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Preamble

Overview

The Founding and Governing Code of Ethics of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation (the “Code of Ethics” and the “Ethics”) shall ethically guide, inform, and govern any and all your activity with, within, for, on behalf of, in relation to or otherwise pertaining to The Alvan Ikoku Foundation — including the governance and operation of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation and the crafting and periodic revision of the Codes and Polices.

Therefore, persons engaged in activity pertaining to The Alvan Ikoku Foundation are expected to uphold the principles delineated below.

I — Your Ethics Agreements

— first, with respect to the Agreement you enter into with The Alvan Ikoku Foundation via the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Codes and Polices, and The Alvan Ikoku Foundation User Agreement and Code of Conduct, you understand and adhere to the following:

i. Your Agreement
you understand the Codes and Policies, including the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, to be an integral part of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation User Agreement and Code of Conduct you enter into with The Alvan Ikoku Foundation.
ii. Your Consent
that your consent to The Alvan Ikoku Foundation User Agreement and Code of Conduct includes your legally equivalent consent to the Codes and Polices and to the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.
iii. Your Adherence
that, given your agreement and consent, you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics and the Codes and Policies, as they are amended from time to time, and in their entirety without modification.
iv. Your Duty
that, given your agreement, consent and adherence, you have read, understood, consented to, and accepted your attendant duty to the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics as well as to the Codes and Policies — which is limited to specifically include your legally binding agreement to refrain from and report any breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining to these Policies; as well as any diminishment, impediment, or interference with, in any way, the sole ability, discretion, opportunity, and right of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation and the sole Founder, Owner and Manager, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, to determine compliance with the Codes and Policies and to have their decision be final and binding and not subject to challenge or appeal.
vi. Your Accordance with Integrity
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence and acceptance of duty, any of your activity subject to the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics shall further remain in accordance with the Policy on Trust Integrity.
vii. Your Accordance with Mission
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence and acceptance of duty, any of your activity subject to the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics shall further remain in accordance with the founding mission and purposes of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, without incompatibility, as described and delineated in the Codes and Policies and the Founder’s Operating Agreement.
viii. Your Knowledge
that you are aware that The Alvan Ikoku Foundation strongly recommends you develop and maintain your knowledge of all the Codes and Policies, and so asks that you read, understand, and regularly visit this section and other communications regarding the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, as well as the Codes and Policies; that you agree that updating this section constitutes legally sufficient notice; and that you therefore acknowledge that The Alvan Ikoku Foundation takes your continued access, activity, communication, engagement, operation, participation, and other use or visiting as active indication of your current and updated knowledge, understanding, and legally binding acceptance of and agreement to the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics as well as the Codes and Policies, as they are amended from time to time.

— and furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions, and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

II — Your Ethics Understandings

— second, with respect to the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, you understand and adhere to the following:

i. Your Understanding of Ethics
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of ethics as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
ii. Your Understanding of Ethics Principles
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of ethics principles as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below, to be fulfilled and respected and not infringed or violated, in any way, by you.
iii. Your Understanding of Ethics Rights
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of ethics rights as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below, to be fulfilled and respected and not infringed or violated, in any way, by you.
iv. Your Understanding of Ethics Protections
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of ethics protections as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below, to be fulfilled and respected and not breached or violated, in any way, by you.
v. Your Understanding of Corporate Mission and Purposes
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of the corporate mission and purposes as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
vi. Your Understanding of Humanity
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of human, humanity, humane and spiritual humanism as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
vii. Your Understanding of Honor
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of honor and honor codes as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
viii. Your Understanding of Integrity
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of integrity and trusts and organizational integrity as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
ix. Your Understanding of Respect
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of respect as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
x. Your Understanding of Meaningfulness
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of meaning, meaningfulness, intent and purpose as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
xi. Your Understanding of Control
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of control and corporate and organizational control as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
xii. Your Understanding of Governance
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of governance and corporate and organizational governance as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
xiii. Your Understanding of Responsible Stewardship
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of responsible stewardship and corporate and organizational stewardship and attendant responsibilities as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
xiv. Your Understanding of Independence
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of independence and corporate and organizational independence as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
xv. Your Understanding of Entity Status
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of nongovernmental, nonpolitical, nonreligious and private status and corporate and organizational status that is nongovernmental, nonpolitical, nonreligious and private as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
xvi. Your Understanding of Freedoms and Liberties
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of freedoms and liberties as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
xvii. Your Understanding of Ethical Research and Care
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of informing, consenting and ethical research and care as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
xviii. Your Understanding of Ethical Education and Training
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of informing, consenting and ethical education and training as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
xix. Your Understanding of Confidentiality and Privacy
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of confidentiality and privacy as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
xx. Your Understanding of Transparency
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of transparency and reasonable corporate and organizational transparency as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
xxi. Your Understanding of Inclusiveness and Diversity
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of inclusiveness and diversity as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
xxii. Your Understanding of Review and Evaluation
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of review and evaluation as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
xxiii. Your Understanding of Legal Compliance
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of legal compliance as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
xxiv. Your Understanding of Duty to Report
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of duty to report and inform as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.
xxv. Your Understanding of Incompatibility
that, given your agreement, consent, adherence, acceptance of duty and accordance, you have also read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of violation and incompatibility as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in the Codes and Polices, and as further delineated below.

