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





-related readings from this week's newsletters:
IEA Head of Education Dr Stephen Davies recently wrote a briefing paper urging us to resist calls to bail out the sector. Doing so, he said, would simply enable universities to continue as before. Read his briefing paper on reshaping the UK’s Higher Education for the post-pandemic world here.


This sixth episode in our “Speaking of Gandhi” podcast series features stories from Gandhi and Tagore and the inspiration of their writing and actions from the rivers of India and the oceans of the world. Srimati Karuna offers reflections with readings of Tagore from Dr. Sudeshna Basu.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

upcoming women entreprenur summit hosted by bangladesh

 nov 19-21

 LINEUP WORTHY OF YOUR PRECIOUS TIME

Visionary Speakers

H.E. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

H.E. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

President of Mauritius (2015-2018)
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    Hosne Ara Begum ndc

    Hosne Ara Begum ndc

    Managing Director (Secretary), Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA)
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      Padmaja Ruparel

      Padmaja Ruparel

      Co-founder and President, Indian Angel Network
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        Feryal Abdullah Nass

        Feryal Abdullah Nass

        Founder and Chairwoman, Bahrain Entrepreneurship Organization
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          Monwara Hakim Ali

          Monwara Hakim Ali

          President, Chittagong Woman Chamber of Commerce & Industry
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            Danela Arsovska

            Danela Arsovska

            President, Macedonian Chambers of Commerce
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              Roberta Rudokienė

              Roberta Rudokienė

              Head of Startup, Startup Lithuania
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                Dr. Susan Amat

                Dr. Susan Amat

                Executive Director, GEN Accelerates; Vice President of Education, GEN
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                  Efka Heder

                  Efka Heder

                  Team Leader, EU and ADA funded project ALLED2 Kosovo
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                     Kathryn Rose

                    Kathryn Rose

                    Founder and CEO, wiseHer
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                       Cristina A. Fernandez

                      Cristina A. Fernandez

                      Vice President for Policy & Research, Global Entrepreneurship Network
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                        Dr. Maja Zelihic

                        Dr. Maja Zelihic

                        Fulbright Specialist, Dept Chair FSBT( Forbes School of Business and Technology), NAFSA Global Partner
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                          Betsy Shaver

                          Betsy Shaver

                          Vice President, MindCette, LLC
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                            Senela Jayasuriya

                            Senela Jayasuriya

                            Founder & CEO, Women Empowered Global
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                              Cecilia Wessinger

                              Cecilia Wessinger

                              Founder, Mass Collaboration
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                                Jelena Plavanski

                                Jelena Plavanski

                                President, Business Angels Association of Serbia
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                                  Maryam Najafi

                                  Maryam Najafi

                                  Business Development Advisor, Iran Fintech Center
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                                    Larisa B. Miller

                                    Larisa B. Miller

                                    Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Global LLC
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                                      Dr Haidi Badawi

                                      Dr Haidi Badawi

                                      Founder of Future STEAMpreneur
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                                        Buke Cuhadar

                                        Buke Cuhadar

                                        Vice President, Global Entrepreneurship Network
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                                          Dr. Marcia Brandon

                                          Dr. Marcia Brandon

                                          Managing Director and CEO, Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Livelihoods
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                                            Srijita Dia Ghosh

                                            Srijita Dia Ghosh

                                            Entrepreneurship Specialist, Ada Jobs Foundation
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                                              Ms. Sebahat Işık

                                              Ms. Sebahat Işık

                                              Founder and Managing Director, YSM Consultancy W.L.L
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                                                Naureen Hyat

                                                Naureen Hyat

                                                Co-founder, Tez Financial Services
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                                                  Chinwe Okoli

                                                  Chinwe Okoli

                                                  Founder and Executive Director, Grand Africa Initiative
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                                                    Shaillee J. Chopra

                                                    Shaillee J. Chopra

                                                    Chief Digital Innovation Officer, Lumina Health Partners
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                                                      Colleen Wong

                                                      Colleen Wong

                                                      Director, Global Entrepreneurship Network
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                                                        Adina Tarry

                                                        Adina Tarry

                                                        ADINA TARRY® Strategic Management and O/D Consulting
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                                                          Ayumi Moore Aoki

                                                          Ayumi Moore Aoki

                                                          Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Women in Tech
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                                                            Ana Maria Torres

                                                            Ana Maria Torres

                                                            Director, Entrepreneurship World Cup, GEN
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                                                              Karen Contet

