SIR FAZLE ABED: BRAC AS SDG17 GIRLS ACTION LEARNING CENTRE OF GRAVITY
BRAC partnership network is number 1 in empowering girls to be the sustainability generation and to celebrate searches of COMtech's deepest innovators of global 2.0 action networking.
Consequently BRAC collaborations are trusted to integrate:
The world’s largest movement of beyond the classroom education
The world’s largest non government owned schooling system
Resilient world's origin of bottom-up disaster relief and community development networks
Number 2 (to China's Tsinghua) BRAC University concerned with future curricula of public servants
World’s largest cashless banking system BKASH.com - one of the main ways to be 80% self-sustaining all work on ending Ultra poverty through livelihood creation. (Before attracting coders of www.bkash.com BRAC had been asked to be the founding partner of the curriculum sharing association of Global Alliance of Banks with Values founded around similar concerns to those that evolved the G20 was after subprime's exponential financial crisis of the first millennials goals decade 1999-2008.)
BRAC Partners include: village mothers and daughters of Bangladesh, Gates Foundation, Mastercard Foundation, Soros, British and Australian Aid, MIT Legatum Foundation, Rice Science leaders, Last mile health schools ... alumni networks of such world prizes as Fazle Hasan Abed's at WISE, UNDP, Clinton Global Citizen, World Food Prize... as well as his Alma Mater Adam Smith's Glasgow University (and so the Scottish dream of James Wilson Economist and Commonwealth Queen Victoria to go beyond the Colonial World Trade pathways that Mercantile British Empire sadly compounded into 450 years of East-West Hemisphere trade concluding in world war 2. In New Year 2010 Awards, Queen Elizabeth knighted Sir Fazle -probably the pre-eminent South Asian knighthood in English-speaking history.
LEARNING WWW ORGANISATION CONTEXT
Any errors in wording above collaboration purpose are mine alone -if this was a first contribution to a wiki how would all of sir fazles greatest connectors and education friends reword it?-- Ever since the Chinese graduates Amy and Yuxuan attended Sir Fazle's 80th birthday party they have been asking Mostofa and me why cant something like this be scaled "educationally" .so that Sir Fazle's girls unite the world of courage and hope youth need is massively understood in China and among those whose cultures share's rejuvenation dreams and SDG's urgent timelines for action out of every community
MY BIGGEST ERROR
In addition. the coordinator Justin Van Fleet of Gordon Brown's (UN Education Envoy ) & Education Commission was asking in 2016 for Sir Fazle to make a speech or briefing statement to all the 30+ national leaders of commissioning education to go beyond the classroom. I was one of several people who failed to actionably bring this message to Sir Fazle.
Please see footnote story of Van Fleet:--
THS HAS MADE TIMING URGENCY IN 2018 EVER GREATER
GIRLS LIFT UP HALF OF BELT ROAD'S & SUSTAINABILITY GOALS GLOBAL 2.0
Urgent reasons for for circulating this feb 2018 include
asking what contributions BRAC can make at :
the next 3 wise summits
the next summits of any sort where education and girls or sustainability genration's livelihoods are core leadership concern
making sure that education and soft skills and girl empowerment and small enterprise solutions linkin everywhere belt roads develops or superstar events eg Ali Baba Olympics Tokyo are reformed. Critical today are big data small tech possibiilities - eg needed if blockchain is to be part of the solution of poverty alleiaition.
(Right at this moment the UN eminent committee is being surveyed by 4 expert networks- new development banking, education, green , technology for humanising 4th industrial revolution)
If we can get the wording right chinese female graduates can translate why BRAC is second only to china's cpc 19 in demanding futires where girls lift up half the sky by celebrating how since 1972 the most valuable development dreams of Bangladesh echo China's. The difference is China has enjoyed diaspora (as early as 1970s the 3rd biggest finacial power ) inward investment in pursuit of this dream whereas BRAC girls have had to entrepreneurially earn every investment and in so doing have been recognised by some of the world's most extraordinary knowhow partnerships both in scaling 1.0 and 2.0 solutions
With the right wording we can make it simpler for sino-eglish speaking women4empowerent networks to clarify why sir fazle abed (and educators he inspires) connects (BRI.school) with other top 5 world record jobs creators such as Xi Jinping, Guterres, Jack Ma and Pope Francis (as well as survey through ever nation that joins belt road who they locally vote for as world record job creators for girls and end poverty communities for all
The folloowin speech was made in spring 2016 at brookings (long transcript here) by Justin Van Fleet before launching te Education Commission at UN September 2016. Sir Fazle had been invited as chief guest and main inspiration of Gordon Brown but I was one of the main people who failed to explain the timong significance of this invitation.
WHAT'S EDUCATION EQUIVALENT TO JACK MA TAKING COMMERCE BEYONG WALMART
by JUSTIN VAN FLEET -coordinator of networks for Gordon Browns Education Commjison of 30 national leaders (Gordon Brown is also the special UN envoy for education)
@ BROOKING WASHINGTON DC SPRING 2016
Can we start to be more comfortable when they're saying education is central to any social or economic reform any government wants to undertake whether it's a defense, whether it's a security reform, whether it's a health reform, whether it's climate?
Can we actually be more confident when we're putting out there what we're saying about education so that no finance minister or politician will disagree with that, and they'll actually start their statement by looking at what they can do with education?
Can we think more boldly about what other investments actually help us further education in the 21st Century? Let's look at infrastructure. I mean, there are things -- I look at -- we had an example in January where Jack Ma, who runs Alibaba in China, said in 60 years, Walmart was on this course to go to every rural village in China and actually deliver goods and services, and bricks and mortar schools. But in eight years, we actually leapfrogged by using e-commerce.
So I'm not saying that there's a direct parallel in education, but we need to just think differently about the changing world, and how we actually react and interact with what the reality is, and can we think forward? And I think looking at innovation, we need to not be afraid of innovation.
This came up during a dinner last week which I thought was really interesting. Would you go into an emergency room or an operating room, and have a surgery in an operating room that looked like the operating room of a hundred yeras ago?
Probably not if you had the option to go into a 21st Century operating room, or one of 2016. Yet, everyday, we're sending children to have brain surgery in the most unreformed institution of the last century. The classrooms of today look like the classroom of a hundred a years ago, so we need to actually think a little bit differently because it really is brain surgery. It's cognitive development. It's trying to bring young people up to be proactive and active members of our society, and we just need to be thinking more boldly and differently about that. So I think we need to challenge each other to sort of get outside of our comfort zone if we're going to sort of take this next big leap forward.