13 dec 2014 next week global social value meeting :in washington Dc with youth ambassadors of OAS
americas millennials and connecting haiti, panama, jamaica, peru, argentina, atlnta rome, africa and asian millennaials : Bangla and Yunus family and brac and women4empowerment (W4E) -copy cc www.grameenamericas.com
 
if only YABT, W4E and Unacknowledged Giant  pre-agenda (16 dec 2014):to take next leap forward between what YABT connect and what W4E's leader connect in context of tipping points and diaries of 2015 viewed from what americas millennials and women and mobile tech wizards want to transform out of deep local crisis points
 
YABT have unique knowledge of great networks and their partners - eg iadb (Moreno. demand solutions competition winners) and blum and albright, ticamericas and yabt and oas ...,  as well as some key individuals of womens empowerment eg bedy (out of brazil and san francisco) and some key dates eg panama april,  haiti june ..
 
W4E's advantage and disadvantage as a personally empowered Trust Network is that almost each week a different potentially gamechanging diary opportunity comes up and choosing which ones to activate and how to link them in is challenging especially in regions (languages) relatively new to her- as I think we mentioned over 20 years she knows who's who in mobilising huge projects put of bangladesh and east as well as eg MIT; early last year she swapped her lead asian contacts with kenya founder of nanocredit so that she could be lead partner of nanocredit and global financial inclusion in americas (a region she previously had relatively few contacts in) though at same time personal friendship with the head of the ITU and some other UN tech and womens networks sponsored by ted turner family enables nails to do fast searching of who's leading what where
then as it has turned out through her asian friend at world bank who organises tedx and coursera for jim kim's team we have suddenly realised how huge your region's haiti (number 1 global health hospital in world Mirebelais) could be in both lives of farmer/kim and sir fazle abed (and peru is interesting as kims main country of practice and Luis homeland)  and argentina is interesting as roby's homeland and the pope's

 

-from W4E's viewpoint this comes to where and when to ask sir fazle abed to contribute to a tedx and can we get paul farmer in the same roster (that way every change process inside world bank could also be linked in ); meanwhile next friday naila is actively searching san francisco with matt flannery friends in kiva so any west coast connections eg bedy of 500 women you can recommend can help her; I dont want to prejudge what are the other top 5 regional or other questions on her mind- literally last week the first lady of kenya asked naila to visit  nairobi again in january to rebrief on all the connections naila has made in the last year just at the same time as the ethiopians in silver spring had presented us the 5 billion elearning satllite yazmi as a tipping point in education
you can see that the devil is in the details of what collaborations do you both see next as most vital; also when eg we have mentioned linking in branson from jamaica is that going well for your team (if not naila may know one or two ways through friends of friends -eg she is closely connected in la with a major sponsor of world bank youth summit in 2013 and they helped field a tech genius alumni out of bransons school); this same sponsor has contacts with kagame in rwanda- kim and farmers main epicentre of community health networking out of africa (therefore arguably where all end ebola elearning and real learning processes will be designed before economic regeneration investments in liberia, sierra loene rf guinea can be impactedled  by pro-youth economists george soros and other relevant billanthropists and millennials networks)
maybe if we can find a few immediate examples we can start to develop a better process of exchange between the two of you and any of your colleagues
please edit draft agenda above as much as you wish
cheers chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
ps I dont know if my friend  monica yunus or CNN Gabi Frias  might have anything to add cross-culturally  if you have Gabi's email please relay on as she  committed to helping linkin latin americans to atlantas attempt to change youth and peace's world next november- I will be in Rome in january checking any loose ends I can; also ana please relay mail to bedy if possible

 

 


From: Ana 
To: christopher macrae <chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk> 
Sent: Friday, 12 December 2014, 17:14
Sure. 
Chris, if you want send me a list of topics you would like to include in our meeting on Tuesday, so I can prepare a draft agenda to have a efficient meeting.
Best,

On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 10:20 AM, christopher macrae a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" target="_blank" href="mailto:chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk">chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
wow i need to find out more about general assembly in haiti in june- maybe thats the place to do the tedx with sir fazle and paul farmer
is it practical to introduce your main haiti correpsondent by email or find out whether she or he already has contacts at the teaching hospital in le mirebalais
 
the one time I chatted to paul farmer personally it was very clear le mirebalais is the centre of his world anyway we can celebrate it is good- wonder for example could we circulate a leaflet on it at panama? or whats the right way to linkin haiti?
 
