invites you to action network Glasgow University's 3 most important alumni of SUSTAINABILITY GENERATION Adam Smith James Watt, FAZLE ABED of include:
  • U Last Mile Health

  • U Early Childhood

  • U finance to end poverty

  • let's celebrate triple-win economics=
    end poverty*grow middle class*go green

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
INDUSTRIAL REV 260th GAMES-cards of sdg-gen
diary: next UN sdg-games
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
welcome to lifelong action learning on ending poverty, celebrating health #AIforgood (glasgow's 260th year of first engineer james watt & first IR economist adam smith): growing green:
America's john kerry: glasgow november is humanity's last best chance 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 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...

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

 260 Years of First & Last Chances of Man and Machine

When Sir Fazle Abed died on 20 December 2019, the 260th year of Glasgow moral exploration of humans and machines was coming to an end. In the view of Adam Smith Scholars, few if any engineers have made more human sustainable application of machines than Sir Fazle Abed and the billion village women he helped empower from 1970 in their families and communities race to end poverty. That over a billion Asian villagers have ended extreme poverty is the greatest economic miracle at least the way Smithians value the purpose of economics. The uniqueness of the miracle is that for 25 years valiage mothers had no access to machines so they developed the most trusted person to person community networking round life saving skills. Once tech partners started linking in, the vilage mothers were ready to make giant leaps for nature and chld development. associates were privileged to visit Bangladesh 15 times since December 2007 mainly to listen to Fazle Abed. Perhaps uniquely we celebrated the opportunity created by the Japan Ambassadir to Bangladesh to join in 2 brainstorms chaired by Sir Fazle at a time when a kot of civil society was in flux. Sheika Hasina had just forfeited Grameen Bank from Dr Yunus. Abed's response was to double up on future projects that young women could look forward to provided the most sustainable partners were found. For example, he used one of the brainstorms to start inviting Asian Ambassadors to unite 100 universities' graduates in SDG collaboration projects. Since starting Brac University in 2001 he had demonstrated how university blended with digital and community collaboration offered a partnership platform unlike any ever seen before. 

He had shared research of how to expand ultra poverty graduation scaled in Bangladesh to what has become 50 countries and rising at the time of his death. Thats quite a lot of shared work for young economists to linkin everywhere through the UN's SDG decade. And the idea of connecting universities was in the Abedian mind a loving world with deep and diverse opportunity to innovate wherever sustainability challenges mattered.

We invite you to join in draft an updatable book on the most exciting collaborations global village world has ever seen, and the 2020s race to app these at every GPS on planet earth.

Abed's final gift returned to his core belief on education - create a space where children experience love and safety to an early childhood format. All over the world knowledgeable communities and parents are simultaneously recognising early childhood play as a missing opportunity; the "luminaries partnerships" Abed has formed around this education revolution are proof that parents and communities everywhere demand no delays in celebrating this development start for children the world over.

About 50 young journalists, mainly Asian for joyful cultural translations , have helped us search out how Abed's collaborations evolved  over half a century ago from what was potentially his biggest mistake - building 15000 homes for 10000 people in a space so isolated that dozens of mothers were dying of starvation every week. Abed had put his life savings into these homes; Abed not only pivoted but energised servant leadership - entrepreneurail revolution n less -  in designing microfranchise business to end startvation and to empower village mothers to linkin their own village health service. Fortunately his 1960s connections from a decade rising as shell oil companys leading young Asian engineer and chartered accountant helped locate in southern and eastern hemispheres  had to discovered how to produce 10 times more village rice and why veggie microfranchises were also needed as basic rice doesn't have enough vitamins to prevent infants from stunting during their first 1000 days. The first health service networks BRA=Colaboration built were probably what saved Bangladesh (8th largest and very poorest population ever born as a new nation) from being a basket case and why Chinese village mothers wanted to share analogous solutions in their own journey towards women hold up half the sky. Indeed oral rehydration invented in Bangaldesh became the number 1 celebration of Unicef James Grant wherever he led nations uniting around child development . And James reciprocated by sponsoring brac to go nation wide. James asked Abed do you have another core idea for village health services? Abed said continental scaling of vaccination. So anyone who linkedin with brac womens knowledge got to see how to do that too- no worries if vaccination literacy became as vital as other literacies!

What's  amazing about Abed is he practised engineering in a way that revolutionised the morality of development economics and he demonstrated over and over that collaboration not competition is the most valuable dynamic, poorest families empower by community scaled entrepreneurship must race together to sustain. So we hope you will help us improve this book if places and people you love are facing any sustainability crises. 2020s children need us to connect the simplest, lovig and most urgent practices to skill up in. When as Abed's women experienced for 25 years no communications other than people you meet, girl do you need trust, collaboration, focus on what businesses you enetrepreneur locally.: and yes when suddenly new technology partners seek you as they did through fazle abed from 1996, girl do you want machines to make giant leaps for girlkind, down on earth, with nature as your resilient judge.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021


by I Parry — Globally, fossil fuel subsidies were $5.9 trillion in 2020 or about 6.8 percent of GDP, and are expected to rise to 7.4 percent of GDP in ...

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Is it possible for media or universities to be designed to end poverty?

 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 one page guide 


partnership links 

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

 formats for eg kids 3 to 6 year olds show wide variations in outcomes but the good ones are fairly easy to benchmark now that abed university has 15 yera learning curve

hgoal 1 create a space in which kids and teacher love each other- have safe space; enjoy peer to peer events like circular sing songs
make sure teacher is respected by whole community 

make sure tehre is a fullstructural program - playbooks which are understood for their learning content (eg montessori is about 90 yeras int this)

thetre are also some special and some magic additions

specials if some or all kids are under huge stress (eg refugees) then there is now a lot of transferable knowhow on why this is the urgent stage to inetrvene and help reset child's school expereince

magic we now know that if for example children are still having readinfg difficulty - there is a 30 hour intervention (90 days of 20 minute ie abou one term to resolve this )- no child should leave at age 6 illiterate; this also means chhildren start with much more equality (good for everyone) at primary school

