a note from editor of linkedin unwomens
email@example.com - if you value future of the younger half of womens world -we welcome volunteer co-edtors
help us improve diaries
of womens greatest hero fazleabed
download 260th annual tour of adam smith- was fazle abed his greatest alumni?
if you have 3 minutes see this video- optionally mail me
firstname.lastname@example.org one bookmark of whose purpose matches this -20 visits to dhaka later i still search
girls and boys -sir fazle -wisest educational economist i have met-as well as modern luminary of scotland's
most valed son- adam smith- email@example.com co-author 2025 report
abed used to say poorest villagers need mostly similar solutions to end poverty- last mile health servants, security
of food and community resilience..- they may also need differential diagonis - what sytem failure trapped them?- eg war, climate,
trating half the population as inferior productively or socially being left out of infratructure/trade routes of colonial
he also said tech will accelerate how much big cities need to find common solutions - going green, travelling safe,
ending viruses ...
to celebrate what he had learnt over 50 years living with the most sdg challenged girls - he briefed
everyone he met in 2010s to linking an sdg university - see eg vc brac uni vincent chang
Our beloved Abed bhai is
one of the m
2020 True Media project KOBE.MBA - can you help us link legacies of superstars
of mass media world and sustainability generation? -firstname.lastname@example.org co-editor universityofstars.com
MOST EXCITING TIME TO BE ALIVE: 6 decades on from moon race- join educators economists and youth searching
for life developing community services/apps that are at least 10 time more effective, efficient scaleable than 1950s and earlier
Chartering : Rural Keynes Goal 1 when women are life-long empowered to communally end poverty all other sustainability goal
solutions network sequentially into a bottom-up economic system by and for the people :
be (scale with mothers of hundreds of millions of families) most trusted partnership in livelihood education and economic
systems -across generations of mothers in regions that start with nothing due to cyclone or war
you have experiential curriculum to open source with sdg scholars or women end poverty communities- share notes with us at bracnet.ning-
For those who love educators
who help children find their way in life, sir fazle's passing Dec 2019 was worst news ever;
by converging his 32 billion dollars investments around youth can we help Soros make jan 2020 best
1 SOROS WEFORUM: Bard College NY
and CEU Vienna will form the core of OSUN –Open Society University Networking Members of Bard’s
existing undergraduate liberal arts network, including Al-Quds Bard College of Arts and Sciences, American University of Central
Asia, Bard College Berlin, European Humanities University, and Fulbright University of Vietnam, will participate actively
in OSUN programs, as will new partners including
World class conductor and president
of Bard Leon Botstein:
- BRAC University in Bangladesh,
- Ashesi University in Ghana
- Arizona State University, a leader in distance learning.
ideals and goals of OSUN reflect key elements of Bard College’s unique educational programs and innovations developed
over the past several decades, from its distinctive undergraduate liberal arts curriculum and its focused graduate programs
to its international collaborations," wrote Bard College President
Leon Botstein in a letter to the campus community. OSUN will provide substantial opportunities for Bard students and faculty
to collaborate with other institutions globally through exchanges, network courses, civic engagement projects, and research.
Botstein will serve as OSUN’s first chancellor concurrently with his duties as president of Bard College. Jonathan Becker,
Bard’s executive vice president, will assume, alongside his current responsibilities, the role of OSUN’s vice
"OSUN is the most transformative initiative
in higher education I have witnessed in my career," said President Botstein. "It promises robust and diverse partnerships
extending critical inquiry, research, and scholarship on an international scale."
to fans web fazleabed.com aka universityofstars.com : to boldly celebrate mother earth including the next baby girl's
opportuntity to grow:. To date sir fazle abed = greatest jobs creator of all time and linking all of the United Nations' 17 sustainabiliity orbits. What did he discover during his 83 years on earth that most girls had previously not been born free to see,
do or learn? There are many tales of love and humility to study with Abed Bhai - to begin when
a new nation of Bangladesh was born-5G 2020s..1G 1980s - after the excitement of 1960s moon race, the hard work on ground
earth began. Abed chose the hardest place of all: bangladesh 2nd poorest of all time and many times more populous than the poorest nation (Burkino Faso)
humans developed 1970s, The Economist series on Post-Industrial and Entrepreneurial Revolution 1 2 3 searched for a future captalism. integrating rural keynesianism It was explained that big government economics and big
corporate economics could not sustain the 21st C world where 4 billion under 30s would need 4 billion elders to invest and
train then to innovate being the first sustainability generation. Rural Keynsianism pathway to developing a billion Asian
people was celebrated in The Economist of 1977 China survey and debated in US Congress 1, 2 of 1978. The Economist 1960s Consider Japan series had noted the rise of win-win trade across the islands and peninsular from Tokyo to Singapore (ie the East Asian Coastal
Belt that had lost out from 1860 when the British demanded that opium be accepted as a cuurency in exchnage for silks and
spices. AMONG THE BEST NEWS OF THE$ FIRST HALF CENTURY OF MOORES LAW. We know now
that Sir Fazle Abed in 50 years of relentless servant leadership of poorest village women has built the
largest ngo economics model. Before Fazle Abed died 20 Dec 2019 he expressed his dream that partners would be
