17-21 July 2018

Landscapes of Peace: land restoration for conflict resolution





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

Topics addressed:

  • Land restoration
  • Trust, peacebuilding and security
  • Investment and business initiatives
  • Policy and governance
  • Community initiatives and collaborations


Organized in collaboration with:





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



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