- invite young africa : celebrate entrepreneurial revolution's most productive decade

AF-AM Youth world summit series -a twin capitals movement with more valye for hosts and sponsors than the Olympics Coming Next Cape Town October Nobel Youth Summit 2014; Atlanta Nobel Youth Summit November 2015 -previously one world summit 2013 (see right)

.actions in 2014 - tell us if your are helping youth  bridge nobel summit celebrating mandela legacy cape town oct 2014 and atlanta nov 2015 summit including hosting by luther king family and last operational year of millennium goals and obama empowerment..... join in paul polak network celebrations of bottom-up africa info sharing - watch out for world bank hosting more and more of youth's favorite bottom up african entreprenurs and mediators  Ashish J. Thakkar Founder, Mara Group and Mara Foundation  ... SL's Isha Sesay Anchor and correspondent, CNN ...  SL's Chernor Bah
Chair, Youth Advocacy Group, Global Education First Initiative ... UG's Nargis Shirazi
Co-Founder, WO-MAN Foundation ... Chidi Okpala Director & Head, Airtel Money - Africa

GGTWIT: mail if you too twitter good news on youth jobs creation: Videos 1  2  3 from W4E and F4D; help 20000 job creating youth celebrateAtlanta live and millions linkin- 

Best News of 2013 from our diaries of June 2013: African Development Bank and Yunus :  the AfDB along with Prof Yunus's organisation, Yunus Social Business, have launched the Holistic Social Business Movement in Africa (HSBM) programme which includes pilot projects in Tunisia and Uganda. This programme will be implemented in two phases that include awareness raising and capacity building programmes for the stakeholders in Social Business, and with the implementation of social business incubation funds. In both these countries an incubation company named as Yunus Social Business Tunisia (and Uganda) will be set up, and simultaneously a "Social Business Fund" will be established in each country. The HSBM is funded by the Japan government and co-financed by the AfDB. In the second round, social business initiatives will also be extended in Egypt, Tanzania, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Togo and Morocco.


 Mid Year 2014 Breaking News on AFAM 7 wonders -please tell if you have any good news to linkin tpo the open education curriculum of Entrepreneurial Revolution (started by my father Norman Macrae to benefit the millennial generation in 1972)






AFAM1 on june 21 ethiopians (largest african diaspora around dc) are hosting a value chain development summit aimed at benchmarking how little even obama usaid has moved towards designing value chains to sustain poorest african agriculture producers -please say if you can come or would like to know the organiser


AFAM2 these women4empowerment videos 1 2 3  linked by Naila the first lady to direct grameen phone and now living in our region show why its now time to unite all superstars to change fashion industries and promote youth voices. Understanding whoch telcoms billionnaires really want to give back by promoting new levels of leadership transparency can be critica- follow eg ibrahim foundation in valuing national leaders and how friends of ibrahim have extended this to africa24tv's search for diferent sectir eladers africans can trust most


AFAM3 Re Brookings Yao Ming Chinese-African American exchanges: I would love to know eg what past commissioner of nba thinks of them - and whether hbu youth see this as a defining opportunity to join in. Also on the theme of uniting millennial movements world bank Jim Kim and UN ban ki-moon ended the spring series of millennials meetings with the invitation to any millennial to pitch before next springs world bank summits- how are we going to converge hbu students participation in this once in a lifetime DC offer


AFAM4 what these videos dont yet show  (but naila can b. rief you on) is how extreme mobile innovations originated in kenya  (such as nanocredit recipient of the IBM award of year) now offer best in world opportunities to use mobile to end digital divides- already there is an issue in usa of who would do most good with a million phone give away - I wonder whether your hbu student competition pitches would be different if that freedom was known as a currently open- there's also a very exciting opportunity for anyone to start up savings and loans circles that anna can tell you about -perhaps that would change the feasibility of that marvelous student pitch at atlanta last year of how rural colleges could start up credit unions. Kenya remains the greatest youth women world trade innovation epicentre ; Jamii Bora, ILAB, Crowdmap, Mpesa, Nanocredit to name but 5


AFAM5 more generally the calendar up to end 2015 seems to me to be the last deadline for all the potential possibilities for black youth top lead community generation that 8 years of obama could have built on; vivienne's film of obama's mama as a world leading networker of  women end poverty premieres end may in seattle


