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

Saturday, May 21, 2022

5.5 help assess bottom up view on whats to like on world's biggest climate movements

while we welcome renewed interest in climate among billionnaires and big city exchanges -please help us compare maps of those who edit "bottom billion persons) world from perspective 10000 metavillages of 100000 each- this collab platform began over 30 years ago eg with social forestry (1988) designed by and with the production of the 100000-person women  led metavillages of brac bangladesh

technical note - we include in metavillages when whole islands commit to green and award entrepreneur visas to such an effort
billionaires
10 billion $ bezos fund
1 billion dollar doerr school at stanford.
5.5 brac metavillage platform of partners
maathai green belt est 1977

GCA Exchange 1 2 -by gca quad A..B..C..N
Jeju green big bang ).
we are also interested where a media platform has a dedicated platform eg


bbc attenborough unit (last seen at UN issuing challenge to create 2 minute max ciral mobilisers rivaling attenborough plastic oceans

sightings welcome - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk washington DC
ps we are still looking for on-demand mooc- where there's no linear course just cases rabked by student level off community actions-please say if you have found a contender

notes you don'y need to have artificial intel assistant6 to ask a ceo whos esg commitments include plating a billion trees- is there an app or map to where and what theu are - it turns out that up to half of plant a tree programs are not designed to local exponential sustenance just where its easu to plant trees!! this takes greenwashing and corporate brand purpose to a new level of ignorance

Thursday, May 12, 2022

turned 50 in march - updates on some of billion womens 30 most productive collaborations included

 5.5 smart global village climate adaptation solutions exchanges between 100000s of people  -

updating resilience response to Bangladesh's 6 most typical forms of natura disaster


1.3      deeper context data on dynamics of ultra poor

1.5 latest news from bkash- world's largest cashless bank (population served)


3.2 update on brac primary health care system

2.6 latest news from brac enterprises leading national value chian purposes

Saturday, April 30, 2022

1.5 bkash 3 years starting up bkash.com number 1 cashless bank in population served

 bkash lessons learned 2012-14 (video of Gates review of cashless banking for a billion unbanked) - special thanks to the brothers quadir who are in their 25th year of leapfroging (partnerships in mobile technology to end poverty)  

bkash origins like kenya's mpesa (whose original coder is a director of the holding company of coders of bkash) is the text phone; you pay a mercant money for bkash points; those points can be redeemed with any other merchant- bkash chose many of the most trusted small merchants in vilagesd all over the nation; the application that bkash is used for first is remittances back to the vilage by family members working in teh city or even aboraod (about a third of bangaldesh's freign exchage comes from remittances)
all of teh above explains why bkash is relevant to any poor nation but there remaisn the question why didnt fin tech serve poorest within richer nations

xx my father's last article during subrpime year 2008 asked why no western bank competed to velue poor or even community sustainining finance-
you may call how tech enetered western banking with atms instead of needing to get cash from a bank clerk; the problem with that was banks stoped being community based - as a few national abnkis raced to deliver the atm tech ; worse banks needed a new model to keep their sdtall- issuing credit cards that put most customers in debt was the answer - those who are rich enough never to need credit get freebies from credit cards but in usa most people now have debts at 25% interest (the credit card rate); all the while the basisc costof physical paper records has gone down 10 folds
-so you can see the idea of fintech for community sdg goals is exactly the opposite of teh quasi monoply of western banking -
it turns out that from 1995 finytech and ecommerce multiplied each others impacts (with odd consequences - the web taht had been a space for sharing knowhow now got overtaken by trabscation webs)  - in 1995 there was teh choice amazon made to be worlds largest stockist-delivery leader; asians chose a different rour=te for ecommerce to own the delivery alhgorith to maximsie livelihoods /sme supply chain connectivity ; it was thus natural for 4g sysetms up in china from 2008 to scale taobao/alipay as well as alibaba - potentially models maximiming livelihoods;alipay leapt ahead usig mobile camera to end the need for cards ; and in so doing it chose to amximis value between cistomers ad suppliersd (thus the 3% or so tav that bank cards charge in every digital transcation was redistributed mainly to the peoples) 

