While American officials and proponents talk about diversity and a market place of ideas, here at home, those in other countries under the imperialist thumb are learning that capitalism and those who are the representatives or captains in industry are the ones who matter when it comes to policy.
An example of this is a recent marketing conference in
designed to teach the African officials how to accommodate corporate leaders.
In the Nairobi, Kenya US and Europe
billionaires who have done well in the US market place just happen to be
political and philosophy thinkers as well. - សតិវអតុ
This can be seen in this article; "Education Imperialism in Africa Turns Nasty - Uganda Police Harass Researcher Investigating Schools with Ties to Gates, Zuckerberg, and Pearson" in Huffpost Education:
"European exploitation of
Africa started with the
trans-Atlantic slave trade in the 16th century. It continued with colonization
and imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries and is primarily economic in the
current era of globalization. European, American, and now Asian capitalists
smell profit and move in. Sometimes they claim to bring benefits such as
civilization, Christianity, philanthropy, and development, but their goal is
always how much money they can make. The latest missionaries in Africa are tech and education companies, and like their
slave-trading and imperialist predecessors, they do not hesitate to play dirty.
Last week, tech and education companies held a self-congratulatory marketing conference in
called Education Innovation
Africa 2016. Its official purpose was to “seek” ways “to deliver
transformational and sustainable education businesses as well as collaborative
approaches with African governments.” The event was held in Nairobi, Kenya Africa,
but it was not an “African” event. Of the fifty-one speakers pictured
on the website thirty-two appear to be were of European background and many of
the non-Europeans were also not sub-Sahara Africans.
The conference was also not an “education” event. This year’s theme was “Driving Impact in Private, Social and PPP Education Projects in
Africa.” Organizers want to “unite
key education leaders at Ministries, Educators, Programmes and Edtech
companies, together with Capital Providers at PE, VC, Impact, Development Banks
and Corporate Programmes” to expand public-private partnerships, the PPPs. Only
two of the listed speakers were from academia. Forty-four of the
fifty-one represented corporations of non-governmental agencies, and five were
Advertised speakers included Gregg Alpert of Pearson Affordable Learning Fund, Biju Mohandas of the International Finance Corporation, Vineet Bewtra of Omidyar Network, Julia Moffett, Director of Innovation at Equity Group Foundation, Kenyan education investors Ayisi Makatyani of Fanisi Capital and Anthony Wahome of AG International Limited, and Nairobi County Education Executive member Christopher Khaemba. Khaemba, who started out in the Kenyan military and then became a teacher and school administrator has been promoting entrepreneurship for the last decade and has close ties to the Kenyan government."
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and Europe now rule the world!