ED welcome to Abedian.app: It took half a century of maps by worldclassengineer Fazle Abed to integrate the 30 cooperations of community building by 1 billion poorest Asian Village mothers. Economists' diaries of The 30th cooperation begun with Economist dialogues at the height of subprime 2008 , involved 8 years of humansai pre-training that became 8 billion beings united declaration of 17 sustainability/cooperation development goals and has converged with the 8 years to date of Guterres roadmapping of UN2 comprised of 9 dynamic subystems of above zero-sum human networking. Bangladesh as deepest place branding of SDG5 celebrates being 52 years young in 2023 the 265th year of smithian moral sentiments at Abed's Alma mater Glasgow Universiity. Supporting hi-tech hi-trust Asian place winners include: singapore 2023; hong kong (22.1 Place winners 22.22022 ... Thailand2021 ..) . Abed was not just a world class civil engineer; he dedicated half a century until his death in December 2019 as servant leader. Aligned by HG Wells bon mots: civilisation is a race between education and catastrophe, Abed Bhai preferred to be seen as host of microeducationsummit not financiers summits: his gravitation purpose of 30 women empowered cooperations that of united refugees, villagers and civil societies in ENDING POVERTY. Fortunately for the worlds poorest new nation Bangaldesh 1971- Abed had networks like no other community leader. HIs friends' coop roadmapping reached out to intel vitalised by at least a billion village mothers in tropical inland asia where, a third of infants were dying of diarrhea before Abed's person to person networking became the best news ever chatted. Fro mid 1950s studies in Glasgow he spent nearly 13 years growing to be Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company's regional CEO. So his lifetime searches uniquely capitalised on what UK and Dutch Royal Societies (soon Japan Royals too) knew how to help end the poverty their colonial era had up to 1945 trapped the majority of humans world trade in. Simply put most Asian coastal belts link national borders defined by what these < a href="http://www.kc3.dev">3 kingdoms designed in to trading barriers over nearly half millennium. And which had made the English language that of world class engineering (digital age as well as pre-digital) So by 1970s these nations royal societies (including londons arts green-geographical, medicinie, science, architects ...) were happy that a grounded movement could link them into what they didnt fully know culturally or consciously. From 1970 on Abed linked in global village mapping like no one else - through these relationships and by designing business microfrachises not charity wherever possible for village women to own. To study with abed alumni is to join in the world's most cooperative empowering women movements for good as well as of childrens development.
EconomistScotland.com: 2023 would have been dad Norman's centenary as well as 73rd year co-working with Von Neumann and maps of SUSTAINABILITY GENERATION. Notably, EconomistGames.com is inspired by 3 Glasgow U alumni: Adam Smith James Watt, FAZLE ABED ..Current Intel compasses of AbedMooc.com 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

 https://engineering.stanford.edu/people/fei-fei-li probably most important tech for sdgs connector in world today ; secondly people abed inspired are trying to transform un via https://www.un.org/techenvoy/content/ongoing-work now led by indian civil servant amandeep gill;; guterres is making this his signature transformation but the 4 people who started this in 2016 after abed's 80th birthday jim kim  ban ki-moon jack ma and melinda gates dont seem to know the indian civil servant amandeep gill who has taken over - also when kim got education un to finally connect with geneva it was through 2 propel: kituyi who then led unctad but may be rival to ruto and houlin zhao whose 8 years chair itu has just gone; its not clear whats happening with kenya unhabitat but hope to observe mar 22-25 new york with singapore friend jack sim number 1 practice connector of sdg6 www.worldtoilet.org and www.bophub.org - jack is the one person I can regularly communicate with have introduced john to jack and vincent chang who has just ended 4 years leading brac university but john is having up to 70 million property assets stolen from him by the person he though was his 45 year partner so not able to focus this month; meanwhile the metaverse has become a race - culturally can womens kindness take back web spaces - johns honk kong friend  jeanne lim www.beingai.com having a good go; johns most powerful friend in ny remains chandrika tandon sponsor of nyu engineering campus in shanghai; unfortunately these dots need connecting ; I may need to relocate to glasgow as it has lower cost of living and currently cant find one project to work on; i want to finish last book dad worked with von neumann family since 1951- dad and i started co-authoring 2025 report genre from 1984; it seems the world really is at final sdg ai crossroads; sadly cant find which one human being bow represents all that fazle did for bangladesh- if you ever chat to monica yunus i would like to know how much succession she will take on ( - at brac i have to assume it couid be shameran but cant fond way to communicate with hum and I am told that tamara and asif sent 25 family members to eg glasgow cop26 - not one was up to fazle level of connecting -anyhow I dont want people politics around ai for good - thats a maths thing- john and i have found www.nexteinstein.org training 100 brilliant mathematicians for africa .... still know sunita gandhi scalling literacy across india like never before -so if you kmnow which countries become pivotal to your diary please tell me ahead of time so i can shoirtlist who just might be the extra connector women empiwerment needs lastly this shows some examples of chatgpt and why iot may be possible to redsign brac uni around it http://innovations.ning.com/forum/topics/what-if-ai-wants-humans-intel-to-be-sustainable  - overall until trumps wave of hate if china disapates I am focusing on singapore and hong kong - all through my life those 2 groups of 8 million people have multiplied so much good

welcome to SDGscotland. 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:
humanity's last best chance ...economistdiary.com -
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 ; 15 agricultural value chains whose crop science and ai data is networked around poorest asian farmers...

