over 50 years fazle abed helped 1 billion asian women end poverty through 6 connected community building networks celebrating the first 5 sdgs and youth mediating everything else to be first sdg generation -each with a collaboration legacy -we're here to help yu find the network you can most help empower further ending poverty, celebrating sustainability goals & youthful community building = most enjoyable ways to network; fazle abed (oil company engineer inspired by franciscan values) helped billion asian mothers do this over 50 years - join most exciting action learning networks and lets map AI algorithms = optimal livesmatter community builders -2021 join in glasgow cop26 & dubai rewired greatest youth meetings ever with thanks to abed.games youthmarkets.com & worldrecordjobs.com
unless you know otherwise rsvp worldrecordjobs.com; abeduni.com chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk: fazle abed was asia's and the world's greatest servant leaders/sustainable community builder of the last 50 years- we present AbedMooc (AM) in 6 sections- if you want to join weekly zooms contact chris
HUNi3 health for all with focus on children and mothers AM 3 .0 microhealth .1 .2 .3- in poorest countries up to half of infants lives by training mothers on last mile health actions HUNi5 resilient community building: reaching billion people from 100000 person startup net poorest people from 1972; internet for poorest from 1999; worldwide university coalition from 2011 and legacy; climate bridge funds across 10 women-empowering nationsHUNi 2 food security for all -borlaug alumni empower village agriculture- billions of asian lives 2.1 rice
HUNi4 livelihood learn&teach for all ages- community key to 70% jobs 4.6 hundred new uni coalition ; 4.3 where secondary scholars change sustainable world 4.5 Yidan luminaries- can we free lifelong education wherever lives matterHUNi1 finance for anyone ending povertyHUNi6 servant-leader place branding- sustainability's generation borderles friends/apps/hi-trust 6.1 brac world community teen girls up hosting sdg solutions
NB direct correspondence between huni1-4 and UN's 4 deepest sdgs ; ?women empowered to develop rural asia by abed because world class engineer; intergenerational 50 year focus; served others by crediting partners and the peoples themselves- he never used media to promote himself and so he became the most trusted person imaginable wherever life critical societal actions needed -mapping bangladesh at 50 -who's map who

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Imagine building a metavillage in 1972 for 100000 poorest rural (without electricity) peoples in bangladesh (then 90% rural)
what would you do next over 50 years to help sustainability goals of all your people and when mrs steve jobs asks you to start new millennium share sdg learning globally?community 
fortunately a billion poorest asian women joined abed in exploring this question, and if eg glasgow cop26 is humanity's last best chance help us do some homework on the road to his alma mater or any other roads where young gilrs and boys -and communities that love them - want to be the first ddg generations
PERSONAL NOTE FROM DAD of daughter born dc valentines day 1997... I am neither genius nor hero but  think i can see when things are getting better for a community's children; in 1980s as a CANTAB statistician i coordinated about 1000 surveys across asia-where two thirds of humans live for database collected by boston's MIT.Or there's my personal experience deeply biassed as it is: - better was NOT 9/11 or anthrax for my 4 year old nor covid for my 24 year old nor much from washington consensus in between; frankly only 3 things have kept me sane this new millennium beyond a daughter's dreams: visiting bangladesh 15 times notes of which appear here; i I was told both by sir bangladesh's fazle and world bamk's jim kim that franciscan culture is worth absorbing iif you value last mile health so i visited vatican twice; and I was shown other billion girls cases by young asian graduaes who attended abed's 80th birthday party

- whats kept you hoping we can design a world that sustains youth everywhere; my extended family of diaspora scots have been sharing notes in a journal edited by adam smith scholars at sir fazle alma mater- any shared ideas welcome before glasgow cop26 or any other event where 7.5 billion people can try to unite a future worth parenting chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
can you help us log abed's 100 best friends and alumni of sustainability depends on eMpowering the eighth of world who are female younger poorer-abed gravitated billion dollar networking solutions arounf the first 5 sdgs - poverty food security health education community 100% lives/livelihoods matter- as well as goals 17-1 the most trusted local to global partners in deep data innovating as fast as nature's evolutionary designs demand
when we asked sir fazle abed what comes first finance food security health education community- what we heeard him say (rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk if you heard differently) they all come together but all of the practices depend on education and while facing is essential thats only when you have practice solutions wrhy of people lives and lifetimes so lets celebrate 6 ways asia's billion poorest women have chaged whats possible with education
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, our dearest Abed bhai, would have turned 84 today. He may not be with us in person, but his vision, ................

