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

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


BRAC University and U.S. Embassy announces hosting Fulbright program, Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

Publish Date: 
May 26th, 2022

BRAC University on 25 May, 2022 announced its partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka on the resumption of the U.S. Fulbright program in Bangladesh after six-years. The university also made public its collaboration in launching an “Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)”, a Department of State global initiative to promote small and medium enterprises (SME), foster local women entrepreneurs, especially from underprivileged backgrounds, and overall promote gender equality and equity.

The announcements were made at an event titled “Celebrating Fulbright and Entrepreneurship Collaboration between BRAC University and US Embassy Dhaka” at the BRAC University auditorium. U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas, Dr. Sharon Hart, US Fulbright Specialist, Tamara Hasan Abed, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of BRAC University, Professor Vincent Chang, Vice-Chancellor of BRAC University, Dr Sang Lee, Dean of BRAC Business School (BBS), Professor Matin Saad Abdullah, Senior Technology Adviser of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) of BRAC University, and Professor Mohammad Mujibul Haque Associate Dean of the BRAC Business School, spoke at the event.

The Fulbright program is one of United States’ flagship exchange programs that strengthens and expands people-to-people ties and educational linkages between the United States and Bangladesh. More than 4,000 State Department Exchange program alumni, including 650 Bangladeshis, travelled to the United States under the Fulbright exchange programs and more than 250 Americans have conducted research and/or taught in Bangladesh. The Women Empowerment Center of BRAC University’s BBS is hosting Dr. Sharon Hart, the first Fulbright Specialist. She will be staying for six weeks helping to develop a curriculum for women entrepreneurship and leadership training, design research questions on gender and women economic empowerment issues and build the capacity to conduct workshops for researchers and the BBS faculty members.

The AWE program gives enterprising women the knowledge, networks and access they need to launch and scale successful businesses. This is the first time a Bangladeshi university will be conducting such a program through which 50 women entrepreneurs will have access to mentorship opportunity with successful business owners as trainees to understand the practical challenges on the ground. This AWE project directly supports the U.S. National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality.

Dr Sang Lee said the joint efforts would have long-lasting snowballing effects to solidify commitments for quality education. He said Dr Sharon Hart had already started contributing through the establishment of the Women Empowerment Centre at the BBS. The centre would work on upskilling and reskilling women entrepreneurs and leaders in Bangladesh with support of corporate partners and evidence-based research on best practices, he added. He said the AWE program would be run at the CED.

Thanking the US Embassy Dhaka for its continuous collaboration with BRAC University, Professor Vincent Chang said the developments were a part of three components which BRAC University was focusing on -- international engagement and collaborations, student centred initiatives and research with impact. BRAC University has been connecting with networks of hundreds of universities worldwide and in exchange and cooperation with universities in the US, UK and soon Tokyo, which are all the first of its kind in Bangladesh, he said. The government feedback has been to find good international partners and BRAC University is the only

private university in a steering committee on the fourth industrial revolution of Bangladesh, said Professor Chang. “At international conferences, people always ask ‘What is your secret sauce?’. I say we do not have secret sauce. We simply did the right thing,” said the Vice-Chancellor. Professor Chang informed the university’s resilient response to Covid-19 and its growth even in this challenging time.

BRAC University champions excellence in higher education and recognizes the pivotal role the entrepreneurs play in creating not only a robust economy and adjust an inclusive society but collaborations among entrepreneurs of difference countries, deepen understanding among people and build ties among nations, said Tamara Hasan Abed. The inclusion of women entrepreneurs, especially small-enterprise owning women and grassroots women entrepreneurs, in the mainstream economy faces many challenges. World-class training programs create new hopes, bolstering their confidence and showing the way. To that end the AWE program will immensely benefit its target audience with BRAC University as the collaborating partner, she said.

Peter Haas said Bangladesh was going to become a middle-income country in a couple of years and the role of women in economic empowerment is very important. Therefore, it makes it all the more special to resume the Fulbright Program.

The program ended with Tamara Hasan Abed and Professor Vincent Chang presenting Peter Haas tokens of appreciation.

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