Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.

President and Founder

"In the seemingly ordinariness of daily living is the power of transformation. Individual transformation arises out of awareness, and a willingness to change to become a better person right where we are. We each have personal responsibility and collective responsibility to make positive changes here and now."

Background

Hugh Locke is president and co-founder of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), a non-profit working with small-scale family farmers to help feed and reforest a renewed Haiti. He is author of The Haiti Experiment, and writes and lectures extensively on smallholder farming and sustainable development. Hugh is also founder and president of the Impact Farming Foundation, which is using a social business approach to transform smallholder farmers into a global force to combat climate change, improve food security and empower women. Earlier in his career Hugh was director of the Office of Public Information at the Baha’i International Community in New York. He was mentored by forester and environmentalist Richard St. Barbe Baker (1889 – 1982), established the Baker archives at the University of Saskatchewan, and continues to serve as literary trustee.


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Background

Audrey E. Kitagawa, JD, is the President/Founder of the International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation, the President of the Light of Awareness International Spiritual Family, the former Advisor to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict at the United Nations.

She is a United Nations Representative for the United Religions Initiative, and Chair Emerita of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, A Committee of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations. She has been enstooled into the royal family as the Nekoso Hemaa, (i.e. Queen Mother of Development), of Ajiyamanti in Ghana, West Africa, and has a school which she helped to build named after her in her African name, the Nana Ode Anyankobea Junior Secondary School.

She wrote the chapter, Crossing World Views, The Power of Perspective in the Hawaii Japanese American Experience, which was published in a book about multiculturalism, communication and Asian women entitled, Learning In The Light. Her chapter, Globalization As The Fuel For Religious And Ethnic Conflict has been published in the book, Globalization And Identity, Cultural Diversity, Religion and Citizenship. Her article, The Role Of Identity In The Rise And Decline of Buddhism In Hawaii, The 50th State Of The United States Of America, has been published in Sambodhi, a Buddhist Journal. She published articles in World Affairs The Journal Of International Issues, entitled, The Power of Om: Transformation of Consciousness, and Practical Spirituality. She wrote the chapter, The US In Foreign Affairs: Source of Global Security, Or Source of Global Fear? in the book, America & The World The Double Bind. She is currently writing a chapter on Space Ethics for a legal, academic book on Space Law.

She has been listed in Who's Who Of American Law, Who's Who Of American Women, Who's Who In America, Who's Who In The World, and Prominent People of Hawaii. She is the recipient of the Medal “Pride of Eurasia” and a Diploma from the Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University for her outstanding contribution to the development of spiritual culture and education in Eurasia. She is the recipient of the Spirit of the UN Award which is given to outstanding individuals who have demonstrated the vision and spirit of the United Nations as expressed through the UN Charter, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She was conferred an Honorary Interfaith Minister degree by the New Seminary.

Hugh Locke

President and Co-Founder of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance

"And to be clear, this is not just about being nice to one another, however important that is. Oneness in this context is not a sidebar admonition to be dismissed as piety, nor can it be lumped in with the lyrics of Kumbaya (no offense to lovers of this campfire staple). Oneness is, in fact, a hardcore, disruptive and revolutionary idea with the potential to transform life on this planet."

Biography

Hugh Locke is president and co-founder of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), a non-profit working with small-scale family farmers to help feed and reforest a renewed Haiti. He is author of The Haiti Experiment, and writes and lectures extensively on smallholder farming and sustainable development. Hugh is also founder and president of the Impact Farming Foundation, which is using a social business approach to transform smallholder farmers into a global force to combat climate change, improve food security and empower women. Earlier in his career Hugh was director of the Office of Public Information at the Baha’i International Community in New York. He was mentored by forester and environmentalist Richard St. Barbe Baker (1889 – 1982), established the Baker archives at the University of Saskatchewan, and continues to serve as literary trustee.


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October 13, 2021

Haitian-led Agricultural Taskforce Announced

August 28, 2021

Farmer-led Earthquake Recovery Effort in Haiti Needs Your Help

June 24, 2021

FEEDING THE FUTURE: The Story of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance

March 29, 2021

Lessons From A Smallholder Farming Revolution in Haiti

March 4, 2021

Timberland and the Smallholder Farmers Alliance: Creating a Data-Driven Smallholder Cotton Supply Chain in Haiti

February 14, 2021

The Man of the Trees: A Pioneer Environmentalist’s Vision for the Future

December 15, 2020

Navigating the Double Epoch: Thoughts on Changing Humanity's Current Plot Line

January 10, 2020

Voices of Hope for Haiti’s Future

July 2, 2019

Half the Sky, Half the Land: The Role of Women Farmers in Transforming Global Agriculture

June 6, 2018

Timberland Case Study: Supply Chain Mutuality with Blockchain

November 28, 2017

Tree Currency and the Smallholder Impact Farming Revolution

April 5, 2017

Kombit: The Cooperative

September 1, 2012

The Haiti Experiment

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