CONNECTING TRANSFORMATIVE STRATEGIES WITH CULTURAL HARMONY THROUGH GLOBAL COLL ABORATIVE INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH, A N A LY S I S, A N D M E D I A.
CA I R F
ISSUE 01 2014/2015
Table of Contents:
WHO WE ARE (THE ORGANIZATION)
HOW WE OPERATE (THE AV FRAMEWORK)
WHAT WE DO: AV PROGRAMS
(AV T V| AV RADIO | AV RESEARCH| LINKING
PEOPLE WITH TRANSFORMATIVE STRATEGIES)
PARTNERSHIP AND COOPERATION
AV REVENUES, BUDGET, AND FINANCIAL
A C C O U N T I N G P O L I C I E S CHAPTER 6:
WHY WE CARE
HOW TO REACH US
PRESENTATION AND CONCEPTION: Wa l e I d r i s Aj i b a d e GRAPHIC DESIGNS: Charlene Remi Janecek EDITOR: Bukola Sekinat Shonuga QUALITY CONTROL: W i l l i a m A . Ve r d o n e
CHAPTER ONE WHO WE ARE AV Organization 3
What is African Views Organization? AV IS A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION THAT HAS BEEN GRANTED FEDERAL TAX EXEMPTION 501(C) (3) BY THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES (IRS) AND IS IN CONSULTATIVE STATUS WITH THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (ECOSOC) – BASED ON THE RECOGNITION OF ITS CHARITABLE PROGRAMS.
All charitable organizations are nonprofit, and must exist only to represent and interpret the social and development services necessary for improving conditions of life and pursue missions that add re s s t h e n e ed s o f s o c i e t y. T h e re a re n o l e ga l o wn e r s .
in Africa and African Diaspora
A framework for development needs assessment and society resource mapping.
Un cadre pour le développement doit cartographie d’évaluation et de la société ressource.
A estrutura para o desenvolvimento e avaliação das necessidades da sociedade mapeamento de recursos.
Ein Rahmen für die Entwicklungsbedarfsanalyse und Gesellschaft Ressourcenzuordnung .
Ett ramverk för utveckling behovsbedömning och samhälle resurskartläggning.
تاجايتحالا مييقت ريوطتل راطإ دراوملل طئارخ عضو عمتجملاو.
African Views (AV) is a research and analysis operation. The organization promotes strategic transformative solutions for humanities and development communities worldwide through collaborative global intelligence research and analysis. 發展框架需要評估和社會資源 映射。 विकास के लिए एक रूपरेखा आकलन और समाज संसाधन मानचित्रण की जरूरत है। גנולקיווטנַא רַאֿפ קרעוומיירפ א ןוא טנַאמסעסַא ןשינעפרעדאב גניּפַאמ לטימ טפַאשלעזעג.
የልማት ውጥን ጥልቅ ጥናት እና የማህበረሰቡን አቅም እና ሃብት ማቀድን ይጠይቃል
Underlying Problem Statements SUBHEADLINE Cultural differences when misguided have caused gender violence, racism, corruption, wars and genocide everywhere in the world.
considered to be each one side of a coin without which, the other is incomplete. Our goal is therefore focused on achieving cultural harmony on one hand to fulfill the emotional aspect of an existing social challenge and developing transformative The myths and tethers that hold the cultural differences in place are termed strategies on the other hand to address cultivated dependency. Therefore, nega- the substantive practical requirement to tive cultivated dependecy can be used to meet the same challenge. to describe the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice that plagues marginalized people worldwide.
THIS COMBINATION The ripple effect of cultivated dependency and the wake behind its historical U L T I M A T E L Y legacy can be traced as root causes of PROVIDES A many bad social conditions and unnecessary human suffering in many societ- S U S T A I N A B L E ies. SOLUTION TO These conditions are often misguided THE PROBLEM. by ignorance and corroborated by abject poverty, pollution, preventable diseases, bondage, constraints, and corruption. The main reason for this is because meotions often mask the substantive issues.
The bifocal methodology used in identifying root causes of any social condition is unique to AV. We attempt to map solu5 tions to social problems from both emotional and substantive views. These are
A typical list of social conditions of the minority citizens includes unemployment, murder and mayhem in the streets, unsafe public environment, substandard schools, dilapidated housing, inadequate healthcare, and pervasive sense of hopelessness. These conditions perpetuate chaos and unnecessary suffering amongst people and causes instability in the society.
TOOLS OF DEPENDENCY
UNNECESSARY HUMAN SUFFERING
SELF DETERMINATION TOOLS •
ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION
AFFORDABLE AND ACCESSIBLE HEALTHCARE
FREEDOM, LIBERTY, & RIGHTS
TRANSPARENCY, ETHICS, & INTEGRITY
VISION AV’s mission is to combine intelligence and wisdoms AV hopes to bridge the existing gaps between Africa and the rest of the world by continuing to facilitate access to global intelligence solutions for ending poverty in four specific areas that we consider to be pillars of sustainable development: * * * *
Health, Education, Environment Economic wellbeing
from various professional disciplines and scholastic departments in order to generate new ideas in confronting immediate and future challenges as well as to stimulate courageous innovations and steps that the African worlds need to attain a higher level of perspectives and performance around the globe.
AV’s main objective is to identify historical, immediate, and future challenges in the African Worlds and build analytical frameworks for coordinating the necessary partnership required to develop sustainable solutions.
We believe that the best approach to social development problems resolution is to observe the situation from both emotional and substantive points of views. This basic principle helps to ensure that implementation of transformative strategies is in harmony with local culture without compromising the integrity and sustainability of the needs through global collaborative intelligence tools.
Commited to shifting social paradigms: “from dispute to agreement”, “from conflict to resolution”, “from confrontation to truce,” “from hostility to hospitality,” “from “poverty to sustainability,” and “from fear to courage” “Everywhere in the world”. Focusing on the true underlying factor of peace.
The Institute of the Black World 21st Century salutes African Views as a vital vehicle addressing the interests and aspirations of people of African descent globally and your involvement and commitment to the Pan African Unity Dialogue as a structure promoting Unity, Cooperation and Action for our people! Dr. Ron Daniels, President, IBW, Convener, PAUD Visit: http://ibw21.org/
CHAPTER TWO HOW WE OPERATE The AV-Framework 8
AV Operation Management
AV operation comprises of the Chairman, Executive Director, Editor in Chief, Treasurer and Project Director, who are the principal officers of the organization. The board is responsible for policy making and the executive director is responsible for general operation of the organization and is also involved in every aspect of the decision, innovation and development processes in the organization.
Kärn AV-funktion består av styrelsens ordförande, verkställande direktör, finanschef och projektledare, som är de främsta tjänstemän i organisationen. Ordföranden ansvarar för beslutsfattande och verkställande direktören ansvarar för allmänhet kör organisationen och är involverat i varje aspekt av de beslutsprocesser, innovation och utveckling i organisationen. Google Translate
L’opération noyau AV comprend du président , directeur exécutif , trésorier et directeur de projet , qui sont les principaux responsables de l’organisation . Le président est responsable de l’élaboration des politiques et le directeur général est responsable de la gestion de l’organisation générale et est impliqué dans tous les aspects des processus de décision , d’innovation et de développement de l’organisation. Google Translate
A operação núcleo AV compreende do presidente , diretor executivo, tesoureiro e diretor do projeto, que são os principais agentes da organização. O Presidente é responsável pela formulação de políticas e do diretor executivo é responsável por geralmente funcionamento da organização e está envolvido em todos os aspectos dos processos de decisão , de inovação e desenvolvimento na organização. Google Translate
AFRICAN VIEWS ORGANIZATION FRAMEWORK PROCESS/ACTIVITIES/RESOURCES/MANAGMENT
This chart illustrates the African Views framework. We are able to visualize the process, activities, and resource management as well as the performance requirement for the products and services that AV offers. AV is also positioned to facilitate partnerships required to create market, deliver value and sustainable revenue streams.
