1 2 3 4 5 If you can celebrate millennials linking together these 5 Bangladesh-born alumni networks, anything can be possible including economists celebrating how to end poverty
Sir Fazle: Industrial era demanded women manage poverty so why not development. curricula of little sisternetworks: POP, Rice, Nursing, W4E- mobile leapfrogging, open elarning of curricula 7th grade first need to empower livelihoods and sustain community..Atlanta Nov 2015 will be our 8th year of linking volunteers around this search for Muhammad Yunus- will we make it ? Dunno - we could sure do with some help from educators who want their students to action yunus type dreams and be in the middle of serving post 2015 millennium goals -chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk washington DC 301 881 1655 - you can help us search for millennials job impact networks by hemisphere - eg here's our asia pacific progress - where over half of all millennials live

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dear Nicolas and Roberto
if i am addressing wrong part of the bank, is there someone else who would want to know about this?

WISE: last week out of  qatar education laureate summit inaugurated 2011 around sir fazle abed by Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

2000 learning delegates summit at education above all and  WISE : Her Highness,  UN head antonio guterres, sir fazle abed and about 5 eminent UN people announced that UNga new york sept 2018 will feature mother of all summits on refugee learning

a first case will be the royinga

as pope francis current visit brings to world attention over start american holidays: the sdg partnership open space of sir fazle life commitment to educational networks have been grounded in- also when jim kim used to work with paul framer sir fazle was his first great hero along with george soros as funder of partners in health across the world; all of bracs girl empowerment culture is actually based on brazilian and franciscan paulo freire as sir fazle has repeatedly briefed friends of father at The Economist's norman macrae

as announced at aiib june summit guested by president moon jae-in out of jeju s.korea, the same un eminent group of 15 is being interviewed by the top economist consultant of asian infrastructure investment bank as part of a belt road debriefing to be made argentina g20 july and probably aiib mumbai june-

2018 world series of summits valuing youth
 the opportunity to involve 4 or more 2018 summits in this living case study includes world bank start of years in the asean country indonesia which features the aiib's biggest people-centric economic project end slums in indonesia -wise prelaunches in ghana may 2018 with 2 more eminent leaders but focus celebrating 2017 laureate more on 10 african leadership universities for the disadvantaged and sports for all

happy thanksgiving chris macrae  Bethesda 240 316 8157 

On Thursday, 31 August 2017, 16:25:31 GMT-4, Nicolas Viggiolo wrote:

Dear Mr Macrae:

I’m writing to you in response to your letter to Mr. Daniel Pierini, Executive Director for Argentina at the World Bank. My name is Nicolas Viggiolo, Senior Adviser for Argentina.
Regarding your request, we are more than welcome to meet with you at our office in Washington DC but we want to let you know that all the issues related to the G20 are followed by our Sherpa, Mr. Pedro Villagra Delgado, and the Chief of Staff of our Minister of Treasury, Mr. Ariel Sigal, in Buenos Aires.  
Please let us know if you still want to meet with us.

Regards, Nicolas
  footnote - education core of belt road and people-centric economics networks celebrating youth co-creativity as sustainability generation
  =============== please tell www.aieib.org if you have a post that can
help put education as core of belt road infrastructure investment banking
route 1 2 CGTN Bangladesh  B  ; Myanmar  B ;    Nepal  B ;  India  B ;  China   Butan - related new money  new retail   Hujiang
 Pope Myanmar
Breaking news nov 2017
week 4: China discusses BCIM corridor and refugee crisis in bangladesh
week 3 Qatar's wise and UN guterres announce refugee learning summit sept 2018 wise@UNGA  -overlaps between -summit discusses will biggest application of artificial intelligence be robot teaching assistants - not a joke already compters bid data analysis marks mooc projects better than humans do (making 1 million person classes possible)
eminent people concerned with education and concerned with asian infrastructure investment bank
week 2 asean win-win economics belt takes world stage immediately after trump state plus visit to china and epicentre of belt road and ecoligical civilsaition bencmarking
week 1 jack ma announces 15 billion dollar investment in damo academy of tech research (ai, bid data, cloud blockchains, internet of services and learning as well as things
 learn about (and use tech to co-create) sustainability gen's greatest new world trade corridors:
 1 china express - from china to spain and everywhere that wants to be small enterprise trading friendly in between
eg 2 dubai-qatar-oman-gwadar-stans-china
eg 3 india-china-bangladesh-myanmar-asean 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

back in 2007 we helped thousands of students study muhammad yunus  (yunus book, yunus journal) new models on social business - we are working on updating www.yunusasia.ning.com to understand possible contibutions to:
bangladesh china india myanmar corridor
other ways bangaldesh china and india could most help each others devlopemnt goals as well as be a global 2.0 benchmar on innovation gearered to the most extreme challenges facing girls and nature's needs

