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

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

3.5 partners -affordable-health frugal - brac delivery kit child birth, child stunting, wash ... bottom of pyramid market leadership microhealth, microagri ....

PARTNERS IN AFFORDABLE HEALTH what i have learnt from 15 trips to bangladesh and more broadly from 50 to asia is sustainability will most likely depend on celebrating those who empower health networks around love not those who power over health with money -happy to zoom or debate cases on this any time rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

frugal is the terminology brac celebrates in innovating health and well being services in life critical ways but on minimal budgets- brac's doubling of network services every 2.5 years emerged as south/east partnering centre of gravity 10 years ahead of western bottom of pyramid studies -eg gary hamel , and 3.2 the building of the microfranchise of women health suppliers goes back to start of brac early 1970s 

we find searches of brac delivery kits first produced 1998 offer a range of reports and academic inputs illustrating brac's longitudinal work and increasing centre of gravity for frugal partnerships 


In the developing world, life often runs on jugaad solutions. According to the authors of Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth, western businesses could learn a lot from the jugaad approach of innovation and radical affordability.

Development organizations, too, must create inexpensive and adaptable solutions to alleviate poverty. The BRAC birthing kit is one such example.

BRAC has grappled with the problem of high maternal and infant mortality in a country where the vast majority of women still give birth at home without a skilled attendant. Your response might be to build more or bigger hospitals; BRAC instead brought suitable alternatives to the women themselves, in the form of “birthing huts” in the slums of Dhaka and other Bangladeshi cities, as well as the BRAC birthing kits.

A BRAC birthing kit contains the necessary tools for a safe and sterile delivery: gauze, carbolic soap, a sterile plastic sheet to go over the mattress, a thread to tie the umbilical cord and a surgical blade to cut it. That’s it.

It might not be the most elegant solution, but it transforms any home into a safe and sterile place to have a baby. The cost to the consumer? A mere 40 cents.

By slimming the product down to the bare necessities, the birthing kit is simple to manufacture and distribute. At the Sanitary Napkin and Delivery Kits unit, a BRAC social enterprise, the kit costs 28 cents to make. It is then sold to BRAC’s Health Program for 32 cents, the same price at which it is sold to BRAC community health promoters, or shasthya shebikas in Bengali. These women are trained by BRAC and, as part of a range of products and services they provide, sell the kits for 40 cents to their community.

Since 1999, BRAC has manufactured more than 2.6 million of these.

Of course, it’s not enough to only have a birthing kit. A skilled attendant is still necessary to manage complications. You might think it’s time to send in the doctors, but BRAC learned that with a bit of training – and access to a network of qualified help should complications arise – women from the community can be trained to be skilled birth attendants.

BRAC has made headway in frugal innovation by providing products and services that are affordable, accessible, and – crucially – relevant to those being served. BRAC has already seen measurable results; meanwhile Bangladesh is well on its way to reducing maternal and child mortality by the 2015 deadline of the UN Millennium Development Goals.


this journal paper written 2003 clarifies work brac had been doing for a decade

upsated examples 

The Manoshi Project at BRAC provides community-based maternal, neonatal and child health services for 6.9 million urban slum dwellers in 10 cities in Bangladesh. At the time of the project’s inception in 2007, this population had high maternal and neonatal mortality. The first brac maternal delivery kits started production in 1998  and became incorporated in the enterprise that also manufactures sanitary towels from 2007

2 hours in 3-part dvd series on fazle abed/brac published 2006 by jeff skoll with ashoka

the 2005 pbs television series rx for survival featured sit fazle abed and brac prominently  - we have footnoted the group of 15 global health champions the way pbs profiled them

- brac became increasingly celebrated (by gates foundation, soros foundation, jim kim and paul farmers pih) for global health innovations through decade 2002-12 (more recent frugal summaries as brac host annual forums - youtube example

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pbs global health champions 2005

During production for Rx for Survival, we encountered a great number of individuals making a tremendous difference on the front lines of global health. Some work in remote rural communities; others create national or international public health initiatives. The following profiles of these global health champions are but a small sample of the many fine people, past and present, who have made public health their life's work.


Fazle Hasan Abed

Fazle Hasan Abed

Founder and Chairperson
BRAC (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee)


As leader of one of the most effective non-governmental organizations in the world, Abed has fought against poverty, disease, child mortality, and illiteracy by educating and empowering the poor women of rural Bangladesh.

