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Basic Information and Excerpts from By Laws For quick overview about African Views Organization


AV’s core capabilities: Improving our strengths and mitigating our weaknesses Past, present, and future AV programs and activies

AV’s vision, mission, purpose, belief, objectives and goals


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BASIC INFORMATION: VISION| MISSION| PURPOSE| BELIEF OBJECTIVES GOALS: EDUCATION| HEALTH| ENVIROMENT| ECONOMIC WELLBEING OFFICIALLY REGISTERED INFORMATION PART I: ACTIVITIES PAST ACTIVITIES | PRESENT ACTIVITIES| PPRESENT ACTIVITIES | PLANNED ACTIVITIES

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PART III: FURTHER INFORMATION DONATIONS AV-OUTREACH OPERATIONS DISSOLUTION OF ORGANIZATION

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PART II: BENEFITS MEMBERS THAT RECEIVE BENEFITS LIST OF AFFILIATES

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KEY PERSONNEL

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OVERVIEW OF THE AV FRAMEWORK

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AV COUNTRY DIRECTORS


ABOUT US: Overview African Views (AV) is foremost a concept for raising awareness as well as an education framework about African consciousness on its needs and efficacy in the world. We are registered as nonprofit Organization and our framework is based on a multimedia and research publication of worldwide Africans and Diaspora’s development and societal information, which includes cultural information exchange, communication platform, and collaborative network.


GOALS

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The goals of our organization to countinue to generate and facilitate outstanding information and inspire new ideas to overcome immediate and future challenges facing people of African descent in all communities. To meet these goals, we are making sure that each is country well represented in our framework – based on a set of well-established value indicators.

ome of our current projects include African cultural exchange programs for children and adults, panel discussions, workshops and creating a worldwide directory of African programs. Our activities also include infrastructure analysis for economic and social development, as well as progress and status reporting on a wide variety of issues, all of which can be found in our country profile indicators section on the framework, also known as our website: www.africanviews.org

INFORMATION

AV is open to be actively involved in a variety of development projects in several communities around the world. We are open to collaborate with other organizations in both the public and private sectors on societal development strategies.

VISION MISSION We see African communities in Africa, as well as in Diaspora organized and equipped to meet immediate and future socio economic challenges, while developing integrally, peacefully, culturally, economically, politically, socially, and in harmony from within as well as in congruence with the society at large. AV is almapping out community needs and strengths to facilitate collaborative opportunities through the help of student chapters and country directors. African Views also provides information and logistics to other organizations working on African issues, as well as works in partnership with other organizations to identify and facilitate development programs and projects.

STUDENT CHAPTER

African Views (AV) mission is to provide an all inclusive framework that allows people to inform, communicate, and collaborate on exploring ties and improving the relationship between Africa and African Diaspora.

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Some of our projects include cultural exchange programs for children and adults, panel discussions, as well as infrastructure analysis for economic and social development programs.

EDUCATORS ACTIVISTS

AV Student Chapter is a collegiate branch of African Views. Student's participation includes researching and mapping out community’s needs, coordinating strengths through the AV framework for cultural information exchanges, and collaborative network. AV student activities include training on new media, research journalism, covering African related programs on campus and working with scholars across the world to develop new strategies that will improve the quality of life in the African, African Diaspora, and developing communities around the world.

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INSTITUTIONAL STAKEHOLDERS on African and global development issues

GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION

Some of our core capabilities include gathering and deploring information on available relevant organizations’ and associations’ programs and activities, and linking collaborative opportunities with individuals, communities, government and institutions.

We are dedicated to working with a broad coalition of partners on issues related to Africa, the African Diaspora, and beyond. This coalition includes partners from a variety of cultural, professional, academic, and religious backgrounds. We are scholars, civil activists, and professionals dedicated to fostering improvement in the quality of life.

AV-TV

African Views Television (AVTV) is a broadcasting Media network of diverse African cultural information exchanges and collaborative network programs. AVTV serves many diverse functions, such as offering a variety of interview and profile programs from the academic, private, public, and independent sectors.

African Views (AV) is foremost a concept for raising awareness as well as an education framework about African consciousness on its needs and efficacy in the world. African Views is registered in the United States as an independent non-profit Organization. The organization operates a worldwide African cultural exchange framework and collaborative network with the objective of drawing and combining intelligence and wisdom from various indigenous cultures, professional disciplines, and scholastic departments worldwide.

AV-PRINT AV print includes Amandla newspaper, African Views magazine, AV journals, and AV annual reports.

