HG Wells - civilisation is a race between education and catastrophe:
coming how do the 51 years of alumni of fazke abed poverty aleviator collab match up with 76 years of the united nations - we map abed top36 hunicorn networks - being networks whose purpose is so life crital nobody wants to exit investment or politically quarrel over just replicating their services and improving access to their action learning

Monday, September 13, 2021

happy sustainable un to all

  may your 76th UN bring you sustainability twisties of a good sort as well as memories of youths right stuff from tokyo - japanthanks.com where the east and west's most valuable heroines of 21st c - osaka & biles - asked every spectator to prevent a decade of bubbled up sports by uniting to end covid- so far only one national leader Suga passes the grade- will any more at 76 ?

of course being a televisual national leader is the worst possible starting position to serving solutions on ground where everyone is falling apart

so as a counter- movement here is women empowerments Download 2-page guide . are sustainability's 30 most collaborative networks i can find - where up to a billion poorest mothers have innovated sustainable solutions while most of the rest of the world now faces last chance to address these questions - if lives matter is something you want to action network have a quick look at this tour guide

  • for the class of 21-22 economistdiary.com hopes to list sdg events that respond to the hi-tech puzzle- why did we all cheer as von neumann's tech in 1960s raced to the moon within first 100 times more coding tools but even as moores law has multiplied up to a billion times 
  • places have rarely designed to race to last mile health, nutrition and no bad schools nor unsafe communities; 
  • nor has tech been prioritised to end poor being trapped by big finance, to go green , to grow middle class 
ECONOMISTDIARY.com sdg students and teachers picks 21-22 rsvp your votes chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

S2 world bank OL campus and korea infrastructure - youtube worldbankopencampus - related academy - secondary source worldbanklive

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S3 world bank live -  Harnessing Technology to Build Human Capital in South Asia, on September 16 2021 à 12:00 GMT / 08:00 ET. related EconomistAsia.net EconomistJapan.com Economistpoor.com Economistwomen.com

S4 UN Foundation/Brookings American Leadership in Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sept 20 Please register using this link. For more information, please consult the event page

S5 International Chamber Commerce arbitation event This year, the ICC New York Conference will take place during Paris Arbitration Week (PAW) on 22 September for the first time as a hybrid event! Take a virtual trip between Paris and New York and join in the thought-provoking discussions about the latest North American arbitration trends! If you are interested in learning more about the Assessment of Damages by Arbitrators, join the ICC Institute Training on 20-21 September 2021.

s6 stanford AI100 sept 28 review of second 5 year report released sept 16 on AI century - see more at economistai.com

d1 https://www.icddrb.org/news-and-events/events/event/552- Delivering for Nutrition in South Asia Hosted by: A consortium of co-hosts from around South Asia Date: 01 December 2021 to 02 December 2021 - 60 years ago icddrb started to empower billion asian women to raise life expectancy by 25 years - a miracle of economics and human advancement


  • COVID-19 has disrupted health systems, nutrition services, and food systems around the world, including South Asia. Research-based evidence and programmatic experiences are essential to support stakeholders to restore services and re-orient programs and policies to support better nutrition outcomes. ‘Delivering for Nutrition (D4N) in South Asia: Implementation Research in the Context of COVID-19’ on December 1-2, 2021. D4N o prioritize and improve maternal and child nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.With this overarching purpose, the key objectives are to:- Share evidence of the impact of COVID-19 on maternal and child nutrition - Highlight adaptations to support implementation of health and nutrition interventions and social safety net programs- Identify lessons learned from implementing programs to support maternal and child nutrition during the pandemic Downloads D4N2021_Concept-Note_Final.pdf

under construction -candidate 100 expected by end of 12 sept


whats the sustainable purpose younger half of world need from each of these markets or places or cultures? co-bloggers needed chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk normanmacrae.net the economist's entrepreneurial revolution www.2025report.com last 4 schools years from 1984's opportunities of uniting humans and machines -moral humans most exciting case of last 50 years billion poorest womens investments in kids www.abedmooc.com

economistFuture.com economistYouth.com economistAI.com economistUN.com

economistGreen.com economistWebs.com economistHealth.com

economistFood.com economistBank.com economistMaps.com economistUniversity.com

economistLearning.com economistWater.com

www.economistJapan.com www.economistEurope.com www.economistAmerica.com

www.economistAsia.net www.economistPoor.com www.economistWomen.com



past events that moved my grey cells such as they are

S00 9/9 https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/studio/multimedia/20210909-20-years-911-grey-wars-american-values-national-security 20 years of arguably the most costly lesson ever in blood and money- and its still ongoing with arguably opposite consequences in much of old world's tri-continent asia and europe and africa -and the new world -and worse yet stuff 7.5 billion beongs could unite round solving eg covid seem to be relegated in washington dc to appendices rather than defining to be or not to be

past events not as useful for worldwide as i had hoped

S0 the economics world according to brookings WASH DC sept 9 https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Fall-2021-BPEA-Agenda_Public.pdf register panels A Employment Impact of a Green Fiscal Push; B economic gains from equity; C relief to us citizens during covid decade; D social cost of carbon; E losing the inflation factor; F if human last chance of sustainability matters what can 200 million americans (about 50 million white, 150million non-white ) under 30 and 500 million chinese under 30 collaborate on? - papers available at web- i dont think world of youth has much to learn from this day other than how muddled western (us blinkered) macroeconomists are in failing to look for fast changing wins-wins worldwide- and sector susainable purpose by sector - youth of sustainability need- however some interest terminology - patent boxes loced in ireland

however also edward glaeser's ability to compare world histories of places that win or lose is relevant as it shows china is just american politicians current excuse for places that lost touch with where the future was going often because national policy/infrastructure had penalised them most

