African Views is non-political, no-religious affiliation, and fully independent international non-profit organization. African Views Organization (AVO) works to explore how gender, culture, race, and other social categories are interconnected with pre-existing disparities in opportunities for development, especially for women. The slogan of "AV" "connotes" African nature, African diversity, African virtues, African civilizations, African noble causes, African worlds, authenticity of African indigenous knowledge and wisdom, African intelligence, cultural sustainability, cultures and gender in harmony, global intelligence on African causes, and sustained humanity.
African Views is an international organization with a comprehensive global African outreach. The organization works on various programs and projects in partnership with civil society organizations (CSO), women's rights organizations (WRO), public and private institutions, individuals, academia, traditional leaders, and customary authorities to find new and lasting ways to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. AV works with recognized partners to achieve these objectives using a holistic approach that addresses issues like poverty, inequality, economic and other social problems, health, nutrition, and peace.
No person with integrity, willing, able, qualified, and respectful of the protocol shall on the grounds of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran shall be excluded from participating in the African Views Organization. Operations.
BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT AFRICAN VIEWS ORGANIZATION
An African View is a way Africans see the world. When we combine this view with the various ways the world sees Africa and how Africans see themselves, we begin to realize the multiplicity of perspectives. And when we begin to observe the differences of our perspectives about ourselves from different cultures, from different nations, across continents, professional disciplines, academic faculties, ethnic groups, nationalities, and across time, a tapestry of the global African cosmology emerges and collectively forms the African Views.
African cosmology helps us map out the complex but necessary taxonomy in the African world. There is a yearning for interaction, interconnectedness, and a community of reciprocity. The Cosmology also inevitably establishes a need for an African ontology.
One that embarks on a journey of self-discovery through participation, understanding, and cultural assimilation. In the traditional African world, no one is 'independent,' and no man is an island. It is an interdependent world. This forms the basis of African Philosophy. The combination of Ubuntu and Medemer provides a common background and understanding of a particular domain and field of study that ensures a common ground for those who study and curate the information we call African Views. This is the massive responsibility taken up by the African Views organization.
The African Views of the universe have been carefully studied and systematized, and much more waits to be fully documented. Many of these views are expressed orally in myths, legends, proverbs, wise saying, and practical ways like rituals, dances, art, and symbols found in African cultures, old and new. This picture shows, among other things, the beauty of cultural diversity, an underlying commonality or similarity of views, traits, traditions, inclinations, and behaviors across Africa and Diaspora, reflecting local variations.
African Views Organization was formed in 2009 to promote education on empathy, harmony, and cultural sustainability. The Organization operates on four specific areas considered to be the main pillars of development. Economy, Health, Education, and the Environment. It engages primarily in research, reviews, and analysis, and organizing conferences, forums, publications, and project development pertinent to the advancement of humanities, sustainable development, and world cultural harmony.
Resource Data mapping and Economic Analysis
Socially Responsible Trade and Investment Corporate Actions /Corporate Social Responsibility
Database development and Data Analysis
Social and Economic opportunity Services
Stronger Sustainable Development Institutes
Globalization of Cultural Trades
Community Health Advocacy
Immigrant Health Services
Medical Equipment Facilitation
Mental Health and Contributive Public Hazards Advocacy
Gender Equity and Gender Harmony, as well as eradication of all forms of violence and abuses against the female and sexual orientation
Intergenerational Racial and Ethnic conflict healing and conflict resolution
Human Right Abuses Advocacy and service coordination
Cultural Diversity Education for Children and adults
Youth Cultural Exchange
Sustainable Development Goals
Heritage and Cultural Sustainability
Anti Violence Against Women Act
Environment (Natural & Cultural Heritages)
Green Economy Advocacy
Heritage and Cultural Tourism
Research and Media Support for fair and balance commodity exchanges
African Views organization engages the communities it serves with its work to ensure that cultural evolution is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, and with the African Union AGENDA 2063, which is Africa's blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future.
African Views' zeal includes decolonization by strengthening cultural institutions for sustainable development, economic advancement, improving traditions and customs, such as ending harmful gender-based practices. African Views maintains an open door and outreach policy required to achieve its goals and objectives. The organization facilitates global intelligence partnerships through which multidisciplinary faculties and diverse-resource specialists can collaborate to accomplish cultural harmony within the context of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
All African Views' works are guided by the principles and requirements to embrace, create, and utilize various technologies to manage new development and accomplish Africa and its Diaspora's necessary advancement. The organization conducts the Annual Spirit of Peace & Prosperity Summit to bring high-level policymakers and traditional rulers together to maintain the balance between global and local precedence and ensure harmony, progress, and peace in society.
