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AV MEDIA ENGAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

Media is a very critical part of the African Views Framework. African Views Organization's scientific, social research, community assessment, resource mapping, and project development requires public participation at large. Therefore, media outreach and advocacy are integral to the works. AV media is divided into four main categories:

African Views Television (AVTV)

African Views (AV) Radio

African Views (AV) Print & Publication

African Views (AV) Social Media platforms

The media engagement framework plays a strategic and crucial role in developing and managing the effect and efficacy of intervention from local and global precedence. All AV media programs are unique because they combine social media and other innovative tools in the virtual environment to facilitate effective communication and information exchange in real-time and in reporting.

The African views of the universe are carefully studied, systematized, and thoroughly documented. Many views are expressed orally in myths, legends, proverbs, wise saying, and practical ways like rituals, dances, art, and symbols when these materials are being put together and turned into a tapestry of African cosmology.

The pictures of cultural diversity, underlying unity or similarity of views, traits, traditions, inclinations, and behaviors across Africa and diaspora reflect 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.

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. The media engagement framework enables us to capture the evolution of ideas in the African World without compromising the integrity of the secular and sacred existential dichotomy 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, the information is made available for a documentary purpose and their utilitarian value, especially in understanding and interpreting historical challenges, engaging current challenges, and preparing for future challenges.

AV media provides a safe advocacy platform for social change and cultural rapprochements. At the same time serves as a global information exchange system by connecting local interests with relative global intelligence networks. AV media is uniquely suitable in many ways for engaging focal issues and addressing social challenges in real-time.


UNESCO Press Freedom Publication 2021

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African Views: technical, scientific, and cultural research, analysis, reports, and public engagement Journalism

