Join in celebrating the 30 most productive collaborations 2020-1970 of women empowered sustainability generation goals 1 -5 and help log advances to 2025 Fazle Abed partners and 1billion girls mapped these 30 collaborations -six each for education , health, food/land, finance to end poverty, societal platforms for partners in 100% community (women as productive as men, young & old, colored & white
education opportunities 4.1 adult skills; 4.2 primary; 4.3 teen ; 4.4 university; 4.5 pre-school ;4.6 multidisciplinary education luminaries health opportunities
3.1 oral rehydration 3.2 para health "doordash" basic medicines 3.3 scale vaccination 3.4 tuberculosis 3.5 Frugal processes eg wash sanitation, maternity; 3.6 James Grant School of public health food/land opportunities
2.1 rice 2.2 veggie 2.3 cash crops & village fair2.4 poultry 2.5 dairy, 2.6 14 nation leading supply chains financial opportunities to end poverty
1.1 change aid (sustainable charity), microfinance+, 1.3 ultra poor, 1.4 city bank 1.5 bkash, 1.6 hq2 brac intl netherlands
platforms for 100% lives matter community (women as productive as men , all skin cols equal opportunity etc)
5.1 100k person metavillage; 1 billion asian women, brac net, 5.4 100 asian universities share sdg graduates 5.5 climate smart village exchanges, 5.6 zoom me up scotty: adamsmith.app 2022: year 264 in search of moral market leadership

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

1.4 brac bank at 20

 https://www.tbsnews.net/economy/banking/brac-bank-celebrates-20-years-progress-352861

BRAC Bank celebrates 20 years of progress

Presently, Brac Bank is the largest collateral-free lender to the small entrepreneurs with rural penetration of more than 70% revitalising rural economy and generating employment

Picture: Courtesy
Picture: Courtesy

Brac Bank is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a strong commitment to contribute more to national progress. 

Living up to the vision of its founder, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG, Brac  Bank was the first bank in Bangladesh to introduce collateral-free small ticket loan to the legions of small and medium enterprises at the nook and corner of the country helping them grow and thrive and contribute more to the economic development, said a press release. 

Presently, Brac Bank is the largest collateral-free lender to the small entrepreneurs with rural penetration of more than 70% revitalising rural economy and generating employment.

Its performance indicators in the Bangladesh banking sector are reflected in the highest market capitalisation and the highest international investor shareholding in the local banking sector and the highest bank credit rating of all banks in the country from both international rating agencies, S&P and Moody's.

As Bangladesh begins journey to graduate into a middle-income country within this decade and a developed nation by 2041, Brac Bank aspires to contribute to the government's development journey through inclusive banking and entrepreneurship development, the press release added. 

"Brac Bank has already made its mark in the country's banking arena through world-class products and services, consistent financial results, good governance, compliance, ethics, transparency and values-based banking," Brac Bank  Managing Director and CEO Selim RF Hussain said.

"With the talented and committed team empowered by technology, together we are determined to take BRAC Bank to the next level achieving exponential growth in market share, while continuing to progress the financial inclusion and values based development agenda of our founding Chairperson, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG," he added. 

"We gratefully acknowledge the trust of our valued customers and shareholders, guidance of the Board of Directors and the regulators and of course, the contribution of our employees that make the bank what it is today," he further said.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

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

2.2 good seeds matter

breaking news: week of transformation education summits - replay world best education summits week - yidan hk -wise qatar - rewired2021.com

one of 5 innovations advanced by fazle abed's 50 year empowerment of billion women ending poverty was 2.6 designing 14 agricultural markets in bangaldesh so that poorest women's families integrated into value chain whilst maximising food security of villages, Bangla nation, and friendly international trade (along with garments and remittances bangladesh main foreign currency from goal 2 sustainable food for all)
5.4 question abed hoped to find 100 university partners sharing their graduates during 2022-30 race to UN SDGs- who wants to do that  round sustainable food for all ?- chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
more E:Food  E:women SummitFuture.com  Q&A with chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

