Soon to be presented at washington dc wilson center, this report on how china's agriculture can go green offers benchmarks most nations could compare as well as analysis of what missing incentives will slow down progress unless rectified
|sdgscotland.com invites you to action network Glasgow University's 3 most important alumni of SUSTAINABILITY GENERATION Adam Smith James Watt, FAZLE ABED ..partners of abeduni.com include:|
SDG 5 4 3 2 1 0 welcome to Asia and the top 5 sdgoals 50 years search scaling the most exciting collaborations women-led communities empower
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250th year review of moral sentiments and industrial revolution
green economics- the younger half of the world's only hope
|Coming soon Fieldbook of Fazle Abed and 1 billion girls empowerment. I see these as 7 chapters of the fieldbook of Abed and womens nation building. Are you able to see if Shameran Abed agrees these are close to honoring his father's purpose or do you want me to do that? |
Chapter 1 Ending poverty with financial services - Chapter 2 Ending famine with village agriculture and 100% employment of women geared to community building and celebrating nation's market/entrepreneurial advantages
Chapter 3 Raising life expectancy from 25 below to close to world norms through maximising last mile health service capacity with collaboration focus on affordable life-shaping solutions for infants and mothers
Chapter 4 Education designed to value's the (girl/boy) child's life, love of self, communal dignity of everyone as an action learner and livelihood co-creator Chapter 5 Community as (global village) platform search for collaboration in resiliency and family-led conscious effort to respect every person and nature's dynamics Chapter 6 Did Abed discover optimal framework matching The Economist's 150 year searching for Entrepreneurial Revolution ie a third movement to mediate historic empires, big politics and big corporate through intergenerational and inter-hemisphere sharing of advances in engineering. Specifically matching Von Neumann's definition of industrial revolution 3 as era of above zero-sum value exchange modeling coherent with 100 times more tech per 8 decades 1945-2025 compounding to everyone's collaborative and natural advantage. Chapter 7 Exploring Abed's checklist of the most urgent work to be done through the decade after his passing and purpose of the younger half of the world in connecting first true decade of sustainability generation through hi-trust behaviors and borderless transparency of data mapping integrating every GPS
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America's john kerry: glasgow november is humanity's last best chance ...economistdiary.com next un zoom -2021 year of living dangerously close to extinction -
THANKS be TO Glasgow U alumn fazle abed- small may be beautiful but in ending poverty, large scale coalition empowering women community building is essential..1billiongirls.com asks how many 1 billion dollar sdg investments a year can women empowerment coalitions inspire: brac bangladesh billion dollar microfinance loans ; abed ultra poor billion dollar grants a year; bkash billion dollar cashless banking for poor ; brac bank billion dollar youth engagement and sme city bank; billion dollars of lowest cost remittances; billion dollar investments in each of 5 ages of schooling ; billion dollar vaccine empowering poorest families grants ; 10 agricultural value chains whose crop sxcience and ai data is networked around poorest asian farmers...
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Tuesday, September 20, 2022
|HOW 5 Extraordinary MEN EDUCATED & LINKED IN MY URGENT CONCERNS FOR PREVENTING EXTINCTION OF YOUTH ESPECIALLY SIR FAZLE ABED.Having gained an MA in statsitics at Cmabdrige's main maths lab DAMTP (Colleg Corpus Christi) I am intereted in data and purpose- specifically are we designing sustemsd that are advancing the human lot or ending it.I did not know that was my interest when I ended formal studies aged 22 in 1973. Dtata that I saw more of than most people led me into this as wellas what became a fascination for people's live stiries - particularly fazle abed and john von neumann as wellas the 3 most recent men in my family tree. This web site isd mainly an attempt to curate how anybody who wants today's kids to be the first sdustainability generation probably needs to be aware of at least 30 cooperative platfomrs that Fazle Abed and a billion poorest Asian womne built over half a century from 1970 when ended being Royal Dutch Shell's leading young asian engineer tonembark on helping build what emerged as the largest new nation (today 8th most populous, then in 1971 so poor (90% without electricity) that Kissinger caled it a basket case. If you want to test whether you can gain from learning from Fazle Abed's alumni including quarter of the world's people then in English there are mainly 3 outstanding booksd - one new summer 2022, the next written by arguably Canada's mots experienced human development networker james Smili circa 2008; thse first written on brac's firts 9 yeras - or yoiu can look at AbedMooc whoch student journalists and I compiled through 16 visits to bangladesh. Although I have only studied Fazle Abed for 14 yearsd now, he was introduced to me by the japan Ambassador to bangladesh in a way that connecetd with the other 4 men'sd life expereinces. Dad died in 2010 and in remebrance of his sub-editing of end poverty at the economist, the ambassador kindly organsiaed 2 brainstorming dinners with fazle abed. Through this means we hear of the future cooperations that most concerned him. Each