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 100 Male March for Economic Justice and Jobs

FRIENDS OF THE AFRICAN UNION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Maker

Making is fundamental to what it means to be human. We must make, create, and express ourselves to feel whole. There is something unique about making physical things. These things are like little pieces of us and seem to embody portions of our souls.

WE WILL MAKE A SET OF COMMEMORATE COINS THAT WILL CREATE A BILLION DOLLAR SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FUND

Share

Sharing what you have made and what you know about making with others is the method by which a maker’s feeling of wholeness is achieved. You cannot make and not share. The Library is sharing all of this wonderful equipment with the purpose of fostering a learning and sharing community where anyone is welcome – no matter their skill level.

WE WILL SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE NEEDED FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN FIRMS TO SUCCEED

Give

There are few things more selfless and satisfying than giving away something you have made. The act of making puts a small piece of you in the object. Giving that to someone else is like giving someone a small piece of you. Such things are often the most cherished items we possess.

WE WILL GIVE HOPE WHERE THERE IS NONE AND JOB WHERE THERE ARE NOT ANY AS WE #MAKEPEACEASPROFITABLEASWAR AND #PEACEINTHEHOODWITHJOBSINTHEHOOD

*Adapted from TechShop’s Maker Movement Manifesto

WE WILL CREATE THE BUSINESS MODEL TO THE BE USED THROUGHT THE FAU CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN THE USA HERE http://www.fauchamber.org/

We are going to create in Cincinnati the infrastructure to take 100 peers of Mike Brown Sam DuBois and their peers and turn their lives around as small business persons.

My name is Hershel Daniels, Junior. I am President of the United Methodist Men of Keys of the Kingdom United Methodist Church, the majority owner of McGraw Daniels LLC and Chairman of Friends of the African Union and our Chamber of Commerce. The African Union, has called its Diaspora to come to its aid and as an American of African decent I am answering through my leadership as Chairman of Non Profit Friends of the African Union (FAU) and its Chambers (FAU Chambers). McGraw Daniels LLC is coordinating the growth of a public private partnership with other stake holders. It is my intention to position McGraw Daniels LLC to become a part of a public private partnership that will act as a holding company for the people of the African Union (AU) in the United States of America.

Friends of the African Union believes that African Americans must lead the world through progressive internationalism -- the bold exercise of the use of U.S. infrastructure, institutions and government through public private partnerships to foster peace, prosperity, and democracy. Friends of the African Union will work with democratic allies and international institutions that makes us stronger, not weaker and grows jobs for the people of the African Union.

Friends of the African Union believes that we who are citizens of the United States of America which has enshrined in it's constitution the right of the people to address grievances to our government - it is a government of the people and holds forth the belief that the holders of political office should be responsive to needs of the people. Friends of the African Union knows that the politically fragmentation and segregation is by race and class. Many poor African in America have a high degree of desperation and hopelessness along with the belief that things can't change. Friends of the African Union was created to change this perception by action; we will walk the walk, not talk the talk – we are asking people, organizations and companies to join us in changing the live of Africans in our lifetime.

In this global plan MDi will use the off the shelf technology used in open source solutions like OPEN SS7 with USPTO 5,577,042 to become a next generation network focused creating a global interoperability infrastructure for health care that by 2020 can connect over 500 million school kids in need of health care based on the Cincinnati model (pdf). I believe that this time represents an unprecedented opportunity to capitalize on my skills, contacts and intellectual property through a patent pool created MDi based on research done at US government and private sector labs.

One of these labs has developed a minimally invasive test for Ebola that could cut the time it takes to diagnose cases of the lethal virus from days and hours to minutes or even seconds. The Department of Energy, which invented the procedure at its Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, Tennessee, is looking to commercialize the technology. It is a reagentless system which would not require blood samples or other bodily fluids from suspected Ebola sufferers to be transported to a lab to be mixed with other chemicals. We plan to be in 2,000 markets by 2020 with over 5,000 client FAU Chapters.

We started operations in Cincinnati on November 2, 2014 with FAU acting as fiduciary and agreement with a response to a solicitation-for-contractors document in which the DOE describes its test as a “rapid, portable viral diagnostic for RNA viruses,” including, specifically, Ebola hemorrhagic fever. RNA viruses are made from genetic material comprising ribonucleic acid. In addition to Ebola, the DOE said the test can quickly detect Hanta, Dengue, West Nile and several other exotic viruses.