Research & Analysis Implementation Strategies Cooperation Ease Information Feed & Redistribution Access to Markets Data Collection Public Interest Analysis Information Clearing House Statistics Analysis Multimedia Production Publications Country Analysis African World Logistics Sustainable Solution Analysis COST STRUCTURE
Budget Size MGMT Pricing Analysis Implementation Analysis Net Present Value (NPV) Internal Rate of Return (IRR) Determining Fixed and Variable Costs Establishment/Seed Costs Venture Capital Return Value Based Investment
Board Of Directors Corporate Management Country Directors Associations Project Investment Product & Services Employment & Payroll Associate Benefit Packaging Innovation Committees Student Chapters Social Development Contract
Hosting Services Domain Services Regional Census Provider World Views Agencies Academia Financial Institutes Institutions Publishers Affiliate Networks Demographic Researches
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Print Publications Forum & Conference Organization Project Promotion & Market Analysis ACE Research & Marketing Information Portal Management Multi-Media Network Establishment TV/Radio Programs
Social Media Forums AV Radio & Teleforums Institutional Services Associates & Networks AVTV Publications Telecommunications
TARGET PARTNERS African Studies Faculty Scholars & Writers Technology Providers Volunteers/Interns Conference Organizers Publishers Student Charpters Software Developers Museums
Museums Investors Contributors Academia Research Institutes Documentary Film Makers Historians
REL ATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Research & Analysis Responsiveness to clients Responsiveness to markets Capacity development Demographic Analysis Connecting Opportunities Evolving a regional and global agenda
REVENUE STREAMS Partnership Returns Sales on Products Income on Services Audits & Due Diligence Research Projects Promotional & Marketing Contracts
Fund Raising Activites Grants & Sponsorship Donations Acceptance ACE Institutes Commissions
TARGET SPONSORS Conference Organizers Trade Org. Africanistic Focused Org. African Communities Contractors Private Sector
Quality Assurance Committee Performance Ranking Transformative Strategies Cultural Harmony Design & Development Research & Development Proces, Methodology & Presentations Strategy & Research Interdisciplinary Forums Advance Communication Economic Empowerment
P O L I C I Y & S T R AT E G I E S
Relative Business Transactions
Societal Development Projects
Individuals& Students Community Org. International Org. Board of Education Ads Budget Companies Research Institutes Women Advocates Local Governments Private Sector
Terms & Conditions Legal Ramification Restrictions & Terminations User Obligations Contents Approval Forum MGMT Committee Intellectual Property Rights Global Cultural Ethics Country Profiles Committee
Adivsory Board Mission Statements Professional Standards Trustee Agreements MOU
TARGET BENEFICIARIES General Public Libraries Buyers for provided materials Survey Contractors Focus Groups Departments Student Exchange Programs Demographic Interest Groups Education & Cultural Affairs Institutes/Groups
International Companies Government Policy Dept. Students & Activists Media Companies/Institutes Innovators Representatives
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
EXECUTIVES PROCESS CHAIRMAN William A. VERDONE
PROJECT DIRECTOR Bukola Shonuga
CROSS-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO M O S A I C A N A LY S I S MULTI-CULTURAL SYNERGY POLICIES & STRATEGIES GENERATIONS Researchers and Analysts
ACTIVITIES RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
COMMUNICATION MEDIA STREAMS/ PUBLISHING PARTNER NETWORKS DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS Pundits, Mediators and Press
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/ FOUNDER Wale Idris AJIBADE
MANAGING DIRECTOR Agnieszka GRYZBOWSKA
DEVELOPMENT LOCAL REL ATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS & PROJECTS IMPLEMENTATION MONITORING AND EVALUATION Countr y Directors and General Associates
AV Board of Directors TRUSTEES AND A D V I S O R Y BOARD MEMBERS
AV has a governing board and an advisory board memberships. The advisory members service is discretionary and not legally binding to the organization. William A. VERDONE
Brenda G. OKOTT
Leutrell OSBORNE, SR.
Regina A. WILLIAMS, RN
Carmelo GARCIA, MSIS
Agnieszka GRZYBOWSKA 12
Sade L AWAL O.
Dr. Sikuade JAGUN
Dr. Surendra KAUSHIK
the vision, mission, values, and policies for the organization. Financial oversight By law, every nonprofit is also one of the key must have a governing responsibilities of a board. The role of the nonprofit board. board is to govern the Mel organization and serve BROWN as its accountable body. The board helps create ROLE OF THE BOARD
AVMag Editorial Team Imagination | Scope| Deeds
AV Mag has an optimist view on advocacy with inspiring and well researched intelligible report on transformative stories that connect thoughts, consciousness, conscientousness, vision and imagination. We hope you choose AVMag as reliable source of relevant information.
AV MAG AV-Mag ist ein Optimist Blick auf Befürwortung mit inspirierenden und gut recherchiert verständlicher Bericht über transforma Geschichten, Gedanken, Visionen und Phantasie zu verbinden. Wir hoffen, Sie AVMag als zuverlässige Quelle für relevante Informationen auszuwählen.
AV MAG AV Mag a une vue optimiste sur le plaidoyer avec le rapport intelligible inspirante et bien documenté sur des histoires de transformation qui relient pensées, la vision et l’imagination. Nous espérons que vous choisissez AVMag comme source fiable d’informations pertinentes.
Internship and Volunteer Programs Benefits & Advantages of Internships and Other Related Experiences AV operations is fully supported by volunteers and interns who share the vision of humanity and societal development through strategic transformative programs and cultural harmony. Here are some of the opportunities available to interns and Volunteers: ALEX WAN (BUILT AV FRAMEWORK FROM SCRATCH)
CHARLES B. PHILLIP
JOANNA ANNE MEYER
AMIN ASTAFARI EMMA PIZZUTI REPRESENTED AV AT THE UN ECOSOC STATUS DESIGNATION
A D I T YA N A S K A R (DESIGNED COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION SYSTEM FOR COUNTRY LEADERSâ€™ GOVERNANCE PERFORMANCE.)
GAIN WORK EXPERIENCE AND TRANSFERABLE SKILLS In addition to the specialized skills of any field, transferable skills are generally required at any job, e.g. communications/interpersonal skills, computer proficiency, and team work.
LEARN AND EARN Explore opportunities to earn as you learn through various projects and entrepreneurial opportunities.
DEVELOP A CAREER PATH Exploring is a very important part of career development, and gaining work experience with AV is a great way for students to get acquainted in their fields of interest.
GAIN PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE, BY A P P LY I N G METHODS AND THEORIES LEARNED Benefit from seeing the things that they have been learning in class, put to action; whether it’s in a chemistry research lab, a marketing development meeting, or a substance abuse counseling session. JOIN THE AV TEAM AND GET ACCESS TO NETWORK OF CIRCLE OF FRIENDS WORLDWIDE Take advantage of the oppor tunity to make a difference in the lives of others and be rewarded by AV network privileges. LEARN NEW SKILLS Discover your strengths and tap into your personal ecology.
