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WISE@ Beijing November 2016 saw first major hosting of WISE education summit outside qatar; Beijing host : 21st C Learning.

Here are some of consequences of these network partnerships as we catalogue them from Chinese and English speaking reporters 

Download summit agenda from 21st C learning WISE @ Beijing Nov 2016


Welcome Address by Ms Wu Qidi

Former Vice Minister of Education of China 


Welcome Address by Mr Gao Youzhen

Former Chinese Ambassador to Qatar


2016 WISE Awards Ceremony

Keynote by Mr Charles Leadbeater

Innovation Expert and Associate, NESTA


Keynote by Dr Shannon May

Co-Founder and CSO, Bridge International Academies


Alternatives at 10.20 



To handle the dilemma of compromise among

educational opportunity, quality and cost, innovation

can be and should be a frugal one.

This panel will focus on how to do more with less.

We should learn that frugal innovation is more than

a strategy. It indicates a new frame of mind: one that

sees resource constraints not as a liability but as an

opportunity to promote equity in education.


Mr Gu Yuan, Founder, AHA Social Innovation School


Mr Charles Leadbeater, Innovation Expert and Associate, NESTA

Mr Jaff Shen, CEO, Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation

Mr He Jin, Former Senior Program Officer, Ford Foundation

Mr Fu Cairui, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hujiang




Alternative multifunctional hall



With the rapid process of urbanization and modernization,

rural society and the model of knowledge it represented

is becoming marginalized. In China, millions of children

are left behind in villages, or face the challenges of

relocation, including cultural differences, forced labor and

limited or no access to basic education.

What are the new approaches and effective public

policies that promote quality and equity in rural education,

and support opportunities for rural children?


Prof Wu Zhihui, Director, Institute of Rural Education, Northeast

Normal University


Prof Zhang Linxiu, Director, Rural Education Action Program

Mr Zhang Zhuoyu, Deputy Director, Depart of Education

of Shanxi Province

Ms Du Shuang, Founder, Growing Home


ALTERNATIVE banquet hall



Representatives of the 2016 WISE Awards winning

projects address challenges linked to equity, access,

literacy and numeracy and the skills gap. In this session,

the project representatives present their vision and



Mr Elyas Felfoul, Director, Policy Development & Partnerships, WISE


Prof Juliana Najem, Project Manager, Education for Growth and

Value Creation

Mr Allister Chang, Executive Director, Ideas Box

Mr Gabriel Stauring, Founder and Executive Director of iACT

alternative workshop room 001




Dr Shannon May, Founder and CSO, Bridge International


Ms Shen Danxi, WISE Learner, Program Director, Sany



ALTERNATIVE workshop 009




Ms Xu Nanqian, Senior Design Researcher, IDEO Shanghai

Ms Chen Yao, Project Lead, IDEO Shanghai







Keynote by Mr Li Xigui, Principal, Beijing National

Day School

Keynote by Dr Yan Wenfan, Professor and Chair of the

Department of Leadership in Education, University of

Massachusetts, Boston

Keynote by Mr Anthony Mackay, CEO, Centre for

Strategic Education (CSE) Melbourne





The gap between the skills people have and the

skills they need to succeed in the twenty-first century

is conspicuous. In recent years the framework for

twenty-first century skills has evolved remarkably

but the definition and implementation of these skills

differs among international organizations, particularly

according to national contexts.

The panel examines the twenty-first century skills

framework, its implementation and will discuss

concrete innovative learning models supporting

relevant skills and values in learners.


Prof Xiong Bingqi, Vice President, 21st Century Education

Research Institute


Mr Li Qingming, Principal of Haibei Education Group

Prof Zeng Xiaodong, Professor, Beijing Normal University

Ms Valerie Hannon, Board Director, the Innovation Unit

Ms Janhvi Kanoria, Education Portfolio Manager, Office of the

CEO, Qatar Foundation





Entrepreneurship education goes beyond teaching

learners how to start their own businesses. It hones

essential twenty-first century skills and is essential for

all economies, especially for countries like China and

India that are eager to transition from “Made in” to

“Created in”. What are the policies and practices that

make entrepreneurship education not a privilege for

the rich but an affordable and accessible must for all



Mr Jiang Xueqin, Education innovation expert, Author


Ms Angelica Towne, Co-Founder and Global Director of

Programs, Educate!

