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Nepal Dialogue 2018

While attending the Caux Scholars Program-Asia Plateau in Panchgani, India, Keshab Dahal felt a strong conviction to commit volunteer time to the Initiatives of Change India Outreach Team and to spearhead an Initiatives of Change peacebuilding dialogue in Nepal--the first of its kind. After months of planning and promotion, the four-day dialogue was held at Dhulikhel, Nepal in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Geneva Peace Talks 2018, UN

The 6th edition of the Geneva Peace Talks, on 21 September 2018, had the theme of ‘Peace beyond Borders’. In previous years, Initiatives of Change has provided speakers, but this year it was asked to co-moderate the event. Initiatives of Change (IofC) has built up a bit of a reputation in international Geneva for doing events differently by focusing more on personal stories and offering opportunities for interpersonal connection and even (crazy as it may sound) silence.


Creators of Peace facilitators from Australia ran two Peace Circles and delivered five days of facilitation training in Bougainville in May, in preparation for a referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea in 2019.

Kofi Annan, Mohamed Sahnoun, Cornelio Sommaruga

Cornelio Sommaruga, Honorary President of Initiatives of Change International writes about his old friend Mohamed Sahnoun.


Cleo Mohlaodi, National Coordinator, Initiatives of Change South Africa, reports on a Creators of Peace collaboration with the City of Johannesburg that has given hope to hundreds.

Mohamed Sahnoun

It is with immense sadness that we announce that Ambassador Mohamed Sahnoun, former President of Initiatives of Change International, died on 20 September 2018.