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Born in DR Congo, knwon also by his writer's name of Norbert X, and two times Unltd Millennium Awards winner, he is now living in Wales (UK). Coordinator of a fantastic community project they founded, the Community Space Partnership, a hub of small British, Migrant and Refugee organisations, he is connected to number of projects and initiatives: Church Action on Poverty trustee, board member of Anti-Poverty Network Cymru & Sub-Saharan Advisory Panel, Anti-Poverty Ambassador, City of Newport Ambassador during the Ryder Cup; he is now one of the Diaspora Change Makers, project awarded by Comic Relief, delivered by DSA and trained by Common Purpose. He is also involved in the Wales Peace Institute. He coordinated the Project Bamonimambo (The Witnesses): Congo and Wales Roots and Routes, sponsored by Heritage Lottery Fund, in footsteps of Henry Morton Stanley and published the first Congo-British Isles Historical Links map. Studied Philosophy, Anthropology and Sociology, journalism & ICT (Computer) & have been trained in various subjects (filming, photography) and is studying now filming at the University of East London. Former teacher in Secondary school (French, Philosophy, Art), Norbert is a writer with number of published books, his field of research, interests and expertise include migration, asylum and refugee, multiculturalism, community and religions dialogues, witchcraft and African Traditional Religions and Philosophy. Many times invited by Media (RFI, BBC) for comments about Africa and Congo, he is the correspondent of Congo Vision (USA), Radio Mangembo (France) and Radio Elikya, the Catholic Radio of Kinshasa. Publishing in Catholic Magazine (Renaitre/Congo) and in many other newspapers. Good campaigner and orator, he is very often invited for speeches and talks in Universities (St Andrews, Scotland; Glamorgan, Wales; Newport, Wales; Swansea University), in Westminster Parliament (APP Great Lakes Region), in Wales Assembly Government, in United Nations Associations (UNA) Wales, in Welsh Office for International Affairs and in many community and academic conferences. Norbert Mbu-Mputu is finally running his own Publishing on Demand company (MediacomX Ltd) and his vision is to link Congo and Wales, Britain and Africa. He believes that the "Cultural Intelligence" (CQ) by Julia Middleton is a key concept and practice in community leadership and believe that regardless the challenges, leader must work for the community cohesion and the dialogue of cultures. Passionate and motivate to engage his community in his struggling to improve his British integration, he use his skills to links communities, to empower individual, to share knowledge.
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For the wonderful projects taking part in The National Lottery #ThanksToYou week this 3-9 December , we've pulled together some FAQs to help answer any questions you might have about taking part in this year's campaign. If there's anything we haven't covered, please ask us in the comments below... read more