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

Friday, December 24, 2021

5.5 climactic celebration of millions of smart village COLLABS


Africa's late great nobel laureate wangari maathai was one of the first (entrepreneurial greats) to invite the world to celebrate rural people using even less carbon- +

As the 21st C gets a last chance to come of sustainable age:  Schumacher's observation that ending poverty is primarily a challenge of integrating a million villages needs extending to and celebrating smart village climate adaptation collaborations (abedmooc 5.5)


climate smart agriculture across brac international 

some other brac's current climate partnerships: with osun brac/bard uni partnerships  million youth dialogue 30 march 2021 - out of dhaka office -out of brac intl hq netherlands, UN facing brac climate collabs ; with BU vice chancellor chang

 Luminaries of fazle abed were early (1988) into grassroots networking of  social business forestry partners and twinned with Wangari Maathai's Green Belt Movement innovation

The Green Belt Movement (GBM) was founded by Professor Wangari Maathai in 1977 under the auspices of the National Council of Women of Kenya (NCWK) to ...

 - giving inspirational meaning to BBI (Belt Belt Infrastructure) a movement first spotted 60 years ago as Borlaug alumni shared how rice's green revolution could end starvation:  (see The Economist's 1 2 survey of twin Asia Rising models of linking in village rural Keynesianism and superport win-win trading routes (Japan Korea South Taiwan HK Singapore ... maps which it took JFKennedy less than 7 days to endorse



good to see the opening plenary of ecop26 starring a young kenyan female alumni of Wangaari as well as Banker for Poor's forestry Prince Charles 

historically related:  speech prince charles & princess Di japan tour 1986



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.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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

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 


Using playful approaches & digital technology to improve the lives of children & young people in classrooms, schools & education systems. Works .
Improving the dialogue between 'ed' & 'tech' through #storytelling for better innovation & impact. Join  #edtech #edchat #edutech. iTunes | Spotify

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

Friday, December 3, 2021

4.5 early childhood education

Typically an Abed playschool 3-5 year olds connects 20 neighboring families (communally within walking distance of each other: before 6 child is literate, numerate, has enjoyed 3 years of loving care, in montessori style has become great teamworker
Over 50 countries now replicating- why not community build next door to you
2001 30 YEARS INTO FINDING PARTNERSHIPS TO SUSTAIN THE POOREST ASIAN VILLAGE WOMEN- Fazle Abed decided to take up Mrs Steve Jobs challenge - why cant women globally share in sdg 5-4-3-2-1 solutions you have helped billion poorest asian women to co-create. 

Abed's answer was to create brac university 4.4 ,  and to start creating masters that had never been offered before. 4.5 MA in early childhood education - started at brac university 16 years ago, this has become the most massive new education movement- the world bank catalogues over 100 projects and that's just in the developing world- while not everyone studies early childhood the way abed designed it - LEGO does, the world's number 1 education luminaries out of hong kong CELEBRATED BY TECH BILLIONNAIRE YIDAN do -

 why because abed specified that loveq was what mattered most  wherever playschools live up to a billion women and his legacy: joy, safety, collaboration confidence of the early child and the loving relationship with and by her teacher and the community- make sense? learn more on 4.5  - if machine intel is to help save us in 2020s from pandemics and climate we'll need todays youth to be the most loving, collaborative, refugee caring across borders ever born and bred
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by 6 - ie before a child graduates from early childhood basic literacy and numeracy should be rights! ie teaching methois exist that can make sure of this as clarified eg at yidan prize 2021 with evidence supplied by the 2 nobel economics laureates 2019 duflo and banerji

as well as early childhood schools directly implementing fazle abed designs, and methods reviewed by yidan we recommend
wise recommends colombia's foundation luker

brilliant japanese case 3,3 her works lau textilles womens fair

 see eg nhk direct talk today

Friday, November 19, 2021

5.6 zoom me up scotty - where are 20 somethings in curricula transformation

ecop26.com 
extract 19 nov continuing our after action reporting-(see also latest reports from economistwormen.com)-

if any curricula designers in education world are here - we particularly recommend youtube of bloomberg live-

example nb who would you substitute on this panel from borlaug or abed alumn of agriculture that saved third of world from starvation

unite the world in seeing leadership debates since covid zoomed the world are here - and frankly most teenagers up would be more entrepreneurially and sustainably educated debating these contents than what goes in in class rooms be they ivory league ruled or . bureaucratically examined round standards which decimate diversity and the collaboration networks younger half of world need to connect to save our species