found to make Brac University the free university girls empowering humanity to map the freedom and happiness of sustaining
life and advancing the human lot all over mother earth. Check out who has and is helping sir fazle most: connect knowhow networks
multiplying this most exciting human endeavor and please suggest who will be the next partners of Brac University...Links to BRAC U MVP
through BRAC's bkash lets change the course for billions
Gates.. & Jack Ma :: Masa Son
Yidan & Pony Ma
MIT Quadirs Legatum Reeta Roy
Soros Jim Kim Ban-Ki
Moon Sheikha Moza
& Dutch Royal Families
China barefoot medic networks
Borlaug Paulo Freire Montessori
Adam Smith & James Watt Glasgow U 1760s
Links to BRAC U MVP
Masa Son & Jack Ma
Yidan & Pony Ma
MIT Quadirs Legatum Reeta
Soros Jim Kim Ban-Ki Moon Sheikha Moza
UK & Dutch Royal
China barefoot medic networks
Paulo Freire Montessori
Adam Smith & James Webb
Links to other world
record jobs creators : Schwarzman, Bloomberg, Schwab, Ka-Shing Founder of Uniqlo, Fosun Group, Chen Janing,
Yo Yo Ma, JF Kennedy Gordon Moore Larry Brilliant Schwab Attenborough, Michael Palin, Deng, Gandhi, Rhodes, Mandela
, Nordica, Solberg, Ren Zengfei, Sergei Brin, Kai-Fu Lee, Elon Musk Jerry Yang, Tim Berners Lee, Ira Hefland, Harrison Owen,
CK Prahalad, Tata, Nilekani & Kalam, Ray Andersen, Zue, Neville Williams, Joi Ito, Ron Garan, Ophelia Dahl, Jin &
Jin, Queen Rania, Antonio Guterres Joi Ito Widodo Kagame
.more tecahers links
yidan & fazle
wise & fazle
Youth Climate Mapping - where do you live- what youth need educators
and economists, as welol as afamilies and communities- to help most urgently with depends- examples rural villages of
south asia, arctic circle, coastal desert bushfires (eg parts of australia and california's belt roads) , the 50 smallest
island nations, the 2 biggest island empires at start of the 20th century, the biggest subconinental market of the 20th c-
its one megacity, its hearlnad and its next 100 cities:... go to ban-ki moons dairies (after action review year 1 oct 2020) at Global Climate Adaptability of help friends of brac University
cataloguie some urgent explorations
There will probably never be a more valuable educational
economist than Fazle Abed- help us explore how and why: searching FA & MA,J
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1 "My only regret is that I should have gone faster and maybe I should have gone abroad earlier because it took us
30 years to come out of Bangladesh," Abed said.
2 harvard: “I’VE NEVER THOUGHT THAT YOU CAN DO GOOD ONLY THROUGH NONPROFIT ACTIVITIES. YOU CAN DO GOOD ALSO BY DOING
3 yidan: I have spent my life watching optimism triumph over despair when the light of self-belief is sparked in people. As
a team, I want us to keep lighting these sparks.”
Among many of the other distinguished awards he received are, Spanish order of Civil Merit; Leo Tolstoy International Gold
Medal; Lego Prize; Thomas Francis, Jr Medal in Global Public Health; Trust Women Hero Award; Inaugural
WISE Prize for Education; Palli Karma Shahayak Foundation (PKSF) Lifetime Achievement in Social Development and Poverty Alleviation;
David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award; GleitsmanFoundation International Activist Award; Olof Palme Prize; and Ramon
Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership.
United Nations Children’s
Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Henrietta H Fore expressed his condolence, “All of us at UNICEF will miss his ideas
and advice. We will never forget the example he set”.
update dec 2017-
The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73)will open on 18 September 2018. The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 25 September
23-24 September, the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is scheduled to take place at UN Headquarters.
probably the happiest news of the year of 2017 was announcement that WISE's qatar hubbed alumni networks of sir fazle abed and other world class
connectors of changing education have been invited by UN head Antonio
Guterres to bring action learning network summit to the UN general assembly spet 2018-
in addition to Sheikha Moza, eminent names advising guterres on chnaging education and new development banking needed for youth to be the sustainability
tech-POP/leapfrog -examples mobile village telecom; microsolar; bkash cashless banking spread from bangladesh to models accelerated by china's order of magnitude higher investment in infrastucture
BBC's and American Idol's Richard Curtis
we have started a co-blog www.43weeks.com to assemble good news of who is bringing what and how worldwide studnet unions can actively celebrate mother of
all girls economics mapping synchronised with china belt road compass of which the most urgent for many of us is the china
india bangladesh myanmat asean corridor - all help welcome firstname.lastname@example.org washington dc norman macrae family foundation
EconomistUniversity.com reports best news for youth-education in 2016 sept 2017 birth of education commission & greatest
world of education isnt transformed beyond the over-examined classroom - half of all youth will be unemployable
Scotland's most loyal people-centric economist , Gordon Brown, has now
assembled 30 national leaders and counting invite families and youth to change the world of education and media - why change
if we keep old education half of all youth will be underemployed- lets unite the greatest #learninggeneration - thanks to
these leadersjustin van fleet
Commission - most exciting report on education to be issued UN NY 18 SeptCoursera - Education
Agarwal, Jose Manuel Barroso, Felipe Calderon
(Mexico), Kristin Clemet
(Norway), Aliko Dangote
(Nigeria), Julia Gilard, Bael Raza Jamil
(Pakistan), Amel Karboul
(Tunisia), Jakaya Kikwete
(tanzania), Yuriko Koike
(Japan), Anthony Lake
(UNICEF), Ju-Ho Lee
(South Korea), Strive Masiyowa
Zimbabwe telecom billionnaire, Teopisyta Biriungi Mayanja
(S Korea), Shakira Mebarak
Superstar singer from Colombia, Patricio Meller
(Chile), Ngozi Oko0nzo-Iweala