E A R N C O L L E G E C R E D - KNOWLEDGE IS POWER IT Gain confidence in your abilSome degree programs have ities. an internship as an elective course for credit. Contact your academic advisor for more information because earning credit varies by departments. NETWORK WITH PROFESSIONALS IN YOUR FIELD, FOR REFERENCES AND FUTURE JOB OPPORTUNITIES It’s all about who you know. As an intern or volunteer, you are surrounded by professionals in the industry to which you are seeking access. It’s more than just about getting a grade, earning credit, or making money. It is an opportunity to learn from everyone around you, ask questions and be prepared for the profesional world.
EMAIL s.org canview i r f a @ v a UT IRE ABO U Q N I O T . UNITIES T R O P P O
CHAPTER THREE WHAT WE DO AV Programs AVTV| AV RADIO | AV RESEARCH | LINKING THE RIGHT PEOPLE | CONNECTING TRANSFORMATIVE STRATEGIES WITH CULTURAL HARMONY 17
Differences between Nonprofits and For-Profits: What does African Views Organization do?
K E Y DIFFERENCES
This table highlights some of the key differences between nonprofit organizations and for-profit corporations showing a clear distinction of what we are and what we are not as an organization.
AV organizes research & development efforts necessary for valuable outcomes in social sciences and humanities.
Provide services needed by society
Eam profits for stockholders
Ensure that revenues are greater than expenses so that the services provided can be maintained or expanded
Provide services or sell goods
U.S. TAX STATUS
Exempt from income taxes if approved by IRS
Corporations (or their owners) are subject to income taxes
EXAMPLES OF REVENUES
Donor contributions,membership dues, program fees, fundraising events, grants, and investment income
Sales of merchandise, fees from services, investment income, gains on investments
N O N P R O F I T E X P E N S E S Program, management and ARE REPORTED BY general, and fundraising THESE FUNCTIONS SOURCES OF MONEY OTHER THAN REVENUES
Borrow from lenders
MEDIA (2) Communicating information
RESEARCH (1) Organizing information
COLL ABORATION Borrow from lenders; Issue shares of stock
(3) Implementing information
Our Work INFORMATION| COMMUNICATION | COLL ABORATION RESEARCH
Provides information (RESEARCH). Provides communication (MEDIA). Provides strategic analysis and facilitates global cooperation and local development. All AV products and services are reflective of transformative strategies and cultural harmony.
Real time issue driven initiatives are the basis of our research operation. Research obligations are either RFP/CFPs, contractual, or in-house information analysis requirement. Our research is focused on transformative strategies for sustainable development and cultural harmony.
MEDIA AV media provides a safe advocacy platform for social change and cultural rapprochements. At the same time serves as a global information exchange system by connecting local interests with relative global intelligence networks. AV media is uniquely suitable in many ways for engaging focal issues and addressing social challenges in real time.
DEVELOPMENT Sustainable development department focuses on developing transformative strategies, relationship development and partnerships, cooperation and collaborative efforts for effective implementation through capacity building, local partnership monitoring and evaluation programs.
Areas of Focus: AV Program Categories
VISION FOR AFRICAN COMMUNITIES.
AV facilitates adequate quality healthcare system programs in par with global average standard. This includes practical commitment to eradicate violence against women and children.
AV facilitates cross cultural entrepreneurial opportunities, vocational, professional workforce development, and job placement operations. This includes women’s financial empowerment as a poverty eradication strategy in selective communities.
The program is organized and represented by a wide range of grassroots organizations and experts on a diverse scientific, social, and economics of green politics and environmental issues. Topics are centered around sustainable management of resources and stewardship of the environment through advocacies on changes in public policies and individual behavior in recognition of humanity, ecosystems, ecology, health, and human rights.
AV facilitates access to quality educational programs for children and adults alike on many topics that are considered to be transformative strategies for human and societal development and advancement.
PROJECTS: • • • •
M&E on Hospital Emergency readiness Mobile Clinic capability development: EMS, HMS Compliance and Awareness Campaign Mapping community health needs/status in designated communities
PROJECTS: Work Force Development Program Government Contracts information facilitation Cross cultural entrepreneurial opportunities.
• • • •
ACE: African Cultural Exchange. LEAP (Learn and Earn Advance ment Projects). AVTV African Language School The PINK AFRICA /AVAWA Institute of African cultures and 20 Traditions
African Views Operations Flow SUBHEADLINE Development Needs Assessment and Society Resource
that keep asking for money to keep feeding the third world’s people needs. Yet the old adage expresses common sense that when you give a man a fish and you’d feed him for a day. However, teach him how to fish and you’d feed him for a life time. People need to ask appropriate questions, especially when their expectations are not met. People need to know how to best demand accountability when expectations are inot met.
Mapping = Information (Education about ways and means)
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
AV T V (AFRICAN VIEWS TELEVISION)
PROPOSAL COLL ABORATION IMPLEMENTATION
African Views Media Outlets
AV media is divided into three main categories: AVTV, AV Radio, and AV Print. All AV media programs are unique in that they combine social media and other innovative tools in the virtual environment to facilitate effective communication and information exchange in real-time. Major changes and new emphasis have already begun to appear on the development scene, but there are still many organizations
SOCIAL MEDIA RADIO (AV TELFORUMS)
African Views Television: Documentaries on Global African Development AV T V AVTV currently has a collection of video documentaries on African experiences in every country. The Videos include lectures, nonprofit activities, and archived country development history. The mission of AVTV is to promote social development programs and efforts. The goal is to have a TV channel dedicated to AVTV programs.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH AV T V NOW.
SURENDRA KUMAR KAUSHIK
June 21, 1944 - July 30, 2014 Obituary It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our board members, Surendra K., KAUSHIK, Ph.D. Passed on July 30, 2014. Dr. Kaushik was born in Malsizar, Rajasthan, India on June 21, 1944. earned his Ph.D. in economics from Boston University in 1976. Since 1981, Dr. Kaushik has served as a professor of Finance at Pace University Lubin School of Business in New York City. He lived in Briarcliff Manor, NY for 33 years with his wife Helena until her passing in 2013. In Helena's honor Dr. Kaushik founded the Mrs. Helena Kaushik Women's College in India. Dr. Kaushik saw Mrs. Helena Kaushik Women's College to its 15th year. The College has graduated over 1,500 young women who have gone on to be elements of change in their communities. | Memorial | I have known Dr. Surendra Kaushik for many years, and I miss his energy and compassion to further educate young women in providing them with a sound college education at his college, the Helena Kaushik Women's College in Rajasthan, India. Both he and his wife, who suffered a major stroke many years ago (and has since passed away), always had this mantra in mind: “When you empower a woman with a college education, you empower her community, as well.” I am proud to serve as EducationalFacilitator, and look forward to continuing in his efforts to bring a complete education, at an amazingly affordable price, to women of all ethnic and religious backgrounds, even encouraging college-age women from Africa to enroll in that great educational institution, the Helena Kaushik Women's College.
