welcome from chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk living near bethesda's national institutes of corona-scared society-old homepage here: who do you learn from most? - in my case 4 generations of my macrae family tree who have lived or worked in most nations of the world .. work example: at worlds biggest ad agency i met a lot of powerful leaders but never have i been more privileged than 10 hours with fazle abed over 10 years of visits to bangladesh
BRACscholars- How did world poorest women (Bangladesh) build the world's number 1 sustainability goals economy? ..resilient community building plus
rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk contribute end poverty case for finance health education or other
national financial servicesultra poor grant :: village microfinance plus : : remittances : city bank :; merchant banking for poor ::
village health services village para-health- 10 most basic infant/maternal disease - wash program -- last mile specific solution eg TB
food security agricultural markets rice science other veggies science poultry dairy
digital banking model for up to billion unbanked bkash
childrens education networks aka girl empowered triple win edutech-healthtech-fintech

largest non gov provider of primary and pre-primary schools - teen-mentoring clubs -secondary scholarships

other national markets ..
international financial services remittances to bangladesh ---- partner funding for bangladesh and 13 countries - global club of "good" banks
other sdg priority coalitions of each of last 10 schol yeras to 2030
livesmatter.city tour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
help needed to map tours to universal vaccine coalition and other shared maps of sdg races and livesmatter.city
check out curriculum of entrepreneurial humanity started the economist xmas 1976

curriculum of entrepreneurship for humanity started in the economist 25 dc 1976

,,Learning, and social-economic action networking, around BRAC=the world's largest NGO partnership economy is a unique pursuit.
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Thursday, December 31, 2020

resilient community and other livelihood skills which came first at BRAC

60 years ago nothing made my dad, norman macrae, happier than sharing with readers of the economist, solutions 3 billion asians were finding to end poverty- dad had a special reason for such joy- he had spent his last days as a teenager navigating planes of bomber command around today's myanmar and bangladesh- dad knew that the poverty across the majority of the human race -who are continental asians - had been the unintended consequence of british colonialism and the worst corporation english capitalism ever propagated the east india company implememter of eg slave trading and opium as a currency

1977 related ref Rural Keynesianism by chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
The Economist's end poverty sub-editor and first journalist of the internet's entrepreneurial revolution

Before my father Norman Macrae died in 2010, he set up a small legacy for mainly student female journalist to visit bangladesh to help journalise how women had been empowered to build that nation born in 1971 tenth most populous and 2nd poorest in the world

I was privileged to enjoy several meetings with sir fazle abed of brac- he was concerned because the nobel peace laureate muhammad yunus had his system confiscated by the government and quite frankly the way western educators and the microcreditsummit process launched (from 1997 onwards) by the clintons explained microfinance was in critical (systemic and exponential growth) ways the exact opposite of how brac truly empowered women to build the bangladeshi economy - far the largest girls empowerment system ever designed with the exception of China. Brac is the benchmark case at huge scale of how healthy and skills-educated societies grow a place across generations not vice versa.

Nowhere in the 75 years since world war 2 has there been a servant leader like Fazle Abed. Before dedicating 50 years to working with the poorest village women he had been the regional ceo for the shell oil multinational. Then at age 35 a cyclone killed half a million people all around him. He concluded that the oil business was meaningless compared with human development work, returned to london to settle up has affairs and to see his flat in Putney, and returned to bangladesh in 1972 with about 20000 dollars. Right from the start, Abed's idea was to maximise community capacity - firstly by peer to training of how to build the minimal village homes but in a way that would be monsoon proof and as far as possible cyclone proof. Because of his experience with global business he was trusted to organise bottom-up disaster relief processes local capacity building was different to the norm of a global relief agency flying in , doing the relief, and then flying out again. It also meant that BRAC's dna was always about skills training- its servant leaders did not see themselves as banker or adminstrators but coaches as well as inventors of microfranchise designs- the most effective and efficient way that villagers could make things or provide services including health and safety.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

00:15 I am Suzanne Kell, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Asia Foundation and on behalf of the world of Affairs Council I welcome all of you it's now my pleasure to welcome and introduce ourdistinguished guest Sir Fazle Hassan Abed is the founder and chairperson of BRAC 00:37 Sir Fazle was born in Bangladesh and was educated at Dhaka and Glasgow universities he worked as a shell oil executive before founding brac in 1972 what began as a limited relief operation called the Bangladesh rural advancement committee 00:54 brac has turned into the largest development organization in the world and the largest ngo coalition- as of 2012 the work of brac reaches an estimated 126 million people in 11 countries throughout Asia Africa and the Caribbean 01:07 sir Fazle has received numerous awards we'd be here all night if I were to begin to read them but he's had many many great honors for his outstanding and really unprecedented achievements with brac these include the David Rockefeller bridging Leadership Award the inaugural Clinton global citizen initiative the Gates award for global health and my personal favorite which is the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership he's currently the age of Foundation's Cheng Lin Tian distinguished visiting fellow the Cheng Lin Tian visiting distinguished visiting fellow program honors dr. Tian who was chair of the Asia Foundation Board and was the Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley so here tonight to speak about lessons for poverty alleviation in the developing world let me introduce you ladies and gentlemen to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed welcome