Please find more information on the Spirit of Peace & Prosperity Summit under the Cultural Heritage Resources menu.
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PURPOSE OF ORGANIZATION
Africa has a vast cultural asset that spans beyond the continent. In 2011, the United Nations declared a Year of the African Descendants. The African Union (AU) also announced the African Diaspora as its sixth region on May 30th at the United Nations' Africa Day celebration. Before that, the New York State Assembly proclaimed in recognition of Africa Day on May 24th, 2011, at Albany's State building.
This means encouragement of action worldwide for, by, and in cooperation with the African Diaspora. Note that African Diaspora has an inseparable relationship with other cultural groups in the society in which they reside. Therefore, Africa's strong potential to wield more cultural influence in the world than ever before.
However, much of what is visually documented about Africa is a view from the outside. We believe that it is vital for Africans to present their views of the world and their growth and future roles. Our purpose is to improve the efficacy of showcasing and reaching consensus on the mutual benefits of cooperation between African, African Diaspora, and other cultural societies worldwide, especially on community issues and development needs, of which gender equality,
African Views is also committed to creating and maintaining a safe place where people of all ages, races, and cultures can come together to ask questions, learn about others, teach, share valuable information, especially about fair representation of cultures within the world's cultural diversity or societies, collaborate, discuss inter-personal socio-cultural issues, and have open dialogues to find solutions to common problems, such as racial healing, ethnic conflict resolutions, violence against women, as well as improve collective paradigms and visions, and create new opportunities for harmony, prosperity, and sustainability. In simple terms, it is clear that for us to participate effectively in globalization, a strategic rapprochement between Africans and Africans in Diaspora is essential. But this may not happen successfully if our knowledge of each other's cultures and consciousness is limited. This is why the African Views Cultural Exchange (ACE) programs and the Gender Harmony are relevant. The ACE program has developed over the years and continues to produce many outcomes.
The African Views organization has produced ground-breaking concepts that have the potential to significantly alter people's lives, such as the concept and advocacy of the African Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Royal Institute of Global African Cultures and Traditions, and the Alliance of African Civilizations, also known as the African Royal Kingdoms (the ARK). The group created the idea of "gender harmony" as a means of inspiring and mobilizing men to support causes that benefit women. African Views' work led to the creation of the global campaign of the Anti Violence Against Women's Act (AVAWA) movement, which prioritizes the fulfillment of the constitution's provisions for women by the government. This global campaign was created as a way to make sure that African governments take responsibility for the protection of women and girls and are held accountable for any negligence or discriminatory action against them. The idea is to accelerate the implementation of CEDAW and other global agreements that prohibit violence against women and girls.
OBJECTIVES | GOALS
Taking up the challenge on African issues is one of the most important benchmarks for humanity's collective standards. We can become more tolerant by understanding our values and gaining a deeper appreciation of our fellow human beings. When we share our different heritages and ways of life with others in a respectful, cohesive and constructive way, we take one step closer towards a more equal and fair society.
Our objectives are to attract, assemble, and organize ideological, intellectual, cultural, traditional, and customary information across formal and informal disciplines faculties into meaningful categories and build new and more vital institutions. Facilitate access to the information, provide logistics, and promote options to strategically utilize this information to overcome the multilayered marginalization of the vast majority of African peoples within local communities, nation-states, or global economic and political systems.
The detail objectives of the African Views framework are as follows:
Promote The AVAWA (Anti Violence Against Women Act) and Gender Harmony
Promote The ARK (African Royal Kingdom) and all its organs
Establish the Royal Institute of Global African Cultures nd Traditions
Capture a broader scope of African descent and highlight individuals' inherent diversity, cultures, strengths, and creativity.
Provide a historical and current overview of the global African community and mobilize contemporary African centered scholars, institutions, and motivated individuals to share information and collaborate on presenting the history, culture, and present condition of African people both at home and abroad. Information required and encouraged serve towards building efficient, thriving, safe, stable, and just African societies worldwide.
Bring to light what the African population is like in a particular country. And bring to different light cultures from around the world to educate and inform members of communities about their values for fair representation.
Help communities determine where to locate services and allocate resources more efficiently by creating accessible databases and directories of available services.
Create a forum for interpretation of facts and statistics for more informed decisions.
Provide forums for an intelligent dialogue about existing issues, including sustenance and effectiveness through blogs, interviews, journals, conferences, and programs.
Provide opportunities and encourage collaboration for development projects.
