• An Animated History of Eastern Congo Initiative

    ECI Founder Ben Affleck shares his vision, passion, and purpose behind the founding of Eastern Congo Initiative.

    published: 11 Jan 2013
  • Ben Affleck and the Eastern Congo Initiative team with Starkey Hearing Foundation

    Watch as Ben Affleck and the Eastern Congo Initiative team up with Starkey Hearing Foundation to give the gift of hearing and change lives in the Congo.

    published: 08 Sep 2016
  • Ben Affleck and the Eastern Congo Initiative

    Ben Affleck describes the Eastern Congo Initiative as part of the presentation of his 2015 People's Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian.

    published: 22 Jan 2015
  • TOMS x Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) Video

    Ben Affleck, co-founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), talks about the partnership between his organization and TOMS, the One for One company that gives shoes to children in need. http://toms.sh/11fIEfm TOMS x ECI have partnered in distributing shoes to children in need already, and now are collaborating on Congolese-inspired TOMS Shoes that give to children -- One for One -- plus directly fund ECI's programs for youth and families in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Learn more about the partnership between TOMS and the Eastern Congo Initiative at... http://toms.sh/16eKPZy (UK) http://toms.sh/10Ynpjp (Canada) http://toms.sh/11fIEfm (everyone else!) Pick up a pair of these special-edition shoes at any of those three sites or at the TOMS Flagship store at 1344 Abbot Kinney,...

    published: 24 May 2013
  • Ben Affleck talks about his advocacy in Congo at Clinton Global Initiative

    (22 Sep 2016) AP Entertainment New York, 21. Sept. 2016 1. UPSOUND (English) Ben Affleck/Actor, Director, Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative: "Well, there was, of course, some irony. In 2009, I was spending my time avoiding all the journalists I could in the United States, and then traveling to Eastern Congo to find these extraordinary journalists. I assure you, the women who work at AFEM (South Kivu Women's Media Association), some of my friends in journalism here could learn a lot from them and their great brave and important work. Chouchou (Namegabe), thank you very much for what you've done: extraordinary." 2. Chouchou Namegabe, center, a founding member of the South Kivu Women's Media Association, and Actor Ben Affleck, the founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, attend...

    published: 17 Nov 2016
  • DR Congo : Will Kabila bend ?

    Subscribe to France 24 now : http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN After a spike in violence that’s left dozens dead in Kinshasa and the opposition headquarters smouldering, Congo Initiative’s Paul Robinson weighs the pros and cons of delaying elections and the temptation for President Joseph Kabila to follow the cue of Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi and extend his stay in power. Visit our website : http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel : http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter : https://twitter.com/France24_en

    published: 22 Sep 2016
  • Protecting Congo's Free-Loving Bonobos (2010)

    Congo Bonobos (2010): A new Conservation Initiative has been put in place to protect bonobos in Congo killed for bush meat. For similar stories, see: The Future of Virunga's Mountain Gorillas Is In Jeopardy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYTht_-lOuw The Mineral Which Powers Your Mobile Phone Also Fuels Endless Violence in the Congo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J7efsz_Y-c The Perpetrators of the Rwandan Genocide Are At Large in the Congo (2010) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktzqV_DTVkE Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/4931/congo-bonobos Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: ...

    published: 14 Jul 2016
  • The Eastern Congo

    This video is part of the Council on Foreign Relations' InfoGuide Presentation, "The Eastern Congo": http://www.cfr.org/congo The eastern Congo, the site of the deadliest conflict since World War II, has been ravaged by both foreign invasions and homegrown rebellions. Home to vast mineral and natural resource wealth, the country continues to defy efforts at pacification. As the conflict has morphed from a regional war to a series of tenacious local insurgencies, the civilians caught in the middle have paid the steepest price. And with critical elections approaching, the hard-won gains of an internationally-backed peace process are at risk.

    published: 10 Dec 2015
  • Ben Affleck on his work in the Congo and the role of celebrity in philanthropy

    Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ben Affleck receives the Valentine Davies Award for his humanitarian efforts from Writers Guild of America, West President Chris Keyser at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony. In March 2010, Affleck founded Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), the first U.S.-based advocacy and grant-making organization focused on working with the people of eastern Congo to increase the quality and quantity of investments in a region mired by conflict and instability. Affleck has traveled to the Congo on numerous fact-finding missions, met with countless Congolese, testified before the U.S. Congress on three separate occasions, and held meetings with senior officials in the U.S., DRC and other governments to raise global attention and action toward lasting impact. ...

