BRAC net, world youth community and Open Learning Campus

Sir Fazle Abed -top 70 alumni networks & 5 scots curious about hi-trust hi-tech

JRN: cataloguing youth's 100 jobs-rich networks with chinathanks and eduthanks

online library of norman macrae--  

welcome to our young journalists search

From 1972 my father norman macrae  (nicknamed UnacknowledgedGiant of The Economist, founder of Entrepreneurial Revolution) spent rest of his life debating  how and why education and china needed to be the 21st c main economies - not just for educators and chinese but all 21st c youth's livelihoods -by uniting open society systems beyond the highly bordered 20th century -for example celebrating 4 global village languages : chinese, english, mother tongue, coding. 


Youth surveys have found 5 dimensions which connect JobsRichNetworking

  1.  Who.s designing tech to build Jobs Rich Networks (eg Jack Ma download small enterprise china g20 report chaired by ALI BABA JACK MA -and see why greatest #learinggeneration thanks hangHangzhou   ref superecityU)
  2.  Which place leaders are uniting JRN - fazle abed, Xi-Trump 
  3.  Which teachers love youth enough to innovate Jobs Entrepreneurial Revolution  (worldwide examples are searched annually milliondollarteacheraward; american examples are shannon may (bridges international) founding tech's most economic village school network and Baltimore's al hathaway uniting inner cities so that poorest youth create livelihoods and redesign urban worldwide?
  4.   Who are the greatest storytellers helping we the peoples (youth and parents and communities) mediate this change including diversity's money-poor and learning-rich?
  5. Whose investment models or learningopen maps should be celebrated by the 3 generations determining sustainability: youth te half of us under 30, parents and grandparents

100 JRN - searched by young journalists of and

WHY HELP THIS SEARCH? Education can be far larger economy than the industrial age consumption of things because knowhow can multiply in use (abundant "mass flourishing" value) instead of being used up ( scarcity value). China's 1.3 billion people could be an unstoppable confucian force for good needed to go from being underemployed to helping all youth find worldwide livelihoods

WHAT ARE JOBS RICH NETWORKS (JRN)? We ask for your help in editing these- we feel youth know and connect when they see these.  We aim to map 2 types of examples- those who are meta-hubs for many JRN and specific examples of JRN that are good for youth and leaders of sustaining human livelihoods to be participating in

please tell us of your sightings and if you would like to join bracnet, to help co-edit directly please rsvp

A: A1) WISE (Qatar) summit (next nov 2017 theme co-creativity) is a metahub for networks concerned with learning for a living. That was the dna of its first education laureate sir fazle abed; its most vibrant entrepreneurial partners linkin

A1.1 WISE youth education incubators- examples

A1.1.1 Making Ghanaian Girls Great! | Varkey Foundation  -more accelerator projects

A0 Since the un launch of 17 sustainability goals , the most exciting view unifying technology wizards and girl empowerment networks concerns -happiness and health service networks and places celebrating these- how do we map the skills teachers let alone students will need if these sectors replace 20th C leading brands ( soda's coke, apple's luxuries) -see more

WISE cities concerned with future of jobs learning such as

A1.1.2 beijing and A1.1.2.1 madrid as well as the UAE where A1.3 neigboring summit is the million dollar teacher prize out of dubai with such royal patrons as prince william those with 3 year goals are invited to co-partner A1.3.1 Dubai Youth Expo 2020  as well as 1.4 Tokyo-AliBaba Olympics 2020

A2.0 loving creative innercity's youth (aka SD Urban Goal 11):  NB A2.1 west baltimore's A1.2 UBC network can unite goal 11's social justice of jobs creation (baltimore from 1881 is epicentre of 1.2.1 girl empowerment and 1.2.2 black SJ) and turn having a lot of community time on your hands into culturally joyful movements - recall the beattle's liverpool, look around anywhere you have found beautiful craftmanship; the poorest inner cities are also the creative open space for a whole region becoming a A1.3 supercity where everyone is learning as well as teaching- Baltimore inner city networks neighbors in DC include take it on jim kim youth professionals;

the world development report education in press sept 2017; two annual summits at brookings on education scaling (1) challenge and girls education (1) challenges; the china100 launch of search for china america youth ambassadors

