Why Peter Gabriel Keeps Coming to Davos

Published on 30 January 2009

The mix of people present at Davos always offers great potential for doing good, says the ex-Genesis frontman. (See our Davos page)

There are two things about the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos that inspire musician Peter Gabriel: the ideas and the opportunities to make the world better. 


Former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel is co-founder of  two important non-governmental organizations. In 1992 he started WITNESS, which trains local groups worldwide to use video and the Internet in human rights advocacy work. Also in the 1990s, he co-founded "The Elders", with entrepreneur Richard Branson and Nelson Mandela. The Elders is dedicated to solving global conflicts and includes members such as former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, former US President Jimmy Carter and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, among others.


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Emilia Casella

Global Media Coordinator

Emilia Casella is WFP's Global Media Coordinator based in Rome. She has worked at WFP since 2006, serving also in Sudan and Geneva. Prior to joining WFP, she worked for 18 years as a journalist in print and television