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ute that focuses on creating graduates who can invent new things, who can build a new kind of society. It is excellent at skills matching - it teaches skills of critical importance to the continent. One third of people living in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to clean water, while two thirds do not have access to proper sanitation. And this is evidenced by its 100% employment rate 1 year after graduating. But it goes way beyond this to create citizens who can affect change in the continent, create new forms of socially driven business and commerce. Its students are motivated to support Africa’s development – its students want to be part of Africa’s future. They come from all over the continent – from Mali, Congo, Cameroon, Gabon, Niger, Togo and increasingly from France and Canada too. It is the only African higher education institution to offer internationally accredited degrees but 98% of its graduates remain in Africa.
Teaching at 2iE gives the complete toolkit of skills and competencies but also embeds independence, problem-solving and creativity in its graduates to equipping young people to contribute to Africa’s development and supports its students to have the ability to define and create new possibilities for Africa.
How does it do this?
2iE has an innovative engineering–entrepreneurship curriculum model. It covers the highest quality training in water, sanitation and environmental engineering to build the right skills and competencies. It also provides learning experiences specifically to enable all of its graduates to create new possibilities.
In addition, 2iE work with corporate partners to set a real-life challenge for students to tackle. These corporate partners also provide resources. Students who take these on work in groups to research, prototype and construct a business plan for a new irrigation method or nutrition product. They are allocated a coach to help them and their sponsors take many of these projects to market.
It also runs Enterprise Days, which provide the opportunity to test and show what being a social entrepreneur really means. In September 2011, students were invited to submit their ideas for social enterprises that would be financially self-sustaining, that would help to alleviate poverty and that would protect the environment. A total of 55 students did so, all of whom received expert support and coaching to develop their ideas. A final ten students entered the intensive development phase, of which five were chosen to compete in the grand final on 15 June 2012.
The competition was fierce. An insulating brick made of waste plastic competed with a paving stone made from discarded palm kernels and a water filtration system made of the sand that is so abundant in the Sahel. Each presented a ten-minute pitch to a packed auditorium and a highly experienced jury of professors and businesspeople. The judges pulled no punches – ‘I can see a major hole in your business plan,’ commented one. This rigour means that nascent enterprises are not just an educational exercise. 2iE has set up an incubator programme that helps take the most promising and most serious student enterprises to the next stage.
Kahitouo, global champion of the 2012 Berkeley Global Social Ventures competition, has an enterprise in the incubator. FasoProt aims to tackle the malnutrition so prevalent in Burkina Faso and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa. (26 percent of Burkinabe children under the age of 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition, contributing to an infant mortality rate of 9.3 percent.) FasoProt will use an abundant resource that is sadly neglected in Kahitouo’s opinion – highly nutritional shea caterpillars. Currently, women in rural villages discard thousands of shea caterpillars picked up in the process of collecting palm nuts for oil. Kahitouo has developed an efficient, low-cost way to turn the caterpillars into an enriched protein powder that can be used as a supplement, particularly for pregnant women, babies and young children. The potential market is huge and Kahitouo expects to reach 15,000 women in the first four years of operations. If he succeeds, he will simultaneously be tackling malnutrition and helping rural women to generate an income. The incubator offers an initial investment as well as non-financial resources in an enterprise’s founder or founders. Without this, Kahitouo would have to get a job. The entrepreneurs also receive legal, technical, managerial and research support along with help in raising funds.
There are currently three enterprises in the 2iE incubator, with three more on the way. The intention in the long term is for 2iE to retain a stake in these social businesses, that will help to generate finances for the university as well as provide inspiration and role models for future students. If 2iE and its graduates are to play the role they crave in helping to shape a proud, successful Africa, they have to be able to create new possibilities, to invent their way to a new future.…
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Athambile Masola, Teacher and Blogger, South Africa
Sozinho Francisco Matsinhe, Executive Secretary, African Academy of Languages (ACALAN), African Union, Mali
John Nasasira, The Minister for Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Uganda
Bitange Ndemo, Honorary Chair, Alliance for Affordable Internet, Kenya
Iyadunni Olubode, Executive Director, LEAP Africa Ltd/Gte., Nigeria
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Noah Samara, Chairman and CEO, Yazmi, USA
Bright Simons, President of the mPedigree Network, Ghana
William Nyombi Thembo, The Minister of State for Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Uganda
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Dear Colleagues, (français plus bas)
SPTF is delighted to announce the launch of the Responsible Microfinance Facility (RMF), a three-year initiative funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD). SPTF is managing the RMF, in collaboration with Smart Campaign. The purpose of the RMF is to strengthen capacity and social performance management (SPM) practices of financial institutions in Africa and the Middle East.
The RMF will offer trainings and provide co-financing to financial institutions for certain activities.
If you are interested in participating in RMF activities, you must submit an application to the RMF. The application forms are available on the SPTF website: http://sptf.info/sp-task-force/responsible-microfinance-facility. All application forms are available in French and English. There is no deadline to submit applications. The RMF accepts all applications on a rolling basis. The RMF steering committee meets quarterly to review applications and make decisions. The next steering committee meeting will take place at the end of March, 2015.
