worldrecordjobs 260 years adam smith, 60 fazle abed, osun soros -Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma

cracking the nut is arguably the most interesting value chain summit on agriculture especially as seems to be the area of greatest advance obama admin has made in field of foreign assistance

unclear whether this is 2011's or 2012's line -up



African Union Commission
Boulder Institute of Microfinance
BPI Globe BanKO, Philippines
BRAC Uganda
CARANA Corporation
Cardno Emerging Markets
Chemonics International
Chevron Corporation
CRDB Bank PLC, Tanzania
Catholic Relief Services
Deloitte Consulting
Ecom Trading
Fair Trade International
Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Nigeria
General Mills / Partners in Food Solutions
Grameen Foundation
Greylock Capital Management LLC
Grupo Calleja/Super Selectos Supermarkets
INCOFIN Investment Management
Inter-American Development Bank
Karisimbi Business Partners, Rwanda
LAPO Nigeria
Mercy Corps
Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock, Honduras
Olam Americas Inc
Opportunity International
Oxford Policy Management
Project Gaia
Red River Foods
Fundacion Sembrar, Bolivia
Social Enterprise Associates
Unispice, Guatemala
West Africa Trade Hub
Yes Bank, India


environments and set the direction for their country’s transformation.
Cracking the Nut 2012 will share competitively selected best practices through five focused themes:

  1. Expand to New Markets. With soaring population rates and rising living standards, agriculture and agribusiness are poised for unparalleled global growth. There is rising demand from growing and increasingly urban populations in developing countries. Sessions under this theme will show you how to identify and serve new markets that offer significant growth and income potential.
  2. Tap New Sources of Supply. With increasing consumer awareness of fair trade, organic and specialty foods, many firms are realizing that sustainable sourcing from aggregated small-scale agricultural producers not only appeals to consumers, but also reduces risks in the supply chain and stabilizes prices. Learn how to tap new sources of supply, certify quality, increase productivity and reduce costs while contributing to sustainable production.
  3. Create Effective Partnerships. Agribusiness success relies on knowing the market, where and how to source affordable and reliable inputs, and access to financial services in a timely manner, especially in the face of complex economic, environmental and social challenges. This theme will highlight how innovative public-private partnerships can overcome obstacles and facilitate access to information and services in a cost-effective manner.
  4. Make Finance Work. Finance and impact investing are expanding in ways that serve rural and agriculture markets, creating competitive, financial and social returns. However, many companies still struggle to make finance work for their suppliers. This theme will showcase innovative approaches to sustainably increase access to finance and investments for rural and agricultural supply chains. Come see how an increasing number of impact investors are designing innovative approaches to sustainably support rural and agricultural markets by combining guarantees, insurance and technical assistance funds to reinforce financial and social impacts of their funds.
  5. Leverage Positive Government Support. This theme will demonstrate how to work with governments to create enabling environments that provide proper incentives for players to invest in rural and agricultural businesses and its supporting infrastructure.
What’s the Return on Investment?
  • Gain expert insight from industry leaders who want to share their knowledge and experience with you!
  • Understand the power of public private partnerships to maximize business growth and stability in local and global markets.
  • Learn how to create successful partnerships in emerging markets that produce triple bottom-line results.
  • Network and do business with 300+ decision making professionals who have strategic relationships with governments and donors, creating trend setting business development ventures.
  • Forge new business deals and partnerships to improve your profile, profits and impact

Shailee Adinolfi

Manager, FS Share Project, Chemonics International

Ms. Adinolfi is an economic growth specialist at Chemonics International with 10 of years of experience in ICT and private sector development. Her areas of specialization are micro, small and medium enterprise finance, and mobile technologies for development. She is currently the technical coordinator for USAID’s $6 million, Financial Sector Knowledge Sharing project (FS Share) providing direct support to USAID’s EGAT office in Washington, DC and USAID missions globally. Conducted mobile phone banking assessments in Ethiopia, Zambia and Tanzania, and provided backstopping to mobile money research and action plan development in Afghanistan, Indonesia and Malawi. Her publications include, FS Share Enabling Mobile Money Interventions.

