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 twelve 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
Civic Society and Governance
Contributions to Public Knowledge
Cultural and Technological Innovation
Energy and Infrastructure
Ethical Research and Care
Human and Environmental Health
Humanistic Inquiry and Expression
Public Opinion and Civic Discourse
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
Communities at The Trusts
As introduced above, the inspiration for and conditions surrounding the establishment of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts result in a set of core emphases reflected in more than the stated charitable mission. They go on to inform each instance of work and effort to achieve benefit, impact and success in the communities served by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. And they further produce three features evident in its activities, operations, structure and most importantly, people:
Governace Suited to Local and Global Philanthropy
We have designed the governing structure of The Ikoku Trusts and Foundations in order to be attentive to needs and operations at the local and global level, as well as across the complex states and societies where our communities reside, living shared, interdependent lives.
With Respect Being Central to Our Ethics
At the core of our Founding and Governing Code of Ethics is a commitment to the most robust conceptions of respect, dignity and humanity, including and beyond what the law has protected and provided for, as we fulfill our twin mottos: to serve the public interest in Africa and its global diasporas; and to account for the past while ensuring a shared and just future.
To Ensure a Just and Shared Future for Many
We are inspired by peoples who have contributed to the foundations and development of their societies, despite a history of systemic difficulties. Who maintain an unyielding belief that the betterment of their human condition will foster the betterment of those living around them and will enhance the futures of the regularly disenfranchised, marginalized and underserved. . We draw from their example a vision of the public good and common community that is our hope and objective.
We are independent, private, non-profit organizations that serve the public interest in Africa and its global diasporas — by advancing education and research and by also supporting creative ideas, civic communities, and emerging institutions.
— About Us
Nature, Scope, Means
Our founding mission and ongoing emphases of support are for good works that help the public understand Africa's essential place in a global future, one that is to be more knowledgeable, environmentally sound, and equitable, of deep benefit across communities in shared societies.
— Founding & Overview
Mission, Charitable Goals, Trusts Areas
To this end, we are governed by a Board of Trustees and two differently dedicated Advisory Boards of Directors — a three-board system set out and defined in the original Declaration of Trust, where our Founding and Governing Code of Ethics is also delineated.
Leadership, Boards, Documents
The policies provided on these Sites collectively constitute our Corporate Code of Conduct and User Agreement, which govern all activity and work in and for, access to and use of, association with and reference to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations. Please read them attentively.
Take a look, and follow us, during media events we attend and the coverage that at times precedes them or ensues. You may also sign up for our newsletter, which will update you about news and events from the publics we serve.
— Press & Media
News, Events, Articles
Join us as a potential leader, staff, board or committee member, researcher or educator, contributor or volunteer. A career of doing good through The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations may be the perfect fit for you.
— Careers at the Trusts
Jobs, Volunteer, Research