Africa Prosperity Project
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Africa Prosperity Project stands behind the United Nations 2030 Agenda. We are devoted to answering its call to eradicate poverty in all its forms, with projects designed to heal & secure our planet, fostering equality, peace, & prosperity for all, in harmony with nature.
Initially, we were drawn to Africa by the plight of the elephants, as their populations have been decimated by the ivory poaching crisis. We now recognize that the success of wildlife conservation, & the ability to halt wildlife extinction, hinges upon our ability to break the cycle of poverty. Conservation & desperation cannot coexist – it’s simply not possible.
We now recognize that the only way to break the cycle of poverty is through a WHOLE SYSTEMS APPROACH to SDG implementation, designed to HEAL THE SYSTEM. This approach is COMMUNITY-BASED & PARTICIPATORY, with a strong focus on empowerment & sustainability, aimed to create growth & resiliency rather than dependency. It is also founded upon UNITY, calling all stakeholders to coordinate & cooperate.
We believe that it’s time to change the status quo of conservation & development in Africa, so that’s what we’re setting out to do.
Through our WHOLE SYSTEMS APPROACH, we recognize the nexus between all SDGs, that they operate as an interconnected system. We cannot successfully break the cycle of poverty, unless we (1) eradicate hunger, (2) develop new, sustainable economic opportunities, (3) increase access to quality medical care, education, & safe water, (4) reduce inequalities – gender, social, & racial – across all sectors, (5) reverse the effects of climate change, (6) conserve life on land & in the water, & overall, (7) ensure that economic, social, & technological progress occurs in HARMONY WITH NATURE. These goals are all inextricably linked & interconnected, &, as such, each goal must be addressed within each community to set a strong foundation for equality, peace, & prosperity.
Through our COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH, we: (1) target assistance to the most vulnerable & poor communities, (2) located in proximity to threatened wildlife populations & ecosystems, (3) establish a community liaison & local support, (4) initiate a dialogue with a diverse group of community members to foster a participatory approach, including the local government authority, (5) assess the community’s resources, (6) identify the community’s greatest needs, (7) set goals for development based on a whole systems design for SDG implementation, (8) centered around unity, collaboration, cooperation, & coordination amongst all stakeholders, (9) to implement community-driven solutions that foster empowerment, growth, equality, sustainability, & resiliency, (10) setting solid foundations for peace & prosperity.
Through our PARTICIPATORY APPROACH, we recognize that all sustainable development should be the result of public participation, promoting social & gender equality, giving a voice to all stakeholders to co-create solutions together.
Through our UNITED APPROACH, we are calling for unity & stand behind the goals of SDG 17. We recognize that collaboration, cooperation, & strategic partnerships are critical to the success of the 2030 Agenda. We aim to foster unity amongst all stakeholders, so that we, as a global community, can effectively & efficiently manage all available resources, to shift our planet onto a sustainable & resilient path. Through coordinated & strategic multi-stakeholder partnerships, we can address & rectify a wide variety of critical issues facing each community, creating the synergy necessary to break the cycle of poverty.
At Africa Prosperity Project, we are determined to contribute to the success of the UN 2030 Agenda, & we are determined to mobilize the means necessary to: (1) build sustainable & resilient communities, (2) to effectively break the cycle of poverty, (3) & halt wildlife extinction, (4) with determination to motivate all stakeholders, at the local, regional, & global levels, to actively participate in a “united” & strategic advancement of the SDGs, (5) to shift African communities onto a sustainable & resilient path.
We envision a world where the people & animals of Africa are living together harmoniously – healthy, thriving, peaceful, & prosperous.
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