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The Geneva Office of Initiatives of Change International aims to bring the perspectives, knowledge and experiences of the IofC movement to the attention of officials in the UN and related institutions, governments and leaders of civil society and to facilitate interactions and partnerships between them and IofC teams and programs. Its mission is to increase the contribution of Initiatives of Change to building trust across the world’s divides by:
Rainer Gude took on the post of Chargé de Mission and Network Coordinator in January 2012. He now coordinates Initiatives of Change International’s relations with the UN and other International Organizations and embassies in Geneva. He was born in New York of a German mother and a Spanish father. He grew up in the United States but spent much time in Europe as well and speaks English, Spanish, German, Italian, and French. He studied Theology and International Studies at Boston College focusing on ethics and conflict resolution for his undergraduate degree. For his Masters he went to the Graduate Institute of Development and International Studies in Geneva for a degree in International Affairs where he focused on security and conflict management. Click here to contact Rainer
The International Association Secretary is Nathalie Renia. Click here to contact Nathalie
Who we are: Initiatives of Change (IofC) is a world-wide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with their own.
Purpose: We work to inspire, equip and connect people to address world needs, starting with themselves, in the areas of trustbuilding, ethical leadership and sustainable living.
Omnia Marzouk, President, IofC International
'Nothing lasting can be built without a desire by people to live differently and exemplify the changes they want to see in society.'