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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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Welcome to our online forum for people connected to our Great Place Scheme programme. As a UK-wide initiative we know how tricky it can be to get people in the same room so an online community is the perfect way to get folks connected, sharing and learning from each other. Whether you are... read more
OUR CRAFT CHANGES LIVES The Dry Stone Walling Association is offering the opportunity to train for a new career in the traditional craft of dry stone walling. With support from Heritage Lottery Fund Skills for the Future Programme , a National Training Bursary Project has been launched. Our new... read more
Yesterday we hosted a really intersting live chat on the topic of 'When is heritage?' . That is to say - how old does something have to be to be considered heritage? We invited some guests along to talk about their HLF-supported projects which deal with what might be considered 'contemporary'... read more
Stories, Stones and Bones was a dedicated programme created to help communities participate in Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology with a focus on engaging new audiences. £850,000 was awarded to 98 projects across Scotland exploring all kinds of heritage. The programme aimed to get... read more