|70s how to scale rural health service from nothing||how to design lowest cost market-valued skills tarining for wordl's poorest vilage mothers:|
nb villages hade no electricity; bangladesh (drawing colonisation's withwar of liberation needed to liberate itself from (west) pakistan after indepennce of india from british empire partitioned the pakistans was basket case government with no finances couldnt even deliver services to cities; villagers chained to generations of iliteracy and just about lowest loife expectancies in world of 1970s
when sir fazle started brac male chauvinism dictated morthrs should bear 9 children with hope that 2 boys would survive8
|how do you deign primary schooll for girls and boys of poorest vilage mothers so that mo0st kids graduate so near top of national rankings that they eran secondary scholarships||hopw do you publish bottom-up action earning research so that every funding or business partners learns openly from past and future||post digiotal- how do you scale the laregst cashless bank in the developing world||how do you help woprldwide education systems leapfrom 2016-2030 to sustain smartest #learninggeneration capable of innovating solutions to every local sustainbility crisis||how do you develop a sin-bangladesh co-prosperity zone gravitating all the graeest coders in the world to help solve the most extreme poverty and sustainbility crises - noting that half of the world's people live on 10% of land around sustainability gioals sister supercities of beijing and dhaka -with livelihoods of over quarterbilliongirls at stake in china and bangladesh|
The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73)will open on 18 September 2018. The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 25 September 2018.
probably the happiest news of the year of 2017 was announcement that WISE's qatar hubbed alumni networks of sir fazle abed and other world class connectors of changing education have been invited by UN head Antonio Guterres to bring action learning network summit to the UN general assembly spet 2018-
President of Ghana
we have started a co-blog www.43weeks.com to assemble good news of who is bringing what and how worldwide studnet unions can actively celebrate mother of all girls economics mapping synchronised with china belt road compass of which the most urgent for many of us is the china india bangladesh myanmat asean corridor - all help welcome email@example.com washington dc norman macrae family foundation
prvviously EconomistUniversity.com reports best news for youth-education in 2016 sept 2017 birth of education commission & greatest #learningeneration===
if the world of education isnt transformed beyond the over-examined classroom - half of all youth will be unemployable
Scotland's most loyal people-centric economist , Gordon Brown, has now assembled 30 national leaders and counting invite families and youth to change the world of education and media - why change if we keep old education half of all youth will be underemployed- lets unite the greatest #learninggeneration - thanks to these leaders
justin van fleet
Commission - most exciting report on education to be issued UN NY 18 Sept
Coursera - Education
Co-covenors : Norway’s PM Erna Solberg, Chile’s Michelle Bachelet Indonesia’s Joko Widodo, Malawi’s Peter Mutharika, UNESCO Irina Bokova acceptance by Ban Ki-Moon
Commissioners Gordon Brown (chair, scotland); Jim Kim, Jack Ma (China), Gracia Machel (S Africa), Amartya Sen,
Ananat Agarwal, Jose Manuel Barroso, Felipe Calderon (Mexico), Kristin Clemet (Norway), Aliko Dangote (Nigeria), Julia Gilard, Bael Raza Jamil (Pakistan), Amel Karboul (Tunisia), Jakaya Kikwete (tanzania), Yuriko Koike (Japan), Anthony Lake (UNICEF), Ju-Ho Lee (South Korea), Strive Masiyowa Zimbabwe telecom billionnaire, Teopisyta Biriungi Mayanja (S Korea), Shakira Mebarak Superstar singer from Colombia, Patricio Meller (Chile), Ngozi Oko0nzo-Iweala (Nigeria), Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi (United Arab Emirates), Kailash Satyarthi (india), Theo Sowa (African Women Development), Lawrence Summers, Helle Thorning Schmidt (SAve The Children International)
JIM KIM on BRAC -80th happy birthday sir fazle from Jim KIm (video) ...I first met sir fazle abed more than a decade ago...Of course I heard about his work im years – in every area of development brac has been such an innovator such a leader such scale that we knew about his achievement but I have to say everything changed me when I met him, to this day sir fazle abed is in my mind of the greatest role models of servant leaders I have ever witnessed- the scale of what he has done but the utter humility is a lesson for everyone of us working I development – for sir fazle abed everything has always been about making sure women are in power, that children have education, making sure that tuberculosis patients actually get better – we have so much to learn from brac but even more as individuals every single one of us from sir fazle abed
JIM KIM on JACK MA
Jim Kim Celebration of Jack Ma Appointment at UN special adviser on youth entrepreneurship
