Tuesday, December 31, 2013

USADBC.org summer 2014 -african diaspora's and maryland legislatuires (eg Bcorp) ideas on helping jim kim's millennialsl transform value chains
50 years after his first social networking through colleges in the deep south, Atlanta's 2.1 role in future history of western culture charges Dr Muhammad Yunus with both the trust and the delight to re-empower youth with "I have a dream". The movement's opportunity is occasioned by youth entrepreneur networking gravitated around a summit uniting Nobel Laureates,  youth's open worldwide networks and the Southern colleges that first made Dr Y a professor in the late 1960s when USA's practical civil rights were in their infancy. Civil Society isn't just a tag phrase to twitter out of Georgia. Come shake hands with the amazingly graceful lawyer of Rosa Parks to see how locally grounded love of global village trust-flows needs to be if sustaining a borderless planet is our net generation's united race, and capitalism's whole truth direction.
Good NEWS? Represented across hemispheres by OsloDhakaAtlantaCape Town - The Twin Capitals movement of Youth Jobs summits can spin more valuable exchanges for youth to enjoy than 20th century Olympics and World Cups. But the critical microeconomics and civil society question remains: is your capital interactively banking on being a leader or a laggard of 7 billion peoples' freedoms? 
US African Millennials NOW
by Chris Macrae,
Family Foundation Norman Macrae The Economist's pro-youth economist; fan of women4empowerment.org
Last year US congress celebrated voting for the 21st Century gold rush proposed by Dr Muhammad Yunus - investing in women and youth who develop the freedom and happiness of sustainable livelihoods and peaceful trade starting with those with least resources. The review below searches out some of the best news this century that African millennials are primed to co-create and mobilize if we invest in their goodwill. And relates this to the unique proposition made to Dr Yunus during recent Martin Luther King anniversary celebrations: Atlanta wishes to be his favorite pro-youth Collaboration Entrepreneur Lab.
NOW : dare we go beyond the first wave of millennium goals that were grand but did not consciously invest in youth's freedom out of every community?  
Converging the 15th year of the Nobel Peace summit engagement with millennials coming of age is the bottom-up way ahead. Top-down are the invitations to millennials being made by the Korean alliance of Jim KIm and Ban Ki-Moon: with the mediation work being done 24/7 by the young professional associates at the World Bank and mobilized around the UN Global Partnership with Youth (GPY2015). Around this compass, let us map where African (& American) Millennials are turning the dream of ending poverty into reality of an united human race?
Bravo Kenya:
K1: In 1999 Jamii Bora starts up a worldwide revolution - the first microbank to put all transaction records on mobile thus bringing down costs of serving end-slum networkers- what microcredit designs were previously thought possible only in village mothers networks (eg Bangladesh). we now see how gangs of youth can be heroes of urban regeneration. In Africa's huge extended family settings, orphans demand family health insurance  integrated before  trusting microfinance- so Jamii Nora led the way with one of most economical group health insurance ever made by partnering missionary hospitals.
K2 Kenya's firsts in banking-for-the-bottom-billion progress through JB to mpesa/safari (cashless banking apart from last mile) to kiva zip, to nanocredit inventor Julian Kyula- winner of 2013's IBM Entrepreneur of the Year award; NY patient capital funds like Acumen have also been inspired out of Kenya. 2013's report on mobile money for the unbanked reveals: there are now 60 million cashless banking accounts, with majority in sub-saharan Africa.
K3 Ingrid Munro founded Jami Bora (JB) in her retirement after a professional life serving UN Habitat and a personal devotion to serving orphans.  So at the Kaputei branch of Jamii Bora (JB) just outside Nairobi's beltway, it was natural to demonstrate how to empower youth to build their own ecovillages. With a little knowledge multiplying help from Ingrid's friend the late great Nobel Wangari Maathai.
K4 The Economist's 2012 Xmas issue asks: Is the Kibera slum the most entrepreneurial social lab on the planet?  Three years earlier in the run-up to Spain's global microcreditsummit, Queen Sofia demands testing of the JB model in over 60 southern nations faced with the challenge of slums. In the same year, JP Morgan NY headquarters stages JB's founder Ingrid Munro as trainer on sustainable billanthropy let alone pro-youth banking!
K5 Years before Kenya's youth star is born, the social business pop group TheGreenChildren can be found celebrating with Ingrid; the joyful cluetrain rolls on in New York with Monica Yunus' singforhope and the UN's fashion4development offering celebrities unprecedented reach to grassroots movements including those tha US-Africa and US-Muslim millennials value most. Seattle's 2014 film festival premiers the movie of Ann Dunham's contributions as an unacknowledged giant : pioneering microcredit in Indonesia and helping found womensworldbanking

K6 Kenya's youth ihubs design ushahidi software ("twitter plus GPS") - so that in Kenya, youth action networking ranges from helping to end riots caused by politics of elders to open sourcing solutions with youth wizards around worldwide exchanges of collaboration entrepreneurial revolution. As The Economist foresaw in 1984: the net generation can be defined as that which searches for 10 times more economic value in collaboration between peoples than competition over things
K7 The Bridges primary schooling system (goal to serve 10 million poorest children by 2023) becomes one of the fastest growing, effective and economical on the planet