Saturday, July 31, 2021

EconomistDiary.com 4 may 2023

upd may 2023 - US public submissions Gen AI

AI Submission By Diarists of John Von Neumann and The Economist since 1951
contact chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk Washington DC region +1 240 316 8157

When my father Norman met Von Neumann in 1951, during a year in NewYork-Princeton, a list of 4 intergenerational challenges were envisioned as most deeply determining humanity's future.

 It is true that both men had been lucky to survive world war 2 (dad served as a teenage navigator allied bomber command Burma) and this may have shaped their priorities. One of these had clearly been assigned to the UN and the innovation of multilateral system design. 

Three drivers that Von Neumann suggested needed to be constantly and transparently questioned as the legacy of his peer mathematicians were:
Above Zero Sum Trade Models -eg life critical knowhow can multiply value in application unlike consuming up things
Energy "which will make scientists both the most hated and wanted of experts"
By the 21st C even more exponential opportunity and threats will be mapped around intelligence connecting hardware, software and brain science.

(These priority goals can be verified with John's surviving daughter Marina if required)

Von Neumann suggested that Economist journalists blend that discipline with AI curiosity by adopting the leadership interview question: what good can peoples unite wherever they are first to access more than 100 times more tech per decade? The Economist editor Geoffrey Crowther agreed and so AI curiosity was integral to The Economist's evolution as early viewspaper of globalisation and changing livelihoods of future entrepreneurship www.normanmacrae.net

Given this 73 year viewpoint, we can hypothesise that AI  can now either help solve or destroy the capacity of mother earth to host our species at the 8-10 billion beings level

Double Loop Vision -pictured at timeless co-blog economistsocial.com


To clarify ways forward for GenAI, we suggest tracking how (Generative) AI spends peoples times in 3 main ways; and how it spend their money in 3 ways.

I have spent most of my professional life on the time spent loop which we construct around education, media and what data science mathematicians are assigned to maximise societal harmony -at a foundation level these are the markets that most determine SDGs 1-5. I have monitored this arena because in 1984 I supplied the likely digital innovation timelines to the book 2025 Report co-authored with father- reviewed here by The Economist's former science editor Viscount Matt Ridley Death of a great optimist - Matt Ridley

Unfortunately, as the West transformed from mass tv world through digital webs 1 and 2 - education was not priortised over very short term commercial media. We could say that Berners Less assumed web1 was educational but by late 1990s all the top webs searchable were commercial. Then entering web2 era a handful of commercial giants sucked up all data eg MAFAG Microsoft Apple Facebook Amazon Google as well as players in their spaces which they mainly took over. This is the opposite to the entrepreneurial revolution survey Economist Xmas 1976 dad published in his 25th year of applying Neumann's questions tp Economist reports.

FIRST PLEASE CELEBRATE EXCITING NON MEDIA VERSIONS OF GENERATIVE AI. eg Deep learning Alphafold has probably advanced biotech by a million human years of time by open sourcing the proteins database. 

Secondly. there are dozens of experiments going on at Stanford HAI. Adam Smith scholars might even say that those who change AI generatively around the moral sentiments exemplar of Fei-Fei Li have kept a different web2 open to that of the MAFAG. In any event, if the world is to unite in leaping forward from covid how media and tech are meta-designed in next few years leaves everything to play for.

My suggestion would be to make sure generative aiforgood catalogues are celebrated as almost a different exercise than the debate over what to do with eg chatgpt and bard. The world's biggest digital orgs have now being using chats on their own private data for a decade so bots are undeniably powerful. I would train 5th grade teachers immediately in uses teens up will need to make good. Fir example if a group like khan academy adds a plug in so that  students have their owns skills dashboard and digital personal assistant that will have returned education to supporting millennial livelihoods as described in our 1984 book. see also www.ed3dao.com

My provisional understanding is any plug-in to a tool like CGPT changes what you get. Currently CGPT cuts off at Fall 2021 making plug-in choice essential for anyine who is future-oriented. I am not technically qualified to know whether some plugins can be designed to stop particular misuses

At the end of the day,. maths is being applied both to for better and for worse worlds. Over-regulation would likely slow down the for good while the illegal will continue to multiply harm
Of course, as soon as you get to more specific contexts . recursive analysis of the role of public service and regulation should be energised as http://www.ai.gov appears to have started doing.

Overall I see controversy over chatgpt as a bit of a red herring. Its not the proven reason for good AI such as aforementioned leap into proteins. And rather than reinvent the wheel, the guard rails which Stanford Hai seems to be building look smart to me.

more info? chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk Wash DC NY Glasgow... 