 
 
 
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as well as any deadlines you have on trying to converge tedx
naila and anna lu will next discuss that 19 dec in san francisco with global financial inclusion teams
world bank tedx and open education team tell me to get back to them from 5 january- core connector there is on annual holiday back in asia

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To: christopher macrae a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" target="_blank" href="mailto:chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk">chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk> 
Cc: W4E
Sent: Thursday, 11 December 2014, 21:30 Subject: Re: haiti

Yes of course! It's very important to us as well. We have a YABT Ambassador there who is very active. Also we have the next General Assembly in June in Haiti so it's of a great importance for us at the moment.

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ana- haiti is very important to me at the moment - do you have any youth colleagues there?
thanks chris

Meeting of Ministers of Culture Convened by the OAS Concludes in Haiti

  August 13, 2014
The VI Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities, focused on “Cultural Interdependence in the Context of Globalization,” concluded today in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in a ceremony that featured the participation of the Minister of Culture of Haiti, Monique Rocourt, and the Executive Secretary for Integral Development of the Organization of American States (OAS), Sherry Tross.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the participants adopted the Declaration of Port au Prince on Cultural Interdependence in the Context of Globalization, which describes culture as “an essential component of development that favors social inclusion, the fight against poverty, cooperation, exchange and local development through enhancement, protection and promotion of the traditions, values, and identity of the peoples of the Americas.”

In the Declaration, the cultural authorities committed to working with partner ministries, the OAS and other concerned institutions to establish the Citadelle Cultural Cooperation Program, which will “offer training opportunities and cultural exchanges for young entrepreneurs working in the area of development of cultural products and services.”

The also committed to “exchange experiences and support public policies that encourage cultural entrepreneurship, the development of systems related to improving the capture of data and measurement of the contribution of culture to the economy, and the design of cultural programs that contribute to the development of local communities with social inclusion and innovation.”

In her closing statement, the Haitian Minister of Culture said that "at this meeting, we discussed several topics that are of concern to us all, which enables us to design a roadmap for permanent exchanges in the future. We are certain that the ideas expressed during this meeting will serve as the foundation for numerous cultural projects and cooperation agreements among the different nations of the Americas represented here."

For her part, Executive Secretary Tross said that "The Declaration of Port-au-Prince which the Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities have approved reflects the importance that countries in the Hemisphere attach to preserving and promoting intercultural dialogue, respect for diversity of cultural expressions, and culture's role in supporting sustainable development in our communities." She also noted that "culture is also a big contributor to local development, to economic growth and to social inclusion."

Ministers and senior officials with responsibility for Culture from 23 OAS member countries took part in the two-day meeting, as well as representatives of the private sector, academia, civil society and high-level experts, who emphasized the intrinsic value of culture as a distinctive, unique and inseparable feature of communities and its role as a common denominator for the integral development of the peoples of the Americas.

Attendees discussed various issues such as cultural entrepreneurship as a tool for innovation and social inclusion, how culture impacts local development, and culture and its intersectoral linkages, particularly, the linkages between the culture and tourism sectors.

The meeting saw the election of the new Inter-American Committee on Culture (CIC) authorities. Haiti was elected to serve as Chair with Guyana, Paraguay, Argentina and Barbados as Vice Chairs.

At the meeting Barbados offered to host the Seventh Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities in 2016 and Paraguay the Eighth Meeting in 2018.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at www.oas.org.

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http://myeconomics.ning.com/for…/topics/americas-millennials strange but true if global health is ever to be socially valued out of every village/community it will have been the millennials golden triangle of Bangladesh, Boston and Haiti that helped empower the transformation what economists never knew how to wholly value at the world bank until 2012, and now whats happening next in 2015 as millennials unite round their own goals -rehearsal 1 road to nobel atlanta nov 2015 http://youthcreativelab.blogspot.com

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BANK, AT THE OPENING OF THE DEMAND SOLUTIONS EVENT
Tuesday, December 2
Buenos días. Good morning. Welcome to the IDB.
I feel that, in honor of our keynote speaker, Secretary Madeleine Albright, I should be able to
greet you in at least six languages. But two will have to do.
I also want to give a special thanks to Richard Blum and the Blum Center at UCLA for backing
this event. 


