Alain Ruche

Alain Ruche

A Belgian citizen and now a retired EU senior official, he began his career with the UN and the World Bank, then worked for nearly three decades at the EU External Service, with assignments in four continents. In recent years Alain has focused on complexity and how to look at things from another angle, including the role of artists for social change. A fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar, a member of the Club of Rome (EU Chapter), a Global Ambassador of Kosmos Journal, and a TEDx speaker. He is also a long standing practitioner of collective intelligence techniques.

Wisdom from the Flood

Essay

People walked everywhere in water. We arrived at our destination, a small village where people lived in total inactivity caused by the flood waters. As the guest of honour I was offered a chair and invited to sit with my feet literally under 30 cm of water.