[AHD] Universal health coverage (UHC) Universal health coverage (UHC) – or fairer, more efficient health financing that pools risk and shares healthcare costs equitably across the population – is about improving access to health services and reducing poverty from catastrophic healthcare expenditure. UHC reforms can improve health and financial protection of people around the world, especially poor and vulnerable populations. Universal Health Coverage was a core of resolutions reached at the United Nations General Assembly on 6th December 2012. High level discussions facilitated by the World Health Organization and other UN agencies have also led to ratification of universal health coverage as the key goal for the post-development agenda for global health. The concept is taking off in countries as varied as South Africa, India, Rwanda, Indonesia, and the United States, with governments around the world engaging in serious political and technical discussions on how to expand health coverage. Still others are considering such reforms, but are struggling to navigate the legal, financial, and political frameworks of their countries to determine the best path toward reform. While details vary from country to country, the key common goals are that the cost burden of health care is shared widely and evenly, patients and their families have increased coverage, resources are better utilized, and health outcomes are improved. Pertinent questions arise: Is it possible for Nigeria to achieve universal health coverage by 2015 as initially planned? What economic, social and political factors militate against the attainment of UHC in Nigeria? What existing model can the nation adopt to fast track UHC? Which middle or low income country in Africa can we learn from? What does it take to achieve UHC in Nigeria? Are we really to pay for price? And who pays? Those and similar questions will be fulcrum of discussion this week.
[FASL] The psychological effects of rejection and rejection managementThis past Friday, May 23rd, a massacre occurred, sparking a debate on women's rights. The massacre was committed by a twenty-two year old man who, before committing suicide, murdered six people. The shooter had been planning this killing for almost a year in his ?war against women.? Before the shootings he had left a YouTube video entitled ?Elliot Rodger's Retribution? and a hundred and forty-one page manifesto stating that, "I'm twenty-two years old and still a virgin, never even kissed a girl. And through college, two and a half years, more than that actually, I'm still a virgin. It has been very torturous. The popular kids, you never accepted me and now you will all pay for it. Girls, all I ever wanted was to love you, be loved by you. I wanted a girlfriend. I wanted sex, love, affection, adoration.? He also then killed three of his roommates by stabbing them to death. During the massacre the shooter purposefully targeted the Alpha Phi sorority house at University of California at Santa Barbara; fatally shooting two women standing outside the house. He then went on a rampage killing another man and then finally himself after injuring thirteen others. His reason for this premeditated massacre was that a girl in the seventh grade of middle school rejected him. The ripple effect of rejection is toxic to the whole society and we should begin to have the discussion on how to educate ourselves, especially young people on how to understand and better manage impulsive emotion triggered by rejection. Click Detail
Sleeplessness – Causes and Effects Sleeplessness (Insomnia) is a sleep disorder in which a person has difficulty, chronic inability to fall asleep or get a sound sleep for an adequate length of time. Sleep is vital to our health and wellbeing. An average person spends about one third of his life sleeping. Normally people (adults) require about 7-9 hours of sound sleep to function well but some people can do very well even with 4-5 hours of sleep. If the body does not get enough sleep then it becomes a lot easier to eventually get other health problems due to the fact your body is rundown and is therefore more susceptible to picking up various germs. Sleeplessness can of course also be an indication of another underlying health problem which is why it is important to have it checked out by your doctor. Sleeplessness is usually associated with emotional or mental tension, anxiety, depression, work problems, financial stress or unsatisfactory sex life. While insomnia is not usually related to any physical illness there are exceptions. While Information on Sleep Disorders is scarce in Africa, African Diaspora has a substantial share of this problem. Michael Jackson had such bad insomnia that he said couldn't be cured by any oral drug and urged his longtime physician Allan Metzger to give him an anesthetic to sleep. Organizations such as National Sleep Foundation, The American Sleep Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research and others provide sufficient information on causes and effects of sleeplessness on the individuals, communities, and societies. Most of these organizations offer a robust Sleep Care Provider Directory.
Observing the Roles of African Men in Community Building and Developing HealthyThere is an overarching stereotype about the absence of African men in family and community development. Some claim that African "Black" males have failed to protect their communities while some say African leaders are the ones failing to protect their societies. Is there some validity is this stereotype? However, history portrays Africa as an organized society where males prided themselves in protecting their communities. This character trait dates as far back as pre-colonial days were men were more socio-politically visible than women and in some societies; even though they deferred some of the sociopolitical roles to women. In those societies, women were allowed to make decisions pertaining to women affairs, but in general, men played various roles as councilmen, elders, and as a matter of fact, as those responsible for guarding the living from the forces of evil. How do character traits of today's men differ from those of our ancestors? What have we forgotten to remember? Is it good to remember and continue to observe the cultural legacy and behavioral commitments of the ancestors? Is it possible to combine the Afrocentric governance with those of our ancestors? From the look of things, corrupt governments, killings, etc., it appears black leaders have moved too far from the good traditional practices of their ancestors. If this is the case, then who protects black communities? Should those good traditional protective roles be abandoned? Will electoral processes work in black communities, particularly, in Africa? Where do we go from here? . The program is co-directed and co-produced by African Views. http://bit.ly/africanmen