    published: 18 Feb 2015
  • Introduction - Eastern Congo Initiative

    Founded by Ben Affleck, the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) is the first U.S. based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. We envision an eastern Congo vibrant with abundant opportunities for economic and social development, where a robust civil society can flourish. ECI believes that local, community-based approaches are essential to creating a sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo. Eastern Congo Initiative is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in the United States. ECI investors include the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Humanity United, Cindy Hensley McCain, Google, Laurene Powell Jobs of Emerson Collective, williamsworks and others.

    published: 11 Jan 2013
  • Theo & Eastern Congo Initiative

    Cultivating cocoa and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    published: 31 Aug 2016
  • The Great Coffee from Kivu

    In 2011, Eastern Congo Initiative began a bold journey to revitalize the Congolese coffee sector. Together with USAID, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and Catholic Relief Services, we developed a public-private partnership called Kawaha Bora Ya Kivu (KBYK) - which means 'Kivu fine coffee' in Swahili.

    published: 23 Aug 2016
  • Mirage: le mariage plombé par la dote au Congo et en Afrique...

    Mirage Grand Reportage: le mariage plombé par la dote au Congo Initiative: Matchoco de Zangul, un coiffeur atypique Découverte: Pointe-Noire en photo Le plus: bientôt une ville sur la planète mars Rencontre: Dira OSSOMBI et sa décoration écologique Commentaires et montage: Emmanuel Kolokou Voix Off: EK, Helioth Massamba, Diane Fidélise Mbanza, Prise de vue: Landry Mouloumbou, Anicet Effenguet, Séverin N'zouzi, Diffusé sur DRTV (Congo)

    published: 19 May 2017
  • USAID and Eastern Congo Initiative Partner to Conduct Landscape Analysis of CBOs in DRC

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), one of the principle obstacles to delivering effective support to community-based organizations (CBOs) is the lack of precise information on organizations and their capacity to effectively meet the most pressing needs of their community. In response, in 2011, with the support of USAID*, Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) conducted an unprecedented landscape analysis of CBOs across Maniema, North Kivu, Orientale, and South Kivu provinces. The result is a first- time report that gives policy leaders, investors, and analysts much-needed insight into the workings and nature of work being done to create a sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo. Through its ground-breaking Landscape Analysis of Community-Based Organizations, ECI has laid the ...

    published: 12 Aug 2013
  • Jean-Pierre Mbelu : La signature de la vente du Congo : initiative publique privée.

    Jean-Pierre Mbelu analyste politique congolais analyse l'actualité de la semaine : La signature de la vente du Congo : initiative publique privée.

    published: 24 Nov 2013
  • Nashville Episcopal Area UMC Congo Initiative

    Angela Overstreet, TNUMC Director of Missional Engagement shares about the Nashville Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church's East Congo Initiative.

    published: 13 Jun 2016
  • Ben Affleck Opening Statement (C-SPAN)

    Ben Affleck, Eastern Congo Initiative Founder, delivers his opening statement at Senate hearing on diplomacy. Watch the complete hearing here: http://cs.pn/1M42lVe

    published: 26 Mar 2015
  • Vision of Congo Initiative and UCBC

    Dr. David Kasali describes the holistic vision of Congo Initiative-UCBC for transformation in Congo.

    published: 21 Apr 2011
  • The Congo Botched Election: Where Do We Go From Here?

    Tony Gambino, Fellow, Eastern Congo Initiative Mvembe Dizolele, Fellow, Hoover Institute Jason Stearns, PhD Candidate, Yale University

    published: 16 Feb 2012
  • Partnerships in Eastern Congo

    We teamed up with Ben Affleck’s Eastern Congo Initiative to change the lives of more than 2,000 people in need. About Eastern Congo Initiative Founded by Ben Affleck, Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) is an advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. We envision an eastern Congo vibrant with abundant opportunities for economic and social development, where a robust civil society can flourish. ECI believes that local, community-based approaches are essential to creating a sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo. About Starkey Hearing Foundation About Starkey Hearing Foundation Starkey Hearing Foundation uses hearing as a vehicle to reflect caring and change lives around the world. Disabling hearing loss affects more tha...