I kept asking about how he came with these ideas and what his motivation was—I was so impressed – I came back to the world bank and I asked my whole team a very simple question- have we taken into account the ali baba factor in how we think about everything we do because if ali baba is the way to develop the world then we might not be doing the right things at at allmore at www.chinathanks.com and
Sir Fazle is one of the few world leaders who does not use globalisation's publicists. This means the prizes awarded to him reflect deep active thanks than by grounded professionals who serve the poorest with the POP value exchange model representing the best that microeconomics can get in sustaining intergenerational future goals such as Sustainability's 17.See how BRAC provides benchmark solutions to Sustainability Goals. The Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership, 1980 The Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Award, 1990 The Maurice Pate Award by UNICEF, 1992 The Olof Palme Prize, 2001 The Social Entrepreneurship Award by the Schwab Foundation, 2002 The International Activist Award by the Gleitsman Foundation, 2003 The UNDP Mahbub ul Haq Award, 2004 The Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership, 2007 The inaugural Clinton Global Citizen Award, 2007 Palli Karma Shahayak Foundation (PKSF) Lifetime Achievement in Social Development and Poverty Alleviation, 2007 The David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award, 2008 Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG), 2010 The WISE Prize for Education, 2011 Open Society Prize, 2013 Leo Tolstoy International Gold Medal by The Russian Children Foundation (RDF), 2014 World Food Prize, 2015 .
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Search how BRAC's essence - growing the lifelong opportunities of girls starting with the poorest famiilies in the world - has made it a benchmark in any market or society diversely serious about valuing youth, as well as any partnership of Youth In Development-or look at some of BRAC's investment partners in intergerational joy.
Discuss what youth's brainstorming session for Sir Fazle Abed's 80th birthday of wishes could include
1 who he wants to co-speak where at next in poverty world series of tedx (eg kim farmer, some wizard open tech people and other choices of george soros) -whether this can coincide with glasgow uni awarding their most valuable alumni since adam smith- award to be led by chancellor muscatelli, seconded by gordon brown un envoy for education -first agreed 18 month ago after wporld bank tedx
2 who he chooses as his first 10 partners calling for micrtoeducation summit -how is this related to the 2 elearning nation platform races - bangladesh and india -discussed continnously since norman macrea remebrance party chief guest sir fazle abed, host japan ambassador to dhaka
3 why brac needs a youth correspondence office in biejing before november 5 -this is when WISE foirst comes to beijong- WISE was launched around Sir Fazle Abed as its inaugural education laureate
4 why his head of brac africa needs to connect with yuxuan on liberia [pan africa youth summit - (in extending brac to africa a major national partrner and first youth action network is chosen - George Soros nominated Liberia . Soros has since celebrated Sir Fazle as the greatest open society laureate
5 nations including bangladesh and india are suddenly announcing elearning nation platforms; in bangladesh BRAC was first into elearning content co=creation in 2007? ' UN envoy to educagtion chief of staff is searching who's going to be first to leapfrog education (eg the way alibaba's design in china leapfrog's supply chains so that SMEs maximise value - opposite to Wall Mart patterns ruling USA hinterland)
6 taking womens ceo girls breaking through glass ceiling network to every bottom-up and top-down partner we can trust
7 mapping which hubs ,science colleges and supercoders need to be linkedin around fair fazle abed family and where this already connects dubai, mit and leapfrog coding models -to start to include ip companies in china and outside china that want to world trade in ways their IP is fair for all- ultimately costs of the total value chain need transparency - you all know the story of tetrapak one of the most disgraceful ip stories of the 20th c
8 given that sir fazle has every elelent of comumnity banking value chain for the poor (Ultra Poor, BRAM Microcredit PLus, BRAC Bank. Bkash) except a wall steet sustainability investment bank, how do we help him find the right partner for that 9,10 to comr
Review latest brief on BRAC written april 2016 to celebrate founder Sir Fazle Abed's 80th biurtday HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY – Sor Fazle Abed, BRAC, Bangladesh 45 Years of Building the Most Valuable Network on Sustainability Youth’s Planet
1 RESILIENCE NOT JUST RELIEF –INNOVATION’s CORE OF BOTTOM-UP DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS The seeds of BRAC were planted in the efforts of Sir Fazle and friends to assist families affected by the Brola cyclone in 1970. BRAC was then officially established after independence, supporting refugees to rebuild their lives. At a critical early juncture , we abandoned our focus on relief and adopted a longer-term objective of development, opting to work side by side with community members for decades to come.
