recalls : By 1975, The Economist's Norman Macrae (aka grandad)) had started spending the rerst of his life mediating systems 3 exponentially greatest opportunities and risks to sustainability of youth of milennium 3
China as number 1 collaboration nation in sustainability goals
open learning education as the only economic way ahead to spending 4000 times more on global village connectivity of telecoms and computer networks, how broken currency and other macroeconomic patches of war torn 20th C were to be seen when analysed back from the future of a borderless planet of social world trade.. norman;s best under 25s friends : ISA Amy ,,,


when western macroeconomists, educators and journalisst of globalisation completely misvalue hi-trust media and action learning from the goals of sustainability millennials, info technology spins unnecessary confusion among chinese leaders and global village youth - do you know of any links to mediating this right old muddle and exponentially multiplying risk to all our childrens futures
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Friday, October 14, 2016

help us follow up hangzhou consenus and 7 wonders of jack ma and xi jinping - where is XI traveling to next to celebrate win-win trades
Oct 2016 : China’s President Xi Jinping landed in Dhaka on Friday marking the first visit by a Chinese head of state to Bangladesh in 30 years.
Chinese state-media heralded the visit as a diplomatic “milestone” of “historic significance,” as the two countries will sign at least 21 agreements amounting to nearly $40 billion investment in Bangladesh.
The deal comes after of a series of investments made by Chinese companies in Bangladesh in the past several months — including a $1.1 billion deal signed this week by Chinese cable manufacturer Jiangsu Etern Co. to strengthen the South Asian country’s power grid, and a $3.1 billion deal by China Railway Group to build nearly 170 km of railroads connecting the capital Dhaka to southwestern cities.
Xi is on a diplomatic tour that began in Cambodia and will culminate in a visit to India, during which he will attend the BRICS Summit in Goa.
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

