FEEEDS Initiative & FE3DS, LLC

CEO Ambassador Robin Renee Sanders


In Pursuit of Change....For Africa's Economic and Business Development

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2017 Recent Events & Media Appearances  by Ambassador Sanders: 

January 2018 - FEEEDS/Sanders is #StandingWithAfrica - Regarding reports attributed to the White House about Africa & other countries of color: http://bit.ly/MyReaction-StandingWithAfrica

January 2018 - Dr. Sanders invited to speak at Georgetown's Distinguish Public Policy Series

December 2017 - Lagos Ambassador Sanders discusses current US-Africa Relations at Roundtable event

December 2017 - Lagos Event on Sanders Africa SME Book at Casa Lydia: http://sanders.riby.me/

December 2017 - Dr. Sanders visits and meets with the leadership and students at the renowned entrepreneurially-focused Africa Leadership Academy (ALA) in Johannesburg, South Africa

November 2017 - Ambassador Sanders visit solar energy sites of SmarterGrid International (SGI), Imbeji-Lekki, Nigeria. Sanders is a director of SGI and AGI is a member of the UN GLobal Compact Hope life is good!!

November 2017 - Sanders Book on Africa SMEs featured in prestigious Publishers Weekly Magazine, a national magazine focused on quality books & the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) "In Their Own Write," series highlighting key books by former U.S. diplomats - November 2017

November 2017 - After choosing Dr. Sanders' book on the impact and importance of Africa's small and medium size enterprises as a quality book on business development in the developing world, "Top Link Publisher" focuses its social media campaigning efforts on highlighting Sanders' book. Click links below to see Top Link Publisher's pages social media pages on Ambassador Sanders' book "The Rise of Africa's Small & Medium Size Enterprises." http://blogitrrs.blogspot.com/2017/09/top-link-publisher-social-media.html

November 2017 - CSIS session with Kenya former Presidential Candidate Odinga on recent Kenyan election issues, problems & next steps

November 2017 - Diaspora Session with the new  Chairman of the African Union

November 2017 - World Affairs Council - Author's Series - Book Event: "The Rise of Africa's Small and Medium Size Enterprises" Spurring Development & Growing the Middle Class." http://blogitrrs.blogspot.com/2017/11/worldaffairscouncil-dc-hosts-amb.html

November 2017 - Nigeria Trade Council, Atlanta, Georgia  - Keynote on importance of US - Africa Relationship for Nigeria

November 2017 - Lagos, Nigeria - Book Event: "The Rise of Africa's Small and Medium Size Enterprises" Spurring Development & Growing the Middle Class."

December 2017 - Johannesburg, South Africa - Book Event: "The Rise of Africa's Small and Medium Size Enterprises" Spurring Development & Growing the Middle Class."

October 2017 - DACOR Beacon House Critical Issues Forum - Impact of Africa's Small & Medium Size Enterprises on Development http://blogitrrs.blogspot.com/2017/09/dr-sanders-speaking-dcs-prestigious.html

September 2017 - American University Summer Workshop Students - US Africa

September 2017 - Lecture, Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh - Keynote on Importance of Entrepreneurship - The Case of Africa. Ambassador Robin Sanders & Growing the Middle Class." http://blogitrrs.blogspot.com/2017/09/amb-sanders-keynotes-at-rmu-africas.html & See video at: http://blogitrrs.blogspot.com/2017/11/blog-post.html

September 2017 - New Video Release on Sanders book on Impact of Africa's Small Businesses on region's development. The new video release on the book, "The Rise of Africa's Small and Medium Size Enterprises: Spurring Development & Growing the Middle Class," is out now (see link). https://youtu.be/fk-BONoNz9U

August 2017 - US Chamber of Commerce hosts Amb. Sanders as panelist on Impact of Afrcia SMEs at its Washington, D.C. Headquartes as part of outreach to the President Young Africa Leaders Program (YALI)

May 2017 - May 2017 - GALLUP World Poll Hosts Amb. Robin Sanders Book "Rise of Africa's Small & Meduim Size Enterprises," See Full Story at: http://blogitrrs.blogspot.com/2017/08/gallup-world-poll-hosts-amb-robin.html

May 2017 - Gallup World Poll hosts Ambassador Sanders WashDC Book Launch for her new book "The Rise of Africa SMEs," or small businesses: see press release & twitter feed on event: www.bit.ly/SandersAfricaSMEsBook 


May 2017 Amb. Sanders on Voice of American Discussing her new book - The Rise of Africa Small & Medium Size Enterprises (small businesses) http://www.voanews.com/a/3846 549.html

April 2017 - World Bank Spring Meetings - Presenting on the UN SDGs-SME link as part of the WANDA panel. 

April 2017 - Sanders on Opportunities for US-Africa Relations with New U.S. Administration & Her New Book "The Rise of Africa's Small & Medium Size Enterprises," with Television Continental (TVC), Nigeria. https://youtu.be/j1wqDeAAe0Y

April 2017 - Office of the Mayor of Atlanta & Georgia Council of International Visitors, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2017

April 2017 - Gallery Miriam, Atlanta Georgia, April 2017

March 2017 - Duquesne University, Visiting Scholar Week

March 2017 - Ambassador Sanders presents at TEDxTALK Emory on the Key Role Africa's Small & Medium Size Enterprises are playing in advancing the development of the Sub Saharan Africa Region and their role in growing Africa's Middle Class - presentation highlights this "good news story" about the region. Click Below to see Sanders TEDxTALK on the subject: http://blogitrrs.blogspot.com/2017/09/amb-sanders-tedxtalk-video-on-impact-of.html