02:10 thank you very much ladies and gentlemen good evening I thank the Asha foundation for inviting me to be here today and for you to invite me to speak tonight I thought of talking about Bangladesh's struggle with poverty alleviation over the last 40 years when I started brac in 1972 02:40 Bangladesh was was the second poorest country in the world the poorest country was at that time was Upper Volta now called Burkina Faso so we were the bottom of them of the league the poorest country it became independent after war of liberation for about about a year with Pakistan the country was in ruins in the early 1972 when I started practice coming back from India at the time so the initial task was relief and rehabilitation the first one year we are just trying to get people the relief to survive and then the once the relief phase was over one felt that the country was so poor the people were so poor one couldn't really leave them to their own devices one had to commit oneself to long term development 03:49 situation Bangladesh was in at the time:we had seventy-eight percent of our population below the poverty line and the poverty line was also very low in the sense that it was defined as adult finding 21 calories of food literacy rate was less than 25% then mortality rate of children the infant mortality was one hundred and fifty two per thousand; the child ?(under 5) mortality was two hundred and sixty eight per thousand per capita income was less than $70 so that was the situation 04:44 in Bangladesh we didn't produce enough food to feed our people we needed to import about three million tons of rice and our port system didn't have the ability to you to handle all this food... we needed to help Bangladeshis to feed themselves due to our infrastructure problem: schools were destroyed the bridges were destroyed and the country was in ruins. the government was poor and didn't resources -kissinger apparently jokingly said bangladesh was a basket case but I hope it's not our basket case

05:26 so that was the situation so...Bangladesh is last forty years has done remarkably well..Goldman Sachs recently said that Bangla is the next country after the BRICS 05:47 so Bangladesh has made progress and it's growing very fast it's about six percent annually right now and for the last ten years it has been growing more than five percent annually in last six 06:08 obviously if we keep up the growth in this present rate then we will be doing quite well and Goldman Sachs prediction might come true but then what do we did 06:19 so what did we do?that'ss the question that I'm going to try and answer and draw some lessons for other countries which are still poor and are confronting similar kind of problems have we faced5 now if you look at agriculture 06:40 Bangladesh we used to produce 15 million tons of rice paddy rice paddy in nine million hectares of land but over the last 30 years we have lost a million hectares of land in through other things eg infrastructure housing because our population has grown from 70 million we in had 1972 when we started to now 154 million so it's more than doubled but then food production has more than trebled so now producing 50 million tons of food rice production has grown up by more than the population growth rate so we are now --food self-sufficient

 so what did we do and why did Africa not do the same thing 07:30 and that's the question that I've been asking to myself the Green Revolution happened in Asia India of Bangladesh Vietnam China everybody took advantage of Green Revolution and idea many of you know who which which institutions were responsible for Green Revolution it was it was all kinds of institutions which were built by Rockefeller/ford Foundation and so on to own Agricultural Research which provided-this spearheaded the Green Revolution in Asia but in Africa it didn't have so when we when thirty years later I copy go to Africa brac goes to Africa it finds that there's no extension service going on there's no high-quality seats going on,there's no irrigation possibilities the government is not investing enough in infrastructure and so on so Africa is completely missed the Green Revolution 08:31 and then of course when I was on the board of IRRI International Rice Research Institute and I happen to be the chairman of the finance in our finance and Audit Committee and elevated five billion dollars to Erie to go to Africa 08:48 just before Agra which was started by Gates Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation on to produce enough research for crop in Africa was created about six years ago six years ago so there's so much so that's one lesson about food production and agriculture where Africa needs to learn from 09:22 extension work in high quality seeds,multiple seed multiplication exchange a extension of good practices that farmers need to learn and proper dosage a fertilizer usage of biomass for so all kinds of things that needs to be done 09:41 one had to learn those and and we are trying to as I'm now working more in more countries in Africa now we are working to implement some of the things that we have learned in our own work in Bangladesh

