womenuni.com -why 2010s as world's most exciting decade depends on women networks

help the half of our human race aged under 30 co-edit womens star logs - eg at linkin unwomens , universityofstarsamychina macrae.tv or at bracnet ning (if you need a free membership text usa 240 316 8157)

worldyouthcommunity: parallel universe of pro-youth universities includes - catholicuni.com kimuniversity.com .... 

 www.womenuni.com     under 30s  captains log us-asia enterprise april 2016

related note also worth trawling what 1776 dc hub female co-founder says and what bedy yang founder 0f 500 women says

related question are you three meeting while naila is mainly locally located in april (if so with or without jayfus or me or others)

realted question to naila- before amy and mostofa visit to brac headquarters is number 1 women to trust connecting? is there any other female in dhaka amy should be visiting? (eg the leader of your telecentre for acid victims?); also is there a kenyan connection between rutos www.joywo.org and youths ihub? 



women wonders of  sustainability -news sampler

Jessica Livingston, cofounder of the venerated startup incubator Y Combinator, gave an interesting interview this week on some of the problems female founders continue to face in the tech world and how this is changing.


from mit review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601200/y-combinators-cofounder-talks-about-the-challenges-of-being-a-female-entrepreneur/#/set/id/601201/

Speaking with Fortune, Livingston said that the biggest issue female founders are encountering is fund-raising, as most venture-capital investors continue to be men (in another recent pieceFortune reported that women make up less than 6 percent of people making investment decisions at venture firms in the U.S.). Lots of female founders say they’re being ignored while investors pay attention to their male cofounders, she said. Perhaps this is starting to change a bit, though, because as she also pointed out, in Y Combinator’s last two classes, startups with female founders had the two biggest Series A funding rounds.

Livingston said that 25 percent of Y Combinator’s most recent class of startups had one or more female founders on their teams (up from 4 percent in 2011); her goal, not surprisingly, is to increase this figure to 50 percent. One way she’s working on this is by holding the Female Founders Conference, which began in 2014 and gives advice to women interested in starting their own tech companies.

less than 6%

Percentage of people making investment decisions at U.S. venture capital firms who are women.

As for specific women she’s rooting for, Livingston mentioned Tracy Young, the CEO and a cofounder of a startup called PlanGrid, which makes cloud-based software for viewing construction plans, saying that company has the biggest valuation of any Y Combinator graduating company that is headed up by a woman.

(Read more: Fortune“Female Coders Are ‘More Competent’ Than Males, According to a New Study”)


8 wonders of job creating economics - women, community-generators, direct conscious helath care, worldwide under30s cloud computing collab apps, business ministries, dc-baltimore role as worldwide supercity,  conscious real estate, veterans milennials peace corps



women4empowerment  -- myeconomics invites you to vote on top of POPs

jargon: MYEconomist - design systems whose purpose  is to exponentially increase (not crash) sustainabile livelihoods of those not yet connected to electricity, education or other smart communcations infrastructures

POP= Preferential Option POOR 

Inspired by next generation goodwill, and end poverty alumni of The Economist, Japan, Bangladesh, Rome and since 2012 the world bank, womenuni.com is 

your destination web for young professional hackathons collaborating around Preferential Option Poor


next hackathon - school in a tablet with friends from alumni of satellite learning network including yazmi and  dispoora hubs inclusdng iospaces silver spring, our goal is

to stage the first hackathon in the washingtion dc region in time to celebrate

worldwide hackathons of school in a tablet in Peru (world bank pop meetings) and Dubai in October, and through Africa Ihubs whenever they wish and before the end of the year in china and west coast US spaces


tell us if you can help isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com   dc mobile 240 316 8157 macrae family linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/unwomens


The Economist alumni include remebrance parties of norman macrae

mayfair boardoom

japanese embassy in dhaka

with south africa free university partners 

and so forth - norman celebrated how student elarnikng networks could change the

world when he first saw them in 1972- his fieldlbook for satellite

learning to connect sustainability deadliens was first published in 1984. 









  • yunusgates


    Entrepreneurial Revolution http://erworld.tv Last Lunch .. Norman Macrae , the 

WomenUni.com in association with


Women extract from https://share.coursera.org/wiki/index.php/Women

I'm guilty; i have always found new york a most exciting city; but this year there's a really useful reason- watch out for which leading ladies of sustainability emerge from the ashes of unsustainable UN 1945-2014 or hack the world bank wit Jim Kim 1 2; or take over POP on 5 billion peoples elearning satellite on life sustaining curricula such as mobile womens banking or water

Is anyone doing more than Kenya and Joyful women 

  • Mandela Uni
  • Yunus Uni
  • Clinto Uni
  • Obama Uni

    WomenUni.com is a Norman Macrae foundation (end-poverty economists) project - good news from 20th year of women empower 
    -can we free training contents on how women livelihoods sustain the world (voice 1990 less than 1%) up to 50%? recommendation choose which women jobs-microfranchisers to mooc with first and make sure content is distributed on asia and africa's 5 billion person elearning satellite

    womenuni.com This is roughly what we understand needs to come first in celebrating curriculum of POP (Preferential Option Poorest) In an ideal world we would have already demonstrated the simplicity of the 5 billion person elearning satellite channel so that we could have been trusted by now so the sources at origin could edit this in every local context


    Population statistics show that Youth's 3A's Asia Africa and Americas (South Central) are where millennials most need to be valued if sustainability and end poverty are to be productive goals of #2030now and #2015now

    Unfortunately the segment of old and rich who make most money by extracting and externalising are leaving nothing sustainable for youth, These old rich lurk in all the NW territories which culturally ordered new world citizens mother tongues and faiths

     And doubling today's geopolitical  tragedies, these old rich typically lurk at the top of decision-making power on what used to make sense as democracy and legislature until mass television turned almost every politician into a partisan soundbite instead of a public servant


    Across much of the worlds of South and East  1945-1970 saw a long overdue rush by nations' peoples to claim independence and so the development need to empower practices of community-grounded entrepreneurship. 

    It is now possible to see that the deepest development thinking on sustainable public servant system design  came in the late 1960s out of South Americas particularly Peru and Columbia. This has been called Preferential Option Poor (POP) : see book In in the company of poor - Google Search- its dna appears to have been a modern rendering of what Saint Francis (Franciscan monks and Order of Clare Nuns) first started to network in 1208 out of Asisi.

    Fortunately the Brazilian version of this public service trust creed was applied to teaching by Paulo Freire 

    Moreover this (together with neighboring examples of Gandhi Montessori) inspired two Bangladeshi Muslim entrepreneurs of grassroots empowerment (trained out of Glasgow and Van Der Bilt at the time of black american liberation). The compass of their experimental lab for regenerating humanity was the bottom up independence of rural villages that had been excluded from every kind of infrastructure necessary for being productive in industrial age . Their networks which started in 1972 a year after that nation's independence evolved in under a decade around the greatest undervalued communal human resource the world has ever seen - te livelihoods of poorest village mothers. By 1978 Soros, who was later to be first investor in mobilising bangladesh 2,1 from 1996, started investing in South African Black youth - today all of that joyful convergence links in round The Mandela Extranet, Celebrating this among Nobel Peace Laureates was postponed in 2014 due to a riw between china and the Dalai Lama but can yet be staged out of Atlanta Nov 2015 as a pen-ultimate event in 2015 millennilas suatainabililty summit year (Climate being billed as the ultimate celebration Paris December 2015)


    It seems that it took another decade before a practice professional started applying the scaling of PoP in the Americas. Paul Farmer may have been the most trusted youth entrepreneur ever- and is certainly health service partnering's most extraordinary agent. Originally from MA and FL his teenage enthusiasm started adopting Haiti as the most inspiring place to serve, and studying the anthropology of POP. From 1982-1987 he commuted between Haiti where he was developing a rural health lab and Harvard where he was taking his medical degree. On accomplishing this in 1987 he invited like minded youthful POP spirits to join him in Partners in Health. This is were JIm Kim joined up. The next 25 years of development of the global social value of Partners in Health is the most exciting case of public health service developed ever open sourced. Unlike such rushed post world war 2 cases as UK National Health Service, this service had to be built from nothing other than the love of medical networkers. There was never going to be a next generation in haiti or peru or rwanda capable of bailing out the debts of designing an unsustainable health service. So Paul's partners in health needed to build replicable and sustainable community microfranchises -what they call beyond aid to accompaniment of  the Poor

      25 years into scaling Partners in Health with epic service innovations like ending outbreaks of MultiDrug Resistant Tuberculosis and its fueling of HIV,  Jim Kim was asked to head the World Bank to see which other practice professionals and millennial alumni he could inspire with the POP model of sustainability and end structural poverty. A year later the second Pope in living memory to be inspired by POP, started his crusade to help youth and public servant leaders liberate the poor. The prior example being how Pope John Paul 2 had helped liberate his region especially Poland around 1979.

    In 2014 Ebola appeared, and exponential risks of failing to value the basics of a healthy human species dawned all over the world  at the same time. Peoples started asking Kim and Farmer to accelerate investments in spreading community capacity through every scaleable empowerrnent channel that a digital world can now be celebrating whilst grounded in real local practice. 

    2015 has been billed as the greatest year of summits celebrating sustainability millennials. If this is to move beyond dreams (and Public Relations) to empowered reality then we need to beam to people of the world simultaneous social action good news of the curricula of POP empowerment practice by practice -

    and so celebrate its validations through empowering global social value of any professional practice worthy of youth's collaborative knowledge networking and  joyfully energised lifetimes

    Help us list which world class practitioners of POP youth need to search out and link to 2015now


    Health - the cases of Paul farmer from 1982-7

    Health as a basis of pre-digital networking and "microcredit" to end poverty BRAC (and grameen)

    Mobile technology to empower women to network missing infrastructures -investment, communications of life-saving knowhow, clea energy ... since 1996 currently mapped by women4empowerment

    Public service's whole truths - those that translate into their own culture the POP demonstrations heroically mediated by Pope John Paul 2 and Pope Francis, and potentially Nobel Peace Laureates who youth ambassadorial summits Rome organises annually

    which and where else?

    Beyond 2015: Sir Fazle Hasan Abed’s “We need to put the child student where she belongs, at the centre of the learning process, where she can harness her skills and look forward to a prosperous adulthood.”
    This can be the guiding force when we think of our way forward from the MDG goals. Whether we set new goals, improve upon the ones we have, or simply find a replacement for the MDGs, ensuring quality education (whether it is vocational or formal) for all is the first step to a poverty-free world.  - See more Dhaka Tribune

    Breaking sept 2014 how to connect all global womens project UN ; if the free nursing college program isnt the most collaborative program all women leaders projecrs could connect what is? 

    Where do you finBread any good news on the future of the univesrity?


