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

2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6

Brac's 2009 report provides this summary of the subtlety involved in how a nation's civil society economics may choose which markets comprise value chains which need pro-poor strategic leadership
Driving Competition
With regard to competition, since our overall role is always
to fill gaps, BRAC does not enter into sectors or markets
that are already served fairly by the private or public sector.
In fact, when the private sector moves into sectors opened
by BRAC and serves our target markets effectively, we often
step out. Are we creating barriers to entry for the private
sector because they have to pay taxes? So, for each and
every activity that is deemed taxable under the law, in fact,
do we operate at a much greater financial disadvantage?
Because a private business with a profit motive can choose
to source inputs and locate its production facilities from
wherever it is most cost effective. Our outreach, however,
is driven by other considerations – we need to get services to
underserved areas. We first choose an area that is
underserved and then we start with what is needed. Are we
maximising profits? No, we are operating at whatever level
the market will sustain and the market is our best indicator.

2.3 aarong was conceived originally the collective dostribution channel of brac through which oor vilagers gain income from marketing to (richer) citizens; aarong within the overall 21st C Enterprsie model of Brac  is also branded physically in cities as a chain of crafts shops

Aarong products, for example, are touted as too expensive –
however, Aarong’s sales continue to increase, and on the
other end, we are sustaining the livelihoods of more and
more poor artisans.
Our social enterprises work as an ideal business model by
combining market efficiency with social and environmental justice.
The enterprises, which operate in strategic sectors such as retail,
livestock, agriculture, alternative and renewable energy, printing
and packaging and health products are integrated into BRAC’s
core social development programmes. They play a critical role in
generating more fuel for poverty alleviation and sustainable growth
by creating jobs and markets for products.
The model of social enterprise that we have evolved is entirely
home-grown and emerged in isolation from the international
dialogue regarding social enterprises. Indeed, our decision to go
into commercial activities was neither pre-meditated nor planned,
but a result of our instinctive response to improve the condition of
our development programme members, namely the microcredit
borrowers. As such, BRAC’s social enterprises continue to
respond uniquely to local needs

People, Planet then Profit: BRAC social enterprises strive for a triple
bottom line – serve needs of poor people, being environment-friendly
and making profit to be sustainable. Unlike purely commercial
businesses, the profit motive is subordinate to social development
goals. This is illustrated by management’s refusal in 2009 to
mechanise Aarong’s production lines, which would have led to
considerable numbers of rural job losses, and to close down
unprofitable milk-chilling stations in ultra poor areas, erasing
many poor dairy farmers’ only source of earning a fair price for
their produce.
Another important aspect of our social enterprises is that the
surplus they generate, after first being used to develop and expand
the enterprise’s own activities, is then used to support the various
development interventions of BRAC which cannot generate their own
revenue, such as the health and education programmes. This has
had a positive effect on BRAC’s dynamics with donors – investment
of its own resources greatly increases accountability and builds trust.
Our economic development programmes, in conjunction with
enterprises, have helped create and sustain livelihoods for 9 million
families in Bangladesh. In addition, the enterprises have contributed
to stimulating countless rural economies and indirectly generating
over 8 million jobs. The multiplier effects do not stop there.
Because of their organic genesis, our social enterprises have
been groundbreakers, providing products and services that were
not available or were not reaching the poor. Our approach has
repeatedly led the way for development of entire sectors or niche
markets, such as in the introduction of maize as cattle-feed to the
wider Bangladeshi market. BRAC’s culture of risk-taking, targeting
the underserved and continuous research and innovation has
galvanised whole sectors, leading to industry-wide improvement
of production processes, development of quality inputs and better
breeds. Now, thousands of shops are selling indigenous craft and
quality of livestock is improving exponentially. Social enterprises
have also been a key conduit for the enhancement of corporate
governance, management and values in Bangladesh society.
Adopting Best Practices: Another impact that our social enterprises
have is on the functioning of our development programmes. The
contribution of corporate structures is in itself a contribution to good
governance – because the underlying values promoted by social
business are more detached – have more to do with merit and
efficiency. Following the social enterprise example, development
programmes have built sustainability into their operations. Examples
include the business model of the community health volunteer 3.2, who
uses a revolving fund to purchase and sell health commodities.

In addition to connecting Bangladesh to entrepreneurial village
rice networking  the world food prize obituary to fazle abed 20 dec 2019 picks up the story of btac's 6 food/agriculture hunicorns 2.1-2.6

1970-71 Abed's life—and the lives of millions of Bangladeshis—changed as the result of  two very dramatic events: a deadly tropical cyclone, which swept across the country, washing away farms, villages, and towns in its path; followed by the nine-month war of independence from Pakistan. The combined death toll from the storm and the war was estimated at well over 3 million people. An additional 10 million were displaced and further impoverished

.Sir Fazle resigned from Shell Oil in 1971, and the next year formed the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee (BRAC’s original name) to address the terrible devastation suffered by the people of his country. 

Following initial relief efforts 5.1 building metavillage for 100000 refugees, the organization soon became involved in more long-term community development, with primary objectives of alleviation of poverty and empowerment of the poor—and was renamed the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee.

With his strong focus on growing its operations across a broad spectrum of agricultural, economic, and social enterprises, Sir Fazle set BRAC on a course that was different from other non-governmental organizations. He had concluded that economic development was one of the keys to helping the rural poor—and thus launched a microfinance program to provide very small loans to women borrowers as part of village support groups that participated in skills and organizational training.

BRAC’s multi-dimensional and dynamic methods of fighting hunger and poverty include the creation and support of a range of integrated enterprises, such as: seed production and dissemination; feed mills, poultry and fish hatcheries; milk collection centers and milk processing factories; tea plantations; and packaging factories. The income generated from these social enterprises is used to subsidize primary schools and essential health care. Under Sir Fazle’s leadership of more than 40 years, BRAC’s agricultural and development innovations have improved food security for millions and contributed to a significant decline in poverty levels through direct impacts to farmers and small communities across the globe.

2.6 Profiling the fourteen national agri-related markets abed chose ;  this supports appreciation of the particular nature of agriculture and sustainability in Bangladesh – a nation still 70% rural with very small farmholdings and built over 50 years by womens rural Keynesianism. If you purpose is sustaining another rural developing nation – which agricultural products are common, which unique selections for local human development?

Example – profiling agricultual value chains/channels Bangladesh most needed poorest entrepeneurs to lead 

which places actually try to make sure their farmers are integrated into tech ?

I talk simply from visiting asia not listening to powerful people; as well as work done by real followers of abed, chins is a place I search for rural innovations all small famers need to know exist - eg see this intro summary by robert kuhn 

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