Uche Amazigo

Uche Amazigo, PhD

World Health Organization, African Program for Onchocerciasis Control


River blindness, a condition caused by worms that damage the eyes to the point of blindness, affects 12 African nations. With determination and diplomacy, Amazigo has implemented a low-cost, sustainable strategy to distribute a medicine that may eradicate this disease.

Andrea ColemanBarry Coleman

Andrea and Barry Coleman

Co-Founders
Riders for Health


Their shared love of motorcycles inspired a marriage and the founding of an organization that provides African health care workers with motorcycles to transport patients and deliver medical supplies.

Ernest Darkoh

Ernest Darkoh, MD, MPH, MBA

Chairman and Founding Partner, BroadReach
Former Operations Manager, Botswana's Treatment Program for HIV/AIDS


Darkoh is building a nationwide health system from the ground up in Botswana through a public-private collaboration between the government of the small African nation and foundations.

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD

Founding Director
Partners in Health


He has been described as "a man who would cure the world." Trained as a medical anthropologist and physician, the Robin Hood of global health has begged, borrowed, and stolen AIDS drugs to treat the poor in Haiti.

William H. Foege

William H. Foege, MD

Professor and Health Policy Fellow, Emory University
Former Head, CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


In the 1970s he led the smallpox eradication campaign in India and later persuaded governments and drug companies to support polio eradication efforts. Today he is on the front lines of the battle to overcome the public's resistance to the use of vaccines.

Donald R. Hopkins

Donald R. Hopkins, MD, MPH

Associate Executive Director
The Carter Center


For a long time, Hopkins was alone in his belief that Guinea worm disease could be eradicated. Through worldwide campaigns and community mobilization efforts, he now stands on the brink of its worldwide eradication.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim

Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD

Co-Founder, Partners in Health
Director of HIV/AIDS, World Health Organization


Supported in part by a MacArthur Foundation genius grant he received in 2003, Kim is on his way to achieving an ambitious goal: to get three million AIDS patients worldwide onto antiretroviral drugs by the end of 2005.

Rohima

Rohima

Volunteer
BRAC Community Health


A grassroots community health worker, Rohima never finished primary school, but today she monitors the health of 300 households in Bangladesh. She is among 33,000 women who have taken charge of their families' health and started microfinanced businesses.

Remko SchatsLina Gustin

Remko Schats, MD and Lina Gustin, RN

Doctors Without Borders

 


This physician and nurse team treat 17,000 people in a refugee camp in western Chad. During their six-month mission they will deal with the threat of measles, poor sanitation, armed bandits, and Sudanese militias.

Dr. Jaime Sepulveda

Jaime Sepulveda Amor, PhD

Director General
Mexican National Institutes of Health


Presented with a possible cholera epidemic, Sepulveda launched a massive clean-water program in Mexico, with an aggressive communications campaign to alert people to the ways the disease is transmitted.

Alfred Sommer

Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS

Dean Emeritus and Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Sommer discovered that children in Indonesia were dying of complications from nightblindness, a condition arising from vitamin A deficiency. His findings and identification of an inexpensive cure have dramatically reduced childhood mortality.

Mechai Viravaidya

Mechai Viravaidya

Founder and Board Chairman
The Population & Community Development Association


With humor and determination, Viravaidya has fought for family planning and safe sex in Thailand. Known as "the condom king," his effort to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in Thailand has been remarkably successful.

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ck prahalad's classic the fortune at the bottom of the pyramid -eradicating poverty through profits was published in 2005 but must have taken several years to assemble

-its major cases came from india peru brazil mexico venezuela

main health cases were india's aravind eye care and india's prosthetic jaipur footand india's annapurna salt which targets solutions to idd iodine deficiency disorder; india's hindustan  lever targeting of soap markets towards mitigation of diarrheal diseases 

peru voxiva tech for early detection of infectious diseases  

Monday, August 30, 2021

3,5 scaling frugal efficient effective child birth MNCH ;;; 3.4 TB tuberculosisis DOTS Directly Observed Treatment

from 2001 brac university and soon its james grant school of public health became an opportunity to  design total frugal processes serving major events eg child birth 

book from one to many by robert case and all provided studies on scaling up health in low income countries published 2011

lot on brac including full chapters on 

3.5 MNCH scaling up Maternal Neonatal Child Health by kaosar afsama associate director brac healt program dhaka

The millennium goals  4,5gave Brac an opportunity to design major improvements to MNCH services typically between 2006-2010. Notably bill and melinda gates manoshi project scaling around 2007 (connecting bangladesh urban gov potential target population of mothers 8 million) provided brac with opportunity to improve urban slum services and adapt rural experiences. Although brac had started training in urban slums from 1998 its relationships started as less extensive than its rural network origins. A lot of people needed training upgrades with 3 groups of people the governments urban birth attendants and 2 brac networks shasthya shehikas ans shasthya kormi