Dealing with Domestic ViolenceDomestic violence is a term used to characterize a pattern of obvious and subtle hash and brash behaviours resulting into physical and psychological abuses between partners in any types of intimate relationships or other members in a household. Domestic violence can be in a cumulative form of physical, emotional, verbal, economic and sexual abuse or any other type of control mechanism to coerce another individual perpetually. Consequences of domestic violence vary from anxiety, dismay, social disconnect, fragile mental state, tension, breakdown mental and unpredictable consequences such as illness, homicide or permanent disfigurement. Although domestic violence is a punishable crime and a civil wrong in most well developed countries, it is often under-reported for obvious reasons and hard to prove before the consequence of violence has already taken its toll on the victim, who also may act in self-defence or retaliation. This problem is a growing concern for law enforcement everywhere, as it creates inherent problems in the criminal justice system. Therefore, it is within our civil responsibility to the society as well as it is to the state that we address this issue together. We urge people to join the discussion to help shed a light on various perspectives surrounding domestic violence and more on how to encourage victims to talk openly about how to identify and correct the pattern before it escalates. There are help programs for both abusers and victims. http://bit.ly/FASL-Domestic-Violence
[MDG} Women Hold up more than half the worldTHIS WEEK'S TOPIC : ? Women Hold up more than half the world? Focus on MDG 3 :Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women MDG5 : Improve Maternal Health Special Guest : Sean S Tedjarati MD, MPH, MBA (c) Dr. Tedjarati is the Chief & Associate Professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology & Robotic Surgery at New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center. He is actively involved in clinical research and serves as the principal investigator for the GOG, a research arm of the NCI at NYMC/WCMC. He has been awarded multiple teaching awards. He has been selected as an oral board examiner for the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals He has a strong interest in international and public health. He has volunteered extensively around the world including Africa, Central and South America, China, Vietnam and other developing nations in addressing the issue of women's health and their rights. He has lectured extensively on area of international health with emphasis on women's health as the nucleus of community development and empowerment. His other area of interest is healthcare disparities in minority populations and women's rights. His focus is on a comprehensive approach to women's development internationally as health being a gateway to a more sustainable approach to addressing other factors such as economic prowess, education development along with strong emphasis on policies that will change the environment that facilitate and foster a real and lasting change in women's lives in developing nations.
[MDGs} THE ROLE OF PRIMARY CARE IN ADVANCING GOALS 4 AND 5Special Guest - Dr. MALCOM BRYANT Malcolm Bryant, MBBS, MPH, has over 30 years of experience working in the health sector as a clinician, educator, researcher, and manager of public health programs. Currently Dr. Bryant is Clinical Associate Professor of International Health at Boston University School of Public Health and is the Principal Investigator for the Evaluating the Capacity of Civil Society Organizations to Improve the Health of OVC in Ethiopia Project. After his initial specialization in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Bryant focused on the management of public health programs as District Medical Officer in Zimbabwe during the 1980s and Regional Director for Health in Saskatchewan, Canada, in the early 1990s. Dr. Bryant has worked as a research associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development, where he supported research and training programs in Cameroon, Togo, and Zaire. He later spent 12 years in a leadership role at Management Sciences for Health in Boston, where he led the Strengthening Health Systems Program, and later the Center for Health Outcomes. In 2007, Dr. Bryant co-founded Innovative Development Expertise & Advisory Services, Inc., a new consulting company focused on the strengthening of health systems in developing countries. Dr. Bryant has worked in more than 20 countries, with a focus on Africa. His current work involves applied research into programming for orphans and vulnerable children to find solutions to the causes of programming bottlenecks; the evidence needed to develop good policies; and the most cost-effective approaches to achieve real outcomes for child health and social well-being. Dr. Bryant holds a medical degree from London University and a master's in public health from Harvard University. He is the immediate past chair of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association.
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: Statistics of Women' s Economic Status The economic well-being of women is often used as an indicator of the overall advancement of a society. The better women fare relative to men, the argument goes, the better the overall society is at creating equal opportunities and benefits for its entire people. Women have always played important roles in matrilineal societies around the world. Traditionally in these cultures, women are the keepers of the family and serve as the all-important conduits through which cultures are shaped. In more recent times, we've seen a surge in the formation of women's groups and more women are taking up key government positions. Women increasingly influence politics and development. But are these recent events indicative of an underlying improvement in the economic status of women? Are women really improving their stations in life, relative to men? More specifically, are they becoming more educated, taking up more jobs and earning better wages? This week's discussion will focus on statistics of earning power of women, their progression to professions and the modern movements to equality of wages based on the idea of "same pay for same work" and eliminating gender as an economic consideration. Policies, programs, ways and means to achieve and various degrees of success in different societies will be discussed within the context of globalization. ABOUT Women Empowerment The opportunity cost of less than equal and fair empowerment of women is too high to each community, country and the world. An important and fundamental empowerment resource is education, especially higher education. Host: Dr. Surendra Kaushik Helena Kaushik Education Foundation http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mrs-Helena-Kaushik-Womens-College
