DiscoverFirst Voices Radio03/17/21 - Konkankoh, Koh
03/17/21 - Konkankoh, Koh

03/17/21 - Konkankoh, Koh

Update: 2021-03-17
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Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes two guests. Konkankoh has more than 40 years of experience across social entrepreneurship development sectors in Africa and Europe. His career spans senior leadership and entrepreneurial roles in social transformation, environmental management, sustainable development and consulting. Since 1996 when Konkankoh registered Better World Cameroon (BWC), he has been leading a green revolution and youth development concept based on Systems thinking, an innovative method of resolving the cultural challenges pushing thousands of youth to migrate out of Africa. Konkankoh was evicted from his country in 2018 by the civil war and lives today in Portugal where he mentors a group of young change-makers, developing new societal platforms in the domains of education, social inclusion, healthcare, civil society governance, and livelihoods. Konkankoh’s youth development platform Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage that was recently burnt down by French Cameroon military included regenerative agriculture systems supported by global philanthropic collaborators. In parallel to Ecovillage design work, Konkankoh is grooming Global Ecovillage Network, Africa’s next-generation leadership engaged in developing a regenerative education system. Faced with the challenges of the Genocide in Ambazonia and COVID-19 pandemic, Konkankoh focuses his attention on reconnecting refugees to the land using Permaculture and looking for support to accompany them with seed funding. Konkankoh’s organization Better World is a not-for-profit incubator and accelerator focused on non-formal education. Konkankoh is a social Innovation advisor to Defend the Sacred Alliance. For more information, visit: https://betterworld-cameroon.com/ and https://spiritofndanifor.wordpress.com/

Koh is a journalist and Communications Manager for BWC. Koh has worked in print and broadcast media in Cameroon but is now involved in freelance, digital media journalism, and activism since moving to Portugal in 2019 due to the severe crackdown on journalists reporting the atrocities happening in Southern Cameroons. Koh has been with BWC for more than 9 years and participates in the organization’s efforts to improve the lives of women and young people through regenerative education and entrepreneurship. Koh’s current work centers around creating awareness in Europe about the ongoing crisis in his country to push for international support towards an end to the war. Koh is also the co-founder of two small startup companies in Cameroon, Njangi and K and K media. Koh is passionate about storytelling, art and technology, believing they're key areas that will take Africa to the level where it is no longer portrayed in Western media narratives as a place of poverty and disease, but where Africans can tell their own stories and forge their path, void of post-colonial shackles and western exploitation.

Production Credits:
Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Lakota), Host and Executive Producer
Liz Hill (Red Lake Ojibwe), Producer
Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Studio Engineer and Audio Editor, WIOX 91.3 FM, Roxbury, NY

Music Selections:
1. Song Title: Tahi Roots Mix (First Voices Radio Theme Song)
Artist: Moana and the Moa Hunters
CD: Tahi (1993)
Label: Southside Records (Australia and New Zealand)
(00:00:44 )

2. Song Title: Kothbiro
Artist: Ayub Ogada
CD: The Constant Gardener (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2005)
Label: Higher Octave Music
(00:41:07 )

3. Song Title: 4R Ancestors
Artist: Keith Secola
EP: Wild Band of Indians (1996)
Label: AKINA Records
(00:46:03 )

4. Song Title: Grand Canyon
Artist: Mat Kearney
Single: October 2020
Label: N/A
(00:50:25 )

5. Song Title: Generation
Artist: Buffy Sainte-Marie
CD: Power in the Blood (2015)
Label: Tr

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03/17/21 - Konkankoh, Koh

03/17/21 - Konkankoh, Koh