    Opening august 2014 -

    world bank Open learning campus -

    congratulations notes from girl empowering networks around the world

    - 1 brac grameen 3 rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk to vote

     W4E31 GirlUp.org  For anyone concerned with sustainability of the
    planet, or the responsibility of media, the most depressing consequence
    of The West's second half of the 20th C was how three halves of the
    world's population - women, youth, poorest - were exponentially
    excluded from designing the future. The legacy of TheTed Turner
    (eg GS2 UNFoundation) family seeks to change that. Their generosity
     has just completed the final installment of a billion dollar gifting so that millennials can restructure the UN's future impact (W4E3). Help build
    the legacy of CNN's founding family by co-creating the best news
    on the future of women. Bring the bottom-up network GirlUp.org to a place your family can help regenerate.
    W4E32 Nike Foundation Girl Effect
    W4E33 SingforHope
    W4E34 The Hunger Project
    W4E35 10ThousandGirl W4E36 1millionwomen.com.au 
    other good news from usa on open source world spins
    round boston milllennials 
    BOM1 berners lee
    BOM2 mit every students an entrepreneur
    BOM21 MIT100k
    BOM3 mit media lab -open source wizard entrepreneurs and new commons
    BOM30 Negroponte $100 Laptop
    BOM31 Joi Ito
    BOM32 reclaim our learning
    BOM4 MIT open education movement
    BIM41 OLA
    BOM5 Legatum
    BO51 Legatum millennials and fans
    BOM52 networks of cashless bankingtechnolgists
    BOM53 innovations journal
    BOM6 partners in health/brigham womens hospital BOM61 value chain networks clubinspired by pih and world bank millenials
    BOM62 ypchronic
    BOM63 GFH
    BOM64 Haiti training hospital - connector of neraly free nursing college
    BOSF1 Kiva and puddle
    BOSF2 Khan Academy
    BOSF3 Coursera segment interested in Open Learning Campus 


    my resources -grandad -his last friend;

    his bequest world record book of jobcreators

    Thanks to Naila Chowdhury 1 2  3  4   5   6   7  8   9

    rsvp isabella @unacknowledgedgiant.com 
    eg goodwill compounds economically and socially when 
    a community's 3 most trusted people are 
    teacher, banker and medic 

    provided at least 2 are women 


    Fashion4Development celebrates sir fazle abed  of BRAC at the business un opening week for linking in womens empowerment ever 

    Recognized and feted worldwide for its achievements , the sheer numbers of its outreach are staggering and boggles the mind.

    How many people does it help ? Well, currently 135 million; that’s almost half the population of the United States. It employs nearly One Hundred Thousand community workers.

     You all might wonder how much money does it lend  ?hold your breath…

    Well – it’s cumulative disbursement of micro loans stands at;  Ten Billion US Dollars !!

     How many children does it educate ?

    Well ; it runs The Largest private secular education system in the world – with 38,000 schools worldwide !

     Where is it ?

    It has put to the test it’s motto “ Think local – acting global” with reference to his vision spawned in Bangladesh by spreading it’s anti-poverty solutions to 12 developing countries worldwide.

     Now – who are we talking about here ? Yes non other than Founder  of BRAC, one of the greatest visionary Leader- Sir Fazle Hasan Abed 

    Good Womens Jobs Value Chains our alumni are changing

    Fashions, superstars upd W4E/F4D - videos 1  2  3 

    Telecentres and elearning and msectors (how sector changes when societies have mobile info access)  

    Satyagraha 1- mediating future generation of peace & economics not peace or economics 

    Clean energy and food security (1)

    Health 1 

    Futures co-created by mobile billionnaires and satellite media owners

    Open education especially in : maternal and infant healthcare

    Throughout Africa with supporters of nanocredit,USADBC summits and VEMaharishi Institute

    Throughout Asia due to our founder Naila C being first female director of GrameenPhone 1996 responsible for partnership with women villager economics and wellbeing 

    Womens community banking and youth investment banking especially open society tech wizards and pro-orphan banking

    Professions for job creation and sustainability of global village planet 

           W4E1 women4empowerment.org.
             Led by Naila Chowdhury - first female director of Grameen Phone (Y10): experiments in mobilising poorest village mothers started in Bangladesh in 1996. After 15 years work with Dr Yunus, she came to Washington DC to action good news of urgently valuable solution networks that mobile empowers women to entrepreneur. These include telecentres for acid victims, and translating Africa's nanocredit (AM3) networks across the 4 hemispheres of women empowerment. W4E linksin to New York's First Ladies summit Fashion4Development (W4E2) - designed to transform responsibility of the global fashion/garment sector. Annual celebrations include superstars and media editors who wish to live as ambassadors for womens' or childrens' rights to job create.  Help W4E and F4D map emergence of wonderful Twin Sister networks. Examples range from the human eg Girl-Up (W4E31), to hi-tech eg ITU (W4E41) of renowned Mali technologist Hamadoun Toure.
               W4E11 Acid Victims Telecentres W4E12 Jewelry for Responsibility
            W4E2 Fashion4development.com
             Leads worldwide womens partnerships in changing value chain of fashions and superstars. The legendary economist, Maynard Keynes, would be proud of First Ladies who now mediate an end to all the illwill caused by those who externalise market risks. Acting as the most informed customers, they are best placed to demand that the world's most famous haute couture designers want their global reputations to be judged by how much they collaborate so that garment workers all over the world have safe livelihoods networked round the freedom to prosper from hard work and the joy of being respected as a maker of goods.
               W4E21 The League of Gentlemen
            W4E3 YN4U Does the future capitalism of New York need to be about walled streets and maddening avenues, or could Nations be United for 7 billion of you and us? Yes WE Can unite the human race to poverty museums #2030now (K1) - provided we enjoy how post-2015 millennials' goals and womens empowerment can just do it (see Nike Foundation's Girl Effect W4E32). F4D's high visibility increases through an annual summit during UN's opening week of year, and through continuous action and knowhow networking. With W4E, first ladies can also face up with what philanthropy billionaire owners of mobile can empower. Parallel NY circles include SingforHope of Monica Yunus (W4E33) and The Global Poverty project (K2)- one of millennials popular social movements of #2030now  which Korea’s coolest citizen and Gangnam stylist, The World Bank's Jim Kim joyfully cheerleads, See the selfie concluding this World Bank and UN co-presentation http://live.worldbank.org/millennials-endpoverty-2030
    AFM1 Samara
    Unlike the $100 laptop as the first product launch of the MIT media lab, Noah Samara pioneered the early 1990s launch of an African satellite with a continent-wide frequency reserved for life critical information in parallel with 2 other worldspace satellites for Asia and America. He experimented with satellite radio which turned out to be unsustainable as a life-changing information network for Africans but a highly portable medium in USA. Nearly 20 years later his company yazmi.com is converging all resources on satellite empowered learning ( expected tablet price $50  for built in satellite use and access to all the world's most job creating open edu
    AFM2 Jamii Bora
    AFM3 IHUB/Ushahidi
    AFM4 MPESA/Safari
    AFM5 Nanocredit
    AFM6 USADBC - diaspora association benchmarking african food security value chains

    Other chapters of World Record Book on Job Creation include: K1 Kim’s YouthWorldBanking, GS1 George Soros help connect bottom-up billanthropists

    Greatest Jobs Creators Sustaining Women

    rsvp isabella@unacknowledgedgaint.com


    Women4empowerment& fashion4development help UN and first women choose sectors women can change most including



    Womens apps promoted by mobile's billionaires

    *Bibi Russell Mother of Bangladesh Fashion supermodels who now employs 35000 weavers

    Evie Evangelou has taken UN's ashion4Development to new level

    Naila Chowdhury first female director of grameenphone- - unrivalled knowhow of what mobile women empowerments are possible

    Cassandra Seidenfeld - Italy's first F4D lauteate

    Mrs Houre wife of ITU Geneva's association valuing purpose of satellite and mobile technolgy




    Associated Universityofstars search :

    Singforhope by Monica Yunus


    Radical by

    IFC calims $800 mn investent in women entrepreneurs...

    Who's influencing womens rights or investment at world bank?

    Listing by order of search of experts at world bank live as at 1 July 2014


    rights tunisia Amira Yahyaoui 

    one of the most influential Arab women- Arabian Business Magazine


    Gender & The Economy - World Bank Live

     Cherie Blair

    Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
    Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer GE
    Chairman of the Board of Directors for Ooredoo Group

    Open Forum: Gender — Getting to Equal | World Bank Live

     global community submitted more than 276 ideas to solve this global challenge and 30,000 people participated online during a one month period. webcast debate hosted by CNN International's Hala Gorani with  experts including (former) World Bank President Zoellick, Nike Foundation Founder and CEO - Maria Eitel.  


    What Will It Take to Achieve Both Healthy Children and ...

    President, World Bank Group

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Finance Minister Nigeria 

    Some other selections:



    if you have time to look at this video you can see the work that naila chowdhury (who's coming up to her 3rd year living in Washington DC region after 15 years serving yunus at grameen phone as first female director)  is in the middle of - the way this network works is to steal all the first ladies gathered during clinton global /un opening week of year onto one common responsibility platform , and from last yera to launch a league of gentleman too (which branson sometimes walks across too)

    in effect WE (WomensEmpowement) changes every media and so sector's economics (or social valuation); what this video doesnt show is the other half of what happens when womens empowerment take nanocredit to mobile billionnaires or those who own satellites for development

    since tebabu's ethiopian friend (silver spring neighbor) mr samara owns africa's main common frequency satellite on behalf of elearning this can be a time to choose what training content we really want women students to lead with; I guess soemone at MIT media lab wil be interested in this- if someone you know at umd too  then great!


    chris macrae 301 881 1655 skype chrismacraedc  http://womenuni.com/

     To media revolutionaries like our friend and Ghandian reconciliation agent colin morley - founder of empowerment illustrared who died London 7/7 2005

    Associate uni webs of journalists for humanity include universityofstars

    Favorite universities : Maharishi S. Africa Imagine a nation that


    invites the world to come and partner it in exploring job creating education - what would you hope to see? virtually free universities for every entrepreneur who makes more jobs than she takes;  empowerment programs for orphans or other fresher students whose childhoods have lost their confidences in self; peer to peer action learning experience- the most valuable mix of real and digital action learning networks; missing courses of job creating extended back to age 8 for all (14 million) children 

    2014 US Diary Valuing Women Most - october singforhope ny; world bank youth summit DC; september F4D NY; WSIE NY; 27 september Atlanta

    Help us survey the most collaborative womens networks of the 2010s -thanks chris.macrae2yahoo.co.uk Norman Macrae Foundation for Youth and Female Capitalism and Open Education networks


    womens banking led - BRACGrameen  - bankers for orphans led : Jamii Bora   breaking june 2014 film of Anne Dunham:Obama's mother and co-fonder of womenswoldbanking

    womens opinion leader led- women4empowerment.orgFashion4Development.com

    media and superstar transformation led - singforhope.org 

    green-led legacy of Wangaari Maathai 

     action networks of nobel womens peace laureates connected by eg Mairead Maguire  Meet the Laureates:  Mairead Maguire Ireland;  Rigoberta Menchú Tum Guatemala:  Jody Williams USA ; Shirin Ebadi Iran; Leymah Gbowee Liberia;Tawakkol Karman Yemen  ; Wangari Maathai - See more at: http://nobelwomensinitiative.org/meet-the-laureates/#sthash.pVOXUMmb.dpuf

    education-led City Montessori School - 

    coming meta-projects 2014-2015 : Atlanta Twin Capital of Billion Job Creation and Youth Nobel Millennium Goals - female chief host (Laura Turner Seydel)


