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An Animated History of Eastern Congo Initiative

An Animated History of Eastern Congo Initiative

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  • Duration: 4:12
  • 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.
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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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  • Duration: 2:54
  • 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
Introduction - Eastern Congo Initiative

Introduction - Eastern Congo Initiative

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  • Duration: 6:07
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2013
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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
TOMS x Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) Video

TOMS x Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) Video

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  • Duration: 3:40
  • 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
A cup of hope: A 360 Video Journey to Congo with ECI

A cup of hope: A 360 Video Journey to Congo with ECI

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  • Duration: 3:23
  • Updated: 28 Nov 2017
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With help from Google Daydream Impact's 360 video tools for non-profits, journey to the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo and meet the community-based organizations and farmers supported by Eastern Congo Initiative.
https://wn.com/A_Cup_Of_Hope_A_360_Video_Journey_To_Congo_With_Eci
Congo’s Disabled Young Men and Women Stand Proud

Congo’s Disabled Young Men and Women Stand Proud

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  • Updated: 30 Oct 2015
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When the Congolese Association Standing Proud in Goma celebrated the opening of their brand new Cyber Café, ECI was invited to see first-hand the success of the space we helped fund! http://www.easterncongo.org/blog/detail/2015-10-congos-disabled-young-men-and-women-stand-proud
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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
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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
The Eastern Congo

The Eastern Congo

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  • Duration: 10:20
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2015
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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
The Congo Farmer Trust: Investing in Congolese Ingenuity

The Congo Farmer Trust: Investing in Congolese Ingenuity

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  • Duration: 5:39
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2017
  • views: 748
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Un film de Gerry Kahashy, ECI In 2017 ECI is launching the Congo Farmer Trust to support the incredible ingenuity of Congolese farmers and help them harness the untapped potential of Congolese agriculture. The Congo Farmer Trust will help farmers access international markets and attract new, sustainable investment into the region.
https://wn.com/The_Congo_Farmer_Trust_Investing_In_Congolese_Ingenuity
Growing Congo's Cocoa Sector

Growing Congo's Cocoa Sector

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  • Duration: 4:42
  • Updated: 05 Apr 2016
  • views: 873
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The Democratic Republic of Congo possesses some of the most fertile soil in Africa that yields premium quality cocoa crops, but decades of conflict wiped out almost everything. In 2011, Eastern Congo Initiative partnered with Theo Chocolate to give cocoa farmers in eastern Congo access to the international market.
https://wn.com/Growing_Congo's_Cocoa_Sector
Surveys in the Salonga National Park | Bonobo & Congo Biodiversity Initiative

Surveys in the Salonga National Park | Bonobo & Congo Biodiversity Initiative

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  • Updated: 24 Oct 2013
  • views: 1053
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Theo & Eastern Congo Initiative

Theo & Eastern Congo Initiative

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  • Duration: 4:42
  • Updated: 31 Aug 2016
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Cultivating cocoa and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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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
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Vision of Congo Initiative and UCBC

Vision of Congo Initiative and UCBC

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  • Updated: 21 Apr 2011
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Dr. David Kasali describes the holistic vision of Congo Initiative-UCBC for transformation in Congo.
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Nashville Episcopal Area UMC Congo Initiative

Nashville Episcopal Area UMC Congo Initiative

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  • Updated: 13 Jun 2016
  • views: 288
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FILM – Eastern Congo Initiative MTV VMAs – Score by MF

FILM – Eastern Congo Initiative MTV VMAs – Score by MF

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  • Updated: 25 Sep 2016
  • views: 70
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Congo: DRC History

Congo: DRC History

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  • Updated: 18 Jul 2011
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Researchers from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative have been working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for several years examining the roots of the violence against women that has plagued this war-torn region.
https://wn.com/Congo_Drc_History
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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  • Updated: 05 Mar 2014
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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.
https://wn.com/Secretary_Kerry,_Special_Envoy_Feingold_Meet_With_Eastern_Congo_Initiative_Founder_Ben_Affleck
Congo Street Green Initiative

Congo Street Green Initiative

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  • Updated: 26 Mar 2009
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Here's an incredible project driven forward by Dallas architect Brent Brown and his bcworkshop partners and students with help from CDM's AmeriCorps team.
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Learning (written for the Eastern Congo Initiative)

Learning (written for the Eastern Congo Initiative)

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  • Updated: 27 Mar 2013
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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
https://wn.com/Learning_(Written_For_The_Eastern_Congo_Initiative)
Revitalizing Congo's Coffee Sector

Revitalizing Congo's Coffee Sector

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  • Updated: 26 Apr 2016
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The Democratic Republic of Congo has some of the most fertile land in the world, but for decades the small farming communities surrounding Lake Kivu in eastern Congo have endured cycles of violence and post-conflict poverty. In 2011, Eastern Congo Initiative began a bold journey to revitalize the Congolese coffee sector.
https://wn.com/Revitalizing_Congo's_Coffee_Sector
The Great Coffee from Kivu

The Great Coffee from Kivu

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  • Updated: 23 Aug 2016
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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.
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MaximsNewsNetwork: D.R. CONGO - BEN AFFLECK: EASTERN CONGO INITIATIVE & U.N. (MONUC)

MaximsNewsNetwork: D.R. CONGO - BEN AFFLECK: EASTERN CONGO INITIATIVE & U.N. (MONUC)

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  • Updated: 26 Mar 2010
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MaximsNewsNetwork: 25 March 2010 - MONUC: Democratic Republic of the Congo - Academy Award Winner Ben Affleck announced the launching of the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) on Monday (22 March), just days after visiting the UN Peacekeeping Mission installations in Goma. ECI, an advocacy and grant-making initiative, will focus on improving the lives of the people of war-torn Eastern Congo through community-based approaches, raising money and awareness about issues such as education, health, sexual violence and peace and reconciliation. The actor, director and screen writer spent five days in the DR Congo last week, meeting with the Head of the UN peace keeping mission there, (MONUC), Alan Doss and other UN officials. He also toured a Disarmament, Demobilization, Repatriation, Resettlement and Reintegration (DDRRR) camp. This was his fifth trip to the country. Affleck recently directed a short film, "Gimme Shelter", with music from the Rolling Stones about the dire situation at Internally Displaced People (IDP) camps in Congo. ................................................................................................................ ( UNITED NATIONS TELEVISION: UNTV ) ........................................................................................................................................ MaximsNewsNetwork: News Network for the United Nations and the International Community. See: http://www.MaximsNews.com. "GIVING POWER & RESONANCE TO THE VOICE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY" ......................................................................................................................................
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