• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Theo & Eastern Congo Initiative

    Cultivating cocoa and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    published: 31 Aug 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
  • A cup of hope: A 360 Video Journey to Congo with ECI

    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.

    published: 28 Nov 2017
  • The Congo Farmer Trust: Investing in Congolese Ingenuity

    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.

    published: 21 Mar 2017
  • 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
  • Is the Democratic Republic of Congo on the verge of a collapse?

    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

    published: 16 Feb 2018
  • 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
  • The Radio Carries a Message of Equality for Women in DRC

    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.

    published: 13 Mar 2017
  • Congo: DRC History

    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.

    published: 18 Jul 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • Growing Congo's Cocoa Sector

    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.

    published: 05 Apr 2016
  • MaximsNewsNetwork: D.R. CONGO - BEN AFFLECK: EASTERN CONGO INITIATIVE & U.N. (MONUC)

    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...

    published: 26 Mar 2010
  • FILM – Eastern Congo Initiative MTV VMAs – Score by MF

    Eastern Congo Initiative video for MTV VMA Awards.

    published: 25 Sep 2016
  • Reducing Maternal & Child Mortality in Congo

    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

    published: 20 Nov 2014
  • 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
  • The Amani Festival gives center stage to Congolese entrepreneurs

    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.

    published: 23 Feb 2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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An Animated History of Eastern Congo Initiative
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An Animated History of Eastern Congo Initiative

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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
Introduction - Eastern Congo Initiative
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Introduction - Eastern Congo Initiative

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  • 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
Ben Affleck and the Eastern Congo Initiative
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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
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TOMS x Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) Video

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  • Updated: 24 May 2013
  • views: 2954
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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
Theo & Eastern Congo Initiative
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Theo & Eastern Congo Initiative

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  • Updated: 31 Aug 2016
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Cultivating cocoa and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
https://wn.com/Theo_Eastern_Congo_Initiative
Eastern Congo Initiative All Things Affleck Official Video
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Eastern Congo Initiative All Things Affleck Official Video

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  • Updated: 26 Mar 2014
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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
A cup of hope: A 360 Video Journey to Congo with ECI
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A cup of hope: A 360 Video Journey to Congo with ECI

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  • Updated: 28 Nov 2017
  • views: 1677
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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
The Congo Farmer Trust: Investing in Congolese Ingenuity
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The Congo Farmer Trust: Investing in Congolese Ingenuity

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  • Updated: 21 Mar 2017
  • views: 943
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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
Ben Affleck and the Eastern Congo Initiative team with Starkey Hearing Foundation
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Ben Affleck and the Eastern Congo Initiative team with Starkey Hearing Foundation

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  • Updated: 08 Sep 2016
  • views: 3425
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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
Is the Democratic Republic of Congo on the verge of a collapse?
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Is the Democratic Republic of Congo on the verge of a collapse?

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  • Updated: 16 Feb 2018
  • views: 96
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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
https://wn.com/Is_The_Democratic_Republic_Of_Congo_On_The_Verge_Of_A_Collapse
Learning (written for the Eastern Congo Initiative)
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Learning (written for the Eastern Congo Initiative)

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  • Updated: 27 Mar 2013
  • views: 358
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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)
The Radio Carries a Message of Equality for Women in DRC
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The Radio Carries a Message of Equality for Women in DRC

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  • Updated: 13 Mar 2017
  • views: 258
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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.
https://wn.com/The_Radio_Carries_A_Message_Of_Equality_For_Women_In_Drc
Congo: DRC History
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Congo: DRC History

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  • Updated: 18 Jul 2011
  • views: 5214
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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
Nashville Episcopal Area UMC Congo Initiative
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Nashville Episcopal Area UMC Congo Initiative

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  • Updated: 13 Jun 2016
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USAID and Eastern Congo Initiative Partner to Conduct Landscape Analysis of CBOs in DRC
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USAID and Eastern Congo Initiative Partner to Conduct Landscape Analysis of CBOs in DRC

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  • Updated: 12 Aug 2013
  • views: 918
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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
Growing Congo's Cocoa Sector
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Growing Congo's Cocoa Sector

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  • Updated: 05 Apr 2016
  • views: 905
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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
MaximsNewsNetwork: D.R. CONGO - BEN AFFLECK: EASTERN CONGO INITIATIVE & U.N. (MONUC)
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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" ......................................................................................................................................
https://wn.com/Maximsnewsnetwork_D.R._Congo_Ben_Affleck_Eastern_Congo_Initiative_U.N._(Monuc)
FILM – Eastern Congo Initiative MTV VMAs – Score by MF
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FILM – Eastern Congo Initiative MTV VMAs – Score by MF

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  • Updated: 25 Sep 2016
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Reducing Maternal & Child Mortality in Congo
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Reducing Maternal & Child Mortality in Congo

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  • Updated: 20 Nov 2014
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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
https://wn.com/Reducing_Maternal_Child_Mortality_In_Congo
Ben Affleck talks about his advocacy in Congo at Clinton Global Initiative
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Ben Affleck talks about his advocacy in Congo at Clinton Global Initiative

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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
The Amani Festival gives center stage to Congolese entrepreneurs
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The Amani Festival gives center stage to Congolese entrepreneurs

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  • Updated: 23 Feb 2018
  • views: 35
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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.
https://wn.com/The_Amani_Festival_Gives_Center_Stage_To_Congolese_Entrepreneurs
Jean-Pierre Mbelu : La signature de la vente du Congo : initiative publique privée.
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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: 1111
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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.
Vision of Congo Initiative and UCBC
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Vision of Congo Initiative and UCBC

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  • Duration: 4:52
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2011
  • views: 379
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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
Support The Eastern Congo Initiative Through Men's Fashion
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Support The Eastern Congo Initiative Through Men's Fashion

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  • Updated: 20 Jul 2013
  • views: 114
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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