(Nigeria), Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi
(United Arab Emirates), Kailash Satyarthi
(india), Theo Sowa
(African Women Development), Lawrence Summers, Helle Thorning Schmidt
(SAve The Children International)
to the world. To us he was simply "Abed
Bhai". Thank you, Abed
JIM KIM on BRAC 2016 -80th happy birthday sir fazle from
Jim KIm (video) ...I first met sir fazle abed more than a decade ago...Of course I heard about his work im years
– in every area of development brac has been such an innovator such a leader such scale that we knew about his achievement
but I have to say everything changed me when I met him, to this day sir fazle abed is in my mind of the greatest role models
of servant leaders I have ever witnessed- the scale of what he has done but the utter humility is a lesson for everyone of
us working I development – for sir fazle abed everything has always been about making sure women are in power, that
children have education, making sure that tuberculosis patients actually get better – we have so much to learn from
brac but even more as individuals every single one of us from sir fazle abed
JIM KIM on JACK MA
Jim Kim Celebration of Jack Ma Appointment at UN special adviser on youth entrepreneurship
I kept asking about how he came
with these ideas and what his motivation was—I was so impressed – I came back to the world bank and I asked my
whole team a very simple question- have we taken into account the ali baba factor in how we think about everything we do because
if ali baba is the way to develop the world then we might not be doing the right things at at all
at www.chinathanks.com and
Sir Fazle is one of the few world leaders who does not use globalisation's
publicists. This means the prizes awarded to him reflect deep active thanks than by grounded professionals who serve the poorest
with the POP value
exchange model representing the best that microeconomics can get in sustaining intergenerational future goals such as Sustainability's
17.See how BRAC provides benchmark solutions to Sustainability Goals.
The Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership, 1980 The Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Award, 1990 The Maurice Pate
Award by UNICEF, 1992 The Olof Palme Prize, 2001 The Social Entrepreneurship Award by the Schwab Foundation, 2002 The International
Activist Award by the Gleitsman Foundation, 2003 The UNDP Mahbub ul Haq Award, 2004 The Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit
Leadership, 2007 The inaugural Clinton Global Citizen Award, 2007 Palli Karma Shahayak Foundation (PKSF) Lifetime Achievement
in Social Development and Poverty Alleviation, 2007 The David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award, 2008 Knight Commander
of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG), 2010 The WISE Prize for Education, 2011 Open Society Prize, 2013 Leo Tolstoy
International Gold Medal by The Russian Children Foundation (RDF), 2014 World Food Prize, 2015 .
Text us (usa 240 316 8157) if you nominate a greater partner in future of youth than BRAC and its families of brands including the world largest cashless bankBkash.com
Search how BRAC's essence - growing the lifelong opportunities
of girls starting with the poorest famiilies in the world - has made it a benchmark in any market or society diversely serious about valuing youth, as well as any partnership of Youth In Development-or look at some of BRAC's investment partners in intergerational joy.
Discuss what youth's brainstorming
session for Sir Fazle Abed's 80th birthday of wishes could include
Review latest brief on BRAC written april 2016 to celebrate founder Sir
Fazle Abed's 80th biurtday HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY – Sor Fazle Abed, BRAC, Bangladesh 45 Years of Building the Most Valuable
Network on Sustainability Youth’s Planet
1 RESILIENCE NOT
JUST RELIEF –INNOVATION’s CORE OF BOTTOM-UP DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS The seeds of BRAC were planted in the efforts
of Sir Fazle and friends to assist families affected by the Brola cyclone in 1970. BRAC was then officially established after
independence, supporting refugees to rebuild their lives. At a critical early juncture , we abandoned our focus on relief
and adopted a longer-term objective of development, opting to work side by side with community members for decades to come.
We do not ignore emergencies and their impact on people living in poverty.
We build community preparedness and grassroots platforms that activate in natural disasters to minimize damage and to channel
relief. Our goal is to help households bounce back better.
often means changes such as stronger infrastructure or new livelihoods for families that depend on agriculture, for example,
and are therefore increasingly vulnerable to climate change.
Bangladesh urbanizes, we have expanded our focus to include manmade disasters like fires and building collapses, most recently
Rana Plaza in 2013.
Massive natural disasters internationally have
triggered us to expand into new countries like Haiti and Nepal to support national recovery the way we did in Bangladesh so
many years ago
2 Healthy Lives and healthy futures Doctors and hospitals
were scarce in Bangladesh’s early days. We created an army of community-based entrepreneurs to bring medicine to every
doorstep. Over time, the army became all female, challenging social norms and enabling women to access important products
We challenged the global health community by putting
the life saving treatment for diarrheal disease in the “unqualified” hands of mothers, and generated evidence
that they could use it effectively. We created a community-based tuberculosis control model, expanding over time to become
the government’s largest partner in combating the disease. The growing numbers of people living in poverty in urban
areas face serios health risks, including maternal and infant mortality. Our network of healthcare entrepreneurs continues
to ensure that women can access care safely, quickly, and with dignity.
