CAUX DEMOCRACY FORUM 2024 - PROGRAMME

 

Welcome at the Caux Democracy Forum in Caux (15 - 19 July 2024). 

Please note that the announced times are based on CEST time and that this programme might be subject to change.

You can find detailed information on the event and our speakers & artists here:

Opening Ceremony Caux Democracy Forum - 15 July 2024, 16:00 CEST

Full-residential Caux Democracy Forum - 15 - 19 July 2024

Download the programme (overview)

 

programme

Monday, 15 July

16:00 - 17:30
Caux Palace Main Hall
OPENING CEREMONY: Revitalising democracy - towards inclusive and peaceful societies across Europe and the world 

 

In collaboration with the Geneva Diplomatic Club, the opening ceremony of the Caux Democracy Forum will take place at the Caux Palace on 15 July at 16:00 CEST, followed by a reception and concert organised with the support of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation.

If you're not planning to attend the entire four-day residential forum, you can still register for the opening ceremony. To secure your place, we kindly ask you to fill out the online registration form.

  • Cost for Day Guests: CHF 70.-/person (including reception & concert). Please note that If you have registered for the full-residential forum (15 - 19 July) the Opening Ceremony is included in your package and that you don't have to register separately.

 

Programme

 

MUSIC 

  • Jean-Marc Vignoli, Violonist

 

WELCOME BY THE MASTER OF CEREMONY 

  • Ignacio Packer, Executive Director Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

 

WELCOME ADDRESS

  • Jacqueline Coté, President Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation
  • Raymond Loretan, Chairman Geneva Diplomatic Club

 

A WELCOME FROM SWITZERLAND

Ambassador Thomas Guerber, Deputy State Secretary, Head of UN Division

 

MUSIC 

  • Jean-Marc Vignoli, Violonist

 

KEYNOTE

  • Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

MUSIC 

 

MUSIC 

  • Jean-Marc Vignoli, Violonist

 

KEYNOTE

  • Ambassador Andrius Krivas, Chair of the Committee of Ministers’ Deputies, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the Council of Europe

 

MUSIC 

  • Jean-Marc Vignoli, Violonist

 

LIVING LIBRARY: VOICES OF THE MAP 

Three youth from three continents sharing testimonies of their day-to-day life and what democracy means for them

  • Maruee Pahuja (India), Expressive Arts Therapy Facilitator & Strategist, Visual Artist & Eye-care Practitioner
  • Jonas Truneh (UK), Project Development Officer at Triangle
  • Sidra Raslan (Syria), Logistics and Outreach Lead Creative Leadership

 

MUSIC 

  • Jean-Marc Vignoli, Violonist

 

REFLECTIONS 

  • Prof. Rajmohan Gandhi, Historian, Biographer and former Member of India’s Parliament  

 

WHAT'S NEXT IN CAUX? 

  • Sarah Noble, Head of Global Engagement, Caux Initiatives of Change

 

MUSIC 

  • Jean-Marc Vignoli, Violonist

 

More information on our speakers and artists

REGISTER AS A DAY GUEST (CHF 70.-)

17:30 - 18:00
REFRESHMENTS

16:00 - 13:00 (27 July)
Main Hall
EXPOSITION "About Democracy..." - Political Cartoons by Patrick Chappatte

18:00 - 18:45
Caux Palace Theatre
FOLK-POP CONCERT by NOLA KIN

With the support of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation

 

19:00 - 20:00
RECEPTION: Buffet-style dinner

20:00 - 21:30
SUNSET NETWORKING & HISTORICAL GUIDED TOURS

 

  • Between 20:00 and 22:00: SUNSET NETWORKING (Sunset at 21:20). 
  • Between 20:00 - 21:15: Possibility for HISTORICAL GUIDED TOURS of the Caux Palace (mainly for guests of the Diplomatic Club)

Tuesday, 16 July

7:00 - 7:15
Promenade
GREETING THE DAY CEREMONY

With:

  • LEWIS CARDINAL, Leader of the Global Indigenous Dialogue

7:30 - 8:00
Main Hall
A MOMENT OF QUIET REFLECTION

With:

JEAN-MARC VIGNOLI, violin

8:00 - 9:00
Dining Room
BREAKFAST

9:15 - 10:30
Main Hall
PLENARY: HEALING THE WOUNDS OF THE PAST - FORGIVENESS & RESTITUTION

Hosts:

 

  • PETER RIDDELL, Convenor, Agenda for Reconciliation, Initiatives of Change UK
  • AMINA DIKEDI-AJAKAIYE, Creators of Peace
  • DAYA BHAGWANDAS, Social Entrepreneur, Neuro Educator and Yoga Master

 

 

Speakers:

 

