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Go to minute 3 sec 55 for lesson on how BRAC demonstrated how microfranchsiing can save the world - 

Harvey Fineberg: Instiute of Medicine :
one of the great challenges in public health is to take a program

that you've shown to succeed in one community and to scale up to whole country..BRAC shows how it's possible; they franchise they replicate; they use in effect the same structure that the mcdonald's use on hamburgers instead

they're saving people's lives

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compare with this 1984 forecast on how to sustain the net generation by The Economists' pro-youth economist:  

By 2005 differences in incomes and
expectations between nations were seen as man’s biggest risk. The BBC’s World Service launched a reality tv program inspiring a billion viewers to click in ideas of collaboration microfranchises.  Life critical service solutions of human networking replicate from community to community growing jobs and value sustained in the community- AND celebrating the future freedoms of youth
Norman Macrae, Father of Entrepreneurial Revolution and pro-youth economics:  Remembered
Sir Fazle Abed was gracious as the chief guest of the Asian Remembrance party 2012 of Norman Macrae chaired by the Japanese Ambassador to Dhaka
help us (rest of this thread and in right hand transcript of above video) find other transcripts of under 9 minutes that millions of youth need to viralise with sir fazle abed guiding them in paralel ways to sal khan guides millions of youth to love mathematics
.can you help us improve our catalogue of 100 microfranchisesreplicating most good around youth's world and mobilizing life saving apps through every community in need

Fazle Abed on challenges of implementing BRAC University - from minute 1 second 2 of this video
.Fazle'sAbed 2 big ideas for Asia - universities and scaling up - see min 6.30 to 12.30

Thanks to partners like mastercardfoundation, BRAC in Uganda has been scaling very fast- more good news 5000 youth scholarships announced at Sir Fazle's most recent visit to Uganda
10 minutes on education by sit fazle world's first WISE laureate starting at minute 1 second 10
.Useful video series 1a 1b 2 3 4 talks
about various value chain redesigns



In 1970, a monster cyclone devatsed east pakistan


half a million perished,

millions were destitute


within months savage civil war erupted,

as the region fought for independence


in nineteen seventy one, the nation of bangladesh was born

but it was in shambles

0:31 sir fazle abed:

I went into an area which was extremely devastated - houses destroyed, life stock decimated, farmers didn't have any ploughs and that suddenly brought to me: the extreme vulnerability of people in situations like this, and that;s how brac was born


abed was an exec with shell but he quit hos job and recruited 24 young voluneteers


they built houses, rehabilitated farmland,they established health clinics
in time brac shifted its focus from disaster relief to long term development


then abed decided that brac should think big.
Abed:: in 1979 it was the international year of the child and we thought what could we do to bring down child mortality in our country

nothing claimed more young lives that diarrhea caused by water born diseases like cholera

dairhgea kills through dehydration


the standard treatment with intravenous fluids was no option communities with no

health facilities

ironically researchers in Bangladesh had recently shown dehydration could also be treated
orally with water mixed with salt and sugar - the added ingredients allows the body to


to absorb and replace lost fluids


oral rehydration therapy was a monumental breakthrough

mothers could now save their children with simple household supplies

they just didn't know it yet


abed: the discovery was there but it just hadn't been disseminated
most people didn't know how to prepare oral rehydration fluid
so we decided to go from house to house to etch rural women how to make the formula at home

brac trained an army of instructors teaching the formula took minutes: halk a litre of water . one pinchful of salt and a fistful of sugar

teaching 13 million women was a long project but child mortality rates were cut in half, the success of the campaign gave brac the confidence to scale up all its projects

abed: I mean once your organisition has been to every household in rural bangladesh, then the entire country becomes your backyard and you can think in terms of extending every other programs through the nation

3.37 today brac has become the largest ngo in the world,

, it employs over 90k people and runs programs reaching over 100 mn people


in last 3 decades its health volunteers it have helped cut the nation's birth rate in half, and improved lives throughout bangaldesh