Trainings offered by the RMF:
Three-day introductory training on responsible inclusive finance (day 1: what is SPM and why is it important; day 2: the Universal Standards for SPM; day 3. assessing your institution's SPM practices using the SPI4 and planning for improvement)
Training Smart assessors
Training SPI4 auditors
Training technical assistance (TA) providers on client protection
Training TA providers on all other elements of SPM.
The RMF will not charge a registration fee for the trainings. However, each person must cover his/her own travel costs to attend the training. The countries where the trainings will take place, as well as the dates and times of the training, are not yet determined. RMF will plan trainings based on demand, so we encourage you to apply.
Activities that the RMF will co-finance:
accompanied SPI4 social audit, plus additional support
client protection assessment
an upgrade project chosen by the financial institution
please note: an institution must already have done some type of assessment of its practices before it will be eligible for an upgrade project
specialized training for the financial institution on an aspect of SPM of its choosing
Smart certification and/or social rating.
For all co-financed activities, the RMF will pay for 50% of the total cost of the activity, up to a certain maximum amount. Your institution is responsible for the other 50% of the project cost, which it may pay using funds and/or in-kind contribution. The RMF will not disburse the co-financing grant to an institution on the date when the application is approved. Instead, it will wait until the institution begins paying for, or using in-kind contribution to implement, its 50% share of the cost. This is to avoid problems that might occur if the RMF contributes 50% but the financial institution is ultimately not able to contribute its 50% share of the cost. Additionally, RMF will pay third-party vendors directly. This means that a portion, or all, of the co-financing may be paid directly to a third party instead of deposited in the account of the institution.
Other RMF projects:
The RMF will support two research projects: an analysis of integrating client protection into digital financial services, and an update of the Microfinance Index of Market Outreach and Saturation (MIMOSA).
RMF will develop a select number of new SPM resources.
Target Countries: The Agence Française de Développement has identified eight target countries where the RMF will focus its work:
A minimum of 50% of the total project budget must be allocated to activities taking place in priority AFD countries. Additionally, the RMF may also work in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, and Uganda. RMF will consider working in other countries on a case-by-case basis.
TA providers: For all co-financed activities, the application form will ask which TA provider(s) your institution proposes to use for the project.
SPTF TA database: For a list of possible candidates, please download the SPTF database of TA providers: http://sptf.info/resources/ta-providers. If you are a TA provider and would like to be included in the SPTF TA database, please go to the same webpage and click on the survey link to fill in your information.
Smart assessors: If your project requires an accredited Smart assessor, go to the Smart Campaign website for a list of lead assessors (http://smartcampaign.org/certification/2-assess/lead-assessors) and support assessors (http://smartcampaign.org/certification/2-assess/support-assessors).
SPI4 auditors: If your project requires a qualified SPI4 auditor, please email CERISE for an updated list of qualified SPI4 auditors: email@example.com.
Other TA providers: Your institution may also use a TA provider not found in any of the above databases, subject to RMF approval. You will be asked to submit the CV of the TA provider you would like to use, as well as a short explanation of why you have selected this person.
SPTF encourages you to apply to the RMFto participate in trainings and/or for co-financing. Please go to the RMF page of the SPTF website for further information, including a comprehensive list of answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), and to download application forms: http://sptf.info/sp-task-force/responsible-microfinance-facility. For any additional questions or comments, please contact the RMF at RMF@sptf.info.
Sincerely,the RMF Secretariat
La Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) a le plaisir d'annoncer le lancement de la Facilité pour la Microfinance Responsable (FMR), un projet sur trois ans financé par l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD). La SPTF dirige la FMR, en collaboration avec la Smart Campaign. La FMR s'emploie à renforcer les capacités et à améliorer la pratique en gestion de la performance sociale (GPS) en Afrique subsaharienne, en Afrique du Nord et au Moyen-Orient.
La FMR s'engagera dans deux types d'activités principaux: la mise en place de formations et l'octroi de subventions de cofinancement aux institutions financières en vue d'appuyer certaines activités liées à la GPS.
Si vous souhaitez vous impliquer dans les activités de la FMR, vous devez soumettre un formulaire de demande. Tous les formulaires de demande sont disponibles sur la page Internet SPTF de la FMR: http://sptf.info/sp-task-force/responsible-microfinance-facility. Tous ces formulaires de demande sont disponibles en anglais et en français. Il n'y a pas de date limite pour soumettre votre demande. La FMR accepte les demandes sur une base continue. Le comité directeur de la FMR se réunit trimestriellement pour examiner les demandes. La prochaine réunion de ce comité aura lieu à la fin du mois de mars 2015.
