Over 30 million people worldwide are in need of prosthetics but have no access to them—a statistic that shocked the Caux audience. Merel Rumping from The Netherlands explained the concept of LegBank, whose mission is to ‘increase access to affordable, qualitative prostheses for low-income amputees in upcoming economies’.
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'.
The widespread use of endocrine disrupting chemicals in everyday products is not without risk. Hormone-related diseases increase. What actions can we take as consumers and professionals? This was a theme of discussion during several meetings organised by Initiatives of Change Netherlands.
Behind our salads and cheap painkillers, our sunscreen and microwaved pasta, hides a whole range of moral challenges. Professionals and consumers discussed these challenges in the week leading up to World Food Day on 16 October, during a series of activities organised by Initiatives of Change Netherlands.