POWERED BY www.africanviews.org

ENTREPRENEURS with global development interest

EDITORS & WRITERS looking for main space for outreach and additional residual revenue

on global development issues

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with eyewitness report on local development issues/state of affairs/ recommendations

with innovative ideas and creative solutions for resolving global issues

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with special interests in various human and societal development related program

MEDIA AV-RADIO Welcome to AV Radio: an independent framework for information exchange on a wide variety of needs and services relating to Africa and people of African descent worldwide. We strive to bring refreshing perspectives on issues relating to community needs, peoples' desires, and cultural strength. The objective of our programs is to provide awareness, advocacy, and inspire consensus and leadership roles in improving human and societal development. Our host and guests include pundits from the private, public, academia, and independent sectors around the globe.


BASIC INFORMATION

VISION

MISSION

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We see African communities in Africa, as well as in the Diaspora, organized and equipped to meet immediate and future socio economic challenges, while developing peacefully, culturally, economically, politically, socially, and in harmony from within, as well as in congruence with the society at large.

African Views (AV) mission is to provide an all inclusive framework that allows people to inform, communicate, and collaborate on exploring ties and improving the relationship between Africa and African Diaspora. Some of our projects include cultural exchange programs for children and adults, panel discussions, as well as infrastructure analysis for economic and social development programs or projects.

The purpose of African Views is to provide value based education programs and to provide opportunities for drawing from and combining intelligence and wisdom from various indigenous cultures, professional disciplines, and scholastic departments worldwide.

We believe that technology makes it possible to organize research, produce, and distribute content cheaper, more efficiently on a global basis. We also think that globalization is fundamentally a point of view, a mind set.

African Views is also committed to finding solutions to common problems, as well as improve collective paradigms and visions, and create new opportunities.

We believe that the key to understanding this process is the degree of sensitivity and cognizance of cultural asset, knowledge of market needs and people’s wants around the world.

With this knowledge we can understand interdependence among countries or cultures as well as the inefficiencies or gaps that exist in the current distribution and access to potential goods around the world. We believe that information is the most important good, and that is it incomplete without adequate communication and strategic coordination.


OBJECTIVES

Our objectives as an organization are to attract, assemble, and organize ideological, intellectual and institutional information across many academic and professional disciplines into meaningful categories. Facilitate access to the information, provide logistics, and promote options to utilize this information strategically in overcoming the multilayered marginalization of the vast majority of African peoples within local communities, nation-states or in the global economic and political systems. The objectives of African Views framework are as follows: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Capture a wider scope of people of African descent and highlight inherent diversity of individuals, cultures, strengths, creativity. Provide a historical and current overview of the global African community and mobilize contemporary African centered scholars, institutions, as well as motivated individuals to share information and collaborate on presenting the history, culture and present condition of African people both at home and abroad. Information required and encouraged are those that serve towards building efficient, thriving, safe, stable, and just societies worldwide. Bring to light what the African population is like in a particular country. And, bring to light different cultures from around the world in order to educate and inform members of communities about their values for fair representation. Help communities determine where to locate services and how to allocate resources more efficiently by creating accessible databases and directories of available services. Create forum for interpretation of facts and statistics for more informed decisions. Provide forums for intelligent dialogue about existing issues including sustenance and effectiveness through blogs, interviews, journals, conferences and programs. Provide opportunities and encourage collaboration for development projects. Encourage proposals and development of positive solutions, in theory and in action, in regards to improvements in the areas of economic development, democratic values, gender disparity, socio-cultural values, infrastructure, quality of lives, health care, education, women and children welfare, governance, sustainable environmental practices, etc. To collect facts and figures that allow experts and audience to connect and interpret how those facts reflect Africans and African Diaspora conditions, development and issues everywhere in the world. To foster inclusiveness and positivity as well as promote collaboration between Africa and African Diaspora for better cooperation, creativity, positivity and a communal spirit among themselves and all people of the world. Promote integrity, accountability and transparency in African communities as development tool by providing performance reviews from the grass root level.


EDUCATION Encourage more open-mindedness about human diversity. Instill in people, especially children, a sense of deeper understanding of human dignity, encourage in them a love for learning about others and a sense of fairness.

ENVIRONMENT Mobilize a fresh understanding of Africa’s responsibilities in the universal ecosystem and generate consensus for sustainable actions.

HEALTH Heal the world of prejudices that are based on race, gender, sexuality, nationality, class, disability, education or culture. Join the effort to eradicate diseases and improve quality of lives through information exchange.

ECONOMIC WELLBEING Provide financial education and sustainable vehicles to improve the economic condition of the African Diaspora

Our goal is to transcend old dichotomies; integrate existing cultural assets, new business processes. and information systems into one single - seamless value creating framework that is capable of bringing its entire global strength and resources to bear within each local knowledge market. AV strives to be home everywhere, foreign no-where, seeking expertise of enthusiasts no matter what nationality or cultural background, thereby transforming cultural diversity from a source of potential conflict into an inspiration and a strength. These are iur strategies for peace, as well as for improved human and societal development.


NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PAST, PRESENT AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES

PAST ACTIVITIES •Completed framework design •Signed partnership agreement with other organizations that are working on diaspora issues •Took active part in conferences such as: SOMPATT higher Education in Africa at Boston Univesity. •Held an all day conference at the Permanent Mission of Nigeria in New York to commemorate Nigeria 50th •Held a conference on Haiti, titled - Why Couldn’t Haiti be Rescued. •Started Cultural Exchange Program for Children in New York •Produced Celebrate Cultrual Diversity festivals •Partnered with New s Papers

PRESENT PROGRAMS •Managing the AV Framework •Working with architiects Gweru project •Establishing Student chapter •Conducting internship and volunteers programs •Establishing AV media •Re-establishing AV Radio and TV regular programs •Building an Effective ACE programs •Establishing a Board Member of high profile candidates •Applying for a tax exempt status •Establishing African Diaspora federal Credit Union •Establishing ACE program for children and adults •Providing logistics to other organizations for events and fundraising activities •Brigding the digital divide •Women empowerment

PRESENT CHALLENGES

PLANNED ACTIVITIES

•Basic Funding •Trademark issue •Getting Country directors •Getting Students •Funding for the Gweru African Cultural Exchange institute in Gweru •Establishing a sustainable fund raising system Getting Media interns. Editing recorded videos and producing presentable DVD for fund raising activities Volunteer

•Worldwide directory of African programs and stakeholders •Virtual Newsstand •Gweru ACE Institute •Royal Orchestra •Dgital divide project •Women empowerment •Federal Credit Union •Student Exchange Program •African Cultrual Exchange


PART I: ACTIVITIES

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PAST, PRESENT AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES

AV PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES MANAGING THE AV FRAMEWORK African Views website is also known as AV framework. A significant part of African Views activities include making sure the AV framework components are constantly updated, work together within a network, and is integral with similar frameworks. AV framework is comprised of interrelated components such as Country Vital Statistics Profile, Country Videos, Performance Reviews, and allows audience to create their own blogs.

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NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PAST, PRESENT AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES ORGANIZING EVENTS African Views participates, organizes, as well as provides logistics to other organizations for workshops, forums, conferences and information exchange events. Some of the events we have organized or participated in include the following: Celebrate Cultural Diversity Day, Harlem NY May 21, 2011 Why can’t Haiti be rescued? November African Countries at the Crossroad again (Nigeria at 50) SOMPATT (Improving Higher Education in Africa) Pan African Unity Dialogues African Day Parade Side Walk University Annual Fundraising United Nations NGO forums UNESCO Press Freedom UNICEF International Year of the African Child And many more…

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NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PAST, PRESENT AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES BROADCAST RADIO: African Views‘ radio (AV Radio) features interviews, comments, profiles and discussion with experts on African issues from all profession and academic disciplines; and is produced in collaboration with African Views Organization, other organizations and specialists. AV Radio Shows are committed to presenting well-balanced and unbiased perspectives on African issues and affairs in the world. Some of the current programs include African Heath dialogues, Women Empowerment, Socio-Cultural World development, and Greener Africa (Weekly Environmental Discourse).

BROADCAST TELEVISION: African Views Television (AVTV) features programs done by African Views and recordings of audio visual and rich content archiving for cultural exchange activities such as conferences, seminar, parades, and other forms of shared experiences that African Views organizes and covers. African Views plans to have its own TV Network, featuring a stellar line up of Worldwide African Cultural, political, social experience documentaries and programs.

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NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PAST, PRESENT AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES AFRICAN CULTURAL EXCHANGE (ACE) ACE programs are designed to fit the specific requirements of the host’s location. In most cases, the context of African is very vague and often misunderstood. This is why we have designed programs with fair representation of African values to children and adults. We believe that understanding the productive role of cultural attributes places everyone fairly in the inherent vibrant diversity of the society.

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NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PAST, PRESENT AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES AFRICAN CULTURAL EXCHANGE (ACE) ACE programs are designed to fit the specific requirements of the host’s location. In most cases, the context of African is very vague and often misunderstood. This is why we have designed programs with fair representation of African values to children and adults. We believe that understanding the productive role of cultural attributes places everyone fairly in the inherent vibrant diversity of the society.

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NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PAST, PRESENT AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES AFRICAN CULTURAL EXCHANGE INSTITUTE This proposal envisions creation of African Cultural Exchange Institutes around the world. We plan to build the first institute in Gweru, Zimbabwe. African Views Organization has been granted a space on about 25 acres of farmland in Gweru, Zimbabwe to build its envisioned African Cultural Exchange Institute. Our goal is to continue to draw partnerships and find sponsors to help achieve this goal. The African Cultural exchange institute in Gweru shall be the first in the series of a decentralized, participatory and partnership oriented entity at different levels. The purpose of the African Cultural Exchange Institute is to promote African cultural values and a better integration and participation of these values in the international cultural circuit. To this end, and with the vision to act as a mediator, as an interface between African and international cultural media, the African Cultural Institute pursues the development of solid, long-term partnerships between African and foreign cultural operators, both public and private.