AFAM6 The 16 year open education partnership out of south africa to find and free missing job creating curriculum of entrepreneurship and empowerment led by Taddy Blecher and linking in such as Branson, Mandela Elders and Google starts a 6 weeks usa tour in late May


AFAM7 I trust that atlanta november 2015 will serve to have a full and open inquest or celebration of this issue-ultimately its over to you to tell me if there is any way I can mediate between your ways of networking through atlanta for the benefit of hbus as the others connected around yunus, ted turner, luther kings, jimmy carter, the mayor etc



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Value Chains Blog

Who are your African Idols in 2014? Taddy Blecher? Ingrid Munro? NIck Hughes? MO Ibrahim? .. One timely reason for asking: Cape Town 2014 is the last stop of the Nobel Youth Action Networks before Atlanta 2015. 2014 is also 50th year since martin Luther King's Nobel and inauguration of Atlanta's Museum of Rights. Does Mandela curriculum live on in every youth and can end -to-end African American Diaspora value exchange models help change world by and for youth ?

Colaboration Entrepreneur Research coordinates : Linkedin 9500; Nobel Peace Laureates invite Atlanta 2015 Unites Agrican American Job Creating World of Youth - S. Aftica origin of 1 Entrepreneurial Revolution Surveys in The Economist 1968; of Soros Philanthropy Cape Town 1978; Home of Mandela and 2nd Home of Gabdhi

blog with norman macrae foundation- how many of youth's 10000 greatest job creators will come from Africa? celebrate good news africa at - ask why bbc world service gave up being world's number 1 brand investigating youth and peoples futures the way africa24 now does for africans


help us log most important summits ever hosted out of africa- eg bric meeting durban march 2013 will this lauch a bric development bank and if so what will be africa's roes - guests include leaders of china and india 


.The Economist Debate March 2013 The moderator's opening remarks Mar 12th 2013 | Oliver August 

Sub-Saharan Africa has made huge leaps in the last decade. Malaria deaths in some of the worst-affected countries have declined by 30% and HIV infections by up to 74%. Life expectancy across Africa has increased by about 10% and child mortality rates in most countries have been falling steeply. A booming economy has made a big difference. Real income per person has increased by more than 30%, whereas in the previous 20 years it shrank by nearly 10%. Africa is the world's fastest-growing continent just now. Over the next decade its GDP is expected to rise by an average of 6% a year, not least thanks to foreign direct investment, which has risen from $15 billion in 2002 to $37 billion in 2006 and $46 billion in 2012.

But Africa has seen booms before, only to crash-land. Violence is still common in some parts of the continent. Corruption has not gone away and in some cases has actually increased thanks to growing commodities revenues. Proper governance could take care of this but all too often it is missing. Too much hype surrounds the rise of Africa. Boosters proclaim an "African century" and talk of "the China of tomorrow" or "a new India". Sceptics retort that Africa has seen false dawns before. They fear that foreign investors will exploit locals and that the continent will be "not lifted but looted".

Over the next two weeks we'll be debating the question: "How real is the rise of Africa?" Proposing is Wolfgang Fengler, the lead economist in the Nairobi office of the World Bank, its largest on the continent. Opposing is Rick Rowden, a development consultant who has worked as an adviser for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva and as a senior policy analyst for ActionAid, an NGO.

During their debate they are likely to touch on the role that industry will play in Africa over the coming years, how population growth is going to affect development and what part new international partners like China, India and Brazil may be expected to take. The debate will focus on the future as much as on the present. That Africa has changed in the last decade is hard to dispute, but how durable is this change?

Employment and equality are likely to be the indicators that count most. For change in Africa to become permanent, many more residents would have to earn a decent income and wealth could no longer creamed off by elites to the extent that it is now. To find out how likely that is, let's turn to our experts....










