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Founding and Form

Division Founding

The Alvan Ikoku Group Holdings was established in 2020 by Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku — as the primary division of The Ikoku Group able to assume and focus on design, development, implementation, testing and revision of safeguarding and secure management practices and their applications. It is primarily through The Ikoku Holdings that the Founder and The Ikoku Group may approve and conduct the conservative administration and safekeeping of books, documents, intellectual and real property and equivalently significant assets.

Division Formation

The Alvan Ikoku Group Holdings is formally organized as a protected series of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC — itself a series limited liability company — as provided for in the Delaware State Code of the United States. They are registered and headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. The Alvan Ikoku Group Holdings is also officially known under the business names, The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Holdings and The Ikoku Holdings. All three names, as used in official Ikoku Group and Ikoku Holdings documents, products, programs, services and sites, refer to the same aforementioned divisional entity.

Division Focus

The Ikoku Holdings have taken up the conceptualization, innovation and application of safekeeping and secure management practices in five (5) areas of focus. Each of these are further described in the sections listed below:

  1. Design | Development; and

Division Mission

The Ikoku Holdings is thus structured to assist The Ikoku Group in fulfilling their shared, originating mission to foster care and creativity, ethics and innovation in work and communities of enduring concern to its Founder and Partners. As always, the objective is the improvement of lives and the betterment of societies.

Governing Structure

Ownership

The Ikoku Holdings is led and managed by the sole Founder and Owner of The Ikoku Group, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, who serves as President, Chair and CEO. The following are further details concerning governance of the Division.

Sole Shareholder, Director, Authorizer

Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku is the sole interests-holder, shareholder and director of The Ikoku Holdings, and as such is the only person empowered to authorize The Ikoku Holdings to engage in or enter into a specified activity or arrangement.

Sole Manner of Authorization

Such authorization by the above Founder may proceed only via expressly written instrument signed and sealed. No other activity in The Ikoku Holdings, or its Sites, Products, Programs and Services may take the place of such authorization, nor may any other such activity be taken as indication of donor preference, authorized transfer of charitable funds, or permission for any specific nonprofit activity on the part of The Ikoku Group, its President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, or The Ikoku Charitable Trusts or The Ikoku Foundations.

Leadership and Management

Any further announcements and details of the leadership and management of The Ikoku Holdings shall be provided here upon completion of searches and appointments by the Founder.

Partners and Partnerships

Any further announcements and details of partners within and partnerships with The Ikoku Holdings shall be provided here upon completion of agreements and appointments by the Founder.

Core Purposes

Opening

The development of The Ikoku Holdings and its parent company, The Ikoku Group, is guided by their sole Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as well as a set of attendant mission-related core purposes derived from a history of company and division establishment further described below:

History and Impetus for Founding

During a period preceding and extending into the formation of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC, including The Ikoku Holdings, the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, was subject to a set of consistent, extensive, pervasive, dehumanizing and subhumanizing practices — including but not limited to discrimination, harassment, stalking, and unconsented communication, experimentation, monitoring, and spying — that entailed profound violations of the Founder’s basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties and rights, confidentiality and privacy rights, and fundamental autonomy, dignity and humanity accorded and provided to citizens and residents of California, Delaware, the United States, and member states of the United Nations.

