Help update 30 collaborations of the greatest economic miracle- see how a billion people ended extreme poverty. If younger half of world are to be the sustainability generation do you see urgent clues from 1 banking 2 food 3 health 4 education 5 women-empowered communities?
My father norman macrae was lucky in his 20s – he had survived being teenage navigator bomber command in world war 2 and while sub-editing the economist he met von neumann (father of computing) who told him there would be 100 times more tech every decade from 1955. So dad’s life's work tried to edit sustainability exponentials at the economist. From 1984 he and I wrote 2025 report that gamechanging education would probably determine sustainability or extinction. 2010 When dad died Japan ambassador to Bangladesh invited me to meet sir Ma href="">fazle abed who had helped a billion women with education they needed to collaboratively end village poverty across asia. I said I wanted to understand how he had designed education partnerships and he said you can also help me with a challenge after I am gone. If I am right sustainability will depend on how much we support 20 year old graduates of 2020s collaborate in replicating community solutions needed to be the first sustainability generation washington DC +1 240 316 8157.

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DUBAI FEATURING 4 UN branches (not free not virtual?)
SDGoal 5 womens sdg entrepreneur networks as world's happiest COLLABSSDG1 financial services to end poverty4 Education for life & livelihoods2 Food/Agri for nutrition & ending famine..3 Last mile health services to sustain generation.
 5.4 Asian & Southern world's lead partnership of 100 universities' graduates as first sustanability generation (20).1.1 change aid (49)... bottom-up, collab, mimic nature4.1 livelihood skills edu (49)
2.1 rice microF (47) 3.1 Oral Rehydration (43)
5.1 First metavillage platform of 100K people (15000 homes) -without electricity grids or connections to rest of nation (50)1.2 microfinance+ (45)4.2 primary school (35)2.2 veggie microF (44) 3.2 para-health last mile doordash basic meds (41)
5.3  brac internet- Abed's second quarter of century of poverty alleviation brings tech partner platforms and leapfrog opportunities1.3 Ultrapoor grad (30?) now 50 nations4.3 secondary apprinticeships (28)2.3 aravind arts & cash crops (43) 3,3 nationwide vaccination (36)
5.2 Outreach of Grassroots networking - first billion women to lift up half the sky - chinese and bangladesh share urgent action learning microfranchises goals 2 to 5 (different systems financially though mirror need as microfranchise counterbalances state interests in monopolising source of wealth) (47) china american friends help swap gift to brac super-rice variant for knowledge of oral rehydration) 1.6 brac 2nd headquarters - netherlands wins global social business constitutio (12)4.4 BU national university (20)2.4 poultry  over million livelihoods(20+) 3.4 tuberculosis and global fund partnerships (20)
5.5 Brac microfranchises start up in climate adaptability -smart village exchanges - eg brac social forestry (33) 1.5 bkash SDworld's cashless bank (10)4.5 early childhood playschool (15) now 50 nations Dairy (20) 3.5 convene world frugal programs (20) eg wash sanitation 
5,6 zoom me up scottie (learning curves 1 year cop26 ; 63 Abed graduation Glasgow U; Adam Smith 264th annual moral sentiments alumni network).1.4 paradigm for SDnation's city bank (15)..4.6 Abed Luminaries with Yidan (3)2.6 leading 14 agri-nation value chains (10-20+) 3,6 James Grant (17) School Health- first world class at BU

main research themes fazle abed asked journalists friends on The Economist's Norman MacraeGlasgow Adam Smith Scholars, Prodi and other co-signatories of 1976's Entrepreneurial Revolution, and his 40 year 2025report futures of sustainability begun 1984 to keep questioning parents of millennials and 2020s graduates

why did you found a university- what did you mean by brac university as a meta-collaboration platform with all other brac/billion womens partnering platforms (in designing why did you agree with MOO but insist C =Collaboration)
2 what if only education can prevent extinction ; and only women villager networks can deeply scale (& leapfrog with) data and tech of 5 primary sdgs food security, last mile health 100% including WASH,  resilient community finance as well as livelihoods training and collaboration entrepreneurship
3 what if the knowledge of universities representing 65% of 2020s graduates is entrepreneurially deeper for many un agendas that the knowledge of 4% of global  youth out of american universities?
4 why did you personally spend more time on brac playschools in your last 10 years than all the other ages of girls livelihood training 
5 how do you see bangladesh growing up with its giant neighbors China and India as well as past colonial empires that drew so much of the maps/borders of asian continent/cultures - particularly british and commonwealth aid, netherlands, and Japan
6 finally as asia's leading young engineer who then studied 50 years of how womens productivity sustains what male technologists and entrepreneurs cannot do -what's the future of male and female leaders need to look like if every next child born is to have a good chance to develop & present their pick of fall 2021 -thank you to Japanese owners of Financial Times

at we started mapping value exchanges as network
2 out of 3 humans are asian so sustainability wont happen without mapping asian solutions; what amazes us is how many billion dollar value exchanges existed before mobile technologies; as tech goes everywhere deep data may often be doublechecked with manual maps

eg how did some asian nations partner unicef to achieve 99% vaccination even in rural areas with no electricity grids

we classify the unicorns around 5 deepest needs
h= health safety networks to every last mile
f= food and water security to every last mile
p=designing finance to end poverty
e=education for lifelong livelihoods
rc=resilient collaboration/communities - what community systems need fixing -eg are women or another deographic an underclass: is the community disaster/climate ready -and how does it ensure its not being dumpen on by bigger neighbors...

