Friday, December 10, 2021

back in 2010 may of these african hubs and entrepreneur collabs seemed interesting - many have now gone but we love to hear from the survivots


we will also try and issue a new year list for 2022- if you can help over next 2 weeks please say -eg how's jack ma collab africa going? with unctad's former hear returning to kenya from geneva's what's cokking; with the opening plenary at cop26 starring a young lade determined to be millennials wangaari maathai - which other african countries have millennial maathais and how does thhis connect with ban ki-moon report o afruca climate adaptation? which teach for networks in africa do you celebrate most

AFM00 Samara and AfricaStar and Yazmi

AFM10 IHUB/Ushahidi
AFM11 MIT Media Lab Africa
AFM12 MIT D-lab and Abdul Latif with Toyota
AFM121 Polak last mile multinationals africa –eg green energy and clean water distrib
AFM13 Ibrahim Foundation
AFM14 Africa24tv
TB1 Free University and Jobs Schools
TB11 Open Learning Campus Africa
AFM15 Young Africa Society –world bank ypa milennials’ goals 2.1
AFM2 Jamii Bora –end slums youth banking and partner labs
TB20 Primary financial literacy curriculum – eg Afaatoun out of Orphanages
AFM21 Bridges primary schools
TB21 Love of self- empowerment curriculum – eg Maharishi (TB1)
TB22 Coding curricula from primary up
AFM31 Kiva Africa
AFM32 Acumen
AFM33 BRAC African Girl Jobs-creating banking
AFM34 Eagri-Africa
AFM35 African health millennials www –and PIH Rwanda, Free Nursing College Africa
AFM36 Mara Foundation
AFM5 Nanocredit
AFM6 USADBC - diaspora association benchmarking african food security value chains
AFM61 –diaspora multi-country celebrations eg AfricaTip (AgeTip)
AFM612 Makerfaireafrica
BOM1 berners lee
BOM2 mit every students an entrepreneur
BOM21 MIT100k
BOM3 mit media lab -open source wizard entrepreneurs and new commons
BOM30 Negroponte $100 Laptop
BOM31 Joi Ito
BOM32 reclaim our learning
BOM4 MIT open education movement
BOM5 Legatum
BO51 Legatum millennials and fans
BOM52 networks of cashless banking technolgists
BOM53 innovations journal
BOM6 partners in health/brigham womens hospital
BOM61 value chain networks club inspired by pih and world bank millenials
BOM62 ypchronic
BOM64 Haiti training hospital - connector of neraly free nursing college
BOSF1 Kiva and puddle
BOSF2 Khan Academy
BOSF3 Coursera segment interested in Open Learning Campus

6 years ago needs to be a long time in world of development but we quite like this 2008 format marketplace of ideas- have you seen updates?

JB 1  -africanidol.tv

help worldwide youth  networks action learn how curriculum of Jamii Bora's founder Ingrid Munro makes one of top 10 networks for womens livelihoods


key question of our life and times-can online education end youth unemployment for ever ? yes but only if you help map how!

googlegroup bestMICRO

Friday, November 26, 2021

Monday, November 8, 2021




Join Hogan Lovells & the Great Green Wall Frontline team on a music-driven journey across Africa’s Great Green Wall. Followed by a panel discussion on how you can become involved in this wildly ambitious movement, featuring Malian musician and climate activist, Inna Modja
The Great Green Wall is an African-led movement with an epic ambition to grow an 8,000km natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa. The Wall promises to be a compelling solution to the many urgent threats not only facing the African Continent, but the global community as a whole – notably climate change, drought, famine, conflict and migration.

More than anywhere else on Earth, the Sahel – one of the poorest places on the plant – is on the frontline of climate change and millions of locals are already facing its devastating impact. Persistent droughts, lack of food, conflicts over dwindling natural resources, and mass migration
to Europe are just some of the many consequences. Yet, communities from Senegal in the West to Djibouti in the East are fighting back.