Thursday, December 23, 2021

1.3 brac ultra poor

 When we look through the 6 most distinctive financial collaboration platforms Abed originated over 50 years

1.1 changing aid to business microfranchises and long term "direct transfer" partnerships in which elite global aid organisations became bottom-up partners and thereby learnt deeply about theior own purpose

1.2 microfinacce

1.3 brac ultra poor

1.4 brac city bank for small enterprises and as a gateway to capital poilicy decsiiosn

\1.5 cashless bank bkash.com

1.6 (internatjonal) hq 2 netherlands - neither remittances nor international funding could be done with singular hq in dhaka, it may be that history will associate abed even more famosus with ultra poor than microfinance

as well as associations such as global association of banks with values www.gabv.org currently annually mediated by MIT presencing network led by otto sharmer

I think there are 3 ways of looking this

good thing if it means people know that they are missing out on complete end poverty understanding if they fail to study abed as a unique source

bad thing if means that the world still needs to glorify separate instruments/solutions rather than their integration - brac 6 finance platforms embed the poor in nation building , all value chains that they can effectively participate in

a challenge if theorists write up bup case studies as complete as opposed to evolving methodologies

https://hummedia.manchester.ac.uk/institutes/gdi/publications/workingpapers/bwpi/bwpi-wp-0107.pdf 

this paper by manchester university on bup is outstanding as being dated in 2007 (still fairly early on in global recognition of Ultra ); from it we can see how much entrepreneurial concept testing was in motion 



since abed's death in dec 2019 when asked for who to contact with the most knowhow - brac's finacial services to end poverty is the soimplest guidnace question - his son shameran abed worls tirlessly to live up to his father's knowledge 

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Economistwomen.com teachforsdgs.com  Scots since Adam Smith have been curious about how the invention of engines Glasgow 1760s would be applied. In our view; the root cause of the world wars was that over nearly 2 centuries only about 20% of people (mainly white European/American) had access to the benefits eg electricity grids and emerging telecoms. Particularly across the Asian contient wher4e 60%^ of people lived, colonial empires especially Britain had not shared engineering except to control trade. My dad Norman Macrae hoped that teenagers would enjoy happier and more productive lives than serving as a navigator allied bomber command world war2 burma campaign. Thanks to Americans he survived; met Keynes, became The Economist's sub-editor of ending poverty, met  von neumann whose industrial revolutions 3 ,4 he became biographer to; was delighted in 1962 to see that he his war time enemy Japan and Taiwan had started up 2 Asia Rising models supervillages and supercities. By early 1970s fathers started debating Entrepreneurial revolution 3, 4 in the economist also known as industrial rev 3, 4. Dad defined IR3 as the era of racing to end poverty with win-win community shared solutions networking value that big corporations and big government alone could not sustain; for more details see our 40 year future history 2020report written 1984. By the mid 2020s tata from every gps on the planet would not be real time governed by humans but ai algorithms if these were diversely calibrated. During my father\s life- the all time great entrepreneurial revolutionary was fazle abed whose Collab platforms have formed the world's number 1 civil society network, helped celebrate empowerment of 1billiongirls, and offer 2020s benchmarks for sustainability generation. Lets explore 30 collabs abed invites all sustainability millennials to linkin as well as ideas to resolve final system conflicts eg climate that Abed demanded that hundreds of universities' graduate partnerships and humanising of AI would achieve in time.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

