josb.city celebrating the 10th year of adam smith scholars journal of social business dedicated to fazle abed - imagine if every college celebrated a student union club that created jobs connecting last mile services every community needed- sample our sustainability generation case studies - top 7 reads from abed archives: who'll partner 1 higher ed in poorest countries -more coming soon or ask personal tour of archives - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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 
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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

chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

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



LAST LESSON OF SIR FAZLE?
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