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?

Thursday, June 24, 2021

4.4 what did abed mean by new university?


g4.4 new university as platform for generation ending extinction

debating how a new university could connect every innovation billion poorest women needed to rise as the 21st c came of age was as core to abed's future of microentrepreneurial revolution  as the village field labs had been for the first 25 years of bangladesh as a new nation; 

while abd insisted that anchoring partnership of brac women empowerment should always address what very poorest women needed next, he saw the 1996 platform of bracnet and opening brac uni 2001 as network application multipliers  for second and third generation youth (especially young women) of his villagers to  triangularise 3 components of nation building: ending poverty, expanding middle class, changing to green and sustainability in time. How could youth village ambassadors evolve as most locally trusted village data mapmakers in partnership with tech wizards who wanted the poorest to leapfrog. Each of the 5 deepest sdgs end poverty end famine  end ill health end jobless education end lifeless communities would need benchmark examples - see bkash.com goal 1, early childhood play goal 4

5 years into asking what can nationwide internet "leapfrog" to poorest villagers innovation labs , multiple stakeholders needed to win-win from debating university as a third leg with both most trusted partners and those needed to continue to make brac  integral to number 1 partnerships in ngo/civic society world

firstly students if they were to connect youth as the first sdg generation

second totally different processes if staff were to support youth in every way that the sdg generation needs opposite to just being examined on past knowledge (a lot of whose broken systems are putting extinction on the line)

3rd as a lab public servants themselves could demand bangladesh become world innovation centre on- those interested  millennium goals were already calling bangladesh the open university of microcredit but why not of microagriculture, microhealth, mico-edu, micro 100% live matter community

4th if humans are to be sustainable the world will need the two thirds of humans who are asian to celebrate innovation contributions naturally opposite to the white empire world as well as connecting every dynamic of diverisity across hemisphere, from continental to island nation etc

5th we have seen bangladesh had built itself as the most collaborative place partner in transforming beyond the world of empire systems; its edge had been billion womens rural empowerment; while this needed to continue the nation also had more unique deep challenges; would it be the first nation to be washed away if the arctic circle melted? how would it survive as still the poorest of the 10th most populous nations; how could it help design trade to bring peace with direct neighbours and twin with youth anywhere who needed to humanise tech round the deepest and most urgent system challenges of humanity's 3rd and final chance of the machine age that had started up in glasgow 

1st chance glasgow 1760s

2nd chance birth of united nations - beyond world war 2 1945** see also footnoe the search for first 1000 herstians

3ed chance leap for and beyond covid, going green , valuing youth as every livesmatter communities greatest asset...

it may be useful to join the debate global investors call industrial revolution 4 with what asia's poorest see these chalenges to be where

ir0 - agricultural village with no machines is what brac partners over 50 years are deepest experts in- asnd which asia from 1945 prized borlaug as 0.1 revolution in village food security; deming ir1.1 ir2.1 innovations in machines as energy tools and communications tools; central toir3 and ir4 are the 12 greatest years ever contributed by a mathematician namely von neumann 1945-1957- not only did he tru to make nuclear safe, but his alumni define the most unique multipliers of ir3, ir4 ; 

ir4 within 4 years of von neumann death 2 labs facing pacific out of stanford and atlantic out of mit had been set up to map back the future from when machines take over from human governance wherever there is so much real time analusis and connecting of every app/gps community that only machines can do that real time; those who accepted gordon moores promise of 100 times moore teach every decade from 1960s which silicon valley became the first place both to study and commercialise have foreseen 2020s as the humanising ai decade

this leaves ir3 as every way livelihoods and education's human investment and monetary investment and nature's investment need to change if 7.5 billion to 10 billion people are to celebrate youth as first sdg generation

are these changes too big for human socirties to take on- fortunately if you search through abed conversations 2001-2019 you will see new university became his belief in the future of girls and both discussed with probably the majority of nations ambassadors as well as those who joined with brac as worlds largest female collaboration, largest goal 1-5 mapmaking. largest civil society partnership in futures and 2020s livelihoods to prevent extinction