    Norman Macrae Family Foundation usa 301 881 1655- enjoys helping people develop content for 9 year olds up on social business system design & Job Creation made famous by Bangaldeshi microcredits since 1976;
    We Create What We Want.
    We wanted to go to the moon, so we went there. 
    We achieve what we want to achieve. 
    We accept that poverty is part of human destiny. It’s not!
    We believe we can create a poverty-free world. 
    We need to invent ways to change our perspective.
    We can reconfigure our world if we can reconfigure our mindset. . 
    Social business will be a new kind of business, making a difference in the world.
    Human beings are a wonderful creation embodied with limitless human qualities and capabilities. 
    Entrepreneurs are not one-dimensional human beings, dedicated to maximizing profit. 
    They are multi-dimensional: political, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental.
    The desire to do great things for the world can be a powerful driving force
    Young people dream about creating a perfect world of their own.
    Social business will give them a challenge to make a difference by using their creative talent. 
    Let us join hands to unleash our energy and creativity. 
    Collectively, we can create a poverty-free world.” 
    Source : http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2006/yunus-lecture-en.html
     we also try to record history's conflicts from the people's view before mass media deletes the inter-generation learning that peace could have mapped as we go from a nation state age to what ever 21st Century will sustainably or unsustainably spin 
    Please ask your parents to contact my dad chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk if your parents or sisters and brothers can help my mission. Simple way to help -
    host a cafe debate 1 2 on why we 12 year-olds need is celebrations of change agents - thank you obama thank you for using your
    09 presidential awards to celebrate 16 humans worth communing around : Yunus & 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 -but why no FA 
    what's the most wondrous google you can ask us to put here - eg girl power
    Isabella writes: I officially started teenager networking, in search of hi-trust banks and other community sustaining stuff -  on Valentines Day 2010 though we started sponsoring micropublishing of world citizen guides including the first worldiwde directory of entrepreneurial hubs in 2007 and my grandad helped host a luncheon party the day after with dr yunus the day after my birthday in 2008 and an all day day-after- 69th birthday party with dr yunus in dhaka on 29 june 29 help us turn Yunus 69th birthday report into living document - wow a club for schools teaching microcrdit 




    Our favorite explanation of Entrepreneur in the 215 years since French and Scots started mediating egalite, liberte, fraternite: she who makes more jobs than she takes Nobel Dr Yunus, Launching Social Business Future of Capitalism 2007. What will be Youth and Yunus favorite definition in 2015?


    Which 10 Massive Collaboration Projects of Women4Empowerment 1 2 3 4 5 interest you most

     2015 - The First 20 Years of Massively Mobilising  Open Collaborations of Women Empowerment

    Friends of W4E are at the crossroads of all womensempowerment possibilities of the mobile and community networking age because its female founder helped Dr Yunus train Bangladeshi village women in using mobiles from the getgo (1996 being the first time that any massive experiments in how the world's poorest mothers valued mobile connectivity began thanks to the social fiction leadership of Muhammad Yunus and the open society lending empowerment of George Soros). The world's most exciting innovations are coming from twin partnerships setting up creative labs between those in the villages with the greatest problems known to humanity and organisational leaders with the greatest resources

    Here are 10 projects that W4E is experimenting with that I have heard of - but I'd love to hear your favorite ten as new collaboration ides are emerging every day as Atlanta discovers how many of the 25000 greatest job creating youth turn out to be women

    1 abused womens telecentre businesses

    2 championing total reformation of the responsibility of the fashion industry so that never again are 1000 women seamstresses killed by a rotten building collapsing on tem

    3 proof-testing end to end dispora models - ie those that redesign value around the local craftsperson and celebrate the maximum value of this produce in high society - jewelry is making an extremely interesting value chain for diasporas to completely redesign round family producers

    4 experimenting with massive collaboration networking of days when thousands of people get a free healthcheck - as part of the race to innovate the Nearly Free Nursing College (see action networking postcard below) 

    5 working out how to partner with the 2 million youth creative arts peace-building projects of Monica Yunus' www.singforhope.org

    6 hosting youth and future designer debates on how women leaders who love orphans have connected : the most used financial literacy program in primary schools (100 countries Aflatoun). the greatest youth-run microcredit (Kenya's Jamii Bora 1 2) - whats possible next 

     7 the role of women in celbrating prizes for green energy entrepreneurial revolution - which can yet be womens greatest job creating and community helath and safety liberator of all time


    8 to 10 coming soon 






      Transcript of Yunus Science Fiction CNN 15 November 2013 references http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4kU97gXWj0




    MUHAMMAD YUNUS the world - what it should be  - is all about imagination

    if we imagine today what kind of world we want, then that kind of world is what we will create

    everybody has the freedom to imagine in his or her own way


    my imagination is we want to create a world that will be absolutely free from poverty -meaning that will be no poor person on this planet anywhere in this world'' 

    and once we create that, we can create poverty museums, so that people who would like to know what is it hat used to be called poverty, how did it happen? - so they will go into poverty museums, they will take their children to poverty museums that's the kind of world I'd like


    and that's the kind of world where there will be no unemployment , and when you tell people there  used to be unemployment, there was a big crisis, a lot of young  people were unemployed,  and people will say what is unemployment: why should anyone be unemployed? they have the capacity

    why should one human being unemployed? what does it mean? they will be writing thesis to understand what is unemploymen?, why did it happen in those past days?

    and nobody should be on welfare, why state has to take care of people because human being has everything inside, how come we couldn't provide the facilities so you can bring those capacities and contribute to the world 

    then we would want to create a world where there  would be no unnecessary deaths

    we are proud of technology and our knowledge- simple thing why do people die of preventable diseases- those diseases should be gone

    -and we will not make this planet  more dangerous than it was before, everyday we will make it more safe than it was yesterday ... continued

    18 November 2013, Road to Atlanta Week 1, of Yunus Creative Lab INC USA, Could womenuni.com be a subproject of atlanta's next 2 years as favorite future capital of youth and yunus ? by chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk 
     - washington dc hotline for multi-win models of youth economics and future capitalism 301 881 1655 -related reference : Friends of CNN Heroine/Hero wiki
    Firstly happy to give domain name to anyone who most thinks it could
    Secondly Atlanta's newest billionnaire sarah blakely was on 60 minutes last night with buffett and gates saying she is part of the billionnaires 50+% of whose wealth is going to philanthropy. She also said my cause is helping women but I havent found my signature project yet
    I do have 2 content editing ideas that I believe a womens subnetwork of 25000 youth coming to atlanta could mobilise
    1) why not gravitate a mooc (or just a web of 9 minute max khan-ac type training modules)  of what are the greatest impacts of web and mobile as valued by women - you can both document cases already delivered an where  the women "science fiction"s as yunus calls it are linking through
    2) I am very keen on this legacy format as illustrated in the attached on Einstein; actually I dont agree with all the priority achievements listed but its a mapping format that could :
    be used for each nobel or other leader linking in the next 2 years
    it could be a format that a womens future panel edited  -perhaps monica's  naila's and sarah's networks could choose the editorial teams
    it would be even more powerful not as a static presentation but as a linkedin organiser empowering massive collaboration
    Also If Yunus Creative Labs Inc is developing a corporate and leadership services branch then the whole world of global branding purpose needs to join in womens social fiction very fast - so legacy leaders portaits the way women value them can be an unique resource for "creative" processes
    sincerely chris macrae
    ps the movie on obama's mother is nearly out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH1TW1JIVog
    - a legacy presentation of her could make an interesting female student competition across HBUs and by 2015 might be useful research for Obama to plan his own legacy


    MACRAE'S FUTURECAPITALISM challenge - does your capital want to co-create a million jobs with youth? After 40 yers of dialogues with entrepreneurial revolutionaries, its now very easy to do but only with a complete transformation of education systems and the value chains (freedoms link) they have been trapping youth in



    download legacy format - example einstein



    80 years ago, Einstein was one of first scientists to question: would the human race survive the first generation made borderless by technology? 

    Today all our communities need to face up to being more interdependent than separated. All the while: old professional monopolies rule over separation, and man's science runs the risk, as Einstein proved, of lag that is too top-down blocking holistic perspectives needed to innovate interactivity at next micro level needed to invest in our children's sustainability.

    40 years ago, dad (Norman Macrae) at The Economist and I saw 500 students sharing knowledge around an early digital network - dad spent the second half of his life arguing for an entrepreneurial revolution in economics geared to 2010s being youth's most exciting decade - almost all entrepreneurial change movements linked into 2010s connect back to leadership dialogues on entrepreneurship linked to dad's optimistic curiosity

    NOW IN 2010s,  dad's last 5 year project helped to list everry wrong turn that has made in issuing rukes of globalisation - and we have found in many many cases the antidote to spinning unsustainable systems exists in opposite choices that womens networks are testing. This web is dedicated to exploring this exciting news.........................................................

    Help us blog - how many of youth's 10000 greatest job creators will be women http://youth10000women.blogspot.com/ 

    Pro-Youth Economics: our associate Journal is passionate about  how to record legacies to youth - browse Legacy.ppt and recommend who else we need to celebrate in this format

    "BANGLADESH : GREATEST OPEN UNI OF THEM ALL". former South African First lady. Update at http://www.considerbangladesh.com/ where a strange battle is spinning between 2 superpowerful female politicians who don't seem to trust the extraordinary grassroots economic maps that over 15 million of the world's poorest Bangla women have networked as a brilliant intergenerational  contribution to humanity's most exciting goals

    30 years ago we mapped how 3 billion new jobs will come from 1 billion community jobs -defined by designing the globe so that a child can be born in any village and have a fair chance of grwowing up peacefully, helathily and maximising her own creativity; one billion green energy jobs as history shows: new sources of energy are one of the 2 dynamics that advance the human lot and it is high time that the 20th C wastage and scarcity caused by the carbon-energy value chain is replaced by the abundance of photosynthesis energy web: 1 billion jobs will come from a million times more collaboration technology than when man raced to the moon. We see no reason to change our forecasts-let's urgently challenge macroeconomists and others whose last quarter of a century has been spent ruling the world with investment policies that destroy youth's freedom to work on these 21st C opportunities.


