2 simplest way to introduce my interests is to say back in 1972 dad at The Economist and I saw hundreds of youth sharing knowhow around an early digital network- http://normanmacrae.ning.com/ the rest of my dad's life was spent debating in The Economist what he called Entrepreneurial Revolution and its application to 7 major markets that he believed would most determine whether the net generation would become
the most productive and sustainable
or go the way orwell predicted
as cambridge graduated mathematicians, one thing that dad and I know about system design is the most unlikely impact of "death of distance technology" of the early 21st century is some in between state of these two extremes- as per our 1984 book on the net generation - the next decade is deadlined to determine where our species goes. So http://wholeplanet.tv making sure that millions of youth interact that choice is beyond urgent- and only open education seems left as the way ahead to scale that
dad died in 2010 but wherever my family can, we host parties around the world so practical or journalistic connections can be made between youth and yunus and dad's views of how to celebrate million times more collaboration technology in what youth spend their lifetimes on -estelle's video of party at The Economist boardroom - combined pro-youth economics leaflet written with yunus
-friends who joined in this party included Jeff Devlin whose main global consultancy is on health, and my brother in law chris granville who was for long a senior accountant at BUPA - also we were joined by one of dad's great friends was sir keith peters who revolutionised cambridge university's approach to healthcare and has been a former head of the royal academy for medicine ;
so health service is one of 7 application areas I try and maintain maps of people who want health to be designed around the future of youth's needs and real millennium goal investment- today what could be more vital than getting the curriculum of the most affordable and accessible healthcare up so that millions of yunus can interact around this before the opposite curriculum dominates virtual channels as it already does physical academia?
we can go further and say that after yunus first 15 years of experimenting with mobile , he saw that the only way that future generations will all get affordable healthcare is if nurses become the most trusted grassroots and information networkers -and to some extent nursing, nutrition, healthy exercise becomes a secondary curriculum sufficiently that wizard technologists build apps around these connections
given that yunus longest running supporters out of scotland have ensured that grameen already sustains the most economical nursing training curriculum for real - it would be a tragic watse iof such curriculum isnt a lead area of MOOCyunus and what content is first edited in healthcare into www.khanacademy.org and coursera
when one surveys who could help yunus open source a knowhow curriculum -of any of the practices he has devoted his life to - one ends up with a different map from which agents maximise fund raising and their own power around representing him
here is part of my my map of whose collaborations can most help yunus free nursing and emedical and nutrition curriculum - of course I am delighted to be informed of gaps in my knowledge
1 on the ground -out of grameen in mirpur, sultan (kalyan) and parfitt (nursing) are heroic practitioners
2 for 7 years now mostofa (a young bangladeshi villager) has been arranging interviews for me - 21 with yunus and 11 bangladesh visits so its always worth checking local news from him
3 when it comes to youth wizards of technology in bangladesh , shafqat who used to work for grameen solutions but now owns his own tech consulrancy is well placed- especially as he is helping larry brilliant and skoll bring an ilab to dhaka; it was actually larry brilliant who did such a great job in codifying what the aravind microfranchise involved so that it was as easy as possible tor sultan to replicate it from india to bangladesh
4 naila used to head grameen solutions but is now over in dc region both because her family needed her hear and the conflicts in bangladesh make it unsafe ; she has her own teleconsulting business that people like vidar depend on when they need new audiences (eg the film to catch dollar); she is also mobilising events where several thounsand people converge in maryland to get free healthchecks for a day -s e eg www.women4empowerment.org whose biggest events are hosted in same communities that john hopkins serves (probaly the main coursera curriculum provider on health)
5 tania has also take a timeout in the dc region i live in - previously being chief of staff for sir fazle abed- when one maps grassroots education and healthcare in bangladesh while funding channels of brac and grameen may be separate knowledge flows should never be siloised if holistic health service to the rural poor is the future goal
6 taddy blecher in south africa knows more about who;s who of free education than anyone I know- he started free university movements around mandela and google africa about 14 years ago --- I am sure he loves any connections with health knowhow
7 back in australia kim mediates youth futures in ways that parallel my work
---------------------who else could I first introduce you to?
well paul komesraoff and I connected soon after 9/11 he is interested in how medical experts or youth can also be in the right place to facilitate reconcilation - usually just after immediate disaster response turns into sustaining recovery -tell me if you want me to phone him and fix an appointment for you to meet; there is also a cousin of mine in oz who is a world leader in cancer researcg
kazi huque leads grameenintel that is supposed to be an epicentre of emedical projects but I am not sure which ones are scaling -do you already know him?
professor okada is arguably yunus most significant flow academically since japan is a huge supporter of yunus and okada connects grameen technology lab out of kyushu-do you know okada?
in the usa the two spaces that most interest me are MIT which does a lot of work in line with your pdf - do you have enough contacts there already? and clintons' state of arkansaw- in obama's 4 billion community broadband investments arkansas was designed as state for social labs of telemedicine- i know whom the overall organiser of that is
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