Harassment and Surveillance
Several of such practices condoned, encouraged and entailed the public, vigilante and wanton harassment, spying, stalking, surveillance, and unconsented tracking of the Founder.
Unconsented Exhibition and Experimentation
Several of such practices condoned, encouraged and entailed the demeaning, harmful, nonbenign, public and unconsented exhibition of and experimentation upon the Founder.
Unconsented Care, Communication, Research, Training
Several of such practices condoned, encouraged and entailed the demeaning, harmful, nonbenign, public and unconsented yet supposed care, communication, education, research and training of, on and with the Founder.
Denial of Consent, Due Process and Liberty Rights
Several of such practices insisted on the denial of the Founder’s rights to consent, rights to due process, and rights to liberty.
Denial of Private Property and Private Work Rights
Several of such practices insisted on the denial of the Founder’s rights to private property (real and intellectual), rights to private ownership, and rights to private, uncoerced and unindentured labor and work, including the discriminatory and false insistence that such property and work of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku and of The Ikoku Group and its series, divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates are public or communal, are public or communal property, are under public or communal control or supervision, and belong to the public or any collective.
Denial of Private Control Rights
Several of such practices further insisted on the denial of the Founder’s rights to private control of property (real and intellectual), of labor and work, of development and employment of ideas, and of the results of the aforementioned, including the condoning of, planning for, and reliance on practices of counterfeiting, fraud, hacking, identity theft, piracy, and equivalently confusing and fraudulent activities. Such practices entailed falsely presenting to other persons alternative versions of The Ikoku Group including its series, divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates as entities administered, governed, managed, operated and otherwise owned or supervised by any person other than Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Owner and Founder of The Ikoku Group. Such practices also entailed falsely presenting alternative versions of the goods, products, services, sites, and other offerings of The Ikoku Group as entities administered, governed, managed, operated and otherwise owned or supervised by any person other than Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Owner and Founder of The Ikoku Group. And such practices also entailed falsely posing as though other persons, beyond Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, have or deserve control, decision-making, governance, policy-making, rules-making and any other administrative, management, operations, supervision or ownership powers or rights pertaining to The Ikoku Group, any of its goods, products, services, sites and other offerings, and any of its series, divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates.
Denial of Confidentiality and Privacy Rights
Several of such practices consistently and pervasively insisted on the denial of the Founder’s rights to confidentiality and privacy, including but not limited to the practice of spying and unconsented monitoring, recording, and transmission.
Denial of Private Life
Several of such practices consistently, pervasively and literally insisted on the denial of the Founder’s basic, fundamental and human right to a private life, including to any private emotion, feeling, idea, moment, or thought.
Denial of Freedom of Thought
Several of such practices consistently, pervasively and literally insisted on the denial of the Founder’s basic, fundamental and human rights to freedom of thought, to privacy of thought, including to thinking without detection or recording, and to privacy of personal and private speech.
Denial of Autonomy, Dignity and Humanity
Several of such practices thus consistently, pervasively and literally insisted on the denial of the Founder’s basic rights to enjoy the degree, level, and quality of autonomy, dignity, humanity, and humanness provided to citizens and residents of California, Delaware, the United States, and member states of the United Nations.
Discriminatory Dissemination and Withholding of Information
Several of such practices also consistently and pervasively insisted on the withholding of basic, fundamental and necessary information from the Founder regarding the above, and thus insisted on the denial of basic, fundamental and necessary understanding of one’s circumstances needed as a basis for consent, decision-making, and the subsequent seeking, obtaining, and provision of basic, civil, fundamental and human rights. Such withholding of information occurred and was consistently and pervasively sustained while providing other persons, including those in business, education, government, and the general public, an excess surfeit of information regarding the Founder and broad access to means of conducting profound violations of the Founder’s basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties and rights, confidentiality and privacy rights, and fundamental autonomy, dignity and humanity as described above.
Collusion, Targeting, Meaningfulness, Conditions
Several of the above practices also entailed collusive behavior with effects that include, but are not limited to, the consistent, extensive, pervasive and knowing targeting of the Founder and the Founders activities and movements, affairs and assets, companies and entities, plans, projects, properties and other aspects and pursuits of his life; the consistent, extensive, pervasive and knowing denial of meaningful consent or volition for the Founder; the consistent, extensive, pervasive and knowing denial of meaningful confidentiality and meaningful expectation of confidentiality for the Founder; the consistent, extensive, pervasive and knowing denial of meaningful privacy and meaningful expectation of privacy for the Founder; and the consistent, extensive, pervasive and knowing insistence that the aforementioned practices be the conditions of employment, investment, mentoring or supervision, ownership, partaking of commerce and services, work as well as living and life where they are not the conditions of employment, investment, mentoring or supervision, ownership, partaking of commerce and services, work as well as living and life for other entities and persons — including within equivalent departments, fields, industries, institutions, occupations, positions, and professions — as well as for citizens and residents of California, Delaware, the United States, and member states of the United Nations.
Discrimination Based on Difference
And several of such practices brought to the fore the place and function of human and perceived difference (including those pertaining to birth and citizenship, culture, ethnicity, gender, race, and sex) in the insistence on the above denials, sustained harassment, targeting, and ultimately discrimination as well as in their continuation via the imposition of ad-hoc, nontransparent, unconsented, uninformed and unregulated processes of voting on and competing, gaming, sporting, and toying with the Founder and with the Founder’s affairs, life, privacy, and property and via the assertion of scapegoating, targeting and vigilante collective action or will.