We do not ignore emergencies and their impact on people living in poverty. We build community preparedness and grassroots platforms that activate in natural disasters to minimize damage and to channel relief. Our goal is to help households bounce back better.
Better often means changes such as stronger infrastructure or new livelihoods for families that depend on agriculture, for example, and are therefore increasingly vulnerable to climate change.
As Bangladesh urbanizes, we have expanded our focus to include manmade disasters like fires and building collapses, most recently Rana Plaza in 2013.
Massive natural disasters internationally have triggered us to expand into new countries like Haiti and Nepal to support national recovery the way we did in Bangladesh so many years ago
2 Healthy Lives and healthy futures Doctors and hospitals were scarce in Bangladesh’s early days. We created an army of community-based entrepreneurs to bring medicine to every doorstep. Over time, the army became all female, challenging social norms and enabling women to access important products and information
We challenged the global health community by putting the life saving treatment for diarrheal disease in the “unqualified” hands of mothers, and generated evidence that they could use it effectively. We created a community-based tuberculosis control model, expanding over time to become the government’s largest partner in combating the disease. The growing numbers of people living in poverty in urban areas face serios health risks, including maternal and infant mortality. Our network of healthcare entrepreneurs continues to ensure that women can access care safely, quickly, and with dignity.
Recent breakthroughs in cognitive science have shown that focusing on early childhood development has transformative effects over a lifetime. Pilot programmes are putting this research into action at the grassroots level
The primary challenge of healthcare now is less about access and more about quality. We are building financial tools to continuously ensure more people can access services that meet their evolving health needs.
3 EDUCATION FROM LITERACY TO LEADERSHIP We started by teaching basic literacy to adults, then realised we needed to start from the start. We changed lour nor-formal primary schools as “second chances’ for people living in poverty especially girls. Our pedagogy focused on joyful learning, incorporating the best practices from around the world.
As students graduated from our schools. We felt a need for creative ways to continue learning beyond the classroom. Libraries offered reading materials, and adolescent clubs created safe spaces and opportunities to teach life skills.
Our focus moved towards quality, with universal access towards education in sight, through strategies such as teacher training and increased use of technology. We proactively recruited students with special needs and expanded our curriculum into multiple ethnic languages to ensure that our schools were successful to all children.
Our ultiimate goal is to build a nation, and for that we need leaders. That is where our focus is now – creating opportunities for youth to take responsibilities in programmes, as mentors, and as teachers themselves. Our university creates even more opportunities to contribute on a global scale.
4 Financial Inclusion We started by bringing people living in poverty together. We quickly learnt that what they needed most urgently was access to economic opportunities and financial services.
We brought women together into village organizations to organize credit and savings arrangements, and then used these meetings as a platform by delivering a wider range of services.
Over time, we expanded our reach to unserved populations, such as the “missing middle” (enterprises that were too large for the loans offered by microfinance but excluded from commercial banks) and a comprehensive grants based programme for people living with poverty, who could not benefit from microfinance.