  • NADA AL NASHIF, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • ASSAAD CHAFTARI, Founder of Fighters for Peace
  • PETER SHAMBROOK, Independant Scholar & Historical Consultant, Balfour Project
  • ANGELA STARAVOYTOV, Peacebuilder & Facilitator, Foundations for Freedom, Ukraine
  • REV DR. JAMES MOVEL WUYE, Pentecoastal Pastor and Co-Executive Director of the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna, Nigeria
  • IMAM DR. MUHAMMAD NURAYN ASHAFA, Co-Executive Director of the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna, Nigeria
  • MUNA ISMAIL, Programme Manager Refugees as Re-Builders™, IofC UK
  • AMINA DIKEDI-AJAKAIYE, Creators of Peace

 

10:30 - 11:00
BREAK

11:00 - 12:15
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)
COMMUNITY GROUPS

12:30 - 13:30
Dining Room
LUNCH

13:30 - 14:30
FREE TIME

14:30 - 16:00
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)
WORKSHOPS

 

Workstream 1: Healing the Wounds of the Past - Forgiveness & Restitution

SESSION 1 - PART 1

With:

  • ASSAAD CHAFTARI, Founder of Fighters for Peace (Lebanon)
  • DR. PETER SHAMBROOK, Independant Scholar & Historical Consultant, Balfour Project (UK)

 

Workstream 2: People-centred Economics: Creating common wealth

With:

  • MARK GOYDER, Founder Director of Tomorrow’s Company (UK)

 

 

Workstream 3: Civil Society fostering Dialogue: From Polarization to Participation, A Guide to Action

Exploring cornerstones and values for progress while avoiding double standards (Part 1)

With:

  • PARTICIPANTS
  • CHRISTOPH SPRENG, Advisor to the Standing Comittee CINGO
  • DR LAURIE JOHNSTON, Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College, Boston/USA

16:00 - 17/00
Terrace
TEA AND COFFEE BREAK

17:00 - 18:30
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)
WORKSHOPS

 

Workstream 1: Healing the Wounds of the Past - Forgiveness & Restitution

SESSION 1 - PART 2:

Interactive breakout rooms, getting to know each other and sharing discoveries

 

Workstream 2: People-centred Economics: Developing a media of integrity

With:

  • RICHARD WERLY, Journalist (Switzerland)

 

Workstream 2: Civil Society fostering Dialogue: From Polarization to Participation, A Guide to Action

Exploring cornerstones and values for progress while avoiding double standards (Part 2)

With:

  • PARTICIPANTS
  • CHRISTOPH SPRENG, Advisor to the Standing Comittee CINGO
  • DR LAURIE JOHNSTON, Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College, Boston/USA

18:30 - 19:30
Dining Room
EVENING MEAL

20:00 - 21:30
Main Hall
FILM NIGHT followed by a discussion with the protagonists and the director

Wednesday, 17 July

7:00 - 7:15
Promenade
GREETING THE DAY CEREMONY

With:

  • LEWIS CARDINAL, Leader of the Global Indigenous Dialogue

7:30 - 8:00
Main Hall
A MOMENT OF QUIET REFLECTION

8:00 - 9:00
Dining Room
BREAKFAST

9:15 - 10:30
Main Hall
PLENARY: REVITALISING DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS

The struggle for democracy and human rights demands courage and commitment. We will hear from people active in this struggle.  It will offer all a chance to understand the challenge and to discover how each of us can contribute.

 

Speakers

 

  • SENATOR BOGDAN KLICH, Chair, Senate Committee for Foreign and European Union Affairs, Poland

 

 

Hosts: 

 

  • JOHN BOND, Journalist & Author, Initiatives of Change
  • SARAH NOBLE, Head of Global Engagement, Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

 

10:30 - 11:00
BREAK

11:00 - 12:15
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)
COMMUNITY GROUPS

12:30 - 13:30
Dining Room
LUNCH

13:30 - 14:30
FREE TIME

14:30 - 16:00
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)
WORKSHOPS

 

Workstream 1: Healing the Wounds of the Past - Forgiveness & Restitution

SESSION 2 - PART 1

With:

  • JO BERRY, Founder of Building Bridges for Peace and Public Speaker
  • DR PATRICK MAGEE, Author and Public Speaker

 

Workstream 2: People-centred Economics: Defeating Corruption

With:

  • FARAI MAGUWU, Executive Director, Centre for Natural Resource Governance, Zimbabwe

 

Workstream 3: Civil Society fostering Dialogue: From Polarization to Participation, A Guide to Action

Unpacking the methodology of INGO Dialogues, harmonizing the inner and outer development (Part 1)

With:

  • PARTICIPATION
  • CHRISTOPH SPRENG, Advisor to the Standing Comittee CINGO
  • DR LAURIE JOHNSTON, Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College, Boston/USA

16:00 - 17:00
Terrace
TEA & COFFEE BREAK

17:00 - 18:30
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)
WORKSHOPS

 

Workstream 1: Healing the Wounds of the Past - Forgiveness & Restitution

SESSION 2 - PART 2

Interactive breakout rooms, getting to know each other and sharing discoveries

 

