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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019 - passing of billion womens development intel from fazle abed to melinda gates/

 Unless you know beteer - billion poorest asian mothers economic and societal development from 1970 depended more on intelliugence cooperations gracitayed by fazle abed than any other single soure abedmooc.om - of his 30 lifetime cooperations, the last 20 years has seen POP partnerships - ie tech prefential poor innovations - reasons why melinda gates is now best placed to unite the futire of the quarters of the bottom the pyramid - markest celebrating dev goals of bottom billion women and bottom billion mens will be logged year

2019 = melinda gates chairs 20 tech experts for un report on transfrmaing all place government around best of articifial and human intelluigent futuresd

2016 melinda gates with ceo of nvidia becones main funders of schools ai curricula of vision coders ai coordeinate by feei-fei li princeton near start of 21st massively accelerated when every cooperticeve soull in stanford welcomed her from 2009 to connect data of deeply humanising AI

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fall 2023 - melinda gates is now several books into creating the moments of lift library celebrating intel contributed to communities by world poorest moms beginning with her own book observing over 20 yerasd of women building community health service sto stop deaths thrpugh ignotance of moethers and infants - for example tropical asia's number 1 kiler og infants dehtdrayion until person to person netwrking between mothers prpdyced 90+% ability to deliver orl rehydration; with jams grant unicef and sir fazle abed at the epicentre of this intelliugence diffcuison no wornder that motehrs without borders trusted and acted on community sisdtainaing enetreprenurial ideas generated through teyh same grassrrots networks - all word of mouth in 200th c vilage without electricity since late 1990s intgrating teh most extrordinary solar and mobile expereiments including cashless banking and the grrenest and most femiknely intelligent lifetimes ever spent 

Friday, December 20, 2019

fazle abed was about 200th annual superstar alumni of adam smith scholars- 60 years on searching his economics legacy as education's most joyful curriculum builder?

afore ye go to or from glasgow cop26 november may we ask you: to help celebrate the greatest asian alumn scottish universities have ever had the good fortune to grow -
our brother - 1 2 - sir fazle abed - champion of women empwerment across hemishpheres 
love quotient NEWS- North-East-West-South
...prince charles
queen maxima
Schwab Gates Soros Food Yidan Dubai SheiHka Moza 

Glasgow cheers amazing youth  consider 65 year action learning curve of teen Fazle Abed who travelled from far north east corner of the old british raj (then East Pakistan:17 years later to be reborn Bangladesh) to Glasgow engineering lab where Adam Smith and James Watt kickstarted age of humans and machines in 1760s; Abed graduating in 200th alumni class went to royal durch shell oil- the british netherlands oil giant headquartered off fleet street in london- he rose over 12 years to become regional ceo for his homeaLnd- there a cyclone killed a million people all around him in 1970- this changed his purpose in life- as did an independence war/refugee crisis killing another million people

 as did famine killing another million; fazle abed solutins networked by village women are one of the 2 most likely reasons that a billion asians designed their own markets to end extreme poverty; throughout 50 years as agent of women end poverty chinese village women shared most solutions with abed not as a political thing but out of the necessity of needing same development solutions - if you want to explore how a billion women cheered on sustainabilit goals youth - contact vincent chang vice chancellor of brac university who fazle abed appointed to share solutions with a first 50 university who wanted their students to linkin with each other - this raises the question 2 years after his death what would fazle abed be asking the younger half of the world to action next


here are a few guesses - please share yours followed by possibly the smartest epitaph to fazle abed written by an american- again please tell us other epitaphs that empower the world you(th) want to sustain

  hope everyone is staying safe... could one of you join a zoom to explore urgent collaboration challenges like these?... we are trying to discuss IF 2021 =youths last best chance year for becoming sustainability generation

ed21 i have been zooming in with youth and elders in dubai- for reasons i dont wholly understand most of the global edu-conscious leaders at  unicef, unesco, sdg-networks of #aiforgood out of geneva un.  gordon brown as edu special envoy and host of 4 education networks including 2 on refugees;  have changed their education summit partnership to dubai rewired from wise qatar where patrick awuah and women empowerment hero late sir fazle abed are laureates and sheikha moza and president of ghana are on top sgd advocates circle advising guterres in conjunction with uae expo- this summit happens 4 days after qatar's mid december- how can we get future of education africa included in dubai summit too? to add to confusion rewired seems largely separate from annual million dollar teacher prize varkey had staged out of dubai