By 2030, the Great Green Wall aims to restore 100 million hectares of currently degraded land, sequester 250 million tonnes of carbon and create 10 million jobs in rural areas. The Wall will significantly contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Following the film screening (produced by MAKE Waves) there will be a panel discussion on the opportunities to engage and invest in the ambitious project chaired by:

• Andrew Skipper, Partner and Head of the Africa Practice, Hogan Lovells and Co-Chair of UK government’s Africa Investors Group, with
• Inna Modja, Singer and Artist
• Anne-Marie Verstaeten, UK Country Head BNP Paribas; and
• H.E. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko,, AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture (TBC)
• Kemo Fatty, Head of Community Engagement, Civic & Founder, Green Up Gambia

Guest speakers will draw out themes in the film and invite the audience and wider society to collaborate on the next stage of the venture, illustrating their practical contribution to this burgeoning frontline movement. In particular, the panel will explore the critical role of local
grassroots communities and the needs for the global investment community to support to realise the project by 2030.

This is a journey of hope, hardship and perseverance across the world’s most audacious climate initiative and one you do not want to miss.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

 ban-ki moon has focused on climate adaptability since un end 2015 - massive africa climate report here - anyone got comments

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

top 3 of jack ma pan africa entrepreneur competition 2021

our ref 5,5  green smart village solutions xgreen

africaheroes web https://africabusinessheroes.org/en/the-prize/finalists/detail/1

BrightGreen Renewable Energy produces life-saving fuel bricks that reduce the cost of cooking for underserved communities across Africa and save forests. The company is led by Chebet Lesan who has a background in Leadership from The University of Cambridge, Product Design from The University of Nairobi, Supply Chain Management from Rutgers School of Business and a Business-Design Fellowship from Massachusetts Institute of Technology D-lab



3.6 5.4

MDaaS Global builds and operates modern, tech-enabled diagnostic centers in clinically-underserved communities starting in Nigeria to provide a world-class patient experience at highly-affordable prices. The company is led by Oluwasoga Oni, an MIT-trained system engineer.

3rd  https://africabusinessheroes.org/en/the-prize/finalists/detail/3

1.2 Moneymart is a Zimbawean based microfinance institution that offers tailor-made business loans to MSMEs and individuals who live off the power grid to access quality solar-lighting-kits. The company is co-led by Ethel Mupambwa, who has nine years of experience in finance and is a Level 2 Chartered Financial Analyst Candidate.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

cataloguing how diaspora can help all of africa

version 8.2021

 8.2021.1 back all true partners of mastercard foundation billion dollar matched fund to make africa vaccine self-sufficient in production and last mile distribution 

confession i am upset that biden says usa spent a trillion dollars on training afghanistan army and next to nothing training women... so forgive me if the next para isnt as african as it needs to be- in this highly connected world i see superpowering over separate nation strategies as extremely dangerous for africa but maybe i just dont get how tech is being used for humans - for some hope see un #aiforgood

8.2021.2 whilst i certainly don't believe womens only role is community health building, i havent seen nations leap from least developed to normal life expectancy without women leading last mile health care services - always interested in ths debate- historians may know it goes bac to 1200 if not earlier- at that time italy's st francis declared his favorite male followers spread ecological solutions wherevers they networked roman empires relationships and women spread communal health- he named the clares network as word leader in this; francis arranged meeting with all muslim nations italy connected with and at that time franciscans and muslims agreed on these values; if we cant return to this idea wherever two or more cultures interct, is there any chance of youth being the sdg generation

8.2021.3 by mid september we'll will know if one of the largest farmers coops on the continent - ethiopia coffee has worked out a virtual channel model that any african countries lead export crop can apply so that farmers get a living wage = ask for updates and check out whether bcorp movements unite in showing business models that do good for all peoples - follow eg references to blessed coffee

8.2021.4 eyes on zambia's new president seldom has an african country been led by a chartered accountant- if ever we need to unite  continent around sustainability accounting , now's the timr

8.2021.5 the united nations celebrated its 75th birthday with a catalogue of fintech models by and for the peoples- one example zimbabwe piloting a stockmarket for community and medium enterprises; how do all like minded entrepreneurs apply stock markets for thriving communities instead of those that hollow out communities(nb how wall street reaches new highs at same time as covi19 does- somethings not humanly right)

8.2021.6 glasgow has entered its 11th year of adam smith scholars journal on world class social business networks; before and after ecop26 in november- how do we unite scotts under 30s with african under 30s as first sustainability generation- if you sustain an africa youth movement or superstars mental health write me chris.mactae@yahoo.co.uk and i will match you with the appropriate people at adamsmith.app