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    CONTRIBUTE TO BOOK OF MAPS TO SAVE THE WORLD.......................................................................................................................................

    maps only work bottom-up - may travel great distance but if you miss a local connection (missing or changed) you're stuffed


    collaborative -amount of data to linking and uptodate - early constructs of web (b)log and navigate- -question: how did Berners Lee purpose of www  get taken over by non-mapping terms

    HOW CAN POOREST WOMEN SAVE THE WORLD by banks that grow out of community markets and knowledge sharing hubs; that focus on value exchanges mothers can network around homes and communities; by investing in next generation


    better sources of energy are one of 2 stimuli of massive advances in the human lot ; local access to nutrition can save people both from both hunger and obesity; clean can keep water clean




    be job-creating not theoretical; gandhi's initiaitve - today we need to end education that examines - main routes to job creation are- withy more changing than staying constant we need to help youth love curiosity - financial literacy ; cross-cultural values; new zealand; jobs competitions


    be invested in 3 billion jobs- economics not of debt but of next productivity = replace command and control politicians with public servants - and end domination of mass media of old economists; by celebrate right sorts of heroes for empowering youth to be free and joyful; by prioritising living apps and co-producing most exciting millennium goals; by replacing controling violnence by cross-culturally flowing joy of peace



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    exponentials multi-win modeling transparency- conflict resolution ahead of time - goodwill as multi-win models while sustaining positive cashflow - brochure of models


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     Dismal male wall street has deigned casino banks that have taken youth employment to the brink, just when the net gen could be youth's most productive time, the true story of microbanks with values is how the world's poorest women designed the greatest youth investment banks the global vilage economy needs to sustain exponetial progress to co-producing millennium goals Its womens social networks that have grounded the most exciting experiments in mobile connectivity. For example grameen one of te first to experient with village mobiles, now finds 15 yeras on that nurses networks are the living app of the 2010s. 21st century nurses are as much informationsharers as action servants. Bring down degrees of separation betwnee life critica mobile observations they can make in the most rural of places and the greatest medical experts in cities formost medical institutes and you have the greatest economic catalyst to healthcare It is women who are searching out the greatest heroes youth now need to celebrate beyond what mass media bombards them with. Go explore Monica Yunus's purpose at www.singforhope.org or Vivienne Westwood's http://www.guardian.co.uk/tedx/vivienne-westwood-fashion-climate-change at Get A Life, Vivienne Westwood www.activeresistance.co.uk/ As someone who has researched media all my life, Iargue that the BBC is n crisis becuase it diesnt understand the unique responsibility that the world's largest public broadcaster could be mediating between different types of media. Its a pity BBC trust doesnt start by actoning sorts of visions of yunus and westwood. Look at peacemakers- like many of my friends I changed some of the ways I spent my time ag=fter 9/11. In particular i got deeply networked with some Gandhi alumni nin India. I ecoundtered 2 new sources of interpersonal meaning ... more  I would argue that until we started to globalise nature valued the human species as smartest if for no other reason than being best investors in our next generation wherever naternal responsibility communed. Our species main natural competence is being destroyed by the rules of male global professionals who use the most extractive measurement algoritms to scale manmade systems which for the first time are interfering on nature's planetary scale.  Man of the West's biggest foundations and charities have either become greenwashed or lost the urgenct innovation edginess needed to be a millennium goal colaboration leader. My resarch shows the one exception is those foundations that do the most to link into girl empowerent    

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    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    6:56 am edt 

    extract from main women empowerment dialogue at Clinton Global 2014

    clinton - a series of commitments in jordan  



    12:00 PM -

     1:30 PM

    Transcript extract   


    Clinton to President Bachelet-  In many ways chile is a leading example in latin america ,
    You were President of chile in 2006  and now from 2014- and you were the first leader of un women 2010-2013, whats different 2006 to 2014; and why run again -
    MB I just couldnt help it!
    in 2000 189 countries pledged millennium development goals
     - one of main goals was alleviating extreme poverty
    by 2010 sort of attained this goal as have most goals
    but  world is still falling behind
    1 in 8 still have hunger
    1.2 billion in poverty
    2 goals didnt do well were education and environment
    now in 2015 what are new objectives we need to put all together
     i think inequality remains core issue
    how we build much more inclusive not only global community but out of each country
    eg in chile my case it was new what i found in 2nd term
    because even though we have progressed a lot
    people understand progress means we need to improve in many areas like education, health, pensions
    at same time as ensuring economic growth, and to ensure wellbeing for all our citizens
    so i would say we have done well in some issues but there is so much to do
    and you were talking about jordan and syrian refugees - when we look at crises
    and conflicts around the world there are many different factors and I think this involves difficulties for societies to include -eg political inclusion, religious inclusion, social inclusion - so I think we can have peacekeeping operations and a lot of things but we need to tackle the roots and structural problems that are producing conflicts so if we want a world in peace we need to advance much more in an inclusive and just world for all (ends about 5.30)
    Clinton To King of Jordan :
     :what do you want us to know positive about jordan and the regoin
    both the good story and the challenge is 60% of jordan is under 30
    for small countries like jordan that is a ;positive thing
    young highly educated tech savvy very resilient
    jordan survived all shocks of the region because of the people
    we have opened our doors welcoming refugees as it is the right thing to do
    we're suffering but keeping lour heads above water
    positive (private public partnerships) PPPS - have invested in youth but unless we get help with burden of refugees from international community - aid accounts for 39% of help (61% comes from our own economy)- how do we give faiith  to young people
    when i say 60% is under 30the same sort of youth profile across the region
    (where youth feel abandoned)
    we need a comprehensive map across all countries in batlte between bad and good (eg isis offers young 1000 dollars a month income which in this region is a large number)
    ..we need international communities to watch our back  (11.25
    clinton if you could wave magic wand and guarantee investment in jordan what would you want most
     we have a lot of ppp opportunities - way back you advised us on alternative energy -and to  invest in ict - base for healthcare and medicine, hi tech creative industries and vocational training so what we are interested in companies interested in those innovative industries to help create jobs anduse jordan a centre especially for alternative energies to help other countries
    we went to tesla for example, to convince them because they were not interested in looking at middle east market because they thought all mid east were oil rich countries so we said look at jordan, palestine, lebanon, egypt . otther countries - invest in jordan as  be a gateway to other countries and alternative energy so creating that capability to make jordan nucleus to other countries
    we have access through ifda's to billion consumers and geographically good and bad to so many different directions  (14.10)
    clinton to michelle B - you did this un womens job and here you are first female president to do a second term , and it looks as if brazil will have a second term female president - what lessons can we draw from this (much of world thinks latin america as macho place. so what does this mean is there more room for women leadership)
    michele B: we should not misunderstand ... if you look at chile you have female president of republic , senate, trade union, 2 biggest universities - so this prevents vetoes of women though there are still a lot of macho men in latin america so not perfect world but what we have worked on economic and political and symbolic empowerment - when you see that women are able to be in very important positions and do it well - then its a model for others
    so i think in terms of how we empower women we need to see some things I have learned :
    first women still have a lot of discrimination in a lot of cultures - even in advanced countries eg there is salary discrimination (norway only counter example) violence against women all over world; one size doesnt fit all - different cultural challenges - need to continue to work
    23.oo  what would you like audience to know about inequality issue
    first I always speak to business people - doing 2 contrasting things simultaneously:  transformation structure and day to day continuity

     education reform not to lose anyone talents, improve our productivity and innovation in way
    everyone wins - when people can contribute to society ;
     change how education has been seen in our country in chile everyone has access at primary, secondary  BUT what we want is not only access
    we need quality education for all
    change paradigm behind the education model
    solve issue of money; in our country families that have money spend much more on education

    so we need equality of education , this includes tax reform - more going to education and health; access to education with high levels of quality so we dont lose anyone's contributions to the country

    more of clinton curriculum 2014 at http://clintonuni.com http://yunusuni.com 

    6:49 am edt 

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    help connect projets if global women un
    9:45 – 10:15am
    Launch of the Global Campaign for Zero Mothers Die: Introduced by
    Ms. Coumba D. Touré, Founder & President, Advanced Development for Africa Foundation;
    Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons, President, Universal Doctor; and
    Dr. Véronique Inès Thouvenot, Ph.D., Co-founder & Scientific Director, Millennia2025 Foundation
    • Opening Keynote – His Excellency Mr. BAN Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (TBC)
    • Mrs. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women (TBC)
    • Her Excellency, Dr. Christine Kaseba-Sata, First Lady of Zambia (TBC)
    • Dr. Jeffery Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University (TBC)
    • Dr. Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS (TBC)
    10:15 – 10:30am
    Launch of the GSDF Fund for Africa, in support of ADA’s mission: Ms. Wan Yuhua, Chairwoman, Hong
    Kong Bawang Group
    On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Global Sustainable Development Foundation:
    • Ms. Sheri Yan, Founder & CEO, Global Sustainable Development Foundation
    • Mr. Sergio A. Fernández de Córdova, Founder and Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation
    • Mr. Phil Scanlan, Founder and Chairman, New York Global Leaders Dialogue
    • Mr. Ellis Rubinstein, President, The New York Academy of Sciences
    Establishment of the GSDF Committee to Empower Women, Chaired by:
    • Ms. Geena Davis, Founder, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
    Check presented by Ms. Wan Yuhua, Chairwoman, Hong Kong Bawang Group for ‘Connect To Learn’
    program, to support 300 girls in Africa:
    • Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University and
    • Ms. Johanna Rubinstein, Director, Center for Global Health and Economic Development, The
    Earth Institute
    3:08 pm edt 

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Where is there good news on the future of the university? My friends and I spend a lot of time on that question- would happily have a coffee with any parent interested in it

    Probably the best news of this year is next month sees the World Bank launch Open Learning Campus. Whats happy about that is its a pure learning search:
    what missing curriculum might millions of millennials like free access to if they are to shape their century

    what matters at open learning campus isnt getting a certificate on any particular course but finding modules that you can go out and job create with

    I am not saying all universities and educational systems should be like that. But the examination/certification monopoly we have trapped so many students and teachers in is not what economists I trust or I wish to see worldwide freedom of learning to be about. Of course that's a choice and debate  .. now!
    chris macrae 301 881 1655
    Isabella '15
    join in debates by US parents of 11th and 12th graders of the extremely sad state that ujiversity application prpocess has reached- lets hope that obam's promise to complete a league table of universities that offer vlue permist students to rerank it


    correspondent 1 

     I have read the article.  While I would have preferred that he provide more facts and documentation to back up his positions, I think many ofDeresiewicz's points are well taken.  In particular, his indictment of the shallowness of the application/selection process, the ever-escalating competitive measures that parents and students take to get into these schools, and his statement that "the college admissions game . . . is about determining the exact hierarchy of status within the upper-middle class itself" ring true. 

    While I do not think we are turning kids into "zombies," I think the admissions process has increasingly made us and our kids obsessed with strategies to beat the system (strategies that have little to do with getting a good education now or during College), does not reward or encourage creativity or free thinking, and tends to exacerbate income inequality in many of the ways Deresiewicz describes.
    On the economic side I am not sure how much of the trend towards greater income inequality at the most selective schools is due to tuition increases or due to the other hidden costs of getting into these schools, but I am not sure that it matters much.  There is little question that it is becoming increasingly expensive to attend or even be competitive for these schools, in part for the reasons Deresiewicz describes and in part due to escalating tuition costs.