Workstream 2: People-centred Economics: Refugees for global solution: rebuilding communities and country of origin

With:

  • DR MUNA ISMAIL, Programme Manager Refugees as Re-Builders™, IofC UK
  • ALHAMISS DICKO, President GEN-émergent, Mauritania

 

Workstream 3: Civil Society fostering Dialogue: From Polarization to Participation, A Guide to Action

Unpacking the methodology of INGO Dialogues, harmonizing the inner and outer development (Part 2)

With:

  • PARTICIPANTS
  • CHRISTOPH SPRENG, Advisor to the Standing Comittee CINGO
  • DR LAURIE JOHNSTON, Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College, Boston/USA

18:30 - 19:30
Dining Room
EVENING MEAL

20:30 - 21:30
Main Hall
CAUX CANDLELIGHT CONVERSATIONS

20:00 - 20:30
Main Hall
VIOLIN CONCERT

With:

HYONG JOON WON (South Korea), Artistic Director, Lindenbaum Festival Orchestra

Thursday, 18 July

7:00 - 7:15
Promenade
GREETING THE DAY CEREMONY

With:

  • LEWIS CARDINAL, Leader of the Global Indigenous Dialogue

7:30 - 8:00
Main Hall
A MOMENT OF QUIET REFLECTION

8:00 - 9:00
Dining Room
BREAKFAST

9:15 - 10:30
Main Hall
PLENARY: FROM POLARIZATION TO PARTICIPATION

 

Hosts: 

 

  • IGNACIO PACKER, Executive Director, Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation
  • SARAH NOBLE, Head of Global Engagement, Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

 

 

10:30 - 11:00
BREAK

11:00 - 12:15
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)
COMMUNITY GROUPS

12:30 - 13:30
Dining Room
LUNCH

13:30 - 14:30
FREE TIME

14:30 - 16:00
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)
WORKSHOPS

 

Healing the Wounds of the Past - Forgiveness & Restitution

SESSION 3 - PART 1

With:

  • REV DR. JAMES MOVEL WUYE, Pentecoastal Pastor and Co-Executive Director of the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna, Nigeria
  • IMAM DR. MUHAMMAD NURAYN ASHAFA, Co-Executive Director of the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna, Nigeria

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Workstream 2: People-centred Economics: Defending democracies under attack

With:

  • ANGELA STARAVOYTOVA and colleagues from Ukraine

 

Workstream 3: Civil Society fostering Dialogue: From Polarization to Participation, A Guide to Action

Identifying your own course of action, recognizing that words and deeds matter (Part 1)

With:

  • PARTICIPANTS
  • CHRISTOPH SPRENG, Advisor to the Standing Comittee CINGO
  • DR LAURIE JOHNSTON, Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College, Boston/USA

16:00 - 17:00
Terrace
TEA & COFFEE BREAK

17:00 - 18:30
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)
WORKSHOPS

 

Workstream 1: Healing the Wounds of the Past - Forgiveness & Restitution

SESSION 3 - PART 2

Interactive breakout rooms, getting to know each other and sharing discoveries

 

People-centred Economics: A climate-change economy

With:

  • SIDRA RASLAN, Creative Leadership & HP Partner Sustainability Programme

 

Workstream 3: Civil Society fostering Dialogue: From Polarization to Participation, A Guide to Action

Identifying your own course of action, recognizing that words and deeds matter (Part 2)

With:

  • PARTICIPANTS
  • CHRISTOPH SPRENG, Advisor to the Standing Comittee CINGO
  • DR LAURIE JOHNSTON, Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College, Boston/USA

18:30 - 19:30
Dining Room
EVENING MEAL

20:00 - 21:30
Main Hall
CAUX TALENT NIGHT

Friday, 19 July

7:00 - 7:15
Promenade
GREETING THE DAY CEREMONY

With:

  • LEWIS CARDINAL, Leader of the Global Indigenous Dialogue

7:30 - 8:00
Main Hall
A MOMENT OF QUIET REFLECTION

8:00 - 9:00
Dining Room
BREAKFAST

Before 10:00 -
CHECK-OUT AT RECEPTION

On the day of departure, the forum will end after lunch. For organisational reasons and to prepare our spaces for other events, we kindly request all participants to check out of their rooms by 10:00 CEST on the day of departure and to leave the site by 14:00 CEST.

Please note that a luggage room will be at your disposal until your departure after lunch.

9:15 - 10:30
Rooms to be announced
COMMUNITY GROUPS

10:30 - 11:00
BREAK

11:00 - 12:15
Main Hall
CLOSING CEREMONY

12:30 - 13:30
Dining Room
LUNCH

From 13:30 - 14:00
DEPARTURE

On the day of departure, the forum will end after lunch. For organisational reasons and to prepare the Caux Palace for the following event, we kindly request all participants to check out of their rooms by 10:00 CEST on the day of departure and to leave the site by 14:00 CEST.

Please note that a luggage room will be at your disposal until your departure after lunch.