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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...
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,...
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Cultivating cocoa and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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. "Wi...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jean-Pierre Mbelu analyste politique congolais analyse l'actualité de la semaine : La signature de la vente du Congo : initiative publique privée.
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
Cultivating cocoa and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.