William A. Verdone, Chairman African Views Organization
Surendra Kaushik was an honored personal friend and a valued member of African Views organization’s board. We miss him. Rest in Peace. Wale Idris Ajibade, Executive Director
Mrs. Helena Kaushik Women’s P.G. College (Accredited by the Government of Rajasthan and the University Grants Commission of India) P.O. Malsisar, Dist. Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan India 331 028 Phone: 91 (01595) 246593, 246818 A Not-for-Profit, Day & Residential Institution of Higher Education 150 miles west of Delhi Offering B.A., B.Com., B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A., & M. Sc. Degrees of the University of Rajasthan) since 1999. Persons, organizations, institutions globally are cordially invited to participate in the empowerment of women through higher education at the College. Governments, UN, NGO and corporations are welcome to support women’s advancement. Admission for students from around the world are open now for 2014-2015. Give a scholarship to a deserving student to study at the College. For more information please contact: (501 © 3 tax-exempt New York Corporation) Dr. Surendra K. Kaushik, Chairman P.O. Box 234, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510-1017 Phone: (914) 762-6168; Cell: (914) 602-2507 RED SPONSO E-Mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.helenakaushik.org
AV Social Media Radio (AV Teleforums)
Broadcasting global discussions on Social Sciences and Humanities. Serving as a collaborative social development information exchange framework for community leadership and global activism. AV Radio: If you have something to say, here is the power to say it: â€œThe World is Listening!â€?
African Views Teleforums
Community Health Programs: African Health Dialogues AFRICAN HEALTH DIALOGUES TEAM
PROGRAM PROGRAM PROGRAM PROGRAM PROGRAM
CATEGORY: HEALTH FOCUS: AFRICA LOCATION: USA OUTCOME: AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE AND LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR COMMUNITY? • • •
Identify critical health challenges within a community Promote mental health and infectious diseases awareness Map community health needs/ status in designated communities’ emergency response preparedness
CHP The objective of the AHD programs is to provide health literacy, advocacy, and inspire consensus and leadership roles in improving public health care status in underserved communities. The discussion accommodates a wide range of organizations and experts’ views and advice on diverse scientific and socio-economic aspect of health and welfare issues. This program includes field work, and often involves partnership with local hospitals, physicians, HMO providers, and international medical students to meet expected outcome.
Regina Askia WILLIAMS, RN
DR. Biodun AWOSUSI
DR. Ladi OWOLABI
M R. Folusho OBE
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
Dr. Malcom Bryant, Associate Professor Boston University Dr. Gregory Pappas MD, PhD
The Role of Primary Care in Advancing Goals 4 and 5
Shana De Caro, VP American Academy of Brain Injury Dr. Omar Khan, M.D. MPH, Medical Director PMRI and CCH of Delaware Dr. Paul Freeman D.Ph. MBBS MPH MHP
Urban Living: A Challenge to Reaching MDGs PADMINI MURTHY, MD, MPH, MS, CHES
MDGs and Post-2015 Development Agenda Women’s Empowerment and Effects of Gender Based Violence
Dr Nohra Villamil Torres, MD, MPH, MSc, MHSEQ
Role of Primary Health Care in Promoting the MDGs
Cecilia Dinio Durkin, Fair Trade Botswana Ruby Warnock and Kelly Johnson Dr Beatrice Wiafe Addai, M.D.PhD Michael K. Gusmano, Ph.D., The Hastings Center Danet, Ph.D. Sara Nowlin, Dr. David Sachs
The Millenn ium Declaration, adopted by all 189 United Nations Member States in 2000, promised a bett er world with less poverty, hunger and disease; a world in which mothe rs and children have a greater chance of surv ivi ng and of receivi ng an education, and where women and girls have the same opportunities as men and boys. It promised a health ier environm ent and greater coope ration — a world in which developed and developi ng count ries work in partn ership for the betterment of all. The declaration established eight Millenn ium Developm ent Goals (MDGs) and time-bound targ ets by which progress can be meas ured. With the 2015 deadline loomi ng, how much progress has been made? And is the pace of progress suff icient to achieve the goals? The MDGs break down into 21 quan tifiable targ ets that are measured by 60 indicators. ( Source: UN , 2011). http://bit.ly/AVMDGs
E L V I R A B E R A COCHEA, MD.
Lessons from Angola and Colombia
Fair Trade Principles for Women (The Botswana Experience) Systematic Review of Women’s Economic Self-Help Group Program Partnering to Improve Women’s Health “Think Globally Act Locally” Environment and Infectious Diseases
Health Professionals and Academia’s Role in Achieving the MDGS
Mentoring and Partnerships: Building Bridges for Peace
Women Physicians’ Role in Improving Maternal Health (MDG 5)
Challenges Faced By Migrant Workers
The Millenium Development Goals and Human Rights
Education and Its Role in Promoting Gender Equity Think Locally Act Globally: MDG 7
Empowering Girls as tomorrow’s Leaders Mentoring Personel How to 26 Achieve MDGs (Learning from Peru) Rio Plus 20 and Its Outcomes
Family and Social Life… In A Nutshell
OBJECTIVE The objective of this program is to discuss matters that occur in modern families and social lifestyle, in order to create and tackle some of human challenges. The program is designed to provide advocacy, and inspire consensus and humanitarian roles in improving life and social relationships in the society. SPECIAL GUEST: Cecilia Tengroth, Legal Advisor Swedish Red Cross Chief Police Inspector Katarina Paulsson from Åmål Police in Sweden, and Police Investigator Karpla Karney from Pleebo Police in Liberia and Stephanie Angelo, SPHR, “Award-winning expert in domestic abuse spillover to the workplace. 27
RAOL AT NIKE AGUNBIADE-ERIN TIMOTHY EVANS
BRENDA GRACE OKOTT ONYINYE STEPHANIE A N YA D I K, M D.
Spiritual Abuse Awareness of Citizenship Entitlements and Basic Human Rights The Challenges of living, Working and growing Up Abroad Awareness of Citizenship Entitlements and B asic Human Rights The Psychological Effects of Rejection and Rejection Management
Domestic Violence Human Traffics Importance of Youth in Politics and the Role Family PROGRAM CATEGORY: Family & Social life Program focus: Awareness and advocacy on spousal abuse, on developmental issues Program location: India, Sweden, UK, Ukraine, and USA Program outcome: partnership and support for government and law enforcement efforts to reduce domestic crime
Protection against Domestic Violence By Law Enforcement Agencies The Importance of Youth in Politics and the Role Family
Green Africa Team (Past and Present Program Team Members) OBJECTIVE Topics are centered around sustainable management of resources and stewardship of the environment through advocacies on changes in public policies and individual behavior in recognition of humanity, ecosystems, ecology, health, and human rights.
PROGRAM CATEGORY: Environmental sustainability Program focus: Climate Change and Program outcome: Sustainable development advocacy and awareness to the challenges of the small holder farmers in Africa.
AYSHAH MAENDE NEN MAIYO
Land Use in Africa Adjusted Savings: Net Forest Depletion in Africa
African Transition to Green Economy Aquatic Pollution Challenges and Benefits of Youths in Mining Areas Deforestation! Degradation and Fragmentation
Drought in Africa Earthquakes and Tremors Economics of Waste Managment Electronic Waste Management Strategies Greener Africa Greenhouse Gases effect on Climate Change
Maintaining Sustainable Ecosystem in Africa Partnering With Small Holder Farmers (Sustainable Agriculture) Soil Erosion, Contamination and Salinization Sustainable Agriculture in Africa The Business and Recycling Of Christmas Trees in Africa Urban Sprawl Views of Youths in Mining Areas Waste Managment Water and Sanitation in Africa Water Pollution in Africa Water Shortages in Dry Seasons History of Environmental Care in Africa
Youth Initiatives Team (Past and Current Program Team Members) Perspectives on Fulbright
PURPOSE The purpose of the African Views Youth initiatives program is to provide a platform where young people can connect and communicate across cultural, national, institutional, and disciplinary boundaries in order to discuss issues that are specific to the youth, share ideas, collaborate and learn from the world. The program provides a unique opportunity for students, faculty, young people, and mentors to make a lasting difference.