We at the Friends of the African Union (FAU) and members of our Friends of the African Union Chamber of Commerce such as McGraw Daniels LLC and Infinity Building Economics / Black Political Action Committees and with our faith based partners through the 100 Male March of our MLK Committee to Be the Change through our proposed public private partnership, The United States of Africa Health Corps, which shall be named FAU Health in the Americas; HQ in Ohio. It shall be funded out of the request contained herein.

Friends of the African Union (FAU) is an economic, social, humanitarian, charitable, educational and new media civil-society ruling body founded to work for the benefit of the African Union and the African diaspora in their host countries.

We at the Friends of the African Union (FAU) and members of our Friends of the African Union Chamber of Commerce such as McGraw Daniels LLC and Infinity Building Economics / Black Political Action Committees through our proposed public private partnership, The United States of Africa, accept that projects of the New Future Foundation, Inc. shall be funded out of the fund request (5 Trillion Dollars) contained herein. The funding shall come as a Quantitative Easing Public Private Partnership Agreement by March 2015.

Contact Person, Hershel Daniels Junior
September 15th, 2014

Chairman, Friends of the African Union and Friends of the African Union Chamber of Commerce

Phone:01.513.858.5275
407 Vine Street Suite 300 m/s MDi, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202, USA
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Since its beginning in 1958, the SBIC program has provided almost $60 billion of long-term debt and equity capital to more than 107,000 small U.S. companies, with $2.05 billion invested in 1,331 small U.S. companies in FY 2010 alone.  Many well-known U.S. companies received early financing from SBICs, including Intel, Apple Computer, Callaway Golf, Whole Foods Market, Staples, Quiznos, Federal Express, Outback Steakhouse, Costco, and Build-A-Bear Workshop.  Companies receiving SBIC financing have consistently figured prominently on a variety of "best of” business lists, including the Inc. 500, BusinessWeek’s "Hot Growth Companies” and "Hot Growth Hall of Fame,” Fortune magazine’s "Best Companies to Work For” and "Most Admired Companies,” and the FSB 100.

Supporters of these FAU Faith based actions include the being chartered unit of the United methodist Men - United Methodist Men of Keys of the Kingdom UMCand the FAU 100 Male March


YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
"How can I hope to move people from indifference if I remain indifferent to the plight of others? I cannot stand idly by or all my endeavors will be unworthy."

Dear Cincinnati, [THIS WAS POSTED IN 2005]

In a strange way Americans have a fascination with crime. We rush home to watch the 6 o'clock news too see who killing who, as if looking at life as a sporting event. Watching closely at the homicide rate, will it surpass last year's number? These faceless, nameless, murders, which we will soon forget who they are, puts this fear in us that most most of us just hope we can tiptoe through life to safely arrive at death.

There seems to be this heightened fear of crime among the middle class and upper class, yet these are the least likely to be victimized by violent crime. Violent crime tends to be more concentrated in the poor intercity neighborhoods, and mostly preys on young black males.

Some will say (not openly) that it's hopeless and as long as they are killing one another and leave the rest of us along; so well and God Bless them. Build more jails, hire more police, lock them up this will solve the problems.

Full of anxiety and fear - is this anyway to go through life? Somewhere along the way, many men have lost the meaning of manhood. Today's tough times requires men to overcome and surrender ideals to things immoral, illegal, unethical or irresponsible.

What we are actually doing is teaching these children as well as ourselves to do almost nothing to act to defend ourselves, our country, or the character of people with decency and strength.

We have muted our dialogs and hidden our thoughts. We have isolated ourselves from one another. We shrink in fear of teenagers on every corner. We live in tough times; we need men with Godly wisdom with the spirit of Daniel. Men, we do have the ability, quality, character and morality to make a difference in our communities, city, and selves.

Are we asking you to put your life on the line? No. What we have experienced from the young males and young ladies in the street is a loss of hope, not enough caring adults, teachers, coaches, and ministers who would just listen to them, share some hope with them and show them how to live.

Cincinnati has been piled high with violent moments of sorrow, grief and difficulty. We, the 100 Male March Ministries, can look out the window and see what is visible but not yet seen. The ability to stick with a struggle when all appearance suggests that the victory cannot be attained is the consequence of seeing the whole picture.

Crime and violence is a social problem with many economic causes. Studies have shown poor schooling, unemployment, addiction, poverty, single parent families or lack of family bonding are a few example which cause violent behaviors.

