Wednesday, December 21, 2016


-regarding 2017-2021 as most exciting years of #learinggeneration

ET2016.1 regarding economist article of ethiopia's massive dam
Ethiopia could well be Africa's benchmark country in progressing many of the most sustainable opportunities round Africa - i wish there was a transparent medium to learn from opportunities and risks involved -any suggestions how to do this with maximum transparency for all concerned http://economistafrica.com

ET2016.2 Regarding the pan-africa middle east elearning satellite yeazmi owned by Ethiopian American Noah Samara- just signed contract with intel wordl possible to curate content fro 300000 kenyan rural schoolchildren and teachers
is this the most massive opportunity to search out missing curricula yet seen - please tell us if you know of education content and distribution being redesigned for more than 300000 chuldren at smae time
-see also german relatuonships between elearning afriuca summit and germany g20

ET2016.3 regarding addis-djibouti railway- this makes great sense in reviewing china one belt on road policy as gateway to investing in trade with africa
-is there a country in africa that chna has more exciting sustainable investments with?

ET2016.4 what would happen if the whole of a nation's aid to africa was blockchained- would that be the fastest race of helping african communities linking to sustainability goals

ET2016.5 ICOG regarding collaboration between Ethiopia's most collaborative youth (pro-female) tech hubs and other countries (help us list eg Kenya IHUB, DC 1776, Silicon Valley 500 Startups

chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk washingt dc 240 316 8157

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

jobs1.jpg jobs2.jpg jobs3.jpgcurriculum of tao and taobao
alumni of KIM 
curriculum of tao - can you help amy's editorial peers? 
congratulations on your and intel contract to curate content for 300000 kenyan catholic children- I
am wondering how to rebrief the people in vatican university whom i first discussed yazmi with 2 years ago; now that jim  kim has been reconfirmed for another 5 years at the world bank, he needs to keep youth positive until trump gets that america cant be great without its youth trusting they can be great

would it be the right time for you to present to the youth leaders of this if i can fix such?
here is end of year note- this network has reformed since young african world bank summit 2 summers ago-
at the time i knew the chair of both the young africa and the original africa-wide network inside the world bank?   chris macrae economistafrica.com  Economistchina.net thanks china - from 3.5 billion sustainability students 

Forever Young! 
Investment in Africa is growing as the years go by. Recently Microsoft founder Bill Gates pledged to donate $5 billion towards African Development over the next 5 years. Gates who for long has been an ally for Africans is continuing the friendship into the future. The handsome donation will go towards investing in the youth throughout the continent. With such a young vibrant population, the world must take notice to a mobilized diaspora. 

Addis Ideas is doing its part in the mobilization. With our platform, we will provide members of the diaspora with an open forum to create, innovate, and cultivate their ideas. 

For more information on Addis Ideas, visit our website: addisideas.org.
To create a profile on the Addis Ideas app: app.addisideas.org.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

gordon brown has assembled revolutionary leaders of education starting with jack ma, jim kim, ...
south africa seems to be represented by graca machel- is she likely to mention your work in the free university's million jobs map and mandela extranet or  will she stay focused on gender issues?

We are trying to ensure the conversation sustains way beyond  one UN presentation
-all ideas on how to do this most welcome

WE have some opportunity to brief gordon browns chief of staff in new york and my friends in glasgow have some opportunities to get to gordon and so on around the world wherever we are linked in by global youth platforms, coders, hubs hackathons etc

all the best chris macrae
taddy while writing are you aware of or already connecting with
1 Africa's other UN education commissioners: Co-covenors : Malawi’s Peter Mutharika, Commissioners Aliko Dangote (Nigeria), Amel Karboul (Tunisia), Jakaya Kikwete (tanzania), Strive Masiyowa Zimbabwe telecom billionnaire, Ngozi Oko0nzo-Iweala (Nigeria), Theo Sowa (African Women Development), 

2 Al Hathaway Black Youth's greatest education revolutionary in usa out of baltimore

https://twitter.com/AYEESummit African youth's greatest summit of 2016 out of liberia -chinese youth partner amy's friend yuxuan

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Aliko Dangote
Founder, President, and CEO, Dangote Group

Aliko Dangote is the founder, president, and CEO executive of Dangote Group. Founded over 30 years ago, the group’s interests include the production and distribution of cement, sugar, flour, and oil, as well as the development of real estate. Dangote set up the Dangote Foundation in 1993 as a vehicle to drive his corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, and endowed it with $1.35 billion in March 2014. In June 2015, Dangote himself donated $1 million to Nepal to provide relief to the victims of Nepal’s earthquakes and $153 million to boost Nigeria’s fight against Ebola in 2014. He has been named Forbes Africa's Person of the Year (2014), TIME 100’s Most Influential People in the World (2014), and Forbes' Most Powerful Man in Africa (2013). He is a member of the World Economic Forum, the Honorary International Investor Council, the McKinsey Advisory Council, and the Clinton Global Initiative. In 2013, Dangote was appointed to the steering committee of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative. In addition, he collaborates with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fight polio.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

yuxuan -pls confirm is this the liberia all africa youth summit you are concerned with - and if so are the dates 25-29 november 2016 definite 

this week in dhaka we learmt that liberiing youth africa summit is one of the 2 biggest "jobs" of the year of amy and motsofa good friend yuxuan from tsingua whose shared experience with amy in dc starts from creative children summit networks whose key chiense elder is billy at stanford

by some kind of accident i have attended at least 3 major young africa diaspora lauch summits hosted by world bank africans

i would suggest 2 things
the next event in the young african series frances, amy and i attend so i can try and hand over any connections i have previously made

at the last event i attended there was an all africa youth portal launch addis ideas - please see this google on otes on how this emerging

liberia is a key country of brac and of george soros who funds brac work there and who nominate sir fazle as his 20th open society laureate in a ceremony hosted out of the george soros owned university in budapest- this october soros university host a youth summit on grassroots economics

so how can we all help each other on these flows?


From: WBG-IMF Young African Society <wbgimfyoungafricansociety@worldbank.org>
To: chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk 
Sent: Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 11:07
Subject: THANK YOU for Attending our Africa Innovate DC Series (April 2016)



Dear YAS Community,

We would like to extend a BIG thank you to you all for attending and making our April 2016 Professional Networking Happy Hour a success! This event was very well attended. We noticed not only your enthusiasm and energy in networking with other similar minded individuals, but also the attendance and contribution of Africa-loving individuals from around the world who support the continent and its diaspora. 

We hope to see all and more of you and your friends/acquaintances at our next Africa Innovate DC Series and happy hour events this May. Please do keep an eye out and RSVP as soon as you receive our communications on this, to reserve a seat. Also:

- Click the blue box above to sign up to become a member of the YAS Community and stay abreast with upcoming events at: https://goo.gl/forms/YietswTA3r
- Please follow the Young Africans For Development Facebook Page for more info and to stay connected (https://www.facebook.com/YAfricans4dev/)
- "You just might be the next Bill Gates in the making..." And the next featured business in the Africa Innovate DC Series could be yours! Send us information about your idea at wbgimfyoungafricansociety@worldbank.org or include your idea on the signup page mentioned above.

Stay tuned for more details...
YAS Organizing Committee