Friday, October 22, 2021

bkash 1.5 :: asian100 university collab 5.4 - 2012-1972 can fintech support village entrepreneurs end poverty

After my father The Economist's Norman Macrae died, the Japan Ambassador to Bangladesh was kind enough to host 2 remembrance dinner roundtables on the future of sustaining peoples chaired by sir fazle abed - we heard about bkash (see this brochure published by brac explaining the system fazle abed so bkash as leapfroging) and the collaboration of Asian 100 Universities.
To Abed who had spent 40 years asking his staff to maintain meticulous records which could go as low as 5 cents saving and 1 dollar loans , how organisational and customer record keeping went digital needed to be integral to future of how billion women empowerment designs the first sustainability generation. 
 These two inter-generational networking opportunities (10 times lower cost banking for the very poorest; uniting asian graduatesd around leapfrog model old siloised professors were unlikely to be the first to entrepreneur!) were as far as I can see:  the most exciting updates to my father's life diaries of entrepreneurial human/community endeavour- from being a teenage navigator in allied bomber command stationed in myanmar to charring to any leader off the record who had time for a lunch in St James on Friday's (the main day journalists of the weekly newspaper brainstormed news worthy of leadership mediation)    -more in footnote
Banking for a billion unbanked was the main concept Muhammad Yunus debated at dad's last public lunch roundtable with 40 young entrepreneurial minnds Royal Automobile Club Februrary 2008 during Dr Yunus book tour ( my family smapled 2000 of his books to university students and 10000 dvds with short interviews of grameen leaders the week the Nobel judges came to celebrate the future of Bnagaldesh youth summer 2008)- see brochure. In 2009 we staged the first interntaional birthday party for Dr Ynunus. The BBC's number 2 nature broadcaster (Paul Rose) attended as did the then education ead at British Embassy, and two invited from BRAC - the founder of Brac Bank and a lady who worked with abed on Brac;s corporate identity. Choosing the mauve color became very timely once bkask mauve bird logo becaome the nation's most visible icon. 





Footnote-
Before the computer Adam Smithian economists questioned what future system designs economists compound and whether they fit with nature's system including health and cultural ways local peoples mediate diversity of local resources and trading flows. My father was old school - he sought to mediate future histories not how much can one side extract from everyone else every quarter, 

Dad's first markets' future history survey The Next 40 years was published in 1972. After his 15rh year at The Economist he was permitted one signed survey a year - his first series were mainly of the future of nations sdtarting with his old enemy Japan 1962. He was deleighted (as was President Kennedy) to find that Jpana was netowrking 2 Asia Rising modles one for sdgs of vilages; one for technology multi-wind trades and designs of supercities around small enterprise supply chains.

 

Dad first started debating futures of Asian Village sustainable development (Rural Keynesianism) in The Economist 1962 - consider models Japan (Taiwan, Korea) were applying particularly thanks to Borlaugs gift of up to 10 times more productive local agricultures (especially in rice)> Dad was one of last journalist to meet Von Neumann (whose biographer he became). The question of what 100 times more tech every decade would do to every human being became the greatest human interest story of Norman Macrae's work and The Economist's founding purpose -sdgs 1 & 2: end hunger (eg end corn laws mid 19th century), end poverty (eg design banking by and for indian people out of calcutta- see pilot project queen victoria/James Wilson  

Footnote- James died  in calcutta of diarrhea 9 months after arriving with charter bank) but his son-in-law as second editor helped Queen Victoria morph the english constitution (london capitaliusm) from slave trading empire to commonwealth, This didnt happen fast enough to prvent the world trade of 7 white empiresd ending in 2 world wars but it was in line with Adam Smith's moral mapmaking of hi-trust markets by and for all peoples  

Monday, September 20, 2021

2.

