BRAC net, world youth community and Open Learning Campus

fan 2013 year of MOOC & microeducationsummit & 170th birthday of The Economist

Breaking News 15 May- 2 earth moving meets this week- in washington DC with founder of ICAF largest/happiest youth summit process in world - in dubai with Hiro one of Japan's greatest partners in youth futures

Breaking Spring 2015 Stanford ONdemand

links DC 0 1 2 3 4 5 6

Boston 0  1  2  3  4 SanF 1  2

Americas : H Pa Co Pe Ch

Asia BRAC  Grameen Lucknow

Africa Kenya 1 2 S.Africa 1

Yazmi could be the best news in 44 yearsof celebrating every way that elearning media can be the opposite of mass tv

 Breaking news from 43rd year of net generation search for open elearnng started in The Economist in 1972

world bank open learning campus searcheds for cousrea partners who dont see certificates as main end game of education

coursera segments on demand

khan academy organises peer to peer competitions of health training

summary of maharishi uni.doc summary of maharishi uni.doc, 556 KB - summary of the most exciting entrepreneur curriculum in 43 years since my father at The Economist encouraged coming net generation to search for open education' "Entrepreneurial Revolution" -please tell us if you know of other job creating curricula

We (elders and youth of the net generation) could now be valuing a wholly different planet  

 if top 11 who's Free Education who knew how to collaborate with each other  -job creation dairy- job creation maps from world bank 2030nowjimkim2transcripts.doc 2030nowjimkim2transcripts.doc, 40 KB













since 1972 alumni of The Economist's Entrepreneurial Revolution have become convinced that education entrepreneurs models benefit most from collaboration and that open education is the key to the door of the net generation being 10 times more (or if we mess it up in next decade less ) productive and exponentially sustainable

we hope our guided tour of these 11 helps you  help youth celebrate the above conclusion - of course we are delighted to hear of nominations of other education collaboration entrepreneurs -rsvp but note our 11 are also chosen to complement each other


for example: Sal Khan's online academy demonstrates the most economic way to viralise any action learning that millions of youth could most gain from action networking, while


Sir Fazle Abed  has spent the last 43 years developing the ngo network that can claim all of these accolades:

biggest in terms of co-workers having served north of 100 million poorest mothers and children in Bangladesh and in the last decade or so replicating the model to many of the most seriously oppressed peoples on the planet

most collaborative

most educational driven in the action learning and job creating sense

the most value multiplying in terms of human livelihoods

consequently the curriculum of BRAC is worth more than any other curriculum that isnt yet available

BRAC is a curriculum replicator unlike any the real world 1 2 has ever seen. It now operates close to 50000 educational facilities -many no larger than a one room village school. Its metric has been to end generations of illiteracy among 15 million parents and 60 million children in rural Bangladesh. Paulo Freire was the first source Sir Fazle consulted on this part of BRAC's journey. Today BRAC also runs a city university one of whose unique features is every student spend an action learning term interning on a village innovation project


can you help norman macrae foundation call for a microeducationsummit before we lose the lifetime knowledge of these great educators (many way over 70) ?



  • what would a million youth most wish to see in a 6 weeks mooc guided tour to -if you can help our research please email  washington dc 1 301 881 1655


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Abstract:  The iDiscoveri case provides a background for discussion of several issues encountered by many start-ups and early stage companies:  learning from early mistakes, the importance of a competent and committed team, scaling up to service a huge market, possibilities of technology to enhance the product/service, and the challenge an entrepreneur faces in redefining his role as the business grows.

Since its founding in 2002, iDiscoveri had developed a progressive system of teaching methods and classroom materials that was markedly improving elementary school education for children in India.  By mid-2012, more than 650 public and private schools had adopted the system; some 400,000 K-7 students were using iDiscoveri’s materials.  Equally important, the fast-growing business had demonstrated scalability, was cash-flow positive, and was nearly profitable.

Looking forward, founder Ashish Rajpal saw no impediment to his intermediate goal of reaching one million students.  But one million was a tiny fraction of India’s 300 million elementary school students. There were millions more in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Could the company scale up to the point of meeting the needs of these larger populations? 

Rajpal also wondered about his future role at iDiscoveri.  He had been deeply involved in every aspect of the business since its founding.  He knew this would have to change, but who had the ability and sense of mission to carry the company to a higher level?


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Bernardo wrote Yes as soon as I get to Miami i will move very fast, In march i will be in South Africa, Cote d`Ivory and R. of Congo. I will also have a back to office report (BTOR) to you


Bernardo good luck -however if any brainstorm comes to you as to what poorest hispanic women first need to connect across the entire american continent on free mobile - eg safety line against abuse please tell naila as her march journey through ireland switzerland, LA and kenya is about signing up such a franchise and testing if carlos slim will lay on poorest womens terms


If you are passing through johannesburg tell us and we'll see if we can linkin taddy-by the way mostofa has just finished a week in lucknow understanding how they are redesigning entrepreneur and sustainability curriculum for 50000 children citymontessori   Jgandhi   globaledu


they are proposing taddy and they meet in august? to swap notes- I guess that is phase 1 of many phases at which youth summits swaps notes on entrepreneurship


