Mission and Areas
Per the Founder and Grantor of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, its originating charitable mission includes a commitment to developing ways to attend to and promote the public interest within Africa and across continents, within and across local and global communities, and also within and across fields and modes of communal participation, cultural expression, daily living and knowledge production.
Mission Through Areas
A primary means by which The Ikoku Charitable Trusts fulfills the originating charitable mission is via a tripartite structure that entails its particular relationship to The Ikoku Foundations. The Ikoku Charitable Trusts holds and manages the donated assets of The Ikoku Foundations, and periodically distribute portions of said assets to the Foundations for their charitable operations. The holding, management and distribution of these assets are done with specified attention to the Trusts Areas of Philanthropy and Public Benefit — all eleven of which are delineated by the Founder in The Declaration of Trust.
Trusts Areas as Aegis and Auspices
Thus philanthropy and other good works are administered, developed and funded under the auspices of the Trusts Areas of Public Benefit — which are not separable lines of account — but dedicated areas, and where needed accompanying financial instruments, that are tasked with focusing attention, commitment, resources and assessment as The Ikoku Charitable Trusts conceives, conducts and periodically reviews its charitable efforts.
Trusts Areas of Public Benefit
The Ikoku Charitable Trusts develop and carry out its charitable purposes and philanthropic work via the Trusts Areas of Public Benefit delineated below, for which provided below is access to further information:
Education and Research
Agriculture and Sustenance
Civics and Governance
Cultural and Technological Innovation
Energy and Infrastructure
Ethics of Research and Care
Human and Environmental Health
Humanistic Expression and Inquiry
Public Discourse, Opinion and Knowledge
Rights and Covenants
Good Works via the Trusts
Also provided below is access to a number of good works that are administered, funded and reviewed under the auspices of the Trusts Areas. Note that the development and operations of these good works are the purview of The Ikoku Foundations, and so the access to further information will, as appropriate, eventually guide you to the Foundations themselves.
A — The Divisions
Division | Arts
Division | Civics
Division | Humanities
Division | Sciences
Division | Societies
B — The Curricula
The Core | Curriculum
The Core | Papers
The Core | Courses
The Core | Seminars
C — The Data
On Agriculture and Food
On Care and Research with Ethics
On Education and Research
On Energy and Infrastructure
On Governance, Oversight and Voting
On Human and Environmental Health
On Humanistic Inquiry and Expression
On Humanitarian Aid, Need and Development
On Innovation in Culture and Technology
On Public Opinion and Discourse
On Rights and Equities
C — The Platforms
Dais for Academic and Intellectual Sessions
Panels for Engagement, Learning and Support
Also at The Trusts
As stated earlier, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts is dedicated to fostering philanthropy and good works concerning Africa, its global diasporas and a range of shared societies — toward the betterment of lives across the globe. And so in accordance with the above, The Trusts provides the following:
A Nonprofit Dedicated to Africa
An independent, private, non-profit organization that serves the public interest in Africa and its global diasporas — by advancing education and research and by also supporting creative ideas, civic endeavors and emerging communities, organizations and societies.
Support for a Global and Just Future
A founding mission and ongoing emphases of support for good works that help the public understand Africa’s essential place in a global future, one that is to be more knowledgeable, environmentally sustainable, equitable and of benefit across communities in just societies.
A Vision of the Public Good
A vision of the public good that accounts for the past while ensuring a just and shared future. That draws inspiration from peoples who, despite a history of systemic difficulties, maintain an unyielding belief that the betterment of their human condition will foster the betterment of those living around them and will enhance the present and futures of the regularly disenfranchised, marginalized and underserved.