 turning to child survival we had at in 1972 as I said that mortality rate was high very high so we what we did we looked at what kills children infant mortality rate and child mortality rate more than half the children fifty-three percent of the children died from diarrhea and we has ...we all knew that you don't have to a child doesn't have to die 10:34 from the idea oral dehydration all you have to do is to rehydrate the body with saline water it's called oral rehydration solution and then the child doesn't doesn't have to die nobody needs to die from diarrhea Tidy is a self-limiting disease so we decided in 1979 it was the International Year of the child 10:54 looked at the statistics in Bangladesh too many deaths from children and I thought if there's so many deaths mothers are not going to limit family size because they need to have some children surviving in their old age so so there are two things that I wanted to do I wanted to cut down infant mortality for its own sake and secondly to get mothers to limit size of the of the family so we started a program in 1979 to try and go to every household in rural Bangladesh and teach mothers how to make oral rehydration fluid at home so there are 18 million family -households do we have to go and visit so the first 30 dozen household was done and so the program ran for 10 years and we went to every households we paid our workers on the basis of retention of knowledge by the mothers and whether they could make the ordered rehydration for it correctly and we had to test the efficacy of the of the solution the mothers made in the house because we didn't want to make the endanger children if the solution was not right-if there was too much salt it would be dangerous for children so that kind of the so the program went very well and mothers learnt initially of course we had some problem but we solved them ultimately and we had we conducted the program throughout the country last four years of the program Jim grant was then head of UNICEF and then he said to me that can I get can I do something for you ' i said if you can you come and talk to our president to try and get every child immunized he said of course I'll come so he came to my college though we were all he persuaded the president that we should immwhile unize all children 13:00so we did that so so the government and brac isa non-governmental entity but we took half the country -even as all children and the government took the other half and in four years it went the immunization coverage went up 13:15 from 2% to to 76% so that was and then our president was invited to the conference UN conference on children because this that's what he wanted to come true so so Jim planned apparently said that he won't be invited unless you reach 70 percent coverage since there was the incentive anyway so so the child survival we we won that and of course dramatically declined mortality of more than two hundred and sixty four per thousand or under 14:10 of programs we did we try to make programs efficient of course programs were made effective and efficient and of course they're scaled out throughout the nation and that was needed to have an impact on child survival and reducing infant mortality and then of course maternal mortality another problem we are working on it now
invitations from economistfuture.com - a media project of family foundation norman macrae, cbe, japan order of rising sun
31 years ago our book world class brands, influenced by multiple editors at The Economist, asked whether media can be designed to multiply love and win-wins not hate -to join professional association beieving this in integral to sdgs please contact chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

21 years ago our triole special issue of journal of marketing managent catalogued major brand leadership errors of the 20th centuty, and invited auditing professions to model 80% of a company or networks vale aroung goodwill/dbadwill expoenentials- an opposite maths to 90 days --- we reviewed the journal with harvard's marketing faculty whose head i hsd helped collect big database across 100 countries since 1980-: you may be right but no research funds in usa wpould ever be available for modeling 7 year impacts instead of 90 day extraction- we open sourced our value multiplication to track the lasst 3 yesars of total devaluaqtion of andersen accounting -value multiplication is as simple as if you zero trust with society how ever many trillins your business relationships are woth trillions times 0 does not equal trillion plus nought
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13 years ago my father norman macrae's cancer turned terminal- he wanted to understand one last economic miracle- how were the worlds poorest viullage women in banglaseh empowered over 5 0 years to build world leading health and education services for girls and livelihoods even while remaining system trapped on infgrastructure - bangladesh got the short straw geographicaly and timewise in being last top 10 population nation to gain independence from what london's bad capitalism had spun- 15 visits later i had collected 50 years of the bottom u jigsaw pieces which fazle abed passed on to brac university and the 30 college coalition of soros, ban ki moo0n, botstein and all who love seeing stidents find their place in the world - if you contact me with which part of the world's bottom up joigsaw you want to develop i will try and guide you to who to chat to first in the above legacy networks 
meanwhile if you are interested in changing the value distributed by every sports model so youth's real heroines get more shatre - see www.economistsports.net or www.economistarts.com 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

sir fazle abed died 20 dec 2019 - so we aim to catalogue cases partners of fazle abed coailitions here
health partners the finance servce then education and other partnere- you will se e that up to 50 ers worls connecting tguhe most digitallhyi divided vilagers to timing when to tgech leapfrog involes a lot of details - if you need ti understahd  case in much deeper levels than tehse summarues - we sugget you conatct leadership at brac univrsiti the colalition dur fazle abed set up t be his legacy

oral rehydration coalition -format peer to peer training in villages  e pakitan cholera lab , chinese barefoot medics james grant unicef - lives saved since 1970s quarter of all village infants humid asia (eg bangladesh d china)- direct estimate quarter a billion people led directly to half a million village mother jovbs- par health franchise -basic health education and pharmacy-  jointly with borlaug village rice businesses led to banking for poor microfinance plus first of 8 components of total value chain of banking for poorest- led indirectly to life expectancy rising 40 to 60s and end if cultural expectation that mothers bred 8+ children so that 2 boys live; led to brac village mothers being the grassroots fieldforce for small pox inoculation- and brac being leader in deepest approached to ending tuberculosis, cholera -one of the big lessons of treating infectious diseases in last mile health systems is maximise inputs of those who survived the disease and have the antibodies to be frontline local servants and virus tracers

ending stunting during first 1000 days - sufficient food security/infant nutrition vital during fort 1000 days otherwise neither body or brain will develop fully- rice became main food security staple to end starvation as well as a sustainable village business  mothers could operate- alongside this a veggie like carrots needed since rice alone doesnt have enough vitamins to prevent eg night blindness

asian alumni of the american borlaug saved a billion lives by researching how staple crops could be maximised to small farm production- some crops like rice really dont have much scale advantage- paddy fields do not have an equivalent to huge american plains- locally a farmer can minimise chemical fertiliser if she has a seed optimally adapted to local conditions and closely watch no diseases start- fortunately the food prize presents alumni of borlaug in a good mixture of chronology and most impact-
poverty alleviation worlds most valuable school curricula

