Friends of Fazle Abed study world class scaling of what we now call UN Sustainability Goals but Abed in 1972 first called Goal 1 Poverty alleviation when he founded BRA-C (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Collabs so that Bangladesh became the first nation empowered by poorest village women. Start with 3 favorite wESG (womens Entrepreneurial Scaling Goals : human collaborations of 100K ::1billion :: 50million

  • *** 100000 lives matter eg 5.1 metavillage= 1972

  • ...***1billion girls action networking -eg 3.1 oral rehydration

  • ***50 million graduate Apps: 5.4 purpose of first 100 new unis of sdg generation
1billiongirls.com - over the last half century the greatest human development miracle (extra ref schumacher 1 million bilages) has been networked by 1 billion poorest asian village women -here we invite you to help map the 30 collaborations they linkedin - their chief guide 2019-1970 the former oil company executive fazle abed- In spite of being pivotal to how one quarter of all human beings progressed (and by far the deepest co-creators of Sustainability goal solutions- nobody ever printed any paper money for them - its only since innovating the world's largest cashless banking 1.5 systems that many westerners even began to study 21st C happiest possibilities with them.
Out of Bangladesh, village mothers hired 100000 village coaches - webbed 30 collaborations - giant leaps for womankind & youth as first sustainability generation
Intergenerational collaboration entrepreneur platforms 5.1  metavillage sustainable community building - women empowered:15000 families at a time;5.2   billion asian women,5.3  brac net; 5.4   asian universities share sdg graduates 5.5  climate smart village exchanges,5.6 meta and zoom-me up scotty
BANK FOR ALL 1.1  1.2  1.3   1.4   1.5   1.6 celebrate 30 most human collaborations from developing world of last half-century - inspiring  anyone valuing UN and youth as first sustainability generation
EDUCATION  adult village entrepreneurs 4.1; primary 4.2  ; teen 4.3; university4.4 ; pre-school4.5;tech multidisciplinary luminaries 4.6 
HEALTH oral rehydration 3.1 ;para health "doordash" basic meds 3,2; scale vaccination3.3 ;tuberculosis & 3.4  Frugal processes eg wash sanitation, maternity3.5  ; James Grant School of public health 3.6
FOOD/land security 2.1  rice; 2.2 veggie  2.3    cash crops & village fair; 2.4  poultry;2.5  dairy, 2,6  14 nation leading supply chains financial opportunities to end poverty ;

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abedMOOC.com started from a brainstorming dinner convened by Japan Ambassador to Dhaka who noticed my father's surveys of Asia Rising begun with Japan 1962 (endorsed by JF Kennedy) had not completely detailed Bangladesh Rural Advancement's  contributions to sustaining humanity and celebrating nation building through women empowerment . Dad's last public birthday party had celebrated launch of Muhammad Yunus Global Social Business Book February 2008 with 40 guests at Royal Automobile Club, St James, London. Father had also paid for sampling 2000 of Yunus books, 10000 dvds (youtube style interviews with all grameen directors during summer 2008 when the Nobel judges opened Yunus Museum in Mirpur, as well as part of launch of 2 Journals by Adam Smith Scholars in Glasgow that had emerged from Yunus making the 250th keynote speech on Adam Smith Moral Sentiments Dec 2008. But Fazle Abed whom my father never got the chance to meet had started 11 years before Yunus Grameen Bank 1983 Ordinance , built health and agricultural foundations, and then schooling -altogether a 5 dimensions approach that was not possible to appreciate from onee dimensional microcreditsummit yunus the clintons, queen Sofia staged annually from 1997. Abed said we could do a Mooc if it was laid out round C for collaborations. He was keen to map how 6  Collabs per the 5 primary sdgs had been integrated through 2 quarters of a century 1972-1995 when rural meant no electricity grids or phones; 1995 when partnering platforms afforded extraordinary leapfrog models that could be designed with mobile networks and solar. It took 16 trips while Abed was alive (and the curiosity og many graduate journalists _ to get this mooc started, and we still try to update it even as Abed left the world in Dec 2019. We welcome corrections and omissions. We have attempted here to map the deepest economic miracle

Monday, December 31, 2012

microeconomic exchanges - bangla and philippines 2012-1971-2021

Over the last 50 years the greatest human development miracle can be explored through village women empowerment networks across Asia - remember Asia id 65% of peoples and up to world war 2 the vast majority of the continent had been excluded from the firt 185 yeras of engineers because colo0nial empires focused on coastal trade and extracting from other peoples lands not so much development by and for all the peoples