IF ever nations decided they needed a 21st C 11 plus examintaion -our recommendation focus on one exercise: review how a 9 year old boy spent his next 41 years creating the supercity of Hangzhou by value multiplying with the 4 most open language connections being ambassador for www supercitizenry and global village (aka tabao, grameen) networkers could offer - and what happened next : in 2016 he helped issue invitations to 45 national leaders at G20 and EducationCommission, in 2017,,watch this space


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help brac find net maternal health 20 as valuable as b1.1.1 oral rehydration -the first Bangladesh nationwide solution network BRAC scaled in 1970s. Today BRAC is the world largest and most colabirative ngow - is partners sustained more livelihoods of poorest girls than any other network. Whenever we want to start youth brainstorming any sustainability gaols, we recommend searching BRAC's girls clubs knowhow first -because that will help you understand the deepest system challenges first. 

 ..B2 Moringa (audrey cheng kenya) may be yout's best example of a basics coding school- the world bank's youth in development network asked 300 youth to benchmark this education suystems and report back if they found a more replicable one; there is a high end of coding eg which blockchain coders value youth futures most which may call a cross between general academy and alibabauni but should be invested in by all supercitizens so that for job creating youth its nearly free to be an alumni of just as south africa's B3 mandela extranet and maharishi institutre partners of Taddy Blecher are .



Blecher's new jobs curricula partebrs include:

B3.1 entrepreneurship with branson

B3.2 coding with google africa

B3.3 Empowerment/Tao with Maharishi

B3.4 Financial Literacy

15000 nearly free gradiates are now leading development economies in south africa and helping teachers of grade 7 (the modal age of exit) simplify these curricula for adoelscent entrepreneurs 

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the curious news of 2015 is that the world is now spending 1000 times more on communications technologies than 1946; the question is now that the costv of carrying round 2 schools in your pocket is way under the 100 dolar laptop- dare we design a world of eduthanks around these 2 types of devices

the 20 dollar smart phone

the 20 dollar next generation RACHEL

Both of these questions raise 2 sorts of questions- what happens to any place where teachers unions block this revolution in learner centred teaching? how do we bridge the last gaps - today the online service provision for the 20 dollar smart phone is still far more per month than the mobile phone; today rachel which catalogues all open learning so you dont need to be online isnt yet produced in mass scale that would bring down its costs

nonetheless anyone who is an alumni of rachel has extraordinary opoportuniteis- dachel is bow the best service provider for up to 50 stduents at a time wherever there is no internet from refugee camps to prison cells; the core stuents of rachels want to map back jobs skills traiining not get trapped in paper curriculum that made teh 20th centiry both so costly to be a scholar of and one that divirecd education from vocational apprenticeships

we suggest that and regional educational authority that doesnt start massively collaborating with RACHEL alumni is destined to be leading its youth back to the stone age 

some tech maps

wise accelerator projects are some of the best in education world- more recent batch ending 2016 were presented at wise madrid february 2017 and are as follows  -where else do you see accelerators in education?

2015-16 Program

The five innovative projects of the 2015-16 WISE Accelerator originate from Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Selected Projects

  • eduTechnoz

Reach: Regional
Headquarters: Pickering, Canada
Date of creation: 2012
eduTechnoz is an online portal that provides fun educational content such as online games, eBooks and interactive worksheets for children learning Arabic. They have reached a significant regional audience, with more than 50,000 users: children, parents, teachers and schools. The material is designed based on accredited curriculums and cognitive skills research. Furthermore, the platform measures individual progress and can be tailored to address specific skills and needs, with the possibility of being adapted for any school system. They have worked with Qatar National Library since 2014.