Les formations proposées par la FMR:
Formation sur trois jours d'Initiation à la Finance Inclusive Responsable (première journée: qu'est-ce que la GPS et pourquoi est-elle importante; deuxième journée: les Normes Universelles de GPS; troisième journée: comment utiliser l'outil SPI4 pour évaluer les pratiques de GPS de votre institution, et comment planifier des mesures d'amélioration)
Formation d'évaluateur Smart
Formation d'auditeur SPI4
Formation de fournisseuers d'assistance technique sur des domaines spécifiques de protection des clients
Formation de fournisseurs d'assistance technique sur des aspects précis de GPS.
L'inscription à toute formation FMR est gratuite. Cependant, les candidats seront responsables de leur trajet vers et depuis le site de formation ainsi que de leur hébergement. Les lieux et les dates des formations sont à déterminer. La FMR va planifier des formations en fonction de la demande. Nous vous encourageons à remplir une demande.
Activités cofinancées par la FMR:
Audit Social SPI4 "Plus" (c-à-d, un audit SPI4 plus une activité personnalisée)
Un projet d'amélioration défini par l'institution financière
Notez bien: seules les institutions qui ont déjà fait une évaluation de leur protection des clients et/ou de leurs pratiques de GPS peuvent bénéficier du cofinancement pour un projet d'amélioration
Formation spécifique pour une institution financière, spécialisée sur un aspect précis de GPS (l'objet de la formation sera sélectionné par l’institution)
Certification Smart et/ou Notation Sociale.
Pour toute activité cofinancée, la FMR va prendre en charge 50% du coût total de l'activité, jusqu'à un montant maximum. Votre institution est responsable pour les 50% restants du coût total du projet. L’institution peut payer les coûts surses propres fonds et/ou valoriser des contributions en nature. La FMR ne versera pas la subvention de cofinancement à l’institution à la date où sa demande est validée. En effet la FMR attendra que l'institution commence à payer, ou à verser des contributions en nature, pour acquitter sa part de 50 % du coût. Il s'agit d'éviter les problèmes qui peuvent survenir si la FMR contribue à hauteur de 50 %, mais que l'institution financière se révèle ne pas être en mesure de régler sa part de 50 % du coût. En outre, la FMR paiera les fournisseurs tiers en direct. Cela signifie que tout ou partie du cofinancement pou rra être payé directement à un tiers plutôt que d'être déposé sur le compte de l'institution.
Projets supplémentaires de la FMR:
La FMR soutient deux études de recherche: une étude pour aider à adapter les normes de performance sociale et de protection des clients, dans le cadre des services financiers numériques, et une actualisation de l'Indice de Pénétration et Saturation des Marchés de Microfinance (MIMOSA, selon le sigle anglais).
RMF va élaborer de nouvelles ressources sur la mise en oeuvre de la GPS.
Pays cible: L'Agence Française de Développement a identifié huit pays prioritaires où la FMR va focaliser ses efforts:
Un minimum de 50% du budget de la FMR est destiné aux activités qui se dérouleront dans ces pays prioritaires. En outre, la FMR envisage de travailler au Cameroun, en Ethiopie, en Jordanie, au Kenya, au Maroc et en Ouganda. La FMR pourra décider de travailler également dans certains autres pays en Afrique ou au Moyen Orient - elle examinera ce genre de demande au cas par cas.
Fournisseurs d'assistance technique: Pour toute activité cofinancée, le formulaire de demande vous demande de préciser avec quel(s) fournisseur(s) d'AT votre institution propose de travailler.
La base de données SPTF: Consultez la base de données d'AT de la SPTF sur Internet (http://sptf.info/resources/ta-providers) pour chercher des candidats potentiels. Si vous êtes fournisseur d'assistance technique et si vous désirez figurer sur cette liste, merci d'aller à cette même page Internet et cliquer sur le lien du questionnaire en ligne, où vous pouvez fournir vos données personnelles.
Evaluateurs Smart: Si votre projet exige un évaluateur Smart accrédité, consultez le site Internet de la Smart Campaign pour obtenir la liste des évaluateurs principaux (http://www.smartcampaign.org/certification/2-assess/lead-assessors) et évaluateurs adjoints (http://www.smartcampaign.org/certification/2-assess/support-assessors)..
Auditeurs SPI4: Si votre projet exige un auditeur SPI4 qualifié, contactez CERISE (firstname.lastname@example.org) pour obtenir une liste d'auditeurs mise à jour.
Autre fournisseur d'AT: Vous pouvez choisir quelqu'un qui n'est dans aucune de ces bases de données, sous réserve de l'approbation de la FMR. Dans ce cas, la FMR vous demandera de fournir le CV de cette personne, avec une brève explication des raisons pour lesquelles vous voudriez travailler avec elle.
Nous vous encourageons à présenter une demande à la FMRpour une formation ou un cofinancement. Merci de consulter la page Internet SPTF sur la FMR pour vous renseigner davantage sur les politiques et les activités de la FMR: http://sptf.info/sp-task-force/responsible-microfinance-facility. Sur cette page, vous trouverez une liste complète des questions fréquemment posées ainsi que tous les formulaires de demande. Pour toutes questions, merci d'envoyer un courriel à RMF@sptf.info.