In response to the above, the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, established and shall further develop The Ikoku Group, including The Ikoku Holdings, with the core, express and founding purpose to create, develop, and support communities, institutions, and societies where the above and related practices do not occur and to help other communities, institutions, and societies reduce the occurrence and prevalence of the above and related practices.

Such core, express and founding purpose shall also be in response to apparent, historical and sustained failures and limitations of established, present-day and prevailing civics, commerce, education, politics, public debate and religion to provide a meaningful moral and ethical basis for ensuring the care, equanimity, recognition, respect, sanctity, sovereignty and spiritual or theological wholeness of human beings in contemporary society. And thus The Ikoku Group, including The Ikoku Holdings, shall also advance, develop, practice as well as teach and offer to others a contemporary humanism as defined and interpreted by the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku — namely, the moral ethics, principles, and tenets of humanity, humanness, human autonomy and dignity, human recognition and reciprocity, human equality in basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties and rights, and thus human equanimity and humane co-existence, each of which shall be grounded in the study of, inquiry into, revelation in, and elucidation from comparative human disciplines and societies, particularly comparative ecumenism, religion, spirituality and theology, the arts, the humanities, the human sciences, theory and the application of knowledge as practice in civics, culture, law, medicine, politics, and technology.

Attendant Core Purposes

As part of the core, express and founding purposes described above, the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, shall also further develop The Ikoku Group, including The Ikoku Holdings, in view of the Founder’s birth into, formation within and further development of a multigenerational, longstanding family commitment to lifelong education and research; as well as in direct response to past, present-day and ongoing infringements of basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties and rights, including the disenfranchisement, forced migration, impoverishment, marginalization, stigmatization, underrepresentation, unethical care and research, and violations of due process, liberty and privacy rights, of varying peoples in Africa, its global diasporas, and culturally and structurally connected societies. The Ikoku Group shall thus have an attendant founding purpose to promote public awareness of, enhance public knowledge of and engage in commerce in and pertaining to Africa, its global diasporas, and its connected or shared societies, as well as foster global interrelationships between Africa and the Americas, Asia, Australasia and Oceania, and Europe.

Incompatibility with Founding

Notwithstanding any provisions of of the Codes and Policies of The Ikoku Group, including The Ikoku Holdings, or any other applicable documents, guidelines, laws, policies, or equivalent legal instruments, no objectives of The Ikoku Group, including The Ikoku Holdings, shall supersede or be of greater benefit, import, or priority than the core, express and founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group as defined, described and delineated above. No activities, operations, or other processes of The Ikoku Group, including The Ikoku Holdings, shall entail any of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices. And any version of such practices — as well as any accruing of advantage, benefit, or information through such practices, and also any natural or legal persons assisting, employing, permitting, planning, or otherwise conducting or promoting such practices — are by definition incompatible with The Ikoku Group and The Ikoku Holdings as well as their founding, development, administration, management, and operation; and upon the discovery of such practices, reporting to, remedies to, and subsequent remedying with the Founder as well as The Ikoku Group shall be conducted and sought immediately.

