On Freedom of Thought and Inquiry
The Ikoku Foundations are committed to fostering knowledge, inquiry and self-examination in spaces that ensure freedom, privacy and respect for others.
Therefore, persons engaged in activity within, for, on behalf of, in reference to and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Foundations are expected to uphold the following:
Freedoms of Inquiry
— that the freedoms of persons to inquiry — as they pertain to knowledge and its application — be fulfilled, fully enjoyed, protected and neither interfered with nor diminished.
Freedoms of Self-Examination and Self-Expression
— that the freedoms of persons to self-examination and self-expression — as they pertain to mind, body, spirit, surroundings and society — be fulfilled, fully enjoyed, protected and neither interfered with nor diminished.
Freedoms of Privacy
— that The Ikoku Foundations ensure the above freedoms via protections for privacy, including providing for absolute rights to private conversation and to private thought.
Private, Public and Published Speech
— that The Ikoku Foundations respectfully recognize distinctions between private thought, private conversation and public and published expression and speech.
— that such respectful recognition ensure the absolute rights to privacy, meaningful expectations of privacy, and rights of revocable consent when making matters of the above freedoms public or published.
Accordance with Ethics
— that The Ikoku Foundations ensure pursuing, obtaining and enjoying the above freedoms further remains in accordance with the Codes and Policies and especially the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.
Central and Associated Policies
As stated earlier, The Ikoku Foundations 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 Foundations. 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
Privacy and Confidentiality
Terms and Conditions
Acceptable Use Policy
All Associated Policies
To Further Consider
Your Knowledge and Agreement
The Ikoku Foundations 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 Intellectual Freedom and Speech, as well as the Codes and Policies. The Ikoku Foundations 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 Foundations — as well as the properties, rights and protections of the Foundations and their official persons — The Ikoku Foundations 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 Foundations remind you that the Policy on Corporate Integrity forms part of The Ikoku Foundations User Agreement and Code of Conduct. Thus, The Ikoku Foundations 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback, issues or questions — which will be addressed by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna 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 email@example.com with any details you have — which will be addressed by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.
As with all official documents, materials, policies and statements of The Ikoku Foundations, definitions for terms used here can be found in the main Codes and Policies page.
Ethics at The Foundations
The establishment of The Ikoku Foundations 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:
Governace Suited to Local and Global Philanthropy
The governing structure of The Ikoku Foundations have 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.
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 and humanity, including and beyond what the law has protected and provided for, as The Ikoku Foundations fulfill their mission to serve the public interest in Africa, its global diasporas and the full range of shared societies.
To Ensure a Just and Shared Future for Many
The Ikoku Foundations 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 underserved, marginalized, disenfranchised. The Foundations draw from these examples a vision of the public good and common community that is their hope and objective.
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 Foundations’ 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.
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.
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.
Press, Newsletters, Reports
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— Careers at the Foundations
Jobs, Volunteer, Collaboration