of the 5 decades of Abed was amazing - the firt half of his 50 years designing partnershipmplatforms with vilage women whose grassroot networking withhout electricity was word of mouth and one they had gained literacy through currciulum of lifelong learning geared to stsraing upo smallest but most urgent of community busiensses.Three of the men whose life work I have studied most were the most recent men in my family ie dad , and my 2 grandfathers - one of whom wrote up India's Independence aftre quarter of acentiry of mediation with Gandhi in the city then called Bombay (now Mubai). My paternal gradfather worked in British embassies between the world wars mainly collectin intel on the calamitie aboyt to happen due to hitler and stalin. My dad having survived spending his last days as a teenager navigating airplanes allied bomber command out of Burma (today;s Myanmar) had more good fortune. After being in keynes last class, he joined the Economist was seconded to new york for the year of 1951 where he met Von Neumann at Princenton. Neumann asked him to mentor Economist journalist in the greatest scoop ever - what =goods will peoples do with 100 times more tech per decade through the century 1930s to 2020s. Although all 5 me'sstories interact systematically if you support the UN SDGs or uniting 8 billion peoples in preventing extinction - I do suggest you access one of the sources on fazle Abed as well as work out what to you is the relevance of one billion poorest womens endeavours and partnership platfomrs over the alst 50 yeras and tech leap(frogs) interacted around Guterres by the tech envoy and any deep data AI partner of UN2 digital roadmapping. While governmenetsd are faced with ine revolution -getting back to servant leadershi; the web and education is now embracing its 3rd revolution in just over 2 decades; whereas according to world economic forum insudtry is being asked to navigate its 4th industrial revolution , and japan the country turned dad's war time enemy to greatest inspiration for Asia Rising from 1962 -see teach for sdgs has asked g20 platforms to value society5.0 as well as Osaka data track. If you look at which nations most consustently supported abed's billion women empowerment I condlude it was the anglo dutch cultures which he had got an inside track to in his life as an enegineer and Japan which has given back to Asia wherever its unique tech advances co-ctreated win-wins. America and the rest of the West followedthe clinton's pathway guided by Muhammad Yunsu stirytelling. I admire great stories as chnaging peopels motivations but if you want to understand how a billion poorest womens productivity today offers deep clues to sdg challenges please make sure you check out at least one source of Fazle Abed. I have tried to explain my biasses; I am happy to donate a 30 minute zoom to anyoone who has questions..|
Hello my name is Chris Macrae -email@example.com currently in washington DC region but helping prep Glasgow's 265th Adam Smith Moral Sentiments Summit June 2023. I spent my working life on the future search of most purposeful organisations, markets and cooperation networks. This seemed to be an interesting way to apply my MA in statistics which I acquired from Cambridge's leading maths lad DAMTP, Corpus Christi 1973. It also blended with responsibility for the most valuable question ever asked: what goods will peoples do/build with 100 times more tech per decade through the century 1930s to 2020s.
My father had met Von Neumann in 1951 in Princeton whilst on a year's secondment to New York from London's Economist magazine. Von Neumann asked dad to train economics journalist in the question of 100 times more. Both men had experienced bads that technology could do. When dad met Von Neumann the greatest web of mathematicians had less than 6 years left to work on goods after spending most of their energy on the bad of the nuclear arms race.
My dad had only been jobwise free to question the goods of life after spending his last days as a teenager navigating airplanes in allied bomber command stationed in Burma. He was blessed not only with survival but "google maps" in his head of the old world. Moreover, Gandhi-Einstein-Neumann offered Norman a heroic GENerational viewpoint of mediating which came from dad marrying Sir Kenneth Kemp's daughter. Sir Ken's last job was writing up the legalese of India's Independence after 2 decades of dialogues with Gandhi given Kemp's responsibility as Chief Justice of Mumbai. Kemps had brought pharmacy to India - although today Kemp's Corner is mainly a rounabout in the city centre of Mumbai.
My firts two employers were the UK's national development centre for computer assissted learing and National Ipinion Polls. These provided me with questions on the future which interacted with the start of father's 4th decade of valuing Vo Neumann's question. So in time for an alterive to Orwell's Big Brother endgame, we first published 2025 Report in 1984. This sought to map exponential timelines if the expecetd 8 billion brains of the 2020s were to be multiplying the greatest goods that humans and artioficial intel could bring to mother earth
Our datestamping of worldwide webs1 and 2 was pretty accurate. But so far the good purposes may have been declared as goals elders intended the millennial generation to be the first to sustain. They have not been actualised. In this final edition of 2025 report, we make the case one more time that transforming education is the key to the door of all joyful and productive future lifetimes. We leave to an appendix a checklist of timing opportunities to chnage systems that have so far been overshot.