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AFRICAN ISSUES STAKE HOLDERS’ PERFORMANCE REVIEWS We believe that this is a very important part of African Views activity, since most of the Non-profit sectors are not audited or regulated for integrity. AV provides a self-inclusion directory for African issues stakeholders in various fields of society development and sustenance on its website. Individuals and organizations in public, private, and independent sectors are added to inform the public about what they are doing and allow the public to provide a review and rating about the effectiveness and performance of the organizations or individual. At African Views, we believe that all sectors should be regulated and their activities be made transparent to the public. People should be in control of the kind of service and quality of service available to them. .

AV BUSINESS DIRECTORY

AV is putting together directories of socially responsible businesses that caters to the African community, or businesses from African Community that caters to world needs. We encourage businesses to get listed with us for better exposure and collaborative Network opportunities across national and cultural boundaries.


AV Student Chapter

AV Student chapter is geared towards expanding the idea of research in societal development toward cultural understanding at universities and colleges around the world. The initiative includes implementing these ideas to create new contents, new programs, and new socially responsible projects through student participation. Students will have the opportunity to develop leadership qualities and collaborate with other students across the world in researching, reporting, and implementing a broad range of community programs and projects. African Views provides media journalism training and various supports to students.


PART I: ACTIVITIES

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PAST, PRESENT AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES AV STUDENT CHAPTERS AV Student chapter is geared towards expanding the idea of research in societal development toward cultural understanding at universities and colleges around the world. The initiative includes implementing these ideas to create new contents, new programs, and new socially responsible projects through student participation. Students will have the opportunity to develop leadership qualities and collaborate with other students across the world in researching, reporting, and implementing a broad range of community programs and projects. African Views provides media journalism training and various supports to students.

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PART III: FURTHER INFORMATION DONATIONS | AV-OUTREACH | OPERATIONS | DISSOLUTION OF ORGANIZATION DONATIONS We accept contributions of cash, real property; conservation easements; closely held securities; intellectual property such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights; works of music or art; licenses; royalties; automobiles, boats, planes, or other vehicles; or collectibles of any type without any condition imposed. We will write a thank you letter for any amount of donation made to us.

may be hereafter amended, or to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the Corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations as said Court shall determine which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

AV-OUTREACH We plan to operate in every single country and territory in the world. We look for partners who can help establish African Views in their country or territory and serve as African Views country directors. We also plan to establish African Views Student Chapters in colleges and Universities worldwide. Our operations are focused on facilitating relevant vital statistics and qualitative information, human communications, collaborative opportunities, social and economic directories, etc.

OPERATIONS Cultural exchange programs are at the center of our operation. The ability to gain insight in relative cultural values and current social situations provides us with the necessary information required to conduct effective cultural exchange programs for children and adults alike. We broadcast our cultural exchange programs on TV, Radio, Internet, Print, and workshops.

DISSOLUTION OF ORGANIZATION Upon the dissolution of the Corporation or the winding up of its affairs, the assets of the Corporation shall be distributed exclusively to one or more charitable, religious, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational organizations which would then qualify under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and its Regulations as they now exist or as they

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PART II: BENEFITS MEMBERS, OTHER INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT RECEIVE BENEFITS • • • • • • •

Public: Interpreting socio-economic information through Internet/TV/Print/Radio Public: Providing a directory of community development needs and matching programs Public: Facilitating the participatory media and collaborative opportunities Students and volunteers: Providing workshops, training for local level journalism to help map out community needs and available programs Kids and Adults: Providing cultural exchange programs for kids and adults Students: African Views Student Chapters programs Organizations and individuals: Providing logics for program or project executions

LIST OF AFFILIATES: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

World Mission Foundation (WMF) African Studies Association Institute of the Black World Global Water Partnership Center for Media and Peace Initiatives Sidewalk University African Views Student Chapters African Advisory Council African Union Commission to the UN African Day Parade African Union Profiles Amandla Newspaper Manhattan Network Neighborhood Life Scope Africa Beyond Oil Medical Journal of Therapeutics Africa Foundation for Cultural Diversity African Diaspora Federal Credit Union Ghar sita mutu Sidewalk University Helena kaushik Women‘s college

• Plant for the planet • Network of African Youth and Development (NAYD) • Earth Charter • Children of the Earth • Global Water • Green Quantum • Jazz For Peace • Peace Jam • ABC4All • African Aids Fund • World Assembly Assembly of Youth (WAY) • Zoom Radio, Antigua and Barbuda

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KEY PERSONEL Mr. William A. Verdone Board Chairman Retired History Professor, NYU Alumni, born in New York City. Board Member-Helen Kaushik Women‘s College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India - Board Member Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs, IPI - International Peace Institute, Chairman Asia Society, China Institute, Americas Society, Japan Society, Medieval Academy in America, Renaissance Society, Archaeological Institute of America, American Association of Individual Investors, Association for Intelligence Officers, etc.