4th Youth and Governance Conference – Accra 2012 African Civil Societies: Are They Active or Passive? CONSTANCE WA LYA R O
African Youth Decade Plan of Action All Roads Lead to Freedom Statue in Zambia Contributions of African Youths to the World of Arts
T U L LY MCLOUGHLIN
Conversations about Fulbright Grant Debut of the Youth Initiatives Program Generation Jobless? Youth Unemloyment in Africa Harnessing the Zambian Sunlight
TOPICS COVERED 31
If Women Ruled the World “Let’s Dance and Play”: Tapping an Infinite Resource Voices from Ghana’s Rising Music Screne Perspectives of African Students at Yale
Pioneer Young Journalists in War-Torn Sudan Preparing the Next Generation of African Female Leaders Redefining Philantrophy: Children’s Prize Million Dollar Initiative Student and Youth Cultural Exchange Contribution of Youth to the Advancement of Human Rights Five and Five Campaign: Mobilizing Around the Youth Decade The Impact of Its On Youth Developement The Role of Young People in Africa’s Cultural The Youth’s Vote Youth and Politics Youth and Sports: Is Soccer More Than Just A Sport to Africans? Youth Entrepreneurships Youth Leadership: Are Leaders Born Or Bred?
Culture Harmony Dialogue Team The Global Friendship Run Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion on World Cultural Diversity Day (In Collaboration with UNAOC)
CULTURAL DIALOGUES The world’s paradigm is shifting from cultural homogeneity to cultural diversity. The term “cultural diversity” expresses the variety of our cultural differences, showcasing each in its unique way, and highlights the strengths of cultural synergy in society. This program is designed to promote cultural harmony.
Jazz for Peace
GUESTS: Jean Christophe Bas, Stan Cottrel, Dr. Burt Danet, Mary Jennings, Sascha Chavez, Oladade Siyonbola, Beverly Bronson, Emma Gillespie, Noeleen Cholla, Stan Cutrell, Burton Danet, Ph.D. of ABC4All and Margaret Hampton, Eduardo Vargas Torao (GACD) and Rick DellaRatta
TOPICS COVERED WEBSITE africanviews.org/open-cultures KIM SWANN
Women Empowerment Women’s Voices | Women’s Advancement PROGRAMS
Verbal Abuse as a form of Violence Dr. Maria Umeh, John Jay College of against Women Criminial Justice
The program focuses on coordinating international and intercultural efforts to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment into poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and environment and sustainable development through our global network of university students, scholars and friends and colleagues who work to ensure that women have a real voice in all governance institutions, from the judiciary to the civil service, as well as in the private sector and civil society.
Care for Victims of Violence N.Ebo, Critical Care Nurse, against Women Dr. Delois Blakely DR. SURENDRA KAUSHIK
DR. SOROSH ROSHAN
Empowerment of Women as Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely Tool for Ending Violence Stand up for Girls Lit World Organization United NAtions International Working Group on girls at the United Observance Day for the Girl: Nations Violence against the Girl-Child The Role of Religions on Violence Imam Adam Fofana, Principal and Imam against Women - ICMG.
TOPICS COVERED These programs are focused on various issues affecting the wellbeing of women and the role of women in national development, as well as observe global work by UN Women.
A Global Overview of Violence Dr. May Obie China, against Women Guest Speaker: Wendy Schaetzel Lesk The State Of School and College Dr. Surendra Kaushik, Dr. Sorosh Roshan Education in African Countries Building Women’s Self Esteem from Dr. Surendra Kaushik, Childhood to Maturity Dr. Sorosh Roshan Women’s Rights are Human Rights: Declaration of Human Rights
Dr. Surendra Kaushik, Dr. Sorosh Roshan
Youth as Agents: Dr. Surendra Kaushik, Boys & Girls Combating Violence Dr. Sorosh Roshan Effects of Violence Against Women Tabitha Vitome, Hakiyetu on the Society
Partnership with Public and Private Institutions AV’s Research Project Partners
AGENCY FOR COOPERATION AND RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENT (ACORD): Founded in 1976, is one of the oldest and largest African organizations. Maintains 375 staff team, works with more than one million Africans and 2000 partners on the continent and worldwide. acordinternational.org (Monitoring and Evaluation team)
GULU WOMEN’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION (GWED-G):
is a health and women’s empowerment organization based in northern Uganda. gwedg.org – (Social Development and Women Empowerment Services team)
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES:
provides quality education and training focused on career success in the fields of Health Care, Business and Technology, and to provide a learning environment that inspires all students to realize their full potential. (aipstudies. com/) – (Curriculum Advancement and Vocation matching team)
DOKOLO TECHNICAL SCHOOL:
Dokolo Technical School, founded in 1980, is one of the leading Technical Schools in Uganda. (Information) –Vocational Education Services project Hosting
WORLD WATER AND SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES:
is a fully integrated, solar pump, purify and desalinate water; can provide auxiliary power and communications. worldwatersolar.com (Economic Infrastructure development team)
RUTGERS UNIVERSIT Y:
Faculty Director : Department of Plant Biology & Pathology – Bio Waste management 35
HOWARD UNIVERSIT Y:
Faculty Member of Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) Teacher training
BYKA GROUP CANADA:
supports NGO’s by creating businesses that are supported by the community. (Community development services including care for elderly, disabled and wheelchairs facilities)
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL, LLC (SSI):
specialize in environmental technology, appropriate technology development, and research and analysis; founded through the University of Georgia’s Venture Lab program with the core mission to “move innovative technologies in bioenergy and organic waste management from research laboratories to mainstream use.”