 1972 being an engineer abed spent his life savings building homes for 100000 villagers 5.1 only to find village mothers first question - what education/livelihoods do we need to end starvation> - dozens of mothers/daughters died weekly in abed's meta vilage until he (and partners) designed microfranchise solutions starting with rice 2.1 and last mile health services oral rehydration 3.1 and doordash (300 homes weekly per micrfranchise) 3.2

updates student year 21-22 sept which nations in asia most desperately need food solutions during covid -  eg phillippines community pantry

best news during UNGA 76 Browns Job/Law



Wednesday, September 1, 2021

5.4 collab of new asian universities - each with at least one sustainability solution grads can help 50 million people scale next

sept 2021 breaking what if  Conscious Japans man and woman of the year PM Suga/Superstar Osaka were knowhow- accessible for every asian sdg graduate of 21-22?

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until 1996 potential partners of fazle abed could exchange/experiment in village labs all over bangladesh - then in quick succession two new collab platforms:  5.3 bracnet (with japan and silicon valley co-founders) opened up internet partnerships in 1996 and in 2001 brac university 4.4  began- 

entrusted in asia with 30 years of leadership networking, abed started a truly extraordinary hi-level  search across Asian nations - which first 100 asian new universities wanted to share solutions each of which 2015+ graduates could help 50 million or more people scale -

following the UN sdgs 2030 logic -if millennials are to be the first sustainability generation they will need to network trust /love in communities with such urgent and tech-local-deep solutions that classroom professors of theory in old university silos and slow moving journals can't empower youth to do quick enough to prevent extinction  

today brac university is sharing two by  50-million plus designs abed spent his last years mobilising research partners including new nobel economics laureates around - 

4.5 early childhood playschools -latest paper on playschools rohinga june 2021



1.3 ultra poverty graduation - added to the job responsibilities of abed's son shameran leading brac international and its pivotal connectivity with ultra poverty collabs in dozens of countries

chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk co-editor economistdiary.com/abedmooc.com, linkedin UNwomens:2021-2 please tell us if you know of other graduatie scaling ops as relevant to youth celebrating being the first sustanability generation as well as so-called kerry's last chance for humanity 

more coming soon both from brc university and asian universities that accepted the 50 million challenge , nd of course what abed linkedin as the worl'ship and one billion womens network ending exreme poverty, and glasgow university adam smith scholars now in 11th year designing journals that make calls fir this graduate years most exciting collaborations as well as publish elders stuff -do you know anything cop26 needs graduate collabs to scale everywhere in next 12 months?

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30 years ahead of the rest of the world . abed started up community platforms where the world's most trusted partners could trade systems solutions poorest village women need to network round for life sustaining purpose 5.1 100000 person meta village; 5.2 bottom billion village women scaled during brac's first 12 year; blended platforms including 5.3 bracnet and start of 100 collab asian new 5.4 university partnerships exponentially accelerating from 1996 and 2001

not everyone understands data mapped around a platform is the only transparent way to humanise #aiforgood- fortunately abed was an engineer that did understand- 10 years of pen, paper and slide ruler 5 year planning at shell made him always ready to help empower worlds poorest villagers with smartest maths and maps have to offer

sustainability generation goal 5 100% livesmatter communities 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6; 4 livelihood edu for all 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 ref Safiqul Islam 3 last mile health services 3.1 3,2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 last mile nutrition 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2,6 banking for all workers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 

2.3 rural crafts and cash crops and aarong

 from 1978 aarong was established as a social enterprise (retail channel) for rural crafts:;some reports on aarong from brac university 4.4/5.4 business group are here

among 30 collab networks mapped by abed - our 3rd on sdg 2.3 - include cash crops and other rural businesses eg brac silk which were designed to bring income to villagers from bangladesh citizens  ;across generations  brac's arts focus prepared the way for village daughters to contribute eg to garments businesses in the city - bangladesh's major export

aarong was inspired by fazle abed's first wife ayesha who died 1981  - her foundation

in The Economist searches of the world's most purposeful/sustainability leaders sub-edited by my father norman macrae over 40 years  and personally mediated with his biography of john von neumann continuing to 2010 -