Tribute to Maya Angelou: Connecting with her identity and Her Impact on MankindAn Angel Goes Home Old age is such a blessing. But what good is it exactly? Methuselah, they say had lived for thousand years. But what for? Many people around the world shares a sense of loss about the recent passing of Maya Angelou. She had been a significant influence for good in world and shall always remain a pride of the African communities worldwide. Weeks before Dr. Maya Angelou's passing, Dr Ezi Mecha was planning to record a video message about her work relationship with Chinua Achebe. Something she had agreed to do. She had a strong sense of belief in her roots as a guide to the present and the future, and what it means to live a purposeful life. Pharrell Williams, a brilliant and successful African American music entertainer said in his twitter feed that he is saddened by the news of Maya Angelou's passing: A brilliant woman who contributed so much to the world.? Looking at Dr. Maya's what about her life and her contribution to Africa can we emulate? A collaborative effort to celebrate Maya Angelou's life and influence has been arranged to take place at 11a.m. to 1:00p.m on Saturday on the AV Teleforum. We invite all who wish to give tributes and engage in a dialogue about the influence of Maya Angelou – to join this week's discussion live by phone or Skype as we connect local individuals to the global communities. Intelligent discussions are no longer taking place in silos. If you have anything to say, here is the power to say it. The world is listening. Coproduced by African Views and World Ebony Network Primary dial-in numbers: (760) 283-0850, press 1 to get to the program director To join by Skype — add: Africanviews (mute your microphone when you call during the show to avoid on air echo, background noises or statics) Host: Dr. Ezi Mecha
GLOBAL AFRICAN AND DIASPORA LEADERSHIP TELEFORUMIn an effort to build consensus across the Global African Diaspora around strategies for cooperating and coordinating, CFA collaborates with African Views to facilitate a conference call of Diaspora leaders in the Western Hemisphere, as part of the 2014 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. While time, distance and travel resources have proven to be significant obstacles in the coordination of Diaspora in support of Africa, this effort can bridge the gap, by holding the first of several conference calls of Diaspora leaders around the globe to open and strengthen dialogue. Synopsis of intent: To formalize the platform where experts and professionals in Africa and Diaspora can collaborate with their immense intellect, expertise, skills, ideas and other resources necessary to develop and design the optimal solutions for bridging and amplifying the economic and scientific gaps between Africa and the rest of the world. Expected Outcome To form alliance of strength and interest between the Diaspora and Africa, as well as to cultivate a collaborative global communication platform for reliable and well guided intelligence committees that will liaise directly with institutional partners, essential state holders and sovereign authorities on African development issues. Organizing entities: Constituency For Africa (CFA): http://www.cfa-events.org African Views (AV): http://www.africanviews.org Additional information: As requested: here is a list of immediate social and development challenges facing Africa and African Diaspora: http://bit.ly/africanproblems
2nd GLOBAL AFRICAN AND DIASPORA LEADERSHIP TELEFORUMIn an effort to build consensus across the Global African Diaspora around strategies for cooperating and coordinating, CFA collaborates with African Views to facilitate a conference call of Diaspora leaders in the Western Hemisphere, as part of the 2015 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. While time, distance and travel resources have proven to be significant obstacles in the coordination of Diaspora in support of Africa, this effort can bridge the gap, by holding the first of several conference calls of Diaspora leaders around the globe to open and strengthen dialogue. SESSION I: 9:00 am – 10:00 TITLE: Strategies to Address the Healthcare Infrastructure Challenges in Africa Keynote Speaker: Allen A. Herman, M.B., Ch.B, Ph.D. Dr. Allen Herman is an epidemiologist and public health physician. He was the founding Dean of the National School of Public Health, Medical University of Southern Africa of the Republic of South Africa. SESSION II: 10:00 am – 11:00 am TITLE: Promoting STEM in Africa Keynote Speaker: Nkem Khumbah, Ph.D. Mathematics lecturer at the University of Michigan Coordinator of the STEM-Africa Initiative at the University of Michigan Executive Curator at the NEF SESSION III 11:00 am – 12:00 am TITLE: Engaging and Mobilizing the Diaspora Keynote Speaker: Barryl A. Biekman, Ph.D. Netherland Statesman, Social Scientist with expertise on Global African Affairs Civil Society Representative on International Decade for People of African Descent At the United Nations HOST Hermine G. Zossoungbo Ph.D. (abd)/ (African Immigrants) Founder and President of African Immigrant, is a Sociologist and Cultural Anthropologist and expert on African immigrant/African diaspora and African Women and gender issues.