3.55 Harvey Fineberg: Instiute of Medicine :
one of the great challenges in public health is to take a program

that you've shown to succeed in one community and to scale up to whole country


brac shows how it's possible; they franchise they replicate;
they use in effect the same structure that the mcdonald's use on hamburgers instead

they're saving people's lives
end main message of this video

additional video- how oral rehydration program won over alternative of immunization ( problem with that is vaccines need cool distribution nigh on impossible in non-electrified parts of rural Bangladesh)
rest unedited


practice largely self funded


with profits from commercial in


the channels the handiwork of rural artisans into its department store


it runs food processing plant


but its focus never waivers from the place where it began


here in the villages


is transforming lives

5:24 Watch Later BRAC: A New Horizon Part 1by brac 5,993 views
  7:55 Watch Later Fazle H. Abed: Thinking Big and Scaling Up--1 of 6by brac1,504 views
6:58 Watch Later BRAC's 35th Anniversary Video by brac2,285 views

57:00 Watch Later Fazle Hasan Abed on Poverty Alleviation in Bangladesh: Lessons for Africa and Asiaby World Affairs Council1,100 views
 Amartya Sen: Keynote Address at INET's Paradigm

Abed on the E's of franchising- make sure first you are effective, then efficient, then expand -in reality BRAC's Oral Rehydration Knowledge Networking failed twice with small (ie 30000 person training experiments) before an effective training design was identified
worthy of scaling across ten million mothers

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What Girls Can Teach the World

in 1974 there was a famine in one area of Bangladesh and I went there to try and do famnme relief work

and I found emaciated women and their malnourished babies,
all the men had left
16 and I thought that men abandon children when women don't- if you want to change our society we need to focus on women who are not going to abandon anyone
0:30 when we looked at our microfinance program we found that we had about 380000 women who were producing vegetables as a livelihood but we found that they didn't have high quality vegetable seeds so we went into seed multiplication as a business in order to supply our women with high quality seeds but then once we had gone into business not only did we supply our own clients but also we supplied throughout the country in terms of high quality seeds
1.00 so development automatically happened in terms of a more productive horticulture program across Bangladesh - so it was a combination of microfinnacial services, enterprises , training we provided our women
generally it was a holistic approach to development - micorfinance plus plus
- plus means providing women support in terms of inputs and services and training  , the other plus is providing them healthcare, education for their children - with this you can break the cycle of poverty- the next generation will not be poor

there was a Brazilian educator Paulo Freire whose book "Pegagogy of The Oppressed" came out in


his thesis was that the poor people are poor because they are powerless


you must organize people for power so they can then organize themselves in such a way; they must understand the dynmakics of theitr communities so that they change theor lives- so that book gave us a kind of franmework to try and develop people for power - so we set up 100 lessons in building self-wotrh of people and through that process you build self-confidence that they can change their condition , and gthat they don't have to livge im ;poverty and degaradation for ever

we go into a village - a filld worker who we call a Program Organisier (PO)
he goes intol a village and organsaise sybe a dozen [eople and form a group then you bring in more people until you have about 40 people,

they start to save before he full grouo is formed but pnce it is iin existence in a village organisation as we call; them - once group is complete we provide: credit, training programs like legal education so that they understand their rights and obligation - we link about 10 groups of 40 to on PO , and in average are office we have 20 PO's - so that as many as 8000 members per office - you replicate throughout the country - in 2007 that's 4.5 million members; in 2012 that's 8 million members- ; brac membership has been doubling every 3 to 5 years


 6:02 Watch Later Fazle H. Abed: Achieving the Millenium Development Goalsby Ashokavideos874 views
57:00 Watch Later Fazle Hasan Abed on Poverty Alleviationin Bangladesh: Lessons for Africa and Asiaby World Affairs Council1,100 views 

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ahead of the curve crop science -eg with climate change bangal already needs new varaints of rice- saline resistant, different cycle periods..

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stories of cities surprising Belt Road Cities

BR2 Dhaka where to go to with jack ma to see banking for billion poorest girls and more

BR2  home of nilekani - the billion person id an

BR6 Luxembourg hub of aiib2019

BR0 beijing - binnaul home of BRI weher 100 most trsetd national eladers of sustainable youth likon: home of tsinghua- universitiues that dont have partnerships with tsinghua will end up failing over 505 of their stidents livelihoods

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Shenzhen: City of the Future. 

can shenzhen show how smart manufacturing jobs dont compete with sustainable communities they collaborate with them -can hpng kong arrange daytrips to the mainland for financial mivestors to understand the future of sdg economic zones