Read more about eduTechnoz

  • Kepler

Reach: Rwanda
Headquarters: Cambridge, MA USA
Date of creation: 2013
Kepler is a non-profit university program designed for the developing world. Its mission is to expand access to excellent higher education for students coming from communities of need. It combines the best of online learning, such as MOOCs and online, competency-based degree, with in-person seminars and intensive education to employment support. They provide an US-accredited degree, a world-class education and a clear path to good jobs for thousands of students in Rwanda for around $1,000 tuition per year.

More about Kepler

  • Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed)

Reach: Ghana
Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
Date of creation: 2014
MGCubed is Ghana’s first interactive distance-learning project. The project uses VSAT technology to enable live, interactive distance learning. Six master teachers in Accra provide English and Math classes that are broadcasted live to multiple classrooms. The project is expected to impact more than 6,000 marginalised students between the ages of 9-14 in 72 schools across Ghana. In addition to the in-school classes, there is an after-school girls’ club called ‘Wonder Woman’ including both students and out-of-school girls. The workshops engage girls in topics such as early pregnancy, early marriage, women’s rights and financial literacy, as well as introducing them to different adult female roles. The goal is to empower them, raise their self-esteem and motivate them to stay in school.

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  • Green Shoots

Reach: South Africa
Headquarters: Cape Town, South Africa
Date of creation: 2010
Green Shoots uses a cloud-based Moodle platform to implement an online Maths Curriculum for South African grades 3 to 9. The program tracks individual learners progress throughout the school year, and it gives comprehensive teacher trainings that develop learning through ICT. It also provides development programs for school management and Education Department official to encourage real-time data-informed decisions when planning strategies and interventions for Maths teaching and learning. They are now partnering with Gooru Learning to be able to scale their model for a wider international audience.

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  • TeachPitch

Reach: Global
Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
Date of creation: 2014
TeachPitch is an online library accessible via a community technology that helps teachers identify the best online learning resources available. Teachers sign up to the platform for free and find the best online content curated by TeachPitch. The library system offers a growing range of functionalities, allowing teachers to save, share, rate and review the resources they find. The project’s system and repository technology makes them a valuable management tool for schools, suitable for teacher evaluation, induction and professional development. The platform has over 10,000 teachers from over 100 countries with a continuous rapid growth rate.

Read more about TeachPitch


the current incubator projects for 2017-2018 are

  • Aflatoun Education

Reach: Africa
Headquarters: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Date of creation: 2014

Alfatoun Education is a platform that strengthens teacher capacity globally by delivering Social and Financial Education through online and offline technology. The platform provides a self-study course that gives teachers who have already participated in Aflatoun workshops refresher and supplementary training. The modules deal with both program implementation and active-learning methods transferrable to any subject. The project has impacted over 150 teachers and 6000+ students so far.

Read more about Aflatoun Education


Reach: Global
Headquarters: Ontario, Canada
Date of creation: 2013 is a school management system providing real time data from the classroom to help schools understand what actually works. With its award winning workflow tools for teachers, allows teachers to truly personalize learning by better understanding every student’s individual needs. The real time data from the classroom results in rich insights for the administration to make more informed decisions. Today, over 200,000 teachers use's tools to plan lessons, align to curriculum, and assess their students.

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Reach: Philippines
Headquarters: Manila, Philippines
Date of creation: 2013 is an online platform empowering students in the Philippines with opportunities to find education pathways for their dream careers. Students gain advice by filtering and ranking offers based on price, quality and relevance, and navigating through 200 career pathways. The website also offers convenience by allowing students to apply to schools online directly. With a current reach of 50,000 users every month, the website has witnessed user growth of over 20 percent a month.

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  • Joko's World

Reach: Global
Headquarters: Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia
Date of creation: 2013

Joko's World is a suite of interactive learning applications that brings world cultures and intercultural understanding to the classroom in a fun way. Joko's World blends music, geography and culture in a unique and educational way, allowing students to build skills and knowledge on a diverse range of cultures. The project uses games that allow students to incrementally build skills and knowledge through game-based challenges that offer instant feedback. The project currently has more than 10,000 users globally.