    published: 19 Dec 2014
  • Ben Affleck Casts Spotlight on the Situation in the Congo

    Academy award winner Ben Affleck testifies in front of Congress and shines spotlight on the situation in Congo. Full Story: Academy award winner Ben Affleck brought his star power to Washington D.C. on Wednesday (February 26) where he met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and testified on Capitol Hill over the volatile situation in Congo. Affleck is the founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative organization, a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to peace and prosperity in the region, that he launched four years ago. The star and director of last year's best picture "Argo," and star in the upcoming "Gone Girl" said he was taking the celebrity attention and using it to focus on an issue he cares deeply about - the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Affleck, who has made nine trips to ...

    published: 27 Feb 2014
  • Learning (written for the Eastern Congo Initiative)

    music and lyrics by Andre Catrini. Sung by Shawna Hamic. This song was inspired by the work of the Eastern Congo Initiative. It premiered at the first annual Broadway Charity Songs on March 25, 2013 at Le Poisson Rouge. Piano: Jonathan Breit Drums: Yahya Alkhansa Guitar: Hussein Velaides Bass: Edward Krosney

    published: 27 Mar 2013
  • Secretary Kerry, Special Envoy Feingold Meet With Eastern Congo Initiative Founder Ben Affleck

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Russell D. Feingold meet with Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative Ben Affleck at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on February 26, 2014. A transcript is available at http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2014/02/222581.htm.

    published: 05 Mar 2014
  • DR Congo national dialogue initiative launched to promote peace

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has launched a national dialogue initiative aimed at bringing peace to the country. Government and the opposition have been at odds over the postponement of elections. And the opposition has held a stay-away. Meanwhile, for Congolese living abroad, the situation back home is a worrying one.

    published: 24 Aug 2016
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An Animated History of Eastern Congo Initiative

An Animated History of Eastern Congo Initiative

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  • Updated: 11 Jan 2013
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ECI Founder Ben Affleck shares his vision, passion, and purpose behind the founding of Eastern Congo Initiative.
https://wn.com/An_Animated_History_Of_Eastern_Congo_Initiative
Ben Affleck and the Eastern Congo Initiative team with Starkey Hearing Foundation

Ben Affleck and the Eastern Congo Initiative team with Starkey Hearing Foundation

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  • Updated: 08 Sep 2016
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Watch as Ben Affleck and the Eastern Congo Initiative team up with Starkey Hearing Foundation to give the gift of hearing and change lives in the Congo.
https://wn.com/Ben_Affleck_And_The_Eastern_Congo_Initiative_Team_With_Starkey_Hearing_Foundation
Ben Affleck and the Eastern Congo Initiative

Ben Affleck and the Eastern Congo Initiative

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  • Updated: 22 Jan 2015
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Ben Affleck describes the Eastern Congo Initiative as part of the presentation of his 2015 People's Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian.
https://wn.com/Ben_Affleck_And_The_Eastern_Congo_Initiative
TOMS x Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) Video

TOMS x Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) Video

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  • Updated: 24 May 2013
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Ben Affleck, co-founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), talks about the partnership between his organization and TOMS, the One for One company that gives shoes to children in need. http://toms.sh/11fIEfm TOMS x ECI have partnered in distributing shoes to children in need already, and now are collaborating on Congolese-inspired TOMS Shoes that give to children -- One for One -- plus directly fund ECI's programs for youth and families in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Learn more about the partnership between TOMS and the Eastern Congo Initiative at... http://toms.sh/16eKPZy (UK) http://toms.sh/10Ynpjp (Canada) http://toms.sh/11fIEfm (everyone else!) Pick up a pair of these special-edition shoes at any of those three sites or at the TOMS Flagship store at 1344 Abbot Kinney, Venice, CA 90291 Music: "Iris" and "Donnie" - Joshua Smoak & Allier Collier of SundayEnt Connect with TOMS & join a movement... Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TOMS Twitter: http://twitter.com/TOMS Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/TOMS Tumblr: http://blog.toms.com Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/TOMS YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/TOMS FourSquare: http://foursquare.com/TOMS Viddy: http://www.viddy.com/TOMS Spotify: http://toms.sh/13KCw32 Vine: @TOMS
https://wn.com/Toms_X_Eastern_Congo_Initiative_(Eci)_Video
Ben Affleck talks about his advocacy in Congo at Clinton Global Initiative