of course the most exciting survey abed asked to be his legacy- why 100 vice chancellors did brac university alumni need the most alumni collaboration on with what; abed gave us some clues - for example which nations had both ended deepest poverty and continuously expanded their middle class eg singapore and korea were two simplest cases in his view; he also hypothesised huge population nations would probably need a clusters of new universities each different - concerned with maximum of sustaining 50 million lives different interactions with nature - where did 50 million come from? abed didn't say but if you look at his work since 1970 while it provided collaboration possibilities for empowering billion women to end extreme poverty- the bangladesh he helped start to nation build- the bra of brac was about 50 million rural livelihoods in 1972  when 90% of peoples were rural; about 100 million rural lives now 70% are rural; in 2050 - probably still 100 million rural lives when half of bangladesh people live in cities; one more way in which studying bangladesh as the open university of everyone bring both its most urgent priorities to innovating community sustainbility as well as benchmarks the worlds und30s need to mediate and celebrate


if you think about examining 7.5 billion people got to be where they are today is a fake goal however smart the lawyer/historian at harvard on oxford in the english speaking world or your choice of other head examiner of the culture/language you are brought up to apply

if as now seems stochastically likely our race is being directed to extinction, one of the missed opportunities was the first 17 years of the united nations general assembly failing to issue a corriculum uniting herstories and multicolored skins of the world wide

as a 11 year old scot in london in 1962, i can tell you how oxbridge examination board fixed 20th c history- basically it didnt exist as something to openly grow up with in schools; instead at posh schools you would start being taught latin at age 7 and told history starts around 55 bc with roman invasion of britain; i remember being disappointed that my last history lesson before being examined at 14 never got to the 20th century; only a lot later did i realise that its pretty hard for a nation to examine kids on your country was the root cause of 2 world wars and most national borders being in both unnatural and culturally conflicting places


  1. can we agree we got to world war 2 with mainly 7 white empires uk italy france germany russia canada usa together with one oriental one japan; before that in 1500 ten white empires were emerging - ie spain portugal and netherlands also played significant roles when the idea that the world was round, and excitement in discovering new and old worlds spread - while empire building did awful things like slaery, genocide, colonising other peoples natural resources risks to devaluing mother nature exponentially accelerated once scots discovered engine power in 1760s

    if we go back to the beginning of the 2nd millennium it seems that the roman empire had at last decided that harmonious trade across the med sea and the western gateway to 3 continents was more productive than marching north and west through france spain britain with catholicism as a golden rule; certainly by the time or marco polo and st francis leading western trade was seen productively as mediating a cultural relay of which the overland silk road was a marvellous co-creation of the old human race; at the eastern end you reached shipping when you got to hangzhou which marco polo was asked to be mayor of for a couple of year; oriental shipping had 2 choices north up the great canal to beijing; or up the river to the golden coastline that started where modernday shanghai is located and follows the smooth arc of china's sea round to the penisular we now call korea and within easy sailing sistance the islands of japan- fortunately there is one great western historian of the east's 2 millennia - ezra vogel who parted from this world spring 2021

    one of the most crazy things is around 1500 artistic and scientific italy knew far the most about navigation but most of its boating people were happy with trading round the med sea, and its entry to the silk road; but 3 most agressive navigation teams hired themselves out to spain, portugal, and the uk to mobilise big boats and the longest navigation journeys; this is how those 3 countries got first pick at colonising what became latin and north america; what happened next is quite strange; the netherlands settled in the best region for an east coast port (new amsterdam/yotk) but swapped this with uk in exchange for not competing over one indoesian isle in an era when nutmeg was a highly valued spice; the french went into overdrive competing with britain to colonise what we now call the southern states; they acelerated slavetrading to build great plantations;

    whats strange about legislature over usa indepenndence from 1776 is it was also a huge challenge of integration- there was the louisana purchase to the south east, the purchase of california from mexico; the purchase of alaska from russis; the agreement that canada became the largest roof top nation to the new world just as russia was the largest rooftop to the old world; from 1776 to world war 1 the new world got on with its own version of white empires rule; while the old world got into being the catalyst of both world wars- no wonder histoiy as an english language curriculum has always excluded lives matter of the 87% who are not of white ethnicity, and most women; i truly wish the un's forst 17 years had rewiritten world history before jfkennedy's assasination and the worlds rather superficial understanding of the american dream in terms of moon races which by 1963 seem to have forgotten the main reason for the un's birth giving back to those who had either been colonised ot in the case of the new world had the color skin of the majority of the worlds people but not the 3% of humans who were whitea americans