Girish Aivalli

Country Head of Food and Agribusiness Strategic Advisory & Research, YES BANK, India

Girish Aivalli is Country Head – Food and Agribusiness Strategic Advisory and Research at YES BANK. YES BANK undertakes advisory projects in the areas of Food Processing, Dairy Sector, Large Scale Farming in Africa, Agri-Infra, Supply Chain Management, Modern Terminal Markets and Agro Food Parks. Girish has also worked with Cargill in India, and was heading their procurement and operations for the grains and oilseeds business. Girish also worked in Indonesia and Ivory Coast with Olam International. Girish is well recognized thought leader in the Food and AgriBusiness industry and a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s National Council on Agriculture.

Cinar Akcin

Manager, Economic Growth, Cardno Emerging Markets

Cinar Akcin has 10 years of business development and client service experience for private and public sector entities. As a Manager at Cardno Emerging Markets, Mr. Akcin provides technical assistance and project management on international donor projects in the areas of small business growth, local economic development and financial sector reform in Angola, Zambia, Bosnia, and Serbia. He has served as Cardno’s Project Manager for the Zambia PROFIT Project. In that capacity, he also worked with one of Zambia’s largest banks on improving its distribution network to provide access to finance for the rural poor. He holds a Master degree in International Economic Policy from Columbia University

Sukhwinder Arora

Principal Consultant, Financial and Private Sector Development, Oxford Policy Management, UK

Sukhwinder Arora works as Principal Consultant, Financial and Private Sector Development at Oxford Policy Management, UK. He has 30 years of experience in international development programmes. He has worked on design, as well as delivery and review of policies and programmes to enable poor people to participate in and benefit from financial and other markets. This work included 10 years in direct delivery of development programmes to the poor in India and 11 years as DFID private sector development adviser in India, UK, and Bangladesh. He contributed to the seminal book ‘The Poor and Their Money’ with Stuart Rutherford.

Gulce Askin

Project Coordinator, Project Gaia

Gulce is the current Project Coordinator at Project Gaia, Inc. Gulce coordinates communications, finance and logistics between Project Gaia's administrative office and its various field sites. She has worked to secure funds to expand Project Gaia's international work. Gulce has field-experience in Ethiopia and research experience in social-impact technologies and public-private cooperation for clean energy development. Gulce holds Bachelor's degrees from Gettysburg College in Political Science and Globalization Studies and is fluent in Turkish and Spanish.

Naty Barak

Chief Sustainability Officer, Netafim

Naty Barak is the Chief Sustainability Officer of Netafim, A pioneer and the world-leading provider of Drip Irrigation solutions. Prior to his current position, he served in a number of managerial posts including Director of Marketing, Executive VP of Netafim USA, and President of Netafim South Africa. A member of Kibbutz Hatzerim, Naty studied International Relations and Political Science at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at Tel Aviv University's Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration. Netafim is the largest player in the global irrigation industry, combining comprehensive in-house agro-knowledge with professional engineering expertise.

Max Baumann

Planning Officer, GIZ

Max Baumann was born in Heidelberg, Germany and studied political science and business administration. After first work experiences in the area of development aid at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and in Agriculture at a consultancy for the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, he joined GIZ (German International Cooperation) in March 2009. Since then he has been working as Planning Officer on several PPP-projects in the field of agricultural extension and education in Africa and Asia.

Saurabh Bhat

President & Managing Director, Development & Sustainable Banking, YES BANK, India

aurabh Bhat is the President & Managing Director – Development and Sustainable Banking (DSB) at YES BANK. Saurabh is also responsible for developing YES BANK’s Knowledge Management practice in the Development Banking Space and, as part of his overall leadership, has a Business Consulting team focused on the Food & Agri space. Prior to joining YES BANK, Saurabh was the Country Head – Structured and Project Finance at Barclays Bank, India. He has over 14 years of experience in various capacities in leading organizations like Citibank, Rabobank, Calyon Bank and ICICI Limited. Saurabh holds an MBA Degree in Finance from XLRI, Jamshedpur and a B.Tech (Chemical) from IIT Bombay.