in more conversational detail

jinping priority relationship with india may extend to the belt road corridor - bangladesh china india myanmar- this update yunus 2007 idea to devlop cox's bazar as superport

however china doesnt make big invetsment in coorodor rojects unless countries demonstrate willingness to innovate border chalenges- eg myanmar-bangladesh would need to show transparency at their borders

notheless india can be expecetd to ask chian to focus on
1 this corridor
2 tech solutions for the pooest which all 4 countries can make different contributions to - especially bangladesh's girl empowerment solutions; many leapfroging indea - eg mobile for poor and microsolar began in 1996 in banglades but are reaching tipping points that are dependnt on mp level of infrastructure - this is evident in fintech but may soon speread to edutech and so every practicetech eg healthtech , agritech

Friday, October 6, 2017

in 1996 bangladesh became the world's lab for text-mobile leapfroging models- this was made all the more exciting because the lead lab assistants were the world's poorest village women

today the world has 2 leapfroging roads  -

 -the highroad connected by all those who celebrate china's global 2.0 around such world record job creators as E1 Xi Jinping (Rejuvenation global2.0; world's most transparent maps on win-win trade for all)  E3 Jack Ma leapfrog tech (big data small), ecommerce curriculum as one of china's 4 greatest inventions 1 -IR4  can develop 10 times bigger people-centred economics)  E98 Gandhi & Montessori & Mandela,

the low cost road gravitated aound sir fazle abed
E2 Sir Fazle Abed (world's favorite educator eg empowered girls to resolve poverty's greatest chalnges, BRAC & Bkash) 

sir fazle abed graduated as a shipbuilding architect- this means he likes to map blueprints by hand; he wasnt the first to value mobile phones in the vilages- this idea came from the quadir brothers whihc they brought as a partbnership deal to muhamad yunus in 1996 with the mobile logistics operator telenor, their own coding wizardry, some donations from George Soros and other seed capital

Bangladesh had never instaleld fixed telephone lines acriss the nation - so mobile was a leapfrog model and putting poorest vilage mothers in the middle of assessing its innovations doubly so. In addition bringing mobiles to vilages without electricity caused yunus to consult the oracle on micro solar nevile wilaims- so banglades became the fiirst lab for scaling microsolar.  However Yunus loves innovating concepts not so much sustaining hi-tech wizards livelihoods. Moreover BRAC had far deeper and more diverse grassroots networks to connect. So quite soon the quadirs and yunus quarelled, and sir fazle became the trusted epictre for sustainable leapfroging models around text mobile - the most integrated of which can now be seen as www.bkash.com

Thursday, August 10, 2017

To James Wilson who died of Lack of Oral Rehydration Calcutta 1860 on Queen Victoria's first attempt at Commonwealth, and his brainchild 175 years youngDRAFT ALL ERRORS chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

Over a generation BRAC demonstrated where and when bottom up aid sustains order of magnitude more economic development of poorest women and girls than top down aid. Overall this is seen in how women developed the nation that was born in 1971 as both the very poorest and 8th largest in the world. The village economy compounded organic intergenerational growth never previously seen anywhere

When you live with poorest. there is no cost  identifying them nor tracking exponential impacts of everything that's put on them.

BRAC reinvented charity –wherever it was possible to scale a social solution franchise round the poorest with positive cash flow it did so. Wherever it sought an opportunity it timed the most critical and most economical first. Oral rehydration saving quarter of all infants lives. Rice crop science as essential to end oriental famine as it pioneered with China.

 Over the years BRAC designed many hundred microfranchises and fitted these together so as to take over leadership purpose of whole market’s value chain integrated around the poorest. BRAC published every trial and error since trust in development marketing actively needs more iterative concept development and open sourcing of knowhow than any other kind of marketing.

Where eg children positive cashflow model wasn’t possible it innovated direct cash transfer.

It has been said that Steve Jobs was a genius as he converged 7 markets; that’s far more important in interfacing the 7 integral markets of development clarified on brac’s 80th birthday celebration of Sir Fazle

Disaster relief- resilience, communal courage
Health and safety
Nutrition – food security
Water waste and energy

BRAC.net and BASH.COM are now world favorite partners especially wherever leapfrog opportunity arise- ie poverty trap caused by not having access to a grid infrastructure resolved by leading new infrastructure eg microsolar for those off electricity grids, mobile for those never accessed to landline telecoms, the world's largest cashless banking bkash.com designed round universal access to text mobile..