H.E. Mr Slim Khalbous, Minister of Higher Education, Scientific

Research and ICT of Tunisia

Ms Mervi Jansson-Aalto, Director, Omnia Education Partnerships

Ms Molly Wang, Head of Creatica Education Research Center





Representatives of the 2016 WISE Awards Winning

projects address challenges linked to equity, access,

literacy and numeracy and the skills gap. In this

session, the Projects present their vision and journey.


Mr Andrew Yu, Founder, 1KG Box, 2016 WISE Awards Finalist


Mr Scott McMeekin, CEO, Jump Maths

Mr Claudio Sassaki, Co-Founder, Geekie

Mr Victor Lyons, Founder, Tara Akshar






Dr Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director of Research, WISE

Ms Ophelia Ma, Director of Curriculum Development at Beijing No.

4 High School International Campus




The Learners’ Voice Program engages young people

of diverse backgrounds and disciplines who share

a passion for education. The Learners present a

selection of the grass-roots projects they have

designed throughout the year to address critical

education challenges.


Ms Dina Pasic, Head of Programs, WISE


Mr David Lawless, Studio Y Fellow, MaRS Discovery District

Mr Vinicius Santos, Facilitator, Social Collaboration and

Innovation Laboratory (COLLAB)

Ms Farah Mallah, Fellow, Teach for Qatar

Ms Raghad Aljughaiman, Business Development Analyst,

Saudi Ministry of Labor

Ms Chen Yuxuan, Strategic Planner and Content Developer,

The Annual Youth Education & Empowerment Summit






Ms Yang Guoqiong, Director, Online Education and Collective

Impact Center, Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation


Mr Shen Dongshu, Secretary General, Leping Social

Entrepreneur Foundation

Ms Xie Jing, Director, Office of Early Childhood Education,

Guizhou Provincial Department of Education

Prof Li Minyi, Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University




Conversation between Prof Yang Dongping,

President, the 21st Century Education Research

Institute and Mr. Stavros N. Yiannouka, CEO, WISE




Mr Charles Leadbeater, Author, Mr Li Mao, Translator, Innovation

in Education: Lessons from Pioneers around the World (WISE


Ms Valerie Hannon, Author, Mr Liu Haisu, Translator, Learning a

Living: Radical Innovation in Education for Work (WISE Book)

Ms Xu Xiaohong, Translator, Learning Reimagined: How the

Connected Society Is Transforming Learning (WISE Book); Co-

Author, Reinventing Education for Life (LIFE Book)

Mr Jiang Xueqin, Co-Author, Reinventing Education for Life (LIFE


Ms Li Yongqiang, President, China Renmin University Press

Ms Xu Li, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, China Renmin University Press


Nine-minute talks by nine inventors to bring you a

look inside the education of tomorrow.

Pilot Blockchain and Open Coding Newsletter - nov 2016

 I would welcome feedback on your level of interest in piloting this -  from none to lets do it - 

as well as circulating by email there are probably opportunities to distribute through education channels - can we develop an open source curriculum of blockchain - and translate this in english and chinese- i feel this newsletter is one of a small subject series which may ultimately help realise the dream of celebrating exchanges between china and usa/uk which we could all gain from as chinese, english and coding open become the 3 most valuable skills-jobs passports to sustainability and more of the net generation


before the ;pilot newsletter one new person to introduce you all


qin (scarlett in celebration of gone with the wind) is the 3rd young chinese graduate helping me on my exploration trips to beijing- this 4th visit celebrates attending the first time the qatar education summit program WISE attached is held abroad - beijing saturday- scarlett will be linking in chinese speakers there while i will see who i can connect in english- we are hoping to meet up with yuxuan who is on the WISE youth panel reporting youth action learning projects- scarlett is graduating at a professional translator- she wants to make technology her particular context- so when we first met yesterday I advised she start with don tapscott's ted talk on blockchain as well as help search out every interface between jack ma's technology and education sides


introductions continued after newsletter


BLOCKCHAIN  OPEN TECH NEWSLETTER -special edition November 2016 week of WISE summit @ Beijing