E1 Beaming knowledge to everyone: 
Ethiopia's launch of Africa's first satellite was led by Noah Samara whose dream was to free life critical info (eg how to prevent spread of aids). He is now focusing on elearning. Also last time we checked in with $100 laptop/tablet friends at MIT's Media Lab, Addis Ababa was becoming its African epicentre.
E2 Ethiopian's coop farmer structure provides one of the 2 loci (farmers & spiritually/consciously linked customer communities) that whole truth value chains are composed round. They need to take back (as the French would say "entrepreneur") most of the 90% of costs caused by middlemen. For how, see DC's Inauguration of the US Africa Diaspora summit June 2014
A1 The continental satellite tv broadcaster africa24tv aims to search out good news of industry leaders trying to develop sector self-sufficiency by and for africans;
A2/K8 Africa24tv's co-founder was inspired by Mo Ibrahim - the first mobile telecoms billionnaire to sell out of telecoms (cellnet anchored around Kenya) and devote his family's future fortunes to prizing bottom-up leadership
A3/K9 MIT team linkin with Mpesa's tech wizard NIck Hughes so that cashless banking can come to Bangladesh bkash.com. BRAC's world leadership of banking with values gives it the authority to hunt out massive partnership entries into Africa and across girl effect networks - like Mastercard Foundation in Uganda , and Gates Foundation in Tanzania.
A4 Partners in Health worldwide intervention in developing a drug for HIV taught Jim Kim why and how to rework Porter's Value Chain maps from top-down to bottom-up. Without Africa's urgent need the World Bank wouldn't be emerging today as leader of pro-youth economics
A5 Enjoy the web hosting of the UN's Global Partnership with Youth GPY2015 is staged by the ITU led by African IT activist Dr Hamadoun Toure
A6 Monitor Yunus partnership with the African Development Bank as an incubation network of young social business entrepreneurs is launched starting out of Tunisia and Uganda
SA1  Back in 1999, 
South Africa's own entrepreneurial revolution took a leap forward with  the foundation of free universities for job creating entrepreneurs thanks to Porter's former value chain accountant Taddy Blecher. Watch out for free university partnerships  starting with E-cubed
SAE1 Blecher partners with Maharishi -curriculum of Empowerment
SAE2 Blecher partners with Branson - curriculum of Entrepreneurship and Bteam and Mandela Elders reconciliation methods. This good news celebration came about after Branson's TV reality Apprenticeship discovered Sara Blakely as its Social winner. She not only linked Branson in with Blecher but has become Atlanta's youngest billionnaire through her own womens enterprise Spanks
SAE3 Blecher partners with google  -whose curriculum of E-includes offering free web site to South African small enterprises that host youth apprenticeships
YEEES: with the approval of the South African government Youth Entrepreneur curricula are now being extended to 14 million school children with the goal of creating one million jobs by 2020
SA2 Cape Town Oct 2014 hosts the Youth Nobel Laureate summit -a best for the world chance for African Millennials to train up to social action networking  Mandela's legacy
SA3 Cape Town youth also motivated George Soros' 1978 transformation into a philanthropist. Structurally his last 35 years of investments have focused on open society and ineteconomics.org - rethinking economics from the ground up. Practically it was Soros who provided Yunus the funding that started Grameen Phone- ensuring the pro-poor focus of Bangladesh's first mobile telecoms network.
SA4 Rewind the world to 1906 and it was South Africa that turned the mindset of Mahatma Gandhi from that of a Bar of London barrister to
"The inventor of a completely new and humane means for the liberation war of an oppressed country, and practised it with greatest energy and devotion. The moral influence he had on the consciously thinking human being of the entire civilized world will probably be much more lasting than it seems in our time with its overestimation of brutal violent forces. Because lasting will only be the work of such statesmen who wake up and strengthen the moral power of their people through their example and educational works." Alfred Einstein.
The whole concept of Satyagraha (Satya is truth which equals love, and agraha is force; Satyagraha, therefore, means truth force or love force) was profoundly significant to me. As I delved deeper into the philosophy of Gandhi, my skepticism concerning the power of love gradually diminished, and I came to see for the first time its potency in the area of social reform. ... It was in this Gandhian emphasis on love and nonviolence that I discovered the method for social reform that I had been seeking. Martin Luther King
ROA1 Rest of Africa- space doesn't permit me to begin to do justice to this wondrous youth continent but if ever there were to be an election for premier under 25 changemaker, I would vote for Ola Orekunrin whose star-spangled livelihood to date has navigated British and Japanese medical schooling to found Nigeria's Flying Doctors, and caused the founder of MIT's entrepreneurial curriculum at Sloan Management School to leap out of his chair with glee.
BOOKMARK TOUR OF AFRICAN MILLENNIALS NOW - item to add rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk  AfricanIdol.tv
K1 jamiiborabank.co.ke ; K2 search mpesa , search nanocredit julian kyula , zip.kiva.org ,  acumen.org   gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/state-of-the-industry-2013 ; K3 greenbeltmovement.org  ; K4 search economist.com for boomtown slum,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqCrZLFeBHY ;  K5 TheGreenChildren.com , Fashion4Development.com , SingforHope.org  http://vigilante-vnm.com/  womensworldbanking.org , cluetrain.com ;  K6 ihub.co.ke  , ushahidi.com  trilliondollaraudit.org ; K7 bridgesinternationalacademies.com
E1 Yazmi.com  E2 usadbc.org   blessedcoffee.us
A1 Africa24tv.com  ;  A2 moibrahimfoundation.org  ;   A3    gabv.org   brac.net/content/where-we-work-africa  A4 search #2030now and "world bank live millennials"  pih.org  A5 un.org/partnerships crowdsourcing.itu.int  A6 search Yunus & African Development Bank
ROA1 flyingdoctorsnigeria.com , search entrepreneurial impact role mit
SA1 search blecher maharishi,  search branson bteam africa  SA2 nobelforpeace-summits.org , theelders.org;   SA4 search gandhi einstein , search gandhi satyagraha 1906 , cmseducation.org/

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Thursday, December 5, 2013

in memory of nelson mandela-
curriculum: mandela - where do you click first rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
this sampler from unesco mondial
© UNESCO/Dominique Roger /
Nelson Mandela, at UNESCO, on 3 February 1992.

Racism, Apartheid, South Africa