We are now building a broader set of financial products, including insurance and pensions, and leveraging the growing ownership of mobile phones to use digital channels for financial services.
5 Market Solutions for the Poor A fundamental driver is a lack of power – at the individual, household and community level alike... Power dynamics need to change in order for people living in poverty to realize their potential , and they only change when people do it themselves.
We promoted consciousness raising and empowerment from our earliest interactions with communities, inspired by teachings on social movements. We underestimated the complexity of power dynamics though and learned the hard way that we needed to create new organisations, where women could come together in solidarity. These community action groups became important social platforms; for example, supporting health workers who faced harassment for their services.
We widened our work over time to help people living in poverty to participate in formal government structures and leverage public services. We also increased our engagement with public official and village leaders to build wider support for women’s empowerment. These discussions have risen to the national level, where we advocate policies that support gender equality and human rights. Internally we have worked to build a female-friendly work environment and actively strive to recruit women.
Gender equality remains one of the greatest unfinished works of our generation, and an area in which we have to continue changing power dynamics. We still see that child marriage is the norm, sexual violence is pervasive, and women are under-represented in the workforce.
6 Changing Power Dynamics As we began to provide financial services to people living in poverty, we noticed that many rural communities did not have access to markets
We started building value chains, connecting thousands of farmers and artisans to national markets. We focused on silk, poultry, clothing and retail, in many cases the viability of new sectors in Bangladesh. The successful scaling up of one value chain often spawned new livelihood opportunities, from poultry vaccinations to artificial insemination for dairy cows.
Entrepreneurship is also a long standing part of our development approach. Over time we have built a national cadre of local change agents, usually women, who receive training and support from us, but are paid for their services by their neighbours. These grassroots entrepreneurs distribute a wide variety of products and services, from sanitary napkins to high quality seeds.
As local and global labor markets offer new opportunities. We are supporting migrants to seek and finance work abroad safely, and equip youth with in-demand skills
7 BRAC INTERNATIONAL By 2002 we had over 30 years experience of piloting and perfecting programs, and scaling them to reach millions. The time had come to bring what we had learnt in Bangladesh to the rest of the world.
Relief and rehabilitation were immediate needs after war and natural disasters plunged millions into poverty in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. We focused on peace and building stability through jobs, education and financial inclusion, continuing to put girls and women at the centre of opportunities.
We expanded into Africa four years later, starting development programs in Tanzania and Uganda. We continued to pilot, perfect and scale rapidly never losing focus on contextualising every opportunity created
Opening now in 12 countries gives us a rich knowledge base to further our work in Bangladesh, while providing us with a global network in which to pilot new solutions for the world’s problems. In 2016, we create opportunities for one in every 50 people in the world.
ValuingYouth-further refs GlobalYouth50000.com and Amychina.net eg bloggers at world bank who value youth 1 2
INTRO Youth (roughly half the world under 30) is the last of 3 generations that will win or lose sustainability. UN has 17 Sustainability Goals 1 End poverty...2 Zero hunger...3 Good health & wellbeing...4 Quality education... 5 Gender equality...6 Clean water and sanitation 7 Affordable land and clean energy...8 Decent work and economic growth...9 Industry innovation and infrastructure...10 Reduced inequalities...11 Sustainable cities and communities...12 Responsible consumption and production 13 Climate action...14 Life below water...15 Life on land...16 Peace and justice- strong institutions...17...partnerships for the goals
YOUTH PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (and Goal 17) also known at world bank as Youth in Development UN and other institutes talk about Public Private Partnerships-GlobalYouth50000.com including associates GYcommunity.com take the view that if these are not triangularised by youth's livelihoods actions and solutions leveraging 4000 fold increase in Larning Communications Technolgues then we are not compounding a worldwide system design capable of achieving goals by #2030 . Moreover irreveribile consequences will likely mean youth will witness suatainblity being expeoentaly lost around the planet
20 years ago Bangladesh became the first pverty develoment lab for testing mobile solutuons. Pretty miuch any valuable development solution today has a post-digital compoent but often integrated around a bottom-up structure whose patterning emerged from pre-digital period. In our sustainability goal solution catalogue that folows, we start with brac as benchmark solutions to know about. BRAC has integrated pre and post- digoital structirews with an amazing list of partners making it the number 1 NGO, WISE's favorite education newtork and much more.