    I was disappointed that Deresiewicz seemed to have little to say in the way of a practical program to make a difference.  At one point he seems to suggest that kids and parents jump off this merry go round and opt for less prestigious (and less costly) state schools where kids can still get a good education and have a secure career, but at another point he touts the superior education offered by liberal arts colleges, and in particular such "second tier" (his words, not mine) schools as "Reed, Kenyon, Wesleyan, Sewanee, Mt. Holyoke and others." Getting accepted into these schools requires essentially the same intensely competitive process he derides throughout the article. He also seems to advocate that kids should do service jobs, like wait tables, to learn some humility and gain insight into the lives of people who are not part of the educated middle class. I am all for kids taking such jobs, and many of our elite-college bound kids do take such jobs, but I am not convinced it has much connection to the issue of the merits -- or lack thereof -- of an elite and expensive college education. 
    To be specific, there are several short term steps a school like Walter Johnson could take to make an immediate difference.  Here are a few ideas:

    1. Limit the number of AP classes kids can take. Many kids take a huge number of AP classes because in many cases they believe they need to take the most rigorous possible classes in high school to be competitive for the best schools.  But these colleges assess applicants in light of the  most competitive available program at each school.  If WJ limited the number of AP classes kids could take, it would both ratchet down the pressure a notch and, ironically, make the kids as competitive -- if not more so -- for these elite schools.

    2.  Urge kids not to put on their social media what schools they get into.  This is a pernicious practice and it amounts to little more than bragging.  We should urge our kids not to do it, and the school should discourage it.  For example, the school should drop a Spirit Day where kids wear t-shirts indicating the school they are planning to attend (this happened this past year: I do not know if it is a long-standing practice).  Kids should be reminded over and over to not talk about what schools have accepted them and what money they have received.  Of course it will still go on, but some action discouraging it would be a start.

    3. WJ should stop promoting its AP classes and APEX program explicitly as the way to get into the elite colleges.  This reinforces the message that HS classes are merely an instrument in the college selection process.  I think our kids would be better served by classes intended to give them a good education now, rather than hearing the administration and teachers constantly describe these classes as a means to an end. (I also think WJshould drop the AP curriculum and adopt an academically challenging curriculum that is based less on fact memorization and test preparation, but that is a somewhat different  and extremely difficult, issue).

    4. Teachers teaching AP classes should spend back-to-school night talking about what the kids will learn and how they will love learning it, rather than how kids in last year's class did on the AP test.

    5.  WJ should make a firm statement that the college admissions process has gotten too stressful, too competitive and too debilitating, and it will attempt to help in any way it can to keep kids healthy and less stressed.  

    We can make a difference too: We should all try not to make this worse for our kids and our friends' kids.  When we greet kids in high school, we should ask them about what classes they love and what they are learning or what they love about their other interests, instead of about what colleges interest them.  We should avoid the subject of college choices with our adult acquaintances too (because, to be honest, our kids pick up on our level of stress in this process.  If we decide as a community to try to stop discussing college admissions so incessantly with each other, perhaps some of the reduced stress will trickle down to our kids).  

    High school is so fleeting and then they are off.  I don't want my kids to spend any more time stressed about the future than they need to be.  

    12:33 pm edt 

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    best for women summit case 1
    An Official side event of the United Nations General Assembly
    Organized by Advanced Development for Africa (ADA) Foundation, Global Partnerships Forum
    and Global Digital He@lth Initiative, in cooperation with the ITU and UNAIDS
    The Pierre Hotel, New York City, September 27, 2013 
    9.00–9.10am Welcome and Introductory Remarks:
    Ms. Coumba D. Touré, Founder & President, Advanced Development for Africa Foundation, Mr. Amir 
    A. Dossal, Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum, Mr. Denis Gilhooly, Executive Director, Global 
    Digital He@lth Initiative
     9.10-9.20 am - Opening prayer by His Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa
     9.20–10.00 am – A Conversation on “Women and Youth Empowerment” and “Smart Philanthropy 
    via STI and ICT”
    H.E. Madame Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP (tbc)
    H.E. Madame Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, First Lady of Gabon
    H.E. Dr. Madame Christine Kaseba-Sata, First Lady of Zambia
    H.E. Mrs. Patience Goodluck, First Lady of Nigeria (tbc)
    Mr. Carlos Slim, Founder & Chair, Carlos Slim Foundation, Co-Chair, Broadband Commission
    Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union 
    Moderator – Ms. Zeinab Badawi, BBC News Anchor (tbc)
    10.00–10:45 am – Roundtable Plenary: Scaling up Innovations for Women’s Health: Zero Mothers 
    Die and UniversalWomen
    Keynote Remarks:
    Dr. Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS and Dr. Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director-General, 
    Family, Women's and Children's Health, WHO (tbc)
    UniversalWomen Video
    Dr. Veronique Thouvenot, Co-founder & Scientific Director, Millennia2025 Foundation
    Ms. Caroline Anstey, Managing Director, The World Bank Group (tbc)
    Ms. Aishwary Rai Bachchan, UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador (tbc)
    Dr. Shayma N. Fawwaz Vice President, Healthcare, Mubadala, Abu Dhabi
    Ms. Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, Founder, The Kirsten Haglund Foundation
    Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons, President, Universal Doctor
    Mr. Jay Naidoo, Chair, GAIN (Global Initiative for Improved Nutrition) (tbc)
    Ms. Phyllis Arn Zimmer, MN, FNP, FAAN, President, Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, USA
    Dr. Patricia Mechael, Executive Director, mHealth Alliance
    Ms. Kirsten Gagnaire, Global Director, MAMA (Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action)
    Digital He@lth Initiative
    Technology and Innovation for Equity
    Women Leaders Forum: Connecting Women’s Health and Girl’s Education for Scalable and Sustainable Development. An Official side event of the United Nations General AssemblyOrganized by Advanced Development for Africa (ADA) Foundation, Global Partnerships Forum and Global Digital He@lth Initiative, in cooperation with the ITU and UNAIDS   Details of Podcast - prepared by Dr. Alfred Zerfas azerfas@gmail.comTime of startNo.Topic, Person and Agencyminsec Start of Session 1*  (File: Forum1a.mp3)  1Opening prayer by His Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa00 9.30–10.15 am  21.  A Conversation on “Women and Youth Empowerment” and “Smart Philanthropy via STI and ICT”  3Amir Dossal, Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum - Facilitator4534H.E. Toyin Ojora Saraki, Founder – President, The Wellbeing Foundation AfricaIntroduced by Video (Advocacy and Action) - see link at end of topics6175Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union926Amir Dossal - Q to Toure: What to do to address the inbalance? (access to broadband)17377Amir - Q to Saraki: How to engage non-state actors?2008Amir - Call for General questions25289To Saraki: Which Banks have expressed interest?261010A: Toure: Need a business for profit approach as well as philanthropy281011Q: What do we take back to out Communities?3236 End of Session 13349 * Note Welcome and Introductory Remarks by Ms. Coumba D. Touré, Mr. Amir A. Dossal and Mr. Denis Gilhooly were not able to be recorded for this podcast      Start of Session 2   (File: Forum2a.mp3)       10:15-11:10  12.  Scaling up Innovations for Women’s Health and Universal Women Video  2Mr. Denis Gilhooly, Executive Director, Global Digital He@lth Initiative003Panelists:  4H.E. Dr. Madame Christine Kaseba-Sata, First Lady of Zambia0465Moderator: Mr. Denis Gilhooly, Executive Director, GDHI Digital He@lth Initiative13476Ms. Kirsten Gagnaire, Global Director, MAMA (Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action)19267Ms. Phyllis Arn Zimmer, President, Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, USA23578Dr. Patricia Mechael, Executive Director, mHealth Alliance26469Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons, President, Universal Doctor333510Dr. Veronique Thouvenot, Co-founder & Scientific Director, Millennia2025 Foundation353811Ms. Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, Founder, The Kirsten Haglund Foundation373012Q: Mary Ann Hewan? American Disabled Business Council - Children w Special Needs424413Q: Sanitation4526 End of Session 2481014Universal Women Video - see link at end of sheet   Start of Session 3     (File: Forum3a.mp3)   11:10-11:25  13. Keynote: Dr. Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS Forum Partners002Q: What would you like from this audience?1126 End of Session 31258 Start of Session 4 (Files Forum4a.mp3 and Forum4b.mp3)     11:30-12:30pm  14.  “Creating Safer Environments for Women in the Workplace: Partnerships in Action”  24a. Keynote Address – Professor Muhammad Yunus, Chairman, Yunus Center.                  003Q: Programmes in the USA22344Q: Meg Walsh - Role of Capitalist Females in Business27455End of Session 4a3227 4b. Other Keynote Addresses  1Announcements re: Suskia Brighton, Dr. Eva Heller and Eve D'Angelo002Ms. June Sarpong, Founder, WIE Network and DNA Summit - Moderator1323Ms. Valarie Gelb, Chief Executive Officer, TheBarnYardGroup2354Ms. Naila Chowdhury, Chairwoman, Women4Empowerment (USA)5285Ms. Alethea Lodge-Clarke, Program Manager, Public-Private Partnerships, Microsoft8316Mr. Killian Stokes, Global Business Development, Self Help Africa12317Prof. John Forrer, Associate Director, Institute for Corporate Responsibility, GWU.15358Q: Action Health Corporated: Education and HIV.21339Q: Emily Johnson Womens Collective - HIV issues2342 End of Session 4b2522 12:30-12:45  15. “Ensuring Digital Education for Every Woman and Every Girl”  (File Forum5a.mp3)  2Ms. June Sarpong, Founder, WIE Network and DNA Summit - Session Moderator003Ms. Nazneen Shafi, Executive Director, Engage ME0594Ms. Savannah Maziya, Group CEO, Bunengi Group, South Africa3535Ms. Giulia Corinaldi, Interim Chair, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women6356Dr. Kristie Holmes, Ph.D., LCSW Associate Adjunct Professor of Social Work, USC, USA8547Ms. Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder and CEO, Georges Malaika Foundation11578Hanna Aase - Wonderloop.me app13449Ms. Savannah Maziya - Answer to question from ERC1444 End of Session 51523     Advocacy and Action video link:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd4oZE2RHoM   Universal Women video link:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm4vb7CwKmU   
    10:24 pm edt 

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Our working hypothesis is that the nobel peace prize's separation of system disvciplines of economics and epace may at worst lose the sustainability of the planet, and is at beast extremely conflicted with whole truth mapping of youth and women capitalism


    hpw do colaboration entrepreneur search deeper in empowering womens and milennials networks is the most urgent of all ou our inboxes


    sample conversation

     proposal 14 july 2014 france's annual birthday of origin of entrepreneurship- what the world needs now is a map of millennials (under 35's) who have been  working longest/deepest on womens empowerment and impact of girl collaborations out of their culture

    what makes this work difficult but extremely urgent is 1) its dangerous locally as xxx and yyy  briefed me on friday
    , 2) none of the big foundations fund it satyagraha - ie mediating whole truth ways that sustains its activist millennials in to help youth bridge cultures and value womens deepest roles in sustaining communities with a peace-loving future,  