-there are huge adcanatge to community parents teachers as well as kids if best way of playschool is applied

poart 2 over last 14 yera we have received mire and more reports all of the world that half of kids are not going to find jobs unless they havenew abilities - eg enetrepreneurial and financial literacy wjasts jhappened is that classrook schools are gerareed t age of big employers that icreasingly doesnt exist; class room schools are not geared to amximsing apprenticeshops or community engagement even though these are where 21st c jobs are increasigly found

most skils now need esxpereintial practice- while we know a mistcian needs her own eperientual learning, its just as true of any use of technology or any perfor,ace in a service economy

by focusing the whole world on the emnw opportunity of early childhood we can resent relationships between school systems communite9s etachers kids and make sure that where needed all ages of schooling are redesigned

if you look at educational chpaters in 1984's 2025 report you will see much more exploration on why rechnology required chnage to schools; eleders have left it late not continuous belnding real and digital until covid came along- nows the time to make sure we seriously help everyone redesign including making sure teachers have time to relearn

if you look at antonio gutteres proposal to hold youth futuers summit in 2023 - the advantage will go to places that take the urgent opportunity to join in designing co-creative schooling processes which are simly at teh heart of playschool

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

download one page guide

from 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 synopsis 3 health

 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

synopsis chapter 1 financial services to end poverty

  Chapter 1 Ending poverty with financial services

Synopsis – over 50 years Abed designed financial services to connect all of the nation’s value chain of banking so that the very smallest business owner was included in affordable loans and good savings provided she worked hard and met her community’s life shaping needs. In 1971, when Bangladesh began as a new nation, 90% of people were rural. – most rural men were unbanked; in the case of rural women almost zero enjoyed financial services. From village banking for microfranchisees to city banking for SMEs and first generation citizens from rural to international remittances half a century has seen human development around a lot of financial service segmentation- Thanks to Abed those families starting with the least were never forgotten. Remarkably the world’s largest cashless banking system in terms of user population was one of the most recent consequences of partnering those who agreed with Abed’s purpose of banking as intergenerational in exponential impact and thus core to collaboratively celebrating sustainability goals

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Chapter 4 EDUCATION Synopsis


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

related synopses chapter 1 finance ; chapter 2 feed ; chapter 3 health;  chapter 4 educate 

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 and where are you linking in from

Friday, August 27, 2021

chapter 2 agriculture to end famine and to raise future hope -synopsis


- 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

 With an MA in Statistics Cambridge DAMTP, This is my 50th year working on media and mediating humanity's deepest goals - a concern of 4 generations of Diaspora Scots on both sides of my family tree. I live in Bethesda. I am on the editorial board of 2 Adam Smithian Journals out of Glasgow University - New Economics, Social Business.

Is there someone in your team who might be interested in discussing any of the following as well as sharing any collaboration projects you value?

I am looking for a co-author (2) to update final edition of 2025report- first editions were co-authored from 1984 with my father, Norman Macrae, The Economist's sub-editor of worldwide sustainability.
As a sole author I published Brand Chartering with The Economist Intelligence Unit- a new genre in search of design, learning organisation , auditing and futurising valuation of Exponentially Purposeful Leadership and partnerships (particularly those in educational transformation as digital media defined new millennium opportunities and threats)

Dad had met Von Neumann in Princeton 1951 and was encouraged to use the journalistic scoop- ask responsible local and global leaders what will they do with 100 times more tech per decade or million times more per inter-generation 30 years;  my father called this genre future history and entrepreneurial revolution, terms he coined in The Economist from 1968 and later partnered with such innovators as James Naisbitt and J Gifford Pinchot as well as more generally with Peter Drucker and Ezra Vogel.
There are 2 biographies of von Neumann one new- one written by dad; 
with Marina von Neumann my friends and family aim to survey AI Hall of fame - if Johnny was alive today who would he hope educators were linking in youth as first sustainability generation

Since 1982 when I consulted for Unilever Asia Pacific region (staring in Indonesia) for 14 years I have been to Asia over 50 times on projects including being the main coordinator of an MIT database on Societies' market needs.(What now is the S of ESG) . Today I am most energised in benchmarking new media projects out of Asia (65% of human beings) - topmost currently Home - beingAI   whose goals for humanising the metaverse are my number 1 search and inspiration  (  )

Following dads poverty alleviation interests as Keynesian I am also particularly interested in billion Asian women empowerment having visited Bangladesh 16 times interviews mobilising women4empowerment - 

sincerely chris macrae Bethesda mobile/whatsapp +1 240 316 8157

so many things i want to do in 2022 but cant unless connect with likeminded action people

 have a look at me at


linkedin unwomens

or some my webs 

if you see collaborations you want to be part of i am at

actually live near washington dc but try to work anywhere else!

Friday, July 30, 2021

 My father thought Neumann was probably the most under-biographed person relevant to the future so of course its great you've added to the field

There are some particular messages that I see as urgent - perhaps we could see if there are some we agree on

when i was at DAMTP in 1972 I used to hope that after von neumann's experience the most dangerous thing that could happen to a mathematician was getting run over by steve hawkins wheel chair -in those days the corridors of mill street were narrow and 15 mph wheelchairs were a menace

unfortunately it would appear that maths failure to map exponential systems is likely to make our grandchildren extinct

there was for example nothing that I could see  about understanding what adam smith neumann or indeed james wilson were actually about(at a distance) from cop26  or the way the g8 have failed to confront covid ahead of time ever month since dec 2019

covid is a much better metaphor than an amazon butterfly flying its wings for the double exponential crisis of being ever more communally hyperconnected but ever more ruled by top-down   legislators who have not modelled einstein's warning that man's science (and media) is a s fake as its macro levels of measurement 

although almost every discipline needs a translated one pager who what 1950s maths actually mapped, here are the foci that I argue with people every day on - and while i try and argue with optimism , urgency is now needed

1 ESG's - I do have an ESG-focused friend who is probably japans elder of finance in new york - he would be where I'd start with neumann and ESGs because dads bio only got translated into japanese a few months ago-or perhaps at MIT one could interest someone like joi ito; I assume the person at stanford is jerry hang as he was also the connector of sustainable ecommerce from 1995 with japans  maso son (one o9f the huge optimistic mistakes dad and I made in our 1984 2025 report is we timelined emergence of worldwide web but had expected the learning version of that to be identifiably separate from ad and fake media versions- of course we got that wrong for the west - which together with 65% of people being asian is why new world order is our last chance politically imo)  

2 neumann and sdgs - are you still in touch with eg malloch brown - now leading  open society foundation but i believe the editor of the millennium goals back in 2000 - from 2015 the sdgs have at least one fatal systems error in them from my bottom-up viewpoint