You Can Make A Difference in someone's life, even if it in changing your own thoughts. Please join us at our next March December 31, 2006 at 9:00 am .

Three sites Walnut Hills(Peebles corner & E.McMillan) Milton Trice; Madisonville (Whetsel & Chandler)Melvin Williams; Avondale (Reading & Forest) Gary Jackson

Respectfully in loving service,
Milton Trice III

Then with Ammons UMC which became Keys of the KIngdom UMC

 BACKGROUND ON THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW

The United Nations Human Rights Commission Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was established when the United Nations Human Rights Council was created on 15 March 2006 by the UN General Assembly in resolution 60/251. This mandated the Council to "undertake a universal periodic review, based on objective and reliable information, of the fulfillment by each State of its human rights obligations and commitments in a manner which ensures universality of coverage and equal treatment with respect to all States”.

On 18 June 2007, one year after its first meeting, members of the new Council agreed to its institution-building package (A/HRC/RES/5/1) providing a road map guiding the future work of the Council. One of the key elements of this package was the new Universal Periodic Review. The mechanism was further refined during the review process through resolution 16/21 and decision 17/119. These two documents provided the necessary modifications of modalities for the review in the second and subsequent cycles.

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. The UPR is a significant innovation of the Human Rights Council which is based on equal treatment for all countries. It provides an opportunity for all States to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to overcome challenges to the enjoyment of human rights. What human rights obligations are addressed?

The UPR will assess the extent to which States respect their human rights obligations set out in:

(1) the UN Charter;

(2) the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; (3) human rights instruments to which the State is party (human rights treaties ratified by the State concerned);

(4) voluntary pledges and commitments made by the State (e.g. national human rights policies and/or programmes implemented); and,

(5) applicable international humanitarian law. The UPR also includes a sharing of best human rights practices around the globe. Currently, no other mechanism of this kind exists.

Nations will have their human rights records reviewed by the UPR based on this history. During the first cycle, all UN Member States have been reviewed, – with 48 States reviewed each year. The second cycle, which officially started in May 2012 with the 13th session of the UPR Working Group, will see 42 States reviewed each year. The reviews take place during the sessions of the UPR Working Group (see below) which meets three times a year. The order of review remains the same as in the first cycle and the number of States reviewed at each session is now 14 instead of 16.

The reviews are conducted by the UPR Working Group which consists of the 47 members of the Human Rights Council; however any UN Member State can take part in the discussion/dialogue with the reviewed States. Each State review is assisted by groups of three States, known as “troikas”, who serve as rapporteurs. The selection of the troikas for each State is done through a drawing of lots following elections for the Council membership in the General Assembly.

FAU as Secretariat to the Diaspora in the United States of America will through its alliances and partnerships create a virtual multimedia 5G database that can be used in the projected 2019 UPR review of the United States of America based on what UPR’s reviews based. The documents on which the reviews are based are: 1) information provided by the State under review, which can take the form of a “national report”; 2) information contained in the reports of independent human rights experts and groups, known as the Special Procedures, human rights treaty bodies, and other UN entities; 3) information from other stakeholders including national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations.

The recommendations for the USA have been divided into ten subject matter categories:

(1) Civil Rights, Ethnic, and Racial Discrimination
(2) Criminal Justice Issues
(3) Indigenous Issues
(4) National Security
(5) Immigration
(6) Labor and Trafficking
(7) Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Measures
(8) The Environment
(9) Domestic Implementation of Human Rights
(10) Treaties and International Human Rights Mechanisms


This process will be through digital (see below schedule at bottom of page) and in person meetings through March 28th 2015 and adhere to United Nations Human Right Protocols where all organizations in this process have to be committed to building a comprehensive health care system and common health care insurance pool for the people African Union in the United States of America as part, but not dependent on, of our US government request for a $5Trillion Dollar Quantitative Easing based solution to ending, and remediation of, the effects of institutionalized federal government racism that would be sunsetted using a ISO 26000 superset.

We are capitalists who support ISO 26000 and want to create other capitalists who will do right by their employees. We have our own Chamber of Commerce whose operational stance in coalition building where possible.  http://fauchamber.com/ 

ISO 26000:2010 provides guidance rather than requirements, so it cannot be certified to unlike some other well-known ISO standards. Instead, it helps clarify what social responsibility is, helps businesses and organizations translate principles into effective actions and shares best practices relating to social responsibility, globally. It is aimed at all types of organizations regardless of their activity, size or location.