Cordialement,le Sécretariat de la FMR
the 2012 annual meeting in Jordan_English
Invitation a la convention annuelle 2012 du SPTF en Jordanie_Francais
Invitation a la reunion anual 2012 del SPTF en Jordania_Espanol
Presentations and Meeting Minutes:
Introductory Workshop on Social Performance
Introductory workshop module 1_intro to SPM
Introductory workshop module 2_translating your mission into targets
Introductory workshop module 3_mix presentation SP indicators
Introductory workshop module 4_treat clients responsibly
Introductory workshop module 5_universal standards for SPM
Introductory workshop module 6_pricing transparency
Introductory workshop module 7_social audit social rating
Introductory workshop module 8 poverty assessment tools
“What Works for Clients?” Workshop
What Works for Clients? presentation
What Works for Clients? meeting notes
Introduction to the Microfinance Institutional Rating Workshop
Microfinance institutional rating SPTF presentation
Smart Campaign's Client Protection Principles Training
Smart Campaign CPP training presentation (minimal image files)
Social Investor Roundtable
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Social Investor Roundtable overview presentation
Click here for a summary information about responsible investment initiatives in microfinance
Reference documents from the Social Investor Working Group
Responsible investment initiatives mapping
Analyze feedback from MFIs
Draft code of practice
Proposal of a set of reasonable financial covenants and social representations for debt funding
SPA core common indicators May 2012
Related communication tools from the SPTF
Introduction for USSPM - 2 page version
CEO Roundtable: closed.
Social Performance Working Group for Networks Meeting
networks_introductory presentation ADCoP
networks_AMFA experience with QAT
networks_Asia regional update
networks_EECA regional update
networks_MFC presentation on QAT
networks_MFIN SPM initiative
networks_RFR application of SPI
networks_Terrafina on SP reporting APIM Mali
Optional Session - Updates on Social Performance Initiatives
Update from the Microfinance Institutional Rating
Update from CERISE
Update from Latin American networks
Update from MFTransparency
Update from MIX
Update from Smart Campaign
Official Launch of the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management:
Presentation: Opening Plenary_Launch of the USSPM.ppt and accompanying talking points for the slides
Talking Points for presentation_USSPM
Minutes for Opening Session
Governance - What are the Tensions in the Boardroom?
Minutes for Governance session
Meeting Clients' Needs through Appropriate Products and Services
Meeting Clients' Needs presentation Minutes for Meeting Clients' Needs
Growth, Profitability, and Compensation - How Much Is Too Much?
Growth profitability compensation session_Tony Sheldon, SPTF
Growth profitability compensation session_AMK compensation example
Growth profitability compensation session_KGFS
Growth profitability compensation session_MFTransparency
Growth profitability compensation session_MIX
Minutes for Growth Profitability and Compensation
Next Steps - Implementing the Universal Standards for SPM
Red Financiera Rural approach: experiencias innovators GDS
Deutsche Bank: Assessing and Monitoring MFI Social Performance
Minutes from Implementing the USSPM Next Steps session
Questions for Breakout Groups to Consider
Report back from Breakout Group Discussions
Click here for presentation of key points most of the breakout groups
Click here for presentation of key points from the Latin American networks breakout group
Minutes from Report Backs from Breakout group discussions
Meeting notes: breakout group session, English-speaking networks
Moving from Process to Outcomes
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Minutes for Moving from Process to Outcomes session
Social Performance Working Group for Networks Meeting
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SPTF_networks group debrief of plenary feedback 8jun2012
Youth Work Jordan
Moody's Social Performance Assessment
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Behavioral Insights for Improved Financial Capability
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Financial heuristics_sptf presentation_june 2012.pdf
Financial needs of clients in Rwanda
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Film: Click here and scroll down page about halfway for a link to the film, "The voices of the clients"
Rwanda film welcome speech
Presentation: NPM AMIR presentation on financial needs of clients in Rwanda clients
Relevance of PPI data for Savings Industry
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Poverty outreach in fee-for-service savings groups_SILC research brief
Social Performance Software Developed by MISION
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Green Performance Management in Microfinance
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Presentation: SPM environment
Presentation: SPTF 2012_Green Microfinance Allet
s Re, a global leader in innovative risk management solutions, with two USAID efforts: the Global Climate Change Initiative,which aims in part to increase resilience to extreme climate events and accelerate the global transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy, and the Feed the Future Initiative.
The Africa Lead Agribusiness Leadership Program supports capacity building under the Feed the Future initiative and the African Union's Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme. A major component of Africa Lead is collaboration with U.S., international and African agribusinesses on an Agribusiness Leadership Program aimed at training the next generation of agribusiness professionals across the continent.
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
USAID partners with the International Fertilizer Development Center to address issues relating to food security, global hunger, environmental protection and self-sufficiency. The Virtual Fertilizer Research Center, a global research initiative by IFDC, will ensure long-term sustainability of critical programs through research on new fertilizer products and technology commercialization of efficient, environmentally sound fertilizers.
