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?

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

8 decades to save the world - fazle abed -empowerment billion womens intelligence - contributed to 7 of them

The human development systems intelligence of Fazle Abed raises many questions: 

1 why are his health, education and economic models ignored by most developing countries and development agencies

2 why has tech not been prioritised in most places to that the 6 most basic UN sdgs leap forward

3 EconomistDiary.com/1976 given that entrepreneurial revolution since 1976 has demanded change in design of organisations to value community sustainability and livelihoods, have the monopolies societies grant to valuation professional turned against sustainability of next generations

all of these cooperation issues become more central if humans ever do transform to a carbon zero world and/or one in which ai increasingly governs real time operational transparency


fundamentally abed transformed education systems to be non linear and so that everyone is both life long student and mentor; when un leadership calls for transformation in which traditional education is seen to be no longer fit for purpose, everyone needed to see the freedoms of human being that abed's shared intelligence models offered community builders and parents everywhere as well as those who believe the human race can yet be a peace-loving species which is the deep data science gift of women and parental empowerment; its shocking for those who value UN and multilateral transparency that given two thirds of humans are Asian, the Orient's consciousness value systems are not yet integrated into design of globalisation. IF AI's deep data scientists miss this most human of intels now, we may indeed be in orwell's big brother endgame instead of little sisters community thriving everywjere


this post is a rough guide to intelligence system/miracle of asia's deepest women empowerment mapping;  -we visited bangladesh 15 times during Fazle Abed's last decade being introduced to Abed by Japan Ambassador who saw extreme poverty resolution as my fatrher's main purpose as sub-ed of Econpomist and biographer of Von Neumann  if your media needs more accuracy contact  son shameran abed

abed autho0rised our student journalists to design his MOOC - but emphasised C=Cooperation -please share with us aqny Abedian and/or Economistwomen.com intel you feel we have missed

50s Arguably only Gandi has been a more ambitious teenager student; unlike Gandhi 1880s travels to Bar of London to become the first commonwealth barrster , abed treaveled to  Adam Smith's Glasgow U to become an engineer- his chosen subject shipping architecture (probaly because his peoples had lost access to superport calcutta ) didnt work out; 

60s like steve jobs and bill gates who later consulted him, he didnt complete 4 year certificate but became a leading chartered accountant with a follow on course at  Harvard- he became ceo for shell east pakistan - a job which nearly got him assassinated by hos employer and the Pakistan army after 3 months when Aded's friends had done most to action disaster relief from cyclone that killed half a million

70s after the civil war abed returned to new nation of banglahsed, spending his life savings on building 14000 refugee homes - that was 100000 person village community; no sooner than the community homes were built than wome and infants were dying in theoir scores weekly; abed took on resposibility but instead of charity he designed small business frachises eg rice farming that village mothers could operate; whever abed designed a micofranchise he made sure strayegically that value netwrk was owned in trust for poorest village mothers; in rices case his intelligence became second only to the chinese- at least 10 times more local production is acievable with seed best designed tyo local comditions; fortutely as we will see in 1980s china needed abed's oral rehydration solution- from trhen on they swapped wonen end poverty solutions dreely without taking any businss ionterests in eac other's (well until one of abed's last project bkash  in population termsthe largest cashless bank in world where the Gates damily and Jack Ma teamed up with coders Quasir family and the original code leader of kemnya's mpesa) but back to the beginning

- 2 best books on brac's first decade are by empoyee number 3 after fazle aqbed and his first wife who died in childbirth Martha Chen, and a review of oral rehydration by A SIMPLE SOLUTION by Mushtaque Chowdhhury and Richard A Cash - some of its leading practioners -published in 1996 this shows how vrac empowered  vilage women built the nations health service- this raised life expectancy from low 40s to mid60s- the key to nation building 7th most populoous nation born poortest (kissingers so callede basket case);  by 1979 three by 100000 villager communities were sharing abed's solution ; in 198=79 one tested how every vilage mother could learn oral rehydration; this solution won unicefs year of child prize