ur library of asian develpment models goes back to 1962

Monday, December 31, 1973

4.1 livelihood training for metavillage 5.1 aka visit/partner 100000 villagers birth of Nation BRA-Collab

Bangladesh Rural Advancement

Over the half century from 1970 it is possible to study the greatest economic miracle ever - over a billion continental Asians ended extreme rural poverty - BRA-Collabs became the platforms where world aid experiments/partnerships were transformed; the last quarter of 20th century saw grasroots networking of this transformation across the tropics particularly Bangladeh and China where both nation's advance was only possible with women empowerment from year 2 of BRA-C the organisation's overarching purpose was livelihood skills education for all ages of student and for teachers  -ABEDmooc related references 4.1   5.1


fazle abed's through 1960's Abed had become Shell Oil Company's leading Asian Engineer under 35 -potentially his biggest mistake: moved by his homelands triple crisis (1970 cyclone, 1971 war of independence, famine - each killing million people)

... he spent his life savings -building metavillage of 15000 homes for 100000 people. 

His mistake failing to anticipate total lack of resources and livelihoods - he found mothers and infant dying in the village pathways every week - essentially the question why didnt I start with more manageable number of people in both skilling up villagers and designing local business for life saving needs. Abed turned this into entrepreneurial advantage - the 100000 person meta-village became his first platform for partners- promising them a COLLAB - test a microfranchise concept and its scaling within parts of 100000 before potentially replicating across 1970s 90% rural Bangladesh. This became 1.1 a total transformation of trickle-down aid and or charitable relied (typically separated from skills development)

BIRTH OF NATION 1971- poorest, 8th most populous; least land per person of any many rural nation; almost zero infrastructure after 2 colonisations and war of independence

it is important to understand the demographics of bangladesh rural families - while an average one room home might have 7 or more occupants- cluster of 7 homes would probably pooled human resources in sharing daily tasks

whilst a typical home would have 1 mother 1 father 1 grandparent 2 infants 1 under 11 and 1 teenager

the father mainly work outside the village during the day- anyhow the mother would be the homemaker and historically not permitted to leave the village; if the teenager was a girl  by age 14 she would likely be sold off/dowry as a young teenage bride; some teenage males would become teenage grooms; others might soon be sent to the capital or abroad to remit earnings far beyond that any villager of 1970s could imagine (even as we enter 2020s one third of forming currency earnings of the nation come from remittances)

of course no home was exactly average ; as many as half of mothers in 1972 might be expected to have 8 or more children - in poorest villages as many as half of infants under 5 would die of dehydration or eventually of malnutrition ; vicious circle- every family's goal was ro bring up one or two health men; until infants stopped dying mothers would be expected to breed children -the idea of village  businesswomen didnt really exist from history   -and indeed breeding and bringing up the children was so much work that village women did not have the energy to run a business too; and schooling barely existed for women - perhaps half of males and three quarrters of females were illiterate in brac's metavilage

by deigning micrpfranchises for women to make positive income- folal points needed to prioritise the busienss being a life saving service - eg mush more efficient vilage rice production was forst way to end starvation - but ultimatley the colaboration interactions of all 100000 people needed cultural "re-education"

abed designed brac around the values of brazilian paulo freire - ie educator as servant leader - who acrion learns with the poor rather than assuming he knows everything - or thet the education curriculum is known; the vast majority of all brac staff (over 50 yeras rising to over 100000 plus) are village skills coaches 

all other education colaboration solutions of brac build with this - for example between 1985-1995 brac became the world's larget non-government schoosl operatpor- about 40000 one room primary schools (monetssorri style) - the teachers tejmselves had emerged from the first 14 years of brac - where the first metavilage had been where almost all brac solutions were forst concept tested but became models that all across bangladesh 100000 metavilage clusters benchmarked as how to develpp what had begun as 90% rural nation and 100% poorest in the world with 8th largest population

when we talk about asian women empowerment and vilagers being their own agent of poverty mitigation over the last 50 yeras - the two paralel cases are bangadesh whose population dynamic we have just tried to describe - or china's situtaion which was diametrically opposite in the sense of the one child policy but also demanded women rise in productivity - the cultural revolution was about women lifting up half the sky, viages supporting 100% employment; generations becoing dependent on their young adults; spaced 20 yeras apart - half of all families would be dependent on their 20 yera old female as potentially many times smarter or more connected than her parents

so while culture and finacial sourecs were different - the reality os chiense and bangladeh vilage motehrs needed ti swap solutions while vilages were defined by lack of access to electricity , and when tech partners started coming to vilages in solar and mobile forms - the scxeond half of the greatest economic mirace of billion girls ending extreme povery was ready for millennium goals liftoff...