the first human beings probably evolved out of africa around ethiopia 160000-200000 year ago -welcome to our roots and most of our genetics !! one woman with enough daughters mitochondria

FOCAC :: 6th in 2015; news; 7th in beijing in 2018 -chinese notes on africa rsvp linkedin UNwomens - whats on next on africa's diary that needs to be logged at

Africa in beijing latest apl zimbabwe 1 2; mar senegal namimbia us hub china-africa

Discuss next 100 bn $ of African Infrastucture Investment... 018 rising//Outlook//Continuing Entrepreneurial Revolution Curriculum of The Economist's Norman Macrae 10 sept 1923 to 11 June 2010

breaking 2018 -help accra stage africa's and the world's greatest jobs creating education summit

#theeconomist #BR9 congratulatuon's africa's nobel ;peace winner Dr Denis Mukwege, a gynaecologist from the Democratic Republic of Congo - so much so many could learn from your solutions network

Dr. Denis Mukwege is a surgeon, gynecologist and women’s rights activist. He founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu in 1999 as a clinic for gynaecological and obstetric care, and expected to be working on issues of maternal health. Since 1999, however, Dr. Mukwege and his staff have helped to care for more than 40,000 survivors of sexual violence, which has made him the world’s leading expert on ‘repairing’ the internal physical damage caused by (gang) rape

- special thanks to South Africa's Taddy Blecher for being first educator to celebrate Norman Macrae remembrance party ; special thanks to sir fazle abed for being the greatest educator to remember Norman and his wonderful microfranchise-0 adolesecent girls jobs clubs across BRAC in Africa;

special thanks to 4 chinese female graduates for updating Norman's belief that the sustainability of all global youth will depend on china's education leadership , Kissinger 30 year celebration of the 150 person network of Chinese Americans who love both countries futures of youth and QuarterBillionGirls can share their story of what the human race needs to celebrate now. Africa undp reports

Monday, June 30, 2014

june 2014 log starting with largest dc diapora

ethiopia is dc's largest diaspora

diaapora can check end to end value chain redesign in ways that elite development intsitutes in dc cant


update june 10 2015 sees first annual african diaspora exchange hosted at world bank- follows last years launch of young african society see

here are some resources participants were recommended to know about

Business Planning and Development Tools

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. They provide: mentors, counseling, online and live workshops and business templates. 

Business in Development Network (BiDNetwork): The BiDNetwork engages thousands of entrepreneurs, experts and investors from all over the world to stimulate entrepreneurship and economic growth in emerging markets. The BiDNetwork website includes valuable resources, including sources of financing, investment guides, sample business plans, etc.

SME Toolkit (International Financial Corporation): The SME Toolkit offers software, business forms, training, and more to help small businesses in emerging markets grow and succeed. The website includes many online tools covering basic business skills and activities as well as sample business plans. 

Business Model Generation - The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management tool, which aids in developing and sketching out new or existing business models. It is a visual template pre-formatted with the nine blocks of a business model.
Grant Resources

Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) - is an open competition supporting breakthrough solutions to the world's most intractable development challenges—interventions that could change millions of lives at a fraction of the usual cost.

The AECF Africa provides grants and interest free loans to businesses who wish to implement innovative, commercially viable, high impact projects in Africa. Our aim is to encourage private sector companies to compete for investment support for their new and innovative business ideas. 
Graduate School Scholarship

Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program - Apply to obtain a fellowship to Stanford GSB Business School