Sustainabilty Goal #1 end poverty favorite goal 1 invitation comes jim kims training on social movements to end poverty which is your favorite s-goal training? Solutions to action learn from BRAC as world’s number 1 partner in the race to end poverty and progress the 17 sustainability goals
end poverty -GOal 1
What? – the most basic goal is to end broken systems around the world such that babies may be born into a place have next to zero chance of life and livelihood.Q4 of the 20th C began with the such a probability being one in four. BRAC began bottom-up in places devastated by a cyclone and war of independence with generations of illiteracy and rural ie with no electricity, no running water, no telecommunications, and little access to transport systems other than a rickshaw and muddy pathways.
How? Replicating low cost action learning solutions growing community’s self-sufficiency Most efficient and effective model – Preferential Option Poor. Professional lives and learns with the poorest, also diagnosing broken systems bring in other relevant professionals to help end these; preferentially applying advances in technology to ending poverty; promoting faith/hope in the community that inter-generational progress is being made.
BRAC has applied networking models currently geared to being 90% self-sustainable. Founder Sir Fazle Abed says needing to find 10% new funds each year corresponds to wanting to continue to be the most innovative agent in the world of human development.
MAIN GOAL 1 LESSON –OPEN SOCIETY NETWORK (SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS) Over its first 45 years, BRAC has led practice cases of all of these models of being self-sustaining
-charity with positive cash flow -business with a higher purpose -redesigning a value chain to lead it, empower smallest/poorest to earn a good livelihood, make an overall profit from such market leadership invested back into BRAC -being a governments outsourced social solution -designing digital apps to go beyond missing infrastructure or beyond zero-sum trade (eg networking actionable learning can multiply value in use unlike the zero-sum scarcity models of consuming up things) -open learning both as comprising a network of over 100000 bottom-up educators and publishing failures along the way of designing microfranchises that were tested to be effective and efficient before being exploded across the whole of the rural nation. From 2002 BRAC has selectively expanded its international presence – typically choosing one primary funder per nation and clarifying what first system intervention the funder wants and how this matches both BRAC’s solution book and cultural permission to network in the country concerned
Overall, these models have empowered the world’s poorest women to develop a new nation (Bangladesh born 1971, brac constituted 1972) –one of the ten most populous on earth from zero resources. In other words, BRAC can be valued as world’s number 1 partner in the Keynsian goal if economics- top design systems that end poverty and sustainably progress livelihoods of next generation
If markets of education and development were truly free in Adam Smith sense BRAC would be valued as world’s number 1 brand partner in leading and uniting the human race.
To learn with BRAC is to action replicable cases- we will see these linkin ending poverty across the whole 17 goal compass of celebrating exponential progress towards sustainability of humanity and planet.
end hunger - Goal 2
This goal is comprised of at least 4 overlapping challenges:
sufficient food to feed the world – here the miracle or rice crop sciences (spread from Japan, China to bangladesh; BRAC staff include 2 world class rice crop scientists. China’s 30 million deaths by starvation in 1962 caused the peoples to change the system
food security- ie enough local fresh food available remembering that much food is perishable within a few days
nutritional access especially first 1000 days of brain and bodily development[ rice is deficient in vitamins hence brac intervened in empowering local development of the vegetable sector -particularly carrots; it can be argued that brac’s soul revolves round peer to peer action learning with healthy solutions being the deepest of foci
Climate (where it makes a place unlivable in) and other exponentials environmental consequences of a carbon polluted world
BRAC has redesigned many agricultural value chains so that the poorest rurals producers have a market, and can afford their family too!.
