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?

Saturday, November 30, 2019



As Bangladesh struggled to recover from war in the 1970s, businessman Fazle Hasan Abed knew he had to help. He sold his flat in London, returned home, and founded the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, or BRAC.
One of the most important issues they tackled was girls’ education. The war had left many families relying on their children—especially girls—to work the family farms. As a result, less than 2 percent of Bangladeshi girls were in school.
So BRAC started an education program. In every one of their schools, at least 70% of the students had to be girls. The teachers had to be local women, books and materials were free, and schedules worked around the growing season.
Since then, BRAC has enrolled millions of girls in thousands of classrooms around the world.
As #BRACTurns50, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
couldn’t be prouder to partner with this remarkable organization.

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