Ben Affleck talks about his advocacy in Congo at Clinton Global Initiative

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  • Updated: 17 Nov 2016
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(22 Sep 2016) AP Entertainment New York, 21. Sept. 2016 1. UPSOUND (English) Ben Affleck/Actor, Director, Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative: "Well, there was, of course, some irony. In 2009, I was spending my time avoiding all the journalists I could in the United States, and then traveling to Eastern Congo to find these extraordinary journalists. I assure you, the women who work at AFEM (South Kivu Women's Media Association), some of my friends in journalism here could learn a lot from them and their great brave and important work. Chouchou (Namegabe), thank you very much for what you've done: extraordinary." 2. Chouchou Namegabe, center, a founding member of the South Kivu Women's Media Association, and Actor Ben Affleck, the founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, attend the Clinton Global Initiative 3. UPSOUND (English) Ben Affleck/Actor, Director, Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative: "My story is just that I was a point in my life where I was feeling, even by Hollywood standards, sort of especially vacuous and meaningless --like I was doing nothing with the good fortune that I had, and doing nothing with what I had to put back. You know, that sort of moral incumbency to help the less fortunate weighed down on me. And I started looking around, and I came across a passage across a passage in a book I was reading about Stan, actually, where they sort of mentioned it in a sort of offhand way. 'Well this conflict in Darfur has been terrible, and it's killed 250,000 people, although that's only a fraction as a result of the wars in Congo. And I read the paper every day. And I consider myself at least moderately well informed. And I had no idea that this kind of crisis was unfolding without the world watching it -- from gender-based violence to lives that were lost to preventable disease and nutrition. And a country whose basic infrastructure just kind of came apart. And I wanted to approach this work from a really humble place. I didn't want to be the celebrity who says, 'Why in the world in the world would a celebrity be an expert on anything, really -- other than being a celebrity?" 4. Namegabe and Affleck exit stage 5. Ben Affleck hugs Chelsea Clinton STORYLINE: BEN AFFLECK SAYS GLARE OF THE SPOTLIGHT HELPED HIM TO FIND MEANINGFUL ADVOCACY WORK IN THE CONGO By 2009, Ben Affleck says he had enough time in the media limelight -- with enough hit (and miss) movies, and leading-lady relationships. So, there was some irony when, traveling to Eastern Congo, that he'd come across journalists with whom he actually wanted to engage. "I assure you," he said, "the women who work at AFEM (South Kivu Women's Media Association), some of my friends in journalism here could learn a lot from them and their great brave and important work," said Affleck at a panel Wednesday (21 SEPT. 2016) for the Clinton Global Initiative. The actor shared the stage with Chouchou Namegabe, a founding member of the South Kivu Women's Media Association. Affleck reflected why he founded the Eastern Congo Initiative. The three day Clinton Global Initiative meeting concluded Wednesday. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1c80c0950725c409fa0cfafce30f603e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
https://wn.com/Ben_Affleck_Talks_About_His_Advocacy_In_Congo_At_Clinton_Global_Initiative
DR Congo :  Will Kabila bend ?

DR Congo : Will Kabila bend ?

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  • Updated: 22 Sep 2016
  • views: 8303
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Subscribe to France 24 now : http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN After a spike in violence that’s left dozens dead in Kinshasa and the opposition headquarters smouldering, Congo Initiative’s Paul Robinson weighs the pros and cons of delaying elections and the temptation for President Joseph Kabila to follow the cue of Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi and extend his stay in power. Visit our website : http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel : http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter : https://twitter.com/France24_en
https://wn.com/Dr_Congo_Will_Kabila_Bend
Protecting Congo's Free-Loving Bonobos (2010)

Protecting Congo's Free-Loving Bonobos (2010)

