"How does change happen?
This is perhaps one of those eternal questions
that carries both simplicity
and depths of complexity
juxtaposed in a tension
so bright and dark that
emotions explode and identities blur.
Is your belief defined by your role
or is your role defined by your belief?
How does change happen?"
These are the opening lines of a poem by TIG's Executive Director, Jennifer Corriero, written during the COP15 climate negotiations in Copenhagen the year 2010.
“Tomorrow you shall go everywhere to study, to learn a speciality, and to get to know the world. Workers, working people will have an equal share in these study missions. You shall go everywhere, to all the parts of the world. These contacts with the outside world, this direct confrontation with the reality of life will make you experienced people, whom the free and independent Congo needs today,” Patrice Lumumba – First elected Congolese Prime Minister Address to Congolese Youth August, 1960.