3 humanising AI whatever that means - (by AI I mean the convergence of all technologies but increasingly where data streams in from every gps -real -time op systems that can only be governed by artificials - but which will be fatal if their data isnt micro enough)

4 in what i see as the real (bottom-up and open system natural) world of ending poverty (human development) the joint mission of wilson and queen victoria - the japan ambassador to bangladesh invited me on fathers death to interview sir fazle abed every year until his death- over 50 years bangladesh and chinese village women were the core bottom billion to end poverty - while the wya they financed this was different- the village solutions that needed replication rice not to starve. oral rehydration, vaccination, much smaller family sizes so women could run businesses were open sourced; some of the collaborations abed wanted to be his legacy have gone missing since his death in dec 2019 and with covid starting at the sasme time

i would like to discuss those filed at - or just one of them; namely abed wanted 100 asian universities to share their female sdg graduates instead of keeping them in separate alumni groups- if you like a schwarzman girls adgs scholars;; getting that to happen hasnt been easy even though the vice chancellor headhunted for vbrac university saw the vice chancellor  of princeton the week before xmas

does it help to be introduced to brac university vice chancellor

unfortunately I am in washington dc and not likely to be in london in forseeable future; i actually am most hopeful of regaining wilsonian common sense in new york of all american spaces;  is there a way to map where people meet in new york to advance the missing system ideas that I assume we are talking about - sustainability and esg goals multiply  expoenentials - for 30 yeras now I have argued with the global accountants that they dont audit that

have you been in touch with von neumann's family? do you think bloomberg and micklethwait understand the systems urgency?

cheers chris mob/whatsapp + 1 240 316 8157

oh yes - do you engage with anyone using industrial rev 4 or society 5.0 language - in my view we needed to define IR3 as all above zero sum economic models- so for example life critical learning networks multiply value in application unlike consuming up things; by not connecting neumanns 100 times more tech per decade with above zero sum compasses (health , nature being other compasses) we have made last chances very hard

 Dear Scott - would it be practical to chat to member of your team about 2 updates? On my side I visited bangladesh 15 times after my father's Death (dad norman had been the economist's end poverty sub-editor). Japan's ambassador kindly introduced me to sir fazle abed and after 15 trips with young journalists we have tried to file - reviewing 30 collaboration platforms sir fazle hoped his partnership legacy would continue. Also yesterday I was speaking to mutual contact shaina magrone- she reminded me of the urgent need to try to kickstart social business among young black americans. I accompanied dr yunus to 6 stateswide sb competition challenges mainly in HBUC states; and now I know Shaina and have long been inspired by rev al hathaway (the deep thurgood marshall community in baltimore) I think its time to have another go at that. I am in n bethesda +1 240 316 8157 - best

Thursday, July 29, 2021


I believe the purpose of education has become our last chance of returning millennials to being the sustainability generation

Since 9/11, I have spent about half my working time searching for system r4esolving solutions. For example, being mainly London-based to 2005, I helped Paul Komesaroff host the first Global Reconciliation Network event in 2003 with Mary Robinson as Keynote speaker. I then attended GRN Delhi in 2004. In 2004, I also helped host some Brazilian delegates to the European Social Forum 2004 particularly those concerned with water as a human right which Bula was supporting.

Also, for 3 years I was volunteer special interest group editor of European My designated interest was emotional intelligence; of the 9 other special interest groups, our dialogues were closely associated with the NGO interest group. It was during this time that we started to form a club of collaboration cities aimed at celebrating each others cultures: leading participants were Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam. We also started to parametrize why water poses so many different challenges to sustainability in different parts of the world – this could be a suitable way of building collaboration mapping networks that a virtual community space and its connections with the European Union’s elearning goal. It was during this work that I heard more and more Europeans talking about microcreditsummit and millennium goals.

In 2005, London Year of Make Poverty History, I was on the board of the Simultaneous Policy ( delegated to attend monthly events connecting leaders of UK foundations. Unfortunately, much of the momentum of this year collapsed with the 7/7 terror attack, and personally I lost one of my 5 main mentors.

My wife had needed to move to the University of Maryland for her career, so from 2006 I became more and more interested in Bangladesh and Asian women empowerment; initially by making contact with Sam Daley-Harris in Washington DC. My family first helped Dr Yunus connect his social business book launch between London and East Coast US Cities. But after my second trip to Bangladesh, I realized I wanted to write up notes on what was then the 40 years of Sir Fazle Abed’s work on poverty alleviation. I was surprised at the first 3-hour brainstorming session with Sir Fazle Abed- the topic why not microeducationsummit instead of microfinance summit. Brac was by now nearing recruitment of its 100000th employee culturally connected around Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed.

Abed went on to explain how platform building of partnerships involved two very different quarter of a century. From 1970 to 1995, all village connections were person to person or print. From 1996, Brac internet, and soon the opportunity to develop universities, as platforms changed the future partnerships, he could linkin. But always his focus was ending Colonial Era heritage of linearly examined education. Brac had from the outset started with adults’ jobs training. By the time Abed started Brac University in 2001, there was one last schools’ development process to design: playschools. Typically, of Abed he saw this as an opportunity to start designing a format that dozens of countries could join in – BRAC University pioneered the first MA in playschools in Asia if not the world.

It is, of course, peculiar to those who value education that it was as late as 2011 that the world’s first global education laureates were launched due to the extraordinary vision of First Lady of Qatar Sheikha Moza. She was already developing women’s education city campus, and seized the opportunity to leverage the location of the country’s conference center to celebrate both WISE education laureates and WISH health laureates. Her and Sir Fazle’s movements fitted perfectly – at least until the blockade of Qatar when Qatar Foundation lost its role as official UN hub for all refugee education networks.