Russell Brott

Director, Food Analytics, Fintrac

Russell Brott is the Director for Food Analytics at Fintrac Inc, a leading US-based agriculture consultancy. In this capacity he manages the company’s portfolio of projects and activities focused on commercial market analysis, food security analysis and analysis of the enabling environment for agriculture. Russell led the development of USAID’s AgCLIR diagnostic, a tool widely used by the US Government for understanding strengths, weaknesses and priorities for legal, regulatory and institutional reform in the agriculture sector. He has previously worked and lived in Africa and Latin America.

Roger Brou

Director of Finance and Business, West Africa Trade Hub

Roger T. Brou joined the Trade Hub as the Business & Finance Director, bringing expertise in agribusiness financing, project finance, and bank-to-bank finance. Brou taught mathematics and science in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, before moving to the U.S. to earn a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and an MBA. Roger was as an investment officer and then regional manager for HSBC in West Africa and was based in Abidjan. Roger later joined Phoenix Capital, an equity firm, as Project Director with a focus on Energy. Before joining the Trade Hub, Roger founded his own agribusiness and logistic company which is was running in Cote d’Ivoire.

David Browning

Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, TechnoServe

David Browning is a Senior Vice-President at TechnoServe and head of TechnoServe’s global coffee practice. David joined TechnoServe in 2003 and has served as Regional Director for Latin America, Vice President for Business Development, and Senior Vice President, Coffee Initiative. He currently manages TechnoServe’s Strategic Initiatives. Prior to joining TechnoServe, David worked for McKinsey and Company. Before McKinsey, David held positions in the manufacturing, petroleum, and retail industries. David holds an MBA from Yale University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, and a Master’s degree in Advanced Finance from the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia.

Mark Cackler

Manager of Agriculture and Rural Development

Mark is Manager of the Agriculture and Rural Development Department of the World Bank. He joined the World Bank in 1981, after working as an Overseas Representative for John Deere Intercontinental, Ltd., based in Thailand. In 2000, he was appointed Manager of the Agriculture and Rural Development for Latin America. In 2007, Mr. Cackler was appointed Manager of the Agriculture and Rural Development Department of the World Bank, where he oversees the World Bank’s global programs for rural poverty alleviation, agriculture and natural resources management. He has economics degrees from Oberlin College and the University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Anita Campion

President, AZMJ

Anita is President and Founder of AZMJ, a global consulting firm that specializes in rural and agricultural finance and enterprise development in developing countries. Anita is an agricultural finance and value chain specialist with more than 20 years of experience in international finance and private sector development. Previously, she worked for Chemonics International, managing projects related to SME finance, leasing and bank restructuring, as well as prudential regulation and supervision of microfinance institutions. She also led research on agricultural value chains and designed training tools as Director of the AMAP/Knowledge Generation project.

Saugato Datta

Vice President, Ideas42

Saugato Datta is a Vice President at Ideas42. He works with partners to design, test and scale policies and products that use behavioral economics to benefit poor people in developing countries. He is also responsible for Ideas42's broader education and dissemination activities. Before joining Ideas 42, Saugato spent 3 years writing about economics at The Econimist in London. Prior to this, he was a researcher at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. He has published papers on development and labor markets, and is the editor of "Economics: Making Sense of the Modern Economy", the Economist's guide to economics, published in 2011.

Loïc De Cannière

Managing Director, Incofin Investment Management

Loïc De Cannière joined Incofin Investment management as CEO in 2001. Before joining Incofin, Loïc worked for 6 years at Dredging International, one of the largest marine engineering companies in the world, where he was responsible for structured finance operations. He also served as chief of staff of the Minister President of the Government of Flanders (Belgium) and vice-chief of staff of the Minister of Public Works of Belgium. Loïc studied economics at the University of Louvain and philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy in Munich. He is fluent in English, French, Dutch, German and Spanish.