The standard was launched in 2010 following five years of negotiations between many different stakeholders across the world. Representatives from government, NGOs, industry, consumer groups and labour organizations around the world were involved in its development, which means it represents an international consensus.

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. We were founded in 1947, and since then have published more than 19 500 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and business. Today we have members from 165 countries and about 150 people work full time for our Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

Friends of the African Union knows that governments, business and organizations do not operate in a vacuum. Their relationship to the society and environment in which they operate is a critical factor in their ability to continue to operate effectively. As a supporter of the United States of America we look forward to implementation of a process that addresses institutionalized federal government racism in light of the over $500B a year in purchased goods and services by the national government of the United States of America.

Friends of the African Union knows that acknowledges that it is critical factor that relationship between business and organizations in to the society and environment in which they operate is a critical factor in their ability to continue to operate effectively also increasingly being used as a measure of their overall performance.

FAU’s use of the Daniels IDIQ is based on a superset of ISO 26000 that provides guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way with the people of the African Union. This means acting in an ethical and transparent way that contributes to the health and welfare of society.

The question of how America addresses institutionalized racism will be on full display to the world over the coming weeks. The world will be watching like we watch the world. The difference this time is that according to the global rules we agreed upon (United Nations treaties) we have respond to suggestions made to improve human rights.

We know that giant sucking sound (I grew up in Shaker Heights).....we now live in that era. Since 2001, the U.S. has lost 42,400 factories. Americans stopped making the products they continued to buy: clothing, computers, consumer electronics, flat-screen TVs, household items, and millions of automobiles. America's economic elite has long argued that the country does not need an industrial base. They are wrong and POTUS saved 11% of our capacity.

In 2009, at the Pittsburgh Summit, the Leaders agreed to launch a framework that lays out the policies to generate strong, sustainable and balanced global growth. Later that year, the G20 Finance Ministers launched the G20 Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth. They also adopted a detailed timetable and initiated a new consultative Mutual Assessment Process (MAP) to evaluate whether G20 policies will collectively deliver its agreed objectives.

International organizations, including the OECD, were invited to assisted in this assessment process. In 2012 Friends of the African Union founders took it upon themselves to address this for the African people in the USA. 

 ISO 26000:2010 provides guidance rather than requirements, so it cannot be certified to unlike some other well-known ISO standards. Instead, it helps clarify what social responsibility is, helps businesses and organizations translate principles into effective actions and shares best practices relating to social responsibility, globally. It is aimed at all types of organizations regardless of their activity, size or location.

The standard was launched in 2010 following five years of negotiations between many different stakeholders across the world. Representatives from government, NGOs, industry, consumer groups and labour organizations around the world were involved in its development, which means it represents an international consensus.

 ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. We were founded in 1947, and since then have published more than 19 500 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and business. Today we have members from 165 countries and about 150 people work full time for our Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

US GOVERNMENT PURCHASES IS A TARGETED MARKET

Friends of the African Union knows that governments, business and organizations do not operate in a vacuum. Their relationship to the society and environment in which they operate is a critical factor in their ability to continue to operate effectively. As a supporter of the United States of America we look forward to implementation of a process that addresses institutionalized federal government racism in light of the over $500B a year in purchased goods and services by the national government of the United States of America.

Friends of the African Union knows that acknowledges that it is critical factor that relationship between business and organizations in to the society and environment in which they operate is a critical factor in their ability to continue to operate effectively also increasingly being used as a measure of their overall performance.

FAU’s use of the Daniels IDIQ is based on a superset of ISO 26000 that provides guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way with the people of the African Union. This means acting in an ethical and transparent way that contributes to the health and welfare of society.

The question of how America addresses institutionalized racism will be on full display to the world over the coming weeks. The world will be watching like we watch the world. The difference this time is that according to the global rules we agreed upon (United Nations treaties) we have respond to suggestions made to improve human rights.

We know that giant sucking sound (I grew up in Shaker Heights).....we now live in that era. Since 2001, the U.S. has lost 42,400 factories. Americans stopped making the products they continued to buy: clothing, computers, consumer electronics, flat-screen TVs, household items, and millions of automobiles. America's economic elite has long argued that the country does not need an industrial base. They are wrong and POTUS saved 11% of our capacity.

