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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.
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,...
Cultivating cocoa and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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.
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.
The Norwegian Refugee Council warns that several violent conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo are adding up to a mega-crisis. Should foreign powers do more to help? Guests: Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council; Michael Tshibangu, president of the Association for Development and Democracy in Congo; and Mvemba Dizolele, the advocacy adviser at the Eastern Congo Initiative. Subscribe: http://trt.world/TheNewsmakers Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNewsMakersOnTRTWorld Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_Newsmakers Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
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
Un film de Gerry Kahashy, ECI Meet the women journalists of "Mama Radio". In partnership with ECI, these courageous women report on women's rights and gender-equality – adding a much-needed female perspective to Congo's media landscape.
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 ...
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.
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, Resettlem...
Eastern Congo Initiative has partnered with HEAL Africa to expand access to quality care and reduce maternal and newborn child mortality in eastern Congo. You can learn more about ECI's work in maternal and newborn child health on our blog: http://www.easterncongo.org/blog/detail/2014-10-facilitating-access-to-maternal-care-on-idjwi-island
(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...
In Congo today, worthwhile events that create opportunities for peace, communication, and togetherness are needed more than ever. For the last three years, ECI has made the Amani Festival an important part of its year. Not only does the festival promote peace and create much-needed smiles, it also supports Congolese entrepreneurs through a series of small grants. Last year the organization gave $1000 to Janvier Kubuya, who worked to plant 10,000 fruit trees in Goma through his new business, Green Africa. Below, ECI Videographer Gerry Kahashy showcases the sights and sounds that make up this important day of peace in Goma, and interviews Amani's Director Guillaume Bisimwa, and Green Africa founder Kubuya Janvier.
Jean-Pierre Mbelu analyste politique congolais analyse l'actualité de la semaine : La signature de la vente du Congo : initiative publique privée.
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...