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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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

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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.