Safety and Security
The Ikoku Foundations are committed to creating and maintaining safe and secure environments and spaces for all individuals engaging with the organization.
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:
Safety and Security Defined
— that The Ikoku Foundations ensure the evocation of and reference to safety mean and include only evidence-based and proven causes or means of harm to mental and physical health and evidence-based and proven means of prevention or reduction of said harms.
— that The Ikoku Foundations ensure the evocation of and reference to security mean and include only evidence-based and proven causes or means of of theft, trespassing and other unauthorized use and visit of real and intellectual property and evidence-based and proven means of prevention or reduction of said occurrences.
Safety as Practice
— that The Ikoku Foundations provide and maintain safe environments and spaces for its activities and operations, and develop and integrate practices toward that end.
Security as Practice
— that The Ikoku Foundations provide and maintain secure environments and spaces for its activities and operations, and develop and integrate practices toward that end.
Safety and Security Risks (Incompatible)
— that The Ikoku Foundations hold the following, monitoring, stalking, targeting, tracking or surveillance of, or intimate or intrusive violation of the confidentiality and privacy of, any natural person without the express written consent of that person to constitute — without exception — a high degree of risk and high degree of harm to the safety and security of that person incompatible with the founding, mission and operation of The Ikoku Foundations.
— and that The Ikoku Foundations require and ensure that any activity, operation, program or other action involving any of the above be immediately ceased, reported to the Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and reviewed for causes, remedy and further prevention.
Safety and Security Laws
— that The Ikoku Foundations obtain, keep current and comply with required safety and security permits and applicable law and regulation.
Accordance with Ethics
— that The Ikoku Foundations 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
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
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
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Press, Newsletters, Reports
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— Careers at the Foundations
Jobs, Volunteer, Collaboration