youth tour tsinghua

unveil the secret

Tsinghua SEM's think : nThe reporter from The Southern Metropolis Daily learns that, this low profile think tank is full of heavyweights,with former Premier ZHU Rongji as its Honorary Chairman. Its 61 members are all significant influencers in the world,including Chairman, President or CEO of top multinational corporations, Dean of world-famous business schools, typically domestic entrepreneurs and China's senior finance officials, such as Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, Chairman & CEO of General Motors Company,Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company, Inc.,Chairman & CEO of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., and Finance Minister LOU Jiwei as well as Governor of the People’s Bank of China, ZHOU Xiaochuan. New faces this year include Jim Breyer, Board Member of Harvard Business School, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple,Jack MA, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, and LIU He, Minister of the Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs. Although this think tank has been frequently received by state leaders in the past 14 years, little information has been made public about it. This is the first time the secret think tank has been officially revealed with the Advisory Board convening its 14th annual meeting last week, which included the meeting between President XI and its overseas members.
Advisory Board’s Overseas Members’ First Meeting with China's President
"As world-renowned entrepreneurs, you have profound understanding of the global economy and China's economic development. I'd like to know about your insights” and "your suggestions will be a significant source of inspiration for the Chinese government", said President Xi with a smile when he met with the 22 heads of celebrated foreign companies at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.
These entrepreneurs are from all over the globe across various backgrounds and industries, except one common unique identity – “overseas members of Tsinghua SEM's Advisory Board".
The reporter found out that, since 2002,members of the Advisory Board had been received by China's state leaders like LI Lanqing (then-Vice-Premier), WU Bangguo (then-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress) , ZENG Peiyan (then-Vice-Premier), WANG Qishan (then-Vice-Premier), and LI Keqiang (then-Vice-Premier). This is the first year they are meeting China's President.
Many higher education institutions insiders told the reporter that the reason the think tank was received by many state leaders is due to the great interest in its members who are high profile business leaders.
Large-scale Teaching by 14 Advisory Board Members at Tsinghua
"I went for Risto's lecture and gave him a hand fan as a small gift. I also explained to him about the four Chinese characters written on the fan-Ning Jing Zhi Yuan,which literally means Inner Peace, as Master Shifu told Po in Kung Fu Panda.He was exhilarated." said a Tsinghua SEM student excitedly reflecting on the lecture a week ago by Risto K. Siilasmaa, member of the Advisory Board and Chairman of Nokia Corporation.
Just the day before meeting with President XI, 14 Advisory Board members entered Tsinghua classroom and had face-to-face communication with students in small classroom sessions.
According to Tsinghua SEM, the board members mainly teach in high level topics which vary from member to member depending on their expertise and experience. Risto's theme is "Entrepreneurship is a Life Style." Li Rongrong, Former Chairman of State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, shared his view on China taking the opportunity in the "Big Data and Cloud Era". Victor 
K. Fung, Honorary Chairman of Li & Fung Limited and Group Chairman of Fung Group, lectured on the history of the family business and his managerial experience. Some overseas board members had interactions with students on topics like "How could China and Europe Work Together to Promote the Stability of Global Financial System", "To Cultivate 21 Century Leadership", "Academic Growth and Individual's Role in Family Business","Interaction with Political and Academic Circles", "Bilateral Relations of China and Chile", etc.
"We confirm with board members about their topics in advance, and students select the topic they are interested in and attend classes accordingly", said a liaison officer who was involved in organizing such classes. This is the first large-scale teaching by the board members at Tsinghua and their lectures are not open to media.
Information released by Tsinghua SEM reveals that, from the year 2008 to 2012,there have been only 8 board members entering Tsinghua classroom so far. This large-scale teaching, according to Tsinghua SEM, is beneficial for both students and board members, because students get the rare opportunity to interact with board members face-to-face, while board members are able to understand what China's youngest and most talented students are thinking about.
ZHU Rongji Reflecting on the Board's Origin in his Farewell Speech
Tsinghua SEM, founded in 1984, is the successor to the Department of Economics. In October 2000, the Advisory Board of Tsinghua SEM was initiated by SEM’s Founding Dean ZHU Rongji, who elaborated on its origin in Dean's farewell speech in 2001.
"In 1984, I accepted LIU Da's invitation to work as Dean of Tsinghua SEM. Although I never learned economics, I took courage to rise to the challenge because of my great interest in management." said ZHU Rongji.With little time left for SEM's work due to his busy political schedule, ZHU Rongji always felt he didn't perform the duty well to his alma mater. "Therefore I invited top managers across the world to set up the Advisory Board in hope that it would help SEM's development." ZHU Rongji has made it clear that he would only be the Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board after leaving SEM. "As Honorary Chairman, it doesn't matter whether I come or not, and I will never delay the function of the Board," he said.
After leaving his post in 2001, ZHU Rongji maintains the yearly meeting with Advisory Board members. On the same day as President XI received the overseas members, ZHU Rongji met with all the board members who attended the annual meeting. During the one and a half hour discussion, ZHU Rongji raised a humorous question, "Why do our board members look younger?" Dominic Barton,Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company, Inc., replied with a smile,"Because we are with Tsinghua students."
After a comparative survey and interview of China's other well-known higher education institutions’ Advisory Board,such as Peking University's Guanghua School of Management and South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC), the reporter concluded that they have fewer high-profile members than Tsinghua SEM's.
"World-renowned universities and colleges all have special agency and personnel to offer consulting. It is the same in China. We are seeing more Advisory Board, Committee of Experts and Board of Trustees being established in higher education institutions." said ZHU Yongxin,Deputy Secretary-General of National Committee of the CPPCC, Vice-Chairman of China Association for Promoting Democracy, and Vice President of Chinese society of Education. "University should not be isolated from society. Practical subjects like economics and management,is supposed to connect with real life," he said.
The Think Tank Provides Intellect, Fund and Resource Support
What function does the Advisory Board perform? A Tsinghua SEM alumnus sums up as follows: data, project, academic opportunity,scholarship and cooperation.
Tsinghua SEM's recent public information shows that the Advisory Board connects SEM and the world, and it plays an important role in various aspects, such as SEM's cooperation with multinational corporations,construction of international standard research centers and labs, strengthening collaboration with celebrated foreign business schools, professional lecture series and internship opportunities.
On September 17, board member Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company, Inc., signed with SEM a cooperation memo. He will offer global leadership course at Tsinghua and join in Tsinghua MBA Integrative Practice Project, in which he mainly carries
out leadership project. At the meeting with ZHU Rongji last year, many board members said they were impressed to see suggestions they had provided for SEM's development the year before being put into action, which reflected well on SEM's excellent execution ability. In response,
ZHU Rongji said, "I'm confident that, with your assistance, we could build Tsinghua SEM to be one of the world's first-rate business schools like Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School and MIT-Sloan."
Several Presidents of China's higher education institutions told the reporter that, heads of world-famous corporations make great suggestions in cultivating economics and management talents,