Rice needs to be complemented by veggies (improved % of live seeds)
Its a leader of poultry (5 microfranchsie description total chain of superchicken)
and milks value chain purposes in Bangladesh-timing critical- powdered milk when eg surfeit gone
BRAC also networks barefoot lawyer concerned with land rights food security- ie enough local fresh food available remembering that much food is perishable within a few days
nutritional access especially first 1000 days of brain and bodily development[ rice is deficient in vitamins hence brac intervened in empowering local development of the vegetable sector -particularly carrots; it can be ; it can be argued that brac’s soul revolves round peer to peer action learning with healthy solutions being the deepest of foci
healthy, lives - Goal 3
the whole truth about health looks very different to bottom-up grassroots networks than top=down masters of administration. Search out how different real economic segments can be: infant care needed to save quarter of lives in developing countries can be mostly about maternal knowhow (eg oral rehydration and nutrition) and not expensive medicine; of course there are basic vaccinations and fever reducing pils that need local distribution (cf food security) most maternal care is very economic provided you take advantage of this population being trackable from onset of pregnancy get infant and maternal care right in a place where generations have previously suffered from literacy, no electricity and no telecommunications and you change the role of women –brac has helped reduce number of children born to rural women by three-fold because increasing the life expectancy of both mothers and children has a positive feedback loop
adolescent healthcare which actually starts at 7 has been misconceived in ways that have hugely costly consequences on society and youth’s hope and sense of self- again there is so much that education and community support can sustain (brac’s international clubs for poor teenage girls have intuitively tapped into missing health service of adolescents- 2016 has seen the lancet breakthrough on the value of adolescent health programs and this age’s critical consequences on how the brain develops
the most economic last mile staff in fighting infectious diseases are often those who have had and survived the disease- brac has helped lead this in its programs combating tuberculosis
brac by being the world’s first partner in such low cost solution franchises not only built a rural healthcare system out of nothing but is the number 1 benchmark in community working health that any developing country’s youth can value
Quality Education - Goal 4
preview by Gordon Brown UN envoy education: Gordon Brown wishes Sir Fazle on his 80th birthday "I want to send birthday greetings to someone who has probably done more than anyone I know to take millions of children and people out of poverty." Gordon Brown (former UK Prime Minister) ...someone who is responsible for halving the rate of infant mortality in Bangladesh
someone who is revered in almost all the parts of the world i visit where there is trouble, displacement and refugees because of the schools that he has managed to deliver which makes the lives of children better there
– BRAC is famous for scaling education systems – especially those that value girls’ futures as history’s greatest under-utilised human resource both economically and socially. It is the largest secular and private education system in the world, reaching seven countries. Inside Bangladesh its particularly famous for its informal primary school system; internationally it has scaled adolescent girls clubs focused both on learning a skill for a living and peer to peer support on health and empowerment issues.
In fact, BRAC’s servant leadership and action learning culture was inspired from the start by the 1968 publication of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed (education’s main text in the Preferential Option Poor ) genre –currently celebreated by such diverse commenttors on the human condition as Jim Kim, Paul Farmer and Pope Francis .
To some extent BRAC’s 100000+ staff are all educators. In celebrating the Back from the Future of 21st C Yoyth’s Open Learning economy, BRAC s grassroots and femininely graceful service networks multiply value way beyond zero-sum . This is because unlike businesses designed around consuming up things, sustainability and actionable knowhow multiplies value in use.
Notably the first time the world noted BRAC’s capability to scale across rural Bangladesh was the oral rehydration program. By training village mothers to know how to administer boiled water, sugar and salt to end infant diarrhea, BRAC saved one in four infants from death; empowered women to be valued by the historically male culture; reduced the average family size a mother was expected to bear from around ten in 1972 to four and now to … increased the health if village mothers so that they had time to income generate. Many of brac’s microfinance loans can be analysed through community-deep impact metrics: to be the lowest cost student loans for village mothers to train up for an income generating living. This involved operating a microfranchise which brac has designed so that rural value chains are transparently and joyfully supplied by the poorest. Take BRAC’s leadership of the whole poultry value chain in Bangladesh. There are 5 microfranchises only one of which is owing a flock of village hens for egg production. There is breeding a special kind of hen that’s prolific in egg laying; vet services for these hard working hen’s retailing eggs beyond the village; growing animal feed on land that could not support human crop. That’s over a quarter of a million jobs; all with good earning potential for hard working village mother.