Triumph of the City (@triumphofcity) | Twitter 10 year old book by Edward Glaeser, Harvard University, Edward Glaeser (@edglaeser) | Twitter

SUSTAINABILITY"S FUTURE HISTORY JUST GOT URGENTi have some experience in mediating this- in early 1980s when i was 30 i co-authored a book 025report

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what if tech and humans maximised sustainability all over the world by 2025- it didnt happen not because our timelines for what tech would be available were wrong but we had explicitly debated what could happen if peace was a sustainability goal - we were absolutely aware of what chaos would spin if peace not actioned as integral sdgs but we did not want to spend life working in that area

Monday, June 21, 2021

this is the 76th year of the united nations; but something ain't right; for 70 years those who met to represent nations had no language for mapping the exponential interactions of humans, machines and nature in communities where children grow up, and if leading tech wizardy is scaled at 100=silicon valley then it might get 10 at most places the un works most urgently many of which are not yet on electricity grids 

in 1984 i co-authored the 2025 report with my father, the economist's norman macrae; we mapped out common sense deadlines - eg it was vital early 21st c media demanded that peoples everywhere became aware and committed to solve man's greatest risk as the differences in incomes and expectations of rich and poor nations"; to me 9/11 with my daughter aged 4 living in washington dc was more than a tragedy; it showed that the 100 times more tech we have been playing with every decade as von neumann's 1957 legacy (see dad's bio of von neumann) had spiralled viciously off course as happens when increasingly few men sitting in high courts built by slaves make decisions for all of us; i wanted to rewind where my father had spent his last days as a teenager stationed facing the bay of bengal as navigator in allied bomber command

and after a few false starts i found a man who had spent his last 50 yeas mapping challenges on the ground og the billion poorest asian women; he was a practical engineer having been promoted to regional ceo of royal dutch oil company where a million of his compatriots were killed by a cyclone in 1970

sir fazle abed saw the first 5 sustainability goals as integral dimensions of any community's sustainability but unlike many westerners including mr and mrs clinton who came to bangladesh as the open university of banking for the poor almost everyone of the 100000 fieldworkers of brac was first and foremost a skils educator

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the idea that education is a linear process is neither human nor right- nor separable from sustainability's gravitation of 5 life-shaping goals wherever families communally start up. No need to wonder why human race is on verge of extinction when world's biggest intellectual celebrations eg nobel prize have ignored educators who value children as places' greatest asset and lost the intergenerational purpose of edu. NB Its just 10 years ago that the first ever global education prize wise2011 awarded to abed 4.2 - wise's 6 other laureates 4.3 twice; 4.4 once; 4.5 once ; 4.2,3,5 twice - it wasn't until the 4th round of yidan prize that a council of luminairies inspired by legacy of fazle abed was designed so education could be mapped as a non-linear jigsaw puzzle

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

 un desa as described harvard innovation frontiers 2008 ash institute

Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations The Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) of the United Nations Secretariat is a vital interface between global politics and national action in the economic, social and environmental spheres. Within DESA, the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) is entrusted by the General Assembly with implementing the United Nations Program in Public Administration and Development. Since its inception in 1948, this program has consistently promoted the importance of sound public administration for the political, economic and social development of all nations. DPADM is organized around four thematic and functional areas that support public administration on the national level: (i) governance and public administration, (ii) socioeconomic and governance management, (iii) knowledge management and E-government, (iv) public administration networking. DPADM assists Governments in strengthening their public policy making and service delivery systems, reinforcing their public sector human resources capacity, and improving the overall efficiency of their governance systems and institutions. The DPADM focuses on disseminating information and sharing knowledge, providing technical cooperation and an international forum for the exchange of national experiences. The Division’s comparative advantage is in its ability to identify and respond effectively to emerging global trends and challenges using its extensive knowledge base, professional expertise and network. Through its broad global reach and distinct mandate, DPADM contributes to improving public administration and governance in the development process. For more information: www.un.org/esa/desa/

Wednesday, May 26, 2021


speaking hk fintech Aiaze Mitha
Digital Ambassador @ United Nations Capital Development Fund
Aiaze Mitha, Digital Finance and Sustainable Development Expert
Aiaze has led digital finance projects in 40+ countries and advised many international organizations such as the UN, World Bank, IFC and CGAP. He currently is a Digital Ambassador to UNCDF, leads the Dialogue on Governance of BigFintechs and was a Senior Advisor to the UNSG Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs. He also leads regular regulatory discussion groups on everything Fintech and is setting up a global alliance to green the world. Prior to that, Aiaze was Chief Officer at Tiaxa, a digital lending Fintech. He also directed the roll-out of M-Paisa in Afghanistan and led Mobile Money Guyana.
Aiaze sits on the Board of several Fintech startups. He holds a MSc. from University of Quebec and is a graduate of Telecom Paris.
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