Name and current job with link to past abed coop

2021 commitments relevanto to abed hunicorns



01 Henrietta Fore UNICEF director general new york in 2021 fore is most connected person in un networks of education -all of unesco unicef oecd browns 1 2 3 edu commissions and refugee edu networks will debrief at dubai edu expo dec 2021 as will sec general connectors: youth minister; brown's sherif - debriefs on digital cooperation in goals 1 2 3 4

news Generation Unlimited t gu-b 4.3

yidan prize has become since abed's death biggest growth collaboration of abed's education is everything to do with sdg world even more than economists! to understand where its connecting next searches include yidan erum mariam brac yidan luminaries panel- diary eg may 2021 oxford vice chancellor louise richardson - bios of oxford-yidan-  also download latest version may 21-rsvp improvements chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk  -first yidan doctoral prize hosted in oxford 27 may -cf jo-anne baird -anne cotton learning guide used by 150000 community girl friendly way above formal curricula; nueva escuela changes dynamic of students teachers- poorest rural schools now led colobia school futures

vicky colbert main aim in rural colombia school help taechers promote confidence in kids to advance at own pace; participate in school governance- girls love doing thig this at nueva escuela where we started schools for poorest of poor and are now seen as a benchmark for future schools - cf paulo freire -new role of teacher as motivator

HU4.1-4.6 UNICER"S FORE Promising to coordinate learning passports and action report dubai december rewired21 with all UN edu leaders eg envoy gordon brown unesco leader oecd leader ; un hq newsleader on refugee edu,


without James Grant- UNICEF dir gen's late 1970s + coop with BRA/CRA on vaccinating and hydrating a nations infants and mother one billion villagers in bangladesh and china would not have started up the journey of ending extreme rural poverty; although abeds rural keynsian model ie microfranchising was different that china's village capitalism models - life critical action learning networks in health multiply value in use in exactly opposite ways than zero sum thing consumption - see also neumann above zero sum games

harry daniels from oxford doing wonderful work on which youth/cultures excluded from uk schools - estimates range from 200000 to over million in england- scotland slightly better 

yidanlaureate carl 2021 transforing stem- now see science different wsy of making better decisions relevant to allfields; ALSO CHANING VIEW OF HOW BRAIN WORKS- FROM L=OLD TIMES ASSUMED STATIC OF THAT PERSON'S BRAiN NOT WHAT EXPERINCES PERSON RECEIVE; NOW FINDING EVERY ASUMPTION STATIC EDUCATION MADE IS WRONG- GOOD EDU CAN GIVE NEW EXPERIENCES FOR YOUTH TO SELECT FROM-DEVELOPING WAY PERSONS NEURONS WIRED UP-SEE ALSO VON NEUMANN LAST LECTURES- dosions active versus passive- learner-centric versus podium; collaboratve versus each child is an island

female professor - so many silos in secondary curricula- even subsilios eg science though covid19 biliongy of virus chemistr of virus olitics of comunication maths of diffusion- why do we expect students to make link if we examine opposite... worse adult case gemans expert panel on how to deal with covid - philospher incuhed to ask difficult question!!  not arguing get rod of disciples- important to understand how disciple domain woks but must translare across disciplines- thats whee are innovation ops of 2020s are-umproject calibrate asked 1000 students and reachers what they thougt of mess cf2010 mooc ola reseach.... nee teacher learind commutis- end passive consumption of curicula

tom see shadows of few teachers that make difference and others who cant change the system in every stat i look at

countries have different styles- us you are right or wrong - in some asia country teacher encourages explain your view

larry: edu rife faddism - too may panaceas evaliated over short term instead of systematic mapping what we were trying to change- disrots cause and effects..-while understanding his analysis of past failutres to leap- does not seem to be aware of ai decade speed of demand to

big issue most k-12 teahers dont understand what university research does!

new breed of systemic reviewrer of edu - unfortunately its own professions not clearly future-back - eg 30 research clearing houses worldwide

issue of researchers using specialisedlanguages - best use of research houses translates this jargon

also resrach houses customers fuzzy- worst if used to make party political decision

Lead connector of world economic forum commitmemts to change education- all un edu leaders likely to celebrate ai education leaps at dubai expo along with dubai consisten itu partner #aiforgood


 In 2007,Japan US embassy and JICA first helped me understand Bangladesh social business as a unique model for human development. Probably no surprise that 4.5 bracnet -its internet company connected with  KDDI Japan's number 2 cell company with advice from its investor of origin DEFTA founded by the remarkable Japanese American Stanford grad George Hara






other leads afrca

ashesi university ghana with berkeley future of new university edu -wise layrea 2017 key partners berkeley - most major us tech africa diaspora

africa's largest corporation has emerged by accident of investing in tencent 20 years ago- its based i south africa and looking at what education investments it can make

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  HUNI17-6:YOUTH SME partners as first  sustainability gen         HUNI2:food