A few months ago, just before the World Cup, at an event in Sao Paulo with President Rousseff
and President Lula, I asked why Latin America doesn’t produce scientific prodigies just as easily
as it produces soccer superstars.
Why don’t we have a Messi of mathematics, a Neymar of nanotechnology or a James Rodriguez
of software?
We could also ask ourselves: where are the Latin American versions of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk or
Richard Branson?


Part of the problem is that, in terms of science and innovation, we’re only warming up while
other countries are already winning championships.We only need to look at the number of patent applications, a simple proxy for a country’s
capacity for technological creation and innovation.
South Korea, which has a population of 50 million, registered 12,400 patents last year. Latin
America has 12 times more people. But we only registered 1,200 patents – one-tenth of the
Korean’s total.
How can we begin to narrow the gap?


We could start by approaching science, entrepreneurship and innovation with the same passion
and discipline that we devote to raising great soccer players.
But we also need to create a culture that celebrates the achievements of our scientists, our
entrepreneurs and our innovators. Because Latin America has them, and very good ones at
that. But, as Miami Herald columnist Andres Oppenheimer points out, we hardly ever sing their
praises.


We need to learn to accept failure as an integral part of the process of learning and creating,
just as they do in Silicon Valley.
And we need to create platforms to let our innovators shine, to help them connect with other
groundbreakers, and to inspire new generations.
In that spirit, we’ve organized Demand Solutions, bringing innovators from around the world to
put them in the same room with young entrepreneurs from our region.
We hope this will stimulate a cross-pollination of ideas, leading to new projects capable of
changing our people’s lives for the better.
Because, here at the IDB, we want innovation to become a driver of development in Latin
America.
Our region faces huge challenges that won’t be simply “fixed with an app.”
We will need system-wide innovations: solutions to big problems such as our high schools’
devastating drop-out rates, the chaotic traffic paralyzing our cities, and the red tape choking
our citizens and our businesses.
That is why I also believe that we need to innovate right here at the IDB. This isn’t easy in a
bureaucracy with rules and procedures built on decades of practice.
But we’re determined to create a culture where innovation isn’t something we do once a year
at some event, but rather a daily discipline, and a better way of approaching our work.Today we’re opening a window to the world in order to draw inspiration from others.

Over the next 12 hours we’ll meet fascinating people and we’ll learn about incredible
innovations.
We’ll be inspired by Tallis Gomes, a young Brazilian entrepreneur who started his first
technological business when he was just 14. We’ll also hear from 3M, a company that’s been
innovating day in and day out for more than 100 years.

We’ll find out how Mexico City’s government is harnessing the creativity of its entrepreneurs,
artists, and neighbors to innovate in its Laboratorio de la Ciudad.

We’ll learn how Latin American creative talent is being exported as cloud-based services,
competing mano-a-mano with the giants of the advertising world.

We’ll meet a Californian teacher, the daughter of Nicaraguan immigrants, who’s revolutionizing
how children learn how to read.

We’ll meet a living example of globalization, a Danish entrepreneur who helped shape Start-Up
Chile, a pioneering program in our region.

And we’ll close with an “entrepreneurship evening,” where 16 outstanding Latin American
entrepreneurs will present their ideas to a panel of experts and to the audience.
I want to underscore that these young people’s projects aren’t about coming up with pastimes.
They’re about finding practical solutions to real problems.
Not that there’s anything wrong about creating clever games. In fact, companies such as Rovio,
the creators of Angry Birds, are shaking up how we approach early childhood education.
But some of these young entrepreneurs’ ideas could be actual game changers. One project
could potentially unlock the doors to effective job training for millions of Latin Americans who
need to upgrade their skills in order to have a shot at better jobs and a better life.
This is exactly why we’re holding Demand Solutions.
Because we want to celebrate and be inspired by these young innovators who bring their fresh
eyes, their enthusiasm, and their sense that no problem is unsolvable if you work long and hard
enough at it.
We have a very full day ahead of us.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)


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Young Americas Business Trust

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) is a nonprofit corporation, that works in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) to promote social and economic development among young people in the western hemisphere and around the world. YABT executes a wide range of activities focused on leadership, of which Young Americas Forum constitutes its flagship program.