    US east coast capitals have never discuss ed whole truth of this before- from 23 september over 14 days - 4 world class summits (2 in new york, 1 in DC, 1 in atlanta) could linkin this millennial right- its not that the summits matter- its their post-action processes in giving back goals to millennials something we have less than 6 quarters to accomplish if the net generation is ever to be both free for every human being and exponentially sustainable

    taddy told naila and I that one of his biggest problems during the first 15 years of the free university was that his womens intake came to him in a mental state that was often worse than an american soldier retiring from iraq or afghanisatan- and that the curriculum that helped women back to belief in themselves is the maharishi curriculum

    so by 1 september can we make a joint but private list of millennials under 35s who work longest/deepest for womens empowerment?

    then can it be shown to sunita gandhi (and lucknow founding family) and her ideas on what is the next stage for linking in safely until open education tools are available to massively scale it are possible- the gandhi family also know kalam and singh - back in 1950s singh's thesis at Cambridge was on economics of preventing underclasses from spreading inside or across national borders -when he was a millennial he was india's most wonderful economist - 

    mostofa due to mrs begum health you need to be her proxy for who she may know out of bangladesh and how they become inseparable partners with lucknow-only the youth in region can sustain peace with india - and only the lucknow-dhaka axis has a bats chance in hell of this reconciliation  -ask mostofa or I if you want the transcript of the only 30 minute video interview millennials have ever made with mrs begum or grameen's founding 16 decision culture

    naysa can search this out of india; divya can tell us if her asian milennials netwprk has a select subgroup interested in this

    the two annas can tell us where to look among hispanic womens networks -urgent for naila as that is her first nanocredit permission; urgent too because from early september mexico hosts 2 of the biggest misinformation summits as far as deepest conflicts around women go

    jean claude designs electronic banking circles whose deepest trust is connecting womens circles in the most abused contexts

    while I think kiva has wonderful potential I am unclear it can ever scale the deepest conflict resolution work needed before community banking can be sustained- perhaps matt flannery  or premal shah or julie hanna can be invited to give feedback on this before 1 september

    naila , taddy and tebabu can tell us out of africa starting with taddy out of s.africa, naila out of kenya and tebabu out of ethiopia but also wherever his friend mr samara's satellite reaches

    peters dream job is accounting for abused womens communities regeneration -something nearly 50 years of work in africa motivated him to change his profession (chartered accounting) around even if it meant being banned from many world bank projects until jim kim took over; of course chartered account bottom-up is also sir fazle abed's professional gift to the world but whether we can get eg khan academy to report this in action learning modules in time seems ever less likely

    if you dont want to be on this circulation list please say
    if you are absolutely sure of another transparency connector on this issue please say

    if you want to huddle in subgroups do now,  but please report back before 1 sept there any wider actions you want linkin in

    chris macrae dc 301 881 1655 skype chrismacraedc
    www.womenuni.com -freeing curricula I'd prefer my 17 year old daughter's generation to have right to know about

    taddy are you still in touch with atlanta's sara blakely - if we are to be serious about funding this most difficult area then naila needs to convene a meeting between
    sara blakely
    and which ever part of laura and ted turner's cnn really want to end female slavery

    if this hasnt happened before 23 september then all us millennial and women 4 empowerment summits will be missed; better if it is done before 1 september for all indian interests needed to connect with this 

    -note one beauty of lucknow is probably the only large city in india (and maybe asia) led by a harmony of hindis and muslims and this harmony was led by the school children 20 years ago - see unesco peace prize to lucknow school

    • Welcome to the World's Biggest School | TIME.com

      Oct 15, 2012 - Lucknow, the capital city of India's most populous state Uttar Pradesh, is now ... In 2002, it received the UNESCOPrize for Peace Education.

    mostofa could you also to talk to sunita gandhi now- I suggest you and she post a letter out on lucknow letterhead inviting womens peace laureates to lucknow now that it appears that the summit in mandela's memory in october cape town has been fractured by south africa refusing to give a visa to dalai lama that has caused tutu and the woemn laureates to give up on its potential
    9:30 am edt 

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    The greatest economic news of the q4 c20

    Keynes concluded his classic work "GENERAL THEORY": the greatest economic responsibility - and miracle- will be ending village poverty. Bangladesh found the solution to this during its first quarter of a century 1971-1996- it depends on trust compounding around every community with the most trueted people being medic, teacher and banker- two of which need to be women.  

    In 1996 Bangladesh's 2nd miracle was to be the first nation to bring mobile phones to partner with poorest village mothers networking. While the wondrous consequences of this are diaries by our friends at women4empowerment, there is a curriculum risk that the knowledge of the 3 most trueted roles of ending village poverty in the pre-mobile area will not be lost. Check out the facts, and help us ensure that big universities never overwrite the real systems dynamics of bangladeshi microcredit (pre-digital era)

    BRAC first created jobs for 50000 women para health networkers - a consequence of scaling  a program to share oral rehydartion knowhow with every vilage mother- until this was done- one in 5 infants died of diarrhea. BRAC next scaled vilage primary schools all across the villages. It was only after these 2 womens grassroots networks crissed-crossed the villages that BRAC also introduced bottom-up banking. At about the same time 1983, Grameen introduced its form of microcredit banking but only after 7 years project which changed its focus from banking 50% for women to over 95% for women. In Grameen's model every 60 owners of its bank were given their own village centre and swapped health knowledge every week as they did their savings and loans. To become an owner of Grameen Bank you had to be a poorest mother and commit to 16 decisions which were almost all to do with health or education of children. Thus by 2010 we can count up how 15 million village mothers of the grameen and BRAC grassroots networks ended poverty by sustaining income generation. But please dint forget how it all depended on every community's hi-trust trio of para-medic, teacher and banker -and the majority of this triad being women

    6:29 pm edt 

    Subject: introducing anthony so, james love to naila chowdhury

    A particular reason for introducing you is that Naila works closely with the Toure family (based in Geneva and from Mali)

    Below is the profile of mrs coumba toure   -a leading networker at Naila's Women4Empowerment which co-hosts the main un first womens event each year.  Mrs Toure's husband is head of Geneva's ITU (the UN's lead agency for Information Communication Technology). Naila's ability to connect first ladies with leading edge apps of mobile and broadband comes from being first female director with muhammad yunus at grameen phone- after 15 years of experiment of mobile partnerships with village mothers of grameen bank, Naila has spent last 3 years connecting first ladies and lead apps of women empowerment out of washington DC region. I feel confident that Mrs Toure would love to know of both of your work on HIV , and of course Dr So's annual retreat with medical millennials to Geneva  http://graduate.sanford.duke.edu/geneva/health . While writing you know abby as leading connector of harvard originated medical millenials ; Bhim Gopal is a leading medical millennial  from the leadership program at the University of Tokyo - he will be interning in Geneva this summer. The Akira-Foundation of Atsu and Hiro Yokoi connects millennials exchanges in extraordinary ways

    sincerely chris macrae washington dc region 301 881 1655  www.womenuni.com (linking the university that values millennial daughters)
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    Founder and President
    Mrs. Coumba Touré is the founder and President of Advanced Development for Africa (ADA) Foundation. Born in Mali, Mrs. Touré began her education in Russia where she earned a Masters Degree in Microbiology. Subsequently, she went on to the Institute of Virology in Hamburg, Germany, and finally specialized in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at John Hopkins University in Baltimore.
    Early in her career, Mrs. Touré was Chief of the Virology Laboratory at the Institute for Health Research in Mali, where she acted as coordinator of research programs She then moved on to the World Bank where she conducted the technical review of health projects in Africa, and assisted in project design, monitoring progress and evaluation of various programs.
    Since 2000, Mrs. Touré has worked at the World Health Organization (WHO) where she effectively developed and implemented the African AIDS Vaccine Program (AAVP). During this time, she also worked on its strategic plan and established partnerships within the WHO as well as with external partners. Mrs. Touré was also adept at ensuring the effective coordination and implementation of the AAVP program, in collaboration with the AAVP Steering Committee that was providing scientific and strategic guidance to the program.
    Under her leadership, the AAVP has contributed significantly to a new level of visibility for African HIV vaccine activities and has played an important coordinating and networking role for scaling up research activities in Africa. For the past two years, Mrs. Touré has worked towards a smooth transition of the AAVP to be established as an autonomous organization in Africa. This move will not only ensure the transfer of knowledge and technology to African institutions, it will also bring AAVP closer to its local partners while increasing African leadership and ownership at the same time.
    To date, Mrs. Touré has successfully dedicated her life’s passion and commitment to improving the health of the people around the world, particularly throughout the continent of Africa.

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      Fashion 4 Development publication. ... EVIE EVANGELOU FRANCA SOZZANI COUMBA TOURÉ Honorees Goodwill Ambassador, Fashion 4 Development Editor-in-Chief, .... Launched Women 4 Empowerment global awareness platform .
    6:03 pm edt 

    I have the personal problem of being a mathematician. I like to map dynamics of systems from bottom up. Grand theories have no value to me if they get in way of what you need to analyse every auditing cycle for each producer markets whole value chain. Recently Ethiopians. who happen to be the largest Diaspora in the region Washington DC that I live in, have shone a light http://usadbc.org on the whole value chain of coffee. This is a sector where it is normal for the end farmer to get only 1% of the whole value even though coffee is necessarily a hand picked product and could have as many connoisseur subtleties as wine making, and in many cultures stages community spaces to come together and socialise like no other product . You can tell a lot about any big city by how diverse and vibrant and peaceful cafe culture is.

    I am still trying to find out when people say coffee is fair traded what is the minimum the producer gets. However Ethiopians have a model blessed coffee that will sustainably squeezs more and more middle men out until we are left with the 2 ends - the farmers interests, and long-term customer communities who want use coffee to regenerate where do social business and youth entrepreneurs meet and host local markets. Now you may well see where this is heading, and truth is inconvenient.:
    First obama's signature change to usaid is intended to bring transparency and food security and sustainability to food chains but while I have attended about 20 such value chain discussions, none has been anywhere near designed to value producers the way the blessed coffee model. Second a merchandiser of 1000 categories cant begin to compete on doing good with coffee in the same direct sense of the ethiopian model. Now I realise whole foods can argue where we make more profit from coffee a lot goes into our culture of educating our customers on fair trade, organic foods, microcredit sustainability of communities neighbouring those we source products in. But what I am trying to point out is : why not go back to working out purpose that sustains producers of each market category- that has to be the micro-level theory; how on top of that you build cultures round organisations that ultimately are conglomerates of many market sectors (which basically all retailers are) that's a different sort of question.