1 Investing in Girls Sustainability Goals
1.1 BRAC -how to build 100 million person rural health service with a 20 million dollar loan and girl empowerment other most amazing stories of the world's largest NGO- join the week long celebration between academic alumni of jack ma and girl empowerment epicenttre BRAC 30 sept 2018 - queries 

1.2 BKASH 3 since april jack ma has taken 20% partnership 
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1.4 Project Everyone
2 ValuingYouth
2.1 partners of 7 billion peoples' S-goals-Goal 17
2.2 end poverty -Goal 1
2.3 end hunger - Goal 2
2.4 healthy, lives - Goal 3
2.5 Quality Education - Goal 4
2.6 Gender Equality -Goal 5

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Entrepreneurial Revolution - an investigation started at The Economist in the 1970s as to whether intergenerational investments in future systems would empower the net generation to be exponentially sustainable. Surveys of the next 40 years asked questions of 2015-2025 such as:

Would the global financial system be designed to sustain or collapse local communities?

Would 2015-2025 be the under 30s most exciting and productive time to be alive as they linked in sustainability of the human race.  Would the parts of the Western hemisphere that advanced the industrial revolution's empires demand that its politicians, professions and academics "happily get out of the way of the sustainability generation being led by the half of youth living within 3000 miles of Beijing"?

POP -Preferential Option Poor

Would every community's most trusted practitioners be educator, health servant and banker.

What would be the top 50 MOOCS that freed access  of action learning of sustainability goals as worldwide youth's most joyful collaboration through way above zero-sum models of wporldsocialtrade? This web makes the cases that the Abed family needs to be youth's number 1 hero to MOOC with - we always love to hear who your vote for number 1 MOOC is -text usa 240 316 8157 family of unacknowledged giant


100 links to BRAC

wanted - ideas on how anywhere could unite in celebrating good news of collaborating with brac

tools worth a look

help worldwide youth  networks action learn how curriculum of BRAC makes one of top 10 networks for womens livelihoods

defining question of our life and times-can online education end youth unemployment for ever ? yes but only if you help map how!

youth world of 2013 most exciting curriculum??


top 30 twelve minutes presentations


1 the billion girl club - how the first billion teenage girls of the 21st century mentored each other in learning a living, and regenerating all 4 hemispheres

2 how open technologists helped nursing to become the most trusted grassroots information networkof the 21st century, and saved the affordability of healthcare and nutritition for everyone

3 how community clean energy microfranchises became the number 1 educational curriculum that the chinese authorities invited the world to co-blog

more coming soon

4 cashless bank-a-billion -a project of the global banks with values network

5 orphanage networks as the world's most inspired jobs agency network and home of financial literacy mooc

6 bottom-up EAgri: designing a collaboration portal on the top 30 crops that need to be mobilised by local value chain maps so that hard working nutrition workers are sustainable however small their farming assets and however variable a particular season's climate

7 what do BRAC's barefoot professionals linkin so that village organisations are collaboratively resilient whatever nature-made or man-made disasters popup


Special child health, nutrition, family and educational development series:

*The First 1000 Days



*Choices to make the first 2 years after primary

BRAC has more staff grounded round the child and parent-eye view of these challenges in the poorest communities than anyone else. Their collaboration knowhow is as valuable as body of knowhow that I have come across in studying societies' value multiplying needs in over 40 countries

Ideas on freeing media to cenebrate the pro-youth economic models which richest need to learn from poorest to genenerate the:

  • next billion green jobs
  • next billion family/community sustaining jobs
  • next billion open technology jobs most worthy of our borderless and interconnected futures


contribute to survey of world's other favorite moocs-40th annual top 10 league table

  • 1) e-ME
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  • 3) 6 week tour of brac curriculum and mapping microeducation summit for post 2015 milennium goals

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  • 4) 6 week tour of africa's free university and entrepreneurial slums
  • 5 what to do now for green energy to save the world in time
  • 6 nurses as 21st world's favorite information grassroots networkers and most economical cheerleaders more



  • 7 how food security as a mising curricululum of middle schools can co-create more jobs than any nation can dream of
  • 8 pro-youth economics and public servants
  • 9 celebrating china as number 1 creditor nation
  • 10 questions worldwide youth are asking about what was true last decade but false this decade because that's what living in the most innovative era means



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