macrae family arranged 15 student journalists trip ro bangladesh between xmas 2007 and 2018- our notes were shared with 7 states staging social business competitions in usa, economist editors, adam smith scholars and glasgow u journals - our first visit was to the extraordinary dr yunus so we have logged up notes we have verified in a special section corresponding to 2008 in this blog- we discussed yunus knowhow with 2000 mainly students we gave his book to-- however over our 13 years of visits we became ever more interested in the networks of sir fazle abed which after 50 years of relentless empowerment were at his time of death the world's largest ngo partnership and around which he spent his last 10 years asking his friends to make his legacy the largest open university coalition (30 and counting as of summer 2020) of poverty
Thanks to Sir Fazle Abed of BRAC .. bkash (largest cashless bank) 1 .. and largest partnership NGO In the world: Bangladesh celebrates one of girls and sustainability world's top 3 job creators -BRUN
SIR FAZLE ABED BA University Glasgow Naval Architect; 2014 – Honorary Doctor of Laws, Princeton University, US .. 2012 – Doctor of Laws honori causa, University of Manchester, UK … 2010– Honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, University of Bath, UK ...2009 – Honorary Doctorate of Letters, University of Oxford, UK ...2009 – Honorary Doctorate in Humane letters, Rikkyo University, Japan...2008 – Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Columbia University, US...2007 – Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Yale University, US...2003 – Honorary Doctorate of Education, University of Manchester, UK...1994 – Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Queen's University, Canadaother partnerships - with berkeley us's first research of bangladeshi-american diaspora ….
books on brac - freedom from want (smiley 2009) driving development (2016): - downloadable papers 1
Oral Rehydration (Health) Crafts theatre university Best news we free scots have ever heard -48 hours just changed world1000days.world April 2018 is sir fazle abed's 82nd birthday and 1000 days to 2021 - the year china ends poverty, the last decade the UN values human sustainability as possible and how can your will peoples you trust celebrate 2021? China.Japan. Korea. Asean. India. Arctic. Africa. America..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,, here are some alumni testimonies brac2.ppt of BRAC @ Bangla - to add rsvp isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com
Sir Fazle: NB how Industrial era demanded women manage poverty so why not development?curricula of little sister networks: POP, Rice, Nursing, W4E- mobile leapfrogging, open elarning of curricula 7th grade first need to empower livelihoods and sustain community.. people of aliBRACAtlanta 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 240 316 8157 - 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


Friday, September 18, 2020

 when a nation has zero affordable trusted public services , no livesmatter community spaces

people inside and outside the nation have a lot of urgent questions to ask- nobody i have ever met was more entrepreneurial and caring in valuing answers to the peoples questions than sir fazle abed

i found bangladesh 2017-2019 the most valuable country to visit -15 times- and see community building as well and small enterprise growth

- seven 5-point frameworks started to emerge mainly from people who had co-worked with fazle abed- he had linkedin partnerships from 3 of the empires- britain netherlands japan - historically most responsible for leaving bangladesh as the largest new nation in 1971 with next to nothing other than the 8th largest population in the world and a low lying river basin 

 everything starting up from scratch

7 wondrous networks on serving human development dedicated to fazle abed

1) five factor streaming of  17 human/sustainability dev goals 


the un's 17 sdgs translate into 5 exponential factors

f1=sdg1 end poverty gravitates 

f2=2-6 increasing productive  life expectancy 

f3=sdg7-12 connecting leaps ahead of old market value chains 

f4=sdg13-16 adapting climate 

fd5= uniting communities, nations as well aws human and natural webs

2) SHELF 5 markets village women need to medIate maximising the community's resiliency and space to nurture kids -SAFETY HEALTH EDUCATION LOVE-LEADERS FINANCE

reference fazle abed referred to paulo freire work on pedagogy of oppressed - the franciscan view of great leaders serve/live with the poorest and diagnose what systems need changing- this bootm up view applies to every life critical market - freire focused on the educational servant leader



3) VESTY =5 human lot advancement networks that emerged during the first 15 years of the united nations- much the most urgently relevant was 

