Good governance at every level by developing a leadership culture based on moral integrity, compassion and selfless service
Ethical Leadership
Good governance at every level by developing a leadership culture based on moral integrity, compassion and selfless service
Monday, 25 February, 2013

At the beginning of January, Initiatives of Change (IofC) Kenya officially launched its Clean Elections Campaign, as political storms took centre stage across the country. With the elections taking place on 4 March, many people’s focus is to ensure that the general elections are held free and fair and that by every means possible to advocate for violence-free elections.

Wednesday, 20 February, 2013
Dr Riek Machar Teny speaking in Waljak

A one day journey into Jonglei State last Sunday indicated what a daunting challenge reconciliation in South Sudan will be. Nyok Gor and Mike Brown from Australia were invited to join the Vice President, Dr Riek Machar Teny, and others including the Minister of Justice and senior figures from the area, to make a flying visit to a hotspot of conflict where 108 died on 8 February.

Thursday, 14 February, 2013
Nyok and Catherine

The first four from the international team for the South Sudan Journey of Healing for National Reconciliation have now safely arrived in South Sudan. Kathyrn Gor has sent this update.

Thursday, 17 January, 2013
Back row l – r: Victor Gotevbe, Nigeria; Anthony Duigan; Paul Craig, Scotland
Middle row l – r: Helen Duigan, Mediatrix Masava, Kenya; Roy Ncube, Zimbabwe; Helene Lambrecht; Miriam Makali, Kenya; Estelle Lepan Mbida, South Africa; Tankiso Thobega, Botswana; Pierre Mbida, Cameroon 
Seated l – r: Sam Muir

The Workshop for Africa (WfA) programme kicks off this week with eight of the 12 participants who have been accepted. Four are still in the process of getting their visas. The group comes from Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, South Sudan, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Friday, 11 January, 2013
Ambassador Mohamed Sharif Mohamud

Ambassador Mohamed Sharif Mohamud, former ambassador of Somalia and the Arab League, has been appointed as the Permanent Secretary of the Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Sharif is the Vice Chair of the Somali Initiative for Dialogue and Democracy (SIDD), a partner of Initiatives of Change UK, which is committed to bringing trust-building, healing and reconciliation in Somalia.

Wednesday, 09 January, 2013
Fauzia Yusuf Haji Adan, the new Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Somalia meets with SIDD and IofC UK representatives

'We need to create trust, unity and integrity. These efforts must go hand in hand with our development objectives to eradicate poverty. Here, the role of women is vital', said Fauzia Yusuf Haji Adan, the new Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Somalia, at the UK centre for Initiatives of Change in London on 3 January.

Tuesday, 08 January, 2013
Genevieve  Boast

Genevieve Boast shares what she has learned about the true meaning of ‘real love’. Early on in her career she was faced with a decision whether she was able to love herself enough to keep her integrity as a leader.

Monday, 17 December, 2012
The Chaplain to the Kenya Defence Forces, Rt Revd Bishop Alfred Rotich, and Pastor James Wuye interact in group discussion.

The Chaplain to the Kenya Defence Forces, the Rt Rev Bishop Alfred Rotich, gave his advice and blessing to participants at a workshop for peace practitioners in Nakuru, Kenya. Addressing the final meeting on 23 November, he said, ‘I can see and I can feel, from your expressions and the way you are with one another, that you practise peace.’

Monday, 10 December, 2012
Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye, IofC’s liaison for the project, speaking to the Governors

The first comprehensive national reconciliation conference ‘to try and heal the mental wounds’ in the world’s newest nation after 40 years of war has been officially announced by South Sudan’s Vice-President, Dr Riek Machar Teny.

Saturday, 17 November, 2012
Audience discussion

Social enterprises, while just emerging, are the way of the future. This was the view of three panellists at a Greencoat Forum in the London centre of Initiatives of Change on 6 November.