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  • Updated: 14 Jul 2016
  • views: 46663
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Congo Bonobos (2010): A new Conservation Initiative has been put in place to protect bonobos in Congo killed for bush meat. For similar stories, see: The Future of Virunga's Mountain Gorillas Is In Jeopardy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYTht_-lOuw The Mineral Which Powers Your Mobile Phone Also Fuels Endless Violence in the Congo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J7efsz_Y-c The Perpetrators of the Rwandan Genocide Are At Large in the Congo (2010) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktzqV_DTVkE Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/4931/congo-bonobos Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures In a tiny corner of the Congo, a peaceful community of 'Bonobos' provide a glimmer of unity in this war-torn land. A matriarchal society where sex is a daily pleasure and generosity a way of life. In a remote corner of the Congo we meet the "hippies of the jungle". Sally Coxe of the Bonobo Conservation Initiative is fascinated by them; "they have sex in all flavours...female-female sex is actually the most common". This less common strand of the Ape family have only been studied since the 1970's and while we share a common ancestor, their behaviour and community spirit could not be further from our own. The threats against the Bonobo are growing as the poverty stricken Congo begins to rely on bush meat for money. The new Conservation Initiative helps protect the Bonobos and the people around them "because all are living together" says Albert Lokasola. So, improved schooling, health care and even jobs have been created to help protect the apes that make love, not war. ABC Australia – Ref. 4931 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
https://wn.com/Protecting_Congo's_Free_Loving_Bonobos_(2010)
The Eastern Congo

The Eastern Congo

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  • Updated: 10 Dec 2015
  • views: 14241
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This video is part of the Council on Foreign Relations' InfoGuide Presentation, "The Eastern Congo": http://www.cfr.org/congo The eastern Congo, the site of the deadliest conflict since World War II, has been ravaged by both foreign invasions and homegrown rebellions. Home to vast mineral and natural resource wealth, the country continues to defy efforts at pacification. As the conflict has morphed from a regional war to a series of tenacious local insurgencies, the civilians caught in the middle have paid the steepest price. And with critical elections approaching, the hard-won gains of an internationally-backed peace process are at risk.
https://wn.com/The_Eastern_Congo
Ben Affleck on his work in the Congo and the role of celebrity in philanthropy

Ben Affleck on his work in the Congo and the role of celebrity in philanthropy

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  • Duration: 14:31
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2015
  • views: 5115
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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ben Affleck receives the Valentine Davies Award for his humanitarian efforts from Writers Guild of America, West President Chris Keyser at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony. In March 2010, Affleck founded Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), the first U.S.-based advocacy and grant-making organization focused on working with the people of eastern Congo to increase the quality and quantity of investments in a region mired by conflict and instability. Affleck has traveled to the Congo on numerous fact-finding missions, met with countless Congolese, testified before the U.S. Congress on three separate occasions, and held meetings with senior officials in the U.S., DRC and other governments to raise global attention and action toward lasting impact. The Valentine Davies Award is given to the WGAW member whose contributions to the entertainment industry and the community-at-large have brought dignity and honor to writers everywhere. The Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony was hosted by Emmy-winning Friends actress and The Comeback star/Co-Creator Lisa Kudrow on February 14, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories. To see the complete list of winners, visit www.wga.org.
https://wn.com/Ben_Affleck_On_His_Work_In_The_Congo_And_The_Role_Of_Celebrity_In_Philanthropy
Introduction - Eastern Congo Initiative

Introduction - Eastern Congo Initiative

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  • Duration: 6:07
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2013
  • views: 1199
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Founded by Ben Affleck, the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) is the first U.S. based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. We envision an eastern Congo vibrant with abundant opportunities for economic and social development, where a robust civil society can flourish. ECI believes that local, community-based approaches are essential to creating a sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo. Eastern Congo Initiative is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in the United States. ECI investors include the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Humanity United, Cindy Hensley McCain, Google, Laurene Powell Jobs of Emerson Collective, williamsworks and others.
https://wn.com/Introduction_Eastern_Congo_Initiative
Theo & Eastern Congo Initiative

Theo & Eastern Congo Initiative

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  • Updated: 31 Aug 2016
  • views: 1423
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Cultivating cocoa and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
https://wn.com/Theo_Eastern_Congo_Initiative
The Great Coffee from Kivu

The Great Coffee from Kivu

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  • Updated: 23 Aug 2016
  • views: 701
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In 2011, Eastern Congo Initiative began a bold journey to revitalize the Congolese coffee sector. Together with USAID, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and Catholic Relief Services, we developed a public-private partnership called Kawaha Bora Ya Kivu (KBYK) - which means 'Kivu fine coffee' in Swahili.
https://wn.com/The_Great_Coffee_From_Kivu
Mirage:  le mariage plombé par la dote au Congo et en Afrique...

