Sunday, December 5, 2010
HARAMBEE CONGRESS OF AFRICAN
The Harambee Congress of African People is a Pan African formation which seeks to harness and direct the resources of the African Community toward a progressive agenda from a comprehensive and multi-dimensional perspectives. The Harambee Congress of African People will seek to mobilize and organize some of the best minds and organizations in the Black Community in each of the respective areas below, for the above purposes.
Methodology and Objectives:
1. Policy Formulation -
The Congress will be organized into committees and/or task forces which will set up procedures and protocols for arriving at the best policy options on given issues affecting Pan African Communities with consideration for national, regional and local peculiarities.
Policy and Position Statements will be disseminated through various Pan African communications channels, unless for security reasons the Congress shall make another designation.
2. Project Design
Project design shall reflect the needs and aspirations of respective communities , and where at all possible, shall utilize African modalities and paradigms. Projects designs shall be a natural progression and practical expression of policy formulations. Where possible, communities should be involved in this process, and protocols established for how this takes place.
3. Program Implementation
This module will address the most sustainable, energy efficient, and practical ways and means of realizing policy and project goals and objectives. African centered modalities and paradigms shall be sought when possible.
4. Infra-structure Development
This is a separate category because it remains a need in every Black Community, be it organizational, governance and/or capacity enhancing (transportation, communications, railways, airports, hotels, stadiums, waste management, energy efficiency).
Policy Formulation, Project Design , Program Implementation and Infra -Structure Development will take place in Committee/Task Force Structures, in the following areas:
1. Economic Affairs
A. Monetary System - currency, banking, finance and Pan African Stock Exchange.
B. Trade, Commerce and Cultural Tourism
C. Industry - Manufacturing, film, music, Technology, Autos
E. Infra-Structure Development – Transportation, Railways, Airports, Energy (solar, bio., geo-thermal, wind, water), Waste Management, Housing
F. Marketplaces – Marketing of goods and services
2. Social Affairs
A. Health - Allio-pathic, Wholistic. Herbs, Traditional African, Native American, Oriental and Indian Medicine.
B. Education – Developing African paradigms of pedagogy and learning modalities.
C. Family and Youth Development - Rites of Passage
3. Governance – Block Clubs, Town Halls, Interest groups
A. Council of Elders, Diplomatic Corps
B. Simba Wachanga, Panthers, New African Scouts
C. Propoganda/Communications Networks
D. National Formations – NAACP, NAAC, Urban League, CBC, NBUF, Fraternities, Professional Assoc.
E. Pan African formations – CAP, PADU, WADU, UNIA, AU
4. Spiritual Development
A. Using Ma’at as fundamental basis for Ecumenical Approaches which recognize and respect Yoruba, Christian, Black Hebrew, Islam, Dogon, Zulu
A. Historiography – Corrective History, Managing Images
6. Cultural Production and Enrichment - Poetry, Art, Music, Theater, Film, Dance, Fashion Design, Sport,
Entertainment (Cultural Theme Parks, Festivals) and their role, relevance and function in community building.
A. Psychological healing from effects of enslavement and colonialism.
B. Building positive self images, modeling
1. Council of Elders – See Maaskelah Thomas’ Book on organization, function and structure. Council must certify all Executive staff. One of committees out of Council will be responsible for the Shield and Spear Forces.
2. Secratariat – Made up of Committee Heads, 2 Representatives of each country inhabited by People of African Descent
3. General Assembly – Each Organization has one vote, and a designated number of at-large votes to be permitted.