Daily Archives: September 18, 2015

Leaders for Africa: Dynamics of Change; Women’s Economic Empowerment; Citizen Centered Initiatives; Inclusive Prosperity; and Social Accountability, First Edition [09/18/2015]

By Yingqian Chen


  • Dr. Enaka Yembe, President, The Omer Yembe Foundation,
  • Dr. Ravonna Martin, Founder, Executive Director, The Ida Lee Project,
  • Rev. Bokwey Burnley, Co-Founder, Speaker, Director, Berakah Sakal LLC.,
  • Dr. Robin Renee Sanders, President & CEO, FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative.

Segment 1スクリーンショット 2015-09-26 16.07.50Dr. Enaka Yembe, President, The Omer Yembe Foundation, Segment 2
スクリーンショット 2015-09-26 16.08.10Dr. Ravonna Martin, Founder, Executive Director, The Ida Lee Project,
Segment 3スクリーンショット 2015-09-26 16.03.19Rev. Bokwey Burnley, Co-Founder, Speaker, Director, Berakah Sakal LLC., Segment 4スクリーンショット 2015-09-26 16.04.37Dr. Robin Renee Sanders, President & CEO, FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative.

Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Dr. Enaka Yembe, President, The Omer Yembe Foundation,
  • Segment ‘2’: Dr. Ravonna Martin, Founder, Executive Director, The Ida Lee Project,
  • Segment ‘3’: Rev. Bokwey Burnley, Co-Founder, Speaker, Director, Berakah Sakal LLC.,
  • Segment ‘4’: Dr. Robin Renee Sanders, President & CEO, FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative.

The Omer Yembe Memorial Medical Center is an acute care comunity based primary health facility that exists to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Mbot and it’s surrounding villages.

The Medical Center provides and promotes effective outpatient health care services and fosters an integrated system of care in partnership with American Board Certified physicians via tele medicine.

The Omer Yembe Memorial Medical Center demonstrates community health leadership by providing a variety of community health initiatives and programs. These include but are not limited to health fairs, open clinic, and community education programs.

The Ida Lee Project is a foundation that seeks to bring general healthcare to all who walk through its doors. It wants to invest in screening for female reproductive cancers and prevent female fistulas in eastern D.R. Congo.

It has also been working on a prototype of undies for women with fistulas and young girls who miss school during their menstrual cycle. They are called, ‘Ida Lee’s Bloomers’! Women with fistulas need to have a way to be a functional part of their society. This means giving them a way to escape their isolation without being shunned due to their smell or incontinence.

Young girls who have begun their menstrual cycles often do not have the correct padding and miss school for the length of their period. The Bloomers would provide them with an undie that could be used repeatedly with washing. Its ultimate goal is to create a ‘microbusiness’ in the community that provides jobs for seamstresses and a product for those who need it.

The purpose of The Berakah Sakal Ebola Project is help nations which have been affected by the Ebola virus rebuild. The focus of this project is on three nations: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Due to the Ebola virus, the nations above facing the following problems: 1. Inadequate health care systems, 2. Inadequate water supply and poor sanitation, 3. Inadequate energy supply, 4.Weak private sectors and inadequate agricultural output, and 5. Inadequate social protection centers for Ebola survivors, women, children and orphans.

As a result of these problems, The Berakah Sakal Ebola Project has seven major goals that will help these nations rebuild: 1. Eliminate Ebola infections, 2. Improve health care systems, 3. Increase water supply and sanitation, 4. Increase energy supply, 5. Improve private sector and agriculture 6. Build social protection centers, and 7. Develop sustainable partnerships. Our goals are consistent with 15 of the 17 UN Sustainable goals.

It is currently forming partnerships with international organizations such as The United Nations, The World Bank, Hospitals, Medical Experts, Academic institutions and Media outlets. The purpose of these partnerships is to enable Berakah Sakal and its partners work as a team so that they can accomplish the set goals. It believes that together, everyone accomplishes more.

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, and on Nigeria’s PINE committee examing and implementing solutions for assisting displaced persons.

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 Allafrica.com, and a regular commentator on Al Jazeera America, China TV, ChannelsTV, and Africa Today TV. Dr. Sanders has also appeared on National Public Radio (NPR) Diane Rhems & Robin Young’s shows, MSNBC, 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 related to both the FEEEDS issues noted above and other policy areas.

Program overview

As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now
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