V for village solutions eg the rice science to end starvation from alumni of borlaug or various heal solution's including that from east pakistan's cholera lab - oral rehydration

even if bangladeshi poorest village women had no immediate access to the other 4 solutions, every brac co-worker has an educational responsibility to train kids for a future when the nation is freed by access to these = they would be changing the world- and before fazle abed began 50 years on village poverty alleviation he had studied ship engineering at glagow university and risen through accounting and leadership skills to be regional ceo for the british-dutch multinational oil company shell- 

E is for new engineering most human solutions - see deming an american whose alumni  hubbed out of japan since late 1950s

S is for satellite and other advances in media- we wouldlt be able to do mobile leapfroging without hese solutions but as you can imagine they onlty came to be useful to bangladesh public services nearly 30 years after the nation started up

T- tech - the computing analysis power which those who strted silcon valley promise to multiply 100 fold every decade through 1970s tp 2020s

Y = youth- empowering them with a great goal to just do it- thats what JFK did in 1960s with moon race - ironically there are reports the 1960s world over that even the most isolated of peoples were chatting up the hope that soon no mission would be impossible- see eg rookie doctor larry brilliant- his first job was to accompany the pop stars wavy gravy- after a hard yeas tour their relaxation took them to remote afghan hills and their favorite consciousness guru - at that time americas moon race was multiplying hope everywhere


coming soon more frameworks-

5e's of microfranchising - effective efficient expandable electrifiable e

silicon valleys 5 computing g's

the 5 valuE multiplies of local to worldwide markeTing

the 5 markets UNITS needed to end middle income traps



Sunday, August 30, 2020

was bengal greatest world trade area until 1900?

some naive questions world history seems to erase details that deep data now needed to be openly grounded on

1 until early 1900 was bengal the most important world trade area in asia at least for the sterling economy at that time the de facto world currency and trade rules- i assume it may have been looking at the map and recognising kolkata was the capital of the whole of british india until 1912?


2 was the reason why britain changed capitals to delhi a defensive one for administering the region not a logical one for maximising positive trades locally to globally

3 was there ever a time when trade with china passed through this region - we know that from the birth of bangladesh the miracle of a billion villagers rising emerged around a coalition between fazle abed and friends in chinese regions facing similar health and starvation and historical inequality of women- in particular this was a revolution in bottom up health services including oral rehydration, and massive immunisation and america's best epidemiologists including james grant and larry brilliant were involved- later when jim kim befriended soros he was surprised to find that bangladesh had solutions eg to tuberculosis that he paul farmer and boson global health movements needed- and soon he found these also extended to first 1000 day nutrition movements too- without this asian ending poverty aka women empowerment never could have scaled -and it is still unclear to me if most of india has operationalised these deep local health service networks

3a when larry brilliant first appointed to google.org he said he had added climate resolution to his overall goals on health and end poverty particularly because bangladesh region with all its low lying deltas would be the earliest loser of ocean warming - is this the case and eg does this also meal kolkata will get flooded out too

3b it seems that between 1900 and 1948 the people who lived in the region we now call bangladesh lost every advantage both their region and their hard work deserved- is this a fair comment or do geographic neighbors see this differently- i understand faiths complicate all this but isnt it time natures rules united peoples and places- is it constitutionally impossible for the un to stand up for this dynamic of livesmatter

4 i keep on hearing about tagore as a cultural hero- did his reach unite peoples or did it segment them

5 because of my family's relationships with gandhi i have tried to understand how the maps of the west coast of india evolved over time but i feel really clueless about india's east coast- in particular was kamala harris' mother region significant in how world history from 1850-1945 onwards evolved- if she had a briefing on her desk from november of what she should know at least to maximise geocultural intelligence of usa and her motherland what would it say

5a ironically the other half of harris' black" lineage is with her father's jamaican origin- in spite of his post as an elderly emeritus professor at stanford she seems to have been estranged from him and so one cannot assume she has and deep knowledge of carribean lives matter either-any comments -give the chaos in usa this winter of peak virus, peak hatred of democrats-republicans, deep data briefings on ethnicities need to bet to the offices of biden and harris in ways that i dont yet see anyone supplying transparently- of course if a university existed where every peoples positive stories were told one might innocently have though un/unicef/unesco/unwomen/unrefugee partnerships could have made that happen by now





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Monday, August 10, 2020

nowhere tells the story of the seamstress in era of covid quite like hubei village

of course if iots this hard to earn a living in china's garment industry what do you think it would be like in bangla's

Monday, June 1, 2020


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