8.2021.7 back at the turn of the millennium one of the happiest movements i ever seen in my life started mapping new universities which share their alumni and missing lessons on sustainability actions - africa has been a leadr in this though lead nations have zig zagged- we believe ghana's ashesi is currently hosting collaboration debates among candidate new universities on the contint and across continents

8.2021.8 - a decade ago every american social entrepreneur and usaid and jpmorgan were celebrating kenya as having pioneered slum youth microbanking in bog cities- today the movements ownership by youth's end-slu netwokers has disappeared- can new models financing youth to build forward africa post-covid be found? if not where does the continent doubling its population from about 1 billion to 2 billion -every continent may have a different most urgent question of the u's sustainability decade -are we correct in mapping this as africa's most urgent need for systems and infrastructure changes; if so which other continents or sub-continents have both the money and love to map this - eg will the uae play a leading #aiforgood role

8.2021.9 tech is changing so fast that empowerinf its apps by and for the peoples is part of our last best chance lets hope the un stands for that even if this means yellow carding nations whp dont empoer girls and boys- whats the role of every nations superstars in this - can we learn from japans tremendous courage and openness tokyo 2020 - next japan stage africa ticad; next world stage kyoto expo as relay with uae expo starting oct 2021 for 6 months

8.2021.10 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/africas-wicked-healthcare-problems-how-fix-them-ola-brown/

this african lady -she grew up in uk and trained in japan - has the most inspiring solutions for healthcare in africa i have come across https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bold-vision-african-healthcare-2021-ola-brown/ does anyone know how to reach out to her- i heard her speak once at mit in an event compered by iqbal quadir and part funded by reeta roy of mastercard foundation who has arranged billion dollar fund for africans to do their own vaccination ;

Friday, July 30, 2021

help list bracs largest partners in africa

under construction -until 2 years ago to map what brac as wrds largest partnerships of ngos was helping africa do  - we suggested go to brac international- look for each african country's biggest partner and specific purpose
so masrercard foundation was developing teenage girls apprentice clubs in uganda

soros was sponsoring various nations coming backfrom genocide on most basic needs eg last mile health liberia/sierra leone- without 11 years of continual support fighting ebola in tgese xcountries would have been even more costly in lives and finances
tanzania was where gates foubdation wasleading projecxts in africa can join the green revoltion and smal farmer financing

since then at least 3 things have multiplied
fighting covid- mastercard foubdation has funded a billion dollar collab across africa to maximise vaccine self-sufficiency
about 50 countries are starting to test ulra poor methos abed first demonstrated in bangladesh
and others are partnering brac/lego/yidan earch childhood schools- this from yidan in tanzania

We’re helping BRAC open new Early Childhood Education centers in Tanzania

Children from some of Dodoma and Dar Es Salaam’s most marginalized communities will have a space to learn and grow—while parents, caregivers, and teachers will get training in play-based learning.

In a piece in IPP media, BRAC Maendeleo Tanzania’s acting country director Susan Bipa explains how children thrive through play—the 'universal language of childhood'.

Learn more about the new centers

help update our notes on world's largest coalition-economy for women of the sdg generation

 eg in uganda, mastercard case

The MasterCard Foundation and BRAC Launch $46.7 Million Scholars Program for 5,000 Secondary Students in Uganda