and more importantly they also assist the university to broaden the vision and strengthen its connection with the outside world. “Although Advisory Board members visit the university only once or twice a year, their suggestions are critical in guiding the school forward,”said ZHU Qingshi, President of SUSTC.He also stressed that SUSTC used to invite board members to have face-to-face panel discussion with students in order to promote direct interactions.

Education for 1.3 Billion People by Li Lanqing former chinese vice premier
On 10 years of education reform and development
Written 2003 to 2005

1 Become Quartermaster to National Education
1.1 taking charge of national education
1.9 from responsibility to devotion

2 Making teaching an enviable profession
2.1 where the hope for a prosperous nation lies
2.7 all government officials whatever their rank should respect teachers

3 Implementing government responsibilities and increasing spending on education
3.1 Managing the world's largest education system with efficiency
3.9 Philanthropic assistance from Hong Kong. Macao, Taiwan and overseas

4 Ushering in a higher education system that meets the needs of the 21st Century
4.1 Another major round of realigining universities and faculties
4.11 Promoting integration of disciplines and improving education in medical science
4.17 Cultivating more talents for the great initiative to develop western regions
Franchising out logistic services at Higher Education Institutions
4.18 A major shift in university management
4.27 No more mad dash to build university cities
University teaching reform and cultivation of talents
4.28 The fundamental functions of the university in 21st century China
4.38 Special attention to training rural economic and agricultural management personnel
4.43 The policy concerning overseas study
4.44 From going abroad to bringing in foreign expertise
Work on Science and Technology and the integration of production, study, and research in higher education
4.45 Overhauling our science and technology management system and promoting conversion of its achievements into productive use
4.46 A determined effort to connect university research work with economic development
4.50 Yangling - a brand new city of agricultural science and technology
4.51 3 pressing tasks in scientific and technological innovation in universities
4.52 Schools of higher learning and their role in the frontier of sci-tech research and development
4.54 The future of China's higher education

5 Laying the groundwork for great national rejuvenation
5.1 Giving priority to basic education and development it in a down-to-earth way
5.20 Striving to run every school well

6 Promoting character education and improving education quality
6.1 How was the term character education coined?
6.7 Defining the goals and basic requirements for moral education in schools in the new era
6.13 Advocating team spirit and fellowship among scholars
6.14 Overhauling the process for cultivating competent professionals
6.15 Reducing primary and secondary students workloads
6.19 Six ;points of attention for learning foreign languages
Enhancing students physical and mental wellbeing
6.24 Fostering the concept of health first
Education in Aesthetics and Arts
6.26 Why the government principle on education includes aesthetic education
6.27 Art and Science are interrelated
6.28 Restoring and strengthening courses on music, fine arts, and calligraphy in elementary and secondary schools
6.29 Let the youth learn about art songs

7  Breaking new ground in Vocational and Adult Education
7.1 Vocational education should be job oriented
7.16 Toward lifelong education and learning-based society

Giving every willing student a chance to learn

Monday, August 8, 2016

Dear Friends of Amy and Chinese Sustainability Capitalism

Things have moved very fast in last 2 weeks with amy returning to china, meetings with the Beijing-based professor who gatekeeps youth contacts for Jack Ma (and is founder of us-china entrepreneur networks out of dc and san diego), an interview with Sir Fazle Abed on what relationships with China and wizard coders the number 1 sustainability ngo partnerships in the world need, urgent briefings from gordon browns team on what is still missing from the education commission summit at UN on september 18, launch of QuarterBillionGirl network at UN wkii-thon this friday.
I think everyone listed knows Amy unbounded enthusiasm and sustainability goal of UNITED YOUTH; many may now have skyped Yuxuan whose peer alumni networks on china side are unrivalled through Tsinghua (the beijing university where the majotrity of china's leaders graduated), Yale Serve China Villages, WISE and UNDP; and some of you at diannes lunch september 2015 the day sustainability goal 11 was launched will recall Song who did a lot of the detailed work for diannes architecture competitions chinese entrants, and then helped wake up connections with MEC brooklyn and visited Johns studios