    Please dont overclaim the connection between the 2 questions-sector sustainable transparency, and leadership merchandising

    To go back to the other question that started this conversation:
    benefit corp is a legal home- different from both corporation and 501 foundation

    conscious capitalism is in the top 10 adjectival debates of what capitalism both actions and compounds-when it claims to be more than that then mathematically that bothers me because as I have tried to show in case of coffee - whose consciousness is it your are sustainably valuing?

    http://www.womenuni.com searching for sort of university I would like my g=daughter to be freed by to job create
    6:41 am edt 

    Friday, July 4, 2014

    IFC banking on women claims to be investing $800 mn in women

    In Washington: 
    Julie Ziegler
    Phone: (202) 473-0128

    Washington, March 5, 2014—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Womenprogram launched a $600 million global facility that will increase access to finance to as many as 100,000 women entrepreneurs in emerging markets. 

    The Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility is the first of its kind to be dedicated exclusively to financing women-owned small and medium businesses in developing countries. IFC will invest an initial $100 million and the Goldman Sachs Foundation will provide $32 million. IFC will manage the facility, which is expected to mobilize up to an additional $468 million from public and private investors.

    The facility is part of the World Bank’s overall strategy to promote gender equality and ensure the social and economic welfare of one-half of the world’s population. IFC, through its Banking on Women Program, is playing a catalyzing role to help women-owned businesses. Since its inception in 2010, the program has made 17 investments totaling more than $800 million in 17 countries. 

    4:15 pm edt 

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Is 100 times more efficient literacy education possible

    The search for 100 times more efficient education modules can take you to 2 opposite kinds of social networks mediated by the most passionate educators in the world- real peer to peer, and virtually enabled peer to peer. Breaking through many generations of illiteracy was the foundation of the economic miracle sustained across Bangladeshi village mothers grassroots networks from 1972. Action learning methods inspired by Paulo Freire were pivotal

    Some of the best news we have heard in 2014  comes from the 60 years that teachers at Liucknow India have built the largest school (50000 children) in Lucknow dedicated to what Gandhi and Montessori originally grounded as an educational revolution in the 1920s and 1930s


     Here's  some news of where their campaign is scaling

     As most of the learners are poor, they have little time to devote to learning and they must have huge incentives to make literacy important. Thus short sessions and building in of instant gratification have been important. Learning sessions are short, usually 10-20 minutes only. Most can read a few two-letter words from day 1 and most can learn to read a newspaper within a month!

    A learner can learn from anyone at any place and at any time. Anyone can also be mentor, so is not restricted by place time and availability of this person. When in doubt, a learner can ask anyone who can read to help out. 

    There are three modes in which we are launching the programme:
    Via schools and school children
    Via tie ups with corporations and NGOs, youth groups, etc.
    Via government. 

    We set the aim of 100,000 literate in Lucknow to start with our campaign. 

    Monday 5th of May was our first day of the launch at schools of Lucknow and we got an amazing response: Over 40,000 commitments from 51 schools of Lucknow. Nearly 27,000 literacy packs were handed out to the children yesterday itself, remaining of the 40,000 will be delivered today. It's quite likely 100,000 goal in terms of those who start teaching will be met within the next two weeks! 

    This has so enthused our team that we are now aiming at a campaign towards a 10,000,000 literate across India. 

    I will keep you in the loop. I also want to discuss this with Taddy once he is back from his engagements in the US as to how this might be synergistic to what he is doing in South Africa. I presume the problem of illiteracy is not as rampant there but we can discuss curriculum goals for the existing schools as our already existing curriculum integrates values and is an accelerated teaching programme which is advanced in its methods of delivery. Combined with teacher training, and personalised and cutting-edge assessments and reports, has been extremely effective. 

    Thank you for being a superb sounding board and for all your support. We now need to build momentum towards 8th of September launch of this initiative nationwide along with Ed Leadership's 7th Annual International Roundtable. 

    Warm wishes, Sunita
    6:37 am edt 

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014


    Sing for Hope's 2014 Gala, Honoring Jim Woolery & Featuring Renee Fleming, Set for 10/20

    June 17
    2:06 PM2014


    On Monday, October 20, 2014, Sing for Hope (www.singforhope.org) will present its eighth annual Sing for Hope Gala, uniting New York's philanthropic and cultural leaders for a magical evening in support of Sing for Hope's programs that bring the arts to under-resourced areas. The event will be co-chaired by Marina Kellen French, Margie Loeb, and Ann Ziff, and will take place at the beautiful Tribeca Rooftop in downtown Manhattan.

    The centerpiece of the event will be a special musical performance by "The People's Diva" Renée Fleming, one of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time. The Grammy Award-winning opera star has been awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama and is the first classical artist to have sung the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. A dedicated Sing for Hope board member, Ms. Fleming will perform classic and contemporary favorites in this one-night-only performance in an intimate venue.

    In addition to her artistry, Ms. Fleming is widely known for her passionate belief in the power of the arts to uplift under-resourced communities. In her words: "I know firsthand the power of art to unite and transform communities. Sing for Hope is dedicated to bringing the healing power of the arts to those who need it most, and in today's world, that feels more urgent than ever."

    Ms. Fleming will be introduced by 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus. About the organization of which he is a founding board member, Dr. Yunus says, "I believe we have a responsibility and a built-in urge to use our creativity to help improve the lives of those less fortunate. Sing for Hope Volunteer Artists do this every day, and I am inspired by this work and proud to be a part of an organization that uses creative expression to transform the lives of the underserved."

    The 2014 Sing for Hope Gala Honoree is Jim Woolery, the charismatic Chairman-elect of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Mr. Woolery is being honored for his ongoing philanthropic support of Sing for Hope and his dedicated service as a founding board member of the organization.

    In Mr. Woolery's words: "It has been a joy to support Sing for Hope since its inception and witness its development into a force that brings joy to so many. The arts are part of what make New York City great, and Sing for Hope brings artistic opportunity to all New Yorkers, leveling the field and inspiring hope through creativity. In my work at Cadwalader, I am inspired by innovation and I seek impact; Sing for Hope traffics in both."

    Sing for Hope's 2014 Gala Host Committee is comprised of leading philanthropic, arts, and business leaders includingHugh Jackman & Deborra-lee Furness, Arianna Huffington, John & Jody Arnhold, Diana & Joel Peterson, Joan & Barry Tucker,Lili & Wilson Ervin, Cynthia Vance & Bob Abrams, Polly & Mike Brandmeyer, Kristin Fisher, Chris Carbone,Dr. William Isacoff, Flavia Gale, Linda Saul Schejola, Ted Hillery, David Kleinberg, and Yeardley Smith. In addition to Ms. Fleming, Ms. Loeb, Ms. Ziff, and Dr. Yunus, members of the Sing for Hope board committed to the gala's success include Plácido DomingoAndrea Bocelli, Jeffrey Chertoff, Valerie Demont, Annabelle Garrett, Linda E. Johnson, Jodi Kahn, Lilia Marini-Calves, David MillerLuis MorenoKara Unterberg, Billy Weisman, Damian Woetzel, and Board Chair Eva Haller.

    In the words of the organization's Co-Founders, internationally acclaimed sopranos Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora, "We can't imagine a more exciting group of people coming together to support arts outreach in New York City. With this rare opportunity to experience an intimate musical performance by one of the world's greatest musical artists, the event is sure to sell out. Please join us, and have fun while doing good!"

    To purchase tickets or tables for the 2014 Sing for Hope Gala, visit gala.singforhope.org or contact Sing for Hope's Development Manager Elizabeth Elliott at 212-966-5955.

    4:59 pm edt 

    Monday, November 18, 2013

    Transcript of Yunus Science Fiction CNN 15 November 2013

    references http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4kU97gXWj0






    the world - what it should be  - is all about imagination


    if we imagine today what kind of world we want, then that kind of world is what we will create


    everybody has the freedom to imagine in his or her own way


    my imagination is we want to create a world that will be absolutely free from poverty -meaning that will be no poor person on this planet anywhere in this world''


    and once we create that, we can create poverty museums, so that people who would like to know what is it hat used to be called poverty, how did it happen? - so they will go into poverty museums, they will take their children to poverty museums that's the kind of world I'd like


    and that's the kind of world where there will be no unemployment , and when you tell people there  used to be unemployment, there was a big crisis, a lot of young  people were unemployed,  and people will say what is unemployment: why should anyone be unemployed? they have the capacity


    why should one human being unemployed? what does it mean? they will be writing thesis to understand what is unemployment?, why did it happen in those past days?


    and nobody should be on welfare, why state has to take care of people because human being has everything inside, how come we couldn't provide the facilities so you can bring those capacities and contribute to the world


    then we would want to create a world where there  would be no unnecessary deaths


    we are proud of technology and our knowledge- simple thing why do people die of preventable diseases- those diseases should be gone


    -and we will not make this planet  more dangerous than it was before, everyday we will make it more safe than it was yesterday ...


    so we start thinking and working towards this , and it will happen- when we create social fictions it will happen like we do science fictions -we go the moon that was a science fiction, we go to the mars that was a science fiction , because we make those fictions science follows them and makes them happen   in science fiction there is something we start talking to each other .. if imagination  can do it,  reality should be able to do it


    and it is becoming more and more possible because all the science and technology is in the hands of us right now much ore than any time in history, why cant we make things happen now, what is our excuse, why should anyone be uneducated in this planet- is it because of cost?- cost has gone  - science has made it possible, tech has made it be possible, you don't have to go to separate classrooms - the same class can be taught all over the world - and every single thing can be done


    if we don't imagine it will not be done, if we imagine some day it will happen



    11:00 am est 

    Norman Macrae, Pro-Youth economist -founder Net Generation Entrepreneuriak Revoution 1972,

    Remembrance/Future History Legacy Parties

    will you help co-host party number 5 chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

    1 The Economist Boardroom Fall 2010

    2 With South Africa's coordinators of million job capitals and free universities  (Taddy Blecher) Spring 2011

    3 With Japan Embassy in Dhaka and celebrating world's leading womens grassroots networks and microentrepreneur revolution Spring 2011

    4 With Galsgow University Epicentre of Adam Smith Sciolarship (Leagcy of Andrew Skinner)- senior university partner of who'd youth like to MOOC (eg 1) the world with FutureLearn Winter 2013


    9:53 am est 

    Thursday, November 22, 2012

    networks advancing women - occasional series 1

    Zonta has been advancing professioanl womens networks for over 90 yeaas currently linking in over 30000 active members in over 1000 clubs. It also runs the amela earhart fellwship awarded to over 1000 women taking doctorates in aerospace - Amelai in her timebeing a Zonta.

    Here are some quotes of Amelia Earhart http://www.ameliaearhart.com/about/quotes.html


    Quotes by Amelia Earhart

    "After midnight the moon set and I was alone with the stars. I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, and I need no other flight to convince me that the reason flyers fly, whether they know it or not, is the esthetic appeal of flying."

    "Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization."

    "Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price."

    "Not much more than a month ago I was on the other shore of the Pacific, looking westward. This evening, I looked eastward over the Pacific. In those fast-moving days which have intervened, the whole width of the world has passed behind us -except this broad ocean. I shall be glad when we have the hazards of its navigation behind us." -- Amelia Earhart, several days before she left for Howland Island and disappeared

    "...decide...whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying...."