In 2009, at the Pittsburgh Summit, the Leaders agreed to launch a framework that lays out the policies to generate strong, sustainable and balanced global growth. Later that year, the G20 Finance Ministers launched the G20 Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth. They also adopted a detailed timetable and initiated a new consultative Mutual Assessment Process (MAP) to evaluate whether G20 policies will collectively deliver its agreed objectives.

THE AFRICAN MARKETPLACE



International organizations, including the OECD, were invited to assisted in this assessment process. In 2012 Friends of the African Union founders took it upon themselves to address this for the African people in the USA.  This was based on our work with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), African Union (AU), the United States State Department (US State) and the AU's 50 year plan called Africa 2063.

  AFRICA 2063 "A global strategy to optimize use of Africa's resources for the benefits of all Africans"

 Aiming to encourage discussion among all stakeholders, “Agenda 2063” is an approach to how the continent should effectively learn from the lessons of the past, build on the progress now underway and strategically exploit all possible opportunities available in the short, medium and long term, so as to ensure positive socioeconomic transformation within the next 50 years.

 The Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in its 50th Anniversary Solemn Declaration, while acknowledging past successes and challenges, rededicated itself to the continent’s development and technological transformation.

 The AU Summit mandated the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the NEPAD Agency to develop Agenda 2063 through a people-driven and extensive consultation process.

 You are an important player in the Agenda 2063 formulation process.join us in making Cincinnati the American HQ for this movement, with a focus on the business of health care.


 

Date: 03/27/2013 Description: Official portrait: Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources - State Dept Image

Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield leads the Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs, the division in the Department focused on the development and management of U.S. policy concerning the continent.  There are four pillars that serve as the foundation of U.S. policy toward Africa.

1) Strengthening Democratic Institutions;
2) Supporting African economic growth and development;
3) Advancing Peace and Security;
4) Promoting Opportunity and Development.

Read the full description of the pillars here: U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa.


President Obama's Message on the Ebola Virus

 

Sept. 2: The 2014 Ebola outbreak is one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history and the first in West Africa. It is affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Educating yourself about the Ebola virus is one way to help stop the virus from spreading. Watch President Obama's message on the Ebola virus and visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information. More» DipNote» CDC»


1st Ever US POTU and African Leaders Summit

 Closing of the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit 2014

President Obama (Aug. 6 2014): "Our New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition continues to grow, aiming to lift 50 million Africans from poverty. In our fight against HIV/AIDS, we’ll work with 10 African countries to help them double the number of their children on lifesaving anti-retroviral drugs. And even as the United States is deploying some of our medical first responders to West Africa to help control the Ebola outbreak, we’re also working to strengthen public health systems, including joining with the African Union to pursue the creation of an African Centers for Disease Control.

Opening Session of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
President Obama (Aug. 6):
"Africa’s rise means opportunity for all of us -- including the opportunity to transform the relationship between the United States and Africa. As I said in Cape Town last year, it’s time for a new model of partnership between America and Africa -- a partnership of equals that focuses on African capacity to solve problems, and on Africa’s capacity to grow. And that’s why we’re here."

Full Text»  Summit Page»

 


African Business Leaders Summit in Cincinnati in 2012

Where I came back to service for people of America and Africa at the invitation of US State Department. I had served under HE David Morrow, Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Guinea to the United States of America through 1995 and lived in Africa in the 80's.

The State Department, in collaboration with several co-sponsors, hosted the U.S.-Africa Business Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 21-22, at the Westin Cincinnati Hotel. The conference showcased both U.S. business expertise to potential African clients, and highlighted trade and investment opportunities in Africa to U.S. exporters and investors. We looked forward to holding the conference in Cincinnati, which was selected as the conference location for its potential to increase commercial partnerships with Africa at local, state, and regional levels.
The State Department, in collaboration with several co-sponsors, hosted the U.S.-Africa Business Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 21-22, at the Westin Cincinnati Hotel. The conference showcased both U.S. business expertise to potential African clients, and highlighted trade and investment opportunities in Africa to U.S. exporters and investors. We looked forward to holding the conference in Cincinnati, which was selected as the conference location for its potential to increase commercial partnerships with Africa at local, state, and regional levels.