80s enter unicef james grant as a ghamechanging parter of abed- fe dunded abed netwoirk to go nation wide with oral rehydearion and grant shared ORT intel with chinese making sure they knew the gift had come from abed; grant also offred abed a second wish- lets vaccinate the nation was abed's choice; by the mid 1980s every village community was interested in abed microfranchise intel; moreover women who had begun with abed in early 1970s wanted to design village primary schools-so that became abed's next doubling of brac along with a paramedics dranchise through which woimen doordashed 10 most basic medicines and personal care item; this made brac the nations largest wholsaler of last mile meds

90s abed's parthners were now as deep as any ngo has ever sustaoned; so from 1995 came partners in mobile and solar - village wpmen previously gridless now designed leapfrog models

00s it was start of 200s that both steve jobs and bill gates introduce abed to silicon vallrey as the intelliugence we must integrate with the next digiotal revolution such as jobs iphone; jobs made sure womens and youth intel buzzed round stanfird - 

10s so by 2009 stanfird was likely the only university in the country that wanted Fei-Fe Li to come and stage 8 years of what became generative ai revolution through imagenet training cpokputers to vision 20000 sights (tools, life forms etc ) humans play with; abed was unwell in his last decade but at hi85th birthday party held in 2016 year 1 of sdgs - he made it known that ewithiou best of tech edu could never scale rthe sdga; melinda gates (arguably Abed's truest american fan) took up the ai womens cause- she'd already jointly funded fei-dei li 10 mini ai curricula acrooss usa 201; she chaired guteres first report on digital cooperation ointehrating ai for good into his tech envoy roadmapping; she continues 23-24 

Sunday, December 10, 2023

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 Bangladesh is 8th most popolous nation and of the 20 most populous the one with the least export markets relate to industrial era and mineral resources. Being at river delta it owns effectively no mineral resources. Actually because of the influence of small island nations, a majority have nor owned resources relevant to industrial exports relying on on nature's other resources. Is worth thinking about this as one more logic of how the non-carbon age wll be more equitable if we ever get there. Bangkadesh's exports are about a third crops; a third "remittances" a third garments which it has done well to be world number 2 historically (albeit at the low end of most submarkets and in a sector with patchy human rights)

Overall BRAC shows us the sort of value markets that need to be designed to the advantage of the poorest - whether in this case by a trust overall owned to be pro-poor or by goverbment

BRAC's overall positive cashflows come from being present in almost all elements of the financial and tech  sector  and by 3 designs

enterprise which it designs as sector market leading business so as to integrste sector as pro-poor (eg agriculture as the biggest livelihood sectir needs to be pro poor)

micro franchises with a natioal sector which deliver positive cash flow within a village of women owned businesses

sometimes consulting or advising on a worldwide scaling of a solution almosr always first designed by brac for bangladeshis

Here's list pf brac enterprises in 2016 brac bangladesh report which looks to me the last edited overall by Fazle Abed as his cancer took over with his death dec 2019. The report also visioned 8 changes over next 5 years

brac seed and agriculture

brac chickeb

brac dairy

brac artificial insemination

brac fisheries

brac salt

brac cold storage 

brac print pack

brac  Aaeong-crafts and value surplus villagers make from urban distibution

brac horsery - social forestry

brac sericulture
brac santatry napkins and delivery kit

the enterprises as national leaders which also support village owned microfranchises- by which we man franchises designed by brac so mother get positive cash flow



brac city bank

brac guardian life

bracipfc pro poor financing 

brac iodc

brac it services

  brac housing

brac tea estate

8 changes

1 eliminatging extreme poverty

2 expanding financial choices of people living in poverry

3 employable for skills for decent work

4 climate change and emergency response

5 gender equality

6 universal access to healthcare and wash

7pro poor urban dev

8 investing in teh next generation