Recent breakthroughs in cognitive science have shown that focusing on early childhood development has transformative
effects over a lifetime. Pilot programmes are putting this research into action at the grassroots level
The primary challenge of healthcare now is less about access and more about quality.
We are building financial tools to continuously ensure more people can access services that meet their evolving health needs.
3 EDUCATION FROM LITERACY TO LEADERSHIP We started by teaching basic literacy
to adults, then realised we needed to start from the start. We changed lour nor-formal primary schools as “second chances’
for people living in poverty especially girls. Our pedagogy focused on joyful learning, incorporating the best practices from
around the world.
As students graduated from our schools. We felt
a need for creative ways to continue learning beyond the classroom. Libraries offered reading materials, and adolescent clubs
created safe spaces and opportunities to teach life skills.
focus moved towards quality, with universal access towards education in sight, through strategies such as teacher training
and increased use of technology. We proactively recruited students with special needs and expanded our curriculum into multiple
ethnic languages to ensure that our schools were successful to all children.
Our ultiimate goal is to build a nation, and for that we need leaders. That is where our focus is now – creating
opportunities for youth to take responsibilities in programmes, as mentors, and as teachers themselves. Our university creates
even more opportunities to contribute on a global scale.
Inclusion We started by bringing people living in poverty together. We quickly learnt that what they needed most urgently
was access to economic opportunities and financial services.
brought women together into village organizations to organize credit and savings arrangements, and then used these meetings
as a platform by delivering a wider range of services.
we expanded our reach to unserved populations, such as the “missing middle” (enterprises that were too large for
the loans offered by microfinance but excluded from commercial banks) and a comprehensive grants based programme for people
living with poverty, who could not benefit from microfinance.
are now building a broader set of financial products, including insurance and pensions, and leveraging the growing ownership
of mobile phones to use digital channels for financial services.
Market Solutions for the Poor A fundamental driver is a lack of power – at the individual, household and community level
alike... Power dynamics need to change in order for people living in poverty to realize their potential , and they only change
when people do it themselves.
We promoted consciousness raising
and empowerment from our earliest interactions with communities, inspired by teachings on social movements. We underestimated
the complexity of power dynamics though and learned the hard way that we needed to create new organisations, where women could
come together in solidarity. These community action groups became important social platforms; for example, supporting health
workers who faced harassment for their services.
We widened our
work over time to help people living in poverty to participate in formal government structures and leverage public services.
We also increased our engagement with public official and village leaders to build wider support for women’s empowerment.
These discussions have risen to the national level, where we advocate policies that support gender equality and human rights.
Internally we have worked to build a female-friendly work environment and actively strive to recruit women.
Gender equality remains one of the greatest unfinished works of our generation, and an
area in which we have to continue changing power dynamics. We still see that child marriage is the norm, sexual violence is
pervasive, and women are under-represented in the workforce.
Power Dynamics As we began to provide financial services to people living in poverty, we noticed that many rural communities
did not have access to markets
We started building value chains,
connecting thousands of farmers and artisans to national markets. We focused on silk, poultry, clothing and retail, in many
cases the viability of new sectors in Bangladesh. The successful scaling up of one value chain often spawned new livelihood
opportunities, from poultry vaccinations to artificial insemination for dairy cows.
Entrepreneurship is also a long standing part of our development approach. Over time we have built a national
cadre of local change agents, usually women, who receive training and support from us, but are paid for their services by
their neighbours. These grassroots entrepreneurs distribute a wide variety of products and services, from sanitary napkins
to high quality seeds.
As local and global labor markets offer new
opportunities. We are supporting migrants to seek and finance work abroad safely, and equip youth with in-demand skills
7 BRAC INTERNATIONAL By 2002 we had over 30 years experience of piloting
and perfecting programs, and scaling them to reach millions. The time had come to bring what we had learnt in Bangladesh to
the rest of the world.
Relief and rehabilitation were immediate
needs after war and natural disasters plunged millions into poverty in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. We focused on peace and
building stability through jobs, education and financial inclusion, continuing to put girls and women at the centre of opportunities.
We expanded into Africa four years later, starting development programs
in Tanzania and Uganda. We continued to pilot, perfect and scale rapidly never losing focus on contextualising every opportunity
Opening now in 12 countries gives us a rich knowledge base
to further our work in Bangladesh, while providing us with a global network in which to pilot new solutions for the world’s
problems. In 2016, we create opportunities for one in every 50 people in the world.
The Economist Remembers Sir Fazle Abed Part
Remembers Sir Fazle Abed 2
gillinsonn I’ve been struggling for the past couple of days to start a blog about my experiences in Bangladesh –
not because there is nothing to write, but because I couldn’t imagine how I would pick one story. So I’m throwing
focus out the window because in fact, it is the breadth and ambition of BRAC’s work that is breathtaking and changing
millions of lives. BRAC is the world’s largest NGO, founded in Bangladesh, and with 60,000 employees there alone (they
are increasingly working internationally too). Their ambition is no less than to alleviate poverty in their country, and to
empower all Bangladeshi citizens to build a better, more prosperous future together. Needless to say, this mission cannot
be served with one type of programme, or a single client group. BRAC’s major insight is that for all Bangladeshi citizens
– especially the poorest – to pull themselves out of economic, social and political poverty, the support they
are offered must address all elements of the personal context and collective history that are holding them back So I have
met women in an urban slum who are being supported to build small businesses and improve their lives. They receive microfinance
loans to kick start enterprises selling saris, cakes, fish and tea. But that is not enough to sustain a better life. BRAC
also offers them training to manage their money and their accounts, to sign their own name and to get an identity card to
protect their assets. They learn about basic health and hygiene so they can keep their businesses running, and their children
safe. Saira grew up in a rural village and moved to the city when she could no longer generate any income to support her family.