3.4 Brac started working on ending tuberculosis in rural areas in 1984 initially with such knowledge partners as JATA Japan Anti-TB Association. By the late 1990s Brac's TB interventions were best in class among poorest rural populations - see awards from gates and relationships in early 2000s with jim kim, paul farmer, global fund and george soros. Chapter 13 in Case's book provides both details of how brac developed its approach to TB and summarises the history of  local community health services empowered by village women from Brac's formation 1972- 

authors of chapter 13 Akramal Islam technical consultant  south east asia international union against tb and lung disease new delhi 

and Maria May  project manager global health delivery project harvard boston

Saturday, August 28, 2021

3.2 updates on doordash for health

few black holes in economics more urgently need filling than how village mothers built rural nations health service

one of brac's earliest inventions was a microfranchise enabling a village mother to make positive cashflow from weekly visits to village homes offering basic health products -each para health worker was assigned 300 homes- over years she became these microcommunities most trusted connectors with all rural advances in health 

  2021 update on this 40 year movement for last mile community health

movement features in 10 intercountry comparisons of community health


3.5 maternal health

 In 2014 BRAC brought together booklet of all its services for maternal/natal care and Manoshi approach https://brac.net/sites/default/files/portals/Manoshi-book-v3-1.pdf

Friday, August 20, 2021

wash 4.1 4.4 5.5 5.6 3.6 how does sanitation infrastructure develop in rural nation

WASH 

Bangladesh was born 1971 with 90% of people in villages without electricity grids let alone water/sanitation systems.  How do you make sanitation everyone's business and community collaboration. A first step was pit latrines integrated with rural homes. Over the decades WASH has begun a major brac program connecting all education and skills networks as illustrated below. To understand the immense challenge of continent wide sanitation in asia have a look at singapore's hub www.worldtoilet.org



BLOG WASH

Everyone needs access to a toilet. How can we ensure that?


BLOG COVID-19HEALTHWASH

How can behavioural insights help us to increase handwashing?


BLOG HEALTHWASH

Breaking the Taboo: Managing Menstrual Hygiene at School


Is COVID-19 over(rated)?: 4 ways BRAC is helping people to continue safe hygiene practices


Valuing water: Where are we, and what do we stand to gain?

BLOG WASH

HYDRO Industries and BRAC: A partnership to bring clean water to all

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

3.5 3.6 partners affordable health and james grant school

 some academics call the health service models brac has spent 50 years developing cbphc community based primary health care - they have collected a database od cases over 15 years here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5491943/









Thursday, August 12, 2021

5.5 brac wash water sanitation health

 you may not agree with our classification of brac wash program in our  platform for climate exchanges between smart villages

water water everywhere and not a drop to drink - this could have been written about bangladesh from the 1970 killer cyclone that caused abed to go from oil company ceo to bottom up disaster relief- to the tragedy that western ngos spent decades building drinking water wells only to find that in most of banglsadesh undeground water is contaminated by arsenic - of course villages without electricity grids or landline phones dont have running water

in terms of sanitation brac introduced pit latrines at the earliest

as this IRC report shows brac wash became a newly coordinated cross functional effort in 2006 https://www.ircwash.org/sites/default/files/brac_wash_programme_final_report_2006-2015_0.pdf


here is brac's main current link to wash and list of current partners -and of course wash your hands is essential to fighting covid assuming you can access clean water