Event Details
The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) is pleased to invite young people, youth development organizations and the international community to the Official Announcement of the IV Young Americas Forum: “For the Participation of Young People in the Process of the VII Summit of the Americas, to take place on Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00 pm (EST) at the OAS Main Building (17thSt. and Constitution Av. NW, Washington, D.C.). The Announcement will be followed by a Reception.
The Young Americas Forum (YAF) is organized by YABT in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama and the Summits of the Americas Secretariat. Since the IV Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 2005, the Forum has accompanied the Summits process consolidating a solid platform for young people to participate as Social Actor in the Summits Process.
AGENDA:
WELCOMING
18:00 - Ambassador Alfonso Quiñónez, Executive Secretary, Secretariat for the Summits of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS)

OPENING
18:10 - Sherry Tross, Executive Secretary for Integral Development, Organization of American States (OAS) and Member of the Board of Directors of the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT)

SPECIAL REMARKS FROM THE VII SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS HOST COUNTRY
18:15 - H.E. Luis Miguel Hincapié, Viceminister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama

PRESENTATION OF THE IV YOUNG AMERICAS FORUM
18:25 - Valerie Lorena, Executive Director, Young Americas Business Trust (YABT)

18:35 - Video Presentation

18:40 - Roy Thomasson, Chair, Board of Directors, Young Americas Business Trust (YABT)
Recognition to the OAS Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, H.E. Albert Ramdin, for his leadership on advancing youth development in the Americas

CLOSING REMARKS
18:55 - H.E. Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States (OAS)

RECEPTION
The General Secretariat of the OAS and the YABT invite attendees to join us for a reception in the occasion of the visit of His Excellency Luis Miguel Hincapié, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama, and distinguised delegation.
Have questions about The Official Announcement of the IV Young Americas Forum? Contact Young Americas Business Trust

Naila and I have become quite closely networked with the continent wide teams of www.ticeamericas.org which is youth's space within the OAS (Organisation of American States) to champion entrepreneurs and youth futures -additionally our ethiopian tech wizard stefanos attended launch party of this event 6 weeks ago and its workshop was most exciting for me event of the 2nd world bank youth summit. In improving triangularisation of east coast, west coast, americas south - naila's next san francisco trip is this friday. 

please see eg this forbes write up

Apoyan a emprendedores en América Latina y el Caribe - Forbes México  -my rough english translation of this article is footnoted

 
 
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Please can you tell me who is the closest person in your network actively linked in to TIC in chile. This is one of the special years - once every 3 years - where finalists use the same exhibition and training space as the heads of states meeting panama april 2015

The people we now know are the young people from the americas who first brought this event to OAS - Organization of American States: Democracy for peace, securit... nearly 12 years ago. They admit that there's much more work to do, but they also find literally every partner in dc who wants to be projected as letting americas millennials entrepreneur their own futures. They work closely with the president of www.iadb.org who formed strategic partnerships with blum at berkeley who have turned global poverty into most popular minor and require most students to do a field project in the america

What we can immediately do out of dc is 2-fold:

1 challenge other continents to develop a similar process and exchange what they are best at - eg the americas is the only space without elearning satelllite yazmi additionally as i think you know Naila's own tri-hemisphere partnership swapped nanocredit leads in asia with african origin so she copuld get ahead with nanocredit global financial inclusion of americas women and youth; she has been asked by kenyas foirst lady to give a start of the year review

 

2 talk up all the connections until we find who will help with linkins to rome (pope, peace laureate summit, club of rome, gorbachev/soros, iabd agriculture)

note that jim kim is now half way through his 5 years term- so his advocacy of invest in millennials has to be assumed to be a temporary platform where the OAS is immovable - almost literally at one end of the white house's garden - if only all united nations structures had more of its pro-youth culture

anything else you can suggest that knowing all the decision makers and most connected people in this network around dc can lead us to

once we have tested this idea and demonstrated it can help make links you are looking for please tell other countries you have close relationships with  eg through iadb I have become very excited about the brazilian bedy yang who runs three things one out of brazil and the other 2 out of san francisco- it would be invaluable to know whether your brazilian partnering universities already linkin or would want to linkin with her

 
 
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chris macrae

ps chances that my daugeter will go to dc's catholic university from fall have increased- so any way I can make beltter links with rome are good- i see that the pope'

s latest freedom is to break down walls between usa and cuba- previousl;y the only enterpreneur to dare to do that being paul farmer since cuba has one of the  most economical healthcare systems in the world

 
 
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The YABT announces January 15, 2015 the deadline for registration to participate in the tenth edition of TIC Americas.

By Ana Paula Flores

Navigating the world of entrepreneurship involves circumventing high waves and hungry sharks. Starting up and scaling an entrepreneurial innovation requires contextual practice of numerous tools and techniques but now empowerment and collaboration  through hi-trust networking can  accelerate these social leadership capabilities with the support of organizations promoting entrepreneurship.