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  • Learn Syria

Reach: Global
Headquarters: Toronto, Canada
Date of creation: 2013

Learn Syria is an education campaign bringing free digital education to Syrian refugees via a collaborative platform and Rumie tablets that work offline. The project works with local partners and thousands of skilled volunteers online and has built a full digital Syrian curriculum for children from grades 1-12 for autonomous learning. This content is then loaded onto its learning tablets that work fully offline and are deployed through local partners in Turkey and Lebanon. The project reaches over 25,000 Syrian students.

Read more about Learn Syria


the inaugural batch of accelerator projects were

The five innovative projects of the 2014-15 WISE Accelerator originate from Chile, France, Kenya, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Selected Projects


  • Ideas Box​

Reach: France, Jordan, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Burundi, the United States
and Australia
Headquarters: France
Date of creation: 2013

Ideas Box is a portable media center dedicated to improving education broadly defined, and designed to be adapted to any context, including humanitarian crises. It creates an enhanced learning environment even in the most difficult conditions. It is highly standardized in its container and hardware (Internet, laptops, tablets, e-readers, arts & crafts), and finely tailored in content to each context. Ideas Box centers have arrived in Burundi, and implementation is under way in Jordan and Lebanon for populations affected by the Syrian crisis. Beyond emergency situations, orders are being finalized for communities in France, the United States, and Australia.

More about Ideas Box

  • Kytabu Textbook Subscription

Reach: Kenya
Headquarters: Kenya
Date of creation: 2012
Kytabu is a mobile textbook subscription application on Android and Windows‎ platforms that allows students to lease learning content in a piecemeal manner. Created to overcome the cost of bulk buying of textbooks in Kenya, Kytabu is using the mobile platform to bring learning content to thousands of students in Kenya's education system. 

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  • Mobile Taleem

Reach: The project currently reaches 200 direct (teachers) and 12,000 indirect (students) beneficiaries
Headquarters: Pakistan
Date of creation: 2012
The project addresses the need for deeper understanding of foundational content among primary teachers in rural Pakistan who lack access to training and learning opportunities. Through localized lessons aligned with national standards and delivered via mobile phone, the project is designed to increase math and English subject competency in order to improve the quality of education students receive.

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Reach: Lesotho
Headquarters: Chile
Date of creation: 2013 offers teachers the ability to pre-record interactive audio lessons for their pupils. Delivered via any mobile phone, no Internet is required and learners have access to their daily homework lessons via free SMS and GSM voice. The platform marks the lessons automatically and provides teachers with insights into individual learners’ progress. The project addresses the lack of books and teaching material in Africa, as well as the difficulties arising from overcrowded classrooms, and has over 400 lessons on the platform to date.

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  • Ustad Mobile

Reach: Afghanistan, Germany, Iraq, Kenya, and Zambia
Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date of creation: 2012
Ustad Mobile is a platform for creating, delivering, and tracking learning experiences using nearly any mobile device. Educators can make use of audio, video, quizzes, and games with no need for advanced IT skills. The platform allows learners to use even low-end phones and works without requiring the Internet or even a signal. Various organizations are currently using the platform in Afghanistan, Germany, Iraq, Kenya, and Zambia.