Jennifer Denomy

Director, Youth & Financial Services, MEDA

Jennifer Denomy is the Director of Youth and Financial Services at MEDA.. She manages projects in Egypt, Morocco and Afghanistan, supporting non-formal education, workplace safety initiatives and access to decent work for youth. She also facilitates the SEEP Network’s “Innovations in Youth Financial Services” Practitioner Learning Program. Prior to joining MEDA, Jennifer worked as a pedagogical manager of a teacher training center in Germany and a curriculum designer for BRAC’s Nonformal Primary Education Program in Bangladesh. Jennifer holds an M.Ed. in Comparative, International and Development Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and an MA from McGill University.

Joe Dougherty

Technical Director, Economic Growth, Cardno Emerging Markets

Joe Dougherty has been a trusted advisor to leading financial institutions, governments, corporations and non-profit agencies for twenty years, during which time he has worked in thirty countries. Early in his career, Joe worked with an agricultural export company in Costa Rica and then with Bank of Ireland’s Agribusiness Unit. More recently, he served as Senior Financial Sector Advisor on USAID’s landmark PROFIT project in Zambia and he currently oversees the AusAID-funded Market Development Facility in Fiji. An essay he wrote on sustainable agricultural development in Africa was published in USAID’s Frontiers in Development in May 2012.

Fleming Duarte

Financial Specialist, ACDI/VOCA

Fleming Duarte in an international consultant in project management and microfinance, and is currently Project Director on USAID/Paraguay Productivo. For the last 15 years, he has performed as senior investment and management roles in the private sector as well as with multilateral organizations. He has worked for the last ten years in providing banking advisory services to SMEs in México, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Chile, Brazil and Paraguay. Previously, he has been Project Director for the IADB Global Microcredit Program at the Central Bank, a Program Analyst for the Private Sector Development Program at UNDP, and an SME operations specialist at IADB.

Henry Dunlop

President, Ecom Trading

Henry is President/CEO of Atlantic (USA), as well as a Managing Director of the parent company Ecom AgroIndustrial Co., a leading global merchant in coffee, sugar, cocoa and cotton. He joined Atlantic in 1988 and has guided the firm to be the most successful physical coffee and cocoa merchant in North America. Henry started his career in commodities with ACLI International after attaining a B.A. from Gettysburg College. In 1975, he moved to Colombia to be first Assistant Manager then co-Manager of Compania Cafetera de Manizales, Ltda. In 1986, he became first Vice-President and then President of Inter-Continental de Cafe, Inc. (New York), continuing his role as merchant, hedger, and risk manager.

Jeff Dykstra

Executive Director, Partners in Food Solutions/General Mills

Jeff serves as the Founding Executive Director of Partners in Food Solutions, a consortium of leading global food companies - General Mills, Cargill and DSM - who are committed to improving food security by sharing the knowledge and expertise of their employees with small and growing food processors across Africa. Jeff’s current work is shaped by having spent half his career in the business world and the other half in the development world (including two years in Zambia), leading to a unique and practical understanding of how both of these sectors can benefit from the other.

Albert Engel

Director, Division of Rural Development and Agriculture, GIZ

Albert Engel is Director of the Division Rural Development and Agriculture at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Previously, he worked as GIZ Sector Coordinator in Namibia where he was responsible for support to land reform, rural development and natural resources management. From 1995 to 2000 he worked as Adviser for rural development in Southern Africa. Before joining GTZ, he was partner at Team Consult Berlin a consulting firm specialised on project management and organisational development. Mr. Engel holds a MSc. in agronomy from University of Göttingen and postgraduate degrees in international rural / agricultural development from Technical University Berlin and Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Alejandro Escobar

Senior Investment Officer, FOMIN

Alejandro is an Agricultural Economist by training, and currently leads the Agribusiness Value Chain unit with the Multilateral Investment Fund. There, he has lead multiple projects in sustainable agriculture, financing of farmer cooperatives, development of investment vehicles for agricultural finance, and rural microfinance. Previously, he worked at Du Pont in the Global Supply Chain group of Tyvek, working on the development of global demand planning and financial forecasting tools. Earlier, Alejandro worked at MEDA in Bolivia and Peru as a technical advisor in financial management with cooperatives and farmer associations in the export sector. Later, Alejandro was an investment analyst for Sarona Global Investment Funds.