Friday, May 7, 2021

 SPRING 2016 it was Abed's 80th birthday party; two Chinese graduate female journalists were visiting dhaka for the first time; they were stunned by the spectacle below; sir fazle's son shameran updated them on HU1.1 to HU1.6. What were the next opportunires to partner  the 6 most exciting financial networks any of us had ever heard of; 

They bowed deeply and gave Shameran a copy of Alibaba Way, Tsinghua's Ying Lowrey had asked us to share. Ying is one of those female heroines who without being famous gets thins done- there she had been in china's barefoot medic network; then spent over 25 years helping build small enterprise across USA - it was she who told us america's most exciting sme economists were ...; she had returned to find being didnt have a small enterprise curriculum but 2000-2015 as china's5 years of 5 million youth startups urgently needed one

this was before jack ma's ant financial joined in with bill gates and others to help HUNI1.4 bkash.com take the next great leap; a message came through from sir fazle -would these gracious young ladies please come back during the summer vacation -before their post grads at Oxfords Rhode Scholars and Columbia U - so he could update them on the first 46 years of billion poorest chinese and bangladesh women designing HUNIcorns? ...

.1.4 At present, bKash is one of the leading Mobile Financial Services Provider in the world. bKash started as a joint venture between BRAC Bank Limited, Bangladesh and Money in Motion LLC, USA in 2010. In April 2013, International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, became an equity partner and in March 2014, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation became the investor of the company. In April 2018, Ant Financial (Ali Pay), an affiliate of globally reputed Alibaba Group, became an investor in bKash. The ultimate objective of bKash is to ensure access to a broader range of financial services for the people of Bangladesh. It has a special focus to serve the low income masses of the country to achieve broader financial inclusion by providing services that are convenient, affordable and reliable.

More than 70% of the population of Bangladesh lives in rural areas where access to formal financial services is difficult. Yet these are the people who are in most need of such services, either for receiving funds from loved ones in distant locations, or to access financial tools to improve their economic condition. Less than 15% of Bangladeshis are connected to the formal banking system whereas over 68% have mobile phones. These phones are not merely devices for talking, but can be used for more useful and sophisticated processing tasks. bKash was conceived primarily to utilize these mobile devices and the omnipresent telecom networks to extend financial services in a secure manner to the under-served remote population of Bangladesh. bKash can be accessed via all the mobile networks operating in Bangladesh. Currently, bKash is running a network of more than 200,000 agents throughout urban and rural areas of Bangladesh with over 50 million verified accounts.

In 2017, bKash was ranked as the 23rd company in the annual list of Fortune Magazine's 'Change the World in 2017' among the top 50 companies to make changes based on social issues. bKash has been recognized as the Best Brand of Bangladesh for the second consecutive time (2019 and 2020) in a consumer survey conducted by the Bangladesh Brand Forum...


 the forecourt of brac's office sprouted a tent -inside a display akin to a madame tussauds show guided visitors through village development over 4.5 decades; two youthful chinese female provincial graduates -one who grew up in mao's hunan, the other grew up in the province bordering north korea were there to observe; this is the translation story they were given as a souvenir -dear friends of women empowerment across asia - please celebrate with us::


HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY – Sor Fazle Abed, BRAC, Bangladesh

45 Years of TRYING TO Build the Most Valuable PARTNERSHIPS Network on Sustainability Youth’s Planet


The seeds of BRAC were planted in the efforts of Sir Fazle and friends to assist families affected by the Brola cyclone in 1970. BRAC was then officially established after independence, supporting refugees to rebuild their lives. At a critical early juncture , we abandoned our focus on relief and adopted a longer-term objective of development, opting to work side by side with community members for decades to come.

We do not ignore emergencies and their impact on people living in poverty. We build community preparedness and grassroots platforms that activate in natural disasters to minimize damage and to channel relief. Our goal is to help households bounce back better.

Better often means changes such as stronger infrastructure or new livelihoods for families that depend on agriculture, for example, and are therefore increasingly vulnerable to climate change.

As Bangladesh urbanizes, we have expanded our focus to include manmade disasters like fires and building collapses, most recently Rana Plaza in 2013.

Massive natural disasters internationally have triggered us to expand into new countries like Haiti and Nepal to support national recovery the way we did in Bangladesh so many years ago

2 Healthy Lives and healthy futures

Doctors and hospitals were scarce in Bangladesh’s early days. We created an army of community-based entrepreneurs to bring medicine to every doorstep. Over time, the army became all female, challenging social norms and enabling women to access important products and information

We challenged the global health community by putting the life saving treatment for diarrheal disease in the “unqualified” hands of mothers, and generated evidence that they could use it effectively. We created a community-based tuberculosis control model, expanding over time to become the government’s largest partner in combating the disease.