— and furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, you accept and agree that your consent meets the conditions, principles, and requirements for consent, as delineated and described in a these Codes and Policies — for the specific purpose of consenting to this Policy, the Agreement and the Codes and Policies.

III — Your Ethics Commitments

— third, given the aforementioned, your commitment to this understanding of ethics, of ethics principles, of ethics rights, and of their protections shall entail the following:

i. Basis for Your Acts, Actions, Activities
its basis for any act, action, or activity you engage in with respect to The Alvan Ikoku Foundation — including the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the Products and Services — and that any such acts, actions, or activities you engage in shall be free of any incompatibility with, inconsistency with, or violation of the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics or any equivalent or applicable law or regulation.
ii. Commitment to Ethics
that this commitment include but not be limited to upholding for every person at The Alvan Ikoku Foundation the most humane, protective, respectful, robust and strictest interpretations of ethics, including as such ethics are provided for in the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, in the Codes and Policies, and in applicable law and regulation.
iii. Commitment to Ethics Principles, Rights and Protections
that this commitment include but not be limited to upholding for every person at The Alvan Ikoku Foundation the most humane, protective, respectful, robust and strictest interpretations of ethics principles, ethics rights and ethics protections, including as such principles, rights and protections are provided for in the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, in the Codes and Policies, and in applicable law and regulation.
iv. Commitment to Respectful and Protective Practices
that you respectfully assist solely via Your Duty as described in the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics and in no way interfere with or impede the reasonable efforts taken by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation to translate the above commitments into practices for developing and maintaining protections pertaining to ethics; for determining compliance with those protections; and for fulfilling, respecting, and safeguarding persons, properties, and interests relating to ethics, ethics processes, ethics principles, ethics rights, and their protections, including but not limited to those delineated in the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics and the Codes and Policies.
v. Commitment to Protections Following and Ahead of the Law
that you also respectfully assist solely via Your Duty as described in the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics and in no way interfere with or impede the reasonable efforts taken by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation to obtain, keep current and comply with required ethics law and regulation, as they pertain to applicable local, state, national and international jurisdictions, including to adopt a coupled approach to legal and substantive protections for ethics derived, in part, from the provision of rights and protections via advances in law and regulation, but also often beyond what the law provides for and protects.

— and furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions, and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

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Core Principles

Provision

Along with the above principles, the Code of Ethics requires your adherence to correlative principles delineated below.

1 — Mission

Mission. To carry out the founding and charitable mission and purposes of the The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in pursuit of the public good. To have all activities and operations support the mission and purposes. To have all who work for or on behalf of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation understand and be loyal to said mission and purposes. And to have the mission and purposes be responsive to the communities served by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation and be of value to the society at large.

2 — Humanity

Humanity. To have as core, central and essential to The Alvan Ikoku Foundation robust notions of humanity and the humane. To refrain from acts of cruelty and indignity to human beings. To ensure that the welfare of an individual person is not diminished, imperiled or sacrificed for the interests of the community, group, or state. And, for the above, to therefore abide by spiritual commitments and principles defined and delineated in the Founder’s Declaration of Trust of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts and the Codes and Policies.

3 — Honor

Honor. To conduct and imbue with honor all activities within, with and with respect to The Alvan Ikoku Foundation. To serve The Alvan Ikoku Foundation under code of honor as well as ethics. And to promote through any activities relating to The Alvan Ikoku Foundation environments that value honor.

4 — Integrity

Integrity. To act with integrity in all activities within, with and with respect to The Alvan Ikoku Foundation. To ensure the organizational integrity of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation. And to foster at The Alvan Ikoku Foundation work that values integrity.

5 — Respect

Respect. To hold the fullest and most humane understanding of respect for persons to be essential to the formation, management, and operations of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation. To treat people of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation as individual persons and human beings fully enjoying respect and its substantive ethical benefits, including autonomy, dignity, humanity, integrity and reciprocity. To also have the communities of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation — particularly those they help create, develop, foster, and support — emanate from and be informed by the above understanding of respect.

