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A SPECIAL ONE-DAY EVENT AT THE INITIATIVES OF CHANGE CONFERENCE CENTRE IN CAUX, SWITZERLAND.
Land restoration is a potent way to fight poverty and climate change, while enhancing food security and reducing conflict over resources. What could inspire people, industries and governments to give sustainable land management the attention it deserves?
Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), will lead this day at the Caux Forum to:
The day is co-organized by the UNCCD and the Restoring Earth’s Degraded Land initiative of IofC International.
Elizabeth Thompson, Barbados, Executive Coordinator, UNCSD Rio+20
Thomas Hirsch, Germany, Development Policy Officer, Bread for the World
Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye, Nigeria, Interfaith Mediation Centre, Kaduna; awarded Fondation Chirac Prize for Conflict Prevention
Bedan Mbugua, Kenya, Director of Regional Media Development, Royal Media Services
Hanspeter Liniger, Switzerland, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Berne; Programme Coordinator, WOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies)
John D Liu, USA, Film-maker and Founder, Environmental Education Media Project Gina Torry, USA, UN Secretariat New York, specialising in gender and peacemaking
COST: Day visitors (includes coffee, lunch and afternoon tea):
• Per person: CHF 20.–
CONTACT: Mr. Rainer Gude
Chargé de Mission, IofC International, Geneva Office
email@example.com Tel: +41 22 749 1624
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.'