There is much urgent work to be done if education is to be valued as much by future place leaders as economics. There is no network as well suited as TeachForAll to continue the legacy Sir Fazle’s half century and empowerment of billion Asian women has grounded.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

 Awesome! I'll look into it. Interesting article connecting goleman and UN:

[2:07 PM, 1/18/2022] ChridMacra: yes i like EI today; i remember that when the european union first said i could mediate EI I was alarmed first because I hadnt studied him - second my first readings - he seemed so general particularly to 20 years work i had done on whether leaders are trusted- i now realise that if you asked for a tour of human intel i would probably say start with goleman and i would welcome the fact that he appears to discuss human actions more than provide metrics; by the way there is a different part of goleman but I am not sure I know its exact reference- he talks of organisational diseases - starting with what he calls CEO disease by which he means fear of communicating truth up the hierarchy; there is something I call the hunt for missing curriculum by which I actually mean is fatal if teachers at each grade dont know the next grades up; i would happily call goleman ei a missing curriculum -its funny just got a book from amazon - its the order (17 factors) americas largest pension fund director uses to grade national rankings - I will send it in half an hour - it makes quite a contract to put in one's brain at the same time as some EI - I am not sure  if Leif Edvinnson is still chatting- it might be that asking him his view of goleman would start him up... i dont recolect but i think leif studies how using computers changes the brain - probably both views inform whether we are letting ai experts do what humans most need; I have to trust jeanne lim on this within the rather limited knowledge I have when it comes to how AI is now done and

what would humanity miss if XXX did not exist? I published this new economics/valuation genre "Chartering"  with The Economist Intel Unit while working at the globalisation consultancy of one of the big 5 accountants 1995. Of all the leaders purposes journalists and researchers have chartered in last quarter of century, I value that of Fazle Abed most. 

As discussed here, Fazle's purpose devoted 5 decades 1970s through 010s -  helping a billion poorest women map up to 30 collaboration networks resolving life critical challenges .

 If lives are falling apart in your community I can try and help you search which 4 of 30 abed networks you need. At its simplest communities need hi-trust actionable advice/societal action networking on health, education, finance, engineering. They need this advice to have intergenerational consistency for at least 25 years. That's HERSTORY now evidenced by a billion village women!.

FUTURE Now: if my friends maths models since 1984 are correct -we somehow need to apply tech to deep community data everywhere that children are born and co-create first sustainability generation by 2030.

chris macrae short bio- the future of university became an amateur passion after my first job at uk national dev project computer assisted learning university of leeds; i never earned more than a masters in statistics from cambridge's' DAMTP 1973; from 1976 i helped the worlds biggest western companies collect data needed for innovation but from 1990 i became more interested in unique purpose of leaders- co-research with my father (The Economist's Norman Macrae) on 2 books including biography of john von neumann has made our main scientific hypothesis since 1984 that the human race's extinction battle with nature must be collaboratively resolved in 2020s - the most exciting time to be alive and celebrate fellow human beings 

>related knowhow -at 15 years of survey on Asia rising 1962-1977 including 2 new economic models rural keynesianism and japan/korea/taiwans CAPITAL coastal belt roadsters redesigning value chains of engineers as borderless sme networks and supercity infrastructures; 60 years of tech entrepreneurial revolution inspired by being biographer of what von neumann expected 100 times "moore" tech would be used to unite humans by 2020s please rsvp Glasgow & Washington DC

i value transparency of family trees a lot - no need to read remainder of this post unless you love swapping family trees - i am at linkedin UNWOMENS -we offer economist co-blogs on 30 purposes from UN to Green to Health to Black to AI to future to Japan to ,,,

 welcome to my (friends & family) networks on yuth-centric learning on human nature worldwide- as diaspora scots i can trace some of my family's biggest concerns back to 1843- at that time my many times great grandfather was the isle of arran's missionary-  an island  which is today 40 minutes ferry ride from mainland scotland, and another 40 mins train ride from glasgow - see

the island probably consisted of 1000 servants 1 priest 1 lord's family; 20000 sheep- like the rest of scotland capitalists from london were ordering scottish lords- you make more money quarterly by raising sheep- thin the scottish people- my family's solution on sundays debate in one large village circle which family wanted to emigrate next and send a message to the lord that he could thin another 5 people if he paid their shipping usually to usa - this happened all over scotland until 80% of scots live worldwide

down in london, my hero london-scot james wilson thought empire thinning of people was just one of many human wrongs of white empire alongside slavetrading, genocide, colonising, and controling agricultural markets price so that neighbors such as the irish starved; he started a newspaper, the economist in 1843 as a weekly gossip letter he circulated in londons royal societies

at that time quuen victoria with albert was still young in heart and strong in mind- she liked the idea of reigning over commonwealth instead of slavemaking

so she gave james a bank licence- charter bank- to go develop financial services by and for the peoples of india out of the then capital calcutta - there in 1860 james died of diarrhea within 9 months of landing -it was to take 83 and 120 years before my family's intelligence directly converged with james wilson legacy

lets skip trough my family tree to my father norman macrae after just mentioning that my mothers farher was a 4th generation scot in bombay who had mainly been pharmacists (landmark: kemps corner) but sir ken qualified as a barrister about 20 years after gandhi but found humself as britains chief justice mediating gandhi for 25 years before ken's last job writing up all india's independence- he had been told to assume all india was one nation not the partition into unequal thirds it became; at around the same time gradad was typing up independence dad norman macrae was spending his last days a a teen navigating planes in bomber command stationed in burma; from burma you can look west across bay of bengal to india including kamala harris maternal homeland chennai and central asia, or fly south to singapore and asean , or look to your north to china and where the then enemy japan were ruling the skies

thanks to americans dad and so i existed- after being in keynes last class dad got a job at the economist where he was well positioned to take up james wilsons baton; within 15 years dad concluded japan had transformed in the most joyful way- it was developing around 2 new economic models one rural, one supercity which all asia could win-win trade with - thats over 60% of humans most of whom had never seen electricity let alone win-win trading maps for centuries due to colonisation mainly by london- in 1962 president kennedy within a week of dads publication consider japan was cheering on this new future sustaining everyone -kennedy started declaring american interdence as the future of von neumann's legacy-  but within a year both kennedy and medgar evers were assassinated- and quite frankly i cant really understand america's asian policy ever since- fine that not my business- but it most certainly was the business of anyone supporting billion womens empowerment around fazle abed;

... in the 1950s the teenage fazle abed travelled to glasgow to study naval engineering; this was about 65 years after gandhi had gone from indua's north west coast to london to study to be a barrister; fazle abed travelled from what had been india's far north east (recolonised as east pakistan his homeland was to regain independence as bangladesh 1971) : abed graduated from glasgow, went to london , mastered charter accountancy and by the early 1960s he had landed a job at royal dutch shell oil corporation; and by 1970 was his home regions ceo for shell; there a million people died all around him in a cyclone; this changed his life: for half a century he became a collaborative networker of villagers ending poverty -he redesigned disaster relief to be bottom up and aid around microfranchising women village entrepreneurs; - he was thus bringing what james wilson had left off 110 years earlier but in abeds case his bank blocked from serving calcutta reached out to provide the rural keynesianism investmemts and the village microfranchise solutions that up to a billion village mothers used bth to build bangladesh and rural china; how that was done can be learnt or co-created at through 2020s if we want all our children to be the sustainability generation
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Thursday, July 15, 2021

