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In 1984 chris & The Economist's Norman Macrae co-authored 2025report.com-will education sustain or destroy millennials world?: in prep for final edition in 2023 along with feedback from von neumann biography in english and japanese: follow through Glasgow's ecop26.com & summitfuture.com JournalofNewEconomics.com Economistwomen.com- partners welcome firstname.lastname@example.org
welcome unlike the moon race decade of the 1960s- the 2020s is the most exciting decade to be alive - can all of us human brains together with extraordinary technology prevent extinction? According to the United Nations this may entail 17 goals: the top 5 of which became primary to empowering billion village women from 1972 thanks to Fazle Abed & what became civil society's largest partnership including1 Fazle Abed a b c d e (& Shameran A) -related teachforun.com ;
2 & Guterres including 2023 futures of youth sustaining earth (& unicef fore ---James Grant)3 & Ibrahim including africa's future leaders 4 & Melinda Gates 5 & Mrs Steve Jobs 6 & Mackenzie Scott 7 & Sheikha Moza including Asian women university coalitions (& 60 teachers clubs of wendy kopp) 8 & Queen Rania &many first ladies concerened with refugees or womens empowerment ; & ban ki-moon 9 & Dutch Royal Family & 10 Queen Elizabeth's Family & 11 Japan Emperors since 1945 & 12 & Hong Kong's Charles Yidan -what if education, joy of tech and valuing younger half of humans not old male economists mapped the future of every innovation discipline & 13 & Singapore Diaspora (not sure which one person most connects their joyful belief in asean peoples)14 & Klaus Schwab 15 & Soros 16 & Japanese Silicon Valley, 17 & Borlaug Alumni 18 & Quadir family19 & Reeta Roy &20 & Gordon Brown 21& Emmanuel Faber 22 & Jim Yong Kim (Farmer, Dahl) & Larry Brilliant (global health 2000+) & 23 Franciscan alumni eg "Clares" female community health networks (Paulo Freire) 24 Adam Smith
We'd like to suggest a map which first clarifies the most massive COLLABorations uniting humans without which we"homo sapiens" will fail nature & moral leaderships ultimate test.
Whilst leading the world bank health servant jim kim put it like this in 2013 - 2030nowjimkim2transcripts.doc
everyone needs to collaborate but the pieces of the jigsaws people can access at their Global Position (with smart devices) will be different in nature and goal multiplication ; in this regard the first 5 sdgs: 1 end poverty, 2 end starvation, 3 end deaths through lack of last mile care (?how did such a rich nation as usa become so poor at public health), 4 educate every child to celebrate communal service innovation as she grows up; 5 value all lives ee women's as much as mens must be linkedin everywhere ; in contrast the richest people need to lead investment on goals 6-16 but if we dont resolve 1 to 5 out of every community next child is born into, nature will tear us apart
WHEN DAD THE ECONOMIST'S NORMAN MACRAE DIED THE JAPAN AMBASSADOR TO BANGLADESH kindly organised 2 brainstorming dinner parties with Fazle Abed and his digital guru -over 6 hours of brainstorming with representatives of women civil society. A project emerged whereby young journalists and I would return 15 times to map the 36 most exciting collaborations a billion Asian women had applied to end poverty since 1972 and back from the future of 2030 deadline for millennials to be the sustainability generation... Please look to top of right column to see what inspiring collaborations young journalists at economistwomen.com have mapped so far.
At EconomistDiary.com we search how/when/where to celebrate windows of opportunity thanks to unique people time place space-eg don't miss the opportunities of collaborating around Antonio Guterres while he heads the UN.
Legislature 2.0? Gandhi 1906, Mandela :white man's history is quite immoral- can colored mothers futures help us leap forward?