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2012

5:00 – 9:00 pm Registration
Westin Cincinnati Hotel, Third Floor

THURSDAY, June 21, 2012

7:30 – 8:30 am Registration and Coffee
Westin Cincinnati Hotel, Third Floor
8:30 – 9:00 am OPENING REMARKS (OPEN TO PRESS)
Presidential Ballroom I & II
  • Emceed by: William Craft, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Trade Policy and Programs, U.S. Department of State
  • Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Ohio State Representative Alicia Reece
9:05 – 9:45 am PLENARY I: “Why Do Business in Africa?” (OPEN TO PRESS)
Presidential Ballroom I & II
  • Chaired by: Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Stanislav Vecera, General Manager  for South and East Africa, Procter & Gamble
  • Her Excellency Minister of Trade and Industry Hannah Tetteh, Ghana
9:45 – 10:00 am Break
Gibson Foyer
10:00 – 11:45 am PANELS (CLOSED TO PRESS)

ENERGY 1: “How Government Agencies and the Private Sector View Opportunities for Clean Energy”
Presidential Ballroom I & II

  • Moderated by: Cindy Thyfault, Founder and CEO, Westar Trade Resources
  • Glen Sweetnam, Director, Office of African and Middle Eastern Affairs, Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Neliswe Magubane, Director General-Energy, Department of Energy, Government of South Africa
  • Andy Holzhauser, Executive Director, Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance
  • Chris Cassidy, Rural Development and Acting Energy Branch Chief, U.S. Department of Agriculture
TRANSPORTATION I: “Business Opportunities in the Transportation Infrastructure Sector in Africa”
Taft Room I & II
  • Moderated by: Alex Rugamba, Director, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), Regional Integration & Trade, African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Susan McDermott, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Ellen Moran, Senior Director for Infrastructure, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Paul Marin, Regional Director, sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  • Todd Johnson, Manager for Risk and Market Development, GE Africa
WATER & SANITATION I: “Public and Private Opportunities for Water & Sanitation Investment in Africa”
Presidential Ballroom III
  • Chaired by: Omar Hopkins, Director for Infrastructure, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Jenny Datoo, Water & Knowledge Management Advisor, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, & Environment, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Sanjay Bhatnagar, Chief Executive Officer, WaterHealth International
  • Additional speakers may be added
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
Fountain Room and Tyler Davidson Room
1:00 – 2:45 pm PLENARY II: “U.S. Government Programs and Services To Facilitate Investment” (OPEN TO PRESS)
Presidential Ballroom I & II
  • Moderated by: William Craft, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Trade Policy and Programs, U.S. Department of State
  • Marcia Brandstat, Director, U.S. Commercial Service-Cincinnati
  • Richard Ginsburg, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • T. Charles Cooper, Vice President of Congressional and Public Affairs, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Dia Martin, Director, Small & Medium Enterprise Finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Rick Angiuoni, Director, Africa, Global Business Development Division, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Paul Marin, Regional Director, sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
Gibson Foyer
3:00 – 5:00 pm U.S. – Africa Business Matchmaking (invitation required)
Tyler Davidson Room
Meetings with African and U.S. businesses, approximately 30 minutes each
3:15 – 5:00 pm PANEL (CLOSED TO PRESS)

ENERGY II: “Energy Efficiency and Transmission Opportunities”
Presidential Ballroom I & II

  • Moderated by: Commissioner Andre Porter, Ohio Public Utility Commission
  • Graham Pugh, Team Lead, International Climate Activities, Office of International Climate Change Policy and Technology, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Callixte Kambanda, Principal Infrastructure Specialist, Secretariat of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa, African Development Bank
  • Dr. Alfred K. Ofosu Ahenkorah, Executive Secretary, Ghana Energy Commission, and Deputy Chairperson, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership
  • Craig Butler, Assistant Policy Director for Environment, Energy, and Agriculture, Office of Ohio Governor John R. Kasich
5:30 – 7:00 pm COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Westin Cincinnati Hotel, Fountain Room
Thursday Site Visits (invitation required)
1:00 – 3:15 pm Duke Energy Envision Center
1:00 – 4:00 pm Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
1:00 – 4:00 pm DHL
3:00 – 5:00 pm Cincinnati Municipal Sewer District Wastewater Facility

FRIDAY, June 22, 2012

7:30 – 8:00 am Coffee
Westin Cincinnati Hotel, Gibson Foyer
8:00 – 8:25 am Doing Business in Louisville
Presidential Ballroom I & II
  • Suhas Kulkarni, Director, Office of Globliazation
  • Office of Mayor of Louisville Greg Fischer
  • Additional speakers may be added
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Informal Networking Session
Tyler Davidson Room
8:30 – 10:15 am PANELS (CLOSED TO PRESS)

