RAISING >2 BILLION HUMANS INTELLIGENCES BY 25 YEARS. After helping with recovery 1970 cyclone killing half a million of his compatriots, Fazle Abed was nearly assassinated by his employer Royal Dutch Shell and the Pakistani army. Fortunately he spent his remaining 50 years celebrating intelligence development of the poorest 2 billion parents notably growth of 1billiongirls. For over quarter of a century all networking was done by word of mouth and sight of book because in Asia 20th c village life still meant no access to electricity grids or telephone lines. Fortunately both Computing Whizs Jobs & Gates were both partly dis-satisfied with western apps of pc networks which they had begun in 1984. Around 2001 they both hosted silicon valley 65th birthday wish parties for Abed as global village tech envoy. Partners in life critical challenges had begun to bring abed's village mothers solar and mobile to co-create with. Abed changed the way Jobs saw tech futures of education (see ) and how Gates saw global health fund foundations and overall the valley's university stanford started to see as far as intelligence of Women and Youth goes the most life critical knowhow for 2 billion humans wasnt directly measurable in 90 day monetary flows; it was measurable in increased life expectancy by over 25 years during Abed's community servant leadership. Probably the greatest lift in intelligence until celebrations of what Fei-Fei Li opened the worlds eyes to in 2012, and Melinda Gates and Nvidia's Jensen Huang were first to helped AIforall lift since 2014.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

5.5 climactic celebration of millions of smart village COLLABS

xXX related collaborations/ adaptation of most vulnerable places at EconomistGreen

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


  1. Part 1 World business and NGO leaders call for large scale big impact collaborations to tackle climate change
    A Message from the Friends of Rio 20

    On the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we, the undersigned, come together as a coalition of business, science and civil society to call for greatly expanded action and cooperation by all stakeholders to meet urgent sustainable development challenges.

    We live in a world where 1 billion people are hungry, 1.5 billion people lack access to clean water and electricity and half a billion new jobs will need to be found in the next decade. Climate research indicates that pressure on our environmental systems is increasing to the point where we may soon move beyond safe natural boundaries.

    The magnitude and time-sensitivity of these challenges require the international community to adopt a more practical and results-oriented approach to organizing progress. Only if we take advantage of all the potential dimensions of international cooperation will we be likely to realize the vision of the original Rio Conference within the next 20 years.

    There is now substantial evidence that clearly defined coalitions of government, business, science and civil society can mobilize their combined skills, creativity and resources to make progress at scale against specific sustainable development goals.

    Therefore, we urge government leaders gathered at Rio 20 to take two initiatives:

    Commit to designing economies which put us on the path to sustainable development and to developing a clear set of ambitious, universal and equitable global goals.
    Invite multistakeholder, multi-country coalitions to undertake specific sets of actions to help achieve these goals.
    We encourage governments explicitly to enlist the support of a wider range of partners, not as a substitute for multilateral agreements or national plans, but as a way of translating their aspirations into additional action.

    By embracing the widest spectrum of cooperation capable of drawing more fully on the resources and expertise of business, science and civil society, the Rio 20 conference could leave a lasting legacy of accelerated progress on sustainable development.

    Working together, we can get things done. To seize this opportunity, we invite government leaders gathered in Rio to engage us and others of like mind. There is no time for waiting.

    The Friends of Rio 20

    Fazle H. Abed, Founder and Chair, BRAC, Bangladesh & see part 2

  2. June 2012 https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/rio20.html
    Friends of Rio 20 full signature list
    Fazle H. Abed, Founder and Chair, BRAC, Bangladesh & see part 2
    James Bacchus, Chair, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council Governance for Sustainability, Greenberg Traurig LLP, USA
    Peter Bakker, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Switzerland
    Marcos Bicudo, CEO; President CBDES (Brazil Business Council for Sustainable Development), Philips Latin America, Brazil
    Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board, Nestlé, Switzerland
    Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Belgium
    Cynthia Carroll, CEO, Anglo American Plc, UK
    Frederico Curado, CEO, Embraer, Brazil
    Carlos Fadigas, CEO, Braskem , Brazil
    Gao Jifan, Chairman and CEO, Trina Solar Ltd, People's Republic of China
    Bekele Geleta, Secretary-General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Switzerland
    Vitor Hallack, Chairman of the Board, Camargo Corrêa, Brazil
    Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company, USA
    Caio Koch-Weser, Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank Group, Germany
    Barbara Kux, Chief Sustainability Officer and Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG, Germany
    Jim Leape, Director General, WWF International, Switzerland
    Lee Yuan Tseh, President, Nobel Laureate, International Council of Science, France
    Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever, Netherlands/United Kingdom
    Maria Ramos, CEO, Absa Group and CEO, Barclays Africa, South Africa
    Johan Rockström, Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden
    Richard Samans, Executive Director, Global Green Growth Institute, Korea
    Josette Sheeran, Vice-Chairman, World Economic Forum, Switzerland
    Wang Shi, Chairman, China Vanke Co. Ltd, People's Republic of China
    B. G. Srinivas, Member of the Board, Infosys, India
    Maurice Strong, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Institute for Research on Security and Sustainability for Northeast Asia, China
    Ben J. Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel Lucent, France