ed21.0 i am still struggling with black lives matter inner city networks i know in baltimore, brooklyn, tuskegee; if you know where diaspora and lives matter interconnect it would help- it used to be kobe bryant with his investment in ai for minorities but i cant work out where sports is going now my japanese, fazle abed and jack ma friends have lost all the sdg stages they had hoped olympics could be

ed21.1 i have been linking in with friends in my families home capital glasgow- they come from the adam smith glasgow university side not the official government of gov prep for cop26- they would like younger half of world to make friends with younger half of scotland and continue zooming before and after; is there any coordinator for ghana who would want to join a network of such youth caring places sdgsu.com join students 6 nov 21 glasgow where engines started 1761? 

ed21.2 i have been trying to understand where open society uni-net- osun - comes together across continents and why after being launched at davos 2020 nobody at davos  actively knows of it in 2021 - one possibility is the united nations- do you have any view on whether unga76 is going to be real this year and if so will patrick and facebook host another co-event

ed21.3 these are just rough ideas on what youth as sdg generation could be collaboratively exploring - some of the african youth networks i know -eg from sudan or kenya or ethiopia-  would love to know if they can zoom in with your ashesi collaborative summer retreat even if they are an informal alumni movement not one physical university- did you ever find out if there is anything left of taddy blechers new university; i gather that africa's largest corporation is a south african one which accidentally owns quarter of tencent- it has been investing in edutech- does anyone have knowledge on what they aim to do

ed21.4 of course projects like http://www.astra.place  how can youth report if vaccine is freeing or chaining their peoples are issues that need a safe transparency youth space to debrief each other on - beyond my means to kickstart but which could be pure adam smith scholars concerns

thanks chris macrae wash dc +1 240 316 8157 norman macrae foundation linkedin

any errors are mine alone and would happily learn from you chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

my father norman macrae spent 40 years writing von neumanns biography -exploring todays 65 year legacy of blending human and artificial intel -  after a chance interview in 1955 whilst trying to sub-edit keynesian poverty-ending system designs at the economist - hence my amateur interest in can we and abed alumni humanise AI in time for youth to be the sdg generation? glasgow university union nov 6 debates this motion after 13 years of dialogues that restarted in 2008 with 250th anniversary of moral sentiments

dear ian and ian - hope you dont mind me bouncing ABED'S LAST idea off you; ian ryder and i have been alarmed by mispurposeful media/corporate branding for 25 years having spent most of our EARLIER lives trying to innovate corporate leadership 

when i first bumped into fazle abed in 2009 after previously bumping into yunus i decided abed was more interesting to me than any organisation leader i would ever meet

about this time ian smillie wrote "freedom from want" the bible on how abed designed brac up to 2009 and this final review of abed's masterclass Sir Fazle Hasan Abed: Master Builder - The McLeod Group

what if artificial intelligence - and convergence of all tech - has reached stage where services top down governments used to monopolise must become real time ai service/operations platforms -can that bottom-up design empower girls/boys as first sdg generation?

as covid teaches us on any sustainability critical government service its only as transparent -let alone moral or humanly intelligent- as its last mile capabilities- ie designing top-down gov services isnt what 21st c human race as a species can afford as we leap beyond covid

sir fazle lifes work was about designing 25 of the most critical  last mile village systems- as an engineer he sort of blueprinted them by hand staring with his 16000 family pilot lab( also about 50 subvillages each of 300 families which he designed local parahealth service around with weekly visits)  he had built in 1972- about0.25 of rural bangladesh- once he had designed a microfranchise that was a subvillage women empowered solution he worked out partners to replicate across all of nations villages -with oral rehydration and vaccines unicef james grant not only partnered abed but chatted up national leaders globally

so could it be that the blueprints of network solutions abed used are what ai needs to prioritise as operational platforms?