Examples of Incompatibility

For these reasons, no person or entity may become or remain qualified as board or committee member, director, trustee, officer, executive, manager or other leadership, staff or employee, advisor or consultant, provider of care, of education, of mentorship, or of training, affiliate, partner, representative, recipient of funds or resources, researcher or observer, sponsor, supervisor, volunteer, parental entity, voting or decision-making entity, member or stakeholder, or other agent of The Ikoku Group or The Ikoku Holdings (including their divisions, series, subsidiaries, affiliates, and partners) if conducting or promoting any of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors, or their equivalent, as well as if in intentional violation of the core, express and founding purposes described above, the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, or any of the ensuing codes, ethics, policies, protections, and rights provided for by The Ikoku Group or The Ikoku Holdings concerning confidentiality, consent, privacy, respect, and unconsented care, education, experimentation, monitoring, research, tracking, training, supervision, or surveillance. Due to this stipulation, under no circumstances shall the following persons — as well as any affiliates, associates, collaborators, employees, employers, executives, leaders, members, partners, representatives, staff, volunteers, third parties and other agents of said persons — qualify:

Example of Natural Person

Example of Natural Person — any natural person who engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes any of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors; who engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the intentional interference with or violation of the codes, policies, protections, rights, studies, or teachings pertaining to the prevention of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors and especially the Founding Code of Ethics; who engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the impediment, interference, or diminishment of the Founder’s ability to determine, interpret, and ensure the core, express and founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group or The Ikoku Holdings; and who engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the impediment, interference, or diminishment of the Founder’s governance over and administration, management, and operation of The Ikoku Group or The Ikoku Holdings and particularly the Founder’s ability to determine and ensure remedies and compliance with the codes, policies, protections rights, studies, or teachings of The Ikoku Group or The Ikoku Holdings pertaining to the prevention of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors and especially the Founding Code of Ethics. For instance, in this case, Eleanor Marie Brown of Jamaica and the United States, Brown University, University of Oxford and Yale Law School.

Example of Legal Person

Example of Legal Personany legal person that engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters or promotes any of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors; that engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the intentional interference with or violation of the codes, policies, protections rights, studies, or teachings pertaining to the prevention of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors and especially the Founding Code of Ethics; that engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the impediment, interference, or diminishment of the Founder’s ability to determine, interpret, and ensure the core, express and founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group or The Ikoku Holdings; and that engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the impediment, interference, or diminishment of the Founder’s governance over and administration, management, and operation of The Ikoku Group or The Ikoku Holdings and particularly the Founder’s ability to determine and ensure remedies and compliance with the codes, policies, protections rights, studies, or teachings of The Ikoku Group or The Ikoku Holdings pertaining to the prevention of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors and especially the Founding Code of Ethics. For instance, in this case, Leland Stanford Jr University, also known as Stanford University, of Palo Alto, California and The New York Times Company of New York, New York.

Example of Government Person

Example of Government Personas well as, additionally, for related ethics, governance, policies and protections reasons — any government or political person, including but not limited to any political party or organization, any government or public authority, entity, office, official or other agent, and any person who has held such authority, office, position or equivalent capacity, function or relationship within the preceding ten (10) years.

Concluding

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Holdings, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Holdings, any area, part, section or properties of its divisions, series, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as any of its Products or Services, including the Sites, you accept and agree to the statements, terms, conditions and requirements described above and on this section regarding the Founding and Governance of The Ikoku Holdings and The Ikoku Group, and in the Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

