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2017's best news: gateway17, AIIB & WISE's 6 worldwide education laureate (origin sir fazle abed and sheikha mosa) goes to all free university movements across africa...
Thanks also historically Dbanj and WBGtedx. EconomistAfrica also recommends celebrating Rwanda's partners in health systems, and jack ma' s first tour in africa; ethiopia's continental elearning satellite's dialogues with chinatech; kenya's open source mobile youth; south africa's mandela extranet; soros and brac's quiet west celebrations of sustainable west africa - you tell us chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk partners in publishing world record book of job creation -special thanks to journalists fior humanity at africanifol.tv and Economistchina.net

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Happy 2018 Entrepreneurial Revolution Year 50 - our family's and friends (Japan, China. Bangladesh, Saint James. Scotland - you tell us) search collaboratively led by Norman Macrae for economists and edu-technoilogists

Norman's highest recognition was in Japan. From 1960 olympjcs on, Norman and Prince Charles cheered on Japan as the first risi ng post-colonial economy- its quality system inventions from bullet train to microelectronics accelerated the race to the moon and hopefully to sustainability on earth; by 1970 Japan had risen to 2nd largest economy and the expatriate chinese superports model had mae them the 3rd wealthiest financial network - would the Chinese mainland join in?

But first some more conflict resolving contexts: although the japanese had been norman's teenage enemy in world war 2 (myanmar/bangladesh), as a scottish alumni of Jmaes Wilson who had died before his time on queen victoria's 1860 mission of sorting out the right old muddle the Raj had become. Noram was delighted to see the start of asia pacific china india rising after world war 2 - here singapore dean updates the logic of why sustainability of 21st C will require growth of peoples- and india and china with a third of all the peoples will need to help lead all worldwide youth to achieving sustainability gaposl on time and all parents to invest in such an exciting new world. When Norman died the most active remembrance party was staged by the Jpoana Ambassador to Bangladesh and celebrated Sir Fazle Abed as girls greatest jobs creator and open educator extrordinaire

Norman was asked to write one of prince charles speeches for a your of japan, and was awarded the cbe but otherwise he did not wish for individual celebration preferring saint james networks to have colegiate impacts in designing economies to end poverty and celebarte youth livelihoods thriving out of every community

By 1977 Norman's biggest joy was to see that over 1 billion chinese were coming out from behind te great wall caused originally by the british forcing opium trade on china. To date two young chiense graduates have done most to celebrate the connections between china and bangaldesh girl empowerment while ftiends of nor norman keep searching on how to map back jack ma's communities ofr all expo at 2020 tokyo olympics

In 2018 Norman would urgently cheer on every big data small collaboration tech partnership between china and india  (good luck  in June: President Modi and XI Jinping, Lord Nicholas and Sir Danny)- his wife was the daughter of the Scottish social lawyer who spent 25 yeras mediating Gandhi and the British Raj out of Mumbai- sir kenneth's last job was to write up the legalese of independence across the subcontinet of India

sir fazle abed - why isnt c for mooc - COLLABORATION

as we all should know innovation of poorest girls edu for jobs is the core of all sustainability goals solutions networks- its especially so in every partnership china makes to ensure the partnership peacebuilds and doesnt fall apart in another commercial war leaving kids the victims at every border

mostofa everyone we interview at brac we need to remind of this quote of sir fazle in 2013 -additionally mostofa you and may need to talk - we need her to say what roving intern title she needs from sir fazle abed to connect everything that could be connected

that must be written in a letter i take to his office whether he is there or not- so please schedule an appointment with his pa; if you have a similar letter of what you need get started working on that; if you think that same letter needs to go shameran too - fine but i must see something is put in sir fazle's in tray- there's no point me going round the world saying whomever a particular person sees as most helping youth to be the sustainability generation they should also be contacting alumni of sir fazle unless we have sorted this out

i get it using knowledge requires both competition and collaboration

but the nearer you get to the worlds greatest crises - abuse of brils, refugees, abuse of climate we need to know who will collaborate on what