Enabling Agricultural Trade (EAT)
The Enabling Agricultural Trade project supports legal and institutional reform through agricultural policy analysis, implementation support for USAID, and practical guidance on how policies and governments can enable agribusiness. EAT offers a suite of targeted and customizable analytical tools and implementation support to identify, diagnose and reform agribusiness enabling environment constraints that hinder start up and growth across the sector.
Index Insurance Innovation Initiative (I4)
This initiative supports partnerships between academic researchers and the private sector to develop and utilize index insurance as a tool to enhance risk management, access to finance, and technology adoption among smallholder agricultural producers in developing countries. The initiative currently has seven pilot activities addressing risk and index insurance in Peru, Kenya, Mali, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Guatemala.
USAID and PepsiCo
USAID partners with PepsiCo to improve yields, production and availability of healthy food in East Africa. This pilot program, Enterprise EthioPEA, focuses on improving the production of chickpeas in Ethiopia. This existing value chain has potential not only as a nutritious staple food, but also as an export crop and a flexible ingredient for many processed foods.
USAID and DSM
The USAID-DSM partnership leverages the organizations' respective competencies, expertise, products, and services to meet the micronutrient needs of populations in the developing world. The initial focus of the collaboration will be on rice fortification; support of the 1,000 Days efforts to jump start the Scaling Up Nutrition Road Map; and improvement of nutritional value, quality, shelf life, and methods for testing food aid commodities.
Realizing a New Vision for Agriculture
The World Economic Forum's Realizing a New Vision for Agriculture initiative directly aligns with the United States' renewed commitment to agriculture-led development. The initiative addresses the major challenges of global food and agricultural sustainability based on a vision of agriculture as a positive contributor to food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity.
Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT)
The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania is an innovative public-private partnership that helps link farmers to modern supply chains and make agriculture a profitable activity, incorporating small-scale farmers. The initiative is supported by a public-private partnership of global agriculture businesses, international development agencies, farmers' groups, and the government of Tanzania.
USAID and Walmart
The USAID-Walmart regional agreement supports small rural farmers in Central America, connecting them to the retailer's regional and international supply chains. The partnership builds on experience gained from previous collaborations in the region. It aims to help small rural farmers earn more from their fresh fruit and vegetable production. Consumers will benefit from greater access to diverse, locally grown produce.
African Alliance for Improved Food Processing (AAIFP)
The African Alliance for Improved Food Processing is designed to assist in the transformation of the food processing sector in African countries. The Alliance offers technical support and training designed to improve the business performance of food processing firms. These efforts will increase the availability of high quality nutritious and safe foods to local populations, including the most vulnerable.
ali and soon more countries across Africa. Jokkolabs catalyses innovation and entrepreneurship for social change, and work as an open innovation and virtual cluster.
REBECCA ENONCHONGFounder I/O Spaces, Washington DC (US)
Rebecca Enonchong is the Founder of I/O Spaces, a US Coworking space catered to Diaspora Startups & Entrepreneurs in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. She currently serves as a mentor/advisor to several Africa based technology start-ups. She is co-founder and board member of ActivSpaces and sits on the board of Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa), the largest online community dedicated to entrepreneurs and investors building companies in Africa.
LESLEY WILLIAMSFounder ImpactHub, Johannesburg (South Africa)
Lesley is founder and managing director of Impact Hub Johannesburg. She also is an Impact Hub Association board director, representing a network of over 40 Hubs in major cities around the world. Lesley is a Pan-African-Globalist. She designs and facilitates dialogue, learning and change processes. She is passionate about sustainable development, innovation and personal mastery.
JON STEVERFounder The Office, Kigali (Rwanda)
Jon Stever is the Founder of The Office, a community workspace and hub of hubs that hosts and connects the grassroots innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kigali, Rwanda. He speaks widely about building entrepreneurial ecosystems, accelerating urban innovation, and engendering grassroots development. He also mentors startups and advises financial institutions. Previously, Jon worked at the Rwandan Ministry of Finance.
LIZELLE VAN RHYNFounder Cape Town Office, Cape Town (South Africa)
Lizelle van Rhyn started the Cape Town Office in March 2011. She had lived in the UK for the past 12 years and decided in 2010 that she would like to explore the possibility of moving back to Cape Town, her home city. Lizelle saw a distinct lack of reasonably priced, centrally located, flexible office space available in Cape Town and so she decided to do something about it. Cape Town Office was born.
FILIP KABEYAFounder of MTechHub, Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Filip Kabeya doesn’t allow himself to sleep more than five hours a day, because « in order to catch up with the rest of the technological world, young congolose have to stop sleeping for a while ». Filip is involved in the promotion of free softwares in Africa. He is an expert in digital cartography. Filip facilitates several communities of « Geeks » in DRC, among whichMTechHub, a coworking space he recently founded in Kinshasa.