38th annual newsletter of

 newsletter link  38th year 2025 report only education can save 7.5 billion beings from catastrophe

2021 is also 60th year of recommendation to jfk 1962 that japan now had systems through which all asians - two thirds of humans could rise - thanks to american alumni networks - village agriculture borlaug, better use of machines than west 1760 to 1945 thanks to deming, freedom to win-win trade with korea and taiwan thanks to american peacemaking ... capital belt roadster trade route through hong kong to singapore - world's number 1 superport - the greatest leap forward from britsh colonisation ever seen

Sunday, July 4, 2021


name ; source latest upd; commitments to 36 hunicorns; other links

A heads of state 

3.3 emir qatar south africa's ramapoosa which nation state leaders are collab in vaccination nations-qatar emir nobody's safe until everyone's safe

xfactor timely scale interventions 1.1  reeta roy 1 billion dollar foundation grant to africa vaccines

B biggest investment funds

Ba biggest corporste leaders

Bb tech innovators

Bc lifelong practice alumni

Bd uni leaders

C un and other global sdg connectors

Apanela edu summit leaders qatar/dubai/hk as benchmark of public servants

Apanelb britain as benchmark of cop26 year

Apanelc japan as benchmark- world stages interrupted by covid contine through to expo25 - cf 2025 report

Apaneld china as benchmark

Head of State and Government

1.1 Qatar H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Amir:: bloomberg june 2021 :: 4.6 wise*wish::3.3 vaccination-everyone;5.6 :: ( 6 world trade infrastructure ; 5g labs -ai smart gov; .. world trade infra collab aiib2021 oct ; big investment fund collab)

Reeta Roy
President and CEO
Mastercard Foundation just donted billion dollars to pan africa vaccine fun
top 3 partner of brac in africa; tufts alumn; sponsor of quadit mit conferences

top funds managers
Michael R. Bloomberg
Founder of Bloomberg L.P. & Bloomberg Philanthropies and Three-term Mayor of New York City

Ray Dalio
Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer
Bridgewater Associates

Laurence D. Fink
Chairman and CEO

Stephen A. Schwarzman
Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder

Jin Liqun
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

David M. Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman
The Carlyle Group

Jenny Johnson
President and CEO
Franklin Templeton

Sergio P. Ermotti
Swiss Re

Thomas Gottstein
Credit Suisse

Henry Fernandez
Chairman and CEO
MSCI global esg ratings agency


other Qatar speakers

H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud Al Thani
Qatar Central Bank

H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute, Reach Out to Asia, and Qatar Leadership Centre

H.E. Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani
Vice Chairperson and CEO
Qatar Foundation

H.E. Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani
Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry

H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani
Former Prime Minister
The State of Qatar

H.E. Sheikha Hanadi bint Nasser Al Thani
Vice Chair
NBK Holdings

H.E. Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin T. Al Thani
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar
International Islamic Bank Chairman of Ezdan Holding Group

H.E. Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani
Qatari Diar

H.E. Akbar al-Baker
Group CEO
Qatar Airways

Hussain Ibrahim al-Fardan
Alfardan Group

Dana al-Fardan
Composer, Songwriter, Singer, and Symphonic Artist

Aisha Hussein al-Fardan
Personal Advisor to the Chairman, Alfardan Group Holding
Vice Chairwoman
Qatari Businesswomen Association

H.E. Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi
Minister of State for Energy Affairs
The State of Qatar
President and CEO
Qatar Petroleum

H.E. Dr. Hanan al-Kuwari
Minister of Public Health
The State of Qatar
Managing Director
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)

H.E. Mr Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari
Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of Finance

H.E. Mansoor bin Ebrahim al-Mahmoud
Qatar Investment Authority

Eng. Mohamed al-Sadah
Hassad Food

H.E. Ahmad al-Sayed
Minister of State, The State of Qatar
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Qatar Free Zones Authority

H.E. Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani
Chief Executive Officer
Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar)

H.E. Hassan al-Thawadi
Secretary General, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy
The State of Qatar



other heads of state

H.E. Patrick Achi
Prime Minister
Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
The Republic of Turkey

H.E. Irakli Garibashvili
Prime Minister of Georgia

The Hon. Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

H.E. Paul Kagame
The Republic of Rwanda

H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa
Republic of South Africa

H.E. Macky Sall
The Republic of Senegal

H.E. Armen Sarkissian
The Republic of Armenia


other keynotes

Dr. Jeffrey Cheah
Founder and Chairman Sunway Group vc sunay university

Natarajan Chandrasekaran
Chairman of the Board
Tata Sons

Mukesh Ambani
Chairman and Managing Director
Reliance Industries

Dr. S. Jaishankar
Minister of External Affairs
The Republic of India

Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown
Former Prime Minister
The United Kingdom
Baroness Shriti Vadera
Prudential plc,

Amina J. Mohammed
Deputy Secretary-General
United Nations

Lord Mandelson
Global Counsel

Lord Gerry Grimstone
Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
The United Kingdom

Vera Songwe
United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa

Mo Ibrahim
Founder and Chair
Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Hillary Rodham Clinton
67th Secretary of State
The United States of America

Baroness Valerie Amos
Master of University College
University of Oxford

Guo Ping
Deputy Chairman, Rotating Chairman

Changpeng Zhao
Founder and CEO

Ruth Porat
Alphabet and Google

Tom Barrack
Colony Capital

David Beckham

Kumar Mangalam Birla
Aditya Birla Group

Ursula Burns
Former Chairman and CEO
Xerox Corporation
Former Chairman and CEO

David Calhoun
President and CEO
The Boeing Company

Anthony Capuano
Marriott International

Adrian Cheng
CEO and Executive Vice-Chairman
New World Development

Michael Chertoff
Former Secretary
United States Department of Homeland Security
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Chertoff Group