BRAC joins The MasterCard Foundation’s 10-year global Scholars Program to develop next-generation African leaders
Kampala, Uganda – BRAC, a global development organization founded in Bangladesh in 1972, has partnered with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to launch a national-level scholarship program in Uganda, providing academically promising students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds with access to a quality education. Over an eight year period, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at BRAC will enable 5,000 talented students to complete secondary school and transition into higher education. The program also provides students with leadership development, work skills, social and emotional competencies, and experience in community service.
Selected scholars will emerge as the face of changing Uganda – a new generation of mentors, role models, policy makers, entrepreneurs, civil servants and NGO leaders who can combine their intellectual acumen with empathy and humility to build the country’s future.
Uganda is the world’s youngest country, with a median age of 14. For Uganda’s “youth bulge,” the need for access to a quality education is clear. Even with government efforts at providing universal secondary education, students still pay fees to cover the cost of attendance and educational expenses. This obstacle is even more acute for students from poor households. Geographic location and gender further limit access to education, as students from rural areas receive fewer years of education, as do girls compared to boys.
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder and chairperson of BRAC, was on hand at a launch event in Kampala on May 3. “One reason for my optimism about Uganda is the energy and enterprise of the country’s young people, one of the greatest assets any society can have. Government, civil society and the private sector need to harness this energy by engaging directly with young leaders.”
“Enabling young students in Uganda to complete their secondary education enhances their personal and economic empowerment, and capacity to become active leaders of change in their communities,” says Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation. “We are thrilled that BRAC is joining us to advance access to education of Ugandans who will contribute to equitable economic growth and positive social impact.”
The programme will reach both O-Level scholars who will enter Senior One (S1) and receive support for six years (3,400 scholars), and the A-Level scholars who will enter at Senior Five (S5) and receive support for two years (1,600 scholars) in 77 districts. The programme also aims to ensure 60% of the scholars are girls.
With a total investment of approximately $46.7 million over eight years from The MasterCard Foundation, BRAC Uganda has already evaluated the first round of applications received in November 2012. The Scholars were selected through a robust multistage screening process involving stakeholders at the community and national levels. After reviewing 14,000 applicants through multiple stages of screening, 613 Scholars from 49 districts have received support in the first quarter of 2013.
BRAC entered Uganda in 2006 and has become the country’s largest NGO, with 200 offices and nearly 2,500 employees, in large part due to the continued partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. BRAC has established working relationships with the Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports, and with schools, teachers, and communities to create a strong network of collaboration.
As a partner in The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, BRAC joins a global network of education institutions and non-profit organizations who share a commitment to serving disadvantaged youth. Partners in the program will develop best practices to educate and mentor economically disadvantaged young people and transition them to the workforce.


BRAC, a development organization founded in Bangladesh in 1972, is a global leader in creating opportunities at scale as a means to end poverty. With more than 100,000 employees, it is the world’s largest non-governmental organization, touching the lives of an estimated 126 million in 11 countries using a wide array of antipoverty tools such as microfinance, education, healthcare, legal rights training and more. BRAC USA is a US affiliate created in 2007 to advance and support BRAC’s global mission.


The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program provides academically talented yet financially disadvantaged young people, particularly from Africa, with access to quality and relevant secondary and university education. Students selected for the Program receive a holistic set of financial, social, and academic supports throughout their education and during their post-graduate transitions. The Program consists of a global network of education institutions and non-profit organizations, who together believe that education is a catalyst for social and economic betterment. The Program aims to educate 15,000 young people, and enable them to contribute to the economic growth and social of development in their countries of origin.


The MasterCard Foundation is an independent, global organization based in Toronto, Canada, with more than $6 billion in assets.  Through collaboration with partner organizations in 49 countries, it is creating opportunities for all people to learn and prosper.  The Foundation’s programs promote financial inclusion and advance youth learning, mostly in Africa.  Established in 2006 through the generosity of MasterCard Worldwide when it became a public company, the Foundation is separate and independent from the company.  Its policies, operations, and funding decisions are determined by its own Foundation Board of Directors and President and CEO.  To learn more about the Foundation, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021


please scroll down to lower half of this mail if you are cocerned with the 5 most basic sustainability development goals and how educators map action networks across them

IF 2020s is human race's last chance then the world must urgent learn with africa both the geonomic continent of nations, and Africa/black as one of the 3 main ethnicities - in round numbers

If as the new us (biden) administration says - 2020s starting with glasgow cop26 questions on can human race go green (net zero) in time; can the infrastructures of the 4 industrial revolutions - machines for energy, media/coms, livelihoods, governance be open up transparently around a place architecture which sustains the under 30s as first sdg generation- what institutions eg the un or various zoomed economic and ecological and cultural forums can every human being trust? 

When mathematicians map nature's evolutionary laws she has no borders - see the virus; she integrates bottom-up diversity- einstein proved that man's science is always an approximation at the level measurements are being dynamically modelled - again ending covid will require all the human and machine intel we can bring because its working at more micro levels of mapping that humans have ever built organisational systems to deal with

population are about 60% Asian 13% african/black, 13% white (old world origin europe) -actually latin american needs to be analysed as its own 6% then quarter of the world's nations are small islands where there may be a mix of ethinicities and native people; analysis of native peoples being an even deeper truth to value.. 