while it is possible to catalogue abed's 25 deepest solutions 5 by 5 - almost all of which have become multi-billion dollar vale chain maps of win-win kind- unlike consuming up thinks life-critical knowhow multiplies value in application
goal 1 end poverty 5 sub-financial systems
sdg2 end starvation 5 sub food security systems
3 increase life expectancy focusing on mothers and kids simplest local cures plus oral rehydration vaccination end tuberculosis 5 y systems villagers can be intel for
4  five levels of lifelong livelihood learning
5/6 five dynamics of resilient communities from maximising community disaster preparedness - to community cannot afford any non-productive underclass -culturally mainly women in rural asia - a solution china also needed when its one child policy forced half of all families to dependent on the productivity of their smartest daughter- when the development world celebrates a billion people out of extreme poverty- the gravity of this is actually this bangladesh-chinese village female dynamic whose deep data/learning 
5/6 also included pt latrine and home design round dept of sanitation and zero waste village subsystems - for some reason i never understood yunus won the aga khan architecture prize for this -maybe he did improve on building village homes as a community space celebrating womens family building, maybe not?

so the proposition is ai for human development to end extreme poverty needs to operationalise platforms round the data/maps fazle engineered - meanwhile a smart compact city like singapore has declared its government wants to be all ai platforms and indeed community solution design is the missing schools curriculum at http://www.aisingapore.org

ian and ian - does this connect with anything you are doing?
cheers chris wash dc + 1 240 316 8157

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

if trump impeachment happens it will start in next 24 hours- i dont think the 7 democrat freshmen will unite pelosi- a cynic would say trump has timed this to change media attention from climate and UN sdgs -   -who dares


"We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth ...

Monday, February 11, 2019

x more commentary to come soon - see also www.worldrecordjobs.com and list  WRJ of twitter @obamauni
we convened muhammad yunus 69th birthday party in dhaka in 2009 with journalists (both students and a world lass nature broadcaster bbc paul rose) and brac- dr yunus main birthday wish was that a journal of social business be developed with adam smith scholars at glasgow university

over t\he last decade we have found the following world record job creators alumni networks to be optimal in understand how village girl empowerment developed between 1972 and 2007

direct family of muhammad yunus
alumni of fazle abed
mahbubani in explaining sequence of reconiciliataion of old empire across asean
shheika moza in chairing the inaugural education laureates celebeating sir fazle abed and linking all of mahbubanis (and so lee kuan yews perspectives)

of course history has provided many learning networks that girl empowerment drew on
livelihood schooling has been inspired by montesorri gandhi and paul freire
the idea that american could fund bottom up was developed by the hunger project in its formative years around lynne twist
americans have helped directly eg paul polak initially wuth treadle pump irrigation but on many appropriate tech ways since and indirectly borlaug's crop science started most food security revolutions though its application to rice in asian villages seems to have been led out og 1970s japan china and bangaladesh

history's lessons from 2 world wars

ERA of mercantile colonisation not sustainable- expoentially less so as the empires applied engine powere
lesson from world war 1 - cant take over land of losing side - need to free peoples to redevelop
situation after world war 2
offering west germany chance to redevelop was possible (eg marshall plan followed by EU)

offering japan chance to redevelop was possible but would take huge generosity on part of USA (eg marshall plan followed by freeing south korea; folowed by celebrating japan engineers (faciliated by deming) offered whole coastal belt opportunity to trade innovations world wanted in electronic enginnering and civil engineering (transportuation container shipping, bullet trains) -

main problems
recoginising 3 expoential crises from colonisation:
external colonisation -taking over other peoples countries (eg britain had taken over most populos nation india) or their own trading positiions (eg bfritaion had told china second last nation to accept opium as a traidng currency- -china had refised and closed itself to the world for over a centiry)

internal colonisation (destroying native people  and or using slavery to develop a massive region)

a nation whose engineers were developing fast but which without colonies had to go to war with neoghbours to satisfy resources needed to get bigger


russia on the winning side was led by stalin whose evil was (almost) equal to hitler - the economist main style rule of mid twentieth century was: report whatever helped the russian people outlast stalin

various countries that had been annexed during world war 1 which it was deemed to be non-returnable eg the p;ace that had become known as sisreal

the order in which asian nations could not just gain independence but have unique relative trading advantage to sustain their peopels development - vietnam turned out to require the most american generosity of all- this was the first war that cost huge amount of american lives without a clear win- but it turned out to coincide or casue china's cultural revolution - whilst this revolution was one of the most bloody internal changes of a country ever it led by 1976 to china (one fifth of the world people, and historically to 1500 the most self-determined of beings) being freed to start taduing with the world again