HELENA KAUSHIK WOMEN’S COLLEGE:
Helena Kaushik Women’s College in Rajasthan India offers quality, affordable, and higher education degrees and certificate programs in arts, science, technology, commerce, education, nursing, etc. , to international female students as part of its commitment to women’s education and empowerment in the world
Human Spirit Recognition
He testified before the US Congress on September 17, 2014 on the Ebola crisis in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. During Scientist and Humanitarian The impact of infectious diseases in developing his congressional testimony, Dr. Nyan recommended a more countries and the high probability of interna- strategically coordinated response to the Ebola outbreak and tional cross border transmission risk increase the establishment of Institutes or Centers for Disease Control the burden of public health emergency reand Prevention in Africa as a whole. sponse preparedness as well as pose a severe global threat. The current Ebola outbreak that THE INVENTION: is ravaging parts of West Africa is a good example. Never before in recent history has a PORTABLE RAPID INFECTIOUS DISEASES DETECTION AND biosafety level-4 pathogen infected so many DIAGNOSTICS KIT people so quickly, over such a wide geographical area, for so long. The technology invented by Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan is described in scientific terms as a quantitative Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan’s invention makes an imperamultiplex isothermal amplification system. This method can tive contribution towards the global collective simultaneously detect and identify at least response to containing and eradicating such an epi7 different viral pathogens such as HIV, Hepatitis B virus Dougbeh-Chris Nyan, M.D demic. Dr. Nyan has created a portable rapid infec(HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), Hepatitis E virus tious diseases detection and diagnostic system that is ABOUT THE INVENTOR: (HEV), Dengue virus (DENV), Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) an essential component of containing and combating Dougbeh-Chris Nyan, M.D. is a bioand West Nile virus (WNV). The technique also the spread of infectious diseases everywhere. medical research scientist of Liberian has the capability to detect Ebola virus, Plasmodium (malarorigin who specializes in infectious ia), Typhoid, Tuberculosis, Leshmania, Dr. Nyan invented the tests while working as a scientist disease diagnostics. He earned his Trypanosoma, Influenza virus and a host of other infectious at the Laboratory of Emerging Pathogens of the medical degree from the Charité-Meddiseases. The test is sensitive and specific. Division of Emerging and Transfusion Transmitted ical Faculty of the HumboldtDiseases at the US Food and Drug Administration University of Berlin in the Federal INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY (FDA). He previously invented a non-invasive diagRepublic of Germany and was trained Dr. Nyan’s invention offers a great opportunity for potential nostic test for Helicobacter pylori (the stomach ulcers as a scientist at the National return on investments. It also offers a sustainable solution to bacterium) which was published in September 2004 in Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Unitimmediate and future challenges on the needs for improving the scientific journal “Infection and Immunity”. His ed States of America. His expertise health infrastructure everywhere. The invention is marketable latest work on Hepatitis B virus diagnosis was recently focuses on developing simple and on a world-wide scale, thus offering a potential investment published in the journal, “Clinical Infectious rapid diagnostic tests for detecting opportunity to investors in Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin Diseases” in May 2014. Dr. Nyan has been involved in blood-borne infectious pathogens. America, Europe, and North America. volunteer work and currently heads the Diaspora 36 Liberian Emergency Response Task Force on the Ebola Contact: Dougbeh Chris Nyan, M.D. (email@example.com)
African Views Resource Mapping Program African Views Resource mapping spans across different scales and scope of community to country needs. Mapping provides an alternative approach to visualizing and understanding of what is already present in a community as well as help to identify where gaps exists for the common “needs” or “deficit” models of services. Mapping focuses on what communities have to offer by identifying assets and resources that can be used for building a system. This program serves as one of AV’s core model for performance monitoring and evaluation system. AV provides analysis on 100 indicators for 241 countries and territories with the notion that to realize vision and meet goals, a community may have to work across programmatic and geographic boundaries to develop partnerships--a group of equals with a common interest working together over a sustained period of time to accomplish common goals. These principles provide the foundation for the mapping process. AV Country performance Analysis index has 16 categories listed as follows:
Descriptive Indicators |Governance Indicators |Cultural Identity: Religion, Cultures and Beliefs | Indicators for Political and Social Institutions | Quality and Influence, Indicators for Social Quality | Global Mobility & Hosting: Travel and Tourism| Business Opportunity |Economic Performance Index |Indicator of sovereign Infrastructure Transportation |Infrastructural Energy | Health and Welfare Indicators | Productive Capacity Indicators |Country Performance Assessment| 37 Country Athletic Assessment| Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI) | African Views Index
Embracing Africa’s Growth through Honorable Partnership
Africa’s Top Trading Partners (The U.S. is not the only country selling to Africa)
EMINENT GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY There is no real competition for a true sustainable development module in Africa. World leaders need to invest in the heart of the people, enabling them to make healthy decisions and participating in the world’s creative process on a global ethical standard. This is why we owe it to ourselves to support and guide young and promising organizations such as African Views. There is no quick fix. African development is human development.
GPS project in Africa is set to be a game change for both local and international markets. Slum dwellers have started using handheld devices to put their communities on the map.
1. CHINA 109,1
2. USA 90,5
3. INDIA 44,9
BILLION US DOLLARS IN EXPORTS
4. GERMANY 31,7
5. FRANCE 30,5
Alliances and Partnerships with High Performing Government Institutions AV LOOKS AT GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCES IN AFRICA AND THE CARIBBEAN AND RANKS THEM UPON THEIR MERITS. People are central to that task, not only the government or private interest organizations. We believe that the true way to work successfully for a common cause or common interest of improving conditions of life is through partnership between government and grass root organizations. People can no longer expect governments to fulfill all regulatory services for social and human conditions by themselves while they wait on the side lines. It is exactly these kinds of expectations that create disconnections between a governing body of people and its society. Wherever such disconnect or lack of adequate communication exists between a government and the people, un-
just laws are made or good laws are unenforceable. Instead of shifting blames on governments or people, especially as it is common practice in developing countries, a shift in paradigms can ultimately be more useful whereby people and government have transparency, communicate freely and good policies and laws can be made on peopleâ€™s desire and good of the nation. It is important that government listens and important that citizens are able to speak out. In picture above, AV Executive Director signing an agreement to develop a cultural archive with the former Director-General, Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau (LASRAB).
AV Executive Director in picture shaking hands with the former Director-General, Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau (LASRAB), late Mr. Rafiu Bolaji Uthman (white shirt).
Sustainable Energy Development Projects AUSTRIAN-NIGERIAN INITIATIVE (ANI) ANI, the initiator of the WHELP PROJECT concept is an NGO, based and registered in Vienna, Austria. It has the basic idea to promote transfer of technology and knowledge (TROTAK). Under this concept ANI initiated several projects in the IT-sector on “Bridging the Digital Gap” by establishing IT centers in different locations of Nigeria. Contact M R . K U N L E B A N W O at 0112347063076154 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOMALILAND ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (SESDO) SESDO is non-governmental, non-partisan, and non-profit making organization established in 2003 to promote energy for sustainable development. SESDO was established by group of energy professionals, environment activists and development workers based in Somaliland. The head office of the organization is in Hargeisa, while the activities are carried out all over Somaliland regions.
Contact Address: B A D A C A S A R E A , near Golis University Campus, Hargeisa, Somaliland. Tel: + 252 2 4417393; 4422516; 4422228 E-mail: Sesdo.email@example.com; / firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: sesdo.org
Current AV Transformative Development Strategies FOCUS AV sustainable department comprises of field work, most of which are community development needs assessment, development indicator validation, and society resource mapping. This effort allows AV organization to put creative theories in action as well as design and balance the need for suitability, practicality, and sustainability of applicable projects on the ground.
C O U N T R Y D I R E C T O R S P R O G R A M – Relationship and capacity building S T U D E N T C H A P T E R S : AV collegiate chapters in colleges and universities P I N K A F R I C A – International recognition of African Women ‘s advocate A F R I C A N W O M E N A D V A N C E M E N T – Community Economic Development A F R I C A N Y O U T H U N E M P L O Y M E N T : Learn as you Earn Advancement Projects (LEAP) IMPROVING PRIMARY, SECONDARY COMMUNITY
AND HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION DROPOUT RATE
H E A L T H C E N T E R S : HMO advocacy and mobile clinic advocacy
A F R I C A N C U L T U R A L E X C H A N G E ( A C E ) Programs:/Projects A M E R I C A N I N S T I T U T E O F P R O F E S S I O N A L S T U D I E S : Work Force development I N S T I T U T E O F A F R I C A N C U L T U R E S A N D T R A D I T I O N S : African Language School AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN LEADERSHIP PERFORMANCE RANKING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL ENROLMENT AND GRADUATION INCREMENT
African Views Research Team MISSION AV Research focuses on baseline and feasibility studies, monitoring and evaluation, intervention pilot projects, and other transformative advocacy programs focusing on health, education, women, youth and economic development. The ultimate notion is to combine intelligence and wisdom from various professional disciplines and scholastic departments in order to generate new ideas and stimulate a great deal of innovation from the team to attain a higher level of perspectives and performance.