food and water security, ambassador_kenneth_m_quinn/ former us ambassador to cambodia and 20 year coordinator of world food prize initiated by borlaug the american researcher "Green Revolution" who probably saved a billion asians from starvation or stunting - abed was the 28th? laureate , the first was india's DR Swaminathan , the second was dr chandler who founded the international rice institute (IRRI) in Philippines in 1955 and Taiwan's AVRDC in 1972, the third was india's Dr. Verghese Kurien a mechanical engineer who developed diary cooperative network for indi's small farmers "operation flood" 1965, the fourth dr niederhauser who helped make the ;potato the number 4 staple crop in the world by developing disease resistant potatoes - working out of mexico his knowledge made mexico self-sufficient in ;potato production by 1962 and he established the Inter-American Potato Program in 1961 and the International Potato Program in 1966 to allow scientists from many countries, to collaborate in solving food production problems. Such strategies became the keystone for the newly created international agricultural research centers. the fifth were americans Edward F. Knipling & Dr. Raymond C. Bushland whose work from the 1960s successfully combated particular insects ruining crops , the sixth was China's | He Kang former Minister of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China, for implementing the reform policies that enabled China to become self-sufficient in basic food during the 1980s when his work helped the chinese compound food production by 8% each year in the 1980s

remembering the colonial age left half of the world mainly on the asian continent subsisting from day to day every advance in small enterprise crop science mattered more in the 1950s than all the nuclear scientists - more precisely read our biography on how von neumann was desperate to have a few years on the planet innovating programable computers having given his life to us race to nuclear

maternal care and wellbeing going hand in hand with infant village case - in countries like bangladesh with not enough trained nurses even for the cities - designing the basic health services raising life expectancy to 60s required innovation of para-health networking as well as maximising relevant teaching in schools-

in transferring brac lessons to africa, forme world bank leader jim kim has said 2015 something along the lines- i now realise its not exponentially economic to design a nation "economic assistance" until is hs a basic health system which brac provides the best value example- of course there diseases that bangladesh doesnt get but with about 80% of world poOrest living between latitude 30 and minus 30 bangladesh is a lab for vast majority of goal 3 solutions

ending tuberculosis - brac solutions attracted partnerships with jim kim george soros paul farmer and bill gates - all during the period 1995-2005- this also ed to james grant school being the founding college of brac university and swarthmore's epidemiologist vice chancellor being a leading member of the original governing board of brac university- swarthmore college was also the inspiration of other only other wise education laureate to include new universities in his alumnis's toolkit for education revolution - see patt

finance partners
by being the worlds first bottom up relief agency founded by a former regional ceo of an oil company multinational sir fazle had the ability to change both model of disaster relief and of development in fact fazle dared integrate 4 economic levels at same time - 1 village, 100000 village positive cashflow replication, national leaders , global market leadership 
PGP goal 17 correction - he never left girls out of public private partnerships- it takes 3 value multipliers to triangularise a any system mapmaker will confirm

-in bangladesh the total value chain of finance is linked by brac models -as is international finance as far as remittances (into bangladesh these represent about a third of foreign currency earnings) or poverty relevant digital fintech is concerned- we will revert with a fuller list of partners - but brac's overall fintech solution is called bkash.com and its main partners today are quadir tech wizard family with mit-=dubai legatum support with bill gates and jack ma- the grant manual program is called ultra graduation - its research verification won the abdul latif/toyota middle east mit poverty lab nobel economic prize; microfinance plus (this model was never turned into a curriculum by 20 years of the american microcreditsummit whose elad storyteller was muhammad yunus), brac city bank with a focus onr 2nd generation of village mothers who now work in the city - this bank also connects with brac international interface for remittances- there is also a merchant banking coalition for the poorest led by brac)- the international operations of brac are handled out of the netherlands- brac was also a founder member of the trade association www.gabv.org global association of banks with values- this was co-founded by shorebank which for nearly 30 years was the benchmark financial service network for regenerating south chicago community- just as one of fazle's abed's core immunology knowhow partners was swarthmore's vice chancellor, shorebanks founders exchanged knowhow on banking

disaster relief agencies often collect funds only for relief- ie they fly in serve the immediate disaster relief needs and fly out with there being a bridge ti development- also tgheir process of tyelief does not maximise local training and it loses the relationshipos of trust which conversely sir fazle could build by living in a region to serve both relief and edeveklopmentg needs- although development economics gives fancy names - effectively sr fazle innovated direct cash gtrasfer - give this money and you will get this skilos capacity as well as reslient commuty aset (eg cyclone proof hut with pit latrine attached) scaling among these specified people- lend m oney and you will sgtart sustainable business in vilage which are designed as microfranchises : 1 so that if vilage mother worlks har she gets a ;positive cash flow - 2 so thye whole value china across the natuon included productivities and demnds of the pooerst

as well as microfinance plus which trains village women in a microfranchise and provides their saving and loan needs