we know brac became biggest ngo by becoming the most collaborative- mostofa please make notes at BRAC: Creating opportunities for people to realise potential on every proof of this we can explain to others

we kmow that there are parts of jack ma that are more collaborative than any other billionnaite tech person and that is supposed to go into overdrive from tokyo olympics on
alibabauni.com why BAT is not FAG

and even if nobody else in usa knows - guterres and we know that one side of jinping is to collect info on who wants to collaborate on what - right at this moment macron is making how do we collaborate on climate; - there have been direct conversations between guterres and jinping on what to collaborate on - these thread through many summits until they lead the review agian in being may 2019 belt road 2nd global2.0 ssummi -in fact all the 6 plus one have had direct conversations with jinping on which sustainability goals need collaboration

if there isnt a network among educators at least for the youngest children who are not collaboirative then educators can go to hell as far as i am concerned - so we will find out which parts of education comision and wise are collaborative and get them to the general assembly at the un in september

i  have an interview at top of rockefeller foundation tomorrow so need to prepare for that - i will add some more spocific people to get interview requests during my brac visot nearer the weeknd but please think about the following leads to arrange meetings with in dghaka

1 ed said he can check out from the folk who work with khan what lastest state of khan academy is in bangaldesh

2 mostofa please get back in touch with tahsinah ahmed - i am realy cinfused when i met her she was talking about leading the next half million jobs training process in brac and she was presenting on that to the same top of brookings education in dc which onwns the education commission because it turns out justin was student of this person- but then tahsinah seems to say her job in brac has finished - can we talk to her 1 what is she doing nwow 2 can she help you map the brac organisgram 3 can she help you map the brooking education commission organigram

we need to get back to british aid /dfid or whatever it dfid/british council calls istelf- as sir fazle said it was far the largest all time investor in brac- why is britian getting left out of every development discussion because of europe just when all the knowledge needed passes somewhere through dfid and in the case of asian infrastructure investment bank on british lord and one british knight both of whom can pick up the phone to any of the eminent people advising guterres at the UN

there was also one wise report that was entirely written by brac (uganaa) -please try and see who we can interview - 1) can they tell us about africa - maybe help connect some of ed's question if he has any 2 can they tell us are they part of conneting eithe r the wise afric summit or the wise un summit
Transition and Dropout in Lower Income Countries: Case studies of secondary education in Bangladesh and Uganda

2017 WISE Research #03

Transition and Dropout in Lower Income Countries: Case studies of secondary education in Bangladesh and Uganda
The purpose of this study was to explore secondary education transition failure and dropout in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals on access to quality education. Two case studies were conducted for Uganda and Bangladesh using representative sample surveys and qualitative exploration. Country specific socioeconomic context and education system initiatives were considered in explaining the findings. Influencing factors included poverty, parental education, early marriage, social insecurity, scarcity of youth employment, as well as low quality education. The report provides recommendations for system improvements.
Download the full report in EnglishDownload the executive summary in English

Monday, December 25, 2017

happy xmas to 3 billion under 30s- sustainability gen's fav xmas story

 guterres personally thanked jinping last may after belt road summit for hosting action solution events that i guterres at the uin in new york can only action

so when guterres is inviting an action learning event in september at the un with wise and sir fazle - do you not see that the presentaion is china and its neigbors the most exciting youth end poverty network ever seen the only thing amy's job as storyteler ever needs to chat about to anyone until it is

we are trying to ensure the 100 most trusted people keep on meeting each pother at 3 types of summits:
wise at ghana free university at Un refugee learning at paris climate and olympics - all 3 wise summits are scheduled
there are 3 new development banking summits for jinping to meet modi - they are in mumbai , qingdao and johannesburg this summer - i know the person who audits these projects and the 2 brits who organise these summits

and god help us all of these people must turn up beijing may 2019 the sceoin belt road summit

go back to getting sir fazle in the middle of the top 100

this has the extra bonus that the story that gets sir fazle in the middle of the 100 is the same that will convince modi to be in the middle which is the biggest way a patriotic chinese girl can help her countrys leader now- thats because the end poverty solutions india most needs are more similar to bangaldesh than to china's solutions

if you have a better way of starting the same story (whomever any of us next presents to) tell me but if you understand the purpose then i sincerely hope you want this purpose and will let me get on with next steps while you two help each other

thanks you chris
its a very simple game of snap except you need to have spent a very long time searching who can help who at this top 100 leaders level, and the people we mix in with top 100 need to be in good order and not because any of them are cronies but because we believe youth needs to trust them to be their teachers and funders and jobs creatorfs