Jacqueline HOWARD-MATTHEWS PHD
Pamela Judith ANGWECH
Helen BOND PHD
Brenda OKOTT INTERNATIONAL H-L AW
Didier BERTRAND PHD
Wa l e I D R I S A J I B A D E MBA
F r a n c i s A D Y A N G A 42 (PHD)
Anti Violence Against Women Act AV Association (AVAWA) for Women A Sustainable Strategy for Localization of the Universal Agenda on Gender Equality in Africa FOCUS
Anti Violence Against Women Act (AVAWA) is a comprehensive national anti violence against women policies and procedures. It is essentially an ‘Act’ of accountability on the need to respect and meet the national mandate already stated within a country’s own constitution to protect and empower women within its borders. Sign the petition
Association for Women Advancement
Women advancement as a strategy for ending poverty in the community is being implemented effectively through AVAWA in Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Tanzania and Colombia.
MADAM INNOCENCE NDIAYE NTAP
Former Commissioner of Communications, Dakar , Senegal, (Summit Chair)
PINK AFRICA is an annual summit award program covering for 13 categories of women development affairs in Africa. It is also the umbrella concept for promoting the AVAWA in Africa and elsewhere.
Anti Violence Against Women’s Associations formed in local communities will serve as the proxy for scaling and reporting the benefits from the government mandates for empowerment and protection of Women directly. This AVAWA Network initiative is an inclusive broad coalition of individuals, organizations, independent, public and private institutions in capacity ensuring, monitoring, and evaluating proper implementation of the statutes in the Act. Country Specific Summit Logo
Associates and Country Directors (AVCD) TEAM DEVELOPMENT AND LOCAL PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES The AVCD program is a core component of African Views Organization AVCDs are essential outreach partners representing an African country or African Diaspora communities or societies in other continents. AVCDs are necessary to implement transformative strategies and cultural harmony.
Associates and Country Directors (AVCD) COUNTRY DIRECTORS PROVIDES COUNTRY REPORT AND FACILITATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR INTERVENTION PILOT PROJECT ASSIGNMENT IN HOST COUNTRY. AVCD selection is rigorous and based on integrity, honesty, commitment, knowledge, and hardworking. This is based on years of cultivated relationship with AV. African Views country directors are highly recommended in their fields of expertise or as intelligence resource in the country or community they represent.
Programs and video clips about African events from across the world.
Contact Kim Swann: Kimeticssolutions@gmail.com
C O N TA C T: Ensemble 212 c / o Yo o n J a e L e e 301 W 45th Street #7J N e w Yo r k , N Y 1 0 0 3 6 WEBSITE: http://w w w.ensemble212. org
Ensemble 212’s mission is to propel the careers of young professional musicians as they develop into the finest performing artists of their generation. By bringing outstanding musicians together to perform at the highest level, Ensemble 212 plays a crucial role in creating new opportunities for New York’s emerging instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers. Highlights include performances at diverse venues such as Good Shepherd-Faith Church, Merkin Concert Hall, Miller Theatre, New York City Center, John Zorn’s The Stone, collaborations with David Krakauer, Nicholas Kitchen & Yeesun Kim of the Borromeo String Quartet, Daniel Phillips of the Orion String Quartet, a memorial concert titled “Remembering 9/11: Memorial, Reflection, Assurance” and “Cultural Convergences”, an innovative presentation of modern dance and world music. Ensemble 212 has been featured on 105.9 FM WQXR’s Q2 Music program and on BBC News Magazine. In recognition for its contribution to excellence in New York’s diverse cultural scene, the orchestra was acknowledged by 93.9 FM WNYC & WQXR’s Salute The Arts *STAR* Initiative in 2009 and 2013.
Education on Cultural Harmony FACTS AV Cultural Exchange (ACE) Programs for children encourage cross-cultural learning, understanding, and cross cultural-confidence development.
ACE: Cultural Harmony With World indigenous string instruments ABOUT Introduction to diversity of World Traditional String Musical Instruments (Cultural Harmony with African Kora) This program is designed to introduce African Kora as one of the worldâ€™s leading traditional string instruments to the audience.
The Kora is being compared to other traditional musical instruments by regions and then played together in harmony. Kids learn that indigenous African musical and dance expressions are maintained by oral tradition, and experience harmony of cultures..
Transformative Strategies for Cultural Harmony and Peace ABOUT Violin, Cello, Sarod, Tabla and Kora (AV program format) for about 400 diplomats at the Indian Consulate in NYC. The program received a 10 minutes standing ovation.
ACE: A Transformative Toolkit for Promoting Empathy and Cultural Harmony in Schools and Beyond
African Cultural Exchange (ACE)
THE ACE PROGRAM
SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMANITITES FOR CHILDREN
The ACE program for children is designed to raise awareness cultural harmony and respect for all people of all ages, gender and culture. AV contributes to UNICEF program on A World Fit for Children is Fit for Us All. This program stresses on the child’s right to full and meaningful participation and inclusion, in the spirit of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The AV team consists of the program director Mrs. Lauren Purcell Wiener, and supporters of the project such as the legendary Alhaji Papa Susso, the widely acknowledged Yacouba Sissoko, Sacha Chavez, Frances Hanlon, Bukola Shonuga, Dr. Nkechi Agwu, Karina Gonzalez, Judy Hossein and many more – working together with us to make this program happen in schools around NY and NJ.
FACTS 1. African Cultural crafts. Making Ndebele Dolls 2.
Introduction to original African forms of artistic expressions: string Instruments in
comparative to other cultures and societies. 3. Presentation on African diversity: Connecting children of same age group and grades in Africa together with children abroad in through Skype.
Making Learning Exciting ACE – Children’s Program Team FOCUS African Cultural Exchange (ACE) is a transformative strategic program that implements innovative tools of empathy to teach cultural harmony. we can do more in many countries, making learning fun for children everywhere in the world. If you are interested in any of our children’s program contact us email@example.com
The ACE program gives SchoolAge children the necessary foundation or adjustment of awareness cultural diversity and cultural harmony for people across ages, genders and cultures. The program’s objectives includes to enhance the rigor of the social studies disciplines; to cultivate or enhance the instinct towards critical thinking and targeted problem solving, and participatory skills to become engaged citizens; and to align the common core academic
standards in arts and literacy in history, social studies and humanities. The Ace program covers the effect of culture on civics, cultural arts, economics, geography, and history. Empathy allows us to identify and understand another’s situation, feelings, desires, ideas, motives and actions. ThE ability to imagine oneself in another’s place is increasingly important in today’s school, college, professional and civic life.
AV’s Role in Achieving Universal Primary and Secondary School Education in Africa (MDG2) FACTS We are open to partnering with local government public schools to provide basic needs for students; to make learning desirable and reduce the rate of student dropout. We currently work with schools in Nigeria, Botswana, Senegal, Uganda and Mozambique. “The greatest natural resource that
MRS ABIOLA A JIBADE DAVIES, President of AVAWA Nigeria distributing gifts to performing children in Lagos, Nigeria.
we have on the planet is the minds and hearts of our children.” Sarina Condello Empowering children around the world through the arts! The Big Little Caravan of Joy! By partnering with schools in Central, East, North, South, and West African regions – we are able to develop fun programs for primary and secondary schools that encourages students
to enjoy learning through international programs exposures and participation. This includes hygiene program for girls and installing new playgrounds and swings in schools. Contact us for details if you are interested in any of our programs for school children around the world.