6 — Meaningfulness

Meaningfulness. To ensure the mission and purposes, as well as activities and operations, of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation are meaningful. To therefore read, interpret and make decisions from codes, policies, communications and documents of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation by following the intent, meaning and purpose as well as the words with which they were written. To not misconstrue them for objectives contrary to those of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, their founding, or the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku. And to confer — directly, respectfully, in writing — with the Founder where there is conflict, contradiction or question.

7 — Control

Control. To dutifully refrain from diminishing, interfering with or otherwise usurping the control of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation by the sole Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku. To respect the decisions made by said Founder. And to acknowledge and abide by the administration and management of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation by said Founder.

8 — Governance

Governance. To have a governing structure — appointed, approved and administered by the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku — that is responsible for setting the strategic directions of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation as well as oversight of their finances, operations, and policies.

9 — Responsible Stewardship

Responsible Stewardship. To manage all assets and properties of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation both responsibly and prudently — as described in the Founder’s Declaration of Trust of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundations, and in fiduciary duties delineated in the constituting and governance documents of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation. And to also guide the official persons and communities of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in accordance with this Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.

10 — Independence

Independence. To hold independence to be crucial to the fulfillment of the founding and charitable mission and purposes of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation. And to have independence be central to a fundamental understanding of the role of philanthropy at The Alvan Ikoku Foundation: to address issues and inequities that have little chance of being adequately attended to, funded, or substantively supported via the expected or typical actions, operations, or processes of governmental and political bodies and offices; of established institutional entities; of established fields of knowledge, practice, representation, and expression; of for-profit industry, markets, and economic sectors; and of perennially low-resource and underrepresented communities and societies.

11 — Nongovernmental, Nonpolitical, Nonreligious, Private

Nongovernmental, Nonpartisan, Nonpolitical, Nonreligious, Private. To hold the nongovernmental, nonpartisan, nonreligious and private nature and status of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation to be essential to fulfilling the founding and charitable mission and purposes of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation. To have such nature and status be a central basis for efforts to promote the public good across the complex affiliations, associations, states and nations that constitute Africa, its global diasporas, and connected or shared societies in which the communities of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation reside. And as with independence, to have the above nature and status help The Alvan Ikoku Foundation do work exactly where corporate, for-profit, governmental, political, religious and other institutional entities have found it most difficult.

12 — Ethics, Freedoms, Liberties

Ethics, Freedoms, Liberties. To take as centrally important the practice of ethics as the examination and analysis of how to determine and do good. To also hold as centrally important the recognition and safeguarding of autonomy, dignity, humanity, and respect as well as the basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties, and rights accorded to all human beings. And to furthermore hold the robust protection of minority rights to be essential to the fulfillment of the founding and charitable mission and purposes of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation.

13 — Informing, Consenting and Ethical Research and Care

Informing, Consenting and Ethical Research and Care. To associate with, engage in, and support only activities that meet the most robust definitions of informing, consenting and ethical research and care. And to have The Alvan Ikoku Foundation associate with, engage in and support only care, research and equivalent activity that abide by the most robust and humane interpretations of applicable guidelines, laws, and regulations, including the Belmont Report, the Declaration of Helsinki, the Nuremberg Code, the United Nations Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights.

14 — Informing, Consenting and Ethical Education and Training

Informing, Consenting and Ethical Education and Training. To also associate with, engage in, and support only activities that meet the most robust definitions of informing, consenting and ethical research and care. And to have The Alvan Ikoku Foundation associate with, engage in, and support only care, research, and equivalent activity that abide by the most robust and humane interpretations of applicable guidelines, laws, and regulations.

15 — Confidentiality and Privacy

Confidentiality and Privacy. To foreground the most robust protections of confidentiality and privacy as central inspirations for the formation of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation. To consider the confidentiality and privacy of personal biospecimens, data, and information as basic, civil and fundamental rights, and to further consider the privacy of personal life, including but not limited to aspects of life pertaining to body, conversation, home, mind, and thought, as absolute basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties, and rights — all of which are to be guaranteed, safeguarded as well as essential to the fulfillment of the founding and charitable mission and purposes of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation.

16 — Reasonable Transparency

Reasonable Transparency. To also provide, where required, reasonable and timely information to the communities served by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation. To be responsive in a timely manner to reasonable requests for information. And to have such published information accurately and honestly reflect policies and practices.