I am desperately trying to involve china, korea, and japan in similar note swapping , and ultimately notes are effectively swapped when they are up in 9 minute modules like khan's



I sort of feel that when yunus sees this page of khans he will see how far he's got behind with nursing college even as that becomes the first card for millions of youth to viralise; similarly millions of youth are now viralising jim kims knowhow on what  youth's most collaborative social movements really do below the radar


Also between now and june its essential to share short transcripts on how the real microcredits work; if jim kim gets to the annual results conference and find they are still spamming the whole world bank with fund microcredits no matter what they are do there will be an unhappy ending to everything micro financial



Jeroo Bilimoria founded as founder of india orphanage she developed financial literacy curriculum now franchised out of amsterdam to 100 nation's primary schools in poor area; she also founded also run out of amsterdam

good time to map what university partnering networks connect what eg -glad to see 2 of my norther england alma maters centrally involved 

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WUN is managed by a Secretariat, which is responsible for the operations, communications and strategy implementation of the network.

Company Secretarial and financial management services are currently provided by specialists from the University of Leeds.

Executive Director: Professor John Hearn

General Manager: Nicholas Haskins

Company Secretary: Helena Smith

Partnership Board

The Partnership Board provides entrepreneurial leadership of the company within a framework of prudent and effective controls which enables risk to be assessed and managed. The Board sets the strategic direction and vision of the company, its culture, its values and the behaviours it wishes to promote in conducting its business. 

The Board comprises the Presidents, Vice-Chancellors or Rectors of the member universities and the WUN Executive Director. Collectively, the Board has considerable international influence and ensures that WUN is recognised as a leading global higher education network.

Chair: Dr Indira Samarasekera, President, The University of Alberta

Steering Group

  • Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Sheffield
  • Dr Rodney Erickson, President, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Professor John Hearn, WUN Executive Director
  • Professor Stuart McCutcheon, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Auckland
  • Professor Don Nutbeam, The University of Southampton
  • Dr Max Price, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Cape Town (Vice-Chair)
  • President Joseph Sung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Sheffield
  • Professor Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor, The University of York
  • Professor Paul Johnson, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia
  • Sir Alan Langlands, The University of Leeds
  • Professor Jianhua Lin, President, Zhejiang University
  • Professor Dag Rune Olsen, Rector, The University of Bergen
  • Professor Dr Martin Paul, President, Maastricht University
  • President Joel Seligman, President, The University of Rochester
  • Professor Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Sydney
  • Sir Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Bristol


Academic Advisory Group

The Academic Advisory Group is responsible for overseeing the academic portfolio of the Network and advising the Partnership Board on strategic direction. It is made up senior administrators, usually at the level of Vice-President or Deputy Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for the research or internationalisation priorities of the member universities.  It is the task of this group to draw the threads from individual member universities together so as to nurture high impact communities tackling issues of global importance.

Chair: Professor Robyn Owens, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Western Australia

Steering Group

  • Professor Murray Gray, Vice-Provost (Academic) and Associate Vice-President (Research), The University of Alberta
  • Professor Sian Griffiths, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Peter Lennie, Provost, The University of Rochester (Deputy Chair)
  • Professor Tom van Veen, Dean, Internationalisation of Education, Maastricht University
  • Professor Danie Visser, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, The University of Cape Town


  • Professor Jane Harding, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Auckland
  • Professor David Hogg, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Innovation, The University of Leeds
  • Professor Rebecca Hughes, Pro Vice‐Chancellor for International, The University of Sheffield
  • Professor Anne Christine Johannessen, Vice‐Rector for International Relations, The University of Bergen
  • Professor Nick Lieven, Pro‐Vice‐Chancellor, The University of Bristol
  • Professor Deborah Smith, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, The University of York
  • Professor Guido Podestá, Vice-Provost for Globalization, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Professor Yonghua Song, Executive Vice President for International Relations, Zhejiang University
  • Professor Mark Spearing, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), The University of Southampton
  • Professor Martin Trethewey, WUN AAG representative, The Pennsylvania State University


Institutional Coordinators

Each WUN member university appoints an administrator to manage the implementation of the WUN strategies and programs on campus and to serve as the main contact point for network initiatives. This group shares information on collaborative opportunities and develops WUN’s research programs. Your local WUN Coordinator should be your first point of contact for information on WUN. Contact details for your WUN Coordinator can be found on the WUN member pages.

Associated research groups

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Join search for Sustainainabilty;s Curricula


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

BR0 Hangzhou - home of jack ma alumni

BR0 hongkong-shenzen - one of the world's 7 most wonderful bridges - china owes more to hongkong than it recognises with a new twist - all the best manufacturing jobs died before 2015-


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 
1.3 China Capitalism (CC)
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

please make sure our future events diaries are win-win

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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
  • 2) 6 week tour of grameen curriculum and uniting human race to poverty museums
  • 3) 6 week tour of brac curriculum and mapping microeducation summit for post 2015 milennium goals

send votes to , Macrae Foundation

  • 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



at 301 881 1655 love to hear from marylanders who can contribute to MOOC valuing net generation as age of conscious capitalism

Financial literacy education links:

BRAC's partner aflatoun

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