African Consensus Video Shorts 4 – Sustainable Energy for All

To begin to tell our own story about our the economy that we would and can build for ourselves, we are learning to make these short videos.

They will get better with time, and thanks for being here with us while we are learning.

These first few are from the African Development Bank Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda back in May. Soon we will cover many other topics, and show a lot of different places.

The main purpose of telling a story though, is to bring people together to consider an idea, so share with us and each other whatever this brings up for you about the future of the African economy, and also feel free to share what you would like future videos to focus on.

Love and blessings to all from the African Consensus team!

Arusha Convention Center

A particularly moving movement occurred at the Arusha International Convention Center in Tanzania. This is also where the High Court on Human Rights and Genocide meets.

The East Africa Economic Cooperation organization meets here as well.

Outside the Arusha International Convention Center is a globe on a stele. The words are inscribed on the photo below. They were placed here by Tanzania’s founding father Mlw Julius Nyerere together with then Foreign Minister Kikwete (now the President).

It says a great deal about African society, and how they are beyond the ideas of class or caste. The words struck me and I stopped before it with the Arusha ICC staff and said, “wait a moment, I need to read this.” Of course these must be the words of Nyerere.

Stele Close Up

Stele 1

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Elephants

In the Serengeti elephants came right up to the jeep. They seem so passive but can react when provoked. So one has to be dead still in the jeep. One abrupt move, and the elephant reared its trunk and almost pushed over the jeep. Fortunately our driver moved the jeep just about six meters away and the elephant calmed down. It just wanted that distance. And no sudden moves.

These are such majestic animals. It is so cruel to hunt them for their tusks. What is the point? Ivory carving should be banned. They use camel bone in India instead. When the camels die, they keep the bones and recycle them.

Elephants 1

Elephants 2

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A new economic paradigm for Africa

The African commission on Human and People’s rights was another of the seminal events in the birthing of the African Consensus as a new economic paradigm for Africa. The conference took place in Gambia in 2011 shortly after the World Social Forum in Dakar. Many of the conversations that were begun at the WSF were continued at this meeting, and began to be expressed in ways that would become some of the founding documents of the African Consensus.

The conference took place in Gambia in 2011 shortly after the World Social Forum in Dakar. Many of the conversations that were begun at the WSF were continued at this meeting, and began to be expressed in ways that would become some of the founding documents of the African Consensus.

 African Commission on Human and People's Rights NGO Forum, Gambia, 2011
African Commission on Human and People’s Rights NGO Forum, Gambia, 2011

The African commission on Human and People’s rights was another of the seminal events in the birthing of the African Consensus as a new economic paradigm for Africa. The conference took place in Gambia in 2011 shortly after the World Social Forum in Dakar.

Many of the conversations that were begun at the WSF were continued at this meeting, and began to be expressed in ways that would become some of the founding documents of the African Consensus. The conference took place in Gambia in 2011 shortly after the World Social Forum in Dakar. Many of the conversations that were begun at the WSF were continued at this meeting, and began to be expressed in ways that would become some of the founding documents of the African Consensus.

The African commission on Human and People’s rights was another of the seminal events in the birthing of the African Consensus as a new economic paradigm for Africa. The conference took place in Gambia in 2011 shortly after the World Social Forum in Dakar.

Many of the conversations that were begun at the WSF were continued at this meeting, and began to be expressed in ways that would become some of the founding documents of the African Consensus. The conference took place in Gambia in 2011 shortly after the World Social Forum in Dakar. Many of the conversations that were begun at the WSF were continued at this meeting, and began to be expressed in ways that would become some of the founding documents of the African Consensus.

The African Consensus Economic Paradigm

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