ADERC in the press

Live interview on Radio Canada

Judith Tshimbu Nkongolo, the Secretary of ADERC speaks with Doris Labrie of Radio Canada about the second annual fundraising event to be held on November 11, 2011 at Carrefour Des Plaines, 3850 Hillsdale Street, Regina, SK.  Listen to the interview (available in French only) 

Farm equipment headed for Congo

Farming and optimism are two things with which most Saskatchewan people are familiar. The challenge facing a University of Regina professor is how to package that experience and send it to an African country. Jean-Marie Nkongolo-Bakenda is a professor of international business and strategy at the U of R. On Friday, he displayed some of the farm equipment that will soon begin the long journey to his home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Published in The Leader-Post (Regina) Read full article

U of R professor sends farming equipment “and hope” to African village

Within the next few days, a forty-foot shipping container packed with farming equipment and other tools will begin a long journey traveling from the Queen City to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Going by train to Montreal, and then by ship to Europe, the Middle East and Tanzania before making the final rail trip to the Congo, the container will bring a new way of life and a renewed sense of hope to a small Congolese village. Published in CCSBE-CCPME Current Newsletter – Read full article

Realize the world is our community

In 2007, Faculty of Business Administration professor Jean-Marie Nkongolo-Bakenda walked through Bena Mpiana, a tiny village of Gandajika territory in the lowlands of the country of his birth, the Republic of the Congo.  It had been 40 years since this gentle man of learning had walked the village. He was shocked by the deterioration—especially the state of the village school.  Published in University of Regina President’s Community Report “Realize” Read full article

Cargo of hope sets off for Africa

Jean-Marie Nkongolo-Bakenda, a professor of International Business and Strategy in the Faculty of Business Administration, is the driving force behind the transport of a 40-foot shipping container filled with hope destined for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The container, packed with farming equipment and other tools, left Regina in March travelling by train to Montreal, and then by ship to Europe, the Middle East and Tanzania before making the final leg by rail to the Congo. The equipment will help villagers increase their agricultural output which includes crops like corn, coffee beans and peanuts. Nkongolo-Bakenda left for Africa on May 14 and helped reassemble the equipment upon its arrival. Read full article