Talia Smith, representing Initiatives of Change UK and South Africa, was interviewed for 20 minutes by TV programme host Mike Ji, in his regular 'State of Society/My Story' series on the Kenyan TV station Xperience Media, broadcast on 15 May.
The Malaga Charter to promote sustainable development and social justice, which Initiatives of Change helped to draft, was launched at the New Economy and Social Innovation (NESI) Forum in Malaga, Spain, on 20 April. Initiatives of Change's TIGE programme (Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy) was one of the partners in launching the charter at the four-day event.
Moral Rearmament was registered in Tanzania in 1995 having been active for years prior to that. Yet for a number of years since, it has been largely quiet. On 25 - 27 April, Initiatives of Change (IofC) facilitators from Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa/UK delivered training in Dodoma, Tanzania to renew the energy and commitment of the existing IofC team and introduce IofC to new members.
Two young Dutch Muslims cycled all the way from the Netherlands to Mecca on a wooden bike, to raise awareness about sustainability within Islam. It was the result of a close friendship that started six years before at the international conference centre of Initiatives of Change in Caux. ‘With our trip we hope to inspire young Muslims in a practical and personal way.
On 2 April 2015, gunmen stormed Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya, killing 148 people and injuring 79. Two years later, Garissa University College is turning into a post- terror-attack success story.
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.