Dear Alieu and friends
alieu your story is amazing - working on construction in qatar to fund education in your home country- frances wins beauty contests to fund schools in nigeria; rebecca funds washington dc's diaspora hub (where i met frances) with her sap consultancy in cameroon; patrick2 does something similar ; mattias comperes world bank youth jobs summits
i hope and believe that qatar is constructing a country whose leading economic sector after oil will be global youth jobs-led education; i hope qatar celebrates world citizens like you three as much as it does football stars- i hope sustainable qatar replicates sir fazle abeds www.bkash.com the largest cashless text mobile bank in the world where diaspora like you fund bangladesh so that girls can empower sustainable communities; late on last day of wise i bumped into sir fazle abed and he reminded me of my failure to date to find partners for his mooc of 30000 microfranchise solutions- there are at least 2 chinese technologists who could do that with a few clicks including arnold fu of hujiang who spoke at the provocation series but i havent found out which friend of sir fazle he trusts yet
BUT the bad news is I am a maths guy who has studied media all my life and I know
we (developed nations professional monopolies) have a big problem that needs sorting out over the 9 months road to wise@UN
- look at how Wall Street economists who rule the world describe countries leading industries - education is never included because its exponential consequences dont show up in 90 day transactions that defined who's rewarded by industrial age corporate leadership- and consequently most people who help save their communities with education never get valued- goal 17 is a terrifying folly - private public partnerships need triangularisation by youth not another 15 years of greenwashing by mad avenue and bad news cnn and bbc- both started bad news before anti-social media digitally played the same advertising lose-lose game www.worldclassbrands.tv
can wise@UN in september change that or if not why are old people like me asking youth to believe in being the sustainability generation- i dont know the answer but i will support any safe space to search with suggestions of people who may desperately want this for their and all our children
- javeed from new york and india and i enjoyed a most inspiring time at qatar/wise - as far as i ma concerned co-creating with wise alumni will be a search for the erst of my life -albeit i dont have resources to impact that other than extraordinary youth and in some case elders i have met
My advice to any young person is make as many chinese friends as possible and help catalogue win-win trades and educational ventures your country is making with china
i would add to that catalogue any joint projects with wise or those who see wise as a co-creative home
i would suggest that wise@accra invites bbc richard curtis and eminent adviser of un project everyone - he and his mate mark originated reality tv and so trump presidencies ; i can donate you africainidol.tv if africa wants to design reality tv to celebrate climates and cultures great heroes
for a very long time now my families friends (dad started entrepreneurial revolution debates from moon landing onwards) have tried to make the case that education is the 21st c economy - developing people is not the same objective that the industrial age was ruled round- sadly the industrial age based on the sensible starting point of what can we know with thousand time more power than that of horse or many became a less than zero sum game where big nations went to war over who could extract the most carbon- it was an age of very uneven development even inside geographic nations - i retell the story of how while one group were racing to the moon in 1969 up to half of peoples still had no access to electricity grids- sadly africa was often the biggest loser not only because it had been colonised but unlike parts of the east which after world war 2 started to develop their own national dreams in peaceful ways the cold war caused many african nations to sign up with one or other of usa and russia - and often national leaders were more concerned with dictating their own wealth than growing all the peoples
a lot of this may be obvious but it is why education and connecting with clusters of nations that want their youth to be the sustainability generation can be win-win games
ghana was voted 2 hugely important roles to play by wise:
1 with your education laureate and how the idea of a university for disadvantaged can read everywhere- this is something friends around me have been searching for 13 years now when i first heard of taddy blecher free university in s africa now called maharishi - whats extraordinary about taddys model is he has graduated over 15000 youth leaders since 1999 and has partnered with people like richard branson to design missing curricula such as youth entrepreneurs
what difficult for taddy is south africa doesnt have a leader like your wonderful new president who also guested at wise
with wise celebrating @accra in may 2018 all africans as well as chinese have chance to benchmark how the university for disadvantaged worked- on ali jazeera patrick said he already shared ideas with 10 university leaders - can you find out who those are
in september the biggest learning summit ever with co--hosts sheikha mosa and the un head guterres - can education save sustainability world - lets map which countries and cities say yes
frank tells me to add a one liner on whos who - thats quite tough - all errors are mine maybe people can write back if i have given the wrong headline or if they dont want to join in understanding the co-creative roads to ghana or to wise@UNGA
meanwhile in washingtin dc and new york i will try to make sure there are least monthly meetups connecting those who could want wise@Un to be the most successful leap forward to sustainability of youth ever- for those of you who dont know new york is led by 2 unsustainable sectors
what wise called pos truth media
so new york needs to be changed by education or lose its position as centre of uniting nations- i am determined to see which one of these two happens because crises i have collected a lot of data - not just climate - will be impossible to get back on track if we havent helped youth out of everywhere be on track by 2030- this is a big education problem - china's jack ma cals it for what it is - over half of youth will be unemployable unless we change education
ma is one of te 15 eminent people advising gutteres as is ghanas president as is sheikha masa- people dont have to agree with me but try to find win-wins - how can anyone not celebrate a university for the disadvanaged like patricks- isnt this far more valuable for all youth to celebrate than who wins the next world cup
beyan hosted one of african youths largest conferences hosted by youth - it was supported by an extraordainary chinese lady and wise alumni yuxuan chen - at the moment she is a rhodes scholar in oxford - not sure of her contact point- she went to tsinghua university in beijing - on my 8 trips to beijing i see there is no alumni network to belong to quite like tsingua - hopefully it will be fully connecting at future wise events