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KERRY GLASGOWIS HUMANITY'S LAST BEST CHANCE - Join search for Sustainaabilty's Curricula

101ways-generation.docx 101 ways education can save the world WHAT IF WE DESIGNED LIFELONG LIVELIHOOD LOEARNING SO THAT so that teachers & students, parent & communities were empowered to be ahead of 100 times more tech rather than the remnants of a system that puts macihnes and their exhausts ahead of human life and nature's renewal 2016 is arguably the first time thet educatirs became front and centre to the question that Von neummn asked journalist to mediate back in 1951- what goods will peoples do with 100 times more tech per decade? It appears that while multilaterals like the Un got used in soundbite and twittering ages to claim they valued rifghts & inclusion, pubblic goods & safety, they fotgot theirUN tech twin in Genva has been practising global connectivity since 1865, that dellow Goats of V neumnn has chiared Intellectual Cooperation in the 1920s which pervesrely became the quasi trade union Unesco- it took Abedian inspired educations in 2016 ro reunite ed and tecah as well as health and trade ; 7 decades of the UN not valuing Numenn's question at its core is quite late, but if we dare graviate UN2 aeound this digital coperation question now we give the younger half if the world a chnace especially as a billion poorest women have been synchronised to deep community human development since 1970

Dear Robert - you kindly asked for a short email so that you could see if there is a CGTN anchor in east coast who might confidentially share views with my expectation of how only Asian young women cultural movements (parenting and community depth but amplified by transparent tech in life shaping markets eg health, food, nature..) can return sustainability to all of us
three of my father's main surveys in The Economist 1962-1977 explain imo where future history will take us (and so why younger half of world need friendship/sustainable adaptation with Chinese youth -both on mainland and diaspora)
 1962 consider japan approved by JF Kennedy: argued good news - 2 new economic models were emerging through japan korea south and taiwan relevant to all Asia Rising (nrxt to link the whole trading/supply chains of the far east coast down through hong kong and cross-seas at singapore)
1 rural keynsianism ie 100% productivity in village first of all food security- borlaug alumni ending starvation
2 supercity costal trade models which designed hi-tech borderless sme value chains- to build a 20 million person capital or an 8 million person superport you needed the same advances in engineering - partly why this second economic model was win-win for first time since engines begun Glasgow 1760 ; potentially able to leverage tech giant leaps 100 times ahead; the big opportunity von neumann had gifted us - knowhow action networking multiply value application unlike consuming up things
1976 entrepreneurial revolution -translated into italian by prodi - argued that future globalisation big politics big corporate would need to be triangularised by community scaled sme networks- this was both how innovation advancing human lot begins and also the only way to end poverty in the sense of 21st C being such that next girl born can thrive because every community taps in diversity/safety/ valuing child and health as conditions out of which intergenerational economic growth can spring
in 1977 fathers survey of china - argued that there was now great hope that china had found the system designs that would empower a billion people to escape from extreme poverty but ultimately education of the one child generation (its tech for human capabilities) would be pivotal ( parallel 1977 survey looked at the futures of half the world's people ie east of iran)
best chris macrae + 1 240 316 8157 washington DC
 - we are in midst of unprecedented exponential change (dad from 1960s called death of distance) the  tech legacy of von neumann (dad was his biographer due to luckily meeting him in his final years including neumann's scoping of brain science (ie ai and human i) research which he asked yale to continue in his last lecture series). Exponential risks of extinction track to  mainly western top-down errors at crossroads of tech  over last 60 years (as well as non transparent geonomic mapping of how to reconcile what mainly 10 white empires had monopoly done with machines 1760-1945 and embedded in finance - see eg keynes last chapter of general theory of money); so our 2020s destiny is conditioned by quite simple local time-stamped details but ones that have compounded so that root cause and consequence need exact opposite of academic silos- so I hope there are some simple mapping points we can agree sustainability and chinese anchors in particular are now urgently in the middle of
Both my father at the economist and I (eg co-authoring 1984 book 2025 report, retranslated to 1993 sweden's new vikings) have argued sustainability in early 21st c will depend mostly on how asians as 65% of humans advance and how von neumann (or moores law) 100 times more tech every decade from 1960s is valued by society and business.
