Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace

Restaurando las tierras degradadas; restaurando la paz.

Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace

Restoring land, Transforming lives

Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace

09 January, 2020

The international community needs to understand that instead of fighting each other, we have one common mission: stop climate change.

27 April, 2017

In the context of a drought that has put three million people in need of emergency food aid and killed millions of livestock, the second annual ‘International Dialogue on Land and Human Security in Kenya’ was held in an effort to mitigate conflict and reverse environmental degradation in the region.

A meeting of people in Baringo County, Kenya, displaced from their homes and grazing land by armed cattle raids.
13 October, 2016

A key tenet of Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace' (ILLP) is that care of the land and building peace are mutually enhancing. Dr Dennis Garrity, UN Drylands Ambassador and Chair of the Evergreen Agriculture Partnership, and Dr Alan Channer of ILLP, articulate this vision in a new, two minute video entitled 'Restoring Land, Lives and Peace'.

Cattle and goats (Photo: Mary Winstanley Channer)
24 March, 2016

Humanity faces three enormous, inter-related challenges in the 21st century: mitigating the impact of climate change, feeding the world’s population and preserving the integrity of the planet’s ecosystems. These challenges are felt acutely in semi-arid Africa. In the search for solutions, the County Governments of Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet in Kenya have invited the IofC programme 'Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace' to partner with them in the organization of a 'Dialogue on Land and Security'.

United Nations Flags
29 October, 2015

Rainer Gude, Chargé de Mission of IofC for International Geneva recently spoke (remotely) at a Yale University Graduate level class entitled, 'Sustainable Development Goals & Implementation'.

2014 Caux Dialogue on Land and Security report cover
11 March, 2015

The report of the 2014 Caux Dialogue on Land and Security is just out. It was an extraordinary Caux event, with the heads of two UN Agencies, 40 NGOs, the launch of a new film, and much more. The Caux Dialogue is building up a reputation as an incubator of new ideas and partnerships and as a place where individuals can find insights into their own calling.

Cattle of the Ilchamus community near Lake Baringo
04 December, 2014

Martin Frick, Chair of Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace, was recently invited to do a blog about land restoration and Caux for the Virgin Unite website. He states that 'The key to solving four of the most important crises facing us lies beneath our feet.'

Tackling cattle-rustling in Samburu
17 April, 2014

The work of 'Initiatives for Land, Lives, Peace' in Kenya was highlighted in the quarterly Newsletter of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

05 December, 2013

The Initiatives for Land, Lives & Peace 2013 Caux Dialogue on Land and Security Report is out!

29 July, 2013

World peace. The expressed wish of everyone from small children to beauty pageant contestants to world leaders, the desire has become a truism. It is a goal made safe from disappointment by being unattainable. Or is it? Rachel Kohn wrote this article about the recent Caux Dialogue on Land and Security for Culture-ist.