Thursday, December 28, 2017

  1. Global2.0 Big Bangs Green Girls Livelihoods Education Tech leaps Belt Road Mapping: Innovation Borders Sustainability =Collaboration Communities
  2. linkedin UNwomens : co-launch World Records Jobs Creators & reach 1984's 40 year goal changing education- co-blog from all corners of the globe

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

at www.economistamerica.com we describe how belt road mapping should be a game teachers and youth play everywhere the sustainability generation develops- africa has particularly exciting education solutions to add to belt road leadership summits -

in recommending that teachers include one of 11 geographical contexts in the way they start to map - we specifically add in all countries that share the med sea alongside the other 10 contexts which provide every country with what might historically be called its geographical region- the most vital refugee learning summit ever hosted will be in ny sept 2018 WISE@UNGA- we welcome ideas from african concerned with refugee's future livelihoods - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

as a diaspora scot i am desperate to maximise partnerships between china and anywhere that speaks english - still the knowledge and coding age's most useful second language

one of the people in Britain most trusted in china is a south African who used to advise mandela but has done great work out of oxford for 15 years ...his name ian goldin

the person who has always most inspired me in south africa among personal contacts is taddy blecher founded the free university there whose partnership names include mandela extranet, maharishi institute and is also the place where branson curriculum were born as were some of google africas coding curricula - taddy has long been one of main alumni networks that is celebrated by skolls annual world championships at oxford - i wonder if he also knows goldin or some of the same rhodes scholars there that i know

free universities are the  new laureate of wise- wise @ accra will celebrate them as well as ghana's new president being pro-youth, and trusted at top of un - co-chair of un eminent advisors and close confident of sheikha moza wise summits

its critical to map the relationships between hubs and free universities; i was always hoping that would happen between taddy and all the people who most inspired us in kenya; ihub ushahidi; mpesa whose designedr nick hughes now works in fintech partnership with mit legatum and so brac www.bkash.com; jamii bora; education commision summit hosted in kenya; joywo womens banking ,ove,emnt of kenyas second lady; nanocredit; the 2 extraordinary schooling entrepreneurs aufrey cheng li coding school and bridges international  shannon may who is a superhero at wise beijing as originally she was a vilage school teacher in china

on his first visit to africa jack ma was sent by part of the un to celebrate kapame entrepreneurs in rwanda also partners in health (farmer and ex kim ) main base in africa and kenya; parts of the un concerned with goal 11 sustainable communities claim to have regrouped youth movements - see ford foundation summit in new york last may- kenya was always a major un branch of unhabitat and strong green female leadership with the late nobel wangaari maathai

south africa hosts the main brcs and new development banking summit in september - questions on the future of african leadership likely hold bank fast whoosh forward with china; previously in 2015 jinping won over many african leaders at summit 2015 in joburg - one said thanks to the gods for sending us this friend; china has published clear specifications of what sorts of projects it believes it can most help africa win-win with sustainability goals of youth of all nations; it has updated these as learning from belt road increases not just on infrastructure but on ecommerce, on education and youth exchanges across belt road junctions

when china hosted brics summit sept 2018  it invited 2 extra african guests - president of egypt (who is already partnering in aiib new development projects concerned with designing the new gov capital) and the president of guinea who is also chair of african leaders association

2018 could be a very big year for china-africa relationships-
china's port connections with world trade is djibouti;
its helped build the freight rail from addis to djibouti and ethiopia seems to be a country willing to rebuild its infrastructure in ways china maps; china has also helped invest in the kenya railway from nairobi to the port of mombassa

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Ghana won the main wise 2017 laureate - patrick awuah ashesi university

Ghana president was one of the keynoters - he is also on the un eminent adisers panel
wise announced a wise@accra in may 2018
and a wise at UN general assembly with un head gutteres in spet 2018 with focus on refugee learning
i met my friend sir fazle abed at wise and will be going over to brac in bangladesh to understand his views on the un wise summit as well as how everything camn come together around the bangladesh-myanmar refugee crisis and girls empowerment networks

friends and I are forming a support network in new york to try and maximise the wise multipluers all across new york students and educators for change
we will meet every month- we will check with wise and un how we can help
we will catalogue all leading education entrepreneurs who are based in new york
we aim to provide free agency to any education network we love but which doesnt have represntation in new york

please tell me if we can multiply any good news
we will probably make our main studnt union base at columbia university as thats where our chiense networkers most easily connect

I cant remember i you met marta at wise madrid- shes our main connector with spain
we will be sorting out who in beijing wants to be the main connector of wise in beijing