AV Partners with Sidewalk University to Distribute Corrective Eye Glasses to School Children in Africa and the Caribbean FACTS
Poor vision negatively affects a childâ€™s ability to learn in school and robs an adult of independence, mobility and quality of life, especially if they cannot afford the cost or the lack of trained opticians.
Imagine those children not being able to see to learn properly in school. Imagine those people who cannot hold a job, or perform independent tasks due to eye problem. The problem of poor vision is actually not just a health problem alone; it is also an educational problem, as well as economic and quality of life problem. AV connects service beneficiaries and service providers wherever necessary.
AV’s Role in Achieving Universal Primary Education in Africa (MDG2)
PARTNERS AV partners with organizations such as the Caravan of Joy is in full swing! Together we are making learning fun for children 53 everywhere in the world.
Every nation’s paradigm is shifting from cultural homogeneity to cultural diversity. The term “cultural diversity” expresses the variety of our cultures as well as the uniqueness and value in each culture. Cultural harmony highlights the congruence of cultural strengths and the result of their synergy in a society. More and more, professional and faculty service providers must operate in cross-cultural contexts. Proper preparation is necessary to effectively prevent social threats and psychosocial health problems, even more so to generate more inclusive citizens of a multicultural society.
Institute of African Cultures and Traditions
ABOUT Institute of African Cultures and Traditions opens up the common space and offers a unique opportunity for teaching and learning from diverse cultural exposure to art and traditions of Africa and all of African Diaspora.
AFRICAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL ONLINE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Research shows that Africans and African communities abroad would enroll their children in an extracurricular African language if they could find something that fits their schedule and lifestyle. Many natives of Africa in diaspora who are lucky enough to be able to pass down their mother tongues to their children often wish they had an easier way in transferring their mother tongues and cultural heritage. Now they can through this AV African Language School initiative.
Offering African language courses to children and adults on flexible schedules online. Contact: AV@africanviews.org or call 646-583-2125 for details. (An AV initiative)
AV Revenues, Budget & Financial Accounting Policies
AV Budget and Revenue Policy Statement AFRICAN VIEWS’ FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES REFLECTS: INTEGRIT Y, TRANSPARENCY, AND ACCOUNTABILIT Y African Views Organization issues a detail statement of activities which allows grantees to recognize the clear distinction of overhead costs that are not directly attributable to projects or activities being funded by Foundation grants but are necessary to carry out the projects or activities. Since some foundations set limit to indirect cost for grantees, it is important to establish a cost rate. A rate is required if the organization has more than one project.
African Views organization must rely on contributions, program revenues, fundraising events, consultation, public and private grants, and investment income to funds its operations and objectivities.
Cost rate is 10%. This means that 90% of grant money is spent on project or program beneficiaries.
B U D G E T I N G Since resource development is often ongoing, budgets require frequent modification. Financial directors managing budget amounts are required to make the necessary adjustments. AV fixed expenses is set at $250,000 per year. We will be able to continue delivering our services on health, environment, education and economic wellbeing. An indirect cost rate is simply a method used to determine what proportion of indirect costs each program is allowed to bill into a grant. AV approved indirect
AV organization observes and practices concepts that are unique to nonprofit accounting and reporting, including the financial statements required by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
Projection of Income and Expenses | Accounting Policy and Practices ANNUAL BUDGET REVENUE PROJECTION
% OF BUDGET & SPENDING % OF REVENUES & EARNINGS
African Views Organization uses the accrual method of accounting: expenses are reported in the accounting period in which they best match the related revenues. If that is not clear, then the expenses are reported in the period in which they are used up.
35 % 30 % 25 % 20 % 15 % 10 % 5 %
AGNIESZKA 57G R Z Y B O W S K A Managing Director
ANDY HOWELL B o a rd Au d i to r
S S S S E) TS NEL NSE NTS OJECT ENT (AC JEC RAM ON A M O S E R T R R OG G R S G P R P N E & PE P A V N E S IA CH M& TIO T IN ON AV MED L EX ICA AT I JEC L A V N O B R A R O U U P D & P U LT NEW CH N C R A A C E I RES AFR AV
T Y P E S O F C O S T S : Direct costs, Indirect costs, Administrative costs, Program costs , Allowable costs, Unallowable costs
AV Statement of Functional Expenses MEANING In essence, a functional expense statement tells us why money was spent instead of what it was spent on. Note that 87% of our expenses are met by in-kind support, and only 13% of total expenses were actually paid for.
Annual Budget: Probable Funding Sources
Salaries % Related Costs
Administrative & Dues
Travel & Stipend
PRIVATE GRANTS FUNDING FROM PEOPLE LIKE YOU
AV PROGRAMS FUNDRAISING THRIFTS
$ 250,000/Y AV PRINT/ RESEARCH
CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
AV MEDIA/ RESEARCH
CHAPTER FIVE Why we care 59
Why We Care
The primary focus of the African Views is to connect transformative strategies with cultutural harmony through collaborative global intelligence and media. This process generates a transactional approach which assumes that knowledge-based products and services on African issues are rare because they are largely dispersed and unconsolidated. There are those who can provide these products and services and there are those who need or want to use them. There has not yet been a consolidation of information made readily available without having to dig into little known esoteric pockets. We are referring herewith to capacity development for self-representation and determination.
“The human adventure is so gloriously purposeful; it makes us act compelled and determined to be active - and pro-active - in giving to those in desperate need the compassion - and action - they so rightly deserve.
WILLIAM A. VERDONE Chairman, African Views Organization
We are indeed obligated to fill the minds of youth with education, the hearts of the despondent with optimism, and the bodies of the sick with hope.” Thank you.
TO ALL OUR ASSOCIATES, PARTNERS, SUPPORTERS, SPONSORS AND GRANTORS: THANK YOU!
African Views Corporate Identity Fact sheet
NONPROFIT CORPORATION (501 C 3)/ 509 (a) (2) Form 990: ACCOUNTING PERIOD ENDING December 31 T A X I D
African Views Organization
D U N S 032588156 CAGE CODE 032588156 / 6V4X3 NAICS 813319/ Other Social Advocacy S I C 83999909/ Social service information exchange SAM
A framework for research & development in the social sciences and humanities.
NAME IN IRS MASTER FILE AFRICAN VIEWS ORG
CONTACT INFO/ OTHER OFFICE LOCATIONS:
E M A I L : firstname.lastname@example.org O F F I C E P H O N E : 01-646-226-0262/ S K Y P E : Africanviews W E B S I T E : www.africanviews.org
STREET ADDRESS 223 PARK AVENUE City, State, Zip HOBOKEN, NJ 07030-3767
7636 113th Street, Suite 1B Forest Hills, NY, 11375 111 Turrell Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079
PUBLIC CHARITY STATUS
N T E E C O D E A23 NTEE CL ASSIFICATION Cultural, Ethnic Awareness NTEE TYPE Arts, Culture and Humanities
Algatan 14, 66236 Åmål, Sweden
CL ASSIFICATION Charitable Organization
1 Davies Close, Akinde Road, Alakuko, Lagos, Nigeria (0112348181626098) 0112348164176119
CONTRIBUTION DEDUCTIBILITY Yes
MAKING POVERTY HISTORY.