BOT1.1 WISE Program attached with linked annotations coing here  China 21 WISE

Local host is 21st C learning    http://www.21cedu.org/?bson/id/312.html -three things I want to check WUSE and 21st C China linkin to are:

1) every jobs-education role including blockchain of jack ma as china's education commisdioner - see eg www.alibabauni.com for our catalogue of education institutions jack ma has already founded

2) remembering WISE's first laureate was sir fazle abed of BRAC Bangladesh who has asked chinese youth to develop a newsletter for him

3) demonstrating intel world possible gadget RACHEL which brings online open source learning to 50 people anywhere through a portable local hotspot -more see East Coast USA introductions below


BOT2.1 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/million-people-tedcom-interested-blockchain-heres-why-don-tapscott

Here don taspcott discusses why his tedx talk on blockchain has reached its first million people, Tedx references - don tapscot  video 2016-blockchain gives us anopther kick at the chain of value or transcript 


 Extract from Tapscott commentary on why million people watched

BLOCKCHAIN RISING:   a global peer-to-peer platform for identity, trust, reputation and transactions, we will re -engineer deep structures of the firm, for innovation and shared value creation. 


'Banks, governments, and even social media companies like Facebook all do the work of establishing our identity and helping us own and transfer assets and settle the transactions.  Overall they do a pretty good job -- but there are limitations. 

They use centralized servers, which can be hacked. 

They take a piece of the value for performing this service – say 10 percent to send some money internationally. 

They capture our data, not just preventing us from using it for our own benefit but often undermining our privacy. 

They are sometimes unreliable and often slow. 

They exclude 2 billion people who don’t have enough money to justify a bank account. Most problematic, they are capturing the benefits of the digital age asymmetrically 

What if there was an Internet of Value - A global, distributed, highly secure platform, ledger or database where value could be stored and exchanged and we could all trust each other without powerful intermediaries. Collective self-interest, hard-coded into this new native digital medium for value, would ensure the safety security and reliability of commerce online. Trust is programmed into the technology, which is why we call blockchain the Trust Protocol.

Why should you care?

 Maybe you’re a music lover who wants artists to make a living off their art. 

Perhaps you’re an immigrant who’s sick of paying big fees to send money home to loved ones in your ancestral land. 

Maybe you’re an aid worker who needs to identify landowners so you can rebuild their homes after an earthquake. 

Or a citizen fed up with the lack of transparency and accountability of political leaders. 

Or a user of social media who thinks all the data you generate might be worth something—to you—and that your privacy matters. Even as we write, innovators are building blockchain-based applications that serve these ends. And they are just the beginning.

It turns out every business, institution, government, and individual can benefit in profound ways:How about the corporation, a pillar of modern capitalism? With the rise of a global peer-to-peer platform for identity, trust, reputation and transactions, we will be able to re-engineer deep structures of the firm, for innovation and shared value creation. We’re talking about building 21st century companies that look more like networks rather than the vertically integrated hierarchies of the industrial age. The whole financial service industry already being reinvented by blockchain and others will soon follow.

How about the Internet of things? In the not-too-distant future, billions of smart things in the physical world will be sensing, responding, communicating, sharing important data, and generating, buying and selling their own electricity, doing everything from protecting our environment, charging our homes and managing our health. It turns out, this Internet of Everything needs a Ledger of Everything.

Perhaps the biggest opportunity is to free us from the grip of a troubling prosperity paradox. The economy is growing but fewer people are benefiting. Rather than trying to solve the problem of growing social inequality through redistribution alone, we can change the way wealth – and opportunity – is predistributed in the first place, as people everywhere, from farmers to musicians, can use this technology to share more fully in the wealth they create.

