• 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

    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
  • 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
  • Theo & Eastern Congo Initiative

    Cultivating cocoa and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    published: 31 Aug 2016
  • 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
  • Support The Eastern Congo Initiative Through Men's Fashion

    Get your FREE Report for Men on How to Increase Your Income, Improve Your Fitness & Have More Success with Women Here Now: http://danjur.com/youtube-vip/ Its heartwarming, to some, when regular people like us, see celebrities use their fortune in combination with stardom to aid the world. In 2010 Ben Affleck established the Eastern Congo Initiative, which envisions "eastern Congo as vibrant with abundant opportunities for economic and social development, where a robust civil society can flourish." In May, Affleck designed apparel with the collaboration and expertise of TOMS. And now when a pair of Ben Affleck shoes are sold, 5 dollars from each pair helps fund ECI's programs for youth and families in regions around Eastern Congo, and one child will receive a new pair of shoes. It's a one...

    published: 20 Jul 2013
  • 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
  • Why I believe Congo needs UCBC

    published: 17 Mar 2017
  • 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
  • Congo’s Disabled Young Men and Women Stand Proud

    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

    published: 30 Oct 2015
  • 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
  • Congo Street Green Initiative

    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.

    published: 26 Mar 2009
  • DR Congo Camp Base Agricultural Initiative

    Short documentary on the Camp Base Agricultural Initiative in Kisangani, DR Congo. Conducted by the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture with funding from U.S. Department of State and AFRICOM. Video created by Vicente Partida. @vincepartida vincepartida.tumblr.com

    published: 01 Jul 2011
  • 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
  • Eastern Congo Initiative All Things Affleck Official Video

    All Things Affleck Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllThingsAffleck Eastern Congo Initiative: http://www.easterncongo.org/ I DO NOT OWN MUSIC OR PICTURES!

    published: 26 Mar 2014
  • 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
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
  • views: 31773
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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

Ben Affleck and the Eastern Congo Initiative

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  • Duration: 1:41
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2015
  • views: 1868
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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
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
  • views: 2698
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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
Theo & Eastern Congo Initiative

Theo & Eastern Congo Initiative

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  • Duration: 4:42
  • Updated: 31 Aug 2016
  • views: 1057
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Cultivating cocoa and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
https://wn.com/Theo_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
  • views: 2773
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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
Support The Eastern Congo Initiative Through Men's Fashion

Support The Eastern Congo Initiative Through Men's Fashion

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  • Duration: 2:20
  • Updated: 20 Jul 2013
  • views: 112
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Get your FREE Report for Men on How to Increase Your Income, Improve Your Fitness & Have More Success with Women Here Now: http://danjur.com/youtube-vip/ Its heartwarming, to some, when regular people like us, see celebrities use their fortune in combination with stardom to aid the world. In 2010 Ben Affleck established the Eastern Congo Initiative, which envisions "eastern Congo as vibrant with abundant opportunities for economic and social development, where a robust civil society can flourish." In May, Affleck designed apparel with the collaboration and expertise of TOMS. And now when a pair of Ben Affleck shoes are sold, 5 dollars from each pair helps fund ECI's programs for youth and families in regions around Eastern Congo, and one child will receive a new pair of shoes. It's a one for one kind of deal. The Affleck/TOMS shoes are designed and inspired by Congolese textiles and colors, starting at $59. (more in the video above...) Remember to get your "Free Online Magazine for Men" here if you'd like more content like this to help you have more success: http://danjur.com/youtube-vip/
https://wn.com/Support_The_Eastern_Congo_Initiative_Through_Men's_Fashion
The Eastern Congo

The Eastern Congo

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  • Duration: 10:20
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2015
  • views: 13566
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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
Why I believe Congo needs UCBC

Why I believe Congo needs UCBC

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  • Duration: 2:42
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2017
  • views: 13
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https://wn.com/Why_I_Believe_Congo_Needs_Ucbc
Introduction - Eastern Congo Initiative

Introduction - Eastern Congo Initiative

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  • Duration: 6:07
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2013
  • views: 1155
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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
Congo’s Disabled Young Men and Women Stand Proud

Congo’s Disabled Young Men and Women Stand Proud

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  • Duration: 0:31
  • Updated: 30 Oct 2015
  • views: 200
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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
https://wn.com/Congo’S_Disabled_Young_Men_And_Women_Stand_Proud
The Great Coffee from Kivu

The Great Coffee from Kivu

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  • Duration: 5:15
  • Updated: 23 Aug 2016
  • views: 480
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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
Congo Street Green Initiative

Congo Street Green Initiative

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  • Duration: 5:26
  • Updated: 26 Mar 2009
  • views: 621
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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.
https://wn.com/Congo_Street_Green_Initiative
DR Congo Camp Base Agricultural Initiative

DR Congo Camp Base Agricultural Initiative

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  • Duration: 9:55
  • Updated: 01 Jul 2011
  • views: 2692
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Short documentary on the Camp Base Agricultural Initiative in Kisangani, DR Congo. Conducted by the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture with funding from U.S. Department of State and AFRICOM. Video created by Vicente Partida. @vincepartida vincepartida.tumblr.com
https://wn.com/Dr_Congo_Camp_Base_Agricultural_Initiative
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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  • Duration: 2:11
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2016
  • views: 126
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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
Eastern Congo Initiative All Things Affleck Official Video

Eastern Congo Initiative All Things Affleck Official Video

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  • Duration: 4:32
  • Updated: 26 Mar 2014
  • views: 85
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All Things Affleck Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllThingsAffleck Eastern Congo Initiative: http://www.easterncongo.org/ I DO NOT OWN MUSIC OR PICTURES!
https://wn.com/Eastern_Congo_Initiative_All_Things_Affleck_Official_Video
Vision of Congo Initiative and UCBC

Vision of Congo Initiative and UCBC

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  • Duration: 4:52
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2011
  • views: 357
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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
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