Note because BRAC takes in responsibility for leading the value chain, village mother microentrepreneurs are extremely hard working and focused operators of a community sustaining franchise but do not need to be risk takers in the sense that 3rd grade social studies in USA requires children to associate with the definition of entrepreneurship. (see footnote on the who and the why of the word entrepreneur being cloined around 1800 by JB Say- the French alumn of Adam Smith)
Leading a whole market sector profitably (eg poultry, dairy, crafts …) also enables brac to invest in parts of the education system which cannot be self-financing. One example is secondary education scholarships directed towards those girls BRAC has talent spotted as leaders of the future from their dedication at primary. In this way daughters of illiterate village mothers are transformed into society’s health and other professionals. Now that has second or third genereation alumni, the opportunity to contribute to Bangaldesh’s future leaders is integral to BRAC’s purpose as end poverty world’s leading brand archotectire. Note that the bangaldesh being 20 years into experimenting with mobile village partnerships, BRAC University (started 1999) is in the middle of national hackathons and linked in to coders who are leading elearning and e-everything
Some memorable conversation ,lines from interviews with Sir Fazle Abed- after discussing the emnergence of MOOC, Sir Fazle said sounds primoing but why isn’t C for Collaboration
In explaining why BRAC University: I was reading what types of organsiations had survived mant centoiruies and alost the only ones were universities.
On sharing educational innovation with government run schools, we see the university as an opportunity top run special courses for [public servants including some of the most greatest teachers of the future whichever schooling system in Bagladesh they are employed by.
On the need for sustainability goals annual sumits to be called microeducationsummit – yes education can invoite every type of development professionl to join in. We could celebrate the opposite of how microfinacesummit implied you had to be a wizard in finace to innovate the futures youth most needed to celebrate uniting the human race around
BRAC research has also brought a spirit of open learning to the aid and philanthropy sectotr which have often been reticent to accept that enetreprenejurship in dev elopement depends on being smart and open to trial and error as much as any other entrepreneurial pursuit.
FOOTNOTE BOTTOM-UP COLLABORATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEM DESIGN & ORIGIN OF E-WORD Actually if you go back to the French origin of entrepreneur around 1800 the core meaning of the e-word relates to connecting bottom-up social movements in a (hopefully more peaceful way than the guillotine) to advances the intergenerational human progress of a nation with more joy than 1% of kings owning 99% of productivity assets. The first few words of 1776 USA’s declaration of independence refer to the freedom and happiness of a place where everyone has an equitable chance (a right) to sustain families through plentiful local opportunities to income generate
ENVOI For those who simply love brac as the most exciting organisation to visit let alone to work for, a hugely joyful time was when WISE launched annual education laureate summit with Sir Fazle Abed as their inaugural education laureate. A special feature of WISE to commission a research rep[ort on the prize winner’s wish – in sir fazle’s case Learning for a Living. The UK innovation unit was one of the research teams commissioned to edit this topic into a wise conference report. We were particularly moved by one of the sub-reports framing of the BRAC case study
In its first 25 years BRAC (led by Sir Fazle) became arguably the most excitingand open benchmark of how to build banking and education and health amongst 50 million villagers starting with nothing ; then mobile preferential opition poor partnerships emerged as the greatest innovations - eg www.bkash.com www.worldclassbrands.tv
Who Do You Value Most in the World? Jim Kim's 2030now invitation to millennials
We second World Bank Jim Kim's proposal that until 2030 the 2 massive collaboration networks to value most are:
- The millions of village mothers (eg 15 million in Bangladesh) who showed how to network the race to end poverty
- 25-35 year old professionals where they are the most connected, educated and caring class our human race has ever joyfully parented