Farai Maguwu, Director of Zimbabwe's Centre for Natural Resource Governance, was interviewed at Caux by Professor Katherine Marshall of Georgetown University. In it he tells of the work for which he was honoured by Human Rights Watch for 'his tremendous courage in working to end rampant violations of human rights throughout the region.' Read the interview online here
Human Security is 20 years old. The anniversary was commemorated by a gathering in Oxford of academics, diplomats and UN officials from over 20 countries. The three-day conference, hosted by Oxford Brookes University, heard from every continent of the impact of the human security approach to global challenges.
The Caux Forum for Human Security featured last week in a major Ukrainian Forum. The Kiev Security Forum, hosted by Open Ukraine in partnership with Britain’s Royal Institute for International Affairs and others, brought together 400 people from throughout Europe and beyond. They included many East European political leaders and diplomats.
For over 80 years, Initiatives of Change’s work of inspiring people to make a difference, has led to some remarkable initiatives in trustbuilding, ethical leadership and sustainable living. In 2012, these became official areas of focus.
Last month at Asia Plateau, the Initiatives of Change center in Panchgani, India, Patrick McNamara presented a workshop on dealing with ethical dilemmas as part of the “Heart of Effective Leadership” program for managers of Siemens and Kirloskar corporations.
A remarkable young teacher, Iman, who had met Creators of Peace and Initiatives of Change when living in Canada, is now back at home in Syria. She is determined to gather groups of women together to share the Peace Circle experience. Jean Brown reports.
Conferences can sometime be a lot of hot air with little to show for it, says Rob Lancaster, but something keeps him and many others coming back to the village of Caux, Switzerland, for the annual Caux Conferences.
This year the Nakuru Initiatives of Change team marked the International Peace Day in style. This was the launching of the ‘Peace Bench’. The team, led by Samuel Muiruri, had been working closely with the Peace On Earth Bench Movement led by Brennan Bird from the USA. The movement has been launching similar benches across the world.