draft review for amazon of Driving Development
This book is written by 20+ of the senior managers whose lifetime endeavors helped to build BRAC to be the world's largest NGO partnership and one of the 3 most purposeful organisations of over 1000 worldwide brands that expert communications friends and I have researched. BRAC was in its 44th year of bottom-up development when this book was published.
Founded in 1972 by Fazle Abed, previously the CEO of Shell E. Pakistan, this book focuses on the grassroots stories of linking in every service villages need to build to be communally resilient as well as to empower girls livelihoods. Villages back in 1972 meant spaces with no electricity nor forms of communication other than person to person networking. Consequently BRAC is the world's leading model of beyond classroom livelihood education reaching up to 150 million alumni. To those used to classroom examination and top-down expert specialists, the idea that by starting bottom up a network could respond to every life shaping demand multiplying trust through sustainability-critical microfranchise solutions may seem alien. However if you want to build an economic model round serving the bottom billion women in the world -so that market value chains are designed around their enterprise, BRAC is the only pre-digital case of huge scale to be exponentially flourishing today
What this book does not tell you much about is how BRAC navigated digital partnerships as Bangladesh started to be the world's laboratory for girls end extreme poverty from 1996 when both village mobile and microsolar knowledge partners came to Bangladesh. After 15 visits to Bangladesh, I realise that an attempt to publish this second story in book form would be a fool.s errands. That's because it depends on which top 20 or so digital partners not only contribute to BRAC's deepest goals but map each other's boundaries so they each multiply more value and outreach in a collaborative ecosystem the like of which no western business school has got close to studying. It had become ever more likely that BRAC would need to join in forming a new eastern cluster of public service universities and big-data small technology wizards. That is if its digital acceleration is to be fully understood around all the trading crossroads that Bangladesh's position in Eurasia connects. Fortunately, latest indications are that 3 billion Chinese and South Asian people will be up to forming this new world of 3 billion jobs that millennials will need to co-create to be the sustainable generation, If you are female or value women holding up half the sky, lets pray for peace and climate common sense to flourish because those are external factors beyond anything that even the most courageous of Asian women can directly influence
The fact that driving does not attempt to map BRAC digital extension to banking, education, health service, energy for etc a bottom billion girls should not put you off buying this book. In fact I would argue that you have to understand the pre-digital core of BRAC - still by far its largest number of educational co-workers - before deciding what digital partner is needed next to win-win with everyone who already puts every element of their being in to BRAC's extraordinary mission and goodwill multiplication
Transparency note: when ,my father The Economist's Norman Macrae died in 2010 we were 5 years into visiting Bangladesh with young journalists to try to understand the extraordinary stories of Muhammad Yunus and Sir Fazle Abed. In 2012 the kindest remembrance parties to my father were convened by the Japan Embassy in Dhaka celebrating 2 roundtable dialogues -one mediated by Sir Fazle Abed founder of BRAC and the other mediated by Kamal Quadir Sir Fazle's founder of bkash which has emerged as end poverty world's largest cashless bank.
|Among many legacy problems inherited from British Empire across Asia; world war 2 had bankrupt Britain- so many colonies got independence with no transition. Arguably 50 hardest jobs ever pooped up: leading a new nation that had been a colony the day before; weirdly Bangladesh's short straw being assigned to pakistan to lead for 25 yeras 1947-1971 caused the innovation of aid 2.0 from 1971 - the nation's new gov barely had the revenues to organise 10% living in cities and national security : 90% rural peoples were left to networking Bangladesh Rural Advancement Cooperations-fortunatly they united around probably the most qualified and caring chartered accountant 20th C south asia would ever see; he would say it wasnt him but the wmen and those who chose to unite round gifts such as ortal rehydration - he knew where to search for community replicable solutions having been the regional ceo for royal dutch shell until half a million peopke around him were killed by a cyclone and as the work of immediate releif work turned to what next, shell sided with west pakistan army against independence movement- abed flew back to london to sell his putney flat (about 40000$), resign frok shell, and be ready to help with bottom up womens nations building - here are 5 intertgenerational solutions taking half a century to integrate - womens nation building of G1 funance G2 food security G3 health G4 ed G5 massive cooperation women emotional intel and resilience and a segway from centuries of no electricity to 21st C leapfrogging with mobile solar and SDG mapmaking cooperations uniting peoples futures|
|Purpose Questions from Friends20.com regarding.***Mass Collaborations to UN future summit 2023- are you tech wizard who can help us linkin New York & any other place where citizens demand sustainability for their children? rsvp email@example.com |
Educators needed to help with any of 30 collaborations making alumni of fazle abed the world's largest partnership in future of civil society and womens sustainability goals www.economistwomen.com
do you have any connections with the netherlands- this is where abed's ideas on how bangladesh can share solutions/rural adaptations world needs on climate, and many ways of leapfrog social-business models 1 2 with technology both to end poverty, empower women, maximise middle class, progress both urban and rural youth can find optimal global partners
if you are interested in future of technology - look at this OECD paper -any questions?
** university graduate collaborations are the way to scale futures we need - do you work on 1) ultra poor, 2 playschool 3 anything else brac university and barcelona global university are celebrating worldwide 2022
|povertyuni at facebook - fazle abed world record jobs---pro-youth educators ----.HOW DO YOU BUILD ONE DOLLAR HOMES?|
IN BANGLADESH 1972 FAZLE ABED COMMUNITIES BUILT 16000 HOMES AT COST OF around A DOLLAR EACH- HERE'S HOW AND HOW ONE MAGICAL ECONOMIC TRICK LED TO ANOTHER UNTIL AN ECONOMIC MODEL SUSTAINING BILLION POOREST WOMEN AND A UNIVERSITY COALITION SHARING THIS KNOWHOW GAVE 2021 YOUTH THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE THE FIRST SUSTAINABILITY GENERATION- how shell ceo applied business to society's greatest needs and socety's values to business' most excitingly human purposes
|...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
|At BRAC we never met banker for the poor- we met 100000+ educators for poor- see 80th birthday note to Abed: his co-workers thanks |
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 -Quiet Revolution (Marty Chen 1983); 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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
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