On moving to the city, she struggled to find work and ended up brick-breaking like many others – hard, unreliable, physical
work. She and her children had no more than one meal a day. Following support and a small loan from BRAC Bank, she now runs
a cake business that makes enough money to send her youngest daughters to school and to feed the whole family three times
a day. Perhaps most importantly, BRAC has helped her to learn about her rights. This has had a major impact. Saira’s
husband abandoned her eight years ago, with six daughters to support. When he heard about her flourishing business, he tried
to come back to share in her success. And she would not take him back – unheard of in traditional communities. I have
also met young children at a BRAC primary school, desperate to show me the interactive games they use to learn Bengali, English
and other subjects. They clamoured to tell me of their ambitions to be doctors, teachers, engineers and even a pilot –
despite being too poor even to afford to go to a government school. They too learn a broader, rights-based curriculum that
imbues them with far greater control over their own lives, and belief that they can achieve anything. The same is true of
the teenagers in an ‘adolescents’ group’ just outside Dhaka, the women in a ‘social capital’
group in a rural village, and the volunteer teachers even further off the beaten track. BRAC is not an education organization.
It is not a micro finance organization and it is not a training organization even though it does all those things. It is a
citizen-building organization. It is helping to build a new set of values, skills, aspirations and determination in millions
of people by providing them with a platform to do more and better for themselves. I haven’t even mentioned one hundredth
of what they do. But Saira’s final reflection on the impact of working with BRAC sums up what I heard over and over
again. ‘Now, I am tension free’. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................
bloggers at world bank befrore 2018 who value youth 1 2
INTRO Youth (roughly half the world under 30) is the last of 3
generations that will win or lose sustainability. UN has 17 Sustainability Goals 1 End poverty...2 Zero hunger...3 Good health
& wellbeing...4 Quality education... 5 Gender equality...6 Clean water and sanitation 7 Affordable land and clean energy...8
Decent work and economic growth...9 Industry innovation and infrastructure...10 Reduced inequalities...11 Sustainable cities
and communities...12 Responsible consumption and production 13 Climate action...14 Life below water...15 Life on land...16
Peace and justice- strong institutions...17...partnerships for the goals
20 years ago Bangladesh became the first poverty develoment
lab for testing mobile solutuons. Pretty miuch any valuable development solution today has a post-digital compoent but often
integrated around a bottom-up structure whose patterning emerged from pre-digital period. In our sustainability goal solution
catalogue that folows, we start with brac as benchmark solutions to know about. BRAC has integrated pre and post- digoital
structirews with an amazing list of partners making it the number 1 NGO, WISE's favorite education newtork and much more.
Sustainabilty Goal #1 end poverty favorite goal 1 invitation comes jim kims training on social movements to end poverty which is your favorite s-goal training? Solutions to action learn from BRAC as world’s number 1 partner in the
race to end poverty and progress the 17 sustainability goals
ENVOI For those who simply
love brac as the most exciting organisation to visit let alone to work for, a hugely joyful time was when WISE launched annual
education laureate summit with Sir Fazle Abed as their inaugural education laureate. A special feature of WISE to commission
a research rep[ort on the prize winner’s wish – in sir fazle’s case Learning for a Living. The UK innovation
unit was one of the research teams commissioned to edit this topic into a wise conference report. We were particularly moved
by one of the sub-reports framing of the BRAC case study
In its first 25 years BRAC (led by Sir Fazle) became arguably the most excitingand
open benchmark of how to build banking and education and health amongst 50 million villagers starting with nothing ; then mobile preferential opition poor partnerships
emerged as the greatest innovations - eg www.bkash.com www.worldclassbrands.tv
Uniting worlds most valuable brands = millennials best for the world lives - worldclassbrands.tv
HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY SIR FAZLE ABED - WORLD MOST VALUABLE BRAND -PARTNERING TRUST IN Youth Empowerment of DOING SUSTAINABILITY GOALS WHEREVER MOST DESPERATELY
for sustainability goals youth to trust BRAC as most valuable partner in their worldwide future of life and livelihoods on
CREATIVE COLLABORATION OF 2015-2025
of the world is under 30- we suggest that their parents and teachers should demand joyful curiosity about BRAC's 7 wonders
Official webs www.brac.net
... fan webs brac.tv
BRAC 1 RESILIENCE NOT JUST RELIEF –INNOVATION’s
CORE OF BOTTOM-UP DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
The seeds of BRAC were planted in the efforts of Sir
Fazle and friends to assist families affected by the Brola cyclone in 1970. BRAC was then officially established after independence,
supporting refugees to rebuild their lives. At a critical early juncture , we abandoned our focus on relief and adopted a
longer-term objective of development, opting to work side by side with community members for decades to come.
do not ignore emergencies and their impact on people living in poverty. We build community preparedness and grassroots platforms
that activate in natural disasters to minimize damage and to channel relief. Our goal is to help households bounce back better.
