by Talia Smith, Alena Vasilyeva and Manon Michelle Monhemius
As Talia Smith, Trustbuilding Program Manager, puts it, “from a trustbuilding and peacebuilding perspective, the last year was a leap backwards in the progress of global peace.”
Despite this sad constatation and although the circumstances have been challenging this last year, it has been a successful year for the Trustbuilding Program. We took on four additional teams, getting to a total of eleven teams, with another team soon to be added. The highlight was being awarded the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and BMW’s highly competitive Intercultural Innovation Award.