Aliko Dangote
Founder and President/Chief Executive
Dangote Group Nigeria

Mohammed Dewji
MeTL Tanzania

Dr. Herbert Diess
Volkswagen AG

Mark Dixon
Founder and CEO

Didier Drogba
Vice President
Peace and Sport

Börje Ekholm
President and CEO
Ericsson Group

Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo
Managing Director
Ooredoo Group

Senait Fisseha
Director of International Programs, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Michigan Medical School

Bruce Flatt
Brookfield Asset Management

Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia
Founder and Executive Chair

Luis Gallego
International Airlines Group

Ignacio Galán
Chairman and CEO

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director General of the World Health Organization

Ivan Glasenberg

Dr. Faruk Güler
ESBAŞ-Ege Serbest Bölge Kurucu ve İşleticisi A.Ş

Atifete Jahjaga
Founder and Chair
Jahjaga Foundation
4th President of the Republic of Kosovo

Dr. Paula Kahumbu

Graça Machel
Graça Machel Trust

Yvonne Manzi Makolo

Roberto Marques
Executive Chairman and Group CEO
Natura &Co

Rita Marques
Secretary of State for Tourism
The Republic of Portugal

Blythe Masters
Industry Partner, Motive Partners
CEO, Motive Capital Corp.

Sunil Bharti Mittal
Founder and Chairman
Bharti Enterprises

Steven T. Mnuchin
77th Secretary of the Treasury
The United States of America

Dan Morehead
Pantera Capital Management

Louise Mushikiwabo
Secretary General
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie

Dr. James Mwangi kenya
Group Managing Director and CEO
Equity Group Holdings Plc
Executive Chairman
Equity Group Foundation

Dr. John Nkengasong
Africa CDC

Mike Novogratz
Founder, CEO and Chairman
Galaxy Digital

Adebayo Ogunlesi
Chairman and Managing Partner
Global Infrastructure Partners

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
World Trade Organization

Jim Ovia
Founder and Chairman
Zenith Bank

General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.)
KKR Global Institute

Angelique Pouponneau

Patrick Pouyanné
Chairman of the Board and CEO

Sylvestre Radegonde
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism
The Republic of Seychelles

Matthias Rebellius
Member of the Managing Board
Siemens AG
Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Emmanuel Roman

Daleep Singh
Deputy National Security Advisor
The United States of America

Rob Speyer
President and CEO
Tishman Speyer

Jes Staley
Group Chief Executive

Barry Sternlicht
Chairman and CEO
Starwood Capital Group

Lawrence H. Summers
Charles W. Eliot University Professor
Harvard University

Jane Sun
CEO Group

Fred Swaniker
Founder and CEO
African Leadership Group

Masai Ujiri
President and General Manager
Toronto Raptors

Ben van Beurden
Royal Dutch Shell

Jacopo Venturini

Amb. Melanne Verveer
Co-Founder and Chair
Seneca Women

Axel A. Weber
Chairman of the Board of Directors
UBS Group AG

Bill Winters
Group Chief Executive
Standard Chartered Bank

Darren Woods
Chairman and CEO
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Yichen Zhang
Chairman and CEO
CITIC Capital