MATHS CHAOS 2020s we mother earth's 7.5 billion beings of 2020s -after six decades of 100 times "moore" technology are chaos-connected by nature's demands from the 2020s - defining decade both of human sustainability and humanising artificial intelligence

1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6
2.1 2.2 2.3

 IN SEARCH OF SUSTAINABILITY COLLABS fazle abed comes top but the loveq culture of the world's largest ngo partnerships and a billion womens empowerment was multiplied by ayesha - abed bhabi,  alongside abed bhai and now son shameran leading 1.6 brac international as well as the 5 dimensional integration of finance and data-mapping community's deepest sustainability goals


AAF (since 1982) employer of 25000 female artisans https://www.aarong.com/us/newspost/ayesha-abed-foundation.html    Aarong (since 1978) https://www.aarong.com/about-aarong
Ayesha Abed Foundation (AAF) Centers In 1982 the Ayesha Abed Foundation (“AAF”) was established to commemorate the memory and work of the late Mrs. Ayesha Abed, a BRAC staff member and spouse of the late Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of BRAC. The Foundation was created to provide an appropriate working environment, financial and technical assistance and training to develop women’s skills in various crafts. The AAF’s first project, the Manikgonj Centre was opened on September 3, 1983. As of 2020, the Ayesha Abed Foundation operates 15 AAF centres and over 700 sub centers that are responsible for employing over 25,000, mainly female, artisans. The AAF aims to work with the most underprivileged women in the society; therefore, the centers and sub-centers are located in semi-urban or rural areas. AAF combines workers with other women of similar socioeconomic background and provides and environment focused on achievement and personal growth. Women are trained and then given the opportunity to generate income and increase their job responsibility over time. Additionally, the AAF centres and sub-centre workers are given access to the other BRAC programmes. The AAF produces handicraft items that require a large labour input. The vast majority of the women employed at the sub-centre level perform the embroidery work and the other processes including block printing, screen printing, dyeing, tie-dyeing and weaving are performed at the main centers. Major products include: • Men’s ethnic apparel – panjabi, fatua, tagga • Women’s ethnic apparel – shalwar-kameez-dupatta, saree, yoke, coaty, long dress, korta, shawl, tagga • Household & others – bed covers, cushion covers, wall mats, tablecloths, bags, purses, napkins, stools, nakshi kantha AAF is devoted to the socio-economic empowerment of all women and therefore provides a comprehensive set of worker benefits including: • Free health check-ups and medical care for referral cases • Free eye examinations and eye-glasses • Health security scheme to subside inpatient hospitalisation • Awareness training on workers’ rights • Welfare fund and retirement benefits • Advance wage payments • Daycare centre

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

1.3 ultra poor keys

 https://bracupgi.org/

Shameran Abed- 1.3              Ultra Poor Graduation
We are witness to monumental human progress.
... Over the past few decades, the expansion of the global marketplace has lifted a third of the world's population out of extreme poverty.Yet we are also witness to an astounding failure.Our efforts to lift people up have left behind those in the harshest forms of poverty-the ultra-poor.

00:35

What it means to be ultra-poor goes beyond the monetary definition that we're all familiar with:living on less than two dollars a day.

It goes even beyond not having assets like livestock or land. To be ultra-poor means to be stripped of your dignity,purpose and self-worth.

It means living in isolation, because you're a burden to your own community. It means being unable to imagine a better future for yourself and your family.By the end of 2019, about 400 million people were living in ultra-poverty worldwide.That's more than the populations of the United States and Canada combined.

And when calamity strikes, whether it's a pandemic, a natural disaster or a manmade crisis, these numbers spike astronomically higher.