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African Experts Discuss the Region's Top Issues in 2013
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As 2012 draws to a close, African and global policymakers look to 2013 with optimism and hope. Anne Kamau talks to experts from five leading think tanks in Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria and Uganda, asking them what they see as the major challenges facing their respective countries in the year ahead and how those issues will likely affect relations with the United States and the welfare of their citizens.
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paradoxically i have nore idols inafrica than any other contient but less direct contacts - how about you rsvp

Idols i have contact with
taddy blecher the person inteconnecting mandela parthers and replication of free universities out of south africa

ingrid munro - withouth whose organsaition The Eonomist would havent had the good bews mas 2012 story of kibera slum the most entrepreneurial place on earth

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There is no reason why africa's peoples shouldnt be as healthily and wealthily productive as any other content - but much depends on ; empowering youth see eg ; on searching out the highest trust and most productive leaders on the continent of every industry that can shape the 21st C sustainably

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  •  ethiopia how 50000 jobs created from roses;
  •  nigeria how the first flying doctor service in west africa has been built by a 25 year old lady 

 - do you have a an african job creation idol - nominate at crowdmap or tell me - networker of Norman Macrae Foundation project to connect 100 leaders of 2010s being youth's most productive decade



Melanie and everyone interested in linking accra in as major good news hub of africanidol

 - I am passionate about quickly studying the case study of CEIBs in Africa - chinese business schools have a different learning model and Accra has become their experimental centre for this- try listening to the podast at

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do you have a contact in accra who would be interested in doing some intreviews with cibs- I want to publish something in journal of new economics and have budget of $2000

if this can be a way of seeing if CEIBs will partner your april summit then all the better

chris macrae skype/instant chat chrismacraedc tel wash dc 1 301 881 1655


extracts of e-dialogue: Africa Local Summit, Ghana... (localizing health, economy, +) Re: dear dr alexandria and melanie Friday, 23 December, 2011 1:19

From: Melanie St James

Dear Dr. Graham,

Please pardon my delayed response and THANK YOU for your visionary work promoting local health solutions and openness to get involved in our efforts.

While I am deeply fascinated and in deep solidarity with you on your mission promoting African medicine, to capture our immediate opportunity to create change via the African Local Summit in Ghana, to be held April 1-4, 2012 - Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), it is my pleasure to introduce my esteemed colleague and Chair / local instigator of this timely initiative, Kofi Kankam. (

Perhaps after Christmas weekend, or after the new year, we can all meet on skype?  We would be honored to share what we have planned so far and have the benefit of your vision and wisdom as we continue. My skype contact name is: melaniestjames 

Warmest wishes for a happy holiday season,

Melanie St.James

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

From Skoll

Up For Debate

Q: What Does it Mean to be an Entrepreneur in Africa?

The future of Africa and the next generation of entrepreneurs are among the many global issues being addressed this year at the World Economic Forum, to be held January 23-27. In advance of the convening and to aid the discussion ahead, the Skoll World Forum partnered with the Financial Times' This is Africa magazine and designed a debate at the strategic intersection of Africa and entrepreneurship. We asked some of the continent's leading entrepreneurs and innovators to highlight some of the key lessons they learned working across and for Africa.

Subsistence Must not be Confused with Entrepreneurship

Lanre Akinola

Editor of This Is Africa, Financial Times Ltd.

For Africa, Entrepreneurship is the Way

Taddy Blecher

Community Individual Development Association and Maharishi Institute, CEO


Article Highlights:

  • Several economies in Africa are growing at an extraordinary rate.
  • There is a rising entrepreneurial spirit on the continent, in the wake of greater political stability and reduced war.
  • In South Africa, new mobile technology strategies are being used to educate the youth and to promote entrepreneurship.

Something extraordinary is happening in Africa. In the wake of enhanced political stability and reduced war in many countries, it is clear that a vibrant spirit of entrepreneurship is kicking in with vigor. Between 2001 and 2010, six of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies were in Africa and the International Monetary Fund predicted that between 2011 and 2015, African countries will hold 7 of the top 10 spots. Many people think this growth is fueled purely by a commodity boom – shipping raw materials to the east and elsewhere. Interestingly enough, this accounts for only one third of the growth; the rest can be put down to genuine value creation, fueled by the spirit of entrepreneurship very much alive on the continent. Many also argue that its easy to cite high growth figures off a low base. Nevertheless, the growth levels being seen were certainly out of the ranges of prediction of many social and economic commentators even a decade ago.