My father (awarded Japan's Order of Rising Sun and one time scriptwriter for Prince Charles trips to Japan) had served as teen allied bomber command burma campaign - he therefore had google maps in his head 50 years ahead of most media people, and also believed the world needed peace (dad was only journalist at messina birth of EU ) ; from 1960 his Asian inclusion arguments were almost coincidental to Ezra Vogel who knew much more about Japan=China last 2000 years ( additionally  cultural consciousness of silk road's eastern dynamics not golden rule of Western Whites) and peter drucker's view of organisational systems
(none of the 10 people at the economist my father had mentored continued his work past 1993- 2 key friends died early; then the web turned against education-journalism when west coast ventures got taken over by advertising/commerce instead of permitting 2 webs - one hi-trust educational; the other blah blah. sell sell .sex sell. viral trivial and hate politicking)
although i had worked mainly in the far east eg with unilever because of family responsibilities I never got to china until i started bumping into chinese female graduates at un launch of sdgs in 2015- I got in 8 visits to beijing -guided by them around tsinghua, china centre of globalisation, a chinese elder Ying Lowrey who had worked on smes in usa for 25 years but was not jack ma's biographer in 2015 just as his fintech models (taobao not alibaba) were empowering villagers integration into supply chains; there was a fantastic global edutech conference dec 2016 in Tsinghua region (also 3 briefings by Romano Prodi to students) that I attended connected with  great womens education hero bangladesh's fazle abed;  Abed spent much of hs last decade hosting events with chinese and other asian ambassadors; unite university graduates around sdg projects the world needed in every community but which had first been massively demonstrated in asia - if you like a version of schwarzman scholars but inclusive of places linking all deepest sustainability goals challenges 
and i personally feel learnt a lot from 3 people broadcasting from cgtn you and the 2 ladies liu xin and  tian wei (they always seemed to do balanced interviews even in the middle of trump's hatred campaigns), through them I also became a fan of father and daughter Jin at AIIB ; i attended korea's annual general meet 2017 of aiib; it was fascinating watching bankers for 60 countries each coming up with excuses as to why they would not lead on infrastructure investments (even though the supercity economic model depends on that)
Being a diaspora scot and a mathematician borders (managers who maximise externalisation of risks) scare me; especially rise of nationalist ones ;   it is pretty clear historically that london trapped most of asia in colomisdation ; then bankrupted by world war 2 rushed to independence without the un or anyone helping redesign top-down systems ; this all crashed into bangladesh the first bottom up collaboration women lab ; ironically on health, food security, education bangladesh and chinese village women empowerment depended on sharing almost every village microfranchise between 1972 and 2000 especially on last mile health networking
in dads editing of 2025 from 1984 he had called for massive human awareness by 2001 of mans biggest risk being discrepancies in incomes and expectations of rich and poor nations; he suggested that eg public broadcast media could host a reality tv end poverty entrepreneur competition just as digital media was scaling to be as impactful as mass media
that didnt happen and pretty much every mess - reactions to 9/11, failure to do ai of epidemics as priority from 2005 instead of autonomous cars, failure to end long-term carbon investments, subprime has been rooted in the west not having either government nor big corporate systems necessary to collaboratively value Asian SDG innovations especially with 5g
I am not smart enough to understand how to thread all the politics now going on but in the event that any cgtn journalist wants to chat especially in dc where we could meet I do not see humans preventing extinction without maximising chinese youth (particularly womens dreams); due to covid we lost plans japan had to relaunch value of female athletes - so this and other ways japan and china and korea might have regained joint consciousness look as if they are being lost- in other words both cultural and education networks (not correctly valued by gdp news headlines) may still be our best chance at asian women empowerment saving us all from extinction but that needs off the record brainstorming as I have no idea what a cgtn journalist is free to cover now that trump has turned 75% of americans into seeing china as the enemy instead of looking at what asian policies of usa hurt humans (eg afghanistan is surely a human wrong caused mostly by usa); a; being a diaspora scot i have this naive idea that we need to celebrate happiness of all peoples an stop using media to spiral hatred across nations but I expect that isnt something an anchor can host generally but for example if an anchor really loves ending covid everywhere then at least in that market she needs to want to help united peoples, transparency of deep data etc

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