monetary 35% Asian, 55% white, 5% African

natural resources ??? possibly 30%  is found on lands of each ethnicity but who owns them is a different question 

questions like these are huge- the degree of unlearning by people who turned globalisation to the limit of last best chance is possibly even greater than the action learning systems under 30s need


goal 5 100% livesmatter communities 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6; 4 livelihood edu for all 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 3 last mile health services 3.1 3,2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 last mile nutrition 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2,6 banking for all workers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 ...

over 14 years we visited bangladesh many times to understand how up to a billion asian women have since 1970 linked 30 networks together - 6 each for the deepest 5 sdgs- this doesn't in itself answer the next questions of how to go green and tech-and-human friendly out of every community; but if your media or teachers don't value these core networks through every community, everything may collapse just as the greatest buildings in the world ultimately depend on solid foundations

quite new and fast changing entrepreneurially is network 5.6 -zoom me up scottie:  asks which world leadership summits are sharing their actions and learnings not just on zoom but in ways that education systems change their curricula- their teachers as well as students knowledge- the most recent summit as of june 2021 is bloomberg friends gracefully hosted by qatar

3.3 curriculum vaccinate continents nations communities

network 3.3 - vaccinate continents accelerated exponentially with unicef and asian village mothers from 1977 when year of child was first surveyed around the world and through the 1980s- without this foundation  women's sdg solutions across asia would not have grown; one of the big questions is where in afriucan did community leaders connect whether this knowhow either with direct partners in asia or via unicef or its un connections -oissible world class experts alive today jim kim, larry brilliant, rsvp chris.mactae@yahoo.co.uk to nominate who you trust most

4.1 in terms of livelihood education, kenya leapt ahead at the start of the 200s with ihub, ushahidi, mpesa- this was enough to promote mobile tech wixard culture in kenya like nowhere else; will kenya's 2021 elections take ths to the next stage forward or back; in terms of last mile health services rwanda world class partnership with bston pih has reslted in the contients number 1 teaching hospital run/owned by and for africans concerned with community health for all ; kagame also chose to be the first full partner with jack ma when unctad in geneva was organising continent wide tours to see which nations wanted to send potential wizardsw to be trained at alibaba's head quartes; this was part of china's g20 peomise in 2016- at the youth level china has been heroic in bulding its tech wizard training promises - apprarently to the degree that both usa and eu became jealous- when we say china we mean the whole chinese diaspora which happen to be helping youth understand ai fr sdgs out of almost all hi-tech places eg geneva silicon valley hong kong singapore taiwan as well as through some amazinh hunicors founded by teenagers like vipkid and hujian; 

 4.2  informal primary - south africa given that gandhi spent nearly 20 years in south africa and started his experiments on how only education could change a country that needed to go post-colonial in south africa- we have to assume that some of mandela's education exemplars still exist in soyth africa; africans could question mary robinson who now chairs the elders as legacy network of mandela

4.3 across africa all world class ranking of secondary movements valuing youth as the sdg generation benchmark arounfd camfed; another mainly secondary schooling system is brdge intl; it has a fascinating history founded by a female harvard graduate whose first experience was being a chinese village's only tteacher; she then tapped harvard friends to design a low cost schooling system where less than 5% of staff come up with the teaching materials; the 95% act as in-scholl coaches with content distribution through appropriately designed virtual modes- this tok off in kenya and in extending to other nations there has been a battle between teachers education unions who dont like the new role bridges offers between kids and teachers- not in afrca yet but do have a look at facebook funded along - chan the wife of facebook founder may yet turn out to be one of education revolutions top 10 architects and she is a brilliantly qualified medicine woman too

as soon as a child is literate her greatest opporunity is to experientially/vocationally practice her passion and competence; in some cultures we let sports people do this- though the market for sports is one whe winners takes all; those who have helped coack coding wizards say coding is no dufferent than sports it takes practice practice practice as soon as you are literate and numerate- kenya has an exemplary coding school for girls - moringa - where else in africa are coding superstars treasured

 4.4 south africa also sratred in 190s the first recognisable new university designed for millennial students first and staff second - search blecher, cida, maharishi- as far as we understand after building abourt 10000 alumni and new curricula - entrepreneurship with brancon, coding with google africa, financial literacy with a poral of partners- and attempting to find a satllite channel to help 7th grade teachers up design similar missing curiculum -the university shuttered; reports of what happened eg zuma in south africa after mandela are something that deep local intel is needed on - one possible ray of light is africa's largest corporation has emerged through the accident of investing in 10% of tencent- whether it will become a regional centre of gravity in every way educated afrcan youth can sustain the world is an open question; as far as we know the mantle for linking in all new universities out of africa has been inherted by ghana's ashesi also the 6 th global education layreate in qatar's hall of fame