01:28

My father, Fazle Abed, gave up a corporate career to establish BRAC here in Bangladesh in 1972.

Bangladesh was a wreck, having just gone through a devastating cyclone followed by a brutal war for independence.

Working with the poorest of the poor, my father realized that poverty was more than the lack of income and assets. It was also a lack of hope. People were trapped in poverty, because they felt their condition was immutable. Poverty, to them, was like the sun and the moon --something given to them by God.For poverty reduction programs to succeed, they would need to instill hope and self-worth so that, with a little support, people could lift themselves out of poverty. BRAC went on to pioneer the graduation approach, a solution to ultra-poverty that addresses both income poverty and the poverty of hope.

02:27

The approach works primarily with women, because women are the most affected by ultra-poverty but also the ones most likely to pull themselves and their families out of it. Over a two-year period,we essentially do four things.

One, we meet a woman's basic needs by giving her food or cash, ensuring the minimum to survive.

Two, we move her towards a decent livelihood by giving her an asset, like livestock,and training her to earn money from it.

Three, we train her to save, budget and invest her new wealth.

And four, we help to integrate her socially, first into groups of women like her and then into her community.

 

Each of these elements is key to the success of the others, but the real magic is the hope and sense of possibility the women develop through the close mentorship they receive.

03:24

Let me tell you about Jorina.Jorina was born in a remote village in northern Bangladesh.She never went to school, and at the age of 15, she was married off to an abusive husband. He eventually abandoned her, leaving her with no income and two children who were not in school and were severely malnourished. With no one to turn to for help, she had no hope.

Jorina joined BRAC's Graduation program in 2005. She received a dollar a week, two cows, enterprise training

and a weekly visit from a mentor. She began to build her assets, but most importantly, she began to imagine a better future for herself and her children.

If you were visit Jorina's village today, you would find that she runs the largest general store in her area. She will proudly show you the land she bought and the house she built.

Since we began this program in 2002,two million Bangladeshi women have lifted themselves and their families out of ultra-poverty.That's almost nine million people.The program, which costs 500 dollars per household, runs for only two years,but the impact goes well beyond that.

04:40

Researchers at the London School of Economics found that even seven years after entering the program,

92 percent of participants had maintained or increased their income, assets and consumption.

Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, the MIT economists who won the Nobel Prize last year (2019), led multicountry evaluations that identified graduation as one of the most effective ways to break the poverty trap.

But my father wasn't content to have found a solution that worked for some people. He always wanted to know whether we were being ambitious enough. in terms of scale. So when we achieved nationwide scale in Bangladesh, he wanted to know how we could scale it globally. And that has to involve governments.

Governments already dedicate billions of dollars on poverty reduction programs. But so much of that money is wasted, because these programs either don't reach the poorest, and even the ones that do fail to have significant long-term impact.

05.45

We are working to engage governments to help them to adopt and scale graduation programs themselves,

maximizing the impact of the billions of dollars they already allocate to fight ultra-poverty.

Our plan is to help another 21 million people lift themselves out of ultra-poverty in eight countries over the next six years with BRAC teams on-site and embedded in each country.

In July of 2019, my father was diagnosed with terminal brain cancerand given four months to live.

As he transitioned out of BRAC after leading the organization for 47 years, he reminded us that throughout his life, he saw optimism triumph over despair, that when you light the spark of self-belief in people, even the poorest can transform their lives.

My father passed away in December. 2019.He lit that spark for millions of people,and in the final days of his life, he implored us to continue to do so for millions more.

This opportunity is ours for the taking, sp let's stop imagining a world without ultra-poverty and start building that world together. Thank You.

We are witness to monumental human progress. Over the past few decades, the expansion of the global marketplace has lifted a third of the world's population out of extreme poverty.Yet we are also witness to an astounding failure.Our efforts to lift people up have left behind those in the harshest forms of poverty-the ultra-poor.

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What it means to be ultra-poor goes beyond the monetary definition that we're all familiar with:living on less than two dollars a day.