ultra graduation gives the very poorest a grant and training so that over a 2 year period they can develop to stage that they can become a microfranchise owner
brac bank in the cities aimed to serve daughters and sons of villagers who had moved to the city, as well as local smes and put brac operationally in the middle of all emerging technologies starting with those needed to serve international remittances- about a third of all trading income into bangladesh comes from remittances

brac city financiers also have a consortium which can be described as merchant banking for the poor eg looking after currency and other issues that give the poor a seat in national decision making should a disaster hit

brac has an international office ipn the netherlands- it serves remittance; connects international fundraising for bangladesh as well as seeking partners who wish to transfer a brac solution to another country- brac cannot use any money earned in bangladesh so partners need to want to gtale long=ter responsibility for transfering a brac solution

brac also operates the world leading fin tech coalition for the billion unbanked- this uses text mobile - though the models for this first emerged among blackberry users in kenya, by around 2010 bangladeshi americans at mit had hired kenya's original system designer of mpesa and put together tech partners to match brac's deepest trust in the community- many of the partners in the coalition had first been brought to dhaka by this team with their for village phones- however after years of trying to implement this with muhammad yunus the etch experts moved on since a fintech model cannot be financed by an organisation with no savings- tech leaps forward require the ability to invest in leapfroging - the brac bank a billion coalition now includes jack ma and bill gates

brac is also a founding partner of gabv.org the global association of banks with values- this was set up with alumni of south side chcnago's shorebank; brac and shorebank shared a lot of ideas and new stages of development - unfortunately during the subprime crisis- the us bank that had built communities whchc obama emerged form went under;

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

i am not sure the world ever needs another olympics - anyhow not until we have ended all pandemics- if all the tech in the world cannot be humanly applied to that goal what is te pont of celebrating anything else

however I know fazle abed  (and so the world's largest ngo coalition) not only wanted to end poverty but like adam smith before him - he dreamed of a world that gave every person time to enjoy arts or sports as well as work and family/community -the experiential learning needed to entertain others builds the kind of self=confidence/respect every child most needs to know they can contribute

I would ask americans to consider www.kobe.mba and www.fazleabed.com as linking in the same future pathways for millennials to end plagues as well as not only legislating and  valuing all lives matter but enjoying all lives matter

Sunday, July 5, 2020

WORLDRECORDJOBS.COM & entrepreneurialrevolution.city  INVITE YOU TO JOIN the games - how would edit a card on sir fazle abed and others helping youth in sdgs races - compare with cards used by alumni od the world's richest such as bezos and ma  -rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
wrj101.jpg  Humanising AI can make 2020s most exciting decade for jobs creators and youth as the sustainability generation- i have participated in at leat 100 debates on what humans and machines can do since my fathers first 3 debated in The Economist from 1962

  • what if every child/teacher had a japanese pocket calculator (dad brought one back in 1962 from his Japan trip -the first of 30 annul surveys he wrote in the economist- at the time engineers and students opitimum tool was thye slide ruler- one lead dimesnsion of ai remains can computers be billion times more detailed stasti9cians than humsns alone cpould be if we give them real big data and demand analysis at smallest level of dynamics
  • will the moon race inspire optimism around teh world that no mission is now impossible- what are the greatest humans dreams on earth to aim fir
  •  where will people become alumni of gordin moore's promiose that electronic engioneers will increats chip capacity 100 fold every decadee - that's a truillion times more macine intel than man raced to the moon with

 coming soo first full pach of cards - rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk to join in forts rounds of the game - for now hear are some rough links
BEZOS link
Jack Ma link


TB Lee

GuangChang Fosun


Gordon Moore
Fazle Abed


Robin Li
Sergety Brin


Yoko Ono
Gandhi- Montessori

Jim Yonng Kim

leader ajinomoto
Leader Toyota/abdul latif

Founfer Uniqlo
Leader Jpan 7/11

Japan Emperor
Prince Charles
Lee Kuan Yew

Kai Fu Lee
We work founder


Kalam parted

Calcutta Lab OR
Pony Ma

Ren Z


Xi Jinping
Romano Prodi

Von neuman


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

africa collaboration cafe half day AT CUNY Brooklyn

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

what a lot we learnt for startup november

with special thanks to leaders of startup san diego, start up new york and startup african women and kenya rsvp  isabella@ unacknowledgedgiant.com if you have a startup learning to share