Mr. Clement Chigbo Managing Director of Legal affairs Completing PhD in law. Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Registered Associate of the Supreme Court of Bahamas, Attorney at Law, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies [pro hac vice] Solicitor of England and Wales. International attorney qualified to practice in four jurisdictions. Currently works with AOS Practice, Lagos Nigeria, C F Butler & Associates, Nassau, the Bahamas and Ernest Solici­ tors, London, the UK.

Mrs. Lauren Purcell Director of ACE (African Cultural Exchange) program for Children Has a master’s degree in arts and several years of teaching experience with diversity programs, native cultu­ res, and children in different socio-economic settings. Developed a specialized art curriculum for students and implemented art therapy techniques to meet the individual needs of students. Taught in South Africa, in South America, and the US.

Magister Adenrele „Adex“ Banwo Board of Directors, Member Has a master’s degree in Economics, University of Vienna, President of Austrian – Nigerian Initiative, and has been working on economic, educational, and cultural development projects between Austria and Nigeria, with a broader view towards the European Union and Africa for several years (www.ani.org). The central concept of A-NI lies in the promotion of Technology transfer, between these countries/ continents hereby creating new perspectives for the people of both countries/ continents.

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KEY PERSONEL Carmelo G. Garcia, MSIS, IM, PHM, ARM, HRM Board of Directors, Member Won 4th term as president of the Hoboken Board of Education. Has educational background in Criminal Justice, Sociology and Information Systems. Served the City of Hoboken as Director of Health & Human Services for 6 years. Also served as chief of staff to the Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1999 – 2005. He’s past President of the Hoboken Puerto Rican Cultural Committee, the Applied Housing Tenant Assoc. He was Founder of Hoboken’s Save the Youth Academy for at risk teens which has reduced juvenile delinquency by 22% in the city. He has been recognized by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Former Governors Christine Whitman, and Jim McGreevy, U.S. Senators Robert Torricelli and John Corzine for his advocacy & leadership in public service, policy & education

Mr. Ernest Kwabena Opong Director of Print Media Publication Born in Ghana. Taught at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY) for over a decade; worked as a copy editor for White & Case LLP, one of the biggest law firms in New York and later RR Donnelly. He is the founder, editor in chief, and publisher of Amandla, a newspaper serving African Diaspora community since 2003. He is a journalist and a human rights advocate. Education: BA (Hons) Philosophy; MS (Mass Communications).

Mr. Mamadou Kone Director of African Views Television (AV-TV) Pursuing his Master degree in diplomacy and international affairs, Mamadou founded of the founder of the African Day parade, whose mission is to bring together all people of African descent and to showcase and celebrate the beauty, richness and diversity of the African Culture--observed in NYC since 2005. With more than 6 years Marketing experience with Global advertising strategy as Manager of the Africa of the African department, Afrocarrib marketing group as general manager. Kone also have 5 years of television and video production experience. His experiences include working at Manhattan neighborhood network, the Youth Channel and ABC (good morning America). Kone’s passion for community development has driven him to mentor, volunteer and fundraise with organizations such as; Global actions project, Youth at risk; Youth channel , Miss guinea Organization, Miss Mali Organization , Mossisa, Burkinabe women association, etc...

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KEY PERSONEL Mr. Andy Conrad Howell Board of Directors, Member President of Sidewalk University Board, Consortium for Pre-College Education in Greater Newark Advisory Board, New Jersey; New Hope ETC Board, Jersey City; and Monroe College School of Information Technology Advisory Board, New York. Awards include: President‘s Volunteer Service Award from the President‘s Council on Service and Civic Participation, on behalf of President George W. Bush Jr., for making a difference through volunteer service, on October 18, 2008. United States Senate Proclamation from New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, on behalf of the people of the State of New Jersey, for empower students and creating real and powerful change in our community, on March 31, 2007. Andy is originally from Antigua. He was made an „Honorary Citizen“ of Jersey City, New Jersey on November 1, 2002 by Mayor Glenn D. Cunningham for his contributions to the betterment of the cities of Jersey City, New Jersey and Saint John‘s, Antigua and Barbuda. Grand Marshal of the Jersey City West Indian, Caribbean and American Carnival.

Ms. Crystal Chisom Nwakpodolu Country Director, Romania Studies Medicine in Romania. Very active in organizing students and liaises between Romanian government, African consulates, and African Students in Romania. Executive Representative of African Views Organization in Romania. Founder of African Views Student Chapter in Romania.