I would like to clarify the oportunity and threat dynamic of Von Neumann's question at least as I understand it. Von Neumann was not predicting that everyone would have simultaneous access to experumenting with 100 times more technology. This brought moral judgements to valuing good - search for way above zero sum valuation of purpose and know that uniting 8 billion peoples futures on earth wpouild require nations to stop externalising risks at their borders.
Indeed the root cause of world war 2 was what had become the assymetries of the 8 most powerful nations - 7 white and representing less than a sixth of peoples. To scots who brought the world the start of engineering, a world in which the vast majority of children being developed in mid 20th century had no access to the benefits of engineering needed not only rectifying but positive reconciliation by those whose process of world domination had used slavery, gunpower and genocide, or control of how/why market trade was mapped.
BURDEN OF ENGLISH MINDSET
The transformation of the English langiage from the verse of Shakespeare to the science of newton offered advantaes to minds primarlit programed and communicating with this code. But by 1843 London Scot James Wilso had founded The Economist to raise debates with Royal Society and Queen Elizabeth hersself. If Engloish democarcy aimed for good, why had Lomdon's parliamnet passed Corn Laws that effectively starved half of the Irish peoples. And what mischief was the globally most powerfgul coprpoarte Eaest Indoes company up to - could it be prevented from ruining half of all human livelihoodsd on the subconinents of India and China.
From Adam Smith through to John Von Neumann there was a clear and present concern for systems expoenetail consdequence. Vin Neumann hoped that his alumni would not only celebrate the joy of abundeany=t analytic and communication capabilkities but clarify how we code both mind and machine to go way above zero sum market maps. To the extent that Kennedy decalared two extraordinaruy visions for 1960s moon race and world of interdependence, he seems to have been the last american president fully in tune with expoenetially advancing the human lot. Still with twin ai lavs facing the 70+% of people despendemt on pacific ocean and teh 20% most depende3nt on atlantic trade, the 1960s appeared to offer a remarkably improved position for uniting nations than 1945.
Writing in 2022 it is evident that chuman civilisation has not yet advanced as many goods as von neumann hoped for. Mathematically I feel that valuing the netwoirk a child is born into offers us ways of mutual understanding between parents and youth of the world. May I suggest that we seieze the chnace to design wed 3 as if hg wells was corect in saying civilisdation is a race between eduxcation and catastrophe. I think itb helps to see the future history of human kind as have spun through 7 webs. Web 1 started around 1990 literally with friends of berners lee who moved his location from switzerland to MIT. Web 2 leapt into a whole new ballgame with smart personal deices- both the apps the mobilised and the data they gave a very few big orgabsiations control over. So if every millennial is to enjoy being the first sustainability generation a lot of cooepration (eg the un2 franeowrk at the very elast) must be designed into web3. May i suffe=hgest that before web 1 the age of tv mass media was dominant for how and who could most shape society as well as growth. Before that access ti electricy before that the beginning of engines; before that the first to naviage old and new world. Its important to study who did what wuth furst access to these 7 worlds and how did they value their privileged opportunity as first exploieres in relation to the rest of humans and family building
The main education idea of 2025 report was that the world would be celebrating children whose identity is sempowered by their own skills dashboard and bot curatormatching next lessons with next livelihood aspiration
this book will invite you to explore the action agenda- by designing this digital learners agency and web3 eduation optimally for today's youth and tecahers youth can evolve the first sustainability generation - yes solve peace and climate chanelnges as well as health nutrition and ither purposes. However to prepare for this i suggesdt a tour of the 6 cooperation platforms that Fazle Abed arguably the greaest educatior built
legacy 3 and estanblished 3
most cooperative university in women graduates world
adpatation exchnage between the third or most ruralpeoples
zoom and meta me up scotty- how fast can we chnage curricula
etablished 100k women o=commnuiyty building
1 billion women advance to be as productibve as men
leapfroging into web wporld with mobile and sdolar having missed out the wprld of electricity grids and fixed line coms
and then participate in a game - if you could carry pack of 52 playing crads around with uyou - which 51 world record job creators would you choose so that any time you encountered people facing a sustainability chalenge you could suggesdt an alumni group they might furts gain from cooperating with
2022 action sdgemetaverseprize.org ed3dao celebration of 9pieces UN2
mimimum, 3 more nfts
women community builders among young professdionals
continue celebating ascendants in un egov rranking -who will match mongilia as globaldigital2022 world leapfrog chmapion
(somehow europe meeds a plan that makes most russians want a world beyond putins vision - having spent 25 yeras designing the oppoosite -the eu may have a lot to chnage educationally among elders as well as youth)
somehow americansd need to chnage politics to celebrating being loinkedin with rest of worlds diversity
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Both sides of my family tree comprise diaspora scots. My mother grew up in Bombay while her dad sir kenneth kemp mediated dialogues with Mahatma Gandhi dircted towards independence of the quarter of the people of the indian subcontient.
