Participants and Speakers of The 2020 State of Civility Summit Africa
Professor Vernet A. Joseph I Change Nations Global Business Statesmen & Founder of Productive Business Civility
Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers Founder I Change Nations
Dr. Joseph and Dr. Rivers Hosts Civility 360
Dr. Clyde Rivers and Dr. Vernet A. Joseph at the US Senate
I Change Nations and Productive Business Civility partnered again to bring the Inaugural State of Civility Summit Africa with Global Civility Leaders
These kind of forums help bring the community together from all walks of life, with community leaders as well as government leaders to identify problems and create solutions through civil dialog.”
— Dr. Clyde Rivers Founder of I Change Nations
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA, July 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — I Change Nations and Productive Business Civility partnered again to bring the Inaugural State of Civility Summit Africa on Saturday June 13th, 2020 with Global Civility Leaders from around the world. Together they discussed and addressed Race and Racism around the world and how to move from Hostility to Civility. Civility360 is the leading voice of civility in action which focuses on brining civility solutions to our world with a 360º angled approach.
Dr. Clyde Rivers Founder of I Change Nations states, “These kind of forums will help bring the community together from all walks of life, along with community leaders as well as government leaders to identify problems and create solutions through civil dialog.”
I Change Nations Global Business Statesmen & Founder of Productive Business Civility has created a new paradigm of Business Civility in action. “This is where business and people are of equal value. Civility is meant to be contagious so spread it with love.” – Dr. Vernet A. Joseph
Civility360 (C360) is the leading voice of civility in action which focuses on brining civility solutions to our world with a 360º angled approach. Promoting the pillars of kindness, respect, love, hope and action. Global World Civility Leader, Sir Clyde Rivers and Prof. Vernet Alin Joseph are the founders of this global movement. The Civility360 is a voice that will bring global change to our world as we deal with the human resource of people which exists in every country. Professor Vernet A. Joseph I Change Nations Global Business Statesmen & Founder of Productive Business Civility states,
“How people treat human currency will determine our pathway moves forward as a world.”
Special guest speakers and panelists for the State of Civility Summit Africa included:
Global Civility – Sir Clyde Rivers, California
Business Civility – Prof. Vernet A. Joseph, Arizona
Dr. Louisa Akasio, Nigeria
Professor Dr. Jared Akama, Kenya
Vice Chancellor Mateus Mutola, Mozambique
Dr. Charles Tchoreret, Garbon
Due to the coronavirus, the State of Civility Summit Africa had to be done virtually. The State of Civility Summit Africa can be found at https://youtu.be/3B7cNmbD_7I.
Solutions that were shared at the State of Civility Summit Africa:
Business Civility Prof. Vernet A. Joseph
1. Embrace Equality in diversity throughout the continent. Everyone treated with respect and dignity!
2. Develop a culture and dialogue that promotes proper people treatment, and civility in action.
3. Champion Civility within the business, education, and governmental rank structures.
4. Develop an Office of Civility (Liaison) that has authority to govern acts of incivility
at all levels. Monitoring the civility temperature/pulse of an organization. To maximize productivity and spot cancerous behaviors before getting out of hand. Educating the workforce on civility communication and dynamics.
5. Embrace, participate, and celebrate National Productive Business Civility Day annually on June 13th. “The most powerful commodity and currency for business is the value of people, their ideas and solutions.” – Prof. Vernet A. Joseph
Girl Child Civility – Dr. Louisa Akasio, Nigeria
1. Upholding our core values.
2. Safeguarding our core assets.
3. Resisting the temptation for borrowing more than you can pay.
4. Developing our heritage (Don’t sell our cultural heritage).
Educational Civility – Professor Dr. Jared Akama, Kenya
Stop agonizing and start organizing; Focus
Buy Africa and Build Africa; Entrepreneurship
Encourage leaders to return to Africa and bring their wisdom and experience; Legacy
Inform and encourage people to think without the box in mind; Innovation
Education Civility – Vice Chancellor Mateus Mutola, Mozambique
1. Cut off dependence of foreign aide
2. Transaction of knowledge that responds to and serves the local need (African solutions to African problems)
3. Establish our own National Agendas
Triology Civility – Dr. Charles Tchoreret, Gabon
1. Renewing of our minds
2. Rethink the way we see our continent
3. Be Welcoming not Gullible
4. Establish true unity
Dr. Clyde Rivers states, “I am honored to be able to work alongside such amazing people, who are changing the world and creating a culture of honor and civility. Each one is an icon and a difference maker."
Professor Vernet, is the creator and co-host of Civility 360 with World Civility Leader Dr. Clyde Rivers, the only show devoted to interviewing civility leaders from a 360 angle of the world. This program will help put the world back together after COVID-19. Listen in as they share wisdom and insight on Civility, Influence, and Action every Saturday which started on the 2nd of May. The broadcast can be found at www.civility360.com
Dr. Joseph is the Business Civility Leader and productive agent of change in this day. He is the
narrator of Presidential Productivity – honoring “Cultures of Extreme Excellence. He is the
narrator of Madame Productivity – honoring “Cultures of Caring for Humanity.