Richard has 30+ years in Ops of major boston and wall street financial institutions and has startup issuing  new 

electronic identityforgood - inter alia john has 45 years connecting society and stakeholders of MIT, PBS and  new york's leading recording studio for good flatiron Soundtrack New York ; peter has over 40 years of chartered accountancy from PWC to Africa and beyond;; 

cheers  +1 240 316 8157   http://www.economistgames.com 
Possible topics for meeting

topic 1 - do we know how to contact top people responsible for refugees?

another topic2 floated by representatives of Guterres top team (preparation for 2024 unga being millennials global forum) from march 20 is: what if UN2 resolved its funding crisis by world agreeing 1/10000 tax on all financial transactions put at about 3000 trillion dollars annually -source chatgpt4

more details::

this would have been centenary year of my father   http://www.normanmacrae.net   who met von neumann 73 years ago and became The Economist's  neumann ai for good interviewer - i have tried in small ways mainly in Asia to understand and contribute to his work for last 48 years. This goes back to Xmas 1976 survey Entrepreneurial Revolution The Economist Xmas day 1976 year 25 of Neumann survey what goods can unite peoples with 100 times more tech per decade - s

sadly along with political macroeconomics all adjectival entrepreneur movements since then have diluted trust in  the main system transformation conflict mapping with coming globalisation, media and digitalisation my father was most concerned with

Guterres has arranged a new points person Guy Ryder previously geneva ILO for brainstorming out of this world views like this - I expect its John and Richard who have contacts in boston and amongst mathematicans and women empowerment designers who could come up with a few concepts to that what if - how does identity for good come into that . WE also have quite a lot of connections through hong kong and some in singapore if relevant. These places have different way of gamifying and designing the metaverse which might be connected to crypto for good

While there are a handful of NY people like Guy Ryder who are identifiable in guterres top team - I myself dont have the ability to get a meeting with them. However it could be timely because if Banga previously Indian leader of Mastercard is appointed to the world bank having something team guterres can discuss with Banga would be valuable
chatgpt4-   Yes, the total value of all financial transactions around the world in a year is much larger than the value of transactions that occur on stock exchanges. Financial transactions include not only equity trades but also other types of transactions such as bond trading, currency trading, and derivatives trading, among others. According to a report by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the total value of financial transactions worldwide in 2020 was estimated to be approximately $2,914 trillion USD, which is more than 28 times the value of transactions that occurred on global stock exchanges in the same year. It's worth noting that this figure includes both exchange-traded and over-the-counter (OTC) transactions.

2022 is my 50th year of earning MA Statistics at the UK's leading maths lad DAMTP. As a maths guy, I try to help people see systems-good stuff in numbers that they haven't yet seen. In the context of orgabsaitions or partnership networks- trust and unique purpose are ultimately what make an organsiation better (round purspoe and pride of its emplotyyes and theor learning passions- we clarified this in a triple special issue of juournal of marketing magement I edited in 1999 after more than a decade helping 2 professors from mit and havrad colect a databank of what societies most wanted from compaines new product processes and beter for humasns - getting bigger is not relevant (except that if you are the graviating more good around your purpose than any otehr system you dont want to get taken over by someon bigger)

There are now 9 building pieces that I might help people checkers their numbers purspoe around. Some of tehsde come from my father's work- in 1951 dad met vn neumman amd asked hum tp help make the biggest scoop in ecvonomic jouranlism - what goods can leople iunite around next leap in 100 tike more technology (whicvh is likely to happen every decade through my life time)

So while I havent always used this terminolgy in line with open sustainability UN alumni I like looking at nubers wchic help map several of the following

aiforgood and trust/safety

global connectivity and human rights

public goodd and digital coppoeration (ie everyhing tecahers and students of younger half of teh wprld needf to act and lear)

digotal capacity biilding (ie everything elder half neds to act & learn) and inclusion


how about organsiaing a free 30 minute zoom or whats app + 1 240 316 8157 chrisd.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

glagow wash dc falt iron ny hong knog and various asian associates


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  ( http://www.beeings.app  )

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 - www.unwomens.com 

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

lunchclub https://lunchclub.com/member/50a1a6657a07

linkedin unwomens

or some my webs www.abedmooc.com www.teachforsdgs.com   www.economistdiary.com 

if you see collaborations you want to be part of i am at chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

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 www.abedmooc.com - 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 www.abedmooc.com - 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 chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

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 Knowlegdbeoad.com. 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 (simpol.org) 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: https://www.un.org/en/academic-impact/unlocking-your-emotions-achieve-sdgs-emotional-intelligence

[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

chrismacrae.com and fazleabed.com

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 normanmacrae.net 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 chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk 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 economistdiary.com ecop26.com xglasgow.com sdgscotland.com

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 www.abedmooc.com 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 2025report.com

 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
Trip.com 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 - 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