special thanks to our friends at economistwomen.com: in our view only 2 economic miracles can save millennials the younger half of the world from extinction 2100: oner we need to gravitye human relationship mapsping of around the sgds of UN2.0 : one that was pioneered by a bilaion oriental vilage women entrepreneurs since 1962/72 but which western media have ignored because mass media doesnt do maths of micro
like many true entrepreneurs stories, Fazle Abed's is one of leaping beyond what others would have seen as dead ends:
about 70 years after Gandhi he trekked as a teen to study in Britain- his mid 1950s trek was
to Glasgiow Uni to study ship engineering not bar of London tro study law
from the far north east corner of the british raj that had once enjoyed access to asia's 19th century superport calcutta but had been bordered off from world trade and given from 1947 to pakistan to administer for over 1000 miles away
HOW DID A 1970s ENGINEERING PREVENT STARVATION OF FROM 100K to 1 BILLION PEOPLE & HOW DID EPIDEMIOLOGISTS AT UNICEF THANK HIM
Having graduated Abed decided that shipbuiulding in Scotland or Ireland would be too cold a life - so he transitioned to chartered accounting, became South's Asia's leading young engineer as regional ceo for royal dutch shell; there in his homeland of 1970 a cyclone struck killing a million people around him - that changed his life's purpose; he completed hsi cpontarct with shell, and put hsi life savings into rebuilding 15000 villagers homes which by 1972 had been flalttened durting the war of independence- and this was his biggest mjsitake- no sooner than he'd built the mhoems he found dozens of mothers dying weekly of starvation, scores of infants dying weekly of dehydration - he needed to pivot- design essential business microfranchsies the village mother could operate
By defintion rural in 1970s bangaldesh meant without access to electricity grdis- so the first 25 yeras of abed partensrhip platform searched focused on those who cared to test and scale conecpts with grassroots peer to peer networks of vilage mothers; only from 1995 when a japanese froend from silicon valley helped abed insteal brac internet (and mobile , solar ) partners started testing how could vilage eomen disconnected from 235 yeras of glasgow machiens expoeenjtially leap forward- before we get there let's look at how epidemilopogists and green revolution of brolaug food scientists provided village mothers across continental asia the starup kmnowhow they needed to espoenmtially colaborate round over 25 yera so that their childern could dveleop from a betetr spoace than susistence living
Scaling BRA-C Bangladesh Rural Advancement Collaboration Platform and life-saving knowhow network of majority of human development out of extreme rural poverty from 1972
SCALE OF Bangladesh Rural Advancement Collab
IN 1972 BANGLADESH POPULATION OF 66.6 MILLION WAS 90% RURAL; IN 2020 ITS POPULATION OF 164.7 MILLION WAS APPROXIMATELY 70% RURAL
In 1972 Fazle Abed spent his life savings building a metavillage of 15000 homes about 100000 people. A typical home had a mother 4 children under 10, one 10-14 year , a partly absent husband (most work outside village) 1 transparent. Mothers were expected to have large families as typically 2 out of every 5 infants would die before the age of 5. Abed suddenly found himself responsible for the 100000 lives - he needed to design village microfranchises operable by the mother to prevent starvation and infants dying from dehydration and malnutrition.
He turned this crisis into an opportunity: aid was changed from charity to mainly designing microfranchise businesses; the metalab became a platofrm where potenetial partenrs could test and scale microfranchises. The government with relatively little tax base could barely afford finaving the army and delivering services to those who lived in the city. This was how rural advancement depended on micrifranchsie systems needed replication across 90% of the country.
Some more details:
Whilst not all rural clusters were as large as Abed's first metavilage, the supplies needed for 15000 village microfrnachsies enabled brac to offer vilagers low costs. One of the most innovative microfranchsies - parahealth workerts was designed around one vilage mother visiting 300 homes wekkly selling 10 basic medicines. This scale of about 2000 people proved to be very efficient for one women to become trsuted on health advice per 2000 people.
Foirtunately a regional research lad had invented oral rehydration : by mixing boliued watrer sugar and salts in exact proprtions infants can be saved from dying of diarrehea. Nobody had worked out hoe to scale tehse knowhow acrooss mainly illieterate vilage moters befoer Abed. He enetered Oral Rehydration training into Unicefs year of the child, and won. Not only did Unicef's James Grant fund Brac going nationwide with oral rehydration by chinese tropical vailafgers needed thsi solution too. They happily swapped their knowledge of the most productive rice variant. This started a knowledge (but not finacial colaboration) across Bnagaldesh and Chiense vilagers - in both natiosn ending poverty depended on emepo9wrring woemn ti be as productive as men.
When aid experts celebrate that over a billion people ended poverty over the half century 1970-2020, teh origins of most of the rural advancement can be traced to solutions networked first by Bangaldesh or Chiense vilage mothers www.economistwomen.com.
In this it can be valauble to consider these sorts of 6ollab partner platforms ( pivotal to the Un ited Nations SDG goal 5 communities where womens lives matter as much as men)
the first 100000 person meta vilage
the billion women villagers to 1995
How mobile and solar chnaged potential network partnerships from 1995 (eg brac net)
How abed started a university both as an emerging natioan institution and platform for another level of partnerships
How women rural networkers scope unique clmatae adaptation solutions - eg brac was early into forrestry
Brac's central team testing vilage microfranchsies was very lean during its first decade. Fortunately this period is the subject of the book my team member 3 Martha Chen - the quiet revolution (who is a Harvard professor). In those days her Chiense American husband Lincon Chen was a health expert who helped connect soilutions both Bnagaldesh and Chiense women needed. Employees number 1 and 2 were Abed and his wife Ayesha Abed who sadly died in 1981 (the tenth year of Brac).
In 1972 the two most urgent scaling/development challenges presented
Bangladesh the "basket case" of a nation gaining indepeendence after war, double colonisation- most unatural boder - partitioned off from what had historically been asia's largest port calcutta; -surrounded by hostile neihbors india , myanmar ( pakistan the (geo-distant_ empire that had colonised bangladesh for 25 years due to independence politics british empire & aga khan (under british rule to 1947 subcontinent of india = quarter of world's population)
Continental china - over one fifth of world's population - coning back to world trade after 110 yeras choosing to be closed rather than accept british empire ultimatum to accept opium as currency-in the west probably yale knew more about 20th century of chinese peoples ;also america had in early 1900s helped sponsor development of tsinghua university ( together with peking university whose campus is adjacent knowledge of china's development integrated through this alumni network)
good to see the opening plenary of ecop26 starring a young kenyan female alumni of Wangaari as well as Banker for Poor's forestry Prince Charles
historically related: speech prince charles & princess Di japan tour 1986