In 2016 the human race spends 1000 times more money and time on Learning Commns Tech. We invite you to vote for the the most productive Youth Economies (more) linking in 3 billion new jobs that were impossible to co-create in times when distance caused communications to be expensive and the idea of an app being mobilised any time any place by anyone sounded like science fiction.

Let's begin with the most exciting girls empowerment economy: its human epicentre is Sir Fazle Abed in Bangladesh of the world's largest and most collaborative NGO known by hundreds of partners and millions whose education calling is girls empowerment as pre-digital BRAC and post-digital BKASH -currently the world's largest cashless economy co-created by and for girls faced with poverty's and sustainability most extreme challenges. Starting the search for how to value this youth economy was to be the last project of The Economist's Norman Macrae whose work (more) on the Entrepreneurial Revolution of millennials 3 billion new jobs began with this (Keynsian inspired - more) future history in 1972. RSVP or to start linking in text Norman's family in wsshington DC at USA 240 316 8157
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Monday, July 24, 2017

diary of global girls health

7/23/17 jim kim linkedin  - discuss - eg Sir Fazle Abed connects girls ultra important youth economy of the sustainability generation - hope that Jim Kim team  connect this with education commission, jack ma's big data small curricula at UNCTAD, Guterres and Jinping's inspiring global 2.0,  as well as world development report on education in time for girl empowerment to be the number 1 innovation stage at Argentina G20 summer 2018 in line with the POP models of Franciscans and last mile health networks, next phase of bkash as blockchain platforms become integral to transparent intergenerational sustainability. For multilateral assistance to be great (let alone peaceful and safe) for girls again, we need to get beyond meetings that PR aid and distribute action learning bottom-up. These next 3.5 years of should be youth's most exciting times in regaining sustainability for all our futures. Instead there is not one us university or media reporter that shares what sir fazle has  innovated with youth in spite of his knowhow being critical to deepest sustainability solutions.  BRACnet While my family (co-publisher )   friend of Dr Yunus   please value Sir Fazle's knowhow  as #1 in open learning campus empowering girls lives

2016 jim kim visits bkash
2016 jim kim boirthday telegram to sir fazle
related reference global health for poorest - melinda gates interview cgtn tian wei 7/25 -philanthropies representing only about 1% of economy can only test- they then need partnersto scale -- but more

world knowledge centres of health for poorest bangladesh brac (since 1972) first to scale rural natioin oral rehydration late 1970s adopted by unicef then leader commerorated at brac univesrityjames grant public school of health- PIH:. boston and haiti since 1984, cuba, russian prisons sponsotred by geoirge soros, rwanda (2008?) special last mile health challenges eg end ebola -alse china barefoot doctors - if we are going to  spend 1000 times more on learning commns tech - univesrfal affordable healthcare will be key sector to track (The Economist 1984)  

during his first year at world bank jim kim transitioned his life experience asking all young professionals to intervene in value chains the same way parthners in health had -
dear kathy 10 years into publishing journals etc started with muhammad yunus has led my english and chinese speaking friends of women empowerment to value ideas of alumni of sir fazle abed at brac, and of china's radical leaders of Youth Economies; the opportunities of 2017-2018 are unlike any i have ever seen; picking a top 3 youth economies is a continuing survey but here are prelim results

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Youth Economy( YE1.17) GREEN BIG BAG CLUB 
Sustainability summits chaired by china's xi jinping have led directly to Korea founding green big bang club for 2000 place governors determined to benchmark how to race to carbon zero; last month I was in Korea at the annual governors meeting of the green asian infrastructure investment bank attended by delegations from 80 nations- the reasons why Korea will make a hi-trust hosts of green big bang club became clear - obviously i would like to make sure that any green networks of bcorps maximise connectivity with green big bang club especially as the chinese graduate i have worked longest with comes from changsha the hometown of  Zhang Yue

YE2.17 Sir Fazle Abed's Ultra Girl Empowerment Collaboration Networks
While China is truly committed to sustainability goals it doesnt have the solutions experience that assembled around the life works of Sir Fazle Abed at BRAC and bkash- girl empowerment solutions in places with zero infrastructure is not China's forte ; xi jinping starts the second 5 years of his mission to rejuvenate china and all global youth 2.0 this summer; Dc's Brookings has the number 1 English-speaking scholar on Xi's next 5 year diary; India is scheduled to be absolutely critical to Xi Jinping during class year of 2018-2019 but maximising china's knowledge of Sir Fazle Abed's work cant come soon enough especially as it has the  same anthropological and value origins as jim kim and pope francis and the g20 argentina summer 2018 is the one scheduled event on the world stage to ensure the most ultra solutions to ending poverty and lost sustainability are included in all world leaders awareness. In a world where english speaking youth have been sidelined by trump and brexit, Britain's Lord Stern is pulling out all the stops to maximise British testimonies to investments in BRAC and those aspects of culture that queen and commonwealth have a tacit contribution to make