all best chris

Friday, November 10, 2017


News posted in Africa, November 10th 2018
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
10th – 12th April 2019
The debate around Africa’s development has been driven most prominently from outside the continent, preserving a de facto colonial status, while ignoring the complexity of its context. With development economics being more recently influenced by the World Bank and other multilateral institutions, corresponding policy recommendations have been imposed on African countries through conditionality for loans, grants and foreign direct investments. Concerns around these countries’ sustained specialization in commodities, uneven trade relations with the rest of the world, sustainability of its touted growth, premature de-industrialization and alarming rate of migration, have also prompted strong recommendations from the international community. But these recommendations have taken a simple approach to development such as the promotion of regional trade integration and liberal democracy, presumed to correct the uneven development that obtains both within the continent and with other regions. However, such conversations ignore discussions around historical sources of technological change, issues of distribution and ownership structures of wealth, financialization, labour and wages, imperfect competition with multinationals and monopolization by large scale corporations, among others. For this reason, development approaches for Africa are deemed deficient in their potential to deliver needed progress, prompting calls for re-thinking the continent’s development agenda.
This Call for Papers is aimed at re-visiting the debate on Africa’s development by drawing on alternative theories of growth including history of African economic thought. We invite submissions from young scholars using pluralist approaches, particularly with context-specific considerations of analysing economic development in Africa. Papers should aim to broaden the conversation on the causes of Africa’s lingering underdevelopment, radically challenge the existing development paradigm for Africa, provide innovative approaches to achieving its development while providing bold recommendations for policy. Submissions can be made to the Africa, Economic Development or History of Economic Thought working groups, under the following broad themes:
-Alternative theories of economic development
-Industrialization and structural transformation
-Inequality and income distribution
-Monetary policy, financial development and infrastructure financing
-Institutions and the role of multilateral organisations
-History of (African) economic thought and implications for Africa’s development
-Agrarian change and gender in Africa
Selected papers will be considered for publication in a Special Issue. A collection of papers that unravel the history of African economic thought will also be invited to contribute to another Special Issue which kick-starts a project that aims to show the contribution of Africans to economic thought. Papers that provide innovative development ideas for the African policy space will be given preference. The conference will host a publishing workshop for the Special Issue and to help young African academics develop their research for publication.
Key Dates
15th December 2018 – Deadline for 500 words abstract submission
30th December 2018 – Confirmation of acceptance
20th January 2019 – Conference registration deadline
28th February 2019 - Full paper submission of 8,000 words for those who would like to be considered for the proposed Special Issues. Also, funding
preference will be given to participants who submit full papers by the deadline.
Collaborators include YSI Africa, Economic Development, History of Economic Thought Working Groups, University of Ibadan Economics and History Departments and Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, and the Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research (NISER).
About YSI
YSI is a subsidiary of the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET), set up with the objective of fostering conversations among young scholars in economics and related fields. With over 9000 members globally, it serves as a home for a new generation of thinkers – an open environment for thought and inquiry. Our programs provide mentorship and resources to further the understanding of the economy.
The Africa Working Group of YSI aims to create a vibrant platform for advancing the discussion for research focused on Africa. In line with New Economic Thinking, we aim to join the debate on the development of Africa using a pluralist approach, within the broader context of its history and social context. This is achieved through discussion groups, seminar presentations, conferences and academic publications, engaging other YSI working groups and research bodies in order to achieve a robust conversation around the continent’s development.
Organised by: Richard Itaman, Jerome Lange, Omiunu Ojinga, Oluwafemi Awopega & Karmen Naidoo
Contact emails: Africa: africa@youngscholarsinitiative.org, Economic Development: development@youngscholarsinitiative.org, History of Economic Thought: het@youngscholarsinitiative.org.
Read At YSD

Thursday, March 9, 2017

in new york wed afternoon and thursday next week
do any of these questions interest you -if so who should we try to meet if you are in town?

q1 whether brooklyn maximises youth in development, african dispora, womens networks now that 1776 has come to town

q1a whether baltimore model around king and friends is the most collaborative for any supercity space that african american entrepreneurs want to conscious maximise networks through 

q2 can we linkin tech geniuses and engineering schools - kiehls friend jose has a world class fab lab in ny; we still havent worked out action connections with mit, columbia uni , nyu

q2a do black americans want to be one of lead exchange groups of 1000 students travelling every 4 months to college in china that daniel works for

q2b while the education commission headquartered in new york has spent most time since september on uganda and malawi - its not been connecting positive tech groups - i know who is in new york at World Possible 

i learnt on tuesday that the commission is spending a whole week in kenya early may - that will probably be the last time to impact what EC consequences on africa are -since so many people are piling into the ec to try and add to the financial gravy train - too few are exploring education change- this is being done by wise instead - fortunately wise is compiling ever better maps of who can help future of jobs education in africa even as education commission seems to be spiralling the wrong way

the commission hasnt linked in the worldwide movement on peer to peer adolescent health even after any years of research at lancet and presentation at youth in development by george patton- its disconnecting all the girls clubs brac had helped found across africa; 

frankly there are so many places around the world other than africa where i understand who I am working with that unless african diaspora sort out what they want to do with tech in education in africa very soon - i see no point banging my head against washington's false models of aid in africa when at least the east has smart ones  

its also failing to be of any interest to jack ma or the leading edge issues that g20 youth networkers aim to innovate across latin cultures in 2018 and india's coding culture sin 2019- india and africa have the same sort of crosis in yterms of only tech china change schools fast enough- the world bank knowledge fest that prita and steve and i attended 2 weeks ago mainly got the wrong end of the stick on this - a serious problem as the world bank is currently writing up its first ever report on education as being core toi development

amy and you never presented plan back in spite of so many multipliers that had been conne cetd through world bank youth in development crowdfunding, challenge presented  by 30 national leaders admitting half of youth will be unemployable unless we open space change around youth, connections with african youth empowerment summkit lout of liberia were not made or at least not reported back in any way that could have informed hubs in us cities that i pass through

this is the most critical time of year if we are to brief hundreds of student unions on liberty they could be connecting when they come back for year of 2017-2018 - 

stephanie if you are not in ny next week is there anyone in dc or baltimore king and I should be talking to whom you see as advancing same values as you want

thank you chris macrae  240 316 8157
please consider populating george soros new economics space 

Friday, March 3, 2017

018 best

south africa -post zuma youth rising? BRICS September Ghana -wise summits