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topic 1 world's most trusted job creating educators and bankers
note on africa's blecher and Imunro- and women empowerment tech nailaC
dear I & N -urgent i believe that I introduce you- started up africa's greatest youth microcredit in 1999- her love of orphans made JB"s happy families her retirement project; JB united youth gangs oit just mothers circles; it was also the first electroniic operated-transactions microcredit; it also had a simple idea- show you can earn something and we will offer loan to double that; N's grassroots work more than anyone connected village ladies training with mobile phones; she also runs her own telecentre business for abused women; she finally left dhaks 2 years ago for family reasons; she is signing womens empowerment projects across africa; in kenya she knows the networks behind the technology of mpesa and nanocredit; in south africa I have introduced her to taddy blecher who is introducing youth entrepreneur curricula to 14 million school children a year -whence 1 million jobs will be created in next 5 years- a model any major african capital could twin with if it is prepared ti change its schools; if you read quadirs mit journal innovations vol 6 issue 4 - you will see that kenya's banking regulations that I helped shaped have inspired a network of 100+ national regulators to debate the future of cashless banking which is as much a regulatory issue as an open tech issue- this is where sir fazle and the quadirs experiment with bkash.com may yet determine where bangladesh's youth futures spin
Living in USA I wonder if American youth can sustainably help change the world before changing america (I also wonder if anyone else feels that they need to change something in their nation before youth can change the world) I do want to say my questions have nothing to do with the main political parties (in the us democrats versus republicans) -if anything they are to do with the conflict between pre-net generation peoples and net generation youth.
Anyhow in Obama's first speech on election early 2009 he clarified 4 failed systems that america had bankrupted its peoples (and was therefore asking youth to bailout) . This had compounded over many years of crisis of commons through short-term and old thinking. The four Obama cites in above video are banking, education, health, and energy. He has recently asked youth for help with education. Specifically he has promised that before he leaves there will be a value ranking of universities from youth's view point- the gap in terms of your career potential between the most valuable to youth and the least valuable to youth is mindblowing
While I would love to be used as a pobox email@example.com for student votes on most and least valuable universities from their viewpoint, I should say that I use the grounded theory approach in any interview I make. This is one of most innovative research processes proven over last 50 years. What you do:
1 start interviewing someone and take notes
2 read the note, highlight only those parts of answers that surprise you because they are not what most people say but which the respondent sounded very clear on
3 Re-interview but only on the highlighted topics ...
Here are some exception hypotheses that have emerged from grounded theory survey of students on value of universities
There is a gap between courses professors have historically taught and job creating curriculum of the future -how do new curricula blossom?
Our time as students is being misused- we are being over-examined on the past and not accredited enough for trying out entrepreneurial or collaborative job creating experiments especially in nearby communities most urgently would like solved. (For fans of DR Yunus, you know what changed his life was when he took his students out from classroom to stat searching for real solution in the villages to how to prevent million-death famines - a subject that around 1975 20th C macroeconomists had less than zero local data on -even though 25 years earlier schumacher had explained all sustainability crises start at local community levels - his so called multi million global village race to end poverty)
The measurements the university staff are trapped in are too short-term and too separated
With open education platform the role of professors need to change- we dont need thousands of universities each with a world class theoretical expert; the theory can be mooced - what we need is mentors who help us turn the their into livelihoods. job experiences
Of course the devil is in the details and the combined way these hypotheses make each other worse. (especially wherever students are not given enough space to debate them). My Eastern friends tell me leaders can't change until the people change
Can Students Change?
If this topic interests you - either how to collect hypotheses of whats not the future of universities on how to rank value of universities from student viewpoint - happy to hear from you at any time or comment below! Thanks Chris Macrae ER curriculum since 1972
Thanks for making the time to come and see xxx. He only represents about one tenth of what the social movement of youth summits of the Atlanta type can be about but because the main responsibility for the logistics of hosting/funding between 10000 and 20000 young people will fall on him and eg accomodations made for youth across the public universities of Georgia its useful to understand where he is coming from
I would say that of people who have been inspired by Y and worked with him much longer - Naila is the completely opposite connector than xxx (and indeed Y 3 other us meta-funding-agents Counts GF, Jorgenssen GA, Daley-Harris until recently MCsummit).