My dad Norman Macrae was home schooled in Britieh Emabassdy's including Stalin's Moscow to age of 13. His father had been doing graduate studies in heidelberg when world war 1 broke out. Speaking German he became a british envoy of intel especially the wrongs of Hitler and Stalin. Dad went on to spend his last days as a teenager in allied bomber command Burma campaign. You could say this gave him google maps of pacific and indian coasts and much of the old world a geeration ahead of other historians or futurists let alone professional systems designers
Surviving world war 2 he enjoyed 3 extrardinary mentors- last class of keynes cambridge (see eg last chapter of general theory of employment, money & interest), sir geoffery crowther who had just finished editing the centeeary biography of The Economist and Von Neumann. Dad met von neumann in Princeton while seconded to New York for a year by The Economist. Von Neumann asked dad to mentor Economist journalists in the most balauble question evcer asked - what Good will peoples do with 100 times more tech every decade 1930s to 2020s. (In those days before the emwpoerment by neumann analytic tools, economists slide rulers could not manipulate many numbers- so probably most economists were for good philosophers. Would economist be chnaged for better or for wirse?
This later question might be quite consequential for species sustainability. If the exponeneial growth of applying Glasgow's engines had been a root cause of world war 2 between the 8 financially biggest empires of 1939 it seemed important to design systems by 2020s so that 8 billion beings were freed from wars and the basic constraints of life that history has so far led many children to be born into. It wasnt until age 39 that The Economist let dad ssign one annual survey. So in the 1950s his reporting as only journalist at Messina bort of EU was anonymous. Dad chose to make his first 10 surveys from 1962 focues on peoples whose freedom he sought: Japan Russsia, latin America ... South Africa. There was huge joy that Japan 1962 had discovered rising models relevant for all of Asia and seconded by JF Kennedy. Immediate opportunities for freeing other peoples were not so clear , still norman made checklists of what needs to happen and how the rest of the world's people need to seize future windows of opportunity so that tech for good means sooner retahrer than later every next birl of boy born enjoys a quality chance at life. Erath has abundant diversity. There's quite enough natural assets for every child to thrive if we unite peopels in positive emotional inteligence instead of hate that media histiries and tech leaps have previously been prone to.
Actually I was born in 1951 and soon after my bitrth my parnets left for new york. My gayhgetr was born in 1997 the year the clintons started an annual millennials cheering event called microcreditsummit. I was interested to finnd out what the connections were between von neumanns work, my dad's work and that of women empowered networking which has been the greatest human development miracle since 1970 across tropical asia particularly bangladesh and tropical china. In 2007 my data had started to die of cancer but picked up an advance copy of dr yunus social business book. We sampled 2000 copies to students and 10000 youtube style dvd interviews of yunus leadership team. Dad hosted his ast public birthday party at The Royal Automobile club - a last chance for journalists and youth to work out how women empowerment fitted into the goods of von neumann alumni searches.
What I discovered was somewhat sad. Yunus had got too close to the inspirational story telling that buoys up the us democratic party. It had iondeed helped him win the nobel prize. But it had angered bangladesh prime minister whose father founded the nation. She made sure yunus forfeited his bank - there was a government rule than bank directors had to retit=re at 65. Meanwhile you might hope university professors or at least public broadcasters like the bbc had got the right end of the curriculum of how a billion village mothers networked to end the extreme poverty that had arisen from no access to electricity grids but which from late 1990s became a game of leapfrog partnering with solar and mobiles. not onw western university, and certainly none of 100 i interviewed (as part of sponsoring yunus) offered the real knowhow the greatest good in population terms ever generated. If you have any doubt look at the top 30 cooperation platforms. which we have filed details on after 16 visits to Bangladesh and studying how 12 years before Grameen Bank'soeiudnance a former shell oil ceo sir fazle abed had started devoting 50 yerar to empowering women to build last mile health microfranchises, local agriculture to end starvation, sch0ols and much more.
Of course now we are hurling into post covid 2020s. Do you think knowing the reality of asian women empowerment helps the reality of how to help Antonio Guterres lead digital roadmapping Un2.0 .Its flabbergasting that in the 70+ years of trying to mediate what to do with 100 times more tec/decade the UN has become the first major western gov institution advancing this good. Perhaps every gov can learn from UN2.0 if we the peoples all help guterres now and web3 freedoms never yet webbed nor mediated
Monday, May 30, 2022
hepatitis a can be transferred to produce when handled by ill agri people who havent washed their hands
but this doesnt explain why organic foods ofetn seem to be more prone to this
latest case us/canada strawberries
Produce can become contaminated with hepatitis A if it is handled by someone with the infection who has not washed their hands properly, according to Britain’s National Health Service. Washing food items in dirty water can also lead to infection.
The FDA said the potentially affected fruit had been sold nationwide in at least nine popular grocery chains, including Aldi, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and Walmart, adding that the strawberries were “a likely cause of illness in this outbreak.”