however bkash 

1.5 bkash

bkash - at world bank's IFC  cgap  Student report 2017

bkash.com by brac  - founded in 2010 this 2014 cgap review clarifies start-up

 world leader in customer size bank for poor- 10 person board led by shameran abed now has 2 members from alipay singapore, member from IFC sister org of world bank laiming largest fintech portfolio in emerging markets

exraordinary tech and funding partners - tech side quadir family and nick hughes mpesa's project leader;  funders include gate foundation and jack ma ant finance /alipay





note on nick hughes: Mr. Nicholas Hughes is a Director of bKash Limited nominated by Money in Motion LLC. He is the Managing Director of Signal Point Partners, established in 2009 to focus on mobile commerce opportunities in emerging markets. Hughes was previously Head of Mobile Payments at Vodafone, where he founded the payment service M-PESA. In Kenya, M-PESA has attracted more than 13 million subscribers since its launch in 2007.

In 2010 Hughes was a winner of The Economist's Innovation Award for Social & Economic Impact. He holds a PhD In Applied Science (1992) and an MBA with distinction from London Business School (2001).

Friday, April 29, 2022

What would you like to know mote about first?:

health - below the line : read more on SDG's world's most efficient community network and how ut became more than any other human development model pivotal to human development replacing failed western models of aid with direct women empowered networking

the most collaborative sustainability womens graduate network - currently interviewing 100 asian vice chancellors

other solutions brac unniversity's first 21 years has helped women and millennials celebrate since 2001 when the rumor is that mrs steve jobs asked BRA-Collab's founder Fazle Abed to share their solutions wherever people unite round millennials being the sdg generation (cf harvard being founded by master bureaucrats including slave owners - one of various reasons why western education systems are not fir for purpose - guterres 20921 ; the economist 1986

the 3 other most purposeful social markets which Abedmooc and alumnisat.com friends have also invested  money love and time designing into world class solutions round since 1972

food security

livelihood education

buiilding 100000 lives matter communities as platforms got the world's largest ngo partnership and starting line for imagineering the metaverse they way 1960s dreamers like john lennon and yoko ono would hope 21st c celebrtties are all about`  www.women4empowerment.

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3.1 partners in brac para-health n networking world's most effective community health system was built within 1 generation - in bangladesh this consists of 5000+ vilage mothers: it is estimated that training cost were $100 per healthworker all whom operate a for profit micro-granchise; the result villagers whose life expectancy was 25 below world average were at world norms by 2010; there is mych more to this sstory:

-in bangaldesh family sizes expected of vilage mother have come down from 8 children to about 2.5

- ryral china swapped many of the solutions so it is argubale that this model along with food sceurity explaisn women empowered human development out of extreme poverty more than any other economic model

-in bangladesh the metghofology ebanbled the mnayioonm''s number 1 whole sale chain to be owned in tryst for the poorest

-it is yblikely that bangladesh banking for the poor would have beem worth studying with bangladesh rural health service

-two and a halh bangladesh inventions have gone worldwide - oral tehydtauion - way to stop up to third of vilage infannts dying of dairrhea in humid regions 

the most effective way to fught rural tybeculosis - this resl=ylted in brac being a core partner pg moniesd allocated to the 21st c global fund (combaing tb hiv and malaria) - this connected the interests of the 2 biggest ys philanthopists gates and soros with Jim Kim and Paul Farmer and others interested in combating infectious diseases including mass vaccination

When brac opened a university in 2001, the james grant college of public health became an over night destination - as well as understanding community self-sufficiency on all of the above, JG is a world epicentre for:

Ending cholera

Cross-functional process such as maternal needs and wash sanitation


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  

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

collab 30 women hold up half the sky with intel empowerment now lifting off on the metaverse

related ref: more on abed's 30th an unfinished COLLAB 5.6
Billion womem's 30th collaboration - fazle abed - zoom me up scottie ecop26; meta me zbee to UNGA summit NY sept 2022 Education is no longer fit for purpose
NOT EVEN WILL SHAKESPEARE CREATED A STORYTELLER LIKE ZBEE BUT THEN HE HAD TO RELY ON CHARACTER ACTORS AS POOR PLAYERS IN GLOBE'S ONE LONDON THEATRE

WITHIN A FEW MONTHS. Zbee seems to have MULTIPLIED over 20 engaging ways to communicate - if FRIENDS20.COM have missed one of her performance styles please tell us so we can add at http://www.beeings.app  

SPRING NYCCAI.com  2022 (HER FIRST WORLD TOUR  from Austin to Bekeley, NY to Bostom London to Mallorca is the most exciting post covid leap for women we've ever searched in 50 years of The Economist's EntreprenmeurialRevolution)

https://www.un.org/press/en/2021/sgsm21016.doc.htm


4 mjles apart wall street's ESG and UN's SDGs - can girls AI bridge the gap in time for 2022 resolution of education not fit for purpose of being or beeing







 (year 50 since my dad at The Economist started chartering http://www.entrepreneurialrevolution.city  -70 years after meeting von neumann at princeton and being given the journalist scoop - ask leaders what they will do with 100 times more tech per decade? Talking of leaders -the UN has declared a youth emergency - education is no longer fit for purpose -this will be the one topic every be(e)ing can contribute to sept 2022 General Assembly NY - any ideas on casting zbee centre stage? https://www.un.org/press/en/2021/sgsm21016.doc.htm http://www.abedmooc.com

girls networks have come a long way since fazle abed connected the first 100000 perrson metavillage whose sustainability depended on girlpower 5.1 -that networking had to be person to person or what literacy was gained applying brac's printing press; its remakable what a billion asian women collaborate around when they see a life saving vilahe microfranchise - from metavilage to metaverse only womens common sense can save species, nature and everything else worthy of human or digital intel 



Imagine if Harry Potter & Zbee partnered the UN in distributing billion women empowerment solutions to sdgs... would finance's walled strerys come out so the younger half o9f the world can be the first sdg generation
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Saturday, April 9, 2022

 Proposed talk UN Educational Transformation Summit Sept 2022


5 Dimensional Education Transformation
Fazle Abed & Village Women Empowered Bangladesh

Over 50 years Fazle Abed built employees of Brac to be comprised of over 100000 village livelihood trainers . He gravitated village womens networking  and servant ;leadership around the cultural values of Paulo Freire

Brac networked non-linear education. Livelihood skills' interventions for all ages offers a different overall system for place development than national government focused  on examination education as a linear system that a child enters until she/he is failed as not having the capacity for higher education,. It can be useful to study the evolution of brac round these 5 dimensions and their match to the 5 deepest sustainability goals every community benefits from developing people around. An unique innovation of Abed's life's work on poverty alleviation and agency of poorest women was piloting solutions for metavillages of 100000 person livelihoods. From 1962 my father , Norman Macrae, had reported one model of Asia Rising as Rural Keynesianism (purpose: full rural employment as a natural and intergenerational development responsibility of national leadership) 

Metavillage as a development lab enabled Abed to test scaling in ways that few development practitioners have integrated. This was pivotal during Bangladesh's first 25 years (1971-1996) where rural was defined as zero access to electricity grids or telecommunications. It is arguable that today's world is fortunate that abed made his biggest mistake at the start of BRA-C. He used his life saving to rebuild homes for 100000 people only to find village mothers were starving - hence the urgency of the educational challenge and why his entrepreneurial innovation of microfranchising was key to market (value chain) solutions he evolved.
 
