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BarCamp Africa by Mind Map: BarCamp Africa
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BarCamp Africa

Brain Drain?

20% of post sec educated africans work off continent

25% of african trained doctors are in one country

DFID training new nurses - UK recruiting nurses

Third wave of democratization


African Governance


grass roots significanca

Rwanda - Democracy > 50% women

"I am really impressed to hear people talking about my country."

Entrep and the state

We most strengthen the African states as entities that can themselves support entrep

at the end of the day, states talk to states.

Democracy requires a middle state

dangerous tendancy to bias towards entrep and away for community ownership

Private enterprise model helps to build the middle class.

Can locally sourced entreps build/support a middle class that can support a coherent, relevant state

Gov must creates the rules for entrep

What does it mean to "address governance" in Africa

Nation building?


It is a mistake to get in chicken and egg discussions: good governance:middle class

Governance as "laws": common or civil

Democracy must be indigenously created


What does it mean to "understand the culture"

Is making money, building economies substantively different in Africa?

Is there a physics to markets that are agnostics

what is the intesection btwn politics and markets



Philanthropy / Investment

philanthropy's role is to absorb risk inherent in an emerging market to make room for investors to earn a return.

Is social investment inherently philanthropic

how can social investment catalyze scale

how do we engage those that care little about France or Senegal, Mexico or Ghana. How do we create scale


William Hooker

Obama has been campaigning his whole life


"stick around"

Much of education is free

what is there to do when you are done?

inject resources without any fear of distorting a marketplace

African Universities

Deep historical legacies

70 and 80's rough



funding business centers

broadband ict and dev

ICT for d

Open Source

women's empowerment strategies

raising data - BPO sustainable dev

online mobile marketting in africa

building model cities

potential of the Internet in Nigeria

for profit npo collab

The most powerful weapon

kofi - africa focused products

tech for secondary eduj

ptanko inc - micro grid power gen

ICT for indigenous peoples

new economic systems

IP in Africa

empowering Africans

empower the diaspora

mentorring in african countries

2010 world cup


Africa in the Media