Better often means changes such as stronger infrastructure or new livelihoods for families that depend on
agriculture, for example, and are therefore increasingly vulnerable to climate change.
urbanizes, we have expanded our focus to include manmade disasters like fires and building collapses, most recently Rana Plaza
Massive natural disasters internationally have triggered us to expand into new countries like Haiti and
Nepal to support national recovery the way we did in Bangladesh so many years ago //
2 Healthy Lives and healthy futures
Doctors and hospitals were scarce in Bangladesh’s early
days. We created an army of community-based entrepreneurs to bring medicine to every doorstep. Over time, the army became
all female, challenging social norms and enabling women to access important products and information
challenged the global health community by putting the life saving treatment for diarrheal disease in the “unqualified”
hands of mothers, and generated evidence that they could use it effectively. We created a community-based tuberculosis control
model, expanding over time to become the government’s largest partner in combating the disease.
growing numbers of people living in poverty in urban areas face serios health risks, including maternal and infant mortality.
Our network of healthcare entrepreneurs continues to ensure that women can access care safely, quickly, and with dignity.
Recent breakthroughs in cognitive science have shown that focusing on early childhood development has transformative
effects over a lifetime. Pilot programmes are putting this research into action at the grassroots level
The primary challenge of healthcare now is less about access and more about quality. We are building
financial tools to continuously ensure more people can access services that meet their evolving health needs.
3 EDUCATION FROM LITERACY TO LEADERSHIP
We started by teaching basic literacy to adults, then realised
we needed to start from the start. We changed lour nor-formal primary schools as “second chances’ for people
living in poverty especially girls. Our pedagogy focused on joyful learning, incorporating the best practices from around
As students graduated from our schools. We felt a need for creative ways to continue learning
beyond the classroom. Libraries offered reading materials, and adolescent clubs created safe spaces and opportunities to teach
Our focus moved towards quality, with universal access towards education in sight, through
strategies such as teacher training and increased use of technology. We proactively recruited students with special needs
and expanded our curriculum into multiple ethnic languages to ensure that our schools were successful to all children.
ultiimate goal is to build a nation, and for that we need leaders. That is where our focus is now – creating opportunities
for youth to take responsibilities in programmes, as mentors, and as teachers themselves. Our university creates even more
opportunities to contribute on a global scale.
BRAC 4 Financial Inclusion
started by bringing people living in poverty together. We quickly learnt that what they needed most urgently was access to
economic opportunities and financial services.
We brought women together into villag organizations
to organize credit and savings arrangements, and then used these meetings as a platform by delivering a wider range of services.
Over time, we expanded our reach to unserved populations, such as the “missing middle” (enterprises
that were too large for the loans offered by microfinance but excluded from commercial banks) and a comprehensive grants based
programme for people living with poverty, who could not benefit from microfinance.
We are now
building a broader set of financial products, including insurance and pensions, and leveraging the growing ownership of mobile
phones to use digital channels for financial services.
5 Market Solutions for the Poor
A fundamental driver is a lack of power – at the individual,
household and community level alike... Power dynamics need to change in order for people living in poverty to realize their
potential , and they only change when people do it themselves.
We promoted consciousness raising and
empowerment from our earliest interactions with communities, inspired by teachings on social movements. We underestimated
the complexity of power dynamics though and learned the hard way that we needed to create new organisations, where women could
come together in solidarity. These community action groups became important social platforms; for example, supporting health
workers who faced harassment for their services.
We widened our work over time to help people living
in poverty to participate in formal government structures and leverage public services. We also increased our engagement with
public official and village leaders to build wider support for women’s empowerment. These discussions have risen to
the national level, where we advocate policies that support gender equality and human rights. Internally we have worked to
build a female-friendly work environment and actively strive to recruit women.
Gender equality remains
one of the greatest unfinished works of our generation, and an area in which we have to continue changing power dynamics.
We still see that child marriage is the norm, sexual violence is pervasive, and women are under-represented in the workforce.
BRAC 6 Changing Power Dynamics
As we began to provide financial
services to people living in poverty, we noticed that many rural communities did not have access to markets
started building value chains, connecting thousands of farmers and artisans to national markets. We focused on silk, poultry,
clothing and retail, in many cases the viability of new sectors in Bangladesh. The successful scaling up of one value chain
often spawned new livelihood opportunities, from poultry vaccinations to artificial insemination for dairy cows.
is also a long standing part of our development approach. Over time we have built a national cadre of local change agents,
usually women, who receive training and support from us, but are paid for their services by their neighbours. These grassroots
entrepreneurs distribute a wide variety of products and services, from sanitary napkins to high quality seeds.As local
and global labor markets offer new opportunities. We are supporting migrants to seek and finance work abroad safely,
and equip youth with in-demand skills
7 BRAC INTERNATIONAL
we had over 30 years experience of piloting and perfecting programs, and scaling them to reach millions. The time had come
to bring what we had learnt in Bangladesh to the rest of the world.