The growing numbers of people living in poverty in urban areas face serious health risks, including maternal and infant mortality. Our network of healthcare entrepreneurs continues to ensure that women can access care safely, quickly, and with dignity.

Recent breakthroughs in cognitive science have shown that focusing on early childhood development has transformative effects over a lifetime. Pilot programmes are putting this research into action at the grassroots level

The primary challenge of healthcare now is less about access and more about quality. We are building financial tools to continuously ensure more people can access services that meet their evolving health needs.


We started by teaching basic literacy to adults, then realised we needed to start from the start. We changed lour nor-formal primary schools as “second chances’ for people living in poverty especially girls. Our pedagogy focused on joyful learning, incorporating the best practices from around the world.

As students graduated from our schools. We felt a need for creative ways to continue learning beyond the classroom. Libraries offered reading materials, and adolescent clubs created safe spaces and opportunities to teach life skills.

Our focus moved towards quality, with universal access towards education in sight, through strategies such as teacher training and increased use of technology. We proactively recruited students with special needs and expanded our curriculum into multiple ethnic languages to ensure that our schools were successful to all children.

Our ultimate goal is to build a nation, and for that we need leaders. That is where our focus is now – creating opportunities for youth to take responsibilities in programmes, as mentors, and as teachers themselves. Our university creates even more opportunities to contribute on a global scale.

4 Financial Inclusion

We started by bringing people living in poverty together. We quickly learnt that what they needed most urgently was access to economic opportunities and financial services.

We brought women together into village organizations to organize credit and savings arrangements, and then used these meetings as a platform by delivering a wider range of services.

Over time, we expanded our reach to unserved populations, such as the “missing middle” (enterprises that were too large for the loans offered by microfinance but excluded from commercial banks) and a comprehensive grants based programme for people living with poverty, who could not benefit from microfinance.

We are now building a broader set of financial products, including insurance and pensions, and leveraging the growing ownership of mobile phones to use digital channels for financial services.

5 Market Solutions for the Poor

A fundamental driver is a lack of power – at the individual, household and community level alike... Power dynamics need to change in order for people living in poverty to realize their potential , and they only change when people do it themselves.

We promoted consciousness raising and empowerment from our earliest interactions with communities, inspired by teachings on social movements. We underestimated the complexity of power dynamics though and learned the hard way that we needed to create new organisations, where women could come together in solidarity. These community action groups became important social platforms; for example, supporting health workers who faced harassment for their services.

We widened our work over time to help people living in poverty to participate in formal government structures and leverage public services. We also increased our engagement with public official and village leaders to build wider support for women’s empowerment. These discussions have risen to the national level, where we advocate policies that support gender equality and human rights. Internally we have worked to build a female-friendly work environment and actively strive to recruit women.

Gender equality remains one of the greatest unfinished works of our generation, and an area in which we have to continue changing power dynamics. We still see that child marriage is the norm, sexual violence is pervasive, and women are under-represented in the workforce.

6 Changing Power Dynamics

As we began to provide financial services to people living in poverty, we noticed that many rural communities did not have access to markets

We started building value chains, connecting thousands of farmers and artisans to national markets. We focused on silk, poultry, clothing and retail, in many cases the viability of new sectors in Bangladesh. The successful scaling up of one value chain often spawned new livelihood opportunities, from poultry vaccinations to artificial insemination for dairy cows.

Entrepreneurship is also a long standing part of our development approach. Over time we have built a national cadre of local change agents, usually women, who receive training and support from us, but are paid for their services by their neighbours. These grassroots entrepreneurs distribute a wide variety of products and services, from sanitary napkins to high quality seeds.

As local and global labor markets offer new opportunities. We are supporting migrants to seek and finance work abroad safely, and equip youth with in-demand skills


By 2002 we had over 30 years experience of piloting and perfecting programs, and scaling them to reach millions. The time had come to bring what we had learnt in Bangladesh to the rest of the world.

Relief and rehabilitation were immediate needs after war and natural disasters plunged millions into poverty in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. We focused on peace and building stability through jobs, education and financial inclusion, continuing to put girls and women at the centre of opportunities.

We expanded into Africa four years later, starting development programs in Tanzania and Uganda. We continued to pilot, perfect and scale rapidly never losing focus on contextualising every opportunity created

Opening now in 12 countries gives us a rich knowledge base to further our work in Bangladesh, while providing us with a global network in which to pilot new solutions for the world’s problems. In 2016, we create opportunities for one in every 50 people in the world.


At bracnet ning it seemed useful to create these note spaces for people who want to read speeches abed made through the years or to track which world influncers joined in when