2 FROM WORLD FOOD PRIZE SUMMARY OF FAZLE ABED 2015

 extract PDF testimony: In times of uncertain food security as the world’s population is projected to burgeon to more than 9 billion people by 2050, BRAC’s triumphal programs are scalable and sustainable, many of them in the form of enterprises that deliver a “dual bottom line” of a financial profit and a social good. Through BRAC, Sir Fazle has been a leader in empowering women and girls through microfinance, education, healthcare, and encouraging their active participation in directing village life and community cohesion. “We have always used an approach to development that puts power in the hands of the poor themselves, especially women and girls,” he said. “Educated girls turn into empowered women, and as we have seen in my native Bangladesh and elsewhere, the empowerment of women leads to massive improvements in quality of life for everyone, especially the poor.” BRAC has recently increased its commitment to girls’ education in low-income countries with a five-year pledge to reach 2.7 million additional girls through primary and pre-primary schools, teacher training, adolescent empowerment programs, scholarships and other programs. The Chairman of the World Food Prize Selection Committee and the first World Food Prize Laureate in 1987, Dr, M.S. Swaminathan, has praised Sir Fazle Hasan Abed as a “strategic thinker, and a man with a future vision.” Dr. Swaminathan lauded BRAC and its founder, writing that: “While it was set up in the context of the post-war reconstruction in Bangladesh, and its initial focus was on basic needs and strengthening livelihoods, Abed soon realized that the better strategy would be to complement state efforts rather than repeating them. BRAC is constantly innovating. While funding was important, Abed realized that the organization needed some internal financial resources in order to steer its course, rather than become diverted by donor agendas. He therefore set up a considerable number of commercial enterprises as part of the BRAC ‘brand.’ These include printing presses, manufacturing industries, a hotel, conference facilities, retail outlets and the private BRAC University, among others. Surpluses from these enterprises go into supporting BRAC’s development programs.” And finally, Dr. Paul Collier, professor of Economics at Oxford University and author of The Bottom Billion, summed it up when he called BRAC “the most astounding social enterprise in the world.”

E:food 2021 december discussion - will food be the first urgent challenge after covid? - we correctly debate eg ecop26.com non-sustainability of energy sources for machines but dont forget humans need energy (ie food) and that needs to be mapped as an AI challenge (data from every gps where people food security is life determining) - see also aiforgood- wfp (Un food networks)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

teachforscotland.org

 our aim at teachforscotland (includes special eg climate curricula updates www)  but generally is to be friend networks for connecting life actions of fazle abed and wendy kopp - the inaugural and 2021 winners of the education nobles aka wise lautraees chaired by qatar first lady, educationforall mapmaker and sdg advocate sheikha moza

over the last 13 years  by 15 visits to bangladesh and fazle abed we have catalogued collab case studies - see eg www.economistwomen.com   www.adedplay.com www.abedmooc.com - ask chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk for a tour if you are looking for a ddepest women can empower sustainability collaboration out of any locality connecting any locality

for official networks of wendy kopp start at teachforall.org :america ; india .... - you should find about 60 countries networks most ending .org - eg teachforamerica.org teachforzambia.org (we will aim to conform the copalete kopp conformed list as soon as possible)

from rewired2021.com we love network of teach nik kafka and teachamantofish.org.uk and eg 


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at teach for scotland we have 13 years of connections with adam smithians hubbing out of Glasgow University (as well as backing his questions in 1750s of systemic faults of english education system (not valuing youth as much as comforts of top profs), a lot of connections from ecop26.com, glasgow was the alma mater of fazle abed in our view the person who valued a billion poorest women and so 2 billion poorest people more than anyone else simply because he aimed to be the greatest collaborator on behalf of those community building the 5 most basic sdgs - 4 education 3 health 2 food 1 finace to end poverty and community-maximise sme livelihoods 5 to build 100000 person communities of full employment and total respect for diversity between wmeon and eman, skins of all colors or any other mulripler of co-creative 100000 real peopel can digitally linkin as well as last mile serve -pease note we live in a digital age where an adults personal network may be every opportunity and threat but while a child grows up the real community locally around her is safety, is peace and kindness , nutrition , joy (or if you are unlucky where you are born the opposite) - sustainability will soon of mot already depend on wherever next childbieng born being a thriving space ebacsue the thousand or so nearest families help each other o such basic colaboratiosn as nature/climate de,ans, ending covid requites, safa and happy youth neighborhoods must-needs blossom eberywhere in 2020s -  why can't everyone be a teacher and a student in an era where we have teh tech to be the smartest and most loving peoples have ever been? 


currently we also mind the following .org though we would happily pass them over to wendy

english chinese europe AI UN HK sdgs MD