Mrs. Kasandra Housley Director of ACE program initiatives Was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. She has a Bachelor of Science from Seton Hall University in international relations and is finishing her MA in Political Science at Indiana State University. Her topics of interest include, peace and conflict studies, African and Middle Eastern history, as well as economic development.

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KEY PERSONEL Mr. Alex Wan Chief Web Developer Class of 2005 · Computer engineering Stevens Institute of Technology. Works as consultant for SAP. Although the AV framework was started by Femi Olubosi, a web developer in Nigeria but he abandoned it and Alex was very helpful in completing vital parts of the AV framework. He was able to bring the architectural design created by Wale Ajibade to life, specifically the Country profiles statistics

Mrs. Agnieszka Grzybowska AV Board Member Completed law degree at Setan Hall University. Has travelled in between Europe, America, and Africa. Strong interest in exploring various areas of solving root cause problems in Africa, mostly political and economic. In realm of politics, I envision incorporating various aspects of experience from, for example: Helsinki Group Watch and the Solidarity movement as means of mass- mobilization that can be in some form applicable in various African countries. “Economically, I am a strong believer of using African potential of keeping the growth rate at the highest possible level by making Africa a green friendly environment.”

Mr. Ronald E. Berenbeim Board of Directors, Member A Principal Researcher, Business Ethics, at the Conference Board. An authority on business ethics and corporate governance issues, Mr. Berenbeim has written 50 Conference Board studies. His 2000 report, Company Programs for Resisting Corrupt Practices: A Global Study was funded in part by a research grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. In 2001-2003 he served as a project director for a World Bank study of private sector anti­ corruption practices in East Asia, and co-authored, with Jean-François Arvis, Fighting Corruption in East Asia Solutions from the Private Sector (The World Bank 2003) which has been translated into Mandarin (2004) and Vietnamese (2005). His most recent Conference Board study is working at the Intersection of Human Resources, Ethics and Compliance – the Need for Collaboration (2009). He is currently serving as director for a Conference Board-World Bank project on Trade Competitiveness and Integration of Poor Countries in Global Supply Chains: a Persepctive of Global Suppliers and Producers. In 2010 he received a Fulbright grant to teach Business Ethics at the University of Cergy-Poontoise, Cergy, France. Mr. Berenheim wrote the codes of conduct section for the text Compliance Programs and the Corporate Sentencing Guidelines (Clark Boardman Callahan, 1993). In 2000 he was The New Zealand Centre for Business Ethics Visiting Fellow. He is a graduate of Cornell University, Balliol College Oxford (Keasbey Scholarship) and Harvard Law School. Mr. Berenbeim is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Stern School of Business, New York University, where he teaches Markets, Ethics and Law.

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KEY PERSONEL Mr. Wale Idris Ajibade Executive Director Founder of the African Views organization and the architect of for African Views Framework. Served as Director of Research and Strategy before being elected to as the Executive Director of African Views. Prior to joining the Non-profit sector, he worked as the Director of Research and Marketing, raising money for Korean International Investment Funds. He has also worked for several distinguished financial firms such as Standard and Poor’s, Reuters America, and Citibank Private Bank. Has a robust background in economics, research, data integration, variance and technical market-analyses, and marketing. He has more than fifteen years’ tenure in the financial market industry, a bachelor degree in Philosophy and Economics, and an MBA in Finance from Columbus University and University of Vienna.

Ms. Charlene Janecek Creative Director alias Leni Charles, is a recent graduate at the Vienna Advertising Academy, (Werbe Akademie Wien) Class of 2011. Prior to that, she was at the University of Vienna. She is pursuing her studies in England. She is a graphic designer and photographer. Her work can be seen on her website: www.lenicharles.com She is responsible for AV Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing.

Ms. Nicole Johnson Director of Student Affairs Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Minor: African Studies (self designed) class of 2011 Allegheny College. Nikki, as she prefers to be called, is the Director of Student Affairs and manages of AV Student Chapters worldwide. Study Abroad, Kenya, University of Minnesota Studies in Development (MSID) - Earned 16 credit hours studying the many factors of development in Kenya. Developed working knowledge of Swahili through class time and relationships with host families, native friends and co-workers.

Mr. Alex Maxwell Outreach Director, Scotland Bachelor of Arts in International Economics, Minor: African Studies, class of 2011 Edinburgh University. Alex will be returning to do his masters degree at Edinburgh University to study International relations and African Studies.