Schumacher an alumn of keynes is known for 2 sayings - small is beautiful- ending poverty is largely a challenge of millions of volages


Across the humid asian continent in places with large populations with small amounts of land per head the main challenges and the main solutions were similar - oral rehydration could save up to a third of infants from dying but only id mainly illiterate village mothers knew how to apply it; local rice production eg borlaug is reputed to have prevented starvation of a billion people ; .. it is in this context we aim to summarise how women empowerments deepest economic development miracles depend on swapping context solutions bottom up .. we welcome corrections, questions chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk swapping notes over 50 years and impacting quarter of the world's poorest families development is not something that one can record on mobile screens unless there is very deep collaboration on what data maps we are talking about and deep love at the community level- this is of course why women empowerment networking is to some of us the most exciting news of the last half century and climate and tech critical dutrng the sdg decade 2020s


Dear Jennifer   over 50 years this is roughly how rural women empowerment built bangladesh (in 1971 90% people living in villages ie without electricity grids or other infrastructure. Fazle Abed, Glasgow Graduate,  who had become Shell Oils leading young Asian Engineer (ceo east pakistan by age 30) experienced 1970 cyclone that killed million people and 12 months later war of independence. He turned his biggest mistake into an advantage. Because he was an engineer after finishing his contract with shell he used his life saving about 15000 pounds and matching grant from oxfam to rebuild 15000 homes (which the war had flattened in north east corner of new bangladesh. It was a mistake because no sooner than the homes were complete (with oxfam saying this was most efficient project ever) he found 10 mother dying a week of starvation, 20 infants dying of diarrhea and starvation. So he started designing village microfranchises - food , health services. that village mothers could own making positive cashflow. Within brac's first 10 years (before yunus got a banking licence) abed was designing village business solutions to goals 1,2, 3- and goal 5 100% working adults with no underclasses and responsibility for safety of each other became a partnership search platform. By the second decade the village mothers demanded abed start designing schools. (Government still didnt have enough tax money to do more than develop city and run army at country's borders. Over time brac designed 14 agricultural value chains that it led nationally - initially food security markets ie rice and vitamin-rich veggies then poultry and dairy; in parallel so villagers could earn money from city it looked at cash crops, crafts including silk, more recently forestry. Each of goals 1 finance, goal 2 food, goal 3 health, goal 4 education, goal 5 partnership platforms for 100000 person fully productive communities. For example finance value chain is complete in bangladesh -it now has city bank for 2nd, 3rd generation villagers now in the city; cashless banking and remittances; as well as rural microcredit, and ultra poor graduation - 2 year program for those needing 2 years support before they can use microfinance. My understanding rice the crop that ended starvation - from 1960     was set up our of philippines 1960! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Rice_Research_Institute by eg us rokefeller foundation so that borlaug crop science (which has already advanced in japan taiwan korea south) could be replicated across rest of asia. By the time abed needed to study rice science, tropical villages in china had the most relevant seed extraction for bangladesh. So for decades the chinese and bangladeshis led rice sceince variants most relevant to local conditions. I believe brac people co-chaired irri some of the time. We are talking about up to 10 fond more village rice production between optimalisation to context and general production as of 1970. When it comes to building a regional economy from no resources other than mothers family building and miniscule land plots and from decade 3 all sorts of remittance flow, there is a lot of context , timing, relentless integration - for example Brac couldnt go into nationwide daury distribution until the eu had stopped dumping powdered milk.It turns out that of the people who worked with abed for decades, the one who has worked in the philippines started designing schools adapted to the philippines. Here is his note on what he did. Please say if you want me to connect him on whatsapp . His name is Safiqul Islam and Abed told my team to always check things with him. . ..........................................................................................  Chris,

1. With Australian support BRAC Education Programme  operated a pretty large number of primary schools and pre-schools in  Muslim Mindanao, in Philippines for 7 years from 2011. 


2. I visited these schools few times and Mr  Abed once. 


3.Philippine's education ministry recognised it as an alternative model of education.


4. Following Bangaldesh's  Boat School concept, a few Boat Schools were constructed and operated for children of most underprivileged Bazao (fishermen) Community of Philippines.


5. You may remember BRAC's Boat School was showcased in WISE in 2012 . It was awarded by Finland as one of world's 100 innovation. It was primarily funded by the 'Education Above All' of Qatar. Mother queen Her Highness of Qatar visited Boat Schools in Bangladesh.

Boat School is well aligned with Climate Change.

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