- Dream DealMar 2011 to presentRevolutionary platform for facilitating commodity trades
About Ian Falcon
- Ian was born in Apartheid South Africa and brought up in a family that actively opposed the system of entrenched racism that prevailed in that country at the time. Under different circumstances Ian might have grown up as a well-known artist, but instead pursued a lifetime of activism, first as a volunteer and later as a professional election strategist and organizer for the liberal Progressive Federal Party.
When apartheid ended he became an activist for reconciliation: actively working on the ground at community level for the National Peace Accord structures to make Nelson Mandela’s dream of the South African Rainbow Nation a reality.
He then spent a period in the NGO environment, focusing on crisis intervention, conflict transformation, managing diversity and developing and applying democratic policing and social crime prevention models.
From 2004 to 2008 Ian worked as a consultant, focusing primarily on integrated crime and violence prevention. In this regard he played a key role in developing South Africa’s Community Safety Forum model, and developed a number of community and tourism safety strategies at national, provincial and local level. Much of this was work commissioned by the European Union.
In 2008 Ian shifted focus to the areas where his true passion lies: bringing his disruptively innovative mind and vast network of contacts to bear on the degradation of the environment and the plight of the African continent and her people.
Once an activist, always an activist!
- "The worst forms of tyranny, or certainly the most successful ones, are not those we rail against but those that so insinuate themselves into the imagery of our consciousness, and the fabric of our lives, as not to be perceived as tyranny." -- Michael Parenti - (1933- )
"Governments use national animosities, foreign wars and the glamour of empire-making, in order to...divert rising sentiment against domestic abuses." - J. R. Hobson