Monday, March 28, 2022
In 1970 (at today's population levels) 1 billion asian vilage women were illiterate and without livelihoods primarily beccause their places had not been connected to the first 200 years started up round glasgow machines (smith, watt0> Thgey had no9 access to electri8city gri8dss let alone other energy or communications infrastructures (IT1, 2). By energy we mean bot energy machines need and food/water inpouts needed to feed and sustain human health. Indeed these vikage mothers were often destined to average life expectancy 45 - thats over 20 below world average (critically it means a whole generation of knowledge building is lost- whats the point of going to college if more than half your life is gone before you get a paper certificate?
Education networks traveled through
word of mouth/person to person action learning to
plus primnted word education
plus lrapfroging to apps when solar and mobile offered viilage women giant leaps
What mattered in buiklding an education system foir 90% rural people which bangaldesh was born to start up eiund as world's 8th largest and poorest nation?
NON LINEAR EDUCATION
-most relevant whatever the age
indeed brac started with adult action learbning of village micr0ofranchsies - designed round positive cashfkow however small and vital community need - eg most productive rice microfranchise- even a franchise through whiuch one vfilage mum visited her route of 300 hoi,mes a welk selling teh 10 most basic medicines - by starting last mile healths ervoce here brac became the nations's largest wholesaler of basic medicines (lowest cost best quality improvements) whiclt the village mom became her community fo 300 families mpst trusteed helath adviser- soon she was in the middle of oral rehdration practices, explaining why nationwide vaccination with ORD and diet bring down iunfant deaths from one in three to rest of world norms - in the porocess the pressure on moms to breed 10 children families would too come down to comparable worldwide places
after brac's first 12 yeras of training vilage moters as microfrachisers they demand brac start the world's largest non-gov primary schooling system geared particularly to their daughters
the figure shows how 6 components iof non linera education were integrated over abed's half centurey economic and hujan developement which up to a billion villlage mums built. This put the educational dimension of bith community , national and global investmnent as much in the middle of deep data innovation as food health, finace. Abed was always searching for lifelong partners- he builkt teh world's largest ngo collaborations -30 plus when mapped by time they weere next piece needed for vilage women ending poverty as well as effectively speaking the first 4 sdgs and 5-16 seen as platforms scaling humnan development 100000 person communities at a time where all lives matter with women ensuring that is what drives development (eg heaslth sciety grows economies leyt alone sustainability expoentialks across generations not vice versa
Sunday, January 30, 2022
hi could we connect? my dad the economist\s norman macrae was also first biographer of von neumann--; FEB SEES 2nd neumann bio "man OF THE future" published; aim to help von neumann family with ai hall of fame survey - who's AI is helping millennials be the esg cop26 & sdg generation?CHRIS.MACRAE@YAHOO.CO.UK WASH DC WWW.TEACHFORSDGS.COM
chris.macrae.co.uk writes (dedicated to 12th year since dad Norman's parting) Ironically as a clan that values networking of livesmatter communities and the in the entrepreneurial revolution of small entrepriese and startup networking for humanising artificial intel and sustsinability :
my first 3 jobs were for the old (British) Empire's Ministry of Transport, Office of Population Censuses and Survey's , National Development Project in Computer Assisted Learning . From there I spent 25 years market modelling societal purposes of the west's biggest corporations (eg helping MIT compile 1980s first database on that0 to discover that father and my 1984 book on would tech sustain millnennials had gone badly off copurse (9/11 and in the place why my daughter was 4 at playschools, anthrax in the sma post, snipers shooting the local xmas tree seller, national institute of health appearning bliunder than a bat to community safety.. How will the rest of humanity play out - is there a future history beyond 2025 - EconomistDiary.com 2035rport.com . Ironic for a brain t5hat loves maths small as my mind is compared with mathematicians that made US East Coast 1920s-1950s ready for space and so much moore.
Chris Macrae DAMTP MA Statistics 1973 Corpus Chriti College CANTAB (Oxbridge)
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
260 Years of First & Last Chances of Man and Machine
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Still Not Getting Energy Prices Right: A Global and Country ...
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Our Definition of Ending Poverty - a world designed so that each next girl or boy born has a good chance at life- in turn this means every community is designed to sustain this goal
History distributed life opportunities very unevenly geographically- even as President Kennedy declared the 1960s goal of racing to the moon - the majority of peoples lived in rural areas without access to electricity and with life expectancies over 20 years below
Once you know that it should be no surprise that the entrepreneurship's number 1 university partnership of last mile health is closely related to partnering universities in ending poverty; ...