Child Looking Up Among Adult Celebrants
Child at Ceremony, Ikorodu, Nigeria, 2016 (Oshomah Abubakar)
Boy Smiling While Showing Hand String Game
Boy Playing Hand Game, 2017 (Alexander Radelich)
Child in Costume Looking at Camera
Niño, Cusco, Peru, 2018 (Ben Ostrower)
Tatooed Map on Outstretched Arm
Map on Arm, Dayton, US, 2017 (Don Ross III)
Woman with Arm on Head, Smiling
Woman in Joy, Kolkota, India, 2017 (Loren Joseph)
Boy Among Chidlren in Class, Looking at Camera
Children in Classroom, Nakasaki District, Kampala, Uganda, 2017 (Bill Wegener)
Woman Seated on Mat on Floor, Holding Fan
Seated by Kpone Katamanso District Assembly Office, Tema, Ghana, 2017 (Nathaniel Tetteh)
Girl Kneeling in Busy Street
Tibetan Girl, 2017 (Journey Yang)

Governing Documents

Provision

Provided below is a listing of documents pertaining to The Ikoku Holdings’ administration that are kept current in the Books and Records, including those of formation and corporate and user governance. All such documents are in the safekeeping of the Founder, President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, who is the only person authorized to retain, amend, keep current and show originals and copies. Where appropriate, the public may be provided a link to access approved and downloadable copies of such documents.

For policies that govern employees, volunteers, partners, third-parties, visitors and users of The Ikoku Group, as well as its divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and Sites, Services and Products, please see the main Codes and Policies page.

Agreement of The Ikoku Group

2019 The Amended and Restated Series Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (HTML and PDF)

2019 The Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (HTML and PDF)

Business Licensure

2020 Business License/Franchise Tax — Delaware (HTML and PDF)

2019 Business License/Franchise Tax — Delaware (HTML and PDF)

Certificate of Formation

2020 The Amended and Restated Certificate of Formation of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (HTML and PDF)

2019 The Certificate of Formation of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (HTML and PDF)

Codes and Policies

Codes and Policies (HTML and PDF)

Purpose, Form, Work

Ensuring the ongoing, perennial fulfillment of the founding mission and purposes thus entails a structuring of attention, efforts, resources and visions of impact  — for The Ikoku Group, The Ikoku Holdings, their work, and the communities the company and division serve — that is rooted in three core principles:

01.

Areas of Focus Chosen for the Group’s Mission and Work

The Group’s Areas of Focus have been expressly chosen — and periodically evaluated — to ensure specified and full attention to communities and issues of enduring concern and commitment to the Founder and partners.

02.

Divisions Formed and Administered for the Group’s Operations

The Group’s Divisions have also been expressly formed, administered — and periodically evaluated — to ensure efficacious operations in conceptualizing, developing, and carrying out ideas, objectives, and solutions.

03.

Founding Ethics, Agreement and Policies for Group Governance

And guiding the Group through all its work are the Founding and Governing company agreements, codes, and attendant policies — collectively constituting its governance structure and standards.

More About Us

The Ikoku Holdings

The Ikoku Group was formed to foster care and creativity, ethics and innovation in work and communities of enduring concern to its founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and partners.

— About Us

Mission, Scope, Founder

Founded as a US limited liability company, The Ikoku Group is engaged in work that is both domestic and international in scope, concerned as it is with offering services to communities and entities located across borders.

— Founding & Governance

Nature, Leadership, Ethics

The Ikoku Group is governed by its Founder‘s Agreement, by its Founding Ethics, and by a set of associated Policies — each thoughtfully derived from the above and collectively constituting the Group governance documents.

— Policies

Agreement, Laws, Terms, Conditions

Where available, The Group provides updates on news, events and media coverage pertaining to its operation, development, work, and communities.

— Press & Media

News, Events, Coverage

Where appropriate, The Group also provides alerts, newsletters and periodic reports for those who wish to sign up for, receive them — and thus become more deeply informed of recent developments and our past and ongoing work.

— Reports

Alerts, Newsletters, Periodicals

Those interested in its mission, objectives and work may contact The Ikoku Group for positions in its management, employee and contributing staff, and board and committee membership. A career at The Group will likely be deeply rewarding.

— Careers at The Ikoku Group

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