TRANSPORATION II: “Aviation and Air Safety in Africa”
Taft Room I & II

  • Moderated by: Amy Holman, Director, Office of Economic Policy Staff, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Susan McDermott, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Rick Angiuoni, Director, Africa, Global Business Development Division, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Robinson Misitala, Managing Director, National Airports Corporation LTD, Zambia
  • Fernando Prieto, Senior Project Manager, LPA Group

WATER & SANITATION II: “Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships To Support Innovations in Water Technology”
Presidential Ballroom III

  • Moderated by: Sally Gutierrez, Director of Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Nick Ashbolt, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati Office
  • Alan Vicory, Chairman, Confluence, Water Technology Innovation Cluster
  • Mark Hogg, Executive Director, EDGE Outreach
  • Keith Zook, Fellow, Children's Safe Drinking Water, Procter & Gamble
10:15 – 10:30 am

Break
Gibson Foyer

10:30 am – 12:15 pm PANELS (CLOSED TO PRESS)

ENERGY III: “Unconventional and Alternative Energy Sources”
Presidential Ballroom I & II

  • Chaired by: Cynthia Akuetteh, Director, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
  • Honorable Senator Chris Ngige, Member of the Senate Committee of Science and Technology, National Assembly of Nigeria
  • Professor A.S. Sambo, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Commission of Nigeria, Government of Nigeria
  • Natenna Dobson, Industry Analyst, Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Kurt Shickman, Executive Director, Global Cool Cities Alliance
TRANSPORTATION III: “Lessons Learned and Success Stories: Regional Integration”
Taft Room I & II
  • Moderated by: Raja Jandhyala, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa, USAID
  • Robert Kirk, Senior Vice President, AECOM
  • David Adolwa, Transport Advisor, USAID’s Competitiveness and Trade Expansion Program (COMPETE)
  • Nathan Van Dusen, Director for Africa, Carana Corporation
12:00 – 12:15 pm Board buses for Freedom Center
12:30 – 2:30 pm Closing Lunch sponsored by Procter & Gamble, Wal-Mart, and DHL
(OPEN TO PRESS)
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • Kim Robinson, Executive Director, Freedom Center (tent.)
  • Raja Jandhyala, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Mayor of Cincinnati Mark Mallory
  • Additional speakers may be added
2:30 pm Board buses for Westin or Site Visits
Friday Site Visits (invitation required)
7:30 – 10:15 am Cincinnati State Renewable Energy Labs
10:15 am – 12:15 pm Environmental Protection Agency Testing & Evaluation Facility
10:15 am – 12:30 pm GE Aviation
2:30 – 4:30 pm Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
2:30 – 4:45 pm GE Aviation
2:30 – 4:45 pm MeLink Corporation

U.S. company representatives will benefit from conference participation whether they already are working in Africa or if they are interested in learning how to earn their first sale in Africa. Although the conference has a broad infrastructure focus, companies in the following sectors represent the target audience:

  • energy, in particular renewable energy, energy efficiency, and transmission;
  • transportation, especially construction equipment suppliers and civil engineering companies; and
  • water and sanitation infrastructure, equipment, and technology.

Conference sessions include:

  • Why Do Business in Africa?” which presents Africa as a major emerging market with significant business opportunities.
     
  • U.S. Government Programs and Services” which will highlight support that the U.S. Government provides to U.S. businesses to facilitate trade. The session will feature speakers from the U.S. Export-Import Bank; U.S. Trade and Development Agency; U.S. Commercial Service, Cincinnati Office; Small Business Administration; Overseas Private Investment Corporation (invited); and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
     
  • Breakout panels on opportunities for U.S. companies in water & sanitation, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and transportation.
     
  • A formal matchmaking session to connect visiting African executives with U.S. equipment suppliers and service providers that meet the specific needs identified by the African executives (Note: If a U.S. firm does not offer a product or service specified by our African guests, they will not be invited for the formal Thursday matchmaking session. However, there will be a period for informal matchmaking on Friday and we encourage active business networking throughout the conference).

FRIENDS OF THE AFRICAN UNION believes that contemporary African activism begins from the realization that for the first time in modern history, a synergy of catastrophes face us. Our physical global environment is dying – wither man made death or natural, many of our financial markets are collapsing, our health care systems cant met the needs of global pandemics and our culture, fed on a diet of junk thought, is atrophying -- unable to muster the intellectual courage to face our predicament.

