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because dr yunus was the first to empower poorest village mothers with mobile phones (from 1996 one per centre/hub of 60 members=owners of grameen bank) across what is today over 100000 members hubs and 8+ million members, he has had longest to work out who are the most value multiplying girl power network to mobilise with collaboration opentech. It became clear that in bangladesh's case, it was girl nurses which grameen is well placed to recruit due to its secondary scholarship funding shikka - while the mobile app search for nursing is fast moving and worldwide, the partnership invitation story of the basic training structure of Nurising Colege is relatively straightforward to track as we try to do below. with thanks to youth reporters at y10000health blog
dec 2008 yunus travels to glasgow university to celebrate 250th anniversary of adam smith's first book on pro-youth economics - he asks what would scotland like to help him invent with the world of youth
first answer is free nursing college
second answer is media of pro-youth economics (adam smith's purpose which for 170 yeears since 1843 has been mediated by the Scottish innovation of The Economist)
third answer is testing of grameen's change of banking laws across europe
fourth answer revalidates adam smith's first principle of pro-youth economics - never ever -especially in the decade of most exciting superapps ever progressed by the collaborative empowerment of human race - let a nation's smartest youth be certified by a narrow monoply of academics and politicians -help scottish youth hub into microeducationsummi.com and see reasoning in paper on adam smith in journal of social business volume 1 - click pic for free download
this thread focuses on evolution of free nursing college
contributions fo Glasgow Caledonian
2009 sends chief nursing trainer barbara parfitt (see below) to establish college in Dhaka with Grameen
2009 founds second social business chair on world - and first connecting studies of wellbeing and microbanking
2012 appoints Yunus as chancellor
Contributions from other worldisde pro-youth partners
worldcongress hunts out funding partners of yunus including Nike Girl Effect for Free Nursing College and tech partners for apps that mobile nurses will use - eh GE's ultrasound on a mobile
yunus student sb competitions usa hunts out states who wish to seed nursing trainers to dhaka as part pf value exchange of yunus helping their states students celebrate the decade of superapps and microeducationsumit - it also starts developing yunus university in alabaa where free nursing college format can be brought to usa
200/4 Barbara Parfitt
FREEMARKET Role - Unacknowledged heroine of affordable healthcare and community job creation
Most Economic Purpose- affordable health & wellbeing service for all
(social goal nobody dies before their time; ) segmented value multiplying foci: infants. mothers and youth
Major Gamechanger- Free Nursing College -
subsidiaries: e-medic patient-leading edge mobile apps; open gov - statistics that help people and communities make healthier and more economical treatment decisions
A free nursing college aims to end nurseless communities.
Overall Design criteria
Free apprenticeship to those who want to take nursing to communities without nurses especially those with lots of mothers and infants. Such communities benefit economically from having first access to nutritional advice which a village nurse can be a living champion of.
Major Youth Economic Dynamics
The community franchise explores various ways of being a financially sustainable job - these include blending nursing with education, enabling nurse to be a retailer of basic medicines, technology integration of nurse as monitor of advancing warning signals (eg which 10% of mothers are at risk of mortality at birth), transferring focus of how government spends healthcare budget, branding nursing as number 1 focus of foundations concerned with girl effect, valuing nurse as society's number 1 safety agent.
Celebrate informal not just formal value-proven ideas : it is better for a community to have a well-enough trained youngster as a point of contact for nursing inquiries than no contact point at all; maximise mentoring flows from retiring nurses (something formal systems' lawyers actually minimise); new economies of technology treatments are revealing many cases where it is more economic to train a nurse in caring for one type of patients than needing expertise in all patients. Nurses can be the cross-culturally most-trusted person in a community and so a door-opener to society as lab for most urgent redesigns - eg what the UK calls Big Society transfer of governing over to community sustaining its own solutions.
Free tertiary education models have two most economics segments - those who create new jobs, apprenticeships for services where supply is way below demand. Free nursing college is both the most valuable and largest jobs stimulant of apprenticeship-type education.
Nursing can be designed to multiply open-knowledge sharing dynamics of future of economical healthcare with particular focus on wellbeing and prevention targeting otherwise vulnerable demographic groups. There are huger emotional intelligence flows to energise round nurses than any of the other role-players in healthcare. The nurse as heroine is the sign of cultural and cross-cultural sustainability in 21st C
2013 -debating: what is unique productivity multiplier of grameen brand as an organisation then the most important thing international friends of yunus can do now is find him nursing trainers- how many of the 4 active usa states of yunus student competitions have been asked whether they can supply nursing trainers; and is this a primary selection condition in terms of choosing which new states to roll out to?
logic - systemically it is clear to me that every misunderstanding of grameen microcredit starts by failing to see that unlike brac or indeed any other microcredit ever conceived the productivity multiplier of basic grameen from 1976 to 1996 was the village centre of 60 women as a group; it was nothing to do with separate goal of individual advancement over $1 or $2 a day
between about 1996 and 2005 the village centre mobilised by 1 telephone lady per centre was the main advance in productivity unit because what had previously been 100000 separate centre-hubs could now share knowhow
however investment in mobile infrastrucure and worldwide models have now advanced so fast that even if yunus had retained control of grameen phone - the main economic unit could not continue as the centre without any unique knowledge franchise
i had wondered whether the way energy is distributed had become grameen's new pattern but having just read a german book on the whole history of grameen shakti clearly not -perversely given all yunus previous developments with the village, shakti exponential multipliers depended on winning over goodwill of the richest in each village -it wasnt a centre-founded model at all
so all (and it can be argued to be a very big all because 16 years lead in how villagers use mobile would suggest girl power of nursing can be the most trusted network multipliier) yunus has left as a unique multiplier at the most micro level is the 21st c nurse planted in evry village to be mobilised as community's most trusted information networker as well as basic health practitioner -
in a different world - if politicians and civil society grassroots networks were as one in bangladesh (and if washingtton dc hadnt spent last 11 years misunderstanding east and west's deepest cultures) then the urgency of understanding what is grameen unique productive multiplier wouldnt have been so great but right now any competent brand valuation expert or systemic mapper of microcomincs would confirm: its all or nothing unless there is some productive multplier of grameen's sustainability as a uniquely productive bangladesh grassroots network - that i havent yet been able to find in 5 years of searching
i would delight in counter-views if they have a systemic not emotional substance that could provide a valid way of mediating the huge conflicts that grameen in bangaldesh is surrounded by
unfortunately the scottish origins of the grameen nursing model are also in danger of imploding unless usa states give the right lead in the next few monhs in helping accelerate the nearly free nursing college
technical note - in each of years 2007, 2008, 2009, equity of global grameen was doubling -lets say on a base of 6 billion dollars for 2007 (though base not the doubling is the only unnown)
for those of us connected to The Economist alumni of entreprenurship and economic system design who have modelled the coming of internet as social business media/mediation since the early 1970s, there was a chance that grameen social business media branding could have continued to double through each year of 2010s- why shouldnt youth sharing knowledge on united race to poverty museums be a more valuable media than facebook or anything - that idea is now long dead
the doubling has stopped on best scenario! and even the ownership of the equity is now in doubt - anyone who doesnt understand this aspect of the economics of grameen is most unlikely to be able to give yunus any safe advice