From: christopher macrae
To: Alizee  
Sent: Saturday, 6 January 2018, 18:16
Subject: presentation are china and its 13 neighbors the greatest end poverty collaboration ever seen

amy please will you translate this into chinese - improving if you see ways to do so

on next visit to dhaka
i wanted to show bangladesh that we are making a start
in fact publishing world record job creators cannot be done independently of this context  in an efficient way

i am enclosing some maps they dont need to be translated but it occurs to me I sont want to
talk to people in future unless they are prepared to look at maps linking china-
its just too much work trying to guess what someone doesnt know unless they are prepared
to check out the maps

reasons for thinking so (tick those that interest you, send us others if you wish to linkin)

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has been publishing ideas on ending poverty since 1988- see his book Out of Poverty

 he's declared end poverty in china as his main 3 year mission
look at maps of china some attached (china's big countryside is where most poverty is) - landlocked peoples need trading corridors to ports- most need hi-trust neighbor partnerships - over  65 national leaders have shared corresponding neighbor analyses with jinping as part of a movement called new development banking

the world's greatest girls end poverty nation bangladesh (eg brac since 1972) has a strategic location
south of china of big interest to key neighbors India and Myanmar -these 4 countries can gain a lot from sharing solution

in fact nrac and china were original partners in rice science to end famine
 many of the world last mile health solutions come from brac even if they are now mainly shared with china through world banks jim kim

also both china and bangladesh were among first to apply new tech to poor:mobiles from 1996 in bangladesh- some of the same microsolar knowledge in 1996

when it comes to big data small apps china is a world leader - but brac has the biggest cashless banking system; and india's universal identity is arguably the greatest data for "direct" digital models

bangladesh is one of several nations in region that will lose most from climate causing population relocations - pretty much  the whole region has to race to green; in fact half the world's population live on 10% of land with 3000 mile epicentre at beijing

when it comes to education for livelihoods ending poverty, the world's education laureates wise recognised brac's sir fazle abed as number 1

now that wise has 7 education laureates its been asked by guterres to host a learning summit on all the subjects most urgent to refugees and sustainbility goals

 after qatar's circle of first ladies concerned with refugees, and bangladesh, chinese educators supply the most innovative edu-scaling solutions to wise as can be seen from conference delegates bios

Sunday, December 24, 2017

What sort of map of human interest might emerge if you could triangularise two other leadership circles thus:-
3  people whose life has been surrounded by village and desert girls  now desperately seeking worldwide  sustainable youth and their teachers to collaborate communally and experiment with joyful livelihoods.
2 The technologists of what can we do mobilizing 1000 times more connectivity in 2016 than 1946
1 A club of 100 global2.0 leaders mapping what if the world biggest investment funds such as partners of new development banking and 21st C world trade routes for all need something completely different in terms of academic impacts. 

That is  if grounding orbits around the sustainability goals is to be today's education reality for the generation under 30 who will need to be in corporate responsibility’s prime time of the investment world of 2030. What if for any globalization problem community mashed up with tech platforms and curious youth apps is the local startup solution.

While we dare imagine; here’s the next invitation exercise of group 3 (eg sheikha moza, antonio guterres, sir fazle abed)  : how, where, when can our wise learning summits interact with technology summits like jack Ma’s or the chinese BAT (Baidu-Alibaba-Tencent)  or the american GAF (Google-Amazon-Facebook) and the 100 most trusted designers of new development banking (eg those mapping belt roads around Xi Jinping). How can we humanize ai in the classroom? How can big data small platform purposes of those 21st C markets that all the world's sustainability youth will be made or broken around.