The main ways a billion village women in Asia ended poverty were through microfranchises :
replicating last mile rice production where knowledge linked ti alumni of borlaug increases village productivity several fold
designing last mile health services in bangladesh over 100000 village others made positive cashflow by doordashing 10 non prescription medical items; each mother had a route of 300 homes to visit weekly; over time she because the most trusted person for medical news such as when to get vaccinated
It wasnt until 1996 solar and mobile partners came to villages that village networking could be anything other than person to person; after that both internet and university could be designed to both connect partners COLLAB platforms and both microfranchise specifications and deeper research - see these 36 collaborations which have turned brac into both the largest ngo partnership and the number 1 universities of 1 early childhood play, 2 last mile medicine, 3 ultra poor financials services...download one page guide
U of Last Mile Health
U of Early Childhood
University of End Poverty
Women Univeristy of triangularising : end poverty, grow middle claas, go green
Journal of New economics- G;asgow University- friends of Adam Smith Scholar
Between founding in 1843 to 1990 The London Economist overarching editorial purpose was mediating end of poverty.Its sub-editor Norman Macrae 1947-1988 was also biographer of John Von Neumann and advanced the logic of The Economist December 1976 that designing every community as a thriving place to ne born into would need bottom-up transformation in which biggest corporates and governments were likely to pose the greatest compound risks to the 21st C celebrating the first sustainability generation
Thursday, October 14, 2021
why are partners in university of early childhood p;ayschools huge jobs opportunity of sustainability generation
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
is anyone's knowhow more important to sustainability generation than the late great fazle abed? download this 1 page document to tour 36 collaboration networks he and a billion poorest women developed over half a century- use our 36 index system to linkin who's working on solutions he would celebrate
from economistafrica.com check out this jack ma 2021 champions connecting with abed alumni subnetworks
smart climate village collabs 5.5
james grant world class public health colleges for poorest 4.6
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Chapter 3 Core to nation building of Bangladesh's fisrt 50 years was raising life expectancy from 25 below to close to world norms through maximising last mile health service capacity with collaboration focus on affordable life-shaping solutions for infants and mothers
While the new nation of Bangladesh wasnot known for world class inventions in 1971, it did have one medical solution that would rock the world of pediatrics. In poor tropical (humid) nations up to a third of infants die of diarrhea. If a mother knows (Oral Hydration) how to mix boiled water, sugar and salt in correct proportions she can save her infants life. While this invention was discovered in the East Pakisan cholera lab, nobody had found a way to market a potentially zero-cost cure. The networking of this across the whole rural nation of Bangladesh and over to China was to be what the first 3 head office employees of brac found partners to action network principally Unicef’s James Grant who was overjoyed both to fund brac’s nationwide oral rehydration educational campaign to every village mother and make his own life’s work that of storytelling OR to every developing nation leader.During brac’s first 14 years Abed's focus was designing business microfranchises; accepting a huge grant like UNICEF’s was the exception. The opportunity from brac wining the un year of the child competition and it was what extended brac’s rural womens networking from the 100000 person metavillage (see chapter 5) to practically the whole rural nation. Almost as miraculous as Oral Rehydration is the first health service microfranchise Abed designed – a sort of doordash of 12 non prescription medicines franchised as a weekly visit to 300 homes per village mother making a living as a para-health servant. This also led to these mothers (which grew into 80000 village businees-women) being the most trusted guide to all sorts of health happenings. Read on - chapter 3 coming soon
Monday, August 30, 2021
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Chapter 4 Education designed to value's the (girl/boy) child's life, love of self, collaborative teamwork, communal dignity of everyone as an action learner and livelihood co-creator
Most of 21st Century brac’s hundred thousand people are skills trainers distributed across rural Bangladesh who value Paulo Freire culture of service learning -indeed St Francis’ quest that female followers practice community health servants and male followers celebrate being nature’s deepest connectors; of course, here are a few engineers too; but I can’t remember having met a bureaucrat in the organization that Abed facilitated. Nowhere is data deeper than when you ensure you are always searching out what the poorest need to be included in the future
Frankly speaking the foundation of brac around skills trainers started from Abed’s biggest mistake. As one of Asia’s leading young engineers, in 1972 he used his life savings to build 15000 homes for 100000 people whose region had been flattened by the war of independence. Bangladesh is a crowded nation but in other ways Abed’s metavillage 5.1 was one of the most disconnected space in the tropics. No electricity, no engines of any kind. No sooner than this was built than Abed found dozens of women were dying each week of starvation; scores on infants were dying from dehydration. The desperate “educational” need was to develop business micro franchises in food production and last mile health services- and to train village mothers to operate these with positive cash flows however small but compounding positively
Thus 4.1 WOMENS LIVELIHOOD TRAINING – Through microfranchise design 1.1 and training village mothers’ productive community building to end poverty and actioning sustainability goals started what has become civil society’s most collaborative and largest 21st C partnership network
Bangladesh was born 8th largest and poorest nation 90% rural ie villagers without access to electricity. So women empowered action learning networks were all person to person. About 15 years into Bangladesh’s development village mothers could afford to demand village schooling for their children.
