Trade Not Aid, Africafor the world (AFTW)

Africa for the world (AFTW)Africa for the world had its genesis 3 decades ago. The genocide in Rwanda, Africa in 1994 was mostly marginalized and almost ignored by the world amidst western growing abundance. African born and many in the diaspora, among others, formulated AFTW at that point. Leapfrogging into super power status: technologies, manufacturing and innovation developed in Europe starting in the 15th century were inherited in America and implemented in 100 years. Now Africa will adopt and build this in 10 years.  Africa, with its vibrant young populace of 1.3 billion, vast resources, and newly asserted “trade not aid” challenge to the world can catapult to global prominence in a decade.Six proposals are offered to develop discussion, acceptance and implementation for this transition of Africa For The World to occur.

Africa For The World: Six Initiatives:

-- United States of Africa 2030.--Africa Mentors.--Presidents Wives Women And Families Association.--Global Ambassadors Africa.--Entrepreneurial Africa For The World.--National Service Solutions.

1. United States of Africa (USA) 2030. Currency with a continent-wide currency based on gold. Shifting from fair trade to free trade to monitored but open border policies with a continent-wide highway, railroad, and river-lake transportation system. Shared technologies, mining and resources programs based on “trade not aid”. 54 countries become 54 Federated states.

2. Africa Mentors. Programs and projects to utilize “giving and gifting.” This emphasizes the strategy of empowered mentors paying it forward in government, governance, corporate and individualized enterprises. Mentors will be trained in a giving and sharing mentality, learning to constantly “leave the plus” (always leave things better). “Empowered Mentors Pay It Forward” Participants will be empowered to then mentor others (pay it forward) and they in turn will continue the process.

3. Presidents’ Wives Association: women, children, and families of all Africa collaborate through government and national associations, collaborating on continent-wide security, education and health initiatives.  

4. Global Ambassadors: African students, businesses and non-government organizations will act as ambassadors within the continent and overseas. This will involve sports (African Olympics annually), peace and global harmony ventures, and AFTW global family future ventures.

5. Entrepreneurial Africa For The World “EntreprenAfrica": This program will use the resources, energy and global leapfrogging mindset and technology to unleash an educational tsunami of investment in youth (70% of Africa is under 35 years). “EntrepenAfricans” will inspire mentors, collaborative entrepreneurs, religious organizations, humanitarian investors and international well-wishers.

6. National Service Solutions. Each nation can invest in its youth, offering all men and women at age 18 the opportunity to invest themselves in a top tier educational and whole-person training and service program. The program will include 90 days of boot camp, 1000 days of service for the nation.  90 days of boot camp cultivates all aspects of human excellence; 1000 days of service engages youth in vocational training, interning and leadership experience, pursuing personal employment goals, all while addressing the nation’s most pressing needs. Each candidate selects their field of study and employment and receives individualized, self-contained, computer-generated daily programs. Mentor and support staff engage students with daily guidance and supervision. Students become teachers, nurses, farmers, engineers, businessmen and women serving the nation before they set off on their own career. Each candidate is expected to develop responsibility, accountability, transparency, leadership, public service, empowering mentorship practices and inclusivity as well as personal, national, continental and global pride. As a result, the program and its graduates will become well-respected and graduates can expect to be acknowledged as future leaders. Through government and business collaboration, these graduates can rely on being employed after graduation, creating a motivated African youth and resulting in a stronger nation.

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Charles Rutonesha
Charles M. Rutonesha holds a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) from Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2019), a Master's in Laws (LLM) from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law (2011), and a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from Franklin University (1999). He also earned a Bachelor of Arts/Science in Sociology from The Ohio State University in 1997 and completed graduate studies in social sciences at Institut Superieur d'Etudes Sociales in 1984, located in Lubumbashi, the Democratic Republic of Congo. In terms of professional experience, Charles M. Rutonesha served as a civil servant in the Ministry of Labor and Jobs Training in Kigali, Rwanda (1987-1991) and worked as a legal consultant for the Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Program in Kigali (October 1999-November 2002). He also served as a legal consultant for Neighborhood Services International in Ottawa, Canada (November 2002-March 2012), interned at The Onyia Law Firm in Columbus, Ohio (April 2012-April 2013), and worked as an international advisor for Columbus International Program/US Together (March 2016-December 2019). Currently, Charles M. Rutonesha is employed as a Senior Representative at Primerica in Columbus, Ohio, starting from October 2021.
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