Relief and rehabilitation were
immediate needs after war and natural disasters plunged millions into poverty in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. We focused on
peace and building stability through jobs, education and financial inclusion, continuing to put girls and women at the centre
We expanded into Africa four years later, starting development programs in Tanzania
and Uganda. We continued to pilot, perfect and scale rapidly never losing focus on contextualising every opportunity createdOpening
now in 12 countries gives us a rich knowledge base to further our work in Bangladesh, while providing us with a global network
in which to pilot new solutions for the world’s problems. In 2016, we create opportunities for one in every people in
Do You Value Most in the World? Jim Kim's 2030now invitation to millennials
We second World Bank Jim Kim's proposal that until 2030 the 2 massive collaboration networks to value most are:
- The millions of village
mothers (eg 15 million in Bangladesh) who showed how to network the race to end poverty
year old professionals where they are the most connected, educated and caring class our human race has ever joyfully parented
|So which are the top 10 job creating cases of deep human
endeavour that all young professionals can value knowing how to action network first? The story of the new
nation Bangladesh's first 40 years 1971-2010 deserves to be honored as an open educational curriculum -it has
clues to job creation and community sustainability wherever people are communally freed to joyfully collaborate in productive
life and livelihoods.|
This website is about case number 1 - how Bangladesh led the worldwide collaborations towards ending
poverty. More than 10000 youth, 12 Bangladesh visits, 7 years of observation is condensed below -but we need help. Where
you see errors or missing details please tell us email@example.com mentioning what link to you we shopuld publish
once we have verified your addition to this case
We define village to be somewhere with no infastructure - no
electricity, no running water nor sewerage systems, no roads, until opportunities to digital leapfrom began in 1996 no telephones.
The new nation of Bangladesh drew one of the shortest straws of independence ; in 1946 when the Brits left India they also
left a second nation of west and east pakistan. Apart fom mainly being populated by Muslims, there were no commonalities-
geographically or businesswise, but West Pakistan ruled the whole until Bangladesh won its war of independence (1971) but
at the cost of being the poorest 100 million beings on earth. The government was so poorly resourced that it focused on the
cities. This turned out to be fortunate in that it planted Beyond-Aid conditions for the most miraculous of privatisations
networked BY and FOR what grew to be 15 million poorest village mothers by 2010. They had the good fortune to be linkedin
by the 2 most remarkable job-creating entrepreneurs (and open society leadership teams) the 20th Cdeveloping world has seen.
This web is mainly about the networks linked in by Sir Falze Abed and BRAC; our second case www.egrameen.com tries to help milennials understand Muhammad Yunus' networks; our 3rd case starts to review the digital age www.africanidol.tv ; our fourth cases aims to value the most remarkable digital connections of women empowerment and is currently located
Filmed entirely in rural villages of Bangladesh, this video features women borrowers
Ready to Take It On? End Poverty by 2030 World
Bank JIm KIM: we need to start a movement to end poverty .. social movements that have a huge impact are
often led by a small group of people ..the student should never doubt the ability of themselves and a small
group of ;like minded people to change the world it can happen.. This has to be the next movement and if
you look at all the steps that its going to take to end poverty its a pretty broad mix- and that's the great
news!.. The great news is we need everybody - we need writers who can write about this, we need engineers,
we need doctors, we need lawyers, we need artists, we need everyone who can capture the imagination of the
world to end poverty.. There's a role- take a step back: say what is it going to take? what part of
it can I take on? how can we really make it happen?..Being part of a social movement is going to be the most exhilarating
memorable thing you are ever going to do but understand how hard it is and how serious you are going to
need to be about everything its going to take to get to the change you want, and then take it on- as there
is nothing better you can do
next social movement summit at world bank
Bangladesh became the first 100 million plus
developing country to demonstrate that when less than 1% of people have landline phones, the national economy leaps forward
if mobile access becomes universal starting with the poorest.
Affordable Access means mediating both the sharing of life critical communications and open
sourcing job creating apps/microfranchises that change market's value chains.
Arguably China's Jack Ma (Ali Baba) was the first to free e-commerce for maximum jobs for
previously disconnected- in Bangladesh's case first ecommerce app was designed by tech wizard linked to both MIT's grameen phone and Kenya's mpesa. This
tech wizard now leads BRAC's cashless banking bkash
In terms of future models of banking brac is
represented in each segment:
what used to be manual microcredit and its interface with village education and bottom-up
urban regeneration banking
cashless banking ( more accurately last mile
banking where instead of atm most trusted village merchants become agents of translating mobile currency into cash)
global banks on values
(likely to be most trusted by nanocredit and w4e partnerships)
cashless banking makes remittance processes virtual
while serving cash for last mile; in developing bangladesh foreign remittances from diaspora are largest inward investment
; further most economical remittance processes from city to rural are hugely valuable in ending poverty
Dlab summit feb 2014 sponsored by Abdul Latif (Owner of Middle East Toyota Franchise) who has also just opened a water lab
at MIT featured the 4th known entrepreneurial revolutionary (with Yunus, Abed, Quadirs) of Bangladesh's race to need poverty:
namely Paul Polak. He has identified a top 20 last mile multinationals which bottom billion populace need most urgently. Friends
of Bangladesh are well placed in other future gamechanging sectors too -witness sal khan's peer to peer elearning (uniting
medical millennials as well as maths and coding millennials)
All of mobile empowerment goes hand in hand with
solar empowerment- if you have no access to electricity grid then access to solar energy is as great an economic and social
advancement as mobile to communications. Moreover many villagers need solar to recharge their mobiles!
you own the satellite which chooses what continent wide job-creating education content anyone can laptop, you need educators
and milleniails aware of the future map illustrated above. If you have resources to choose partners in the world's first open
learning campus, you can win-win too. Best of all if girl power, ultra poor, and millennials have first shared access to this
sort of future map they can return economics and education and open societies to designing job creating systems and
peacefully advancing human sustainability of every global village....