4.2 PRIMARY Brac built the largest non-government primary school system – over 40000 one room schools in little more than a decade. Village mothers operated these schools using brac’s own learning materials. Above all Abed designed in a loving environment for kids t experience but at age 11 moist outperformed city schools run by the government. Designing many children’s only 6 years of learning made it important to add in “missing curricula”: financial literacy is paractised at 2nd grade onwards; because brac village mothers deliver most of the last mile health services, health and safety practices are bult into the culture of being a brac student.
4.3 PARTNERS IN SECONDARY – GIRLS JOBS APPRENTICESHIPS PLUS. For various reasons including millennium goals focus on primary schools, Abed could not assemble funds fordesigning secondary schools. Instead he built mainly girls apprentice clubs to partner libaries as well as secondary school scholarships. Brac’s community culture maximised livelihood support for children/families that it linkedin
4.4 UNIVERSITY. 1996: In the second quarter of a century of Brac and Abed’s work tech partners in the form of solar, mobile started to come to the villages. Abed started up brac university. Everything brac and village women empowered networks could be updated there, and much more including the request probably first made by Mrs Stave Jobs that Abed work out which of Bangladesh women’s solutions could be extended to other countries. So, while the university aimed to be sustainability’s best national university, abed wanted to design solutions that graduates of collaborative sdg universities could apply the world over.
4.5 ECP. Early Childhood Playschools were a gap in education all over the world. So, brac university offered Asia’s first masters in ECP. Giving children the earliest experience of a loving space to developm has special advantages in places brac works from the poorest villages to refugee situations. Partners in Early Childhood Playschools can bring world class psychological inputs; and indeed, clarify why brain science supports action learning as the most effective method in so many skills from arts to computer coding to microentrepreneurship.
4.6 Luminaries of Education, Collaboration and Urgent Sustainability Generation. Anything humanity doesn’t yet know how to do- including living sustainably with nature- can only be massively solvable by Education. Before he died, Abed passed on the idea if education luminaries to Hong Kong and tech billionaire Charles Yidan and his newly emerging 4-hemispher education foundation: Yidan Prize & Yidan Luminaries. Luminaries connect practitioners if education with practitioners of anything that can be a solution youth need to be the first SD Generation. each year as well as celebrating new prize winners, luminaries are connecting 4-hemisphere stages for celebrating advances of 360 degree education – today and discipline including tech wizards can positively interact with bringing up the younger half of the world as first SDG generation. For example, Yidan’s director of partnerships is also entrepreneur in residence at Stanford. From Bangladesh to Hong Kong to Stanford to Cambridges (Boston and England) to Oxford to Wuhan let girls and boys joy of co-creating shine.
Chapter 5 - Designing Sustainability's 6 Decades of Collaboration Platforms Sustaining Women Empowered Community
Chapter 5 Designing meta-partnerships for community’s most exciting collaborations in sustainability
Synopsis Goal 5 Partner collaborations with Abed’s Billion Community ABC: NEWS – New Economics Womens Sustainability
If you were privileged to be a fly on the wall in any of the 50 years that Asia’s leading young oil company engineer (Fazle Abed) turned to suppirting village women end extreme poverty (starting 1970- cyclone kills million people around Fazle Abed ; 20th dec 2019 Abed’s last day on earth) you would have heard future debates on who in the world would join us in not just relieving this urgent crisis but empowering women to develop sustainable futures for their next generation
Over the half century, we identify these as 6 most exciting compasses (each multiplying development possibilities) which Abed as Moral Engineer invited partners to co-create -The Economist's 1970s entrepreneurial revolution quest in Abed's case so that a billion poorest women agented the end of poverty (apart from preventing extinction of all of us - the greatest miracle any economist will ever get a window into)
5.1 100000 personmetavillage – as far away from the first 210 years of humans and machines as you could find on earth in 1972. (Building 15000 homes with his life’s savings was in one sense Abed’s biggest mistake-- no sooner than this community was built than he found dozens of village mothers dying of famine in the village pathways each week – why hadn’t he focused first on the action learning challenge of designing village mothers’ micro franchises of food security and last mile health services – each day he failed to attract sustainable investment partners was a death trap for a few more village mothers)
5.2 Billion Girls Collabnetworking Fortunately the same sense of urgency was going on in tropical village China when women were also being told they were now responsible for equaling male productivity. The most exciting micro franchise swaps started – Chinese mothers wanted to learn oral rehydration, the Chinese had the rice seed most closely adapted to Bangladesh’s most unusual seasons/ecologies. Every entrepreneurial compass to end poverty was worth experimentally swapping apart from financing which for obvious reasons had different sources – compass 2 agricultural food security, compass 3 last mile health, compass 4 skills education, compass 5 100% women inclusion in village productivity. Extraordinarily 25 years before the UN declared sustainability development goals a billion Asian women knew what their life’s work needed to be adapted round!