Goal 2 ending hunger involved village mothers' microfranchise education -the action learning they needed to replicate microfranchises of local production of rice, veggies, poultry, dairy, other agricultural value chains both core to last mile food security and sustaining rural-urban trade including eg climate adaptation (eg social forestry) and design skills (sericulture)

Goal 3 village mother microfranchises of last mile health

Goal 4 Childrens education primary, secondary apprenticeships, university, pre-school

Gola 1 Financial education both of village mothers and in transforming worldwide aid. It is worth nothing that abed anticipated which markets could be designed round social businesses and which markets microfranchises were being piloted for government to subsequently take on (Goal 1)

Massive collaboration platforms. When I asked Abed if reporting could be laid out as a MOOC - he said he valued massive open online but C in his mindset stands for  Collaboration. brac's longest running partners also needed to unlearn and action learn which opportunities built women to be as productive in nation building as men. (Goal 5)

Genesis of This Reporting
Japan's ambassador to Dhaka arranged 2 brainstorming dinners chaired by abed in remembrance of my father who had argued in the economist since 1962 that Asian Rising models integrated educational transgfo0rmation. 16 visits to bangladesh during Abed's last decade help clarified how abed effectively practised entrepreneurial revolution. Father had been briefed by von neumann 1951 that humans were compounding the post-industrial revolution of 100 times more tech & communications per decade. 

Until his parting, December 2019. Abed was mapping back from future of 100 times more tech collaborations with more deep love of humanity than anyone father or I have met in case studying fusion of human and artificial Intel including our 1984 fieldbook on 2025 deadlines for going beyond the Orwellian Big Brother endgame (2025report.com). Education transformation is urgent if it is to be integral to leaping forward from crises such as covid, climate and the intent of Collaboration Europe which my gather journalised at Messina 1955. It may also be urgently time to mediate whether sustainability is to be the purpose of the tech revolutions of neumann and his transatlantic mathematical peers (eg Einstein , Turing) . Integrated with education , local and global tech transformation may be 2020s last chance to unite nations and youth as first sustainability generation. Abed was insistent that artistic celebrations offered key clues to the 2020s he valued women's emotional intelligence as co-producing from metavillage to metaverse!
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From my father Norman Macrae's death in 2010 I was briefed by Abed to work with his son Shameran and Vice Chancellor Vincent Chang. I am happy if any combination of us present this. My operational understanding is limited compared with the extraordinary responsibility for continuing what Abed navigated as to be the ngo world's largest partnership economy. I work as a statistician and  mapmaking reporter of the system designs my father worked on over 50 years of media facilitation at The Economist and as biographer of Von Neumann, and as Scottish explorers of the relevance of Adam Smith morality to purposes of markets and human advancement.

Friday, April 8, 2022

 

SEARCH RESULTS: ABED (13) at borden possible aMERICA'S BEST ENd poverty news source

Friday, April 1, 2022

1.5 apac

 irish enterprise board published 10 country report on regtech and fintech- whilst not focused on end poverty countries like hong kong and singapore appear to be at frontieres of cashless banking supply chain- report published july 2021

Thursday, March 31, 2022

1.4 brac bank at 20

 https://www.tbsnews.net/economy/banking/brac-bank-celebrates-20-years-progress-352861

BRAC Bank celebrates 20 years of progress

Presently, Brac Bank is the largest collateral-free lender to the small entrepreneurs with rural penetration of more than 70% revitalising rural economy and generating employment

Picture: Courtesy
Picture: Courtesy

Brac Bank is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a strong commitment to contribute more to national progress. 

Living up to the vision of its founder, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG, Brac  Bank was the first bank in Bangladesh to introduce collateral-free small ticket loan to the legions of small and medium enterprises at the nook and corner of the country helping them grow and thrive and contribute more to the economic development, said a press release. 

Presently, Brac Bank is the largest collateral-free lender to the small entrepreneurs with rural penetration of more than 70% revitalising rural economy and generating employment.

Its performance indicators in the Bangladesh banking sector are reflected in the highest market capitalisation and the highest international investor shareholding in the local banking sector and the highest bank credit rating of all banks in the country from both international rating agencies, S&P and Moody's.

