Sir Fazle Abed -top 70 alumni networks & 5 scots curious about hi-trust hi-tech
my post today from brac linkedin group is a conversation started - help improve it out of recognition! firstname.lastname@example.org washington dc 301 881 1655 chrismacrae.com
Since 1976 most of my professional work has involved searching for organisations or networks that a sustainable human race can value most out of every global village beginning with those least resourced.
I would vote for BRAC at the very top of such a valuation list - if you like, the brand that the whole of 21st C humanity (millennial generations and their post 2015 goals) should collaboratively value most by action learning around. Of course I am very interested- in other nominations and how we compare them.
Something that saddens me is neither western media nor western schools nor western political structures help any young person know of BRAC's existence. This is where the choice of what content is celebrated on open learning platforms is a huge opportunity. And its a good thing that one of the greatest open learning platforms Khan Academy is the innovation space of an American-Banglladeshi.
While I am a bit sad this morning that the more local opportunity of scotland reviewing what to learn from BRAC as a nation goes independent has been lost today. Starting in New York next week my mentors at http://women4empowerment.org and I will continue every opportunity we can find to rejoice in linking in BRAC. For Scottish examples, I believe that if Adam Smith was alive today he would vote (and demand the whole of Glasgow University vote for) for BRAC as the number 1 benchmark of what job-creating and sustainable economics is about. Similarly if John Logie Baird was alive today, the good news of BRAC is what he would hope would be most popularly beaming out of his invention (television) http://bracnet.ning.com/