Naila's wholly opposite values and connections are why I would like to see if the three of us could meet at the World Bank plus any other youth team members who might be available
There are several steps that need mapping - of which the youth entrepreneur competition and the models it is judged by are only one. For example it is not the appropriate process for youth to start to get involved in understanding what the future of public service will need to be designed around if the curriculum of Pope Francis seconded by Jim Kim is to get an airing at youth summits. Some of the mediation processes used by the Ibrahim family (and others who made their fortune from mobile telecoms) -and Youth-animated ILABs - are nearer that, as are many of those that circles of First Ladies connect eg the future responsibility of the fashion sector as one market they can free for producers. This is an area Naila works on and which is of great interest to Ted Turner's daughter who is the main leadership host of Atlanta. Then the Luther King and Jimmy Carter families will be the main moral host for the hundreds of black university colleges linked in to - not just I have a dream spirit but such cultures as that Booker T Washington stood up for in founding Tuskegee- first as a girls school and then as massive rural university (and of course the deep non-violent revolution cultures that south africa has seen through Mandela and Gandhi)
Back on entrepreneur competitions. The most inclusive process in US I have been able to find started at MIT over 20 years ago where I have played a small part in judging last years competition. Over time there are 4 subnetworks- students, mentors, judges, investors (actually 5th which needs change world professors is new open curricula )- as well as need to connect through practice contexts. At MIT they joke that the segment of models that are most short-term they send over the road to Harvard's investor circles. Mathematically Yunus model is the exact opposite of the most short term extractive non-collaborative models designed around most powerful side in a value exchange taking from everyone else every quarter. There is nothing wrong with philanthropists or even bottom up reorganising of public services valuing the Y-model. However many technologists who want a plan whose life mission will depend on attracting other world class technologists-so they could consider for example a 51% Y-model. The 51% would anchor the purpose in the service/trust (of a millennium sub-goal) while the 49% would keep the founder able to be self-sufficient in investment decisions. Actually both interests are a win-win. Giving 51% away (one doubling of value) to a trust can make a network sustainably most uniquely purposeful ie more able to continue to grow youth's livelihoods exponentially and economically. Its a pity that the genius youth who come up with a billion dollar algorithm on the www dont get the investors to sustain their purpose need from the getgo
What MIT has found over the years is that there are about 5 different types of patient capital investors each with variant models which also depend on context and how large the conflicts are socially that will need to be resolved
I don't find xxx (or even Y given the current pressure he is under locally) the first people to try and discuss the sorts of issue above. With Naila we can see many other open ways forward that an inclusive series of youth world summits needs to map. And arguably the most connector action learner of the first 42 years of what made Bangladesh Development economics most efficient in poverty goal races is Sir Fazle Abed. Both Naila and Sir Fazle value open mindsets that were learnt from practices of massive engineering and architectural blueprints
As a final example for now-not many people know 2 things about George Soros which would make him worth including earlier rather than later if anyone has access to him.
Hi writing this to mostofa but eg clara when he's back from india's 50000 youth world citizen school next week, you may want to discuss whether this cheap yunus-approved postcard format is also one of the things to connect with changing world of plastic -something we need to do is show youth how to cheaply viralise ideas they most need to web- in fact if atlanta does nothing else successfully showing youth how to free urgent idea and social action networking is mission critical so that jobs summits and poverty museum races overtake the olympics as youth's greatest celebrations
when you are back from lucknow please think which opinion leaders you can send the card to
eg your contact at clinton global summit try and start 2 kinds of discussion
1) are they interested in knowing more about youth and yunus collaboration wishes with nursing colleges
2) does their summit have a collaboration wish of the year that they might want made up as a card
REGAINING YOUTH FREE SPEECH FOR SHARING LIFE CRITICAL SOLUTIONS
please explain that while this is deliberately low cost it allows youth to re-edit it (and start making khan academy style training contributions) and is being connected to 21 months of preparation round massive youth jobs and end poverty summits such as atlanta one - you could for example say that blogs of low cost ideas youth are connecting around youth summits are in various places but http://youthcreativelab.blogspot.com is one of these
in particular try out some mailings and then see if there is enough interest to think of scheduling several meetings in dubai to see if there is anyone there who wants to become a major player in youth postcards from the future
Just to add my cents worth- udc was my second time meeting tebabu; last november when I first met him the model he uses excited me as one of most value multiplying network systems models I have ever seen out of washington dc; I have combed through a lot of models including many of ashoka's and few emulate the replicability and openness and potential scaling and collaboration potential of his model -we're potentially talking millions of african farmers livelihoods, and actually the same model works for many sorts of crafts which link to first ladies reforming fashion networks (one of the must do goals of the next 2 years of youth summits if the obama adminstration is to have left a mark on bottom-up value chains - the reformation of usaid that really was the number 1 yes we can job of us interactions with millennium collaboration goals -there was a day long discussion of this at mit's main development economics summit of the year last saturday)
-one of the benefits of simulations with this model is students can also benchmark several bottom-up processes such as crowdfunding where you can see what works and doesnt real time; its these sorts of processes which can make student sustainable pitches much stringer in my opinion
My understanding is there will be a summit for all interested in diaspora models and tebabu is waiting on date of that as a function of one or two congressmen
but I hope it will be before the university year ends for summer, and if for some reason the congressmen are delayed - does anyone have ideas on how we can time a conference that maximise student discussion of diaspora models?