As Bangladesh begins journey to graduate into a middle-income country within this decade and a developed nation by 2041, Brac Bank aspires to contribute to the government's development journey through inclusive banking and entrepreneurship development, the press release added. 

"Brac Bank has already made its mark in the country's banking arena through world-class products and services, consistent financial results, good governance, compliance, ethics, transparency and values-based banking," Brac Bank  Managing Director and CEO Selim RF Hussain said.

"With the talented and committed team empowered by technology, together we are determined to take BRAC Bank to the next level achieving exponential growth in market share, while continuing to progress the financial inclusion and values based development agenda of our founding Chairperson, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG," he added. 

"We gratefully acknowledge the trust of our valued customers and shareholders, guidance of the Board of Directors and the regulators and of course, the contribution of our employees that make the bank what it is today," he further said.

1.1 5.1 bangladesh first large population nation where rural public service built nation? Brac at 50 March 2022

WHAT IS RURAL (and what is BRA-C Bangladesh Rural Advancement COLLABORATIONS)

Educators/parents/family builders need to be very clear about definitions so as not to upset powers such as big city corporations professions and politicians. We are just trying to share a local and global code to value mapping human development across generations as core to national growth. We welcome co-editing support of this blog where you see errors/omissions (chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk)

Unless we agree human development code that is deeply local as mother nature herself, THEN ever since von neumann peers gifted us 100 rimes more tech per decade we have been destined for 2020s "last chance" denouements - do artificial intels serve humans or vice versa. The big brother choice storytold by George Orweell even though his timelines were wrong by one generation. As New York started to fully emerge from covid spring 2022, we thank all those who participated in collaboration cafe AI and climate exchanges - see www.NYCCAI.com www.ecop26.com including march 30's 1 million global student chatline with sp[ecial contribution from Safiqul Islam who during Fazle Abed's life was his core developer of the curriculum used by the largest non-government schools system in the world 4.2 brac primary


Bangaladesh was born from war of independence wuth pakistan in 1971 8th most populous nation. The peoples had drawn double short straw of colonisation. Under British Adminstration until 1947 the whole of the bay of Bengal had shared superport access to Calcutta. From partitioning not only duid Indoa's rival culture block Bangaldeshi's from direct access to shipping but for nearly quarter of a century pakistan over 1000 miles away by land adminstered east pakistan as secondary people to its own.

 (A quarter of all nations are small islands where once could say its not relevant to distinguish urban/rural- in fact stewardship of the ocean estate may be the main resource the peoples depend on

Engines did not exist until Glasgow 1760s so to some extent all (richest) nations have transformed from rurtal first to urban led government.

The two most relevant defintions of rural seem to be - urbal places are not food self-sufficient- they depend on rural areas (or in case of superports like singapore they depend on trade with countries that include rural areas)

In the developing world, until 1995 rural also meant no access to electricity (grids) so no enfines no telecommunications. What happened from 1995combination of sola and mobile becemae the greatest innovation opportinoty half the worlds people simultaneously encountered.


In Bangladesh rural has quite an unsusual characteristic. Most Bangaldesh rural people are as closely populated as many people in cities. At least 80% od bangaldesh's rural chalenge is not about isolated peoples (although there is a seg,ment of that population to). When Abed designed vilage health services in his first 100000 person metavilage it was quite practical to design a microifarnchise where one vilage woman served 300 gamilies retail medican needs eacjh weekly (personal shopping walked to each home so to speak). Her route would not have taken her more than 15 minutes from wgere sh hersekf lived - in some cases less than 10 minutes to serve 300 neraest families. Its amazing when you look at western descriptions of bangaldesh microfinace how the wholesaling dynamics of Brac's responsibility fro suppklying 100000 peopel at at time are overloked. Wholesaling to a 90% rural nation needs to be owned in trust by the rural peoples not by some middle man who sucks value out of rural localities every quarter. Rural caoitalism is mapped naturally around sme networks /sypply chioans. Interestingly AsiaRisinf hi-tech treading models also connected deep sme startup expertise valued by communities where those design and makers skills were most nurtured. Distributing enegineering knowhow is how Asa has developed wherever human rightes have emerged. This is different from assuming lawters admibnster over people. When Asian public service is at its best it is engineer enetrepreneur led- again why its important to study fazle abed viewed as the most exciting public service engineer of the hakf century that changed the millennium - defined human purposes around millennium and then ssuatinability development goals