Encourage proposals and development of positive solutions, in theory, and inaction, in regards to improvements in the areas of economic development, democratic values, gender disparity, socio-cultural values, infrastructure, quality of lives, health care, education, women and children welfare, governance, sustainable environmental practices, etc.
Collect facts and figures that allow experts and audience to connect and interpret how those facts reflect Africans and the African diaspora conditions, development, and issues everywhere in the world.
Foster inclusiveness and positivity and promote collaboration between Africa and the African Diaspora for better cooperation, creativity, positivity, and a communal spirit among themselves and all people worldwide.
Promote integrity, accountability, and transparency in African communities as a development tool by providing performance reviews from the grass-roots level.
Promote ethnic conflict resolutions, and racial healing in the context of cultural harmony.
Encourage more open-mindedness about human diversity. To instill in people, especially children, a sense of human dignity, encourage them to love learning about others, and a sense of fairness. Heal prejudices based on race, gender, sexuality, nationality, class, disability, education, or culture. Furtherance of enlightenment and cooperation between and beyond the African Worlds and promote the eradication of poverty and prejudices in all its forms!
THE PRINCIPLE AND THE PHILOSOPHY
The African views of the universe have been carefully studied and systematized, and much more remains to be fully documented. Many of these views are expressed orally in myths, legends, proverbs, wise saying, and practical ways like rituals, dances, art, and symbols. When these materials are put together, a tapestry of African cosmology emerges.
This picture shows, among other things, the beauty of cultural diversity, an underlying unity or similarity of views, traits, traditions, inclinations, and behaviors across Africa and diaspora, reflecting local variations. African views of the universe are curated as people continue to reflect upon their life experiences in their respective societies and the perception of their roles and responsibilities in the world at large. No human society can exist without some form of view of the world in which it lives. It is also true that no human society has even developed without some form of foreign intervention.
African Views provide awareness of Africa's diversity and complexity, African existence, and existentialism's duality consciousness. So, as African peoples worldwide go through life experiences, changes in the environment, including historical, current, and future challenges, we continue to generate more ideas in understanding the world and gender relations. These ideas were by no means static, which, though in the due process of change, have come down to the contemporary in various ways and through various means. Ideas from one generation to another continue to persist despite the challenges of time. The sustainability of Africans lies in their nature of resilience. While much has been lost, many more has been gained as well. New lands inherited, new languages and new traditions developed, new nations founded, new cultures developed, and layers of resistance seemingly unstoppable despite all the odds. It is essential to put all these in perspective and look deeper within to find strength for overcoming any challenge.
It is in this spirit that some of us have chosen to come together and endeavor to capture with too few exceptions -- the evolution of ideas in the African World without compromising the integrity of existential dichotomy of the secular and sacred or the physical and spiritual, or the practical and the hypothetical. In our vision, there is harmony, rationale, logic, and a sense of the universe. In our assessment, however imperfect, our observance of relative ideologies is not only of those with African heritage alone but also includes inclusive and encompassing views, principles, and ideologies about Africa from the world. The process makes our work permanent and cumulative from the transfer of one generation's African ideologies to another. The more diverse they are, the better they become.
Would it be something of value if those ideas can be captured, not only for a documentary purpose but also for their utilitarian value, especially in understanding and interpreting historical challenges, engaging current challenges, and preparing for future challenges?
As Leopold Senghor puts it, our culture is recourse to sanity. When we are lost, we turn to our cultural compass. It is on this premises that we have formed the African Views Organization. The organization maintains an open and inclusive principle to develop a fully integrated global intelligence initiative framework. The duality of positions and the multiplicity of perspectives gathered are all considered in developing new narratives from the ageless wisdom of the universe.
Revising the Charter of the ARK and the treaty of the Royal Institute of Global African Cultures & Traditions
Blueprint for the Royal Institute of Global African Cultures and Traditions (Project in Africa)
We, the people are Colors of the world. Africa the Warm, Beautiful, and Peaceful. A spontaneous...
Kakum canopy walkway was fantastic Royal Institute of Global African Culture visits
Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday and therefore, auspicious for a proper meditation to connect with our spirituality globally.
Tribute to the Dragon After Event Dinner at Angela Mao's Restaurant
in Queens, New York
The Royal visit to Eze Dr Amb Chukwudi Ihenetu. Royal Institute of Global African Culture. Eze-igbo Ghana Eze-ohazurume
Elmina slave castle African Views Group Excursion in Ghana
African Views Brochure 2020
Executive Director's Report 2019
Annual Board Meeting Presentation
African Views Organization enhances the wellbeing of Society by promoting cultural sustainability and cultural harmony through scientific, social research, community assessment, resource mapping, and project development.
The Organization has a Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).