It goes even beyond not having assets like livestock or land. To be ultra-poor means to be stripped of your dignity,purpose and self-worth.

It means living in isolation, because you're a burden to your own community. It means being unable to imagine a better future for yourself and your family.By the end of 2019, about 400 million people were living in ultra-poverty worldwide.That's more than the populations of the United States and Canada combined.

And when calamity strikes, whether it's a pandemic, a natural disaster or a manmade crisis, these numbers spike astronomically higher.

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My father, Fazle Abed, gave up a corporate career to establish BRAC here in Bangladesh in 1972.

Bangladesh was a wreck, having just gone through a devastating cyclone followed by a brutal war for independence.

Working with the poorest of the poor, my father realized that poverty was more than the lack of income and assets. It was also a lack of hope. People were trapped in poverty, because they felt their condition was immutable. Poverty, to them, was like the sun and the moon --something given to them by God.For poverty reduction programs to succeed, they would need to instill hope and self-worth so that, with a little support, people could lift themselves out of poverty. BRAC went on to pioneer the graduation approach, a solution to ultra-poverty that addresses both income poverty and the poverty of hope.

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The approach works primarily with women, because women are the most affected by ultra-poverty but also the ones most likely to pull themselves and their families out of it. Over a two-year period,we essentially do four things.

One, we meet a woman's basic needs by giving her food or cash, ensuring the minimum to survive.

Two, we move her towards a decent livelihood by giving her an asset, like livestock,and training her to earn money from it.

Three, we train her to save, budget and invest her new wealth.

And four, we help to integrate her socially, first into groups of women like her and then into her community.

Each of these elements is key to the success of the others, but the real magic is the hope and sense of possibility the women develop through the close mentorship they receive.

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Let me tell you about Jorina.Jorina was born in a remote village in northern Bangladesh.She never went to school, and at the age of 15, she was married off to an abusive husband. He eventually abandoned her, leaving her with no income and two children who were not in school and were severely malnourished. With no one to turn to for help, she had no hope.

Jorina joined BRAC's Graduation program in 2005. She received a dollar a week, two cows, enterprise training

and a weekly visit from a mentor. She began to build her assets, but most importantly, she began to imagine a better future for herself and her children.

If you were visit Jorina's village today, you would find that she runs the largest general store in her area. She will proudly show you the land she bought and the house she built.

Since we began this program in 2002,two million Bangladeshi women have lifted themselves and their families out of ultra-poverty.That's almost nine million people.The program, which costs 500 dollars per household, runs for only two years,but the impact goes well beyond that.

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Researchers at the London School of Economics found that even seven years after entering the program,

92 percent of participants had maintained or increased their income, assets and consumption.

Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, the MIT economists who won the Nobel Prize last year (2019), led multicountry evaluations that identified graduation as one of the most effective ways to break the poverty trap.

But my father wasn't content to have found a solution that worked for some people. He always wanted to know whether we were being ambitious enough. in terms of scale. So when we achieved nationwide scale in Bangladesh, he wanted to know how we could scale it globally. And that has to involve governments.

Governments already dedicate billions of dollars on poverty reduction programs. But so much of that money is wasted, because these programs either don't reach the poorest, and even the ones that do fail to have significant long-term impact.

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We are working to engage governments to help them to adopt and scale graduation programs themselves,

maximizing the impact of the billions of dollars they already allocate to fight ultra-poverty.

Our plan is to help another 21 million people lift themselves out of ultra-poverty in eight countries over the next six years with BRAC teams on-site and embedded in each country.

In July of 2019, my father was diagnosed with terminal brain cancerand given four months to live.

As he transitioned out of BRAC after leading the organization for 47 years, he reminded us that throughout his life, he saw optimism triumph over despair, that when you light the spark of self-belief in people, even the poorest can transform their lives.

My father passed away in December. 2019.He lit that spark for millions of people,and in the final days of his life, he implored us to continue to do so for millions more.

This opportunity is ours for the taking, so let's stop imagining a world without ultra-poverty and start building that world together. Thank You.

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related background research ultra poor at brac's institutional depository