below is abed's foreword to Wash 2006-15

Poverty is not a natural state of affairs. However, the underlying causes of this dehumanising system can be challenged only when poor people have the tools to make changes. That is why social and economic empowerment, health and education are central to every area of BRAC's work. From its earliest days, BRAC championed clean water and hygienic sanitation as essential elements in the journey out of poverty. In the 1980s, BRAC went door to door teaching mothers to make oral rehydration solution to reduce the tragic losses through infant and child deaths. During the 1990s, safe water and latrines were identified by the Government of Bangladesh and BRAC as one of the critical health areas. By this time, 97% of the population had access to free drinking water through shallow tubewells but, as we all know, the discovery of arsenic in the groundwater of large areas of the country set back these gains. The BRAC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme makes a critical contribution to reversing this. The programme has reached out across 250 sub-districts – about half the country – and has helped over 39 million people gain access to hygienic latrines and 2.3 million people gain access to safe water. Outcome monitoring shows impressive gains not only in access, but also in use rates of hygienic latrines. Targeted sanitation financing – loans for the poor, grants for the ultra poor – along with motivation for self-financing for the non poor, has ensured equal access for all wealth categories. The programme has also supported more than 5,500 secondary schools (around a quarter of all secondary schools in the country) to build separate latrines for girls with menstrual hygiene management facilities. These achievements have been made possible through community empowerment and by enlisting the support of significant forces in society including local government, educational institutions, health volunteers, religious leaders, and other stakeholders. However, the greatest contribution has been made by the frontline field staff and the village WASH committees that the programme helped to establish. Become effective, efficient, then scale up. That is the approach adopted in all BRAC’s programmes. The WASH programme has showed policy makers and planners in South Asia and elsewhere that such an approach can help every rural household have a hygienic latrine and good sanitation practices. The success of the BRAC WASH programme is celebrated, but we must not lose our sense of urgency in the face of so much unmet need. Currently, the national improved water coverage is 87% and the improved sanitation coverage is 61%, according to the WHO and UNICEF. There are still rural communities without clean water supply options due to arsenic and other contaminants such as iron and manganese. There are coastal areas where saline water has infiltrated the traditional ponds and groundwater supplies. There are many urban areas with inadequate water and sanitation; and safely managing increasing volumes of human waste is an emerging challenge for health. Menstrual hygiene management, especially by adolescent girls, is an issue that has still to be properly addressed. To continue the work of BRAC WASH at scale with less money is a challenge we will rise to meet. We will work with national and local government, with the private sector and with community structures to extend our work into new areas. We remain aware that the real heroes are the poor themselves, especially the women in the family who will continue to be agents of change in our development efforts. The donors and partners who helped to launch and support the BRAC WASH programme are to be congratulated on their ambition and willingness to build partnerships. I should also like to thank the Government of Bangladesh for its willingness to let BRAC work alongside them. It is now time to share our effective and proven approach along with our learning. This report will help to raise the global profile of our collective work in this area so that a model that has been shown to be efficient and cost-effective can be implemented more widely both within Bangladesh and throughout the region.

 Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG



we desperately hope artificial intelligence water will bring deep enough maps to take water community to a next level and indeed water will become a schools curriculum however much diverse editing (learning by teachers) that requires - 15 years ago lula helped with a lot of work on bon aqua but brazil of the 2000s as epicentre of world social forum hasnt evidently been an sdg benchmark in 2010s 

 there are not that many bottom up knowledge hubs of water - singapore's world toilet might be vaut le voyage; the aiib and world bank offered indonesia a billion dollar loan to end slums- we await news of whether water was a successful component of that; it is said that india has just earmarked a billion dollars solely for better toilets- again we await; and as you probably know: as global warming accelerates bangladesh will increasingly get drowned out- its a country where suddenly nature's provion of too much water can ruin all the good water; pretty much every community needs its own resiliency plan..

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on IRC netherlands

From knowledge broker to international think-and-do-tank: we've evolved a lot over the last 50 years. IRC was founded in 1968 under an agreement between the World Health Organization and the Government of the Netherlands as a hub for information dissemination, a 'knowledge broker'. We were the focal point of a world-wide network of collaborating institutions active in water supply research and development.

During the 1980s and 90s our work became more focused on finding solutions that work through action research. We started to test and adapt innovative approaches to tackle complex problems. This work has taught us the value of taking a systems approach - involving everyone from the people on the ground, to the people who hold the purse strings. That's why now, we champion and enable the vital change from short-term interventions to building resilient local and national WASH systems.

Today, we're working with governments, NGOs, entrepreneurs and people around the world. Together we find and implement long-term solutions to make access to safe water and sanitation available for everyone, for good.