BOT 1.3 Ma's Ant Financial experiments with blockchain in philanthropy Alibaba's Jack Ma takes on murky China charities in first blockchain foray

BOT 1.4 Jack Ma in Thailand Apparently Jack's first foreign experience was Thailand - so now he's cheerleading the royal transition  The Insider Thailand Ep9 : Jack Ma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbcP5TZOr1   http://www.shanghaidaily.com/business/it/Alibabas-Ant-Financial-Services-invests-in-Thailands-Ascend-Money/shdaily.shtml


More Introductions


jayfus with his world leading youth technologists club juxtopia back out of baltimore dc region is a star coach both of how to code in blockchain and of its strategic significance; jose is another of amy's friends who's deep into technology including fab labs, MIT and wolfram as well as his own innovations helping make broadband accessible- while based in new york he may be opening up a shenzhen office in coming months


dr ranga leads the content explorations of yazmi | Beaming Knowledge to Everyone and yazmi's latest partner is that part of intel which is helping non-profits distribute rachel at 400 dollars this brings to any teacher or leader of groups of up to 50 people anywhere a hot spot with all major know open source education contents- yazmi hopes to test how to value rachels reach to 300000 catholic rural kenyan children- by coincidence one of lead speakers at wise in beijing is founder of bridges internatuonal - a kenyan schooling system that also reached hundreds of thousands of children and which obama's enterpreneur summit in kenya 2015 hooked in to testing khan academy (a part of rachel's resources)


if you have a rachel you can add your own courses or dream searches for jobs-courses to discuss with any 50 people you share space with- chick has nearly half a million viewers of www.jobenomics.com - about the only us network aiming to distribute small enterprise solutions that can be regionally replicated; lee invented etextiles; and his wife miko is energetic in japan and asian artistic cultures; although the governor of tokyo was one of the few national leaders not to attend the recent launch of Home | the Education Commission at UN in new york, she tells her own story as a teenager being most inspired by the course on zen at her high school; meanwhile i am told that while a teenager Jack Ma earned the nickname “Feng Qingyang” as his passion for mafrtiual a=rts was second only to learning english


in new york i am now permitted to chat (but not much more) both to the chief of staff of the education commission and the east coast leader of RACHEL- eventually all these radiucal education experiments must come together if we are ever to help youth of 2016-2030 be the greatest #learningeneration 


In City of London are technology and media advisers helping youth change the world include Ian Ryder and John Caswell; Maurice links in youth out of Rome; Mostofa out oif bangladesh and with BRAC as well as Dubai




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Alibaba founder Jack Ma unveils ambitious plan

Mission: 100 million new jobs

By Dana McCauley

He already runs the world's biggest online shopping company, but Alibaba founder Jack Ma is not satisfied.

The Chinese billionaire has unveiled an even more ambitious plan to expand the company's reach across the globe, creating 100 million new jobs and transforming the global economy to create a more equitable world.

It may sound pie-in-the-sky, but the goal forms part of mission statement of the US$261 billion company's visionary executive chairman.

In a letter to shareholders, Ma outlined Alibaba's achievements of the past financial year - including a gross merchandise turnover of more than $195 billion (1 trillion RMB), an "unprecedented" figure - before looking to the future.

"We have more than 430 million annual active buyers, which means one out of every three individuals in China has made a purchase on our retail marketplaces," Ma wrote.

But, he said, while proud of Alibaba's online shopping achievements, "we want to do far more", saying that the benefits of globalisation had not been spread evenly, but that "digital disruption will bring us closer to a level playing field for young people and small businesses".

"We are not merely trying to shift buy/sell transactions from offline to online, nor are we changing conventional digital marketing models to squeeze out a little additional profit," he wrote.

"We are working to create the fundamental digital and physical infrastructure for the future of commerce, which includes marketplaces, payments, logistics, cloud computing, big data and a host of other fields."