Every employee of BRAC sees themselves as educator and servant leader.  In this way, BRAC grassroots networking transforms whole education systems around learning for a living ; it redesigns lifelong learning seizing action learning apprenticeships at any age relevant.  Today, wherever an education system exists that is not wholly designed around youth livelihoods as the right stuff -what Jack Ma calls LQ : the quotient of Love - search out how to learn from BRAC. It will cost you nothing to check out where the joy of learning begins. 

None of the 17 sustainability goals can be most effectively and most efficiently addressed without making sure relevant BRAC knowhow is linked in. Otherwise accidentally by not being connected to bottom, development will spiral new underclasses and will fails to resolve whatever deepest cultural conflicts had been structured in to intergenerational poverty or which today's acceleartaion of unprecedented innovation will cause next.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

From a leading youth correspondent of Sustaining Bangladeshi Villagers
over recent decades, Bangladesh has rightly been bringing movement in the society in the field of education, sanitation, vaccination, family planning, mother’s health etc.
Education: s few decades ago at villages, education was only for those who were rich; poor people normally were not sending their children to schools. This scenario has been shifting, especially with mobile empowerment throughout the last 20 years, because of a social movement led by the non-government organisations eg, BRAC & Grameen. Now even a rikshaw puller who earns less than $5 a day is happily spending one tenth of his monthly income to educate children. Now is time to change the colonial approaches of education into 21th century system as said by Sir Abed. More to do in the field of education especially on its quality. It is always easy to start from the scratch to seed a planned approach, rather than changing an established system. So it would be good to see if Sir Abed could bring an approach for quality education, then we would have a revolutionary change in the next coming decades in Bangladesh.  
Sanitation: 2 decades ago, most of villagers were not aware of sanitation that causes many diseases in the village and claimed thousands of lives every year in the very hot season. Now the situation is completely opposite – that means I can bet you that you will not find even a single open toilet walking through hundreds of villages in Bangladesh. Even my only sister died of diarrhoea/cholera at the age of 5 and it was a normal scenario then in the village. (Thanks to Premier Modi that he also launches initiative to bring social movement on sanitation in India now)
Vaccination: Bangladesh has been very successful in vaccination drive and now the people are very much aware that they go by themselves to the vaccination centre on the specific date with their kids for vaccine. Thus, we have now no epidemic in a scale as we saw 2 decades ago.
Family Planning and Mother’s Health: Bangladesh has been progressing to bring a social movement in these sectors and are close to a satisfactory level but still more to do in getting there.
When all these kinds of things happens together in any community, then poverty would gradually be alleviated as poverty is interlined with other social-economic factors.
Bangladesh has also developed a very good model of access to finance specially for the poor people to do any income-generating activities. If anyone wants to know more of any specific factors of Bangladesh reporting directly from the village ground of Bangladesh, please ask me.

From celebrations of global education summit in Korea.... Sir Fazle Abed (BRAC - home, fans) writes:

Beyond Universal Education DHAKA – As the World Education Forum meets in Incheon, South Korea, it is time to confront some unsettling facts about the state of education in the world today. More than 91% of children of primary school age are now enrolled in school, but progress on educating the remaining 9% has slowed to a near standstill. The numbers have barely moved since 2005, and girls are still disproportionately left behind.

Worse, the headline figures do not describe the true depth of the problem. In poorer countries, even children privileged enough to have access to a classroom often do not receive a good education. According to UNESCO, of some 650 million primary-school-age boys and girls, an estimated 250 million will not learn to read or count, regardless of whether they have gone to school.