Check out the key events and dates in IRC's last five decades here

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

reviews of 3 books on abed

 3 books sounds remarkably few for someone who advanced lives of quarter of earthlings directly and gives  sustainability networkers access to the deepest learning contexts from the bottom (there's no point actioning UN sdgs leaving out the hardest to reach)

-however the world is fortunate that there are at least 100 chunky abed speeches - sampler coming soon

one of the reasons authors may have been reluctant is parts of brac partnerships doubled in reach every 3 years as demonstrated with bracs field force going from a handful of village coaches to over 100000 ; its quite hard to pitch a publisher a book which at best will tell half the story; this got even more challenging to map as partners doubled in global reach every 3 years of abed's last 15- 

for those interested in brac in bangladesh villages to 2011 this list of teaching resources is a good starting point

Thursday, August 5, 2021

2.1 5.6

 ADB International Skills Forum 2021  aug 23-27 manila time  http://isf2021.adb.org

 Secretariat 4-way partners asian development bank, yidan prize, unicef, unesco

The Forum will highlight approaches to:

 

  • Improving learning for all at scale; 
  • Preparing learners with better employability and 21st century skills; and
  • Forging smart partnerships to reimagine education reforms for a new normal drawing on lessons learned from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

-see economistasia.net august

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could this be the happiest world momentum philippines have been associated with since 1960 saw rockefeller and ford foundation plant all of asia's rice research at the IRRI -rice 2.1 abed/borlaug curricula saving billion from starvation

Sunday, August 1, 2021

4.6 luminary networks of abed alumni

 to be honest, i failed - the last 10 minutes i spent in the presence of sir fazle abed he was talking about luminary networks but i didnt get the last education partnership abed wanted the world to design luminary- henceforth i will try my utmost to celebrate education luminary councils 


Through our prizes, our laureates' projects, and our Council of Luminaries, we see the Yidan Prize Foundation as a platform to bring change-makers together. Our ...
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG (April 1936 – December 2019) was the Founder of BRAC, ... BRAC Institute of Educational Development on our Council of Luminaries.
Dec 10, 2020 — In this year's edition of the Yidan Prize Summit, held virtually in Hong Kong, 16 academics have been named to the Council of Luminaries.

at the time i last met sir fazle in his dhaka office, i thought i had booked at least 2 more chances to listen: a summit in hong kong that got cancelled due to the 2019 riots and a field visit by a barefoot chinese medic who had turned herself into beijing's number 1 srudent coach on  sustainablity of village enterprises having spent 25 years working in usa on small enterprises

lets begin with this question - how does a human being get on a pathway from birth to early adolescence which both maximises her unique skills productively and positive communal emotions such as confidence, happiness, safey, courage , love

answer - ok lets define EDUCATION as the how ....but then i couldnt find that education pathway for my daughter; i have a long diary of all my failures living near washington dc ; so when i was first introduced to abed and found he had built an organisation of 100000 people helping poorest asian girls gain i greedily arranged as many tours to listen to abed as i could

imagine

if hopeful education luminary 5-minute casts were as frequent as weather forecasts on whatever media you apply; and that a luminary and alumni panel of abed cheered the world up with this programming - clues to where a being could linkin and get EDUCATION

so whats left to do is pilot luminary club- and thank heavens a hong kong billionnaire (not me) is a lead pilot -thank you charles!!

5.4 abed search asia's 100 most collab universities for youth as sdg generation

 

from 2007-2019 this was one of fazle abed's biggest brainstorming gravities; i was lucky to hear and arrange for young journalists from different hemispheres to listen in during 15 trips i made from washington dc to bangladesh- i have been privileged to work in asia on over 50 journeys since 1983; bangladesh went from zero in 2007to most visited place because for me nobody's alumni will ever be more sustainbly valuable than abed's- nb i like to declare my biasses

abed had dedicated 50 years to a billion village women ending extreme poverty - at birth of bangladesh it was 90% rural; at his death 70% rural; by 2050 the aim is 50%

therefore abed said if my alumni have 3 goals while never deserting women end poverty, grow middle class and go green could be optimal triangularistion as far as my lifetime can see; urgently it will take at least 100 asian universities sharing solutions with 2020s youth if there is ever to be a first sdg generation- some rough ideas on which nations might lead in mapping this collab platform are here