Alexandra Fiorillo

Vice President, ideas42

Alexandra Fiorillo is a Vice President for International Development at ideas42, where she manages product, policy and process innovation, field project implementation and analysis for international projects. Previously, Alexandra was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MicroFinance Transparency and Associate Director at ACCION International in Global Investments and Marketing and Product Development. In her 11 year career in microfinance and international development, she has worked as a microfinance consultant to Microfund for Women in Jordan, DFID's Financial Sector Deepening Project of Uganda, and Development Alternatives, Inc./USAID. Alexandra holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College.

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Dennis Flemming

Project Director, Niger Delta Partnership Initiative, Chevron

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how do humans design futures?-in the 2020s decade of the sdgs – this question has never had moore urgency. to be or not t be/ – ref to lessons of deming or keynes, or glasgow university alumni smith and 200 years of hi-trust economics mapmaking later fazle aded - we now know how-a man made system is defined by one goal uniting generations- a system multiplies connected peoples work and demands either accelerating progress to its goal or collapsing - sir fazle abed died dec 2020 - so who are his modt active scholars networks empowering youth with his knohow n- soros with jim kim paul farmer leon botstein and with particular contexts- girls village development and with ba-ki moon global climate adaptability where cop26 november will be a great chance to renuite with 260 years of adam smith and james watts purposes there is no point in connecting with system mentors unless you want to end poverty-specifically we interpret sdg 1 as meaning mext girl or boy born has fair chance at free happy an productive life as we seek to make any community a child is born into a thriving space to grow up between discover of new worlds in 1500 and 1945 systems got worse and worse on the goal eg processes like slavery emerged- and ultimately the world was designed around a handful of big empires and often only the most powerful men in those empires. 4 amazing human-tech systems were invented to start massive use by 1960 borlaug agriculture and related solutions every poorest village (2/3people still had no access to electricity) could action learn person to person- deming engineering whose goal was zero defects by helping workers humanize machines- this could even allowed thousands of small suppliers to be best at one part in machines assembled from all those parts) – although americans invented these solution asia most needed them and joyfully became world class at them- up to 2 billion people were helped to end poverty through sharing this knowhow- unlike consuming up things actionable knowhow multiplies value in use when it links through every community that needs it the other two technologies space and media and satellite telecoms, and digital analytic power looked promising- by 1965 alumni of moore promised to multiply 100 fold efficiency of these core tech each decade to 2030- that would be a trillion tmes moore than was needed to land on the moon in 1960s. you might think this tech could improve race to end poverty- and initially it did but by 1990 it was designed around the long term goal of making 10 men richer than 40% poorest- these men also got involved in complex vested interests so that the vast majority of politicians in brussels and dc backed the big get bigger - often they used fake media to hide what they were doing to climate and other stuff that a world trebling in population size d\from 1945 to 2030 also needed to map. so the good and bad news is we the people need to reapply all techs where they are only serving rich men and politicians od every party who have taken us to the brink of ending our species- these are the most exciting times to be alive - we the 3 generations children parents grandparents have until 2030 to design new system orbits gravitated around goal 1 and navigating the un's other 17 goals do you want to help/ 8 cities we spend most time helping students exchange sustainability solutions 2018-2019 BR0 Beijing Hangzhou: BR6 Geneva, Luxembourg, BR2 Dhaka, Delhi, BR1 Tokyo, Seoul

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A03 BRAC banking system

K01 Twin Health System - Haiti& Boston

K02 Twin YouthWorldBanking: Haiti& Bkash (BRAC)