Help us with economistdiary.com so that every region of the world allows its teachers and youth to know this exercise may be crazy but its not stupid if sustainability is to be their generation’s game linking in every community on earth where children are born and not just space games of the decade that race to the moon but also let john lennon’s and yoko ono’s generation imagine

========================= for those who want desert too:
here is a draft of singapore dean's view of where we are - wise 10000 networkers are linked primarily by 2 people sheikha moza, and stavros s who worked 10 years with this dean M before he was headhunted y qatar

 Stavros S
Mahbubani M – next book: has west lost IT?
Previous Books - Can Asians think ?   Beyond age of innocence; new asian hemisphere; the great convergence
S: you and I have known each other for a decade I used to work at LeeKuanYew school for public policy – we have had several discussions about theme you are best known for :re-emergence of asia as cultural and geopolitical force in world particularly china and India
  please tell us: Your ideas on impact of this on education? Quick summary of your thesis:
M: We are entering completely new era of world history – end of western domination of world history (nb that’s not the end of the west - in fact the world needs very strong western civilization)
And return of asia (I call it return not the rise) BECAUSE from year 1 to 1820 the two largest economies in world were always India and china –the last 200 years Europe and north america took off – in that sense the last 200 years have been  a major aberration compared with 2 millennia
Whats amazing is how fast this change is happening now!
IF you want to understand the turbulence of the world today like the gales of  trump and or the immovable object of brexit  ...its all
due to failure of western leaders to prepare their populations for tsi completely different era which is changing the lives of everyone around the planet
S you say failure of leaders – is that a failure reflected in education systems
M yes partially but it is firstly to do with a blindness in west which is why my next book is: has the west lost IT?
I make the case when facing fundamental changes to structure ui the world, the west need to readjust and adapt
For example, reported in my new book if you ask americans what event happened in 2001 with the most consequence for the human race – they say of course 9/11 where I would make the case that it was china joined the wto – when you introduce a billion workers into global capitalism system what will happen

this was what created a whole new dynamic where a lot of western workers lost their manufacturing jobs which is what eventually led to Donald Trump because elites in Europe and america didn’t tell their populations - they treated the consequences of china entering WTO as a top secret

The compound reality was bound to be that the entry of china into wto would be massive changes in the world economy - the innovation chalenge could have been how to make those joyous for everyone
S: if we bring our dialogue back to education we can see the return of Asia has had an impact:
-         eg the numbers of chinese, Indian and f other Asians entering higher education and dominating disciplines like engineering --what impact is that having?
M very profound – in fact I say all asia   countries should be sending thank you notes to the west's engineers
- fundamental reason of success in asia today is we are  finally implementing 7 western pillars of wisdom one of which one is what western education used to celebrate–  that idea of western education has liberated many asian societies eg through asians studying in western universities – amazing several hundred thousand asian students go each year to study in leading universities in America –
S: this is a gift but it could be a 2-way one when many of those students are staying in US
M I agree I would say all the anglo saxon countieis have benefited from asian studying at their universities but there is also now a political backlash eg since trump  h1vi visa increasingly refused – which is a great pity
Because what america needs to do now is deal with a far more dynamic stronger chinese economy – the chinese are very lucky with 1.4 billion people = remarkable talent pool which china can now cream off ( In past americans creamed) – but this is all another illustration of western leaders failing to prepare their population –for the new world that is coming and to tell them we in usa can succeed if we harvest the best minds from around the world here but that requires a high level of public understanding that hasn’t happened yet in usa
S-         how could that have been operated

