20th century intelligence - ending poverty of half world without electricity -although Keynes 1936 (last capter general theiry money inetrest emplymen) asked Economists to take hipocrati oath as the profession that ended extreme poverty, most economists did the opposite. Whats not understandable is how educatirs failed to catalogue the lessons of the handful who bottom-up empowered vilages to collaboratively end poverty. There are mainly 2 inteligences to understand- Borlaug on food; fazle abed on everything that raised life expectancy in tropical viage asia from low 40s to 60s (about 7 below norm of living with electricity and telecomes). Between 1972 and 2001, Abed's lessons catalogued in this mooc had largelu built the nation of Bangladesh and been replicated with help of Unicef's James Grant acroo most tropical asian areas. What's exciting is the valley's mr ad mrs steve jobs invted Fazle Abed to share inteligences 2001 at his 65th birthday party. The Jobs and frineds promised to integrate abed's inteligence into neighborhod university stanfrd which in any event wanted Jobs next great leap the iphone. The Valley told abed to start a university so that women graduates from poor and rich nations could blend inteligence as Abed's bottom of the pyramid vilage began their journey of leapfrog modles now that gridd infarstructures were ni longer needed for sdiar and mobile. Abed could also help redesign the millennium goals which were being greenwashed into a shared worldwide system coding frame by 2016. There re at Abed's 80th birtday party , the easy bitwas checking this mooc was uptodate. The hard bit - what did Abed mean by his wish to headhunt a taiwanese american to head the university's 3rd decade starting 2020?

Friday, October 29, 2021

5.1 4.6 yidan/abed luminaries 1.6 5.3

abed's last global education prize awarded by charles yidan (cofounder tencent) now leading hong kong and ?world's largest education foundation collaboration- adapting abed language  yidan luminaries invite sustainability world's greatest to explain/debate education's role in sustainability generation

4.6 yidan report on education's future june 2021 -yidan partners asian development bank aug 2021

yidan at facebook ; at youtube - web out of hong kong

imagine education-casts were as frequent as weathercasts and gave maximum 5 minutes of hope for girls futures that anyone lucky enough to tap into abed's latest innovations enjoyed - our notes on luminary clubs are here

update on yidan luminary agarwal- have you left abed's orbit with sale of edx

 local global village mapmaking 2021 to 1972 small beautiful large scale replication essential as billion women fought to end poverty's extremes

5.1 100000 villager field lab 1972 

50 years ago in 1972 the world's largest ngo partnership of 2020s started up in the most frugal and entrepreneurial way http://www.girlsworldbank.com

step 1 building metavillage  fazle abed who in his 12 years after graduating in ship engineering from glasgow university to being regional ceo for his homeland at royal dutch oil shell company sold his london flat for about 30000 dollars in 1072 money got a slightly bigger grant from oxfam and built 15000 village homes about 100000 people using his engineering knowledge sourcing bamboo from india to his north - one million bmnboo logs were sent down the river - and tin from malaysia; while his project was the mot effective oxfam had ever seen -the bad news was that most men looked for work outside the metavillage; most mothers had no livelihoods but huge families of kids

so step 2 design microfranchises - positive cash flow village business mothers could own/work starting with most urgent foci- eg rice production to end starvation; distributing 10 most basic medicines t

90% of bangladesh was rural facing same challenges as brac's metvillages; the government had very little tax base but occupied itself with bangladesh's city of dhaka; - for much of the next 15 years rural bangladesh was built bottom up by replication whatever microfranchises worked- luckily some of the solutions abed found eg rural rehydration 3.1 were needed everywhere in tropical rural asia; chinese village women became best friends in swapping solutions; please note there was no investment or control of each other but literally the foundations of a billion women end rural poverty across asia came from open sourcing village microenterprises and occasionally appealing to common donors - eg unicef's james grant was delighted that both brac and chinese tropical villagers demanded grants to vaccinate the rural nation 3.3

studying 50 years of partnerships and alumni of brac is a game of two halves; for the first 25 yars all networks were geared to grassroots people to people networking in vilages without electrivity let alone telecoms; then came solar and mobile from 1996 and the chace to shape the worlds deepest tech partnerships in empowering a billion wmen to end extreme rural poverty

 4.6 new university

4.6 brac university was founded in 2001- a complementary platform to 5.1 the meta village test lab

during abed's 50 year of fightimg povery, bangladesh change from 90% rural to 70% and it is hope 50% by 2050; most of the immigrants from rural to city are children of the village mothers brac empowered; how could a new university influence the whole of education and science and arts in 21st c bangladesh; how could bracs new university partner other countries where sdgs remain youths most urgent challenge becuase they cant be solved by the sort of empire higher education that had spun colonisation

1.6 brac international opened operationally in 2002 though it emerged from a millennium goals brainstorm with mrs steve jobs soon after japanese and silicon valley people had helped fazle abed found 5,3 bracnet in 1996- the first time billion asian villagers without access to electricity grids could start connecting with any of 4 industrial revolutions - 1 machines for energy uses including electricity and city infrastructures; 2 machines for communications between 7.5 billion peoples; ir4 from 2020 as machine take over autonomous governance; ir3 how 100 rimes more tech every decade from 1957 von neumann's legacy change live and livelihood of being human


the above story is so unusual it merits repetion

4.6 the purpose of all new universities from abed uni onwards new university its purpose may be the most exciting innovation of every way education spends peoples time since stanford was founded in 1885 as commitment to value all california youth- the exact opposite to adam smiths experience of oxford of the 1760s; 

brac's origin is valuing all bangladesh's poorest ; its field lab became a platform for designing solutions across villages; repeatedly china needed the same women end rural poverty solutions so whilst formal partnerships may not have existed individuals multiplied life critical knowhow as you can see from the publications like a quiet revolution by harvard professor mrs chen one of abed's founding policy team members- while my father's 1977 Economist survey of china rising praised the emergence of chinese capitalism around rural keynsianism- dad was only too delighted to recogise that bangladesh became the purest half century map of rural keynes while china had the advantage of multiplying its diaspora infrastructure models and every advance that von neumann expected a sustainable world to share before tech takes over real-time governance platforms - search economisrAI and related sources at the UN #aiforgood


brac university offers a chance to find partners wishing to study deeper sustainability challenges than top western universities on their own have access - eg see james grant school of public health at brac u as well as co-create wholly new movements for advancement - see early childhood playschools

the university is also well positioned to trace research journeys as brac goes international; until a turn of millennium dinner with mrs steve jobs, sir fazle abed had not considered extending brac's own delivery of projects outside bangladesh- from 2001 he has been carefully asking questions like these:

where does something brac in its first 30 years know how to solve an urgent analogous need abroad

how to pre-check whether a nation's government wants this program

does the national government want brac to help find one lead sponsor who will support the long term building of the program and the nation


while these may sound pretty choosy criteria, what has happened since is brac has become the world's largest ngo partnership; its international office that has become a fully legislated netherlands foundation is recognised as an unique hub for human development and also a connector of remittances back into bangladesh- a process that needed western connections to maximise affordability

as research into tech partnerships including innovation leapfroging has evolved brac university has increasingly sought to become part of 100 new university who share alumni, sdg collaboration solutions as well as world class case studies including thise based on sit fazle abeds knowhow -arguably the worlds number 1 end poverty engineer and women empowerment networker -more at abed the great listener

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