4.6 around 1999 mts steve jobs asked sir fazle abed why havent banglasdesh women nation buldes shared their knowhow globally; abed first reply was we wereso busy trning the world's poorest populous nation in 1971 into something a little more hopeful to be born into; but you are right - if there are eg african nations who want to partner, we must share what we know- have a look at brac international - note who is each country's main global partner- er uganda girls are especially fortunate that reeta roy mastercard foundation chose to start suporting africa with teen womens livelihoods networks from uganda- she has just arranged for a billion dollars invested in vaccinate pan-africa

below we review some of the most exciting education partnerships we have heard of across the african continent but we need your help in improving this tour guide

Monday, June 21, 2021

 kagame at bloomberg say rwanda to be one of africa's 3 vaccine production hub with senegal and s.africa

Thursday, May 20, 2021

 picks from worldrecordjobs.com

rwanda kwagame - great job attracting africa hq pih; hosted some of the better youth entrepreneur competitions (contrast with bad experience at world bank)

kenya whomever put mpesa together out of kenya - probably some combination of ihb founders ibrahim nick hughes inspired the world; how this got subsequently financed is unclear - nothing is accebtable to us in kemya until of unless results/microcreditsummit/queen sofia/hilary clinton/swedish churches explain their lack of care for ingrid munro's jamii bora ;whether kitaumi can change whatever the political games are at top of kenya is unclear to us

sad too is south africa- what ever happemed to mandela or the mandela nearly free education intranet which attreacted partners like branson google africa oprah winfree, mandela elders, taddy blecher, maharishi

wonderful are the long term uni of uni partnerships around ashesi/awuah

there are long run great partnerships of brac in afroca; brac does not usually go into a new country leading with its brand unless a world calsss foundation has permissions - see brac and gates in tanzania; brac and masrecard foundation in uganda; in other countries the way to access eg www.abedmooc.com is demand world bank adapts a knowhow coalition such as brac's ultra graduation or brqcs early childhood

Tuesday, May 18, 2021



Do you believe that citizens play “a critical role in advocating and helping to make public institutions more transparent, accountable and effective, and contributing innovative solutions to complex development challenges.”

Are you looking for guidance and concrete examples on how youth are successfully engaging in Africa?

Join our panel discussion for a conversation about ways Africa’s young people can demand good governance practices and transparency in the fight against COVID-19 (coronavirus). You will have the opportunity to hear from experts and youth leaders, ask questions, and be inspired by the stories they will share.

  • Organized by World Bank teams in Sub-Saharan Africa, this will be an opportunity to have a seat at the table when challenges affecting youth are being discussed, and to hear from experts and youth leaders, ask questions, and be inspired by the stories they will share.

    To empower others, some youth leaders will share successful experiences of youth-driven organizations in the establishment of  transparency and accountability mechanisms. This roundtable will call on Africa’s youth to engage as citizens in the context of COVID-19 response management. A medical doctor will also be present to deliver key messages around vaccines and conspiracy theories.

    The event will be moderated by two youth leaders:

    • Dimpho Lekgeu, Blog4Dev winner, Community manager at Youth Lab, South Africa
    • Mountaga Keita, Founder & CEO of Tulip Industries, République de Guinée

    This event is part of the regional events leading up to the World Bank Youth Summit 2021 to be held June 9-10, 2021, under the theme “Resilient Recovery for People and Planet.”  

    “The economic hardship, loss of life, and global human suffering seen at an unprecedented level as a result of  COVID-19  has highlighted the deficiencies in our society and ignited a call to action that is practical, inclusive, and sustainable.”​

    About the series

    With the support of the World Bank, the Youth Transforming Africa Network and the Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) are partnering to organize monthly roundtables on development topics. Their purpose is to allow dialogue among Africa’s youth, and prepare some youth-grown solutions to influence policymaking in Africa. For this specific event, the team is working closely with the World Bank Group Youth 2 Youth community, who is in charge of organizing the Youth summit.

    #WBGYouthSummit #GoodGov #CitizenEngagement