M the simplest way:  to prepare America people is to tell them – eg irreversible fact that china will once again have the worlds largest economy - .. the reality is America will come number 2 economy in the world – but as I wrote in book the great convergence all the americans I interviewed said we’ll continue with usa as number 1 – .gov cant say this publicly because its political suicide to say that in America- this shows there is something politically wrong in the culture of the usa and its media; it’s a result of the fact that the west has had dominance for 2 centuries that they cant conceive of a world in which the largest economies in the world wil l no longer ne western – even today 3 of top 4 are asian china, India japan (discounting eu as not a single economy)
S when we look at history its very European centric – feel world could have benefited from a more global understanding of history?
M You are absolutely right –one of most important areas of education is history – eg when I grew up in singapore – I learnt of history of English steel mils not of china and neighbors around us – we need to understand china , India asia in our own terms which frankly most western universities haven't started to study…
To give a simple example : if you read anglo saxon media and try to follow what happening in china – average westerner assumes nothing has change because a “communist” party is in power-  its true that as recently as 1980 chinese people couldnt choose where to live what to wear, 

today the same party is in power but personal choice is now everywhere – ( a  big market opportunity)
So stereotypes western media use to describe chinese people are maddeningly outdated – chinese now have a lot of personal freedoms which they are relishing, as a result the condition of the chinese people today is the best that has ever been in chinese history, and the future is opening every young chinese imagination (eg over 10000 startups weekly today, versus zero non-stated companies in 1975!)
And many in west are not aware of any of this creativity because the western media doesn’t explain that
S: Lets focus again on edu in china and India – long tradition but hierarchical/elitist?
How do you see changes to that?
M you are right that traditionally hierarchical and in india difficult to break down class system--- BUT here china is different since the cukltural revolution broke down the class system – so now the chinese communist party is building a meritocracy – India hasn’t caught up in rhat but even in India the untouchable class have started to have access to education and become university and banking leaders
IIT graduates in india are one of most amazing alumni groups in the world
You see their influence eg in california
In next book has west lost it? – examples of how poverty down from 60% to 10%- world middle class population is exploding – by 2030 more than half of the world population will be enjoying middle class standards

 2018 best or worst of times 
 so why not celebrating
M because doom and gloom of west – we need to persuade west the world is going to get better and better

S has west lost meritocracy because of narrow sense of standard examinations
- such exams in west are determined quite largely by family’s wealth – so has there been erosion of edu meritocracy in west?
M we meed to distinguish whats happening in ameerica where that has a lot of truth – especially as America deprives preschool – to be fair Nordica doing very good job in preschool – actually its model singapore is learning from’
in past in usa strength anyone could make it – now america has new class barriers due to wealth and making good education costly
s – let look at singapore where you are from –
M when singapore turned 50 in 2015 I wrote the huff post article – not since history had began has anty society liftes its people as fast as Singapore
So singapore remarkable case worth studying
3 point formula – MPH  m meritocracy p pragmatism h hoinesty
implement mph in societies to be successful
 mhp formula permeates through singapore education system – it imparts civic value explicitly – whereas other nations edu systems seem to shy away from value systems  (honesty otlerance multiculturalism)
Many aspects of singapore's story are miraculous

In middle of 20th C, Britain left behind string of multicultural colonies
The only one that hasn’t suffered multiethnic strife is singapore – result of continuous intervention by government 
for environment where everyone interacted communally – eg housing blocks ensures representaion of all the races
Without such intervention would have had ethnic separation as happens elsewhere
S – any final views or news on your next book and how wise alumni and friends can learn from you?

M I am linked in typical ways 
– my key point lot of pessimism in world – I want to market optimism –

 thats why I can up with has west lost it it – main thesis west can do as well a  rest but needs to relearn the value of its own 7 pillars- so eg china now celebrates pillar of free trade (why has west lost it) - the world is being turned upside down the more usa loses this pilar
Educate west population you need to make structural readjustment but you can do very well from that – huge middle class growth in asia will be an opportunity to trade but to do that west needs to change and look at world holistically and see the new opportunities- west needs youth to rediscover its confidence

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

absolutely brilliant
Genron - Yasushi Kudo https://www.c-span.org/video/?439386-1/brookings-institution-holds-forum-north-korea

President - The Genron NPO asks what if china, japan, south korea and any wellwishers brainstormed n korea as 30 million people development challenge

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