Trustbuilding: A forgotten factor in today’s divided world?
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The Caux Forum Opening Ceremony 2019 is an event open to all and free of charge, kicking off the summer season and offering a preview of the upcoming conferences and programmes as well as a chance to discover the Caux Palace and its rich history.
Trustbuilding as a soft skill is often overlooked, but a determining factor for human relationships on the personal and professional level and for successful humanitarian, peace and development work. But what does it take to build trust? Join us for an exceptional afternoon to experience success stories from all over the world and across generations in an innovative and entertaining format.
Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful Caux Palace, be inspired by music, and connect with an amazing diversity of people while having refreshments on the terrace with a magnificent view on Lake Geneva and the Alps.
Make this a family outing and come with your children! They'll enjoy some tailored activities.
When: 26 June 2019
Where: Caux Conference and Seminar Centre, Caux, Switzerland
Wednesday, 26 June
Optional paying lunch (CHF 20.- for adults, 10.- for children 6-12, free for children under 6)
Arrivals and Welcome Drinks
Storysharing and music by concert pianist Oana Dinea.
Welcome remarks by Laurent Wehrli, Mayor of Montreux.
- Christine Beerli, President of Initiatives of Change Switzerland
- Stéphane Rey, Deputy Head, Human Security Division, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affaires (FDFA)
- Hajer Sharief, Co-founder of Together We Build It and Young Leader of the Kofi Annan Foundations’ Extremely Together Initiative
Stories from young peacebuilders from across the world who are participating in the Caux Peace and Leadership Programme and the Caux Scholars Program, in an interactive human library format:
- Mark Amaza, Nigeria - Youth Activist / Social and political commentator / Freelance writer
- Nora Abdalaal, Canada - Student and Human Rights Advocate
- Sintija Bernava, Latvia - Chairwoman of the Board of Non Governmental Organisation ''Donum Animus''
- Tinotenda Mhungu, Zimbabwe - Social and Economic Justice Activist
Intergenerational guided tour through the Caux Palace and its history and future
Departures and farewell drinks
Optional paying dinner (CHF 20.- for adults, 10.- for children 6-12, free for children under 6)
Please note that this programme is subject to change