FAU Unity is where members of the organization will be able to unite, not only with other brothers and sisters from all over the world that have similar goals, interest, skills, talents, and intelligence, but also with allies who support the people of the African Union in meeting the challenging times before us.

FAU Self-Determination is where a member can take as an active part in our self-determination as an African people as they want – in person or electronically. We encourage members t

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The Cincinnati Public Library Maker Center
800 Vine Street
Second Floor–North Building
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Saturday, December 24, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)


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Friends of the African Union

Friends of the African Union (FAU)is an economic, social, humanitarian, charitable, educational and new media civil-society ruling body founded to work for the benefit of the African Union and the African diaspora in their host countries.

Friends of the African Union Chamber of Commerce (FAU Chamber) is the first 21st century economic and business development African civil-society ruling body who is also a economic, business incubation, social, humanitarian, charitable, and educational non governmental organization.  It was founded in 2013 to be the business service bureau to the African Union and its member businesses with a focus on the 6th Region.

In 2005, the African Union defined the African Diaspora (AU) as “... peoples of African descent and heritage living outside the continent, irrespective of their citizenship, and who remain committed to  contribute to the  development of the continent and the building of the African Union.”  In 2012 The AU expanded its membership to those who do not live in its established 5 regions to a 6th region.

As a result of the broader definition of inclusion by the AU, the African Diaspora within the United States is larger in population size than the racial and ethnic definitions used by the U.S. Census Bureau. Based on the broader definition of the AU, the African Diaspora population residing within the United States exceeds a market of 55 million people. Forty million of these people come from ancestors who where slaves in the USA. This the focus of our efforts in 2015 along with high worth Africans worldwide.

The AU designated in 2013 African Diasporan organizations and individuals to review its 50 year plan.
Friends of the African Union was asked by the African Union in August 2013 to the First African Union Consultation Meeting with the Diaspora on the African Union Agenda 2063 - New York, United States of America Oct. 8th through the 10th 2013.

This then authorized us as an African American non governmental Ohio unincorporated association to comment on the plan and we did so and at the same time told them of what we had as a plan for the USA a $1.25 Trillion Dollar Quantitative Easing based solution to poverty for Americans. This plan had 7 periods and was to last till 2063. In that plan the Friends of the African Union (FAU) had taken upon itself to organize a Secretariat in North America for a new African Regional Economic Community - one that would include the USA, Bermuda, Mexico and Canada. The plan was to have it join by 2016 the already established and African Union recognized 8 Regional Economic Communities already in existence.

The Friends of the African Union joined with the New Future Foundation on Sept. 15th 2014 submitted the facts of the Mike Brown case, known then, as an example, to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and US State Dept. of possible police misconduct, in line with the deadline for such a submission in regards to The Universal Periodic Review of the USA in 2015. It is our intention to give the Office of the High Commissioner the entire grand jury report and our comments.

The Universal Periodic Review "has great potential to promote and protect human rights in the darkest corners of the world.” – Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfill their human rights obligations. As one of the main features of the Council, the UPR is designed to ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights situations are assessed.

The ten areas to be commented on that we will ask for our peoples help on these subject headings detailed by the US State Dept. in response to the UPR

(1) civil rights, ethnic, and racial discrimination;
(2) criminal justice issues;
(3) indigenous issues;
4) national security;
(5)immigration;
(6) labor and trafficking;
(7) economic, social and cultural rights and measures;
(8) the environment;
(9)domestic implementation of human rights, and;
(10)treaties and international human rights mechanisms.

Trough the UPR we will support the creation of an African American Diaspora Holding Company & Investment Trust who will start operations by creating a financial solution in response to the damage caused as assessed by our NFF/FAU Universal Periodic Review Town Hall Hearings (Town Hall Meetings). Each Town Hall Meeting will feature in person and or electronically a distinguished panel of international judges, each with long experience in Human Rights, who will hear testimony through 500 individual events.

The purpose of these events is quantify the damage based on strict scrutiny of past discrimination in line with guidance set out by the United States Supreme Courts; these events started to wrap up on 2015 Martin Luther King Day of Service. Then we will on March 28th 2015 quantify this damage in a week-long session in Washington Dc basedon our work in Cincinnati Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio, and; St. Louis, MO.


It is time to capitalize on our joint skills, contacts and intellectual property through a patent pool process created based on the goal of ending institutionalized governmental racism in the United States of America.

 

 

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