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Irna Yugaswatie, President of IofC Indonesia

Irna Yugaswatie, President of IofC Indonesia, shares her thoughts on trustbuidling and outreach to youth!

Marie-Hélène de Cherisey

Jaella Brockman and Tracie Mooneyham talk to the president of Initiatives et Changement France (IofC France), Marie-Hélène de Cherisey, and its Déléguée Générale, Claire Tamano. In 2004 Marie-Hélène and her husband and five children travelled around the world, visiting and filming social entrepreneurs.


During 19-23 March 2016, Lviv saw the 3rd part of the History Begins in the Family international youth project. Halyna Stasevych (Bunio), project coordinator on behalf of the Ukrainian Action: Healing the Past programme, tells about a new format used to introduce the project participants to the history of Lviv city during World War II, new both within the project and the programme.


Monday September 21st is the United Nations International Day of Peace, when individuals, communities, nations and governments are invited to highlight efforts to end conflict and promote a culture of peace. Initiatives of Change sees many signs of hope – including, at the recent Caux Forum for Human Security, a gathering of Indians and Pakistanis working to build bridges of trust in their region. Among them was Salman Ahmad, rock star, medical doctor and ambassador extraordinaire for peace, who has touched millions of lives.

Vasu Vaitla

IofC's long engagement with the UN entered a new phase in the 1990s with the opening of an office adjacent to the UN headquarters. Vasu Vaitla took up responsibilities for this office in July 2002, serving until 2005. Will Jenkins asked Vasu to share his vision for change.

Hugh Nowell

Hugh Nowell has made a vocation of rising to the unexpected, as Paul Williams and Mary Lean discovered.