Ferit Şahenk
Doğuş Group

Darius Adamczyk
Chairman and CEO

Noubar Afeyan
Founder and CEO

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Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 02:15 AM (UTC-4) Business and Behavior Transformed A generational trauma like the pandemic has forced everyone—rich, poor, young and old—to reassess their... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 02:25 AM (UTC-4) Transforming Through the Pandemic The pandemic brought global business to a halt and forced business leaders everywhere to think... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 02:35 AM (UTC-4) Work Shifting It’s “new” for now. But will it become “normal” going forward? The pandemic transformed workplaces,... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 03:00 AM (UTC-4) Potential and Perils of a Hyper-Connected World The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and 5G are helping pandemic-hit businesses transform into digitally... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 03:20 AM (UTC-4) Counting the Cost of Mega-Hacks The latest ransomware attacks are a wake-up call to organizations all over the world. With... 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Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 05:00 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Global Adoption of Cryptocurrencies As interest and investment in cryptocurrencies continues to rise, the question of how to create... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 05:00 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Building on Blockchain Security As the world increasingly relies on distributed security solutions, the technology protecting our data must... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 05:00 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Legacy of Sporting Mega-Events From ancient Greece to modern-day Qatar, sports competitions have been a beacon of civilizations for... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 05:45 AM (UTC-4) Close of Session Two Session Three: Power and Trade Flows Your local time: 07:00 AM (UTC-4) – 11:30 AM (UTC-4) 2021 is a fresh start for many geopolitical alliances and trade relationships. We gather major international power brokers to share their visions for the way forward. June 22, 2021 - 07:00 AM (UTC-4) Welcoming Remarks Zain Verjee, Host and Executive Producer, Qatar Economic Forum Speaker June 22, 2021 - 07:00 AM (UTC-4) At the Heart of Global Trade Sitting at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe, Qatar is deeply invested in smooth... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 07:20 AM (UTC-4) Global Trade Revival We find out how to bump global trade up to pre-virus levels and preview the... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 07:25 AM (UTC-4) The Chains That Bind Us Lord Mandelson tells us what’s next for global supply chains in a post-pandemic world. In... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 07:35 AM (UTC-4) African Trade Transformation In conversation with Zain Verjee, Host and Executive Producer, Qatar Economic Forum Aliko Dangote,... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 07:45 AM (UTC-4) H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey Speaker June 22, 2021 - 07:55 AM (UTC-4) The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Speaker June 22, 2021 - 08:00 AM (UTC-4) H.E. Patrick Achi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire H.E. Patrick Achi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire Speaker June 22, 2021 - 08:10 AM (UTC-4) The Hon. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh The Hon. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Speaker June 22, 2021 - 08:15 AM (UTC-4) The Future of Air Travel From flying high to parked on the tarmac, Covid-19 grounded thousands of aircraft. Once-bustling airports... Read More June 22, 2021 - 08:20 AM (UTC-4) Back in the Air We took flying for granted. The pandemic grounded airlines, locked us in our homes, and... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 08:50 AM (UTC-4) Firestarter Address How do we reform the world's governing structure to address challenges that are global, from... Read More Speaker June 22, 2021 - 08:55 AM (UTC-4) A New Normal: The View from Qatar Located at the crossroads of three continents, Qatar occupies a perch that gives it a... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 09:05 AM (UTC-4) Reenergizing Globalization Countries all over the world have set up special economic zones to maximize the benefits... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 09:20 AM (UTC-4) Investing Across Borders For the investors of today, the world is your oyster is not... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 09:35 AM (UTC-4) Covid-19 and Governance in Africa The coronavirus pandemic may push more than 60 million Africans into absolute poverty. But beyond... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 09:40 AM (UTC-4) At the Nexus of Economy and Security As the world recovers from the pandemic shock, issues of national security and the global... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 09:45 AM (UTC-4) India in the Quad In conversation with Jeanette Rodrigues, South Asia Managing Editor, Bloomberg News Dr. S. Jaishankar,... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 09:55 AM (UTC-4) The New Security Paradigm Sea lanes, sky corridors and terrestrial roads are the arteries that power world trade and... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 10:45 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Reliability in Renewable Energy More countries are adopting renewable energy technologies as part of their power generation strategies and... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 10:45 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Investing in Traditional vs. Emerging Markets Emerging markets, which have greater familiarity with instability and uncertainty, have been able to effectively... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 10:45 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Virtual Payment Technologies As contactless solutions, mobile banking apps, and a growing number of “new ways to pay”... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 10:45 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Art in the Tech Era Art is no longer simply a Monet hanging in a gallery in London or New... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 11:30 AM (UTC-4) Close of Session Three Session Four: A Sustainable World Your local time: 11:45 AM (UTC-4) – 02:30 PM (UTC-4) Shining a light on the intersection of capitalism, energy and the environment, we profile the people who can help us transition to a more sustainable global economy. June 22, 2021 - 11:45 AM (UTC-4) Welcoming Remarks Zain Verjee, Host and Executive Producer, Qatar Economic Forum Speaker June 22, 2021 - 11:46 AM (UTC-4) Gas King As the world transitions from oil and coal to cleaner energy, Qatar is investing billions... Read More June 22, 2021 - 11:50 AM (UTC-4) Energy Shifts We profile the energy executives who are helping us transition to the new energy economy. ... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 12:25 PM (UTC-4) The New Commodity Economy Global green economy plans are set to fuel a new commodities supercycle. We identify how... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 12:35 PM (UTC-4) Electric Digital Mobility At a time when the world turned upside down, sales of electric cars defied gravity.... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 12:45 PM (UTC-4) Slowbalization As an ongoing debate heats up about whether nationalism or globalization will define the next... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 12:55 PM (UTC-4) Firestarter Address Matthias Rebellius, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG; CEO, Siemens Smart Infrastructure ... Read More Speaker June 22, 2021 - 01:00 PM (UTC-4) Powering Sustainability In conversation with Kailey Leinz, Host, Bloomberg Television Ignacio Galán, Chairman and CEO, Iberdrola ... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 01:20 PM (UTC-4) Qatar’s Culture: Past, Present and Future H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson, Qatar Museums, Doha... Read More Speaker June 22, 2021 - 01:25 PM (UTC-4) Sustainability Champions From Africa to Asia, from America to Australia, entrepreneurs and activists are leading the charge... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 01:30 PM (UTC-4) The Green Recovery The future of the planet and its people hangs in balance, The United Nations has... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 01:45 PM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Water Scarcity and Solutions By 2025, as much as two-thirds of the world’s population will be suffering from a... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 01:45 PM (UTC-4) Roundtable: The Return of Inflation As countries around the world develop large economic stimulus packages to counter the devastating economic... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 01:45 PM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Data Gathering from the Skies Access to targeted information gathered from space is an economic game-changer—from agriculture to border management... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 01:45 PM (UTC-4) Roundtable: The Digital Future of Sport As global internet connectivity explodes, and more people have access to televised or streamed sporting... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 22, 2021 - 02:30 PM (UTC-4) Close of Session Four Session Five: The Changing Consumer Your local time: 02:00 AM (UTC-4) – 05:20 AM (UTC-4) Lockdowns forced people to go online for practically everything. Businesses responded by enhancing digital offerings, drawing more customers to the web. Now, it’s hard to see people returning to pre-virus behavior; yet some consumers are doing just that. We look to what the future holds for commerce. June 23, 2021 - 02:00 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: 5G’s Impact on Commerce Globally, 5G rollout is gathering pace. With the predicted creation of over $13 trillion in... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 02:00 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: The Internet of Things in Health Emergencies In a socially distanced but digitally connected world, the Internet of Things (IoT) has played... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 02:00 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Manufacturing in Developing Markets The establishment and boom of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (SEZ), through the gradual shift... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 02:00 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Education and the Digital Gender Gap As we enter an era of unprecedented digital transformation and innovation, addressing the digital gender... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 03:00 AM (UTC-4) Welcoming Remarks Zain Verjee, Host and Executive Producer, Qatar Economic Forum Speaker June 23, 2021 - 03:02 AM (UTC-4) At the Edge of Real Estate Some investors have tight parameters on what they can and can’t do. But Tom Barrack... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 03:30 AM (UTC-4) Millennial Consumers Consumers born between 1981 and 1996 have the biggest buying power today. Coming of age... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 03:35 AM (UTC-4) Real Estate in a Virtual World Offices and malls were long buoyed by the steady flow of commuters and shoppers. With... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 04:05 AM (UTC-4) Sustainable Smart Cities In conversation with Haidi Stroud-Watts, Anchor, ‘Daybreak Australia’ and ‘Daybreak Asia’, Bloomberg Television Dr.... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 04:10 AM (UTC-4) Guardian of the Sea He hails from a renowned pearl-merchant family in Qatar. He has played, and continues to... Read More Speaker June 23, 2021 - 04:15 AM (UTC-4) A New Brand of Fashion The campaign for Valentino’s latest collection is inspired by empathy and celebrates a society with... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 04:25 AM (UTC-4) In the Eyes of the Beholder The beauty industry is thriving, even in these pandemic days. Taylor Riggs finds out the... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 04:30 AM (UTC-4) The Economics of Ecology and Public Health A shared destiny defines the health of the planet and the health of its people.... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 04:35 AM (UTC-4) The Future of Travel and Tourism Millions of jobs and billions of dollars are at stake. The travel and tourism industry... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 05:05 AM (UTC-4) Islands in the Sun The Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands off the east coast of Africa, earns most... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 05:10 AM (UTC-4) Bovine Heroes Prior to the blockade, Qatar imported 80% of its fresh milk from Saudi Arabia. Overnight,... Read More June 23, 2021 - 05:15 AM (UTC-4) On a Food Security Mission We get the latest from Hassad Food’s goal of meeting 60% of Qatar’s food demand. ... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 05:20 AM (UTC-4) H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal Speaker June 23, 2021 - 05:25 AM (UTC-4) H.E. Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia H.E. Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Speaker June 23, 2021 - 05:30 AM (UTC-4) Close of Session Five Session Six: Markets and Investing Your local time: 07:00 AM (UTC-4) – 11:00 AM (UTC-4) The hunt for growth will always remain. But can investors help shape a more resilient global economy? June 23, 2021 - 07:00 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Telecom & Social Impact From mobile banking to online education to telemedicine to local commerce, the global penetration of... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 07:00 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Global Healthcare Supply Chains The last 18 months have highlighted the challenges in developing, securing, and delivering vaccines, drugs... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 07:00 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Fast-Moving Consumer Goods The last 18 months of the Covid-19 pandemic have fundamentally reshaped what FMCG consumers buy... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 07:00 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: STEM Education and the Economy As countries around the world continue to transition from agricultural, manufacturing, or hydrocarbon-based economies to... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 08:00 AM (UTC-4) Welcoming Remarks Zain Verjee, Host and Executive Producer, Qatar Economic Forum Speaker June 23, 2021 - 08:02 AM (UTC-4) Investing for a New Age Two of the world’s top investors share their global market outlook for the year ahead... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 08:25 AM (UTC-4) Powering Global Finance Heeding the lessons of the post-2008 recovery, authorities and policy-makers chart a way forward for... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 08:45 AM (UTC-4) The Global Outlook The world’s top investors share what they look for to get the biggest bang for... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 09:15 AM (UTC-4) The Liquidity and Sustainability Facility We find out how the UN’s new Liquidity Sustainability Facility will revolutionize Africa’s access to... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 09:25 AM (UTC-4) Investing with Purpose It has almost become a mantra in boardrooms and across the world: do well by... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 09:55 AM (UTC-4) An Entrepreneur-Led Recovery In conversation with Francine Lacqua, Anchor, Bloomberg Television Jes Staley, Group Chief Executive, Barclays ... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 10:05 AM (UTC-4) Avoiding an Unequal Recovery In conversation with Anna Edwards, Anchor, Bloomberg Television Shriti Vadera, Chair, Prudential plc. ... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 10:15 AM (UTC-4) The Outlook from Asia In conversation with Shery Ahn, Anchor, Bloomberg Television Yichen Zhang, Chairman and CEO, CITIC... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 10:20 AM (UTC-4) An Africa Recovery Plan In conversation with Zain Verjee, Host and Executive Producer, Qatar Economic Forum Dr. James... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 10:25 AM (UTC-4) From Rwanda to the World In conversation with Zain Verjee, Host and Executive Producer, Qatar Economic Fourm Clare Akamanzi,... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 10:35 AM (UTC-4) Rethinking Investment in Africa Investment flows into sub-Saharan Africa contracted in 2020 and before that, in 2019, as the... Read More Speaker June 23, 2021 - 10:40 AM (UTC-4) Close of Session Six Session Seven: A more inclusive world Your local time: 11:00 AM (UTC-4) – 02:30 PM (UTC-4) Turning the page on a year of historic tumult, we explore ideas for healing fissures in post-pandemic society. June 23, 2021 - 11:00 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Space-Based Internet Multiple launches of satellites will provide high speed connectivity anywhere on land, at sea, and... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 11:00 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Health Insurance After Covid The last 18 months have fundamentally challenged public and private healthcare systems alike. The standard... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 11:00 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: AI in Future Manufacturing As AI and machine-driven decision making continue to be adopted across manufacturing assembly lines, the... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 11:00 AM (UTC-4) Roundtable: Alternative Infrastructures for Education The 2020-2021 academic years have been like none other. From primary school to postgraduate, many... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 12:00 PM (UTC-4) Welcoming Remarks Zain Verjee, Host and Executive Producer, Qatar Economic Forum Speaker June 23, 2021 - 12:01 PM (UTC-4) A Bold Agenda for Female Leadership The global pandemic and its resulting economic crisis are impacting women differently – and worse... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 12:30 PM (UTC-4) Being the First The first Black female CEO of a Fortune 500 company shares her unique take on... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 12:40 PM (UTC-4) Empowering the Balkans In conversation with Jan Bratanic, Reporter, Bloomberg Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 12:45 PM (UTC-4) Firestarter Address Aisha Hussein al-Fardan, Personal Advisor to the Chairman, Alfardan Group Holding; Vice Chairwoman, Qatari... Read More Speaker June 23, 2021 - 12:50 PM (UTC-4) World Cup 2022 and Beyond Sport, with its inherent tribalism, brings the world together only for individuals to stand apart.... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 01:05 PM (UTC-4) The Transformational Power of Sport We talk to football icon David Beckham about his unique journey from player to Inter... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 01:20 PM (UTC-4) The Big Game Player On the pitch, Didier Drogba was the arch tormentor of his opponents. Off the pitch,... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 01:30 PM (UTC-4) The Giants of Africa Masai Ujiri is uniting the youth of Africa through basketball. We find... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 01:40 PM (UTC-4) H.E. Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo H.E. Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Speaker June 23, 2021 - 01:45 PM (UTC-4) New African Leaders In conversation with Yinka Ibukun, West Africa Bureau Chief, Bloomberg Fred Swaniker, Founder and... Read More Speaker June 23, 2021 - 01:50 PM (UTC-4) The Test for Global Education The results are in: Covid-19 has led to sharply reduced learning gains; widening racial disparities... Read More SpeakerSpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 02:10 PM (UTC-4) Empowering The Next Generation Graça Machel shares her insight and ideas on how to build a better tomorrow for... Read More SpeakerSpeaker June 23, 2021 - 02:20 PM (UTC-4) Closing Remarks Zain Verjee, Host and Executive Producer, Qatar Economic Forum Speaker June 23, 2021 - 02:21 PM (UTC-4) Musical Performance: Indigo As a finale to the 2021 Qatar Economic Forum, Dana al-Fardan performs selections from her... Read More Speaker June 23, 2021 - 02:30 PM (UTC-4) Close of Qatar Economic Forum 2021