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The GHfP Institute collaborates with a wide range of institutions, organisations and communities. In particular, the Institute has benefited from long-term commitment of partners which has enabled us to support meaningful processes and practices towards positive change at local, and global levels.

The Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace is a committed partner of the Institute. The Foundation was established in 1995 by Simon Xavier Guerrand-Hermès, a board member of Hermès International, and by Sharif Istvan Horthy, the grandson of Admiral Horthy (Regent of Hungary 1920-1944). The founders believe that effecting enduring positive change and transformation in the world starts from a deeper connection with humanity’s inner life and spirituality. The Foundation has dedicated to understanding what constitutes peacefulness, and how to instil systemic conditions for positive peace and global flourishing. In 2018, the Foundation and the UNESCO Slave Route Project co-developed the Collective Healing Initiative. In 2021, the Foundation and the UWTSD co-created the GHfP Institute to carry out the project, programme, research, and other related activities.


Since its launch in 1994, the UNESCO Slave Route Project has contributed to the production of innovative knowledge, the development of high-level scientific networks and the support of memory initiatives on the theme of slavery, its abolition and the resistance it generated. At the international level, the project has thus played a major role in “breaking” the silence surrounding the history of slavery and placing this tragedy that has shaped the modern world in the universal memory. The UNESCO Slave Route Project co-developed the Collective Healing Initiative with the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace in 2018.


The Fetzer Institute is a US philanthropic organisation that is dedicated to the possibility of a loving world: a world where we understand we are all part of one human family and know our lives have purpose. In the world we seek, everyone is committed to courageous compassion and bold love—powerful forces for good in the face of fear, anger, division, and despair. Inspired by its founder John E. Fetzer, the Institute encourages each other to discover new ways of knowing our sacred world and explore our personal spiritual journeys as we work toward transformed communities and societies in which all people can flourish. Fetzer Institute supports our collective healing initiative.


AfroSpectives is a Global Africa Initiative that aims to rethink African presence and contribution to humanity. As a think-tank, it intends to mobilise continental and diasporic intelligence to actively participate in the reflection and action on the important questions of our time. AFROSPECTIVES will contribute to the global effort towards reconceptualisation and paradigms shift through the revaluation and/or reintegration of endogenous concepts that reflect the plurality of worldviews. Intellectual independence, rigorous research approaches and freedom of expression in exchanges characterise its epistemic foundations. This determines that it is an independent think-tank, not affiliated to any political, economic or other interest group or school of thought. AFROSPECTIVES is collaborating with the GHfP Institute on a number of think-tank activities, including the International Symposium on African Endogenous Governance Systems.


Initiatives of Change (IofC) is a world-wide community of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behavior, starting with their own. Initiatives of Change International is a voluntary, donation- and grant-funded nonprofit association of national legal bodies (national teams) and international programmes. We are registered in Caux, Switzerland and we serve as the central hub for a global network of both teams and individuals who are leading community-based initiatives. IofC International supports the GHfP Institute’s collective healing initiative.


The Spirit of Humanity Forum offers a global platform for leaders and change-makers seeking to contribute towards lasting transformation in the world. The Forum is underpinned by core human values such as love, respect, solidarity and compassion and explores ways to integrate these values in our decision-making and relational processes, enabling positive change in organisations, communities and nations. It regards this as part of our ‘duty of care’ for the Earth and for Humanity at large. The Forum is supporting the UNESCO Collective Healing Initiative, especially by providing leadership development opportunities to the UNESCO Academy’s youth fellows.

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