17 — Accessibility

Accessibility. To endeavor that the sites, spaces, and attendant communities The Alvan Ikoku Foundation creates, benefits, fosters, reaches, and serves become reasonably available to those who abide by this Code of Ethics, and the Codes and Policies, regardless of disability or notions of human, cultural or social difference.

18 — Inclusiveness and Diversity

Inclusiveness and Diversity. To maintain a founding policy of promoting inclusiveness and diversity in the working environments and communities of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation. To take genuine and meaningful steps to promote inclusion in recruitment, hiring, promotion and retention, and in the communities to be reached, served and benefitted by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation.

19 — Review and Evaluation

Review and Evaluation. To periodically review and evaluate for mission alignment and effectiveness at The Alvan Ikoku Foundation. To develop consenting, policy-abiding and lawful means for such review and report — expressly approved and administered by the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku. And to in this manner distill and incorporate lessons learned.

20 — Legal Compliance

Legal Compliance. To remain knowledgeable of and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and international conventions, subject to full access to and benefit of legal, financial and other professional counsel that is not compromised by the efforts of any individual or entity, private, governmental or otherwise.

21 — Duty to Report and Inform

Duty to Report and Inform. To ensure that the work of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation reflect their founding and charitable mission and purposes by honorably carrying out a duty to promptly report and fully inform the Founder and Original Trustee, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, of any apparent violation of or incompatibility with the charitable mission or purposes, the Code of Ethics, the Codes and Policies, the Declaration of Trust, or equivalent codes, policies, or instruments of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation.

22 — No Violation or Incompatibility

No Violation or Incompatibility — Finally, under no circumstances shall any action, activity, decision, operations, resolution, or their equivalent of or with The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, including any conducted while meeting any fiduciary duties or standards of care or conduct, be in intentional violation of or incompatible with the following:

Founding, Mission or Purpose
the history and founding of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation or ensuing mission or purposes, as described by the Founder in the Codes and Polices, so that any given activity is clearly rather than arguably mission-aligned.
Founding Codes, Policies or Documents
any provision of the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Founder’s Declaration of Trust of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts, the Codes and Policies, or other formation, administration, management or governance documents or instruments of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, so that any given activity is clearly rather than arguably policy-abiding.
Consent Policies, Principles or Protections
any provision of the policies, principles, and protections for consent as defined and delineated in the Codes and Policies, so that any given activity is clearly rather than arguably consenting.
Privacy or Confidentiality Policies, Principles or Protections
any provision of the policies, principles, and protections for consent as defined and delineated in the Codes and Policies, so that any given activity is clearly rather than arguably private and confidential.
Applicable Law or Regulation
any provision of applicable state, federal or international law or mandatory guidelines or regulations, including of applicable constitutions, so that a given activity is clearly rather than arguably constitutional and lawful.
As Determined by the Founder
as the above are interpreted, provided for, protected, and determined solely by Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and President of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation.

And furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, any part or section of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, any part or section of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any part or section of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions, and requirements described above, in the Code of Ethics, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

Questions

Please send any questions or concerns you may have concerning the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics to policies@ikokufoundations.org.

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Central and Associated Policies

Provision

As stated earlier, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation 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 Alvan Ikoku Foundation. By continuing, you indicate that you understand that these Codes and Policies include — but are not limited to — the Founding and Mission Statement, the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Corporate Integrity, the Policy on Independence and Freedoms, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, and the Acceptable Uses Policy along with all Associated Codes and Policies. Access to the aforementioned is provided below.

Founding Code of Ethics

Founding Code of Ethics (HTML)

Corporate Integrity

Corporate Integrity (HTML)

Independence and Freedoms

Independence and Freedoms (HTML)

Privacy and Confidentiality

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality (HTML)

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Use and Service (HTML)

The Acceptable Uses Policy

Acceptable Use Policy (HTML)

All Policies

All Policies (HTML)

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Also at The Foundations

As stated earlier, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation are dedicated to fostering philanthropy and good works concerning Africa, its global diasporas and a range of shared societies — toward the betterment of lives across the globe. And so in accordance with the above, The Foundations provide the following:

I.

Nonprofits Dedicated to Africa

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.

II.

Support for a Global and Just Future

A founding mission and ongoing emphases of support for good works that help the public understand Africa’s essential place in a global future, one that is to be more knowledgeable, environmentally sustainable, equitable and of benefit across communities in just societies.

III.

A Vision of the Public Good

A vision of the public good that accounts for the past while ensuring a just and shared future. That draws inspiration from peoples who, despite a history of systemic difficulties, maintain an unyielding belief that the betterment of their human condition will foster the betterment of those living around them and will enhance the present and futures of the regularly disenfranchised, marginalized and underserved.

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