. READ MORE >> 

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