20th century intelligence - ending poverty of half world without electricity -although Keynes 1936 (last capter general theiry money inetrest emplymen) asked Economists to take hipocrati oath as the profession that ended extreme poverty, most economists did the opposite. Whats not understandable is how educatirs failed to catalogue the lessons of the handful who bottom-up empowered vilages to collaboratively end poverty. There are mainly 2 inteligences to understand- Borlaug on food; fazle abed on everything that raised life expectancy in tropical viage asia from low 40s to 60s (about 7 below norm of living with electricity and telecomes). Between 1972 and 2001, Abed's lessons catalogued in this mooc had largelu built the nation of Bangladesh and been replicated with help of Unicef's James Grant acroo most tropical asian areas. What's exciting is the valley's mr ad mrs steve jobs invted Fazle Abed to share inteligences 2001 at his 65th birthday party. The Jobs and frineds promised to integrate abed's inteligence into neighborhod university stanfrd which in any event wanted Jobs next great leap the iphone. The Valley told abed to start a university so that women graduates from poor and rich nations could blend inteligence as Abed's bottom of the pyramid vilage began their journey of leapfrog modles now that gridd infarstructures were ni longer needed for sdiar and mobile. Abed could also help redesign the millennium goals which were being greenwashed into a shared worldwide system coding frame by 2016. There re at Abed's 80th birtday party , the easy bitwas checking this mooc was uptodate. The hard bit - what did Abed mean by his wish to headhunt a taiwanese american to head the university's 3rd decade starting 2020?

Tuesday, September 26, 1972

 From Sir Fazle's last 47th annual report (2018) as chairman of Bangladesh Rural Advancement Cooperation

For nearly half a century, our work at BRAC has

supported the building of a gender-equitable


What would a gender-equitable world look like?

A world where cultures, embedded systems,

and values based on patriarchy are replaced by

cultures, systems, and values that empower and

create opportunities for all. A world where girls are

just as likely to gain education and skills as boys,

where women are just as likely as men to own

land, have control over assets and decisions, and

succeed in the workplace, and where men and

women share responsibilities at home equally.

Gender equity is a cross-cutting issue for all

of us - individuals, communities, corporate

organisations, non-governmental organisations,

and governments. We all need to push ahead

and find new ways to achieve this. Gender equity

plays a vital role in both social development and

domestic harmony and, as such, remains one of

our top commitments at BRAC. We will continue

to fight against anything that stands in the way

of women’s development, holds women back,

deprives them of their rights, and damages their

self-esteem or self-respect.

Only a few countries have come close to

achieving gender equality. By comparison, in the

11 countries where BRAC operates, the work

is just beginning. Despite making creditable

progress on some socioeconomic indicators,

we still lag behind in ensuring respect and fair

treatment for women. We must be steadfast in our

struggle to create an equitable society.

Although the challenges may be daunting, we

must not accept the world as it is today. Children

should not be forced to become brides, women

should not have to do more work for less pay,

and wives and mothers should not have to carry a

disproportionately high burden of responsibility at

home. We cannot sit idly by as the harassment of

women and girls continues unabated - at home,

in public spaces, and in the workplace. Rather,

we must continue to act on our conviction that

women are the real agents of positive change for

their families, communities, and for societies as a


BRAC continued to tackle many of these issues

head on in 2018. This report highlights some of

our work in these areas. As we move forward

towards the third decade of this century, we

must continue to prioritise action that will lead us

towards gender equality, and must do so with a

sense of impatience and urgency. We must strive

to create a world free of systemic prejudice, where

gender-based violence in all its forms is rooted out

for good. For we cannot and will not have peace,

justice, or shared prosperity