                                                              Karen Contet

                                                              Co-Founder & CEO AngelHub, Chief Hustler WHub
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                                                                Patricia Russ

                                                                Patricia Russ

                                                                Senior Manager, Ecosystem Strategy, Startup Genome
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                                                                  Dr. Hazel Herrington

                                                                  Dr. Hazel Herrington

                                                                  Founder, Destiny Arise & GGA Ambassador for Australia
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                                                                    Liva Echwald-Tijsen

                                                                    Liva Echwald-Tijsen

                                                                    Founder and Head of the board, Female Founders of The Future
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                                                                      Andrea Sesum

                                                                      Andrea Sesum

                                                                      Founder, Ontario College of Business & Technology
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                                                                        Aneida Bajraktari

                                                                        Aneida Bajraktari

                                                                        Co-Founder/Partner, Balkans Capital - Financial Services
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                                                                          Dr. Hina Shah

                                                                          Dr. Hina Shah

                                                                          Director, International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (ICECD)
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                                                                            Samar Alshorafa

                                                                            Samar Alshorafa

                                                                            Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, She is Arab
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                                                                              Julie Murat

                                                                              Julie Murat

                                                                              Chief Operating Officer (COO), Bridge for Billions
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                                                                                Aleya Rafique Ikbal

                                                                                Aleya Rafique Ikbal

                                                                                Head of IT and Business Transformation, IPDC Finance
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                                                                                  Surayya Siddiqua

                                                                                  Surayya Siddiqua

                                                                                  Head of Marketing, Grameen Danone Foods Limited
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                                                                                    Diana Carolina Rojas Torres, Ph.D

                                                                                    Diana Carolina Rojas Torres, Ph.D

                                                                                    Head, Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Universidad de La Sabana
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                                                                                      Dr. Tina Alton

                                                                                      Dr. Tina Alton

                                                                                      President and Founder, Nation of Women, London
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                                                                                        Wan Fara Ayu, W Ahmed

                                                                                        Wan Fara Ayu, W Ahmed

                                                                                        Co-founder & CIO, Kanzun Ventures Management Sdn Bhd
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                                                                                          Dr. Lafifa Jamal

                                                                                          Dr. Lafifa Jamal

                                                                                          Professor, Dept. of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering, DU
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                                                                                            Yasemin Cilt

                                                                                            Yasemin Cilt

                                                                                            Community Manager of APAC & Middle East at Startup Grind
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                                                                                              Ekatherine Vaynberg

                                                                                              Ekatherine Vaynberg

                                                                                              Head of Research, Growth & Disrupt, Sber
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                                                                                                Katarina Jagić

                                                                                                Katarina Jagić

                                                                                                Mentor Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship
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                                                                                                  Sâadia Lakehal

                                                                                                  Sâadia Lakehal

                                                                                                  Founder and CEO, Emperia Industries Connect Inc.
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                                                                                                    Areej Hamada

                                                                                                    Areej Hamada

                                                                                                    Corporate Lawyer, Arbitrator & Founder, Legal challenges group
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                                                                                                      Maliha Quadir

                                                                                                      Maliha Quadir

                                                                                                      Founding Managing Director, Shohoz
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                                                                                                        Lina Hamdan

                                                                                                        Lina Hamdan

                                                                                                        Founder and CEO, Enablinc Consulting
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                                                                                                          Mantasha Ahmed

                                                                                                          Mantasha Ahmed

                                                                                                          President, Bangladesh-India Business Council of WICCI
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                                                                                                            Michelle Chivunga N

                                                                                                            Michelle Chivunga N

                                                                                                            Founder/ CEO -Global Policy House, United Kingdom
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                                                                                                              Haifa Addas

                                                                                                              Haifa Addas

                                                                                                              Founder and Chief Executive Officer, INSTAGLAM.CO
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                                                                                                                Farzana Khan

                                                                                                                Farzana Khan

                                                                                                                General Manager, SME Foundation
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                                                                                                                  Armin Zaman Khan

                                                                                                                  Armin Zaman Khan

                                                                                                                  Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Romoni
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                                                                                                                    Hazel Wei

                                                                                                                    Hazel Wei

                                                                                                                    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Joni.Ai
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                                                                                                                      Dr. Ruby Bakshi Khurdi

                                                                                                                      Dr. Ruby Bakshi Khurdi

                                                                                                                      Founder and CEO, RAY Academy Swiss
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                                                                                                                        Ayesha Saeed

                                                                                                                        Ayesha Saeed

                                                                                                                        Head of Talent Management, Banglalink
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