100 times more tech every decade has changed everything - see von neumann alumni; BUT which universities and school systems are helping youth connect PRACTICE most needed for last mile sustainability everywhere children are born to sustainably co-create with; .
..Can humnas design a world in which each next girl born has a good chnace to thrive?Clearly this question was not the purpose of the white men from Europe who from late 1490s set out to acquire places -in new world America via old world Africa and Asia...Scot Adam Smiyh can be read as both the last person to ask this question in would before engines (moral sentiments 1758) and first 16 yeras of engines (advantage of nations 1776) . (Adam's first disappointment was that Scotlan's land of engineer was unable to join in an united states of english speaking freedom- instead america decalred indepndenc leaving Scots ruled by London. iN 1843, Lomdon Scot James Wilson founded The Economist to renew Smith's question - could queen victoria start desiging empire of commonwealth instead of one starving the Irish, stuntiing the peoples of India etc/.The centenary autobiography of The Economist in 1943 recognises that root cause of world war was the then G* most powerful nations had not been addressing this question: when the war ended in 1945 the UN was foinded to have another go at asking this question as well as to reboot advanced economies.It can be argued that about 75 years later, digital UN2 as advanced by Guterres (with quest for digital cooperation beginning 3 months before his 10 year appointment when educatirs reviewing the first year of sdg4 saw a system with no hope of most youth's inclusion- humans didnt not just need goals but transformation of systems connecting every community) Apps that share life critical knowhow multiply value in use unlike consuming up things. It beggars belief that essentially the same 8 empires that misapplied machines 1760-1939 have brought the world to the verge of extinction again by not valuing digital cooperation/learning economics even though we have had satellite coms since 1964 and von neumann 1951 briefed economist journalists on the world's most valuable question what (above zero-sum) good will peoples do with 100 times more tech every decade 1930s to 2020s....You don't even need hi-tech to see how a billion asian women ended rural poverty 1972-1996. At fazle Abed's 80th birthday party a tent went up at brac's car park in dhaka with 5 subspaces - each was like a waxwork's stiry of a decade of progress so you couild see what added to what in what sequence (figures were actually made of paper mashier. We have filed the journey of the 30 greatest cooeprations womens webbed to end extrreme poverty here. Lets hope it reminds those lucky enough to be at the edge of every hi-tech under the sun that the most valauble purspoe (indeed all sustainability goals) needs to go deep into maos blueprinted by hand. Otherwise an algorithm is only as usful as what data it excluded. Abed died decembere 2019 just before guterers started to ask will un2.0and ed3 get digital cooperation right or are we condeming the younger half of the world to be the first extinction generation.What would you do if you were a young economic journalist who had survived his last drays as a teenager as a navigator in allied bomber command burma campaign and in 1951 you meet von neumann in princeton and were instructed on the biggest journalistic scoop ever - train economic journalists to ask what peoples want to do with 100 times more tech every decade 1930s to 2020sI can tell you what my dad norman did, and some of his followers. Dad really liked Kennedy' two sixtoes challges: moon race mostly because staellite telecoms could one day connect all being to share life critical knowhow; and interdepence of a triad of human development - about a tenth out of atlantic 2.0 (ie america) about a tenth out of atlantic 1.0 west europe - over 65% out of pacifi ocean with perhaps 15% yert to identify which coastines to access world trade from (80% being shipped); meanwhile dad spent hos 1950s listening to what peopels wanted - eg as only journalists at borth of eu messina 1955; aged 39 the economits let dad sign one surbvey a yera so 1962 he chose peoples of japan and asia Rising; 1963 peopels of Russia; 1964 brazile and latin america...1969 rainbow alliance of usa;from 1972 dad was alarmed that nixon had taken dolar off gold standards - so he addeed in 40 year future survey focusing particulary=ly of new tech of finance, education and health; by 1976 romanno prodi was joining in translating the entrepeeuirial revolution worldwide communities would need... and from 1884 dad and I tuirned 40 yera futures into a book form - 2025 report listing sustainability deabliens and probable best first and last chnaces to globally and locally brainstorm solutions - of course alumnisat needed to bring down costs of millennails universities to near zero - the opposite of making colege studnts the biggest debt class.While covid makes Asian networking a challenge, I mainly host meetings in ny (eg around Flatiron) or DC region or by zoom; i am interested in people who have a solution they want to mentor 1000 student community builders to apply; speed & scale- if app is really useful you soon get 1000 by 1000 alumni actions for sustainability -12 years ago my number 1 sdg hero started debating 100 times more effective universities and this matched my dad's life work at the economist so this is why- i now believe 1000 mentoring circles can be funded through NFTeds but only where endorsed by United Nations- could this fit with whatever you most want to share?? - more coming at www.alumnisat.com and friends' co-platforms of metacodes.comwelcome from chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk Who do you learn from most? 40 years ago - I co-authored 2025report.com - searching for world's partners in sustainability. After 9/11 I nearly gave up until my friends and I came across Fazle Abed and a billion Asian women's work since 1972. After 15 trips to Bangladesh here's a catalogue of extraordinary partners in sustainability and transforming education

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
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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