YE3.17 Jack Ma predicts that Big Data Small Platforms will enter the world's top 5 economies by 2021
That big data small coders win out over big data big coders is sustainability critical- getting blockchain apps right for sustaining communities and life-shaping social sectors is a once in a lifetime opportunity; more generally we need teachers of 5th graders to know whats at stake as we map back all the technologies of 4th industrial revolution which could be designed to be jobs enriching but in the west are still being mainly designed big brother way round

sincerely chris macrae
a note on youth economies; keynes life work concluded that economists were youth's greatest enemy except where these designed intergenerational system to exponentially improve youth livelihoods out of every community and end poverty - even as the world makes a lot of noise about sustainability goals, the biggest 100 economies (two thirds being big corporates) are far away from empowering youth sustainability- we invite everyone to vote on youth economies 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

sunday kim meets sir fazle in dc Jim Kim on LinkedIn: "It was wonderful to take…

sir fazle has always been the deepest living curriculum of girls empowerment, the one that most lives up to the 1960s ideology of latin america that i know of as preferential option poor on which all kims work was based on too

china (see guterres testimony attached) will do a lot of good things for sustainability generation and SME livelihoods but it doesnt go as ultra as sir fazle's experience of how women lift up half the sky

the g20 in argentina (july 2018 but whose research is now led out of buenos aires and is core to class of 2017-18) is where sir fazle's knowledge needs to collide both with the world leader debates of xi jinping and the tech capabilities of jack ma, and the values/hopes of franciscans - its really the only worldwide stage latin america has during these climactic times of americas dominated by random moves of trump and the east connected ever more sensibly by china's global 2.0

I was in korea last month where 80 national delegations concerned with green infrastructure investment banking listened to gaps in world bank and ifc structures including testimony from recent head of IFC; i do not believe that jim kim on his own can make the connections that the oas, the iadb, blum could now help make - thats if you want the deepest of girls empowerment and the smartest of technology redeisgning girls livelihoods however small their enterprises, however disconnected much latin american trade routes still are

cheng li at brookings in dc is the most knowledgeable person in usa other than kissinger on the goals and diaries of xi jinping- he repeatedly says jinping wants to know the right way to meet pope francis to understand whether franciscan and confucian cultures can bridge each other while english-language ones due to manic media have temporarily lost their way; our youth ambassadors at vatican university want to help but dont know how

should we meet?.. apologies if my pleas seem repetitive- they are based on 10 years, 40 meetings with yunus 11 in bangladesh, several hours of briefing by sir fazle , 7 visits to china in last year thanks to indomitable young chinese spirits led by amy and her friends at Tsinghua University- so much will tip in the next 12 months that americas may never get back-- tomorrow i meet with the origin of all yunus microsolar knowhow- korea launched green big bang club for 2000 governors who want to benchmark how their people can be first to carbon zero- are their place governors in latin americas who would at least like to know that club exists as one of china's urgent efforts to get climate back? lord stern who for a decade led gordon brown's green research has been asked by china to interview 15 eminent people and structure this into argentina g20 debriefings july 2018 and mumbai aiib2018 june 2018; jack ma has made argentina his number 2 international partner in small enterprise free trade with prime minsters of argentina and chile (michelle bachelet previously first head of UNwomen) leading goodwill relationships between latin america and china

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

here's sustainabilty generation's new game for class of 2017-2018 vote for top 10  youth economies which needs debriefing argentina g20 july 2018 and aiib mumbai june 2018 

 diary 2017=18 singapore oct - how can i help make sure you have access to many possible brianstorming angles  before then -have you been introduced to korea's green big bang club mobilising 2000 place governors who want to be first to benchmark carbon zero- ought to be wonderful to open space

eg denis knows blockchain as does jayfus; amy's friend lee knows tokyo and sports etextiles -potentially huge in changing 21st c olympics (alibaba having taken over from coke as lead sponsor through tokyo la and paris) in ways that london never quite did

we now have the leaders of the un and the world bank accepting that jinping (and maybe ma) have changed what futures are possible for global2.0 and youth but the irony that there is no place leader left in power in english speaking world that jinping can bet his 5 year future on which the next 3 months determine back in beijing as he is permitted toi choose all of china top team as long as no more bad accident happen  