Protection against Domestic Violence By Law Enforcement AgenciesDomestic violence is a term used to characterize a pattern of obvious and subtle hash and brash behaviors resulting into physical and psychological abuses between partners in any types of intimate relationships or other members in a household. Domestic violence can be in a cumulative form of physical, emotional, verbal, economic and sexual abuse or any other type of control mechanism to coerce another individual perpetually. Consequences of domestic violence vary from anxiety, dismay, social disconnect, fragile mental state, tension, breakdown mental and unpredictable consequences such as illness, homicide or permanent disfigurement. In 1994, the US Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act ("VAWA"). This Act, and the 1996 additions to the Act, recognizes that domestic violence is a national crime and that federal laws can help an overburdened state and local criminal justice system. Available practical information in the US federal domestic violence laws and penalties and the rights of federal victims can be found here: Federal Domestic Violence Laws http://www.justice.gov/usao/gan/documents/federallaws.pdf This includes: How to report domestic violence crime? What are the federal crimes and penalties? What qualifies as domestic violence misdemeanor? What is a a protection order? Who is an intimate partner? Can concerns be heard in federal court? What are Victim's rights? Where and how to find help? Speakers include Chief Police Inspector Katarina Paulsson from Åmål Police in Sweden, and Police Investigator Karpla Karney from Pleebo Police in Liberia and NYPD representative from Domestic Violence Unit. We could sufficiently capture the framework for protection against domestic violence by spanning law enforcement policies across three continents, namely Africa, Europe, and America.
Observing the Roles of African Men in Community Building and Developing HealthyThere is an overarching stereotype about the absence of African men in family and community development. Some claim that African "Black" males have failed to protect their communities while some say African leaders are the ones failing to protect their societies. Is there some validity is this stereotype? However, history portrays Africa as an organized society where males prided themselves in protecting their communities. This character trait dates as far back as pre-colonial days were men were more socio-politically visible than women and in some societies; even though they deferred some of the sociopolitical roles to women. In those societies, women were allowed to make decisions pertaining to women affairs, but in general, men played various roles as councilmen, elders, and as a matter of fact, as those responsible for guarding the living from the forces of evil. How do character traits of today's men differ from those of our ancestors? What have we forgotten to remember? Is it good to remember and continue to observe the cultural legacy and behavioral commitments of the ancestors? Is it possible to combine the Afrocentric governance with those of our ancestors? From the look of things, corrupt governments, killings, etc., it appears black leaders have moved too far from the good traditional practices of their ancestors. If this is the case, then who protects black communities? Should those good traditional protective roles be abandoned? Will electoral processes work in black communities, particularly, in Africa? Where do we go from here? . The program is co-directed and co-produced by African Views. http://bit.ly/africanmen
[YI] All Roads Lead to Freedom Statue in ZambiaZambia holds a special place in Africa largely because of the leadership of Kenneth Kaunda, the Lion of Zambia, one of the most respected political leaders in Africa. Kaunda's legacy includes belief that Zambia could establish a democracy where both Africans and European settlers could live in peace. As such Zambia managed to avoid the racially divisive power struggles that plagued its neighbors, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and South Africa. He has also brokered efforts to resolve disputes within and between African nations and was particularly active in the long campaign that led to Zimbabwean independence in 1980. Today Zambia is one of the few African countries that have been multi-racially inclusive of persons of European Origin it is highest Office. Guy Scott was sworn in as Vice President of the Republic of Zambia on 29 September 2011. Nonetheless, after 3 years in Office, Zambians are becoming frustrated about the administration of Michael Chilufya Sata, the current Zambian president and Patriotic Front party leader. Sata defeated the incumbent Rupiah Bwezani Banda in the 2011 elections with pre-election pledge to deliver a people driven constitution in 100 days after taking office. The recent announcement by the president in defense of his delay on the issue, saying Zambia has a constitution and the country is not in crisis sparked a protest which led to the arrest of More than 40 youth activists for wearing T-shirts saying: "New constitution a must. Release it now!" Activista and other Zambian youth movement will get a chance to tell the world what a people driven Constitution for Zambia mean and why New constitution a must. Release it now on African Views. Read more
Breaking the Cycle of Racial Violence in AmericaNow more than ever, America needs more open and inclusive conversations about the stereotypes on police protection, police brutality, crime, civil liberties, public safety, and social justice in the context of race. After many years of dissecting the driving factors on the issue of fragmentation and cohesion in American society, many of the same tragedies of error we've seen for years on race controversies continues to pervades the society. Race discussions, debate on race, or even race analysis are the so called inequality taboo topic of conversation in America. Silence on the issue of race only increases suspicions and erratic responses. We are indeed in a delicate time. In any democracy, the government belongs to the people, and the police, which exist within the executive branch – enforcing the law, essentially serve as a buffer of balance between individuals and between people -- maintaining law, order, safety and most importantly peace. If a police error results in a tragedy, the police should be the first to demonstrate contrition, not defense of erratic positions. Otherwise, the society is at risk of an increasing political totalitarianism. It is unimaginable for any cultural group to live inequitably compared to the rest of its pairs in the same country, especially one that promises individualism, equal rights before the law, and the four freedoms. And just as one group should not be a burden to another, so should none be sustained at the expense of the other. Click here to see detail Join the conversation…