K03 Twin Open Society : Budapest-Rome - Economists and Peace Champions

A04 Africa & Asia's 5 Billion Peoples eleraning satellite Yazmi

A05 Triplet Open Apps Media Labs of Ethiopia and MIT and Ma-Lee (worldwide China)

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AFM11 MIT Media Lab Africa
AFM12 MIT D-lab and Abdul Latif with Toyota
AFM121 Polak last mile multinationals africa –eg green energy and clean water distrib
AFM13 Ibrahim Foundation
AFM14 Africa24tv
TB1 Free University and Jobs Schools
TB11 Open Learning Campus Africa
AFM15 Young Africa Society –world bank ypa milennials’ goals 2.1
AFM2 Jamii Bora –end slums youth banking and partner labs
TB20 Primary financial literacy curriculum – eg Afaatoun out of Orphanages
AFM21 Bridges primary schools
TB21 Love of self- empowerment curriculum – eg Maharishi (TB1)
TB22 Coding curricula from primary up
AFM31 Kiva Africa
AFM32 Acumen
AFM33 BRAC African Girl Jobs-creating banking
AFM34 Eagri-Africa
AFM35 African health millennials www –and PIH Rwanda, Free Nursing College Africa
AFM36 Mara Foundation
AFM5 Nanocredit
AFM6 USADBC - diaspora association benchmarking african food security value chains
AFM61 –diaspora multi-country celebrations eg AfricaTip (AgeTip)
AFM612 Makerfaireafrica
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BOM2 mit every students an entrepreneur
BOM21 MIT100k
BOM3 mit media lab -open source wizard entrepreneurs and new commons
BOM30 Negroponte $100 Laptop
BOM31 Joi Ito
BOM32 reclaim our learning
BOM4 MIT open education movement
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BOM52 networks of cashless banking technolgists
BOM53 innovations journal
BOM6 partners in health/brigham womens hospital
BOM61 value chain networks club inspired by pih and world bank millenials
BOM62 ypchronic
BOM64 Haiti training hospital - connector of neraly free nursing college
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BOSF2 Khan Academy
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Out of The Economist since 1972 Macrae's viewpoint Entrepreneurial Revolution argues that the net generation can make tremendous human progress if and only if educators, economists and all who make the biggest resource integrate youth job creating into the way their worldwide purpose and impact is valued join in ... 43rd Entrepreneurial Revolution Youth Networks Celebration..

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hottest youth-spring question of our life and times-can online education end youth unemployment for ever ? yes but only if you help map how!

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Dad (Norman Macrae) created the genre Entrepreneurial Revolution  to debate how to make the net generation the most productive and collaborative . We had first participated in computer assisted learning experiments in 1972. Welcome to more than 40 years of linking pro-youth economics networks- debating can the internet be the smartest media our species has ever collaborated around?

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2013 = 170th Year of The Economist being Founded to End Hunger

2010s = Worldwide Youth's most productive and collaborative decade

 1972: Norman Macrae starts up Entrepreneurial Revolution debates in The Economist. Will we the peoples be in time to change 20th C largest system designs and make 2010s worldwide youth's most productive time? or will we go global in a way that ends sustainability of ever more villages/communities? Drayton was inspired by this genre to coin social entrepreneur in 1978 ,,continue the futures debate here

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  • 1) e-ME
  • 2) 8 week tour of grameen curriculum and uniting human race to poverty museums
  • 3) 8 week tour of brac curriculum and mapping microeducation summit for post 2015 milennium goals

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  • 4) 8 week tour of africa's free university and entrepreneurial slums
  • 5 what to do now for green energy to save the world in time
  • 6 nurses as 21st world's favorite information grassroots networkers and most economical cheerleaders more



  • 7 how food security as a mising curricululum of middle schools can co-create more jobs than any nation can dream of
  • 8 pro-youth economics and public servants
  • 9 celebrating china as number 1 creditor nation
  • 10 questions worldwide youth are asking about what was true last decade but false this decade because that's what living in the most innovative era means

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