The idea of this project sprang up in my mind in 2014. During its evolution and the work that made it grow and held it up as of 2015, it has morphed in different ways to become what it is today. Originally a desire to get away from it all and live a paradigm shift, it soon became a human service project concretising and integrating the multifaceted experience and knowledge gathered throughout my career and my individual journey.
Through meetings, brainstorming sessions, advice and collaborations with various members of my network, it first became a large-scale project requiring a permanent team, active partnerships and significant funding. This phase led me to meet the head of the Unesco program, to receive the congratulations of the Vice-President, the support of the Swiss Unesco National Commission and a proposal for the Unesco patronage. At the same time, despite the enthusiasm generated, funding and concrete partnership engagements did not follow. We are then running 2018. What was actually expected, even if it was not expressed directly in these terms, was the “proof of concept”. In other words, I was to prove on the field the viability and usefulness of the concept before it could find the support it deserves.
At the end of 2018, last morphing – or was it the last morphosis? – at any rate the current and definitive form that will lead to its implementation on the field, on the same basis and with the same purpose, is a pilot project. It will have a more modest scope and outreach and will be implemented mostly with my own resources and finances. Following the original planning document, the scope will be to collect and consolidate the material in view of submitting it to large institutions for its implementation with a larger scope and outreach.
The advantage of the present more modest approach is to be accountable only to oneself and to be able to be attentive to one’s own needs. In 2019, Solidarhumanity becomes this pilot project that will be implemented by the end of September, starting with Africa.
Specifically, various events of my personal life had to happen for the conditions to be met for its implementation in this form: sell real estate, simplify my life, obtain the Swiss nationality and, above all, continue my professional life until retirement. I look forward to seeing the start deadline approaching.