[FASL] Awareness of Entitlement of Citizenship and Basic Human RightsTo what extent does the common bond for the people through the unequal access of citizenship and human rights privileges, both in precepts and practice, people's loyalties are divided within a society. This week's discussion focuses on the entitlement of citizenship and awareness of basic human rights, and the issue of bifurcation of privileges and marginalization in the society. The result is usually tension and contradictions in the public sphere as claims of marginalization, exclusion, and domination among individuals and groups are rife. The consequence is mostly armed conflicts in Africa. This discussion goes beyond a reinterpretation of the problem of internal conflicts and civil wars in Africa, rather we would like to explore whether or not society can be improved from the perspective of upholding citizenship privileges and best practices in human rights. What is the role of policy makers on the youth participation in politics, how and what can be done to improve this?Resources include excerpts from Human Rights Quarterly Volume 23, Number 1, February 2001, Citizenship, Rights and the Problem of Conflicts and Civil Wars in Africa by Said Adejumobi. Our Special guest is Cecilia Tengroth Cecilia Tengroth is legal advisor to the Swedish Red Cross. Her main focus is on the laws of armed conflict (international humanitarian law). Prior to working at the Swedish Red Cross she has worked at the Swedish National Defense College, Civil Rights Defenders and the Ministry of Defense on two governmental inquiries on international humanitarian law. She has also published several books and articles on international humanitarian law. Share comments on this topic on our website
The Importance of Youth in Politics and the Role FamilyPolitics is science to manage the country or state. Youth is young blood of nation and active worker of nation. So, it is very necessary and demand of nation that he must take all the responsibility for managing whole country. Without entering in politics, he cannot do any welfare activity at large scale because, after getting fund he can do anything but who will give to him. But, If youth joins politics and make his own Govt. with help of democratic voting system. He can become prime minister of country after this he can make the nation as the dream land. Where there is no corruption, where there is no violence, where there is no black marketing, where there is no cheating, fraud or scam. But where there is only love, where there is only honesty, where there is only co-operation and co-ordination. So, Youth should join politics for improving it. Because without improving or honesty in politics, there is no possibility of development of nations. Some body criticize with giving arguing that youth can create violence with his hot blood , if we allow him to enter in politics but all this cannot allow us to overlook the role of youth in politics . But, we should be against nutritional youth who want to earn money by selling the country. We need not politician who have no respect for women. The question now is how we as society and family influence the youth in their political acts, choice and interest? What is the role of policy makers on the youth participation in politics, how and what can be done to improve this? AV radio program today is intended to help address and improve our understanding of this crucial and important topic, which is affecting our youth's political development in the world today.
1st Nigerian Diaspora Teleforum: Transforming NigeriaAn Important Nigerian Independence Day Event (October 1st, 12 PM EST) ?Nigerian Diaspora Tele-Forum? An Initiative Endorsed by Ambassador Habu. Please be informed that the petition to host regular meetings with the Diaspora representatives and the Nigeria consulate abroad was approved by Ambassador Habib Habu before he left office. We are now in the process of integrating the program as an adopted policy. This is one of the reasons we will be having the first Nigerian Diaspora Teleforum on October 1st, 2015 to mark the Nigerian Independence Day. The forum will serve as a preparation towards the actual launching of the Nigerian Diaspora Forum scheduled to take place on October 31st, 2015 at the Nigeria Consulate in New York. We ask for your support and solidarity in our collective effort to transform Nigeria in becoming a nation that reflects the true value of its best citizens. Once the program goes live, listeners will see a Skype icon appear next to the guest call-in number, which they need to click on. This will ask listeners to log into an account or to register for a listener account. Once they do, they will need to follow the prompts to call in.. The Nigerian Diaspora Forum is an initiative of African Views Organization Facilitated in partnership between African Views and NiDO NY AV tele-forum is an efficient way to connect required intelligence for specific purpose across the world in real-time. The platform also enables general participation in important forums and discussions allowing intellectual and experiential contribution towards the common good and shared concerns.
WEN| Role of Women in Conflict Negotiation and Peaceful Community SettlementsRecent killings in black communities worldwide, especially in South Sudan, reveal black on black crime is becoming a nuisance even in our backyards here in America and in 2014, "the death tolls are huge and the individual incidents gruesome. One estimate says nearly 10,000 people have been killed in South Sudan in a month of warfare, while in neighboring central African Republic combatants in Muslim vs Christian battles have reported a significant amount of children casualties). The articles say that "compared to decades past, Africa and its people are suffering from fewer conflicts today, but several recent outbreaks are cause for concern" and I say "were people of African ancestry always like this? What happened to Ubuntu, or peace chants of the African people? Or could it have been the case of who gave these people the ammunition and weapons of mass destruction and these weapons ending up in the wrong hands? We know women have played a huge role in bringing solutions, such as the Aba women riot in 1929. However, could the approach they used be considered peaceful? Should it be used today or should explore other traditional practices used? We believe certain African traditional practices can be applied in our communities today and used to deal with conflicts today .i.e., Bokom-Haram, South Sudan situations. Black on Black crime in America, African American and Black immigrant relationships, relationships among our kind here in America. What do you think?