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KEY PERSONEL Dr. Surendra K. Kaushik AV Board Member Dr. Surendra K. Kaushik is a professor of finance at Pace University in New York since 1981, Chairman of the Helena Kaushik Education Foundation in New York and founder of the Mrs. Helena Kaushik Women’s College (www.helenakaushik.org) in India in 1999 which is affiliated with the University of Rajasthan. The college has grown on a 30-acre new campus with 900+ graduates with a B.A. B. Sc, B. Sc in Biotechnology, B.Ed., M.A., and M.Sc. in Biotechnology from 2002 to 2011. African Views is partnering with the institution to promote a joint student and cultural exchange program around the world. A documentary on the College can be viewed on YouTube (Mrs. Helena Kaushik Women’s College) in four parts.

Mr. Mafa Kwanisai Country Director of Zimbabwe He has founded the Zimbabwe Youth Agenda and the Ujamma Youth Farming Project www.ujammafarming.org He is also an official representative of Zimbabwe on some Global Pan Africanist organisations .He also professes to a keen interest in anthropology, natural history, linguistics, African history, social justice, environmental issues, education and world peace.

Dr. Ralph Palau AV Board Member President of Quantum Unlimited a syndicated funding platform developing affinity markets through project funding and capital management programs exclusively working with Green Quantum Consortium Companies and their respective projects, also occupying the Chairman of the Board position of Green Quantum Group a value added solutions provider in the areas of socioeconomic and industrial development through Education, Agro-industries, Hospitality, Health Care, Energy and Envi­ ronment, Oil & Gas, Communications Satellites, Security and Defense Equipment, Commodity Trading and Oceanographic Structures and Asset Management.

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KEY PERSONEL Mr. Divine Ntiokam AV Global Outreach Director Wants MDGs to be achieved by 2015 which will eventually give room for further research at young people‘s domain. Being a youth activist since 2004, it has always been my life‘s dreams and goals to help people and especially youths suffering in all its terms and am ready to assist whenever its possible from my end. To be successful you should be able to : Identify what you like doing; Have ability to do it; Do what the community / society needs; Commit it to the Almighty .These few statements struck my mind, and I believe we can all apply these principle.

Ms. Regina Aakia-Williams AV Board Member She is a Registered Nurse by profession, and also an actress, model, health program television producer, public speaker. She is also a provider of children healthcare services. As a model, Askia-Williams featured in several Nigerian commercials including Kessingsheen Hair Care, TCP, and most famously, Visine. In 1988, Askia-Williams won her university‘s beauty pageant - Miss Unilag (University of Lagos), and later competed and was finally crowned the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (Miss Nigeria 1989). Askia-Williams represented Nigeria in Miss Charm held in Leningrad, Russia, and Nigerian delegate at Miss International 1990 in Japan. In 2000, she was named Best Actress in Nigeria by Afro Hollywood London, and has earned several movie award nominations. Regina writes a column titled Saturday Clinic with Regina Askia Williams for THIS DAY Newspapers in Nigeria. She also contributes to African Views Radio as an RN and host of African Health Dialogues from New York City.

Mr. Oliver Oscar Mbamara AV Board Member Oliver wears many hats, literally. He is a filmmaker, award winning actor, poet, and writer, a lawyer, a publisher, philanthropist, and a thinker. He currently serves as an administrative law Judge with the State of New York, while simultaneously engaging in entertainment performances and other various philanthropic and educational activities. As a versatile writer whose works span the areas of drama, fiction, editorials published in many magazines, journals, websites, and poetry, he has won the several awards, and received honors and certificates for excellence and accomplishments, including the International Poet of Merit.

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African Views Organization Framework PROCESS ACTIVITIES RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

This chart demonstrates the African Views organization model. We can visualize the process, activities, and resource management and performance requirement for the products and services that African views will offer. We can also observe the capabilities and partnerships required for creating, marketing, and delivering value and sustainable revenue streams.

CORE CAPABILITIES PARTNER NETWORK ORGANIZATION HOSTING SERVERS HOSTING SERVICES CORP MANAGEMENT DOMAIN MGMT SERVICES DOMAIN SERVICES FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT P REGIONAL CENSUS PROVIDER COUNTRY DIRECTORS INFORMATION FEED & REDISTRIBUTWORLD VIEWS AGENCIES ASSOCIATES REVENUE & TAXES RESPONSIVENESS TO MARKET TREN ACADEMIA PRODUCT & SERVICES DATA COLLECTION FINANCIAL INSTITUTES EMPLOYMENT & PAYROLL PUBLIC INTEREST ANALYSIS INSTITUTIONS BLOG ENGINES/MANAGEMENT PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATE BENEFIT PACKAGING INNOVATION COMMITTEE VITAL STATISTICS PROFILING AFFILIATE NETWORKS STUDENT CHAPTERS RESEARCH & ANALYSIS DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCHERS PUBLICATIONS BOARD OF DIRECTORS COUNTRY ISSUES MANAGEMENT LOGISTICS PRODUCT & SERVICES IMPLEMENTATION OF SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS PRINT PUBLICATIONS FORUM & CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION COST STRUCTURE PROJECT PROMOTION & MARKET ANALYSIS BUDGET SIZE MGMT ACE RESEARCH & MARKETING PRICING ANALYSIS INFORMATION PORTAL MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ANALYSIS MULTI-MEDIA NETWORK ESTABLISHMENT NET PRESENT VALUE (NPV) TV /RADIO PROGRAMS INTERNAL RATE OF RETURN (IRR) DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS DETERMINING FIXED AND VARIABLE COSTS INTERNET & MOBILE OUTLET ESTABLISHMENT / SEED COSTS ORGANIZATION FORUMS AUDIO & VISUAL OUTLETS INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES ASSOCIATIONS CONFERENCES PROMOTIONAL SERVICES PRINT PUBLICATIONS

