when it comes to uniting 8 billion brains sustainably, english has advanages and disadvantage;s it went from the poetry of bard 1 to way admiistrators claimed to use scientifiuc method to (at peak) boss over 25% of the world population; suddenly bankrupted by world war 2 if you would like to see what 1 billion asian women did about this look at their toop 30 coperation ideas at abed mooc; if you want to see back in 1843 is both how ideas first described analytic machines as artificial (ie man-made not nature made) and how this might of integrated with the economists founder in 1843 of systems queen voctoria needed to humanise her empire you might start at economistdaiory.com (you should know that james hiuself doied in calcutta of diarrhea - and it took 112 yeras to massively network parental solutions to diarheas as number 1 killer in tropics) ; if you want to see today's views you might start at bard.solar or economistlearning.com or alumnisat.com or tell us where you like to start) rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
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 ;

UN says: Today's Education Systems No Longer Fit for PurposeAt Economistdiary.com we search out collaboration events- most exciting in 2022 - UN total transformation of education -september NY; Neumann's families collaboration search AI Hall of Fame; fen ale owners of transmedia race to humanise the metaverse...
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, July 5, 2021

1.3 ultra poor graduation

 ultra poor partners leadership since 2020 - fazle abed son shameran abed & bracupgi.org

brookings in washington dc seldom discusses this - here's an exception that proves the rule!

programs so we can finally eradicate extreme poverty from the face of the earth. Admittedly, in the words of BRAC’s founder, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, “asking policymakers to invest in optimism and self-worth may sound like a vague, soft-hearted appeal.”38 It is anything but that, thanks to the emerging science of hope. When combined with the right amount of material support, an injection of hope and self-esteem can break the poverty trap for millions. 38. Fazle Hasan Abed, “Building Human Capital Means Investing in the Science of Hope,” Thomson Reuters Foundation, October 17, 2018  ( http://news.trust.org/item/20181017120852-ak1io/ )

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  1. oct 2018 Fazle Hasan Abed is the founder and chairperson of BRAC, a Bangladesh-based anti-poverty organization.

    At the World Bank's annual meeting in Indonesia last week, there was much talk of “the human capital project,” reflecting the institution’s efforts, under the leadership of Jim Yong Kim, to move beyond investments in physical capital such as roads, bridges and airports. Building human capital means investing in people -- in their health care and education, and in the work skills that make up a nation’s productive potential. With that in mind, Kim and his team of economists have created a human capital index, akin to the institution’s closely watched “ease of doing business” ranking. The idea is that policymakers will watch their country’s position and try to do better, year by year.

    This is undoubtedly a positive move. The human capital project will bring us closer to the eradication of extreme poverty, which is a realistic goal for the first time in human history. But we have to be clear about what constitutes a true investment in human capital. It is not a mechanical exercise of building more schools and hospitals, or creating job training programs for underemployed youth. Real human capital initiatives must activate people’s sense of self-worth, which remains dormant for much of the world’s population.

    There is science behind this. One recent study measured a psychology-based “personal initiative training” for entrepreneurs in Togo and found that it outperformed internationally accredited business training in terms of increasing firms’ profits. Boosting confidence pays huge dividends. In Uganda, a BRAC program for adolescent girls pairs vocational training with “life skills” on issues like menstruation, peer pressure, sexual health and emotions. Researchers found a 48 percent rise in income generation for girls in villages with these clubs compared to control villages, which is remarkable considering that most standalone job training programs in low-income countries have almost no impact.

  2. abed note continued

    Around the world, “graduation programs” for the ultra-poor help destitute women on the fringes of society, often living on a meal a day or less, move into sustainable livelihoods. The programs give people assets like cash, goats and cows, supplementing these with one-on-one coaching in entrepreneurship, healthcare, and the myriad social problems these women face. Research shows that the assets and training have only limited effect when given alone. The real transformation comes through the one-on-one support, which gives the women hope that things can change.

    In my native Bangladesh, where I have worked for decades to improve the lives of people in poverty, public health conditions have improved dramatically. In just over 40 years, the under-5 death rate went from 1 in 4 to less than 40 per 1,000. It was not simply because we opened more hospitals. Impoverished people began to feel they had a measure of control over their families’ healthcare, thanks to programs like oral rehydration therapy, which trained mothers to mix their own oral saline and thus drastically reduced childhood deaths from diarrheal dehydration. Through similar human capital investments, we have an opportunity now to make inroads against malnutrition and stunting, which blunts lifelong potential in the earliest days of life.

    Building schools will do little to improve failing national education systems if the quality of learning remains as it is now. Education programs succeed when they create an atmosphere of joyful learning. They fail when they rely on rote memorization, as they often do in developing countries. The educator cannot shape his or her students the way an artist creates a painting or a sculpture. In the words of the great Brazilian pedagogue Paulo Freire, true education “makes it possible for students to become themselves” by nurturing their capacity to think independently, critically and creatively.

    Asking policymakers to invest in optimism and self-worth may sound like a vague, soft-hearted appeal. It is anything but that. For too long, people thought poverty was something ordained by a higher power, as immutable as the sun and the moon. This is a myth. We would do well to start paying attention to the evidence, which says that giving people hope and self-esteem may be the greatest investment in human capital that any country can make.