GEORGE GABRIELCo-founder Daddy.O, Cape Town (South Africa)Daddy.O is part of the Cape Town based Daddy’s World group, a growing number of enterprises dedicated to a creative and successful approach to do business. Together with Daddy’s Dragons, his business academy, he launched a support program to assist entrepreneurs from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. George has over 20 years experience in the fields of education, organisational consulting and quality management.
JEAN-PATRICK EHOUMANCo-founder Akendewa, Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
Jean-Patrick Ehouman is the co-founder of the Akendewa tech incubator, in Ivory Coast, and the CEO of AllDenY a mobile/web Tech company. His successful work with Akendewa has resulted in him being awarded the first UNESCO-CEPS “Tremplin” prize in 2013, an international scholarship for youth entrepreneurship and promotion a culture of peace. In 2014 he was selected as a Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders.
LIZETTE WATTSFounder Nomads & Co., Johannesburg (South Africa)
Lizette Watts is an established freelance writer, having written for such magazines as House & Leisure and Business Day’s WANTED and ran her own lifestyle blog, the “Urban Boer”. As founder, co-owner and director of Nomads & Co., owning a co-working space allows Lizette to draw on her accounting skills, her experience in management and project managing from working in the publishing and magazine industry
FERNANDO MENDESFounder CoWork Lab, Maputo (Mozambique)
Fernando is founder of CoWork Lab with 5 cowork spaces in Portugal and Mozambique. He is also co-founder of StartIUPI, an organization that is developing entrepreneurship in schools and co-founder of ICEM(Mozambique Entrepreneurship Institute).
MAZEN HELMYFounder The District, Cairo (Egypt)
Chosen by Forbes among Africa’s most prominent entrepreneurs under 30 in 2014. Mazen was born and raised in Cairo, studied construction engineering in Cairo University. In 2011 Mazen founded the District – one of the first coworking spaces in the region, and the largest in Egypt, that he has been managing since then. Besides. He is founding partner in various ventures inside and outside of Egypt that are working in different sectors.
RAJIL VEMBECommunity manager BantuHub, Brazzaville (Congo)
Rajil Vembe (@vrajil) is the community manager of BantuHub, the first coworking space and TechHub operating in Brazzaville, Congo. Architect and developer, Rajil works every day on new strategies and technology solutions to propel the Congolese youth. His main task is to put in place the necessary machinery to promote technology usages and the « startup » culture. Rajil welcomes all initiatives and proposals to develop the sharing culture in Africa.
DANTE ROETSGeneral Manager Cape Town Garage, Cape Town (South Africa)
Dante began working in the space in February of 2014, with 88MPH during their accelerator programme which was run out of the Cape Town Garageand she became GM of the space in September 2014. Dante’s vision for co-working specifically in South Africa is to encourage the fostering of more spaces which host interesting events, allow for likeminded individuals to Connect//Co-work// Create and to encourage positive perceptions surrounding entrepreneurism.
SAJID ISLAMFounder Hubdhaka, Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Dreamer, metapreneur, entrepreneurship enthusiast. Returned to Bangladesh after 18 years in the USA with the dream of setting up a sustainable startup ecosystem. With that idea in mind, in 2013, he established Shetu – a startup mentorship program – and Hubdhaka, a coworking space that provides freelancers, startups and small businesses a shared professional workspace.
ALEX HILLMANCo-founder of IndyHall and coworking evangelist, Philadelphia (US)
Alex Hillman cofounded one of the first and longest running coworking spaces, named Indy Hall, in 2006. Alex believes in these 3 truths : 1) True communities & great collaborations start with the foundation of trusting and meaningful relationships; 2) Learning is a part of everyday life, and we learn best from each other; 3) Do, or do not. There is no try. JFDI. As a consultant, Alex is focused on helping build communities that are hyper-connected, highly productive, and self-sustaining.
PAUL KEURSTENCo-founder OPEN, Johannesburg (The Netherlands / South Africa)
Together with Mark Seftel, Paul Keursten started OPEN, a collaborative workspace company that designs, builds and manages coworking and innovation spaces across South Africa. The first space opened in 2012 in Maboneng, Johannesburg. Three new spaces are scheduled to go life in 2015 : Braamfontein, Cape Town and Mamelodi. Paul’s work in OPEN build in the experience he gained in Maliebaan45, the first high‐end, boutique coworking space in the Netherlands, where Paul comes from.
DAVID JENKINSDirector The Common Room, Johannesburg (South Africa)
David Jenkins is an e-commerce specialist with over 6 years’ experience in the online space. David managed multiple start-ups including his very own niche e-commerce firm – Expert E-Commerce, Recruitify Recruitment Specialists and The Common Room (established 2013). With his vast experience, thorough understanding of the cowork space and the role technology plays in start-ups, he has a unique skill in this new and rapidly evolving market place.
ADAM TETERUSPoint Man IndyHall, Philadephia (US)
Adam Teterus is the Prodigious Point Man for Indy Hall, a coworking community in Old City. As a leader of the longest-running coworking space in the USA, he teaches skills needed to operate and maintain a collaborative, sustainable community. Adam firmly believes that all good things begin and end with an invitation to participate. He also firmly believes that comics are way cool and that Marvel’s Man-Thing is criminally underrated.