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP VALUE PROPOSITION RESEARCH & ANALYSIS QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE RESPONSIVENESS TO CLIENTS PERFORMANCE RANKING RESPONSIVENESS TO FINANCIAL MA BLOGS AND NEWS CONTENTS RESPONSIVENESS TO EVOLVING AN PARTNERSHIPS SELECTION DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PROCESS, METHODOLOGY & PRESENTATIONS STRATEGY & RESEARCH INTERDISCIPLINARY FORUMS SCHEDULED INTERNAL MEETINGS

REVENUE STREAMS COMMISSIONS SALES MISCELLANEOUS AUDITS & DUE DILIGENCE RESEARCH PROJECTS PROMOTIONAL & MARKETING CONTRACTS SOCIETAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS RELATIVE BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES POLICY & STRATEGIES TERMS AND CONDITIONS GRANTS AND SPONSORSHIP LEGAL LIABILITIES DONATIONS ACCEPTANCE RESTRICTIONS AND TERMINATIONS ACE INSTITUTES CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS USER'S OBLIGATIONS CONTENTS APPROVAL FORUM MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS TARGET PARTNERS TARGET CUSTOMER TARGET AUDIENCE ETHICS/"MORAL COMPASS AFRICAN STUDIES FACULTINDIVIDUALS & STUDENTS GENERAL PUBLIC COUNTRY PROFILES COMMITTEE SCHOLARS & WRITERS ADVISORY BOARD COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIO LIBRARIES MISSION STATEMENTS INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZABUYERS FOR PROVIDED MATERIALS HISTORIANS VOLUNTEERS PROJECT MANAGERS SURVEY CONTRACTORS CONFERENCE ORGANIZE ADS BUDGET COMPANIES FOCUS GROUPS DEPARTMENTS PUBLISHERS RESEARCH INSTITUTES STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS STUDENT CHAPTERS INTERNATIONAL SCHOLAST DEMOGRAPHIC INTEREST GROUPS VOLUNTEERS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS EDUCATION & CULTURAL AFFAIRS INSTITUTES OR GROUPS MUSEUMS PRIVATE SECTOR INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES INVESTORS CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS CONSULATES CONTRIBUTORS TRADE ORGANIZATIONS GOVERNMENT POLICY DEPARTMENT ACADEMIA AFRICANISTIC FOCUSED ORGSTUDENTS & ACTIVISTS RESEARCH INSTITUTES AFRICAN COMMUNITIES MEDIA COMPANIES AND INSTITUTES DOCUMENTARY FILM MAKCONTRACTORS INNOVATORS HISTORIANS ASSOCIATES REPRESENTATIVES


AV LEADERSHIP Development Team Afawoubo Fabrice: Togo Aloui Rabeb: Tunisia Assoa Eyong Joe: Cameroon Beyeck FHarmel: Cameroon

Gudina Fufa: Ethiopia John Otieno: Kenya Damilare Lawal: Nigeria Mafa Kwanisai: Zimbabwe

Nkengurutse Olivier: Burundi Mulongo Jean Baptiste: DR Congo Sikosana Melissa: South Africa Zagabe Appolonaire: DRCongo

Mwape Maggie: Zambia Ndawula Stanley: Uganda. Obadina Adewale: Nigeria. Doumbia Kanin: Mali Falah Nabeel: India Patrick Kamotho: Kenya Gondwe James: Malawi

Ontsiriga Jacques: Gabon Otero Ana: Puerto Rico Sapkota Pradeep: Nepal N'dehi Magloire: C么te d'Ivoire Nwakpadolu Chisom: Romania Zuberu Rashid: Canada

Traore Herman: Burkina Faso Traore Isaac: Mali Victor Mwaimpungu: Tanzania


AFRICAN VIEWS ORGANIZATION Board Chairman: Mr. William A. Verdone Phone: 718-544-1220 Fax: 888-737-9853 Mail: Bill.verdone@africanviews.org www.africanviews.org


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