-many second level chalenges came fast and furious after the 1960s thorugh there was a moment of huge hope - the moon race was interpreted round the wprld that anything might be possible; the promise by goirdon moore to keep chips doubling in analytical capaity evet 18 monthys offerend order of magnitude mkore opportunity fpr all than the ole industrail age- what some people now call 4 indsutrial revolutions mapping back 2025's future history

one way to look at the woprld's region is to look at the most populoous nation in each hostorically colonised region - is thos already free both to develo its people and develop win-wins with neighbours - china probaly yes; india maybe; nigeria and brazil probably not; being biggest in population is one varibale- being biggest in land or oil is another;

what we need to understand is that the 4 revolutikins now converging around moores chpips havongh ,kore "brain cells" than huimans value digital cooperation across bodrers - so who subcointuental mases need to reconcile real cooperation as fast as digital copperation if parnets and gransprents world wide are su=eriously promising to invest in youth as thge sustainability generation

amongst many things we need to do- let girls help ai teacher training assistants of hostory be co-editors of maps showing where we still dont have ppaces where gorls feel/are safe - part of the mircale of 2 nations development - banagldesh and china- is that they were developed aroung chnaging the valuatuioin of gorls to be worth as much as boys- investigating the whole truth of this requires botom-up intelloigence- the harsh reality is that by 1976 china's dispora were 3rd financially strongest in world so could inwardly invest- bangaldesh did not enjoy a wealthy diaspora nior did it enjoy borders that iopen soors to worldwide trade- see tghe sgtarnge position intb has on south asia's coastal belt and understand how bangaldesh had the double short straw of being colonised first by britian and them for another 25 years by (west) Pakistan -the story of bangladesh development out of the colonial era , through 25 pre-digital years in which village emant no access at all to electricity; and then estraordinary leapfrog experiments since 1996 that have accelerated around microsilar and mobile - start with world recird job vcreatir fazle abed - read additional concets suggetsed by muhammad yunus- double check everything from the girls eyes view up as most of the western curriculum of micricredit has not be taught wholly or truly- this shoukd surprise you - all over the worlkd there are examples of fintech freeing peoples and other examples of ist subpriming or bitcoining them - nor has the hosti9rical crisis over paper currencies been transparenmly resolved by professionals who ought to have know contextual history's far more deeply than their dricve to over-standardise and to fake media by speeck being sold off ti vested interests

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Fazle Abed began desing a foema orgasoatoonal syste - the ngo partnershisp of brac in 1872 - 11 yeras before Muhammad Yunis was formal;y licned to run an organsaotionl system by speial ordinance (Brameen Bang Bangladesh 1983)

what fazle abed dod was to bridge his connections as previously shell's mational ceo and witj disaster reliefagencies (fazle had survised a cyclone that kiled hal a million epopel around him) ; he sat down in onerurakl regions for aboyt 7 yeras at catalogyed the top 20 ways local community people could be livelihood trained to be self-sufficent- thes eincluded rebuilding minimul safe homes with pit latrines- many food security soluitions- many local healtyh solutions; in effect all of the 4  primary sdgs came into play with the fifth one- empower gorlds to develop as much of the nmation as boys; once faxle ahd hisr fkirst 20 solutiob- he needed to thinl about value chains at 4 levels
one region
across 200000 vilages

and he needed to maximise the number of solutions that cpuld scale as bottom up income generation replicable franchises wholst optmising what "gove firectly" funds were requested - either by being there to bridge relief and development or because a glpobal charity could see a demonstarble need- eg teach eb=very mother how to orally rehydrate her infannts - a solution which saved fully one quaryter of infants lives and chnaged population dysmaics so that vilage moters were no longer cultirally epxected to breed 10 children in th hope that 2 boys woyld survive (this had been the ooperating cultire in region wiuth zero engine power- where literaally all distribution depended on manpower - in rural bangladesh the rickshaw was effectively the only distribution device)