MATTHIAS ZEITLERFounder of MarkTheGlobe, Salzburg (Austria/Tunisia)
Matthias is the founder and CEO of MarkTheGlobe, a Global SEO software company. Prior to founding MarkTheGlobe, Matthias career included executive management positions at leading localization companies. To nurture the nascent startup ecosystem in Salzburg/Austria and to make meaningful connections with other international founders, he is driving the vision behind the Coworking Camp, a temporary coworking space in the sun, Tunisia among other places.
JEAN-YVES HUWARTFounder Global Enterprise and Coworking Europe Conference, Brussels (Belgium)
Jean-Yves Huwart is the CEO of Global Enterprise, the company behind the Coworking Europe Conference. Jean-Yves Huwart is an international consultant covering the future of innovation ecosystems. He created theCoworking Africa Conference, the Intrapreneurship Conference and is the author of four books. Jean-Yves operates his own Coworking space in Belgium.
VANESSA SANSCoordinator and Project manager Coworking Europe Conference (Spain)
Vanessa Sans is a coworking activist, project manager and creativity expert with a passion for innovative working models. She runs Happy Working, an agency based in Barcelona which provides consultancy to coworking spaces and organizes events for professional communities. Vanessa is the project manager of Coworking Europe andCoworking Africa conferences. She also works on the Coworking Spain and Social Workplace conferences.
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1 Rejoicing in PEOPLE’S nations – apart from the country you’re a citizen of, tell us which people you’ve visited who have inspired your most: special skills? cultures? artistic talents? beliefs and ways of expressing themselves? hobbies or ritual? what the priorities are in making best use of time and resources? ideas? communities?...
7 Antigua and Barbuda
13 Bahamas, The
23 Bosnia and Herzegovina
28 Burkina Faso
29 Burma (Myanmar)
34 Cape Verde
35 Central African Republic
41 Congo, Republic of the
42 Congo, Democratic Republic of the (formerly Zaire)
43 Costa Rica
44 Côte d'Ivoire
48 Czech Republic
52 Dominican Republic
55 El Salvador
56 Equatorial Guinea
64 Gambia, The
91 Korea, North
92 Korea, South
111 Marshall Islands
115 Micronesia, Federated States of
125 New Zealand
134 Papua New Guinea
144 Saint Kitts and Nevis
145 Saint Lucia
146 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
148 San Marino
149 São Tomé and Príncipe
150 Saudi Arabia
152 Serbia and Montenegro (Yugoslavia)
154 Sierra Leone
158 Solomon Islands
160 South Africa
162 Sri Lanka
175 Trinidad and Tobago
182 United Arab Emirates
183 United Kingdom
184 United States
188 Vatican City
191 Western Sahara
help Map sustainability as depending on youth's most exciting, productive decacde
Youth- the half of the world's under 30 is the sustainable planet's greatest asset- but which capitals are designed s teachers, youth and leaders can linkin?
What is POP - Preferential Option Poor? Which cities' youth are taking it on with jim kim? eg1 global social health pih - Haiti, Peru, Boston, Rwanda ... eg2 POP Young professionals Rome, LIma Oct015, DC and MOOCKIm
Why did Kim replace Yunus as Collabration top 12 World Record Job Creator 2012 to #2030now
First 21 Twin Youth Jobs Capitals: D A AA BE BO BU DCNY Du JC L M N OS PG R SD Se SF Si T W
ATL? staging the most scalable and game changing millennials network in 2015's year of sustainability? Other nominations welcome
Which are Africa's main millennials/citizens engagement spaces -
1 Nairobi leading ladies empowerment banking; first to linking to 5 billion elearning satellite- Ushahidi/Ihub world's benchmark for open tech youth hubs and worldwide multi-win trade
2 Rwanda home of community health training networks linked into partners in health and youth celebrations of 2030now- how to make africa the safest continent for preventing plagues
3 Joburghome of partners in mandela extranet and te race to design 7th graders most massive jobs developing curricula -gravitating such partners as maharishi, google africa, branson. oprah winfree, skoll ...
4Maliexpats how can satellites empower women and the UN and millennias- the Toure family's crusade orbits round their home nation mashing up every goodwill connection the UN and ITU can muster
Building Social Business by Dr Yunus launches sustainability goals for 2010s - is your city collaborating with any system designs of BSB?