- with trump a random game player and may unable to map who she connects -clearly the english world is a very confused place

I think the following analysis is valid to develop market conceps around

in 1999, the western world left china out in the cold in terms of seeking solutions to sustainability- even as it became a top 3 economy it wasnt in g7 and was given the consolation prize of being one if g20

so china has been discussing intergenerational partnerships with anyone who will listen including as it happens putin

in comparison with such , one could imagine jinping would love to have one hi-trust leadership relationship with what in past times we could call a normal english speaking leader of the west

it turns out that there are exactly 2 brits that china does trust with all its summits
one is lord stern - if i can get a meeting with him before october 2 would that be a priority for you

or how else can you amy and i help each other help get the english speaking world linked back in to all the exciting creative collaborations that ma and jinping now multiply with youth and girl power in particular- ironically jack ma (main 3 year goal to develop ecommerce platform a a top 5 economy with only china japan and usa larger) now needs knowledge of her girls make brand consumption decisions which he admits he has data on but no smart western advice on   - i am afraid i dont tryst the thomas gads or marketing councils of this world- do you still have some inner group of marketers who want top do good with big brands that we could spend day retreating with

by the way did amy ever introduce you to her main peer mentor - yuxuan graduate of tsinghua university starting fulbright in oxford next month, whose parents come from the province in china bordering n korea

happy to retreat anywhere!

chris  wash dc text 240 316 8157

Saturday, December 31, 2016

green news

China establishes green manufacturing alliance

Xinhua-Jul 22, 2017
BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- A green manufacturing alliance was inaugurated Saturday to better support the country's green and sustainable ...

Friday, February 12, 2016

MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New University Without Lectures or Classrooms

By Jeffrey R. Young FEBRUARY 01, 2016
Christine Ortiz is the dean for graduate education and a professor of materials science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In a conversation withThe Chronicle, she discusses her ideas about building a new type of college from scratch.
Christine Ortiz is taking a leave from her prestigious post as a professor and dean at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to start a radical, new nonprofit university that she says will have no majors, no lectures, and no classrooms.
Many details about the new university are still undetermined, she says, but the basic idea is to answer the question, What if you could start a university from scratch for today’s needs and with today’s technology?
Her venture is not the only effort to create a new kind of college — there’s theMinerva Project, created by a tech entrepreneur in San Francisco, andMOOC providers like Udacity, started by a former Stanford University professor.
But those are for-profit businesses. Ms. Ortiz says she plans to create a nonprofit institution so that "all of the revenue can be reinvested in the enterprise to serve the public."

