Caux Dialogue on Land and Security 2018
Landscapes of Peace: land restoration for conflict resolution
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Peace, development and environmental sustainability are usually promoted separately. However, they can often only be achieved together. The Caux Dialogue for Land and Security 2018 aims to deepen understanding of the links between land degradation and human security and to build the trust needed for effective ‘land-peace’ partnerships on the ground.
How can we deepen the links between land restoration and peacebuilding for human security and flourishing eco-systems?
This event is for land restoration experts and practitioners, emerging leaders and young entrepreneurs, policy-makers and decision-makers concerned with environment and conflict, experts and researchers in security studies, activists and community organizers who want to find solutions to land issues around the world.
This event seeks to:
- bring stakeholders together in an atmosphere of mutual trust to facilitate partnerships for land restoration
- advocate policies and practices which favour peace and land restoration, and draw on Initiatives of Change’s long experience in trust-building and reconciliation
- promote changes in human relationships and attitudes as a key condition for both peace and land restoration
- Land restoration
- Trust, peacebuilding and security
- Investment and business initiatives
- Policy and governance
- Community initiatives and collaborations
Organized in collaboration with:
- The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
- Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace
- CAUX-Initiatives of Change Foundation
Pinaki Dasgupta (India) - Country Director India, GreenFaith
Ash Domah (United Kingdom) - Founder of The SDGs Company
Tom Duncan (USA) - Managing Partner, RegenInvestment.com / Multicapital.io / LiquidToken.net
Jin In (USA) - Founder of 4GIrls GLocal Leadership
Seth Itzkan - Co-founder and Co-director of Soil4Climate Inc, Co-director of the Maasai Lands Restoration Project
Ruchi Jain (India) - CEO and Founder of Taru Naturals
Dennis J. Kucinich (USA) - US Congressman
Dr. Elizabeth Kucinich (USA) - Independant consultant
Alan Laubsch (USA) - Entrepreneur
Denise Lievesley - Principal of Greem Templeton College
Yevgeniia Kubela (Ukraine) - Head of Garden-City NGO
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Monga (India) - Deputy Executive Secretary at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Sai Kishore Nellore (India) - Executive Director VEDA Climate Change Solutions India
Yuliia Ovchynnykova (Ukraine) - Dean of the Faculty of Biology at Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University
Carl Pendragon (USA) - Inventor, Philosopher, Entrepreneur / Skymining
David Sabo (United Kingdom) - Entrepreneur
Dalmas Tiampati (Kenya) - Founder and Executive Director Maasai Centre for Regenerative Pastoralism (MCRP)
Nathalie Topa - Regional Resilience and Livelihoods Coordinator for East Africa and Yemen for the Danish Refugee Council
Tony Tiyou (United Kingdom) - Director and Founder of Renewables in Africa, Director of Reach Society
Geza Toth - Global Operating Supply - Sustainability at Ferrero
Patrick Worms - Molecular Geneticist, Senior Science Policy Advisor World Agroforestry Centre
Lisa Yasko (Ukraine) - Founder of Yellow Blue Strategy
Dr Visier Sanyü often sleeps in his tree house. It’s a feature of the 12-acre Healing Garden which he created in Medziphema, Northeast India. Sanyü, a retired professor of history and archaeology, lik...
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Dr Alan Channer, who has been one of the organizers of the Caux Dialogues on Land and Security since their inception, was a runner-up for this year's Bremen International Peace Prize....
Bo Sprotte Kafod volunteered to help organize the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security (CDLS) in 2019, after meeting former CDLS participants at the UN climate change conference (UNFCCC COP24) in Katowi...
One-man film crew, Oliver Gardiner, travels to remote regions around the world to tell stories of how people have addressed complex issues through food, farming and land use....
Webmarketing consultant and social entrepreneur Nhat Vhuong is passionate about tackling water scarcity. A Vietnamese refugee, who grew up in Switzerland, he worked in Japan for eight years before ret...
Tom Duncan is CEO of Earthbanc and passionate about problem solving and strategic systems thinking, primarily in regenerative economics, green finance and financial technology, as a means of restoring...
Some billion people rely on water sourced in the hills of Meghalaya, in North East India. One of those responsible for water conservation in the State, Aibanshngain Swer, took part in the Summer Acade...
Chau Tang Duncan is applying over 20 years’ experience in banking, trade and commercial diplomacy to improving the financial access of disadvantaged communities. ...
‘Our goal in Meghalaya is to build a low-carbon economy through complete involvement and ownership of communities,’ Conrad Sangma, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, told the opening session of the Caux...
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The inaugural Summer Academy brought together 18 participants from Afghanistan/Denmark, Bhutan, Germany, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Nigeria/UK, Philippines, Portugal, Somalia/UK, Spain/Switzerland, Swed...
The Grampari association was presented on Thursday 27 June 2019 during the first plenary session of the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security. Deepak Jadav who has been working with the association since...
June 2019. It’s the fourth time that Lisa Yelyzaveta Yasko has participated in the Caux Forum. Before joining the organising team for the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security in 2018, Lisa took part in ...
Since 2013, activists, experts, farmers and leaders have come together at the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security to explore the potential of land restoration in peacebuilding. This year, from 27 to 30...