While these ladies can give you much more detaiil than I can the joint 2016 proposal is they can agent any connections you might want for sustainability out of Beijing, Changsha Amy's home town, and Shenzhen where Song has been based for several yeras and amy will probably make her main hub for the next year-and which this week is going fablab in a big way Schedule – FAB 12  Fab City Global Initiative

These ladies would love to arrange leadership tours for you or be asked to try and contact anyone relevant to global girls sustainability on your behalf. Conversely they would love to continue learning exchanges states side and all round the world of YouthinSustainabuility including Mostofa's Dubai event sponsored by many of the to pople in UAE and Maurice's connections with vatican university's hopes to inspire intergenerational community building around the world Premio Internazionale Giuseppe Sciacca » Premio Sciacca - Aggiornamento in corso 

I will be in New York most of this week trying to audit eg which of Johns conections may value knowing more about this opportunity to connect with china's future. I cannot imagine how any sustainability goal will be achieved without chinese girls demanding (in kind open space ways or with teams of brilaint app wizards waiting to develop jobs rich platforms youth need) chinese leaders to invest in what only China now has the resources to lead humanity round.

In this mail i wanted to have one more round on how could we help ;progeress the next 1 bilion green jobs. (one of the 3 jobs goals of sustainability connecting 45 yeras of my fathers work - see short attachment)

On the green side most of you will know sams outstanding work at
Mostofa and I have 10 yeras of conecting prince charles award circuit on miucroeb=nergy Ashden Awards, sustainable and renewable energy in the UK and developing world including 4 bbc commentairs- our problem is muhammad yuuus ended up insulktung the royal family so we need to get whatever we next brob=ker with this network 100% trusted or I will be sent to the tower

On the US side i feel we all  need something simpler - one college president who wants to join in permanenbtly without suddenly trying to fundraise from us - nancy do you think st marys now heavily exposed with tv advertisising around its new envirinmental unut can be approached--- or does anyone have conections with a colege president who will be as seroiis as all our partbers in actioning solutions to a billion green jobs

thanks chris 240 316 8157 


Sunday, June 19, 2016

GlobalYouth partnership office in beijing

if the rather ugly 20th c practices of branding were cancelled and all brands reputation had to start from scratch in terms of leadership trustmarks there is little doubt that smart youth would quickly link round brac as the most valuable brand partner with  their sustainability goals world - so obviouisly we need to seed its presence in beijing now 

but then i cant speak chinese

it would make sense for brac to have a learning hub in beijing (not a full time office but one that could answer questions when leaders or sincere youth asked them, and one that organise leadsers quests to and from brac) -it has something similar in the netherlands

lets suppose someone is going to start that good news office up so that when chinese need brac knowledge its readily accessible - the question becomes do you two (A & Y) believe in brac enough to want to ask for that- what more experience of brac do you need to answer that question

 long term brac should be more important to chinese foreign relations and mutual trade than most of the nations in the region- its just we live in an in-between era when people are muddled as to what a leading national identity is for- if its not about youths future livelihoods what is the purpose of place leadership that global youth should trust?

it could be that if we ask sir fazle abed's son to join the boardroom structure of amy's global community of youth networks proposed by nancy and kevin then one of the first youth projects is working out what the virtual and real aspects of a brac partnerships office in china needs to involve and finding which is the fisrt corporate funding partner of that - why wouldnt one ask ali baba if they wanted to be the first chinese corporate partner of brac 

now there is something i am missing- what i dont know is whether eg Y has a mentor from tsinghua that she feels she needs ; i dont really think we need any such strategist because we are talking about youth-led ngos of the future and we have buckets of advisers around you two if you need them but not chinese ones

there is a very clear synergy between brac's stepping stone in beijing and the one the british council wants - since by far the largest investor over time in brac is british aid; whether or not britain exits europe, britain actually wants chiense relationships now- i cant believe i would have any visa problems in making this case out of london - so lets hope nancy's and kevins usa visa research goes well in next 10 days otherwise lets take the same type of model and do it out of london unless amys friends in usa have some other card to play 