Febuary - 2017 TEDxTalk VCU Presentation Title: Endangered Cultural Patterns, Symbols & Motifs – The Importance of Their Non-Verbal Communication - In her first of two TEDX Talks - Ambassador Robin Sanders highlights the importance of protecting endangered sign, symbol and motif systems around the world, noting that what she calls these non-verbal "communication expressions," are just as important to the global community as written languages. This TEDxTalk was based  Nigeria's disappearing symbol and motif systems called "Uli," on which she also wrote a book called "The Legendary Uli Women of Nigeria."  See video on blog or on youtube: http://blogitrrs.blogspot.com/2017/06/dr-sanderss-tedxtalk-endangered.html; and at https://youtu.be/h0k9waV3UII


April 2017 - Sanders on Al Jazeera discussing additional release of Chibok girls


 FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative &  FE3DS, LLC Advising Firm Home Page 

I. The Advocacy Initiative called FEEEDS  

FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative (full name):

What does FEEEDS® or the FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative mean? FEEEDS is an acronym that encompasses some of the main global issues of today-- Food Security, Education, Environment-Energy, Economics, Democracy-Development and Self-help -- that both developed and developing countries are grappling with in order to address and resolve the challenges for the world community and assist with poverty alleviation. The acronym represents the first letter of these word-phrases, and is a small Africa Intermeidary Organization (AIO) working with underserved communities and groups using its voice to advocate for change and educate on the FEEEDS issues.  

All of the FEEEDS issues are also connected to human cultural communication and how we relate as people and as nations to each other. FEEEDS represents the first letter of each word or word-phrase noted above.

FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative provides lectures, contributions to Think Tank panels, provides training on FEEEDS issues and other global topics, and works with African Diaspora Groups and Small and Medium Size Enterprises. Under the banner of the FEEEDS Initiative, its CEO, Dr. Robin Renee Sanders, is a sought-after speaker, serves as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar for the nationally-recognized Center for Independent Colleges and Universities, is a Trustee for Pittsburgh's Robert Morris University, on the board of a leading global human rights organization and the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, and is the Africa Advisor for a number of Diaspora and other leading poverty alleviation and empowerment organizations such as Operation Hope. 

FEEEDS also serves as the U.S. Office Director for the West Africa-based Songhai Smart Food Security-Climate Change Project and its Think Tank and is a Global Advisor for: UPAC, a leading Africa Diasapora Advocacy group; Allafrica.com, and Africa Today TV. As CEO-FEEEDS, Dr. Sanders is considered a thought-leader on Africa issues, and is a regularly interviewed on Al Jazeera, China TV,  BBC,  ChannelsTV-Nigeria, and the Africa TVC. Dr. Sanders has also appeared on National Public Radio's (NPR), Voice of America, MSNBC, CNBC, and ABC News Sunday Magazine "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." FEEEDS also publishes @The FEEEDS Index (powered by Gallup Analytics) on key Africa polling data (see FEEEDS Index Tab), and partners with Gallup World Poll on an annual event on key Africa issues. Two books have been published under the FEEEDS banner along with numerous articles.

II. The FE3DS®, LLC Advising Firm (F-E-3-D-S): 

FE3DS, LLC:  Is a small advising firm with clients in key development sectors for the African Continent. Its work includes project development, advising businesses, foundations, NGOS, and governments on business strategies, political risk analysis and projects primarily focused on economic development for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSAfrica).

The focus of FE3DS Advising Firm is on businesses associated with and linked to the pillars in the FEEEDS Initiative as described above since these are the areas needing the most business development in SSAfrica and other regions of the global community. 

Current business client areas are: aviation security, technology & mobile platforms (non-executive director for large cell tower company), Nigeria's power sector, financial services, solutions for small and medium size enterprises, affordable housing, small manufacturing & export of US goods and services, and vocational training through its partnership with the Nigerian-based Foundation for Skills Development. 

Dr. Sanders as CEO of FE3DS, LLC also has served as former Chairperson of the US EXIM Bank SubSaharan Africa Committee, is a member of the U.S. President's & United States Trade Representative Trade Advisory Committee for Africa (TACA), and is a member of US Chamber of Commerce.

 Explaining the Elements of the FEEEDS Acronym:


Food Security, Education, Environment-Energy, Economics, Development-Democracy, Self Help


  • Food Security - meaning smart food security which includes access to not just food but nutritional food;
  • Education - representing the entire range of education from knowledge management to knowledge usage, which includes training, retraining , entrepreneurship, and formal education;
  • Environment-Energy - climate smart enabling environments for communities to thrive, renewable energy and alternative energy resources and solutions;
  • Economics - enhancing living wages, ensuring governments, and community leaderships manage budgets and tax payer dollars not only effectively, but efficiently in order to address social service needs;
  • Democracy-Development - linking these two symbiotic issues are key to improving life-quality, especially for people of color; 
  • Self-Help - realizing that identity for anyone provides self-esteem, but for nations and people of color this also represents both power and empowerment. 

 The Africa Post - The Blog for FEEEDS

The FEEEDS blog is called The Africa Post (TAP) which focused on articles written by Ambassador  Sanders on Africa policy, political and economic issues. She on occasion writes policy articles on her page on Huffington Post.

 www.blogitrrs.blogspot.com (see blog page tab at left on menu for latest postings)

Both FEEEDS and FE3DS have adopted an entrepreneurial, lithe, small structure for both the Advocacy Initiative and the and Advising Firm. They both work with or through strategic partnerships for projects needing or requiring on-ground implementation, particularly as regardings to focusing on an emphasis on local content.


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