The Alibaba group of companies, founded in 1999, accounts for 60 per cent of all Chinese online sales, and this year overtook Walmart as the world's largest retailer.


It has made Ma the second richest man in Asia, with a net worth of US$28.5 billion.


It's through cloud computing that Alibaba aims to expand its reach, and the company has been investing in the technology as part of a strategy that sees shoppers' data as the contemporary equivalent of mineral riches.

"Over the next 30 years, with computing power as the new 'technology breakthrough' and data as the new 'natural resource,' the landscape of retail, financial services, manufacturing and entertainment will be transformed," Ma wrote, forecasting a decades-long period of transformation.

"The internet revolution is a historical inflection point, much like when electricity was introduced, and it may have an even greater impact," he predicted.

Alibaba's mission, he said, was to "empower merchants with the ability to transform and upgrade their businesses for the future" and "help companies all over the world to grow".

"We believe, the commerce infrastructure we have created in China - marketplaces, payments, logistics, cloud computing and big data, all working in concert - can be applied on a global scale to lift up small and medium businesses and ordinary consumers around the world."

Eight years after launching, Alibaba Cloud hosts 35 per cent of Chinese websites, while delivering cloud computing and big data services.


Ma said Alibaba was constantly adapting to the changing e-commerce environment, as staying at the forefront of innovation was key to its continued success.

"In the coming years, we anticipate the birth of a re-imagined retail industry driven by the integration of online, offline, logistics and data across a single value chain," he said.

"With e-commerce itself rapidly becoming a "traditional business," pure e-commerce players will soon face tremendous challenges."

A shift to mobile revenue was one such change, he said, with mobile climbing from a single-digit percentage to three-years of total revenue from Alibaba's Chinese retail marketplaces, in the space of two years.

"This is why we are adapting, and it's why we strive to play a major role in the advancement of this new economic environment," Ma said.

Innovations like Alibaba's Qianniu app, which helps online businesses to improve sales and marketing while enhancing efficiency, were an example of the type of projects the company aimed to focus on.

"In 20 years, we hope to serve two billion consumers around the world, empower 10 million profitable businesses and create 100 million jobs," Ma said, adding: "This will be an even more difficult journey than the one behind us."


LISTEN : Newstalk ZB Political Editor Barry Soper speaks to Andrew Dickens on KPMG Early Edition

Mr Ma - who's worth around $50 billion - met with John Key in Beijing late yesterday. He made his money through founding the online commerce platform Ali Baba.

Standing alongside the Prime Minister, he heaped praise on the country, which he says is loved by many Chinese.

"At least 20 of my colleagues retired from Ali Baba. They're all very young, in their 40s, they all go to New Zealand."

"I asked what they do apart from the golf and green things and they say it's the people there."

It wasn't all social, with the Chinese billionaire also talking business.

Jack Ma told the entrepreneurs luncheon Kiwi businesspeople find it difficult to access the Chinese market.

Mr Ma said he wants to make that easier with his multi-platform organisation.

"We have Ali Baba University. We would either have courses in New Zealand or invite the entrepreneurs in New Zealand to stay in China for two weeks for training."

"The second is that we're going to open an Ali Baba business embassy next year in New Zealand."

John Key is in China meeting business and political leaders.



Innovation "Made in China" - The Case of Alibaba and the role of Net-based Small Business

Innovation is a key driver for economic development and social progress and small business is one of the best ways for people to express their willingness and capability to innovate.  Pervasive business ownership has, therefore, been the foundation in many societies for the continued improvement of people’s economic wellbeing. In the People’ Republic of China, however, private business ownership was prohibited between 1957 and 1978. Productive innovations were extremely restricted and as a consequence, China’s economy was on the verge of collapse by the end of 1978. The Chinese people had suffered a historic setback.