from kauffman

Startup Nations Awards Bring a Close to Global Entrepreneurship Week

nov sns 3Startup-focused policymakers and advisers gathered this weekend in Monterrey, Mexico, for the Startup Nations Summit (SNS) – and the official closing of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
The Startup Nations community has doubled in size this year, reflecting an increase in government interest to benchmark their efforts and properly evaluate the policies and programs being implemented around the world. The SNS produced a wealth of ideas from policymakers in more than 60 countries and in the weeks ahead, we hope to be able to share with you some of the most effective policies and programs being implemented – as well as new possibilities that can help communities around the world.
Against the backdrop of Startup Nations delegates sharing their experiences on various approaches to accelerate new and young firm formation in their countries, four individuals were recognized for their recent contributions in advancing entrepreneurship policy. 
With global interest in the economic power of new and young firms expanding rapidly, the Startup Nations Awards were created to encourage and guide a new generation of policymakers committed to helping entrepreneurs flourish.
Dr. Choi Yanghee, South Korea’s Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, received the Startup Nations Award for National Policy Leadership. He is the driving force behind the Creative Economy Initiative, one of Korea’s biggest administrative goals. Through the program, Choi has supervised the establishment of 17 Centers for Creative Economy and Innovation across major cities and regions, matching each of the Centers with leading companies. The Centers began opening in September 2014.
More than 300 startups have already come through the Centers, and 203 firms have shared $31 million in investments to date. As of August, 42,000 people have already participated in training and seminars on business creation through the Centers.
Neelie Kroes, former vice president of the European Commission and a special envoy for startups in the Netherlands, received the Startup Nations Award for Groundbreaking Policy Thinking. She was recognized for her instrumental analysis, innovative policy approaches and groundbreaking program concepts which significantly expand the frontier of entrepreneurship policy thinking in the Netherlands and throughout Europe. Of note was her plan to start and stop her initiative in 18 months – a bold challenge to others looking to have a big punch fast.
For the past six years, Kroes has helped put the subject of startups firmly on the agendas of major companies, banks, investors, government entities and knowledge institutes. She served as vice president of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda and put the topic of startups high on the European agenda.
After stepping down from the European Commission, Kroes was appointed to lead StartupDelta, an initiative to make the Netherlands the best-connected startup ecosystem and in Europe’s top three for startups.
Kroes was a key influencer in the Startup Europe program that aims to strengthen the business environment for startups so that their ideas and businesses can start and grow in the European Union. Part of that program was the Startup Leaders Manifesto, with inspiring founders from, Skype, Tuenti and Rovio, that was presented to the Chairman of the European Council. The Startup Leaders Manifesto inspired other national startup communities to do the same in their countries. This led a movement within the EU to change the business climate in favor of startups. 
At the local level, Bart De Wever, mayor of Antwerp, Belgium, received the Startup Nations Award for Local Policy Leadership. He and his team introduced the Antwerp Startup City Program in 2014, as an ambitious and all-encompassing response to the absence of a startup scene or city-wide program. 
The Belgian city’s initiative has four main goals – to stimulate entrepreneurship, provide a premium incubator network, have virtual incubation and see growth and internationalization. The program has improved Antwerp’s digital infrastructure by installing wireless Internet connections, LoRa and open-sensor networks. An aspect of the program, the City of Things project, improves Antwerp’s “user experience,” and involves local startups in continuously improving the digital infrastructure. 
The Startup Nations Summit was made possible by the commitment and leadership of Mexico’s National Institute of the Entrepreneur (INADEM). Since it was created in 2013, INADEM has worked to implement and refine programs addressing entrepreneurs’ needs – with a particular focus on businesses that contribute to solving societal problems through innovation. Its goals are: consolidating a healthy environment for the creation of new enterprises, particularly high-impact businesses; promoting an entrepreneurial culture among young people; building a network of specialized mentors; establishing new incubation models; helping fund the startup and expansion processes; and supporting startups and firms that are “born global.” In recognition of INADEM’s contributions to its country and to the Startup Nations movement, Enrique Jacob Rocha received the Startup Nations Award for Global Leadership. 
Overall, the gathering included a mix of substantive working sessions on effective approaches to accelerate new and young firm formation, along with inspirational and informative speeches from top-notch entrepreneurs like Chris O’Neill, CEO of Evernote, Uri Levine, founder of Waze, and Daymond John, founder of FUBU and part of ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank.” 
Silicon Valley, of course, cannot be replicated. There were unique factors that shaped it that will not likely happen in another place.  However, as each community embraces its own strengths, the Startup Nations community of policymakers can play an important role in identifying smarter ways the public sector can encourage thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems.  As we enter the nomination period for the 2016 Startup Nations Awards, let us know of the remarkable people and ideas being tested at local and national levels around the world.
Calling all envoys wherever aid markets are  not using mobile preferentially for poor, or are broken systems - due to top down financial-politico empires, wargamers or conditional aid, lack of end to end transparency of value chain or so so much PR greenwashing that a best for the world local solution simply cant afford to open source its replication to other countries. Also note the newly urgent failures caused by the reality that sustainable futures require compound investments over intergenerational periods not 90 day profit-takers audits

examples of best transformational app innovated by under 30s
give directly

examples of best for world solutions worthy of replicaaion
south africa's university for disadvantaged students - now 15000 alumni rich and transforming to 7th grade curriculum intended for teenagers to co-create million jobs in next 7 years

lucknow city montessori - the world's largest school would probably be where gandhi and montessori would be happiest to co-work if alive today- uniquely its thousand teachers love change- their innovations include the only peace curriculum certified by Unesco and an end adult illiteracy solution which children can usually help people achieve during their summer holidays

