The Advocacy Initiative called FEEEDS and the Business Strategies of FE3DS (FE-3-DS)
FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative:
What does FEEEDS® or the FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative mean? FEEEDS is an acronym that encompasses some of the main global issues of today-- Food Security, Education, Environment-Energy, Economics, Democracy-Development and Self-help -- that both developed and developing countries are grappling with in order to address and resolve the challenges for the world community.
All of these issues are also connected to human cultural communication and how we relate as people and as nations to each other. FEEEDS represents the first letter of each word or word-phrase noted above.
FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative provides lectures, contributions to Think Tank panels, instruction, and training on FEEEDS issues and other global topics, and works with African Diaspora Groups. Under the FEEEDS Initiative, Dr. Sanders is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar for the Center for Independent Colleges and Universities, a Trustee at Robert Morris University, on the board of a leading human rights organization, and is the non-executive director for a leading Africa cell phone tower company.
FEEEDS also serves as the U.S. Office Director for the West Africa-based Songhai Smart Food Security-Climate Change Project and its Think Tank and is a Global Advisor for: UPAC, a leading Africa Diasapora Advocacy group; Allafrica.com, and Africa Today TV. As CEO-FEEEDS, Dr. Sanders is considered a thought-leader on Africa, and is a regular commentator on Al Jazeera, China TV, and ChannelsTV-Nigeria. Dr. Sanders has also appeared on National Public Radio's (NPR) Diane Rhems & Robin Young's shows, Voice of America, MSNBC, CNBC, and ABC News Sunday Magazine "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." FEEEDS also publishes @The FEEEDS Index (powered by Gallup Analytics) on key Africa polling data and and partners with Gallup World Poll on an annual event on key Africa topics which have ranged from African elections, to the important role of Africa SMEs and the Diaspora.
FE3DS, LLC Advising Firm:
FE3DS®, LLC advises businesses, foundations, NGOS, and governments on business strategies and projects primarily focused on economic development for Sub-Saharan Africa.
The focus of FE3DS Advising Firm is on business sectors associated with and linked to the pillars of the FEEEDS Initiative as described above since these are the areas needing the most business development in the Africa Region and other regions of the global community.
Current business solutions are focused in the areas of aviation, education through emerging market ICT solutions, the Africa power sector, financial & development solutions for small and medium size enterprises, affordable housing, and manufacturing, vocational training through its partnership with Nigerian-based FSD. It currently has clients in all these sectors.
Dr. Sanders as CEO of FE3DS, LLC has served as Chairperson of the US EXIM Bank SubSaharan Africa Committee, is a member of the U.S. President's United States Trade Representative Office group called the Trade Advisory Committee for Africa, or TACA, and is as a board member and advisor for Venture Garden Group is a member of US Chamber of Commerce US-Africa.
The Elements of the FEEEDS Acronym:
Food Security, Education, Environment-Energy, Economics, Development-Democracy, Self Help
Smart Food Security - meaning availability and access to not just food but nutritional food with ;
Education - representing the entire range of education from knowledge learning to knowledge management to knowledge usage, which also includes training, retraining , entrepreneurship, and formal education;
- Smart Environment-Energy - enabling environments for communities to thrive, as well as a focus and realization of the importance of renewable energy and alternative energy resources and solutions;
- Economics - enhancing living wages, and on the macro level, ensuring governments, and community leaderships manage budgets and tax payer dollars not only effectively, but efficiently in order to address social service needs;
- Democracy-Development - linking these two symbiotic issues are key to improving life-quality, especially for people of color; and,
- Self-Help - realizing that identity for anyone provides self-esteem, but for nations and people of color this also represents both power and empowerment. Self-Help in @The FEEEDS Index is reflected in the data on "Well-Being."
The Africa Post - The Blog for FEEEDS
The FEEEDS blog is called The Africa Post (TAP) which focused on first-hand articles on Africa policy issues. Ambassador Sanders also writes similar policy articles on her site on Huffington Post
www.blogitrrs.blogspot.com (see blog page tab at left on menu for latest postings)
The Africa Post dialogues, discusses, & advocates on the FEEEDS® issues of Food Security, Education, Environment-Energy, Economics,Development-Democracy & Self-Help.
Both FEEEDS and FE3DS have adopted an entrepreneurial, lithe, small structure for both Advocacy (FEEEDS) and Advising (FE3DS) working with or through strategic partnerships for projects needing or requiring on-ground implementation, particularly as regardings to focusing on an emphasis on local content.
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