chris macrae
Fazle Hasan Abed has built one of the world's mostcommercially-minded and successful NGOs;
Smiling and dapperFazle Hasan Abed hardly seemslike a revolutionaryA Bangladeshi educated inBritainan admirer of Shakespeare and Joyceand aformer accountant at Shellhe is the son of a distinguished familyhis maternal grandfatherwas a minister in the colonial government of Bengala great-uncle was the first Bengali to servein the governor of Bengal's executive councilThis week he received a very traditionaldistinction of his owna knighthoodYet the organisation he foundedand for which hisknighthood is a gong of respecthas probably done more than any single body to upend thetraditions of misery and poverty in BangladeshCalled BRACit is by most measures thelargestfastest-growing non-governmental organisation (NGOin the worldand one of themost businesslike.
Although Mohammed Yunus won the Nobel peace prize in 2006 for helping the poorhisGrameen Bank was neither the first nor the largest microfinance lender in his nativeBangladeshBRAC wasIts microfinance operation disburses about $1 billion a yearBut this isonly part of what it doesit is also an internet-service providerit has a universityits primaryschools educate 11% of Bangladesh's childrenIt runs feed millschicken farmstea plantationsand packaging factoriesBRAC has shown that NGOs do not need to be small and that a little-known institution from a poor country can outgun famous Western charitiesIn a book onBRAC entitled “Freedom from Want”, Ian Smillie calls it “undoubtedly the largest and mostvariegated social experiment in the developing worldThe spread of its work dwarfs anyother privategovernment or non-profit enterprise in its impact on development.”
None of this seemed likely in 1970, when Sir Fazle turned Shell's offices in Chittagong into arefuge for victims of a deadly cycloneBRACwhich started as an acronymBangladeshRehabilitation Assistance Committeeand became a motto, “building resources acrosscommunities”—surmounted its early troubles by combining two things that rarely go together:running an NGO as a business and taking seriously the social context of poverty.
BRAC earns from its operations about 80% of the money it disburses to the poor (theremainder is aidmostly from Western donors). It calls a halt to activities that require endlesssubsidiesAt one pointit even tried financing itself from the tiny savings of the poor (ienoaid at all), though this drastic form of self-help proved a step too farhardly any lenders orborrowers put themselves forwardFrom the startSir Fazle insisted on brutal honesty aboutresultsBRAC pays far more attention to research and “continuous learning” than do mostNGOsDavid Kortenauthor of “When Corporations Rule the World”, called it “as near to a pureexample of a learning organisation as one is likely to find.”
What makes BRAC unique is its combination of business methods with a particular view ofpovertyPoverty is often regarded primarily as an economic problem which can be alleviated bysending moneyInfluenced by three “liberation thinkers” fashionable in the 1960sFrantzFanonPaulo Freire and Ivan IllichSir Fazle recognised that poverty in Bangladeshi villages isalso a result of rigid social stratificationIn these circumstances, “community developmentwill help the rich more than the poorto change the povertyyou have to change the society.
That view might have pointed Sir Fazle towards left-wing politicsInsteadthe revolutionaryimpetus was channelled through BRAC into developmentWomen became the institution's focusbecause they are bottom of the heap and most in need of help: 70% of the children in BRACschools are girlsMicrofinance encourages the poor to save butunlike the Grameen BankBRACalso lends a lot to small companiesTiny loans may improve the lot of an individual or familybut are usually invested in traditional village enterpriseslike owning a cowSir Fazle's aim ofsocial change requires not growth (in the sense of more of the samebut development(meaning new and different activities). Only businesses create jobs and new forms ofproductive enterprise.
After 30 years in BangladeshBRAC has more or less perfected its way of doing things and isspreading its wings round the developing worldIt is already the biggest NGO in Afghanistan,Tanzania and Ugandaovertaking British charities which have been in the latter countries fordecadesComing from a poor countryand a Muslim oneto bootmeans it is less likely to beresented or called condescendingIts costs are lowertooit does not buy large white SUVs oremploy large white men.