Congo Now coalition
An exciting opportunity has come up to project manage a substantial public campaign –Congo Now – aimed at raising awareness of the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo and increasing pressure for effective international action.
Congo Now Congo Now is a month long series of events focusing on the DRC, spanning June and July 2010. A number of these events have already been agreed in principle, including major evenings at the Southbank centre on July 9 and July 28, 2010, and a launch/teaser event with the global movement V-Day on November 19, 2009. The overall campaign will raise awareness about the continuing and unacceptable crisis in the Congo, call the British public to action, and pressing for specific action on policy issues, while simultaneously celebrating the diversity and creativity of Congolese culture and spirit.
Congo Now unites a diverse coalition of major UK NGOs, the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Congolese civil society and members of the Congolese community in the UK. A significant number of the UK’s most prominent NGOs and charities will be involved, combining their voices to shout out loud about Congo. This is a celebration of Congolese culture and spirit – but it’s also a cohesive call to focus public attention on one of the world’s most tragic, and most forgotten, conflicts in one of the world’s poorest countries.