oneblue.org is an annual US State Department host for Fellows from conflict zones throughout the world, who are carefully selected and matched with US based organizations working to provide professional development in the areas of Transparency and Accountability, Tolerance and Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women and Gender Issues . IREX’s Community Solutions Program (CSP) sponsors each chosen community leader to work with a US host organization in learning skills that they can apply upon return to their communities.
Through involvement in the various projects that oneblue.org engages in, these individuals develop the means to craft their own unique solutions to conflict. They receive a stipend and tools to participate in the program and collaborate with oneblue.org to design a particular project to address the problems that they wish to tackle back home in their native country.
oneblue has hosted Fellows from Egypt and Syria in 2012 and 2013 and looks forward to hosting another community leader in 2015.