The FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative & FE3DS, LLC Advising Firm
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 of the Initiative. Discussion of FEEEDS®on Blogit-rrs: The Africa Post will include blogspots on issues as they relate primarily to discussions about Sub Saharan Africa, but will also address other policy issues related to Africa.
FE3DS, LLC advises businesses, NGOS, and governments on business strategies for Sub-Saharan Africa. The focus of the FE3DS Advising and Consultancy Firm is on business sectors associated with and linked to the pillars of the FEEEDS Initiative as described below since these are the areas needing the most business development in the Africa Region.
The Meaning of FEEEDS:
There are a number of key global issues that affect both the quality of life and basic universal human values. I have identified the ones most important to me and have incorporated them into the acronym FEEEDS, hence the FEEEDS Initiative. In addition to the scholarly focus on the FEEEDS pillars, FE3DS, LLC symbiotically works on business strategies to address an dover come them in order to improve overall economic development in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region.
The Elements of the acronym FEEEDS
Food Security = Access, Available and Adequate (nutritional) food sources. World Food Day is October 16; 6 million children die a year of food-related diseases; 3 million people in the developed world are malnourished (http://www.fao.org/; http://www.globaleducation.edna.edu.au/). Challenge: There is enough food in the world, but it is not equitably distributed.
Education = Universal primary education is needed across the African Continent specifically for young girls. International Literacy Day is September 8; 860 million people do not have access to quality education of which 66% are women; access to basic education for children has been dropping since 2000; 103.5 million children world-wide are not in school of which 57% are girls; a teacher deficit exist world-wide; and, reportedly 13-35 million more teachers are needed by 2015 to achieve universal education (http://www.uis.unesco.org/). Donor nations also need to include vocational and entrepreneurial training in their education programs, particularly given the youth bulge in Africa and other developing countries.
Environment-Energy = Linked because climate change and energy sources are connected and renewable and alternative energy sources will help protect our global environment. World Enviroment Day is June 5; global rate of ice melt is increasing; 5,500 children die each day from diseases related to pollution; nearly half the world population depends on solid fuels such as wood, dung, crop residue, cola, fossil fuels, etc. (http://www.worldwatch.org/). Hence, Environment and Energy are linked, and should be discussed together as we examine more options for renewable sources.
Economics = Macroeconomic frameworks must be transparent and credible so that the financial resources of a nation are used to develop the social sectors. In addition, plans for a developing nation's true economic growth needs to include a focus on encouraging job creation, income-generating activities and the entrepreneurial spirit.
Democracy-Development = Credible and Transparent Elections, Democratic Institutions, Freedom of Speech and Association are the hallmarks of progress, growth, and the Development of any nation. Democracy must be the order of the day in order to have Development for the future.
Self-help = Self reliance and mutual responsibility are fundamental to development. Every citizen of a nation has a role to play in the development of their nation. Arise each day to make a contribution to your community or your nation: this in turns “Feeeds” the world and our global society.
Welcome to the FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative and Business opportunities with FE3DS, LLC; See the FEEEDS Brochure below or click links below for full views @:
FEEEDS Brochure & Contact Info:
Cover & Contact pages: http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/6496/feeedsbrochurepages12.jpg
FEEEDS Brochure pages 3-4: http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/4417/feeedsbrochurepages34.jpg
Brochure can also be viewed @: bit.ly/FEEEDSCover - cover and contact pages and bit.ly/FEEEDS for pages 3-4.