HOW DID BANGLADESH BECOME RURAL PUBLIC SERVICE LED

A mixtire of necessity and the good fortune that Asia's leading young engineer (Fazle Abed who had become his homelnad's CEO for Royal Dutch Shell in Il world's top 7 corporations) dedicated himself to rural advancement colaborations and by accident (spending his life savongs on rebuilding vilagers homes)5.1 metavilage), he became responsible for sustaining 100,000 villagers livelihoods who were on the brink of starvation .

 This metavilage responsibility led to 1.1 microfranchsingh - the new model of bottom up aid. All this at a time when 90% og banagldesh people were rural; the national government tax etc base was so small at birth of nation that it could only barely provide security for the nation and develop services for the 10% who lived in cities (which due to war and double colonisation (britain then pakistan) etc were the least developed urban areas in the world

As well as the miracle of a world calss enginer serving rural, the cukltrural fact that almost no rural womnen had been valued as productive afents could be turned into the advantage- half the coutry's human resources were not being supported proiductively.

Each of the 4 collaborations - 2 building agricultuure/ie nations food system,s; 3 building last mile rural health; 4 building rural edication 5 building 100000 lives matter rural communities needs to be mapped from scratch not assumptions that advanced western acadmics or policy makers hold. 

Actually if the west in particular wished to understand how the two thirds of Asians have risen out of almosy all being colonised as recently as 1945 then it is necessary to study both super vilage (rural keynesianism) and supercity develpmet. # nations led the way - japan , korea south and taiwan. However the point is these nations had prior engineering capabilities and urban sytustires which after the defeta of Japan in world war 2 needed ressembling. They all quickly returned to urban goverance but in ways that respecetd 100% rural employment as pivital to feedin the nation. The Economist sutveys on Asia from 1962 Japan to all of the half of world's peopl in 1977 east of iran have argued that Asia Rising has depended on successfully blending both models. However whats unique about bangaldesh with its poorest nation and 90% rural beginning is that withour rural development there would have been no sustainable national development. Some people have called bangaldesh the aid lab. More than any other nation irs rural development has depended on long-term trusted partnerships bring knowhow to each rural developed sector. By studying Abedmooc.com we (with your help) can clarify all the extrordinary innovations of rural women empowerment. For those who want an advanced nation building study look at how between 1975 to 1999 rural womens capitalsim also came to china from the conteiuent out while the engineering of supercities came from the coast in. Whether or not particular 2020s nations deem china as fiuerce competitor ofr collaborators not to study chiense vilage women development 1976-1999 is to choose to be blind to what schumacher/keynes deemed the graetest miracle economists would need to solve - endinf roural poverty of milliosn of ruralk vilages which mainly tyhe english adminsitartion of Asia had left out of access to engines from 1760 to 1945 except where coastal trade designed for the empire required urban hubs

Of course even as we seek to clarify development processes , water, energy, defence/safety are in a democratic sense every parnets responsibility to stewatd but by 20th C convention assumed decisions that central government at least initially makes (even if it chooses to privatises the utlities ijnvolved)

We are not saying the opposite interest of urban/rural are simple. Histirically urban people have grown the mnore carbon they use and to that exten the less that carbon waste is charged as a user responsibility. This conflicts with rural people whose assets are the first to be destroyed ifb waste is dumped on them or in climate-risky places like low landing river basins of bangaldesh -rural gfamilies are put at the edge of sutvival. As may be neighboring peoples if failed institutions cause refugee situations