Moreover, in many parts of the developing world, state school systems are leaving tens of millions of children behind because of poverty and discrimination. These children’s true education will be that of the soil or the streets. They will grow up working as smallholder farmers, sharecroppers, and wage laborers, and will struggle to send their own children to school
It is time for the United Nations and other international bodies to move beyond a singular focus on enrollment numbers and grapple with the problem of quality in education. In September, my organization, BRAC, joined a collaborative effort, led by Hillary Clinton and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, that puts more girls in school while addressing the problem of quality for both genders.
As part of that effort, BRAC, which is already the world’s largest private secular education provider, plans to invest at least $280 million to reach 2.7 million additional girls and train 75,000 teachers by 2019. We call on others to make similar investments.
All too often, poor countries’ approach to education remains stuck in the colonial era, favoring rote memorization over true learning. Schools do little to impart the life and work skills needed to prepare young people for the twenty-first-century knowledge economy. Children are awarded higher grades for writing sentences exactly like the ones they see in textbooks than for coming up with ideas of their own.
This is an approach that fails to foster curiosity, self-confidence, and independent thinking. It is also especially ill-suited for children from poor backgrounds, who find much of what they are taught in the classroom to be irrelevant to their daily lives.
I was pleased when, in May, a panel tasked by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon came up with a post-2015 development agenda that included quality education, not just universal access, as one of its recommendations. Setting targets based on quality rather than quantity will be difficult but not impossible.
Basic outcomes of literacy and numeracy are imperative. But so are standards for social and emotional learning, which stresses the importance of recognizing our emotions, learning how to deal with them, and fostering empathy for others. These skills, known as “emotional intelligence,” are just as important for children in poor countries as they are for children in rich countries.
In conflict and post-conflict environments like Afghanistan or South Sudan, a safe and peaceful future will depend on a new generation being able to heal its emotional and psychological wounds, just as it did in my native Bangladesh after our Liberation War in 1971. Even in countries not scarred by war, navigating one’s way out poverty requires emotional intelligence, in addition to problem-solving skills and critical thinking.
Given recent cuts in aid for education, some might object that focusing on quality and emotional intelligence are luxuries that we cannot afford. This is not the case. In Bangladesh, we have found a way to bring quality education to the poor, with schools that cost just $36 per student per year. With community support, local women are trained to teach children to think for themselves. One-room schools operate out of rented and borrowed spaces to save costs. A majority of the students in every classroom are girls.
We need to promote universal standards for education, not just universal access, for both girls and boys. A child’s potential is truly unleashed only when he or she learns to spot and seize the opportunities that his or her parents never had. This is the standard we should set, and it will be a great moment indeed when it is universally adopted.

possibly related current references 
May 19, 2015 — At the World Education Forum, World Bank Group Pres Kim urged development partners, policymakers to be bold and ensure all children have access to quality education and learning opportunities regardless of where they are born, their gender, or their family’s income. Read More »

Monday, May 4, 2015

NEPAL breaking news at www.economistbangla.com and yunus city nepal -- thru relief and development from the earthquake we will be aiming to link in asian millennials- our guide is a nepalese and leading student in japan's medical schools- hes on the ground now- if you have life-saving info to share please tell me chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk your mobile number for bhim to call -and if you have a bookmark explaining your unique actions please send that too -support to date from women4empowerment, yazmi elearning satellite, batras grassroots network, ... our bangladesh www.economistbangla.com millennials bureau with its youth correspondents at brac and grameen

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


  1. Small is Beautiful - Digital Text International

    Alexa Traffic Rank for http://www.ditext.com/schumacher/small/3.html: 958,031www.ditext.com/schumacher/small/3.html
    E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered, 1973. ...... is the stark fact that world poverty is primarily a problem of two million villages, ...

.Abed BRAC: Small may be beautiful but in Bangladesh large scale is absolutely essential...

Summary of Plot for book on world record job creators

development of rural - pre-digital
development of rural with digital

tour 1 bangla 1st quarter centry - what would pre-mobile world have missed if bangladesh had never become a free nation 1971 -until 1946 the world's most trusted economists believed their purpose was designing systems so next generation could empower and accelerate end of poverty- then in 1946 men started doubling worldwide communications spends until moon landing 1969; what happened in the next 3 years out of Bangladesh in east and the West's 2 main english speaking countries was a momentous time for unacknowledged giants, the future of girls and the sustainablity of all of us.

tour 2- who would 2030now youth/girls most like to see parrner in job creating open elearning campus?
jobsedu.jpg special thanks to Women4Empowerent (W4E) & these Millennials in association with top 30 pro-youth economics capitals survey - AMM (Americas)- YabtTICIADB500women  ENS the global university of social value -Catholic POP valuers including Farmer fans of GHD; ASM (Asia) - Muslim youth followers of Muhammad Yunus and Abed; gandhians at LucknowGlobal health youth leaders at Tokyo Univeristy; AFM (Africa) Idol,  Mandela Extranet partners, Yazmi and W4E partners; worldwide youth summit groups of AthgoAtlanta and World Bank Youth Summit, and fans of WorldBank Tedx4th sector mapmakers, millennials of sustainability if you have a coursera mooc account we welcome your additions to our health wiki

system  transformation still to solve end slums -  nairobi with bangladesh's experience can resolve this
while the  solutions now exist - finding investors will need mobilisation of both world's most powerful women and their connection with world's most mothers

there may be as many as 25 bottom-up billion-to-serve organisations to design - from bank a billion to energ-a-billio to clean water-a-billion to personal safety-a-billion to school-a-billion - western psychiatrist Paul Polak (who presented his latest book at MIT  Feb 2014) and who has also devoted his life to solution for Bangladesh has one of the most exciting lists of 25 most needed bottom-billion organsations