Invitation from internationalist scots to co-publish the world record book of job creation - starting with which capitals value millennilals most in supporting their livelihoods and collaborating around what keynsian economists believe to be the greatest system design race of all - uniting everyone in ending poverty.
reference since Adam Smith's first 1748 publication on Moral Sentiments of community-linked networks- most Scots have lived outside scotland. As parental clans we treasure the best of every pro-youth culture we linkin - and bear no arms (bagpipe excepted). When the first edition of World Record Book of job creation is co-published in 2018, it will b e our 270th years of diarising 2 precisely opposite type of leaders - those whose systems design futures over 99% of parents strive for and those who design systems around the biggest brothers and least sustainable ideologies
.... Capitals valuing millennials (highlights from research started in The Economist after world war 2)
2012-2015 fastest riser DC
1972-2010 greatest pro-youth miracle, and epicentre of women4empowerment -Dhaka
1950-1970 greatest post-war peoples foundation for any hemisphere Tokyo
1975-2025 China's quarter of a century to sustain or destroy the world Number 1 pro-youth education capital since
Since 1976- number 1 job creating university partner town in the world- Boston
Africa's 3 most miraculous capitals for millennials so far - Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Joburg
Home-town of greatest billionnaire investor in youth - Budapest
Town with the most peaceful understanding of the future since 1976 Rome
As you can see there are many ways in to being a millennial VICs -reports wanted on why your capital values millennials -email@example.com
reporters from millennials village healthcare alumni webs: B72 knowhow of oral rehydration shared by Calcutta Lab with Bangladesh grassroots womens networks- BRAC uses this to scale its firts pan-village network . Networkers of how to save infants lives with oral rehydration are tyrned into 50000+ village para-health servants advcisng on basic helath chalenges to maternal and infant health. Later James Grant (while head of UNICEF) hears of the Bangla miracle- convinces US North East corridor to share this knowhow with all national leaders of developing countries. This is partly why today's flagship health curriculum at BRAC University takes James's name Both at BRAC and Grameen it is trust earned through healthcare networking with village mothers that becomes the passport for being trusted to bank for village mothers livelihoods -see Mrs Begum interview on Grameen development of 16 decisions between 1976-1983 as core to why a generaion of village women joined Grameen to race to end poverty of their children.
what other world bank processes link in (youth summit, tedx, selected world bank live webinars 1 2 3 ...)
what other dc-millennial world processes partner millennials valuation and 2030now
what other future capitals processes linkin 2030now (eg Dhaka as first to experiment with mobile partnerships with poorest villages and champion of millennial goal forums starting with microcreditsummit in 1997) or other back from future goal relate maps of millennial collaboration
#2030 Now -will humanity sustain the most human revolution ever networked in 15 yrears? If not will our species have a future hostory past 2100? Before our species became mobile connected, the race to consume things meant who consumed what was a zero-sum game. Since peoples became more linkedin than any border - win-win games can be designed around actionable knowhow multiplying value in use. Hence the hunt for 30000 microfranchises- life criotical community solutions where value produced stays mainly or wholly with where youth produce it june 2014 breaking- CHANGE THE DC weekend World Youth Summits survey of Top 20 Job Creating solutions Exchanged by Reional Millennials : Africa, Asian Pacific
Breaking news - tell us if your city wishes to join in twinning youth jobs expos as more valuable to youth than the olympics - tell us about goodwill world tours 1 2 3 you love viralising with open education friends ...
Thanks to my dad at The Economist 2012 is 50th year of mapping how to learn from Asia's entrepreneurs and 40th year of celebrating net generation's Entrepreneurial Revolutionand the 6th year since i visited Bangladesh to start up Norman's last live research - Consider Bangladesh- firstname.lastname@example.org washington dc hotline 1 301 881 1655, Join Norman Macrae Family Foundation blog search for 10000 youth who will create the most jobs- how many will come from these states and regions DCJASCEUBRUSUKORNCNY AL
throughout the ac year 12-13 Foundation Norman Macrae (The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant) we are helping celebrate those convening youth 1000 jobs creation brainstorms - links to current schedule to start USA university year 012-013 : 27th September N. Carolina; 28 September DC, Maryland, Virginia October 1 OregonSocial Business and Microcredit Forums
library of norman macrae - The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant - help us search 100 leaders investing most in Norman's Unfinished Mission: 2010s = youth's most productive decade at www.wholeplanet.tv
Definition of phoney capitalism - when a global market loses the purpose which would make it most valuable to for the human race to invest in exponentially impacting.
Disastrous phoney capitalisms of 2012 include banking
media, social and other education
other global professions
10 for preventing destrictive speculators: Healthcare including wastecare, Nutrition including access to food and water chains, banks and finacial services, entertainment and future of heroes, land and transparent politics of how its setwarded, transportion physical and virtual, other infrastructures, peace and personal security , do no harm professions, other things and services
note on nations link may go to a city if one locality so far logged
May 2011 Bangladesh's Ides of March may have been one of the three most significant moments in 210 years that Entrepreneurial Revolution alumni have networked to improve the human lot. How can your city help assemble the world's largest youth fund around Yunus the net generations most exciting economist?
IsabellaWM Family Foundations Producer History 2008-2010: Yunus 2000 Book Club; Yunus 10000 DVD Club ; World Citizen 5000 Club; Royal Auto Club 85th Birthday lunch & Dhaka 69th Birthday Dialogue of 3M-goals world's 2 most joyful economists
Future 2012: Yunus Olympics & youthful celebrations of other magic moments : the joy of 2010s www decade and the united race towards M3 goals