5.3 Brac Internet -giant leap for rural girl-kind– 1996 saw bracnet brought by Japanese and Silicon Valley partners
5.4 Brac & Asia's 100 SDG University Partnership -What a double leap for mother earth – 2001 Abed partners start Asian's new university movement –aimed at attracting the world of researchers and data mapping most linked to the bottom 2 billion women and mens development. In launching a University in Dhaka in 2001 , Brac was also seeking collaborations wherever universities wanted their new graduates to scale up local worldwide solutions (see eg early childhood schools or ultra poverty graduation) that 50 million or more people urgently needed to get back onto sustainability orbits. The 21st C had commenced with Abed feeling a double sense pressure – he could see new tech accelerating impacts in Bangladesh that put brac in a business race to complete nationwide value chains but Mrs Steve Jobs had also asked him at a millennial goals party: why don’t you serve/share your goal's solutions with the rest of women's world? Sustainability world's most collaborative universities was to be the way to keep this intergenerational and inter-hemisphere commitment practical.
5.5 Climate smart-adaptability village networks- we talk a lot about sustainability smart city exchanges and heck do we need deep trust in mediating that – but don’t forget village women worlds also needs to travel through the last decade when preventing extinction is possible
5.6 zoom my last chances up scotty- perhaps there is poetic climate justice that the 260th year of what the heck did Glasgow start up around machines became a blended mediation where at least as much was being innovated in borderless zooms as the leaders thrones physically situated in Glasgow – the greatest human interest story continues at ecop26.com and where are you linking in from
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- Chapter 2 Ending famine with village agriculture and 100% employment of women geared to community building and celebrating nation's market/entrepreneurial advantages
Through the third quarter of the 20th century, famine was the biggest killer of Bangladeshi and Chinese people.
Fortunately solutions to ending famine in Asia had been demonstrated during the extraordinary peacemaking umbrella Americans had provided to the three far north eastern islands and peninsulars after world war 2.
KNOWHOW NETWORK SAVING THIRD OF WORLD LIVES- BORLAUGS GREEN REVOLUTION. By 1960, Alumni of Borlaug had shown that Japanese, South Korean and Taiwanese people could produce up to ten times more rice locally than had been historically understood. The 1960s was decade that Abed had become a rising Asian star at the Anglo-Dutch Shell Oil company, So Abed could easily find out where this green revolution was advancing across Asia.
Whilst many of the innovations Abed designed into village businesses took extraordinary entrepreneurial creativity, the first business microfranchises he designed for village mothers (in the 100000 person metavillage he had built in 1972 -(see chapter 5) tapped into thie obvious urgent need for local food security actionable by choosing relevant local adaptation.
Bangladesh’s tropical part of the Asan continent is not an exact enough match for rice productivity with the far (north) eastern places that had already succeeded with Borlaug-type seed customisation. The nearest successful adaptation had been made by tropical Chinese villagers. They were only too happy to swap their knowhow on how to end starvation with Bangladesh’s knowhow on oral rehydration (see chapter 3).
It's fascinating to see Abed’s sequential rollout of women-villager led markets – from rice to veggies for vitamins infants need not to stunt, to his first wife’s passion (Aravind) for village crafts including agriculture of silk cultivation targeted at gaining revenues from rich citizens, to what has become 14 value chains that 21st C brac enterprise lead nationally so village mothers are included in sustainable entrepreneurship. Of course other least developed nations may gain from a different profile of which agricultural markets to integrate around rural communities – but question – do you know of any other developing nations that has generated over half a century such purposefully matched agricultural development by and for rural families? Why or why not?
Footnote in 2020s Bangladesh has 3 main ways of earning foreign currency:
All three Bangladesh trades exist today because of empowering rural women to hold up half the sky. If economics is a moral let alone an exponentially sustainable profession it should demand truth in understanding how miracles of extreme poverty happened. We can learn from how both Bangladesh and Chinese women were the secret sauce of the greatest human development in history. We shouldn't be surprised that female villagers were loving enough to thank their networking connectors for sharing what life critical bottom-up solutions worked. The sources of finance were completely different. The Asset bases of the nations incomparably different. The mechanisms that changed women's role from breeding to business entrepreneurship were different. But in these extinction-prevention 2020s fake studies of clues we have to human sustainability will compound crises at every national border. The older half of the world bares an extreme responsibility for stopping ideology traps from destroying the younger half of our species. This was one reason why Abed's favorite topic of conversation in the 12 years 50 friends and I were lucky enough to study brac's future history was the collaboration of 100 Asian universities 95.4) whose graduates transparent connectivity would be crucial to diversity mapping- we get one dccade where human and artificial intel comes together: lets make sure the bottom up foundations of that mimic nature not manmade power games.
Saturday, July 31, 2021
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