there are also some corporate-political issues to sort out- what would whole foods reaction to this model be? would it make too many of their so-called fair trade products look mean? how to address this question is becoming quite an urgent practical matter for at least 2 reasons: 1) some of us now need to decide whether to invest time and a little money in starting up chapter of conscious capitalism dc - 2) the regional head office for 5 states is about 2 minutes walk from where I live but so far I havent been able to find an inside friend (of the sort I would prefer to develop communal relationships in my home neighbourhood!)
I too have enjoyed the UDC event and was very impressed by the student's enthusiasm, questions and the conversation at the reception and your class room. I have given a speech at a few Universities including Columbia in NY and UDC, by far, is the most engaging. Please pass my thank you to the students.
Please share the links below about with your students
Blessed Coffee (www.blessedcoffee.us), the recipient of the White House “Champion of Change” award is the Nation’s Second Benefit Corporation —a class of corporation that creates a positive, material impact on society. It is based on the philosophy “ from the farmer to your cup” and is developed to provide an major investment opportunity and access to profit sharing to 240,000 small coffee growers in Ethiopia organized under coffee cooperative union and communities in the US where Blessed Coffee sold.
Blessed Coffee is headquartered in Takoma Park, Maryland and was founded by husband and wife team Tebabu Assefa and Sara Mussie. Governor Martin O’Malley and Mr. Tadesse Meskela, the founder and manger of Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (www.oromiacoffeeunion.org) in Ethiopia, attended the Blessed Coffee launch, on September 15, 2011. Blessed Coffee is also distinguished for its unique business model known as Virtuous Exchange (www.brewingchange.us/virtuous-exchange)
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Amy I read your exciting bio on linkedin
I am wondering whether there could be win-wins around the following and if so whether we could meet.? I live in North Bethesda but can get over to college park on downtown DC
1 my friends and I are trying to connect the 2 social movements of youth jobs summits and end poverty
2 one of our experiments being led by a benefit corps concerns bringing a conscious capitalism chapter to DC but in ways that maximises youth connections
3 I am trying to connect student entrepreneur ideas that 150 smaller universities have pitched in front of muhammad yunus; also I am interested in how bigger colleges could connect- while they obviously have more resources they dont always have the same deep community permissions that students have from smaller colleges; I wish to see extension of students pitch to modules of khan academy type platform
4 some of what we are trying to connect is previewed in this blog http://youthcreativelab.blogspot.com
best, chris macrae
Massive Youth Collaboration Goals and Community Solution Networks.
Connect youth summits as social movements as clarified by Jim Kim; celebrate job creating youth summits as a twin capital movement of more importance than the Olympics; reclaim youth capitalism curricula on platform like khan academy in time for 175th anniversary of The Economist (2018) where Norman Macrae first facilitated leadership debates of net generation's Entrepreneurial Revolution in 1972. To date 4 co-hosted remembrance parties have connected: south africa's free university and schools curriculum of entrepreneurship, decision-makers in The Economist, Japan Embassy Reconciliation work in Bangladesh, Adam Smith Scholars at Glasgow University. We co-sponsored first rehearsal of Atlanta as favorite US capital of youth and yunus - http://youthcreativelab.blogspot.com after hosting 3 birthday wish parties with dr yunus.We are always searching for next connector- we would like to see post 2015 goals co-edited on a wiki by youth and second the the motion of Sir Fazle Abed that with recent abundance of open education platforms microeducationsummit can now empower more sustainablity connections than microcreditsummit
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Diana it was a great pleasure meeting you at brookings learning conference
Naila www.women4empowerment.org was the first lady to get involved with yunus digital learning experiments with women villagers -17 years on she connects womens empowerment through mobile and open technology throughout the UN and across youth summits. She's about to fly over from DC to Kenya to sign up for extending the nanocredit mobile franchise from poorest africans to poorest women hispanic across the americas. She hosted the youth tech winning panel at the world bank's last youth summits - the african who won was talking about exactly the constrained bandwidth issues that his peers had to work mobile learning around
I also cc Navneet- he is a friend on naila who has founded orphanages and is concerned with livelihoods orphans learn
I am confident they would be happy to know about your work http://www.thelearningnuggets.com/about.153969.en.html
Thanks for telling me about Gordon Brown's role as UN envoy for education;I happened to be travelling with dr yunus on 2 of the last occasions he met brown - in Downing Street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klUu03EMeRs and up in Glasgow- yunus has the most revolutionary ideas of anyone I have met on education
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ome28Obiy4I what I am trying to research is where (eg Atlanta's 20000 youth summit Nov 2015) will people empower youth to connect this - four monopolies of old education are conspiring against student value- we aim to link together a microeducation summit around those who have most been empowering youth - some examples of my family's 42 year search celebrating the most open learning at this micro-wiki
how do we best keep connected?