Friday, April 3, 2015

PovertyMuseums Micro Newsletter, april -send in worldwide envoy actions by april 30 for next news - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk< -PM archives
  1.  obama brings his last entrepreneur summit to kenya july; 
  2. Yazmi's 5 billion person elearning satellite 1 2 asked by kenya (during UN womens 1 2 3 summit in march to search water solutions next 
  3.  world banks launch of open learning campus last month began with citizen engagement 1 2 but were's the POP? 
  4.  Its just been announced that Pope Francis is offerening Obama a masterclass on POP on 23 september the day before his review with US congress- this means number 1 envoy question of 2015 is lileky to be how do we free student union clubs everywere to understand and celebrate pop earlier newsletter selection

Monday, July 20, 2009

Interview made with Mrs N Begum female co-founder of Grameen since 1976

Grameen began a project in 1976 of 4 people: Dr Yunus, Mrs N Begum, Professor Latifee, and Dipal Barua. All four lead the bank today in its 33rd year of helping humanity race to poverty museums by designing and replication social businesses round all of community's most vital service needs

Here is an extract on interview made with Mrs Begum summer 08:
Minute 12- Bangladesh 1976 - Gradually we started to talk to the women,- the first reaction , I’m a woman, I cannot do anything. My husband is responsible for any economic activities. Most of them never touch money with their own hand, because the husband is bringing all the things so she is not really handling any money matters. So when we started talking to them , they were really surprised,- oh you go to my husband, he can do something, I cannot do anything. So we gradually convince the women to take some money to start up some business, so some of them – very few – first loanee was Sophia. She was a beggar who startes to work. And others were just observing what was going on. Then one by one they came…seeing those who have the money are doing better. But it was not an easy task. From the beginning we had in our mind that at least 50% should be the women and 50% should be the men. To talk about that is easy, but to involve women in that scenario, it was not easy. So it takes time. One thing I should say, how women feel much better and the position came up. I was in a workshop in Tangi in 1979, and in that workshop I’m talking about: is there any change with their family, with their husband, the relationship? So one woman mentioned my husband never took me to doctor or never brought me any medicine if I feel sick. But later when I joined Grameen and I’m in money, now my husband goes to the doctor, brings the medicine. So I asked what is the reason ? She told me that this is – I am an "earning woman" – the important thing that you are depending on yourself, not dependent on others, husband or son or the father…and you come yourself and you give yourself some confidence. And this is the dignity of life.

So what Dr Yunus wants, to bring the dignity among all these women, vulnerable women, so that they can make their own future, they can make their children’s future, because the mother always loves her child very much.

If you need full 45 minute transcript - please contact chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk washington dc mobile 240 316 8157 you can also ask about 10 hours of transcript made wiht all founding directors of Grameen July 2008 the week the Nobel judges came to Dhaka to celebrate opening a Yunus Museum - a celebration we commemorated by sampling yunus10000 dvds- and 2 years later during Yunus Interdependence weekend 4 July 2010 Glasgow (first commemoration party to Norman Macrae) launch of Journal of Social Business

Monday, December 31, 2007

Xmas 2007: we first traveled to Bangladesh to ask whether youth could help transform education and economics around the worldwide goal of ending poverty. In 2009 we hosted a party with brac and grameen directors. Our dreams of learning from both Yunus and Fazle Abed started to disappear as ever more conflicts surrounded yunus. We started to see tech wizards gravitating round BRAC. To remember the passing of The Economist's Norman Macrae the Japan embassy asked Fazle Abed to host 2 roundtables on the future of teach and of Brac University. 2017: Alipay's first published partnership with sir fazle abed. In 20 dec 2019 sir fazle abed died. This brings us to our number 1 search of 2020s - can ali and brac scholars help youth be the first SDG generation?

Friday, November 30, 2007

Selection of PovertyMuseums newsletters 2008 In january yunus technology director asks for worldwide search of next stage of developing village hubs- as microcredit.tv pro-youth journalists know know: in the pre-digital era it took yunus directors 7 years to develop their centre format (massively repicated from 1983) in which one branch manager could network 60 by 60 hubs of village women (walked to by POP/bareffoot banker once a week) being responsible for their livelihoods and the sustainability of the 3600 families tey represented - in other words each grameen bank branch served life critical needs of about 20000 peopaulo freire type action learning network arouhd 16 decisions; and the (first no financial service didtributed by bank managers- carrott seeds)- so that every centre was twinned with a vegetable garden); and groups of 60 women organsiing their mnen to develo sanitation systems around pit latrinnes, and then aan aga khan award for the safest minimalist cyclone proof hut with an unique mortgage system (only the mother coould take pout tyhe lopa- so for the first time village women and their children were more legally secure than their husbands)_ because of this bottom-up hub structire yusnu was choseb by by soros, MIT and telenor to be worlds first partner in experimnnting with mobile phmne empowerment of village women back in 1996 but the biggest question of end poverty world at start of 2008 was - what ahs been learnt form fisrt 12 years of mobile women4empowement and what are most exciting timmping points are parallel experiments around mobile now freeing around world of ending poverty -and PovertyUni that may most openly study this during 2008 Kenya became a world leader in answering this quesion - see stories of IHUB and ushahidi, and mpesa and safari, and how tis all started back in 1999 wit yujus friend ingrid munro inventing te world's nmber 1 model of banking for slums and happy families here youth are trusted to rebuiold communities