Alibaba’s growth, driven by unleashing grassroots entrepreneurship, has become an exemplar of China’s innovation in the 21st century.  Started by 18 young people in 1999, Alibaba has grown into a giant global internet platform and has made many invaluable contributions to China’s progress. Highlighting the importance of pervasive small business ownership in unleashing grassroots innovation and improving economic wellbeing, Professor Lowrey will discuss Alibaba’s innovative strategies and explain the economic theory behind its inspiring success.




Dr. Ying Lowrey is Professor of Economics at Tsinghua University and Deputy Director of the Tsinghua Research Center for Chinese Entrepreneurs, and a member of the Academic Committee for Alibaba Group Research Institute. Her teaching and research interests include economics of innovation and entrepreneurship in the internet and platform economy, the modern microfinance market, business demographics, characteristics of business owners, and the role of free enterprise and competition in the macroeconomy. 

She received her economics Ph.D. from Duke University, economics MA from Yale University and mathematics BS from Wuhan University. Before joining Tsinghua University in 2012, she served as senior economist at the Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration and has taught economics at George Washington University and San Diego State University.


Selected publications 




Founder of Ali Baba commits his work for Chinese on internet to generate 100 million microentrepren…chris macraeNov 23, 200950 views

Founder of Ali Baba commits his work for Chinese on internet to generate 100 million microentrepreneur jobs in 2010s - who else would you vote at the centre of 100 million job creation leagues?
=====================update sumer 2016:
unlike oiher years spent with bangaldeshi inspired youth, i spent 2015-2016 mainly with a class of chinese female students - what brilliant minds and tirelss sources of human energy - i hope this summary of why the whole world can celebrate what jack ma is doing is near to the mark - but as always look forward to editing any errors which are mine alone
chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk washington dc text 240 316 8157
was english language tutoring

In 1995 he was sent to the usa on an exchange mission and encountered the worldwideweb - then unknown in China. He determined the www would be the biggest job creating innovation of his (or his generations) life and hopefully of every Chinese entrepreneur he could valuably link into.

Over the next 15 years his wizard coding teams went from something that was little more than an electronic yellow pages for small businesses to conceiving sustainability generation's 2 greatest retailing platforms china or the world may ever have seen..

the taobao platform is the most valuable job creating concept retailers have ever mediated because it reverses the western trend of globalisiation of retailers, bankers and big corporations squeezing out local and small enterprises from having a market; how taobao did that is an extraordinarily detailed story but note how Ma was concerned to ensure even the most cut-off of Chinese villagers could start up on tao bao (rural ecommerce is one of the innovations that Ma has led the www purpose to linkin)

His other mall was pitched at the more usual high cost fashions of big global merchandisers. Because of complex property laws in chinese cities, most expensive retailers are not much of a joy to shop in. So ali baba created a lifestyle -eg celebrate singles day 11/11 shopping virtually rather than the physically exhausting interaction in The West's biggest shopping days of the year)

SO 365/24/7 consumers of ali baba can choose who they value developing most with their purchasing power as well as searching merchandise with global image or local cultural joy

Alibaba has become china's and probably the word's largest retailing channel. It does this with next to no merchandise but brilliant coding so that every store front on its platforms delivers with equal reliability. Hunting out exactly how Ma forms partnerships so that big data analysis benefits the smallest enterprises and most local consumers ought to be a job of whomever is sustainability goals greatest economist.

Intriguingly to ensure he could compete with the chinese internet companies that raced to co-create the www that Ma had opened space for in china, Ma IPO'd Alibaba through a process 2010-2015 while developing his secret sustainability weapon under private ownership. AlIpay is china's number 1 financial inclusion delivery system and maybe global youth most humanly productive coding achievement to date.

Comparing china's top 10 internet properties with the west's is very interesting. Are the consuming behaviours on ali baba more sustainable than those on amazon or ebay or paypal? Are the learnng behaviours on baidu more sustaining of youth than on google or coursera or microsoft's linkedin. Time will tell but note how speaking english, chinese and coding (as well as mother tongue) are probably what educators anywhere on planet earth should NOW be most valuing their global youth's future freedom to thrive entrepreneurially around.

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