Mirage: le mariage plombé par la dote au Congo et en Afrique...

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  • Duration: 1:00:59
  • Updated: 19 May 2017
  • views: 3422
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Mirage Grand Reportage: le mariage plombé par la dote au Congo Initiative: Matchoco de Zangul, un coiffeur atypique Découverte: Pointe-Noire en photo Le plus: bientôt une ville sur la planète mars Rencontre: Dira OSSOMBI et sa décoration écologique Commentaires et montage: Emmanuel Kolokou Voix Off: EK, Helioth Massamba, Diane Fidélise Mbanza, Prise de vue: Landry Mouloumbou, Anicet Effenguet, Séverin N'zouzi, Diffusé sur DRTV (Congo)
https://wn.com/Mirage_Le_Mariage_Plombé_Par_La_Dote_Au_Congo_Et_En_Afrique...
USAID and Eastern Congo Initiative Partner to Conduct Landscape Analysis of CBOs in DRC

USAID and Eastern Congo Initiative Partner to Conduct Landscape Analysis of CBOs in DRC

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  • Duration: 10:01
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2013
  • views: 898
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In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), one of the principle obstacles to delivering effective support to community-based organizations (CBOs) is the lack of precise information on organizations and their capacity to effectively meet the most pressing needs of their community. In response, in 2011, with the support of USAID*, Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) conducted an unprecedented landscape analysis of CBOs across Maniema, North Kivu, Orientale, and South Kivu provinces. The result is a first- time report that gives policy leaders, investors, and analysts much-needed insight into the workings and nature of work being done to create a sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo. Through its ground-breaking Landscape Analysis of Community-Based Organizations, ECI has laid the groundwork for augmenting US foreign assistance in the eastern Congo. Serving as a model of strategic investment in the region, ECI's assessment is a resource that can shape future engagement and elevate awareness and commitment to the region within the larger development and donor community.
https://wn.com/Usaid_And_Eastern_Congo_Initiative_Partner_To_Conduct_Landscape_Analysis_Of_Cbos_In_Drc
Jean-Pierre Mbelu : La signature de la vente du Congo : initiative publique privée.

Jean-Pierre Mbelu : La signature de la vente du Congo : initiative publique privée.

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  • Duration: 38:51
  • Updated: 24 Nov 2013
  • views: 1110
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Jean-Pierre Mbelu analyste politique congolais analyse l'actualité de la semaine : La signature de la vente du Congo : initiative publique privée.
https://wn.com/Jean_Pierre_Mbelu_La_Signature_De_La_Vente_Du_Congo_Initiative_Publique_Privée.
Nashville Episcopal Area UMC Congo Initiative

Nashville Episcopal Area UMC Congo Initiative

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  • Updated: 13 Jun 2016
  • views: 278
videos https://wn.com/Nashville_Episcopal_Area_Umc_Congo_Initiative
Ben Affleck Opening Statement (C-SPAN)

Ben Affleck Opening Statement (C-SPAN)

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  • Duration: 8:14
  • Updated: 26 Mar 2015
  • views: 81380
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Ben Affleck, Eastern Congo Initiative Founder, delivers his opening statement at Senate hearing on diplomacy. Watch the complete hearing here: http://cs.pn/1M42lVe
https://wn.com/Ben_Affleck_Opening_Statement_(C_Span)
Vision of Congo Initiative and UCBC

Vision of Congo Initiative and UCBC

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  • Duration: 4:52
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2011
  • views: 376
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Dr. David Kasali describes the holistic vision of Congo Initiative-UCBC for transformation in Congo.
https://wn.com/Vision_Of_Congo_Initiative_And_Ucbc
The Congo Botched Election: Where Do We Go From Here?

The Congo Botched Election: Where Do We Go From Here?