However, all is not rosy on African soil. Several of the world’s poorest countries exist on the continent, and hundreds of millions of people ache under the yoke of poverty every day. If one considers the plethora of issues to solve: poverty and malnutrition, health crises, corruption, crime levels in certain countries, and so on, one can throw up one’s hands. At the same time, African populations are growing rapidly. It is expected that by 2040, the total African population will be the largest in the world, surpassing both China and India, further exacerbating these problems. Jobs are not keeping pace with population growth rates and issues of unemployment acutely affect the growing ‘youth bulge’ across the continent, which has implications for political stability across the continent, as has recently been witnessed by many of the northern Arab States.

The real solution for Africa is being driven every day by African people themselves – human creativity and hard work, the spirit of entrepreneurship and the creation of small businesses in their millions – leading to job creation, enhanced socio-economic stability, and the consequent benefits of greater purchasing power, which buys quality education and healthcare. In this way, millions have come from poverty into the middle class. Further, with the growing consumer classes, population growth rates–if harnessed correctly–will prove to be a major demographic dividend.

Harnessing this dividend requires the development of two key drivers simultaneously: the demand side and the supply side. The demand side requires nurturing the fire to build a thriving business sector, that is in turn hungry for talent. Stimulating the supply side requires the stocking of a quality skills base that can provide this talent to meet the growing demand for goods and services. For this particular article, I will focus on the demand side.

It is essential to recognize that the backbone of every African economy is in fact small business, usually organizations with less than 50 employees. They are not large domestic businesses, multi-nationals, or ‘overstaffed’ governments. In South Africa, in the formal sector alone, nearly 70% of all people employed in the country are employed full-time in small businesses. If the informal sector is added, this would take the figure to 85%-90% of all employment. In other words, small businesses are the backbone of the economy and the employer of millions. Therefore, it is in the removal of obstacles facing these small businesses, and in the creation of an enabling environment, that in fact the future of unemployment will be determined.

Creating this conducive environment for business is where government needs to step in, or ‘step out’ when it comes to the removal of red tape, and to the creation of a conducive policies. It is also essential to create a social compact for Government and Business to work together.

South Africa provides a unique example of how such a platform for engagement has been created where social partners can engage on issues of mutual concern. This forum is known as the Human Resource Development Council for South Africa, and is led by the Deputy President of the country. It consists of senior decision makers from all sectors of society. The Council is focused on resolving the problems facing education and skills development in the country, and has identified the fact that youth unemployment levels, particularly amongst black African youth, at over 50% are unacceptably high. As a result, amongst other interventions, it has agreed that urgent action must be taken to strengthen entrepreneurial activity in the country to build the ‘demand side’. The Council has appointed a Technical Task Team to develop a set of recommendations in this regard, which I am fortunate to chair.

“Many people think the economic growth in Africa is fuelled purely by a commodity boom – this accounts for only one third of the growth; the rest can be put down to genuine value creation, fuelled by the spirit of entrepreneurship very much alive on the continent.”

Our team is currently investigating a variety of ways to strengthen small business, including the delivery of entrepreneurship curriculum in schools, Further Education and Training Colleges and Universities, as well as interventions to support the small business sector directly.

I will dwell on one innovative approach, which through a collaboration of partners we have enlisted, has begun implementation with excellent results to date: a ‘National Virtual Incubator’ (‘NVI’). The NVI is a national intervention being built as a genuine public-private partnership.

We have identified that the best way to reach and support the millions of small businesses across the country is through mobile technology and the mass media. In South Africa there are more than 60 million mobile phones amongst the 52 million population, and across Africa there are now well over 600-million mobile phone users. Our National Virtual Incubator is focused on providing most of the support services that our country’s physical business incubators provide, but directly to the entrepreneur’s pocket. Currently, 33 physical business incubators have in total supported only a few thousand businesses over the past decade, whereas the ‘NVI’ we believe will be able to support millions of small businesses. By using mobile technology to provide services such as access to free business education and training, support for any business to build its own free website, access to finance and financial advice, online coaching and mentoring, free master-classes, and a host of other support tools under development, small businesses–wherever they are–can access quality services in real time. We are developing partnerships with a growing number of public and private sector organizations like Google, Vodacom, Internet Solutions, Pearson’s Books, Regenesys, University of Cape Town, and others in order to facilitate the development and delivery of these world-class services.

