by steve wright
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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
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
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
Obama has been campaigning his whole life
Much of education is free
what is there to do when you are done?
inject resources without any fear of distorting a marketplace
Deep historical legacies
70 and 80's rough
funding business centers
broadband ict and dev
ICT for d
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
empower the diaspora
mentorring in african countries
2010 world cup
Africa in the Media