Michel Baumann: The Meal, a Path to Collective Intelligence @ #SIGEF2014

Beyond its social and biblical connotations, The Meal is a glocal manifestation initiated by Michel Baumann which aims to support local farmers and produce while raising funds for social projects around the world.

Each of the participants pays a symbolic  fee (20 CHF) to participate in this social reunion. Afterwards, funds are dedicated to support specific local (80% of funds) and global (20%) projects chosen by a committee. Currently, The Meal is organized in various cities and across 4 continents which explains the “glocal” dimension of this gathering.

About Michel Baumann: Michel Baumann, a musician, is passionate about sciences, digital technologies, and human relations. As Secretary-General of the International Society for Human Rights, he represents the organisation at the UN in Geneva. Also an event manager, he founded an international movement that aims to gather people simultaneously in different places of the world in order for them to share a lunch together. The event is called The Meal and it aims to support farmers, autonomous food chains, and the right of local populations to have access to their natural resources. The goal is to contribute to the emergence of collective awareness on global governance in respect of human rights.

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