One of the organizations supporting the continent's most prominent venture is Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) . It has 15 years of experience this supporting hundreds of young companies to consolidate. http://www.ticamericas.net/en/partners.php As part of the collaboration strategy, YABT link in with the Organization of American States (OAS) and sponsorship by the sustainability and talent cultures of PepsiCo, and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas), with the support of the Central American Bottling Corporation and Columbia's Postobon. The tenth edition of the annual  Talent and Innovation Competion of The Americas will be held in Panama in April 2015.

The TIC Americas is aimed at young people between 18 and 34 years who are citizens of member states of the OAS. The development process is divided into three phases: first, competitors perform their registration via Internet, improve their business proposals registered BOOT Camp and projects are evaluated by international experts. In the second phase, the best projects are awarded after being assessed and validated ;All finalists receive training and plenary sessions on entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. The third stage provides the possibility that the winners will meet with advisors and potential investors, and assist and Next Links Business Labs.

The competition is divided into five categories: social innovation, economic innovation, Innovation Challenge Caribbean and, most recently of all, Eco-Challenge, whose main goal is to develop business projects that ensure environmental sustainability; and cultural appreciation.

Participants in TIC Americas include start-ups. Examples:

·        Mexican Aventones winning TIT America 2011, which focuses on optimizing core transport in large cities through the use of empty seats in private cars with a digital platform in which the members are organized and plotted common routes;

·        Inventive Power, finalist in 2012 and focused on producing, distributing and marketing solar panels entirely made in Mexico; 

·        Solben, won first place in the category Entrepreneurship in the 2011 edition of TIC Americas, and dedicated to using alternative technology to produce biodiesel made from vegetable oils and animal fats.

2014 winner of Social Innovation

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YABT has announced that it has extended the deadline for registration of TIC Americas until 15 January 2015. Interested participants can register on the website of the competition: www.ticamericas.net .

 

The TIC Americas Finals were held at the Convention Hall of the Central Bank of Paraguay, on June 1st and 2nd, as the opening event for the XLIV General Assembly of the OAS. TIC Americas is a program of the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) that supports young entrepreneurs in the hemisphere and worldwide. This year, TIC Americas included three main categories: Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC), Eco-Challenge, and TIC Paraguay.

In addition, the People’s Choice Award is given to the business team selected by their peers and attendees of the TIC Americas Expo. This year we are pleased to announce that the team Oga Katupyry, from Paraguay, was the recipient of this award.

The category of Talent and Innovation (TIC) includes two subcategories: Social Innovation and Economic Innovation. This category evaluates business and social projects that show creativity and new ideas in the proposal or business strategy. TIC awards are a joint initiative between YABT, the Executive Secretariat for Sustainable Development of the OAS, and the General Secretariat of the OAS. Congratulations to the winners in this category:

Category Team Country  
Social Innovation YouVo Chile View profile
Economic Innovation Pukavy Argentina View profile

The Eco-Challenge category evaluates business and social projects that offer an innovative solution to environmental problems. The Eco -Challenge Awards are a joint initiative between YABT, PepsiCo, and CBC. Congratulations to the winners of Eco- Challenge:

Category Team Country  
Eco-Challenge Ilumexico Mexico View profile
Eco-Challenge Greenetics Ecuador View profile
Eco-Challenge Central America Sistema Permacultural Guatemala View profile
Eco-Challenge Caribbean Tambran by Tamara Grenada View profile

TIC Paraguay is the National Award category, sponsored by Vision Banco, which evaluates local projects demonstrating innovative ideas and solutions for young entrepreneurs of Paraguay. Congratulations to the winning team of TIC Paraguay:

Category Team City  
TIC Paraguay Oga Katupyry Coronel Oviedo View profile

Moreover, YABT Staff recognizes the remarkable commitment of the national and international judges when evaluating all finalists. The success of the Ninth Edition of TIC Americas would have not been possible without their contribution.

This announcement ends the Ninth Edition of TIC Americas, held in Asuncion, Paraguay, in which 24 teams of talented young people from 16 countries throughout the hemisphere competed over the past two days. YABT is delighted with the outcome of this year’s competition given that more than 4,000 young people registered their businesses, and intends to increase the participation of young entrepreneurs for the Tenth Edition of TIC Americas, next year. YABT staff were thrilled at the turnout of more than 400 people who attended the 2-day finals.

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