The New Education Landscape

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Re:Learning project provides stories and analysis about this change moment for learning.
 The plan is to begin with a campus in the Boston area that she hopes will grow to about 10,000 students and 1,000 faculty members — about the size of MIT. And her long-term plan is to add more campuses in other cities as well.
That will take serious financial backing, and she says the fund raising has not yet begun. But she says that she has had an outpouring of support for the idea and that she has assembled a team to start the project, though she said she was not yet ready to say who was on it.
The Chronicle talked with Ms. Ortiz about what the new university might look like. The following transcript of that conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity.
Q. What made you decide to leave your post as a professor and dean at MIT to start your own university?
A. I’ve been at MIT for 17 years, and it’s been amazing. And I’ve always been interested in curriculum and thinking about the future of the research university, and I did a lot of archival research on it. And I found in my research that many of the structures were really taken from hundreds of years ago. I think we’re at a time where we can think about the future, and moving forward how to reshape it.
Q. Can you give an example of a moment at MIT or elsewhere that made you say a radical, new approach is needed?
A. MIT has had many, many models. It’s very decentralized, and there’s tons of innovation going on locally. We have the Media Lab, and we have many different curricular experiments going on. Seeing those different models, and seeing what was able to be done locally, motivated me to think, What would it look like to create a new model that integrates many of the things that have been successful at MIT? And of course I’ve traveled to many universities around the world and thought about, What could we take from all these different experiments and models, and really scale it up?
Q. Can you paint a picture of what the new institution might be like?
A. Basically the idea is that we’ll have a core that’s project-based learning, but where students can have a really deep, integrative longer-term project rather than shorter projects. And then all of the knowledge acquisition would be moved virtually. So instead of projects' being at the periphery, to sort of flip it more toward the graduate-education model. And I think it would be much more inspirational for the students because they could come in and really work on projects from the get-go that they wanted to work on and that they were most passionate about, and they could tailor their knowledge base to the projects they want to work on.
Q. Will there be lectures?
A. Not on the ground. The fundamental idea is to put all knowledge acquisition virtually online. There’s a great quote by [the former MIT president Charles M. Vest] on the emergence of the metacurriculum, and he predicted it 10 or 15 years ago, that the virtually open curriculum metacurriculum would be emerging. And that’s what is happening. So we’re sort of betting that the evolution that is happening very rapidly, that we’re going to take advantage of that.
Q. So you’re betting that lectures will be online elsewhere, and your students can access them?
A. A lecture has been defined as 50 minutes or one and a half hours of a professor speaking. But what’s happening online is that now this is being modularized, and there’s active learning embedded into the whole system. As you see with MOOCs, they’re modularized. Every five or 10 minutes, there are chunks where there’s active learning and recall, and all these different mechanisms of learning embedded into the system. So our focus is how do we create the on-ground system that can take advantage of that?
Q. So if you’re not using classrooms for lectures, what kind of space do you think you’ll need for the campus? What will that look like?
A. What I’m thinking of is huge project spaces. Large centralized laboratories. Basically just large, large open spaces, as well as big centralized laboratories where no one really has their own individual laboratory. So it’s just one integrated giant laboratory. And that goes with the research model that there would be no departments; it would just be transdisciplinary.
Q. What kind of financial backing do you have, or how do you plan to raise the money to get started?
A. I’m not stepping down until July, and the plan is to start fund raising over the next year after I step down. I would say there’s a huge interest.
Q. Prestige is a very important factor in higher education. Do you worry that you’ll have trouble attracting top scholars and academics because it’s so new and untested?
A. There are so many talented doctoral students and postdocs that are unable to secure jobs in academia. I can name like 100 right now … but there are not just enough jobs at prestigious university. So I know there is a plethora and a pool out there of potential faculty and faculty who would want to be part of a really innovative model and want to be part of a transdisciplinary community. And I’ve gotten hundreds of responses from potential students already saying, When can I apply?
Q. What do you tell them? What kind of timeline are you thinking?
A. Stay tuned. We’re going to work as hard and as fast as possible to get it off the ground. I hope a few years, maybe even less.
Q. What about tenure? Will your university have that?
A. My thinking at this point is very much moving away from tenure. I’m going to really investigate alternative models, and really there are a number of alternative models that are being used. At this point, tenure seems like a great mismatch with the system that we’re thinking about.
Q. Why you? How are you the person to bring this big idea into existence?
A. It’s not just me — there is a founding team. And I think that I’m just really passionate about the students. I hope that I can convene a team that could really move forward with thinking of the new model. I see myself as providing an overall skeleton for the vision.
Q. Do you have a name for it?
A. We’re throwing around a few names, but we’re not willing to say yet.
Q. Will it have the word university in it?
A. Unclear at this time.
Jeffrey R. Young writes about technology in education and leads the Re:Learning project. Follow him on Twitter @jryoung; check out his home page,; or try him by email

Thursday, February 11, 2016

how did west end up teaching non-integral models of development

Do you see the CITE lab at MIT as connected with jobenomics and integral purpose of green tv. I too am bothered by students experimenting with hundreds of separated solar projects not how the whole needs to scale

ardoso moved to the U.N. headquarters in Rome, where he was privy to the high-level funding decisions that eventually trickle down to the local level. The experience, along with a chance meeting with the late MIT professor Alice Amsden, who taught a class he was taking, motivated Cardoso to apply to a PhD program at MIT.
“In theory you have all these projects, all these amazing things that are supposed to happen, but they don't, the execution doesn't work out,” says Cardoso. “And I was like, I have to understand that pattern.”
Combining theory and practice
At MIT, Cardoso has embraced the opportunity to combine theory and practice, while also working to understand the growing role of technology in communities worldwide. Cardoso, who works with Bish Sanyal, the Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning, has mainly been involved in a project called the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation, or CITE.
“The idea is one simple technology can have this huge impact on someone's well-being,” explains Cardoso. “But today there are a lot of technologies out there such as solar lanterns or water filters, and there's no way to systematically evaluate what works and what doesn't work on the ground.”
With CITE, Cardoso and the project’s other team members are working to develop an objective methodology to assess the usefulness of various technologies. To assess a product, CITE focuses on three main categories: suitability (does the technology work properly?), scalability (can the technology actually reach the consumers?), and sustainability (will the technology create a long-lasting impact, and will the business model supporting it survive long-term?). For the past five years, Cardoso and the rest of the CITE team have been organizing pilot studies all over the world, from solar lanterns in Uganda to water filters in India, and now they are in the process of compiling their results and developing the best methodology.