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Financial Transactions

Overview

The Ikoku Charitable Trusts is committed to developing, maintaining and providing a clear, dependable and secure environment and experience for any and all financial transactions, including but not limited to those entailing disbursement, donations, fees, funding, lending, marketing, payments and sales.

Therefore, persons engaged in activity within, for, on behalf of, in reference to and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts are expected to uphold the following:

Transactions Be Authorized

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts require and ensure that each and every person engaged in or seeking to engage in any and all financial transactions or equivalent activities be explicitly authorized to engage in such financial transaction or equivalent activity by expressly written instrument signed and sealed of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and President.

Transactions Be Clear and Consented

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts require and ensure that each and every financial transaction or equivalent activity be reasonably transparent, voluntary and engaged in via informed consent.

Transactions Be Documented and Signed

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts require and ensure that each and every financial transaction or equivalent activity have a written contract or equivalent instrument signed by the parties involved, that such written instrument clearly convey the conditions and terms of the financial transaction or equivalent activity in a language understood by each signatory, and that the described financial transaction or equivalent activity commence only after said written instrument is signed and consented to by each said signatory.

Transactions Be Respectful

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts require and ensure that each and every financial transaction or equivalent activity is respectful of the rights of all signatories to its written contract or equivalent instrument.

Transactions Be Protective and Secure

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts require and ensure that each and every financial transaction or equivalent activity is protective and secure with respect to the rights of all signatories to its written contract or equivalent instrument, and fulfills this obligation in part by following the Policy on Data and Information.

Transactions Adhere to Usage Guidelines

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts require and ensure that each and every financial transaction or equivalent activity that uses a name or mark of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts do so only after obtaining specific authorization by expressly written instrument signed and sealed of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and President.

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts require and ensure that each and every financial transaction or equivalent activity thusly authorized to use a name or mark of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts strictly adhere to the terms of the authorization and to the Policy on Intellectual Property.

Review and Approval of All Transactions

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts require and ensure that any and all such financial transactions or equivalent activities and their arrangements and usages be reviewed and approved by expressly written instrument signed and sealed of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and President.

Accordance with Ethics

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts ensure following the above principles further remains in accordance with the Codes and Policies and especially the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.

Central and Associated Policies

Provision

As stated earlier, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts User Agreement and Code of Conduct consist of several Codes and Policies that collectively govern all of your activity with, within, for, in reference to and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. By continuing, you indicate that you understand that these Codes and Policies include — but are not limited to — the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, and the Acceptable Use Policy along with all Associated Codes and Policies. Access to the aforementioned is provided below.

Founding Code of Ethics

Founding Code of Ethics (HTML and PDF)

Privacy and Confidentiality

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality (HTML and PDF)

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Use and Service (HTML and PDF)

Acceptable Use Policy

Acceptable Use Policy (HTML and PDF)

All Associated Policies

All Associated Policies (HTML and PDF)

*Note

*Note: Please see the main Policies page for notice on conditions incompatible with the founding and mission of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts.

Child Looking Up Among Adult Celebrants
Child at Ceremony, Ikorodu, Nigeria, 2016 (Oshomah Abubakar)
Boy Smiling While Showing Hand String Game
Boy Playing Hand Game, 2017 (Alexander Radelich)
Child in Costume Looking at Camera
Niño, Cusco, Peru, 2018 (Ben Ostrower)
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Map on Arm, Dayton, US, 2017 (Don Ross III)
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Woman in Joy, Kolkota, India, 2017 (Loren Joseph)
Boy Among Chidlren in Class, Looking at Camera
Children in Classroom, Nakasaki District, Kampala, Uganda, 2017 (Bill Wegener)
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Seated by Kpone Katamanso District Assembly Office, Tema, Ghana, 2017 (Nathaniel Tetteh)
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Tibetan Girl, 2017 (Journey Yang)

To Further Consider

Your Knowledge and Agreement

The Ikoku Charitable Trusts strongly recommend you develop and maintain your knowledge of all the Codes and Policies, and so ask that you read, understand and regularly visit this page and other communications regarding the Policy on Financial Transactions, as well as the Codes and Policies. The Ikoku Charitable Trusts take your continued visiting and use of the Products and Services, including the Sites, as active indication of your knowledge, understanding, legally binding acceptance and agreement.

Your Duty to Corporate Integrity

To protect the corporate and organizational integrity of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts — as well as the properties, rights and protections of the Trusts Corporation and its Trustees and official persons — The Ikoku Charitable Trusts require all natural and legal persons concerned to read, understand, abide by and, where applicable, sign contracts and agreements delineated and described in the Policy on Corporate Integrity.

The Ikoku Charitable Trusts remind you that the Policy on Corporate Integrity forms part of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts User Agreement and Code of Conduct. Thus, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts take your continued visiting and use of the Products and Services, including the Sites, as active indication of your legally binding acceptance of this Policy as well as the Codes and Policies.

Your Questions and Feedback

Please contact policies@ikokutrusts.org with any feedback, issues or questions — which will be addressed by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

Your Reporting of Violations

If you detect, notice or are informed of a possible breach or violation of this Policy or any of these Codes and Policies, please contact policies@ikokutrusts.org with any details you have — which will be addressed by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

The Definitions

As with all official documents, materials, policies and statements of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, definitions for terms used here can be found in the main Codes and Policies page.

Communities at The Trusts

The establishment of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts entails a set of core emphases that ensure and reflect the originating charitable mission and purposes. These emphases inform each instance of commitment, effort and work to achieve benefit, impact and success. And they furthermore produce three features evident in the resulting governance structure, operations and most importantly, communities:

01.

Governace Suited to Local and Global Philanthropy

The governing structure of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts has been designed to be attentive to needs and operations at the local and global level, as well as across the complex states and societies where the served communities reside, living shared, interdependent lives.

02.

With Respect Being Central to Ethics

At the core of the 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 The Ikoku Charitable Trusts fulfills its 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.

03.

To Ensure a Just and Shared Future for Many

The Ikoku Charitable Trusts is 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. . The Ikoku Charitable Trusts draws from these examples a vision of the public good and common community that is its hope and objective.

More About Us

The Ikoku Trusts

The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations 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 endeavors and emerging communities, organizations and societies.

— About Us

Nature, Scope, Means

The Ikoku Charitable Trusts’ 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, equitable and of deep benefit across communities in shared societies.

— Founding & Overview

Charitable Mission, Purposes, Goals

To this end, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations 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 the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics is also delineated.

— Governance

Leadership, Boards, Documents

The policies provided on these Sites collectively constitute the User Agreement and Code of Conduct, 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.

— Policies

Codes, Conditions, Terms

Take a look, and follow The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations. Follow, too, media events and the coverage that precedes them or ensues. You may also sign up for newsletters, which will update you about developments at these organizations and the communities they serve.

— Communications

Press, Newsletters, Reports

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— Careers at the Trusts

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