The strategy is starting to pay off: already nearly 50,000 small businesses have created free websites using the ‘wozaonline’ tool created by Google, which is having a measurable impact on their revenues and employment levels. Additionally, over 100,000 people accessed the Regenesys Business School website during the first 3 weeks when we opened access to all the learning materials for free (textbooks, videos, manuals, notes) for an accredited and registered MBA, Bachelors Degree in Business, and other degrees. We are hopeful that we will assist at least 1 million small businesses to employ at least one million youth across the country over the next five years. The National Virtual Incubator, amongst many other solutions being developed, will help stimulate the already growing entrepreneurial levels in the country, and we hope to share our learning’s across the continent.

Ultimately, it will not be through government, foreign aid or bi-lateral agreements that a nation gets on its feet, but as we say in Zulu – vuk u’zenzele – get up and do it for yourself. Africa has the resources, the land, the people, and hence the possibility to get it right. Entrepreneurship, along with the pre-requisite education and skills levels needed, is going to be the glue that holds it all together.

9:29 am edt 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Many of MIT's most exciting student entrepreneurs networkinto Africa including the following

For More of Norman Macrae Foundation's favorite picks at MT see
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ed Board of The new harvest

Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project
Project Director and Lead Author
Calestous Juma, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University,
Cambridge, USA
International Advisory Panel and Contributing Authors
John Adeoti, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research,
Ibadan, Nigeria
Aggrey Ambali, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency,
Tshwane, South Africa
N’Dri Assié-Lumumba, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
Zhangliang Chen, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region,
Nanning, People’s Republic of China
Mateja Dermastia, Anteja ECG, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Anil Gupta, Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable
Technologies and Institutions, and Indian Institute of Management,
Ahmedabad, India
Daniel Kammen, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Margaret Kilo, African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia
Hiroyuki Kubota, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Tokyo
Francis Mangeni, Common Market for Eastern and Southern
Africa, Lusaka, Zambia
Magdy Madkour, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Venkatesh Narayanamurti, School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences, Harvard University, USA
Robert Paarlberg, Wellesley College and Harvard University, USA
Maria Jose Sampaio, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation,
Brasilia, Brazil
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Policy Analysis Network, Tshwane, South Africa
Greet Smets, Biotechnology and Regulatory Specialist, Essen, Belgium
Botlhale Tema, African Creative Connections, Johannesburg,
South Africa
Jeff Waage, London International Development Centre, London
Judi Wakhungu, African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi,
Project Coordinator
Greg Durham, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University,
Cambridge, USA
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Friday, December 24, 2010

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 In an internet report dated July 16, 2009 submitted by Danielle Dumm, he said: “Armed with hand-held POS (Point of Service) devices, Jamii Bora’s staff can connect clients to services at branch locations and in the field. Each member of Jamii Bora is issued an identity card embedded with a biometric reading of their fingerprint. To deposit or withdraw funds, Jamii Bora staff simply swipe the biometric card on the POS, open the member’s account and record the transaction. To confirm and authorize the transaction, the Jamii Bora member must press their thumb to the POS machine and a receipt is printed for the member’s records. All POS transactions are logged by a central server and reconciliation takes place at the close of each and every business day.

This system is more high-tech than that of many commercial banks around the world, and yet, it is brilliantly simple and perfectly suited to the needs of Jamii Bora and its members. There is no need to remember pin numbers or be fully literate. The POS model also allows for real-time transaction processing and overall cost-savings, both of which are pivotal to the organization achieving financial sustainability and growth.

