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Supporting Agenda 2030
EDFU supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and action plan of: Transforming our world through sustainable development.
The 17 goals help guide us in our projects and work.
EDFU Foundation was part of the force that made the Permanent Forum for People of African Descent a reality!
Our CEO, Sheldon Williams, is one of the co-chairs of the Working Group for the Permanent Forum of People of African Descent and EDFU Foundation is the fiscal sponsor of the group.
If you and/or your organization would like to join the working group, please contact us at: email@example.com
EDFU Foundation is now on Substack.
Our newsletter will now be solely on Substack. We encourage you to subscribe to our Substack to keep up-to-date with EDFU Foundation.
What can you find on our Substack?
-We produce a weekly newsletter that will be sent once a month to your inbox.
-Our members and partners create op-eds and informational pieces regarding our programs and areas of work. These pieces are available for a limited for free. To access the archive become a paid subscriber.
-We occasionally post short podcast episodes on our Substack to update you on our work and how you can get involved.
Making a difference.
EDFU Foundation in partnership with The Nubia Initiative has launched AFRIKA STRONG. We recently concluded the 2023 programming and we're already starting to plan for 2024.
We need YOUR help! If you would like to host an event next year during AFRIKA STRONG please email us! We also need volunteers to help with all aspects of the event- graphics, editing, coordinating, and much more! To get involved email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EDFU Foundation Supports the CROWN ACT. Learn more. We encourage you to reach out to your state representatives in the Senate to ensure that this bill passes.
Volunteer in Oakland, CA.
If you're located in the Oakland, CA area, we are in need of volunteers for the Bay Area Street Pantry.
If you are able to help please email us at: email@example.com
Start a pantry.
If you're interested in helping feed those in need in your area, let us help you! Partner with us and we can help you get set up. Contact us. at: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a violent conflict happening in Sudan. Two military forces are fighting for power and the citizens are caught in the middle. So far, over 1,800 people have been killed and almost 900 of them are civilians. Citizens are trying to flee the country, but are met with harsh conditions or are unable to escape. There has also been very little foreign help as the Sudanese suffer.
Follow Eyes On Sudan to keep up-to-date and learn about available resources if someone you know is in need.
If you are in the USA, UK, or Canada, please write to your congressional representative(s) to urge them to help the innocent civilians of Sudan during this dangerous time.
If you are able to, DONATE! Help provide food, water, shelter, medicine and medical care for the Sudanese.
Permanent Forum on People of African Descent
The 2nd session of the United Nations Permanent Forum for People of African Descent (UNPFPAD) took place in NYC, NY, USA during May 30-June 2, 2023.
EDFU Foundation is the fiscal sponsor of the International Civil Society Working Group for the Permanent Forum of People of African Descent (ICSWG). (Several of our board members are also part of the working group.) This particular civil society organization has been a driving force in implementing UNPFPAD and improving conditions, amenities, and information access for civil society regarding the forum. They met with governing bodies within the United Nations during the forum to help implement improvements and needed changes.
EDFU Foundation along with ICSWG help multiple side events and a sponsor of the Remembering Our Roots in Pan Africanism at the Dwyer Center in Harlem, NY, USA. If you missed any of the events, they are available for viewing on our YouTube.
The Conservancy Corp
The Nubia Initiative
Oakland Public Library Melrose Branch
Yle Ase de Yansa