washington dc 301 881 1655 skype chrismacraedc
Dear Professor Marciniak
Both as a mathematician and as a a researcher connecting youth and nobel summits of which Warsaw's 2013 was great, it was exciting for me to meet you at Brookings . The panel did not understand my question on whether they were linking in education change to the youth social movements of Jim Kim at World Bank - if you'd like to know more about that I think Nick or Victoria could help as they are part of the youth summit team at the world bank and both connect with Europe quite a lot
I would love to link you into people who are continuing to linkin youth summits - also I have a particular personal interest in changing how maths is taught while online platforms provide an opportunity to do this
You mentioned there is a science celebration of Polish youth later in the year- I'd happily come over to report that or at any time if you have ideas on how to connect Polish youth with other job creating youth expos. Jim Kim at the world bank is calling for making the twinning of capitals in youth jobs expos the number 1 social movement of our time- one of the few things I wholly approve of out of Washington DC!
My father Norman Macrae spent his life journalising pro-youth economics at The Economist. A genre he coined as Entrepreneurial Revolution in 1972 after being involved with early student experiments with digital learning networks
He was a particular fan of Jan Winiecki attempts to celebrate's Poland futures during the first 5 years 1989-1994. He also wrote the Biography of Von Neumann - I'd love to see connections between youth movements in warsaw and budapest light up Europe
chris macrae bethesda 1 301 881 1655
Norman Macrae Foundation - pro-youth capitalism and entrepreneurial revolution of open education since 1972
Friends and I are trying to share research that helps youth jobs summits connect from capital to capital
As World bank Leader Jim Kim says this can be the most valuable social movement ; its worth searching world bank youth summit for his next celebrations. Since I live in washington DC we aim to link networks to organise regular collaboration cafes to understand how citizens, youth and open education institutions can help each other . One of these networks is the DC chapter of conscious capitalism and we would love to test how students can form a sub-chapter (there are currently about 20 chapters of conscious capitalism but we'd be happiest if the DC one was led by a majority of under 30s). We launched conscious capitalism with 70 students at theUniversity of District of Columbia
Another animator of youth summits is muhammad yunus. He has turned the nobel peace laureate summits afternoons into youth action networks. There is a relay between Warsaw 2013, Cape Town October 2014, and Atlanta Nov 2015 - the latter city has adopted yunus as a citizen so that he can be the main nobel host with jimmy carter. We try to list the social solutions dr yunus would most love to see thousands of youth co-create and celebrate at http://socialbusiness.tv - tell us what we are missing and how you'd like to linkin
changetheworld mooc's discussion groups links us to this student led forum http://www.how2changetheworld.net/
I'd recommend joining it if either you want a space that continues once this ctw mooc closes down , 2 if you would like to tell people of other moocs you go to which you would like them to join in
: currently the discussion boards of this forum focus on 2 moocs - ctw and the world bank's on climate crisis
if you come across a more massive space for directing people who want to use moocs to create jobs and real work experiences - or indeed anything other than certificate examination -please tell us
the race is on to attract more sponsors to youth job creating summits than the olympics- heavens knows how many lost generations there will be if we dont all win this race
chris macrae washington dc 301 881 1655
socialbusiness.tv help curate 8 greatest missed ideas of job creation proposed by muhammad yunus and 2000 youth readers of his book on social business
we define a micromooc as consisting of transcripts which would make up 20 minutes of audio per week for 6 weeks- probably mainly in 5 minute modules -that would make 24 transcripts. There would be up to 24 accompanying postcards -2 potential examples (the second edited directly with Dr Yunus by our friends in Dhaka)
Friends and I have interviewed dr yunus 20 times since 2007; sampled a dvd of shorts youtubes with yunus and his leadership team as at 2008 http://yunus10000.com ; we believe some of the stories meriting a 5 minute transcript are now up at http://socialbusiness.tv But the proof in the pudding is which stories would students most want to virally share
We have an 18 month deadline for this project when millions of youth will be linking in to 20000 youth summit of yunus and nobel laureates and ted turner and jimmy carter and others in Atlanta. The goal is to show that hosting youth jobs summits can become the most popular of social movements -more valuable than getting the olympics to your capital.
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