FT London

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hi Nii - looks like an interesting event ;  am particularly interested in celebrating kenya's jamii bora and lesley's hub connections thru africa- lets have a coffee in dc in new year if you have time

also wonder how londoners can mobilise blair's promise to african century
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How about starting series of in DC ..   to energise optimistic connecting people as knowledge-action  workers who want to be collaboration entrepreneurs (a species my dad  diarised over 40 years at The Economist.   Back in 1984 as first journalists of the internet, dad and I mapped how exciting 2010s can be as worldentrepreneur networks double focused knowledge-sharing annually around life-shaping goals


I am a system researcher and designer which means I am not a practice expert in any of the most vital human goals (whose determination by 2020 can make 2010s netgens "most exciting decade"  Yunus 2050 person bookclub ) Here are a few ideas (and people) in case some of these are a best first focus for a coffee debate (love to start with what you want to do, but these are new year action contexts my mind is mapping and which $300000 of social business loans from my father's  estate has started to structure with some advice fro muhammad yunus and microcreditsummit and social business summit leaders and


0 Leadership Quests : eg by writing cheeky letters round DC to whomever I hear to have new funds (eg shareout of G20's half billion fund) to social (busieness ) entrpreneurs :  ask to partner in sharing open knowledge with deep practice networks my friends or I have inspected on the ground 


1 Are you an Editorial Guides to African Century

I would like to see a sub-editorial board  "African Century" of the new journal of social business (more in footnote) my dad's estate has started with a social busiess loan under the expert stewardship of muhammad yunus 3 partners in scotland - 2 univesrities and the centre for development scotland a charity that a 30 year long frind and compatriot of dr yunus started about 15 years ago. My last full year in Lodon was 2005 where I was delegated to atend the main make poverty history meetings and the African commission report was one of the main suposed contexts. I discovered to my chagrin that this was a movement dominated by top-down NGOs and that they were part of the problem. Ever since I have been trying to invest in bottom-up connections and open spaces. For example I made loans to 24 weeks of open space in london summer 2007 where I thought africa networks would linkin. Instead I learnt from Lesley Williams that grassroots African networks wanted to make a fresh start and would not trust people like me directly. Net-Net:  the 2 people who are already invited to form the African Century sub-board are Lesley Williams and Ingrid Munro. I suggest they might also choose someone from

  •  - mainly a malawi-leading microcredit funded as a SB out of london but with links into MIT, and which has sent delegates both to my dad's life remebrance partsy at The Economist and yunus 69th borthdyday wishes dialogue.
  • The montfort plan - a trilogy of books of a Georgetown-Spaniard whose serach began with 100 interview of microfinance economists on ideas to move part of the world bank's headquarters to sub-saharan africa.

If 1 interests you its mainly a case of checking that what you want to connect with african century has enough win-wins with Lesley and more widely her connections with other hub leaders of which the two I know are: wordlwide founder Jonathan and DC mobiliser Alex



A pattern i want to explore is what the net generation can learn from the first 40 years of the grassroots economics nation of Bangladesh - see consider bangladesh attached; and what African world in particular can learn from Kenya. To advance this pattern I wish to invest in publication of a Consider Kenya leaflet similar to the consider Bangaldesh one ; and then twin leaflets between any other african country and kenya. Ultimately I will try to get out of teh way of such a publication series (so that it is led out of africa with eg Leseyian values) but I do want to hit certain magic moments when these consider african century elaflets can be viralised


2A when yunus testifies to us congress as genius economist - something (as announced in consider bangladesh) that will happen in 2011 peobaly late spring ; 2b microcreditsummmit nov 2011 with queen sofia continuing her africa and s.hemisphere focus on knowledge-doubling annually (dare britain join in summer 2012 as swansong to our dear queen of commonwealth.. )


2B its my belief that the best thing out of usa for the world : when post-presidency obama turns worldwide presidential summit of entrepreneurship to something much more grassrooted than the clinton global initiative; demonstrate kenya as a grassroots partners laboratory to everything hi-tech partners can mobilise the same way yunus is forming sustainability world trades with bangladesh-  I am interested in connecting below the radar any networks that might empower obama towards such a future; and see the publishing genre of Consider African nations racing to join in African Century as a catalytic mecahnism integrated by the-hub and sub-networks and emerging partners in peoples tv  

 Nearly Done : I am old enough to remember the marketing profession when the prime duty of te marketer was to throw up several concepts that entrepreneurs could test small and see which one many different constituencies grabbed at the same time as a multi-win way of progressing the biggest goals we could dream of realising with all tye urgency that individual lifetime missions can focus




PS two spaces where I multiply more collaboration entrepreneur projects  are :   (eg how can we start connecting what monica yunus artist peace corps  with partnerships out of africa)

x certificate web emerging as new year present from dad's entrepreneurial revolution:

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