studying Bangladesh bottom-up system designs as my main subject over a 7 year period, I would recommend that millennials wishing
to have hi-trust impacts on ending poverty in developing economies and societies test each other on these 3 system design
.1 A favorite saying of Sir fazle Abed
: Small may be beautiful but in Bangladesh large scale replication is absolutely essential. He goes
further in searching for potenetial microfranchise solutions requiring that they deliver the 3 E's Effectiveness , Efficiency
and Expandability. If you review BRAC's 43 years of knowhow you will find at least 100 microfranchises all that have scaled
to save hundreds of thosuands of lives or create hundreds of thosuands of jobs- and many of which can be analogusly replicable
2 Loving exploration of job creating education models seems to me to be essential to any development
economist worth trusting
3 Structuring intergenerational investment models around above zero-sum markets - and so sustaining
compound positive impacts - cannot be achieved by anyone who makes short-term measurements. Inconveniently international aid models that depend on politicians' 4 year cycles are far too short to support a developing
peoples goals. While I dont have any political advice to offer on this issue, as an MA in statistics I feel it reasonable
to ask that public money is not spent on statistical models incapabke of mapping exponential impact. Milennials are living
in an age where some digital solutions can mobilse empowerment of 10 times more health and wealth through the net genration's
prime time of 2030now; we shouldnt be paying for costly metrics which are designed around assuming that such open systems/society
innovation leapfrogging is not possible.
|...brac's home web 1 2 3 4|
About BRAC Partners
Government Alliances Corporate Alliances
Implementation Partners Knowledge PartnersPartnerships for BRAC International.
When it comnes to 1 there are lots of videos of sir fazle where you can action
learn with him. When it comes to 3) sir fazle qualified both as a chartered accountant and as an architect so while he may
not so it to a grant body's face, BRAC's inner advantage may be that it has never been ordered to design something to a merchant
of short-term numbers. When it comes to 2, the second massive solution sir fazle scaled at BRAC was the village montessori
system at primary level. An intergenerational success metric of bangladesh is just how many families have supported their
children to break through generations of illietracy. Withouth the 40000 vilage schooling of BRAC , I doubt that Banagldesh
would be regarded as an end poverty benchmark and I am sure that microcredit models without interlinking childerns education
systems are not the Bangladeshi way.
ABC of Do You Love Economics play the game- if you vote for a different top 10 of youth economics please rsvp
A is for Abed who solver the number 1 job crisis of Keynsian economists- how to end vilage poverty,
and leads education systems concer5ned with youth access to this information
B is for Blecher - who created the first
free university for job creators (however poor or abused their upbringing) and whose 16 yeras of partnerships are new being
authorised by south africa to change whole education system to be job creating
C is for Chowdhury mobile networker of
jobs for the most abused women and for forst ladues who wish to chnage value chain of fashion industry and superstars
is for Gandhi family Lucknow who have continued nearly 90 yeqars of Gandhi-Monessori action learning with 50000 children a
year- latest discovery: almost any illiterate adult can be helped to read a newspaper in 1 month!
K is for KIm
lifelong networker for bottom-up health soutoons- now helping millennials chnage world bank's investmments to be pro-youthj,
bottom-up and open . August 2014 sees world bank launch Open Learning Campus for cousrea partners in job creating curricula
nit in over-examination. Next young professionals youth summit - world banck 7 october 2014
Sa is for samara who launched
Afroca's freedom of information satellite and is now celebrating continet-wide leearning
So is for Soros-probably
last western keynsian economist left standing and open society most concernedamong 85 richest men with more wealth than the
Meta-Collaboration Entreprenurial NETGEN: BRAC
10 bookmark tour: innovation : open society : research : future of banking 1 2 : university : Ultra Poor Economic Dev Partnerships; Education ; Health ; Africa; world record book of job creators
|Do Nows in celebrating
Bangladesh's End Poverty Race|
|Mediating Youth's Dream Concepts||Systemising Open Society's replicable
|Biggest investment sources transform worldwide
|Transforming World Bank/UN- Millennials most resourced globe changers|
Open Society & iNETe
|Freeing solutions of youth open source tech, borderless goods|
|Open source tech wizards =most resourced alumni||IHUB & Freedom Satellite Kenya/Ethiopia-
|Linking in revolutions: sustainable & vocational Action Learning|
|Nearly 90 years of Gandhi-Montessori||Partners in south africa's job creating education -Blecher|
2 majorities - more than 5% future voice|
|Asian Pacific Millennials||Women4Empowerment|
Do You Love Pro-Youth Economics
and Open Education
If worldwide youth were to be empowered by an Open Learning Campus, which 10 leaders knowhow would youth value mostin action networking the human race around Keynes' primary
jpb of economics- ending poverty
|..ECONOMICS 10-win game, DHAKA 23rd July
2014 - WHICH 10 People could most help worldwide youth at The Open Learning Campus linkin to #2030NOW? As a Keynsian, my father Norman Macrae's 60 years of mediating economics mainly at The Economist was concerned with entreprenurial dialogues of how future systems of the net generation could be designed to end poverty.
After his death in 2010, several remembrance parties were convened. For me the most exciting was a dialogue centre around
Sir Fazle Abed at the Japanese Embassy in Dhaka in March 2012. This has led to resarch for the World Reacord Book of Job-Creators
as this 10-win game