Dr. Joseph is a World Civility Ambassador & National Statesman to I Change Nations™. He is a
retired military officer, combat veteran, an award-winning Serial Entrepreneur, Author of over 25 books and 5 Bestsellers, Radio Show host, and Veteran Transition Expert. Dr. Vernet is the
Founder of Live To Produce Enterprises, LLC, and Founder of the Productive Business Network & Summit Headquartered in Mesa, Arizona
Dr. Joseph has received the following honors:
-2016 Presidential Certificates from President’s Barack Obama, George
Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and Jimmy Carter
-2016 Recognition from Senator John McCain
-2016 Recognition from United States Army, Chief of Staff, General,
Mark A. Daily
-2016 Recognition from Lieutenant General, United States Air Force, Director,
Defense Contract Management Agency, Wendy M. Masiello
-2017 Entrepreneur of the Year, Black Wall Street Phoenix, AZ
-2017 National Statesmen Degree Award
-2018 National Statesmen Degree
-2018 World Civility Ambassador
-2018 Honorary Doctorate, LUT
-2018 Honorary Doctorate, UGCSI
-2018 TNVOC Veteran Impact Business Award
-2019 Global Voices Of Change
-2019 Phoenix Civility Day Proclamation
-2020 Doctorate of Professorship in Business Civility
-2020 Global Representative Challenged Champions & Hero's
I Change Nations is a Culture of Honor System; the organization is committed to bringing back the lost art of honor by building a Culture of Honor that recognizes individuals throughout the world who have exemplified extraordinary humanitarian efforts to effectively change nations. We honor people and organizations that believe every life is valuable and is created to bring a contribution to the world. ICN is the largest “building cultures of honor” network in the world Founded by Dr. Clyde Rivers.
Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Spokesperson for the World Civility Day, Community Civility Counts
Initiative, Dr. Rivers has been honored internationally and has received numerous awards.
Recently Dr. Clyde Rivers, received his 2nd Presidential Award for 2019 at the United Nations
Association of El Salvador in New York City, Dr. Rivers received the Presidential Award for his
volunteer service to the citizens of the United States of America. In 2017 Dr. Rivers won the
United States Presidential Life Achievement Award for over 4,000 hours of serving the nation and humanity Dr. Rivers is the recipient of the Danny K. Davis Peace Prize 2017, U.S. Congressman of Illinois. This annual Congressional Award given for excelling in his field and making a difference in people’s lives. In 2017 International Spokesman for World Civility Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers was appointed as International Board Chairman of OPAD. Dr. Rivers was given the Title of Don/Sir Dr. Clyde Rivers as he was Knighted into the original Kingdom of Guatemala, and the great city of La Antigua the first city established by the Spanish Monarchy. Knighted by Lord EDUARDO L. PRADO S. the Commodore De Santiago De Los Caballeros De La Antigua Guatemala Dr. Rivers is the recipient of an Honorable Mention for the American Civic Collaboration Award 2017 – Celebrating Partnerships that Strengthen America Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Honorary Ambassador at Large for the Republic of Burundi, as appointed by H.E. President Pierre Nkurunziza and Special Advisor to President Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Republic of Burundi Africa.
Others Leaders that have received awards from I Change Nations Include:
President Yoweri Museveni, of Uganda:
Honored for his great leadership in establishing and maintaining peace in his country.
First Lady, Janet Museveni, of Uganda:
Honored for the AIDS awareness policy ABC (Abstinence, Birth Control, and Contraception) an ever-present battle for the health of their people.
Vice President of Kenya, Kalonzo Musyoka:
Honored for his efforts in the peace making process for Kenya, Sudan and Burundi.
President Pierre Nkurunziza, of Republic of Burundi:
Honored for his efforts to bring peace to a 12-year civil war between the two major tribes in his country. As well as First Lady Denise Nkurunziza, Republic of Burundi Honored for her efforts to bring a better life to the people of her country.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, of Nigeria:
Honored for the Anticorruption policies he implemented in Nigeria.
First Lady Maria de Luz Guebuza, of Republic of Mozambique:
Honored for her humanitarian efforts for the youth and women of her country as well as bringing AIDS awareness programs.
Former President Wolde Giorgis, of Ethiopia:
Honored for his efforts to build a better environment in his country.
Dr. Vanda Pignato – Former 1st Lady of El Salvador:
Honored for her tireless efforts in protecting for women’s rights in the Republic of El Salvador.
Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda – Former President of Zambia:
Honored for his life’s work to establish peace in Zambia and on the continent of Africa.
For more information about I Change Nations. the World Civility Award as well as the work that Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers is doing go to: www.ichangenations.org
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