how and why did the new nation of bangladesh empower 90% of women to find their own partners to build community economies?
and why/how did this new economic model network across a billion women 1972-2020?
a long answer to this question involves clicking through our 36 subsystems hu1.1-1.6 hu2.1-2.6 etc of abedmooc - 15 visits to bangladesh turned our notes into this pattern for you to click through if you choose - we have arranged 6 pieces for the first5 sdgs -poverty food health livelihood safe/ghappy community building 100% by/for all- each from 1972 and with lower numbers representing first 25 years when a village meant no electricity, no communications with rest of nation other than person to person;
or you can map back from now that bangladesh is desiigning leapfrog solutions often empowered by mobile phones and solar power - the last 6 pieces connect not just future of combating poverty but 2 more futures abed saw women as leading: growing middle class and going green as bangladesh plans to be 50% urban by 2050
the simplified answer - and please correct me if i get a detail wrong but note i am not interested in ideologies whether left right or from the moon! - i am a maths guy, i try and map piece by piece so that each builds each other
in most newly independent nations a powerful man and political party make choices like which foreign business to throw out and which to keep - this is not a simple question and is sometimes determined by bribes or better as a way of getting public funds possibly to serve all the people; often the new leader wants to serve the people but first must protect the nations borders by building an army and make some infrastructure decisions as well as choose if lands have all been legally distributed- there is so much to do that what doesnt get equal first attention is the rural most disconnected people from the capital's throne of power
-in bangladesh's case , the first 2 national leaders (one was assassinated) had to keep securing the borders from the war of independence- but there were hardly any business or citizens taxes - the best the government could do was start serving the 10% or urban peoples
so the rural peoples looked for partners- and by great good fortune: fazle as the nation's leading engineer- former regional ceo for shell oil - had started a pilot metavillage of 15000 homes, 100000 people whose homes had been flattened by war; mothers were dying of starvation, infants of dehydration ; he searched for solutions rest of world used, designed local microfranchises village mothers could turn into business- word of mouth spread- the same life saving solutions in the first metavillage were wanted by village mothers across the90% rural nation
fazle abed motivation was to serve -to end poverty, to raise life expectancy; indeed (BRA) Bangladesh Rural Advancement never sought to compete with the government just get on with doing empowered by village mothers
it happened that bangladesh had invented a new to the world health cure every tropical village wanted oral rehydration; unicef sent its people to understand how this work and show it to any village women - it happened by accident that of all the nations on the continent the chinese of 1972 had exactly the same famine and dehydration crises - and idea of women being as productive as men- the reason for women empowerment way have been different with one child per family half of all parents had to make sure girls were as producitve as boys; this started free knowhow swaps between bangladesh and chinese village networks - ultimately this is how a billion women collaborated across the asian continent ending the most extreme local poverty
as i say anything i write aims to be plain reporting with no ideolgical spin- this mooc aims to offer action learning the way it happened- nature has her own ways of valuing what truly works: in these cases womens networks were indeed largely guided by fitting in with nature which is why there could be at least partial lessons for anyone in the younger half of the world aiming to unite the first sustainability generation-
that's up to you to interpret firstname.lastname@example.org washington dc region & sometimes Glasgow or an Asian country from which the world seems youth-motivated