    "I lay no claim to advancing scientific data other than advancing flying knowledge. I can only say that I do it because I want to."

    "Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible."

    "The field was wet, the lane was wet and the spirits of my mechanic and helper were damp."

    "The stars seemed near enough to touch and never before have I seen so many. I always believed the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, but I was sure of it that night."

    "Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense."

    "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward."

    "My ambition is to have this wonderful gift produce practical results for the future of commercial flying and for the women who may want to fly tomorrow's planes."

    "One of my favorite phobias is that girls, especially those whose tastes aren't routine, often don't get a fair break... It has come down through the generations, an inheritance of age-old customs which produced the corollary that women are bred to timidity."

    "Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture."

    "The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune." "It is far easier to start something than it is to finish it."

    "Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization."

    "Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace, The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things."

    "The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship."

    "The soul's dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay with courage to behold restless day and count it fair."

    "Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others."

    "[Women] must pay for everything.... They do get more glory than men for comparable feats. But, also, women get more notoriety when they crash."

    "...now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done - occasionally what men have not done--thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action. Some such consideration was a contributing reason for my wanting to do what I so much wanted to do."

    "In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful "break" was apt to lurk just around the corner."

    "Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done."

    "No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves."

    "Adventure is worthwhile in itself."

    "Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do."

    "The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship."

    "The most effective way to do it, is to do it."

    Quotes about Amelia Earhart

    "Being men and being engaged in a highly essential phase of the serious business of air transportation, they [airline mechanics] all naturally had preconceived notions about a woman pilot bent on a 'stunt' flight - not very favorable notions either. It was, undoubtedly, something of a shock to discover that the 'gal' with whom they had to deal not only was an exceptionally pleasant human being who 'knew her stuff,' but that she knew exactly what she wanted done, and had sense enough to let them alone while they did it. There was an almost audible clatter of chips falling off skeptical masculine shoulders."
    -- C.B. Allen, New York Herald Tribune

    "Amelia is a grand person for such a trip. She is the only woman flyer I would care to make such an expedition with. Because in addition to being a fine companion and pilot, she can take hardship as well as a man-and work like one."
    -- Fred Noonan, Amelia's navigator for the around-the-world flight

    "Amelia Earhart came perhaps before her time,...the smiling, confident, capable, yet compassionate human being, is one of which we can all be proud."
    -- Walter J. Boyne

    2012 us winners of amelia earhart fellowship

    Two women in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics have been honored as recipients of the prestigious Amelia Earhart Fellowship. Sonia Hernandez and Divya Thakur were honored at a ceremony at the AT&T Executive Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin on October 27, 2012.

    The Amelia Earhart fellowship was established in 1983 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart The fellowship of $10,000 is awarded annually to women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace related fields. It is awarded to 35 fellows around the globe each year and is given by the Zonta Foundation, a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

    Sonia Hernandez

    Sonia Hernandez is a two-time recipient of the Amelia Earhart Fellowship, winning it consecutively in 2011 and 2012. Her pursuit of success has taken her a long way from home. Growing up in Madrid, Spain, she knew she wanted to come to the United States to complete her education. After attending college for two years in Spain, she transferred to St. Louis University. She graduated in 2007 with a BS in aerospace engineering before attending the University of Maryland for her master’s degree.

    “As I was finishing my master’s at Maryland, I knew my passion was focused on space research,” Hernandez said. “Apart from the fact that I fell in love with Austin when I came to visit, UT has one of the best programs in the country, so I decided I wanted to come here for my PhD to work with Dr. Cesar Ocampo.”

    Since then she has transitioned to work with Dr. Maruthi Akella, who is now her PhD advisor.

    “The professors in the ASE department at UT have such a deep understanding of their respective fields, and that enables the students to take that knowledge and run with it. I know am particularly indebted to both Dr. Ocampo and Dr. Akella for the knowledge they have imparted on me.”

    Hernandez’s research is focused on spacecraft trajectory design. She is currently working on a project that designs trajectories to near-earth asteroids. There are thousands of asteroids orbiting the sun, some of which are relatively close to Earth. One fear is that one or more of these asteroids could crash into Earth. Hernandez is researching an effective method to deflect the asteroids away from our planet in hopes of preventing a mass catastrophe in the near future.

    In addition to research, Hernandez’s passion is teaching. She is teaching physics this semester and also volunteers with Austin Partners in Education, tutoring low-income students who are struggling with math.

    During the summers, Hernandez works in a co-op position at NASA. After graduating in spring 2014, she plans to return to NASA to work full time to gain industrial experience. Ultimately, she plans to return to academia to teach and do research.

    Divya Thakur

    Divya Thakur has spent the last ten years on the forty acres – both as an undergraduate and graduate student, receiving her BS and MS in aerospace engineering. She is currently pursuing a PhD in the same field and credits UT and the ASE/EM department with shaping her into who she is today.

    Thakur has worked on a variety of research projects during her time at UT. As an undergraduate, she spent two years working as a research assistant at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).

    “TACC helped in shaping my undergraduate career,” Thakur said. “It gave me a lot of research experience and helped push me in the direction of graduate school. The people are great and have supported me in my education.”

    When she began pursuing her master’s degree, she worked with Dr. Belinda Marchand on developing optimal drug therapies for the management of acute HIV infection.

    “That was a very interesting project because it was different from the typical aerospace problem,” Thakur said. “Yet the tools I was using all originated from the aerospace field.”

    Thakur is working towards her PhD under the direction of Dr. Maruthi Akella. Her current research focuses on cooperative control – fleets of multiple autonomous vehicles that work in a coordinated manner to complete a task that is too difficult or too expensive to do with a single larger vehicle.

    “One of the biggest benefits of replacing a large spacecraft with a multiple vehicle system is that you get better performance efficiency and build robustness into your mission,” Thakur said. “When you work with one vehicle, if it fails, the mission is over. But if one vehicle fails when you are using multiple vehicles, your mission can continue.”

    Thakur plans to graduate in December 2013. During her time at UT, she found her passion for teaching and plans to return to that after graduation.

    “When I started grad school, I was really inspired by the teaching element of academia,” Thakur said. “Because I’ve been a teaching assistant for so long, I have realized how gratifying teaching is. But I also enjoy research, so I’m keeping my options open.”

    3:48 pm est 

    Friday, November 16, 2012

    Caused by 9/11, it wasn't until the age of 50 that I treated my self to spending time seriously studying Gandhi including the 2004 opportunity to exchange views on global reconciliation with 1000 Gandhians at the Indira Gandhi National Cultural Centre in Delhi where i presented my white paper on the coming wars between goodwill and badwill networks. These are the findings that had most interpersonal meaning to me from studying Gandhi.

    1)I was surprised that probably the greatest modern archivist of Gandhi leads with the saying gandhi behaved more like a woman than any male leader. I have worked in the East for much of my life- and in the 20th C it has usually been quite a cultural taboo to say a male leader has adopted female values. I now start to see how urgently that needs to change while at the same time feeling the older i get the less I understand why so many men with decision-making global power seem to misvalue cultures - and put us all at risk by so doing.

    2) i hadn't previously realised that Gandhi was half way through his life when he became a change activist nor the context. He had found litle work in India so had moved to South Africa where he was hired to try to prevent what became apartheid law. One night his aha moment came from being thrown off a fisrt class carraige of a train for having the worng colored skin. He decided his profession - as a barrister of Empire Law that he had studied at the bar of London - was the problem - especially for peoples back in India. He launched his whole life towards changing that with a plan that began with designing a whole new educational system. In this his greatest experienced helper became Maria Montessori.

    3) Personally I hadnt realised that my maternal grandfather's main contributions in life came from quarter of a century of interaction with Gandhi as a fellow barrister. My grandad's transformation over this time began with being Mumbai's judge most responsible for jailing Gandhi and ended with helping write up the legalese of India's Independence. I have started to see how much of history we force our children to study at school  is most written up by powerful men. Studying your own family tree is an exciting way to retell history from a real human perspective, and perhaps one that especially values female and communal insights. Almost every family tree has some deep cultural context to explore through which you may be able to help reconcile the great cross-cultural conflicts that the 2010s will need to do if we are to productively linkin to each other's global villages. Americans (as a newer continet of people than most) will, if they would only study their family trees,  find many extraordinary cross-cultural pathways got them to where they are today, and the curiosity they need to get to truly innovative spaces of tomorrow.

    As things turned out, my own passage to India turned out to be a steapping stone to Bangladesh where 8 trips have since introduced me to the 15 milion greatest heroines I will ever meet. The way to introduce yourself is to get deeply contextual in undestanding how Grameen and BRAC evolved. So I think it is worthwhile closing thos post by citing the Gandhi Prize's evelaution of Grameen at the start of millenniu 3

    Gandhi Peace Prize 2000

    Citation : Grameen bank, Bangladesh


    There are few institutions that inspire faith in humanity even in the an environment of material greed, soulless careerism, exploitation and pursuit of naked power, institutions that live with the credo that “small is beautiful” even when the world is being besieged by the philosophy of the big. They are the institutions that live with a soul committed to fighting the inroads of global homogenization, seeking to provide succor to the deprived yet diligent common people and proving that unity can work miracles even in an age of growing individualism. The Gandhi Peace prize 2000 is being awarded to one such institution which has been helping the marginalized masses to reject charity and to master their own destiny instead. It has been helping them tap their innate capabilities of entrepreneurship, thereby bringing them hope confidence and cheer. Here is a fraternity of perseverance and service that promotes dignity and adherence to truth. Here is development which enabled millions of women from poor households to acquire a new meaning in life. Here is development with a human face which is not populist but people-centred and which promotes self-help and self-respect, values dear to Mahatma Gandhi.


    Professor Muhammad Yunus, economist at the University of Chittagong, probably did not know that he was launching a revolution when he started his action project and lent a small amount of money to a poor woman to help her build her own life. The success of this experiment gave birth to Grameen bank. This bank radically reversed conventional banking practices with their emphasis on collateral security, practices which has given rise to the witticism that the best way to get a loan in convince the banker that you don’t need one. Here is a new banking system in rural areas that is based on mutual trust, solidarity, participation, peer monitoring and accountability. Its operations indicate the faith of its founding father, Muhammad Yunus, that if financial resources are made available to the poor on terms and conditions that are appropriate and reasonable “these millions of small people with their millions of small pursuits can add up to create the biggest development wonder.” The success of grameen bank has won international acclaim and emulation. With its participatory approach, emphasis on women entrepreneurs, women’s empowerment and employment creation, the microcredit projects have come to be hailed as a very promising approach to poverty eradication.


    Mahatma Gandhi gave the world a talisman


    “Whenever you are in doubt or when the self becomes too0 much with you apply the following test


    Recall the face of the poorest and weakest man whom you have seen and ask if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his life and destiny? In other words will it lead to Swaraj for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?


    Then  you will find your doubts and your self melting away”


    Grameen bank, Bangladesh is an invitation par excellence, which passes the test with great elan

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