SAMPLE PILOT PROJECT IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

AFRICAN VIEWS MEDIA PROJECT IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

1, OBJECTIVES AND AIMS PROJECT :

- Improving the conditions for human, communities, and societal development in African communities

- Focusing on sustainable environmentalism in Africa

- Focusing on Health Issues in African communities worldwide

- Making international audience regarding Africa to improve lives

- Promoting peace by reducing War, Conflict, and diseases

- Accomplish millennium development goals recognized for all people worldwide in African communities worldwide.

2, EXPECTATION AND RESULTS

- African communities improve their situation by using media

- African program will impact all African diasporas communities, including international organizations involved in African cause, health

- Future generations will be protected from climate change and global warming

- Poverty reduced by using all media program that will be established

- Research on African communities improved, and Skills increased

- Monitoring established for evaluation because all program will have international

- Audience and DRCONGO opportunities discovered by using media TV and Radio

3, THE PROJECT

The Project is established for all African communities from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and for the RD CONGO its must covering 11 existing provinces as a following :

Phase I program will be focalized for the the provinces ( Kinshasa, Katanga, North Kivu , South Kivu , Oriental province , Maniema ) the Satellites signal will and followed in

Lubumbashi , Kinshasa, Goma, Bukavu , Kindu , Kisangani , (6 provinces ) First year

Phase II : Program will be focalized on the provinces of ( Kasai Oriental , Kasai Occidental , Bandundu , Equateur , Bas Congo , ) and these areas will be impacted impact :

Mbujimayi , Kananga , Kikwit , Matadi , Mbandaka ) : ( 5 Provinces ) Second year and third year