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Selection of PovertyMusuems Newsletters Dec 2007 to date

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Selection of PovertyMuseums newsletters 2014


visiting Japan for first time in 20 years- always the place that inspired 2 generation of my family most having started the quality systems revolution out of which electronics and computers became possible- and tus starting 1960-2060 as asia pacific collaboration century

 here are my souvenir business cards as I chat to medical students at tokyo university, sons of Toyota presidents and Dr Yunus main connector in Japan - Okada-san


Friday, December 31, 1999

which leaders and brand networks do under 30s need to be alumni of to be the sustainability generation? votes welcome - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk ps as diaspora scots we believe that family trees develop sustainable economics especially SDGIRLS- tell us if your family has helped youth sustain more value than jackma.family

update 2020 - top 10 networks for students and teachers of sdgs generation to be alumni of

1 fazle abed' and partners 50 years of helping billion poorest women develop global villages- health partners kim farmer soros gates; financial partners gates, jack ma, quadirs/mit, education partners cambridge, wise, yidan, -brac u and bux; food security partners most borlaug alumni, japan aid - country-grant partners netherlands, britain

2 schwarzman scholars- college partners 100 nations joining tsingua beijing , oxford rhodes -also epicentre of virus research , mit boston

3 jack ma partners - commerce alibaba partners, finance ant finance parters, education un and new foundations of ma from 2019 includes histo9ric mentoring by soft bank masa son and yahoo's jerry yang

4 top 10 livesmatter cities including vienna and hong kong

infrastructure investment banking partners of china and japan and korea and asian - includes 26 nations railway - see tours 1 2

help search out rest of top 10


Chartering Thoughtpad

Windows <1>to <15>click to 1996 Handbook 16 to 20 links to Value Exchange (VE) Business Modeling
CREATEComm'nsBrand profileESSENCE
Who would uniquely miss what if this brand did not exist?
IDENTITY What inventory of design codes are invested in the brand? How is each code actually being translated in branding smart , visible and memorable relationships,?

HERITAGE/ FRIENDSHIP What else carries over from yesterday's relationships with consumers/clients which explains why we are who we are?
What effect does past culture have on the future?
FUTURE NEWS What else to "do now" to keep brand newsworthy and fit for competing in future business environments?What sorts of products/services will it have in five years time?
OTHER CREATEWhat else can (re)create leadership and ensure that we cannot be outpositioned by competitors?

MANAGEactionsMASTER-BRIEFING As the economies of new types of media proliferate, how do we ensure consistently efficient integration of contributions from all of our creative agencies? "Glocally"!?
What jobs are the different media channels doing?
QUALITY& VALUE How do we get perceived competitive quality and value consistently right for every consumer and customer with every product and service directed in the brand's name?
How do we set goals and measureperformance?
FLOW/NET-WORKINGAs brand formation flows across the organisation, is every department contributing optimally to the success of the brand?
Are experts sharing their topline knowhow on process opportunities and risks?
UMBRELLA CONNECTIONS Are we making full use of new marketing rules associated with umbrella and banner brands?
Do managers understand how marketing's "rules of targeting" must be balanced by "rules of connecting"?
What else would enhance teamwork and support balanced management of the brand's objectives? Eg how do we appraise managers for what they contribute in the medium term as well as the short term?<10>
DIRECTInvestmentsInnovation profileBRAND ARCHITECT What is brand's role within brand architecture? (eg corporate brand, product sub-brand?), Is the architecture focused at right levels and suitably interconnected to lead our sphere of business whatever types of world class competitor emerge?
Which employees feel threatened if we change our brand archi-tecture?<11>
STRATEGYARCHITECT Are there any other disconnections between our strategic visions and the totality of our brand architecture? Eg do we have the right core competences?
Who will be our competitors and will be our partners?

ORGANISATIONARCHITECAre there disconnections between our organisational missions, roles, culture etc and our brand architecture? Eg do we set the right performance goals for branding to keep control of the added value chain?

DRAMA OF LEADERSHIP Is the brand's purpose motivating enough and so well understood that everyone in the business team urgently senses what to "do now"?
Who is really responsible for the brand's goals?
Are we fearless in identifying with the change scenarios that will earn our stakeholders' trust?

What else connects each brand and the brand architecture with prioritised organisational capabilities and strategic competences?

business MODELVE profile
What value do consumers uniquely want from us? ( If our VE is not already buyer-centric, when & how do we change from being seller-centric? )
How do we build this in as a win-win in our VEBusiness Modeling?
What value do employees most want from us?
How do we build this in as a win-win in our VEBusiness Modeling?
Business Modeling?
 Business Modeling?
Who are the other stakeholders whose relationship loyalty we depend on? What do they want and how do we build them into our VEBusiness Modeling?