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  • Updated: 16 Feb 2012
  • views: 521
videos https://wn.com/The_Congo_Botched_Election_Where_Do_We_Go_From_Here
Partnerships in Eastern Congo

Partnerships in Eastern Congo

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  • Updated: 19 Dec 2014
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We teamed up with Ben Affleck’s Eastern Congo Initiative to change the lives of more than 2,000 people in need. About Eastern Congo Initiative Founded by Ben Affleck, Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) is an advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. We envision an eastern Congo vibrant with abundant opportunities for economic and social development, where a robust civil society can flourish. ECI believes that local, community-based approaches are essential to creating a sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo. About Starkey Hearing Foundation About Starkey Hearing Foundation Starkey Hearing Foundation uses hearing as a vehicle to reflect caring and change lives around the world. Disabling hearing loss affects more than 360 million people, including 32 million children, worldwide, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that can help them. As a member of Clinton Global Initiative, Starkey Hearing Foundation has pledged to provide more than one million hearing aids to people in need this decade and currently gives more than 175,000 hearing aids annually. In addition to giving the gift of hearing through worldwide hearing missions, Starkey Hearing Foundation promotes hearing health awareness and education through the Listen Carefully campaign and provides hearing instruments to low-income Americans through the Hear Now program. Started as the philanthropic effort of Starkey Hearing Technologies, Starkey Hearing Foundation was founded by William F. Austin in 1984. For more information visit www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.
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Ben Affleck Casts Spotlight on the Situation in the Congo

Ben Affleck Casts Spotlight on the Situation in the Congo

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Academy award winner Ben Affleck testifies in front of Congress and shines spotlight on the situation in Congo. Full Story: Academy award winner Ben Affleck brought his star power to Washington D.C. on Wednesday (February 26) where he met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and testified on Capitol Hill over the volatile situation in Congo. Affleck is the founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative organization, a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to peace and prosperity in the region, that he launched four years ago. The star and director of last year's best picture "Argo," and star in the upcoming "Gone Girl" said he was taking the celebrity attention and using it to focus on an issue he cares deeply about - the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Affleck, who has made nine trips to Congo, expressed cautious optimism about the outlook for the African nation while imploring lawmakers to remain diligent. "Without overstating what's taken place since December 2012, I can say unequivocally, that the situation in Eastern Congo has improved," he told lawmakers on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee." "In July, Secretary Kerry (U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry) presided over high level UN security council meeting focused on security challenges in the Great Lakes region and on November 7th, M23 was forced to surrender. I am also here today with an urgent message: our work in DRC is not done. We cannot risk diminished U.S. leadership at a time when lasting stability and peace are within reach." Congo, the former Belgian colony of about 68 million people, is one of the most volatile in Africa. Violence has claimed the lives of 5 million people since a regional war broke out in 1997 and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Affleck's Eastern Congo Initiative, with two employees in the U.S. and 12 in the Congo, has had success through its community-based partnerships. He noted that Theo, a chocolate company based in Seattle, was getting tons of its cacao beans from eastern Congo and making profits and added that coffee was next. Affleck urged Congress to provide the funds for personnel and resources for the special envoy's office and to pressure U.S. President Barack Obama to engage directly with President Joseph Kabila, among other steps. For more news and videos visit ☛ http://ntd.tv Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C
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Learning (written for the Eastern Congo Initiative)

Learning (written for the Eastern Congo Initiative)

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music and lyrics by Andre Catrini. Sung by Shawna Hamic. This song was inspired by the work of the Eastern Congo Initiative. It premiered at the first annual Broadway Charity Songs on March 25, 2013 at Le Poisson Rouge. Piano: Jonathan Breit Drums: Yahya Alkhansa Guitar: Hussein Velaides Bass: Edward Krosney
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Secretary Kerry, Special Envoy Feingold Meet With Eastern Congo Initiative Founder Ben Affleck

Secretary Kerry, Special Envoy Feingold Meet With Eastern Congo Initiative Founder Ben Affleck

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Russell D. Feingold meet with Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative Ben Affleck at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on February 26, 2014. A transcript is available at http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2014/02/222581.htm.
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DR Congo national dialogue initiative launched to promote peace

DR Congo national dialogue initiative launched to promote peace

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The Democratic Republic of Congo has launched a national dialogue initiative aimed at bringing peace to the country. Government and the opposition have been at odds over the postponement of elections. And the opposition has held a stay-away. Meanwhile, for Congolese living abroad, the situation back home is a worrying one.
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