so while amy isnt related to yuxuan they both attended sir fazle abed 80th birtthday party with mostofa a bangldesh villager who has been arranging youth visits to sir fazle and muhammad yunus for about 12 years that I have know him- sir fazle was the first education laureate of wise and in my opinion the whole network of wise would not have been the same without that choice- sir fazle's family asked the two chens how could chinese and banglasdeshi girls most help each other as well as all sustainability educators/investors
audrey was celebrated at a world bank youth summit for have one of the most scaling modrls for africans to learn coding
i have know spencer for a decade - he has hoisted more diaspora events around new york than anyone else i have met; peter burgess use to help him ; much of peters life under 60 was spent in africa; hes been trying to make the world more transparent ever since out of new york a difficult place to sell real transparency audits; frank has hosted weekly meetups out of new york for a very long time- he had an arrangement where he could use extracts from www.ted.com to see who wanted to form action networks around each ted idea
all the best - does anyone know if there is a whatsapp wise group - hook me up 240 316 8157
teabu hosted summit out of dc region for african diaporae- he is ethiopian american te largest daispora in dc- apart from djibouti ethiopia is argubaly most pivottal to chinas belt road - i would love to see belt road taught as a geography of economies curiculum in which all youth voted for how fast belt roiad was sustainably connecting them
i met marta atwise@madrid - she arranges experential elarnng for the whole intgrenational school in barcelona and would be the person i would ask questions frst to regarding spain or latin parts of europe - these are particularly important when one reviews how many extreme end poverty mpodels depended on francican values - and as you may know pope francis is visitin myanmar/bangaldesh today- probably te region that most needs india and china to trust each other
mauruce is youth ambassadir for vatican university's annual celebration of communiteis that love empwering youth
On Monday, 27 November 2017, 14:03:32 GMT-5, Javeed Mirza <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Nov 27, 2017
I am glad to see your high energy bouncing in my hometown of New York.. I wish you all success and I will be with you guys once I am back in town after returning from India.
I met Alieu Fathi, a dynamic young man at WISE. He is from Gambia and did his associate degree in Computer science and worked as an IT assistant at the American International university in Gambia for 7 years. He started a social Entrepreurship organization callled Child Aid Foundation for Africa, and in that capacity has been helping tens of Children get free or subsidised education in Serakunda city, Gambia. He has travelled to many African countries representing the youth of his country. Currently he is working as a construction worker 12 hours a day in Qatar ( he came to make a little earning so he could send money to his foundation). He would prefer any day to go back and work on his foundation and also to pursue higher studies in Computer Science.
Please help him connect to the Chinese or other social Entreprenuers/ Philanthrophists who are interested in helping West African youth.
On Nov 20, 2017 21:26, "christopher macrae" <email@example.com> wrote:
dear beyan i wanted to make sure i hadnt left anyone out who may have synergies with your focus on youth out of liberia and across africa and across wise networks - to sustan http://yocel.org/ayeesu mmit.html must take alot of energy which you and your team should be very proud ofyour friends might want to have a look at this latest update on how jack ma wants to help african youth entrepreneurs - i dont have extra info on this application process but as i mentioned to you jack ma seems to have developed close relationshsip with rwanda (kagame has built quite a few youth entrepreneur hubs) and kenya- rwanda is also the african headquarters of partners in health - i dont know if any of your friends connect through themi believe audreys work in kenya is brillaint but i dont know how to help; a few years ago i strongly supoorted the jamii bora model of jobs creation of youth n kenya slums but its dear founder ingrid munro has been unwell and it seems most of her work has been taken over by ordinary banks; i dont kNow if sam daley harris reatinas any sugestions on where african youth should now mobilisewith the exception of mostofa the people cc'd do a lot more connecting with african dispora than i do - maybe you can help each other by durectly correspondingmostofa is in bangladesh - brac is my favorite of all development organsiations - if there is some reason you or frirnds may want to contact brac n liberia mostofa can probably see if headquarters suggest a best contactadditionally i imagine brac will be a pivotal connector as we get nerarer the wise at un summit in new york- if you have any friends who start getting involved with what goes on at that summit please tell me as that summit is something all my new york friends will be investigating connections withboth mostofa and i am very nterested in leadership universites so will be trying to see whom i can work with to connect with wise in accra in may; i have noticed that football for all is a big thing in ghana; we are trying to catlogue all community for all projects as a major studnet union activity - if you know of anyine interested in that please tell meif you hear from yuxuan on any interests she continues round you from her new position at oxford or once she catches us with news from wise please tell me- everyone i know wants to improve ways of helping bridge wise and china's development networkss because these seem to me much better on sustaonabilit goals than most things funded out of usa-as i probably mentioned before the big devlopment summit in oxford is hosted by skoll - i know that taddy blechre if the free university is south africa is for 10 yeras now one of their main african conncetors- it could be important to understand whether yuxuan is involving herself with skoll or notof course i welcome learning where i have missed a focal opportunity for youth to scale the bestamong your colleagues do you have one who is most expert in coding and other hi-tech ; i leave a friend in balimore jayfus doswell to coordunate that; he does have connections across african ihubs etc but one needs to attract him at a technical level to progress stuff with himi retain a friendship with the leader of the microcredit in malawi that i trust most - he usually needspretty specific help but if one of your networkers is most interested in malawiplease ask him/her to contact methe main diaspora hubs in te dc region which I live in are either run by ethiopians - tebabu will know of them or by cameroon friends- if you have a colleague who is closest to cameroon networks please introiduce them to mechris macraewashibgtin dc 240 316 8157tell me if you have any small notces that fit posting at www.chinawise.org----- Forwarded message -----From: News from Alibaba Group <firstname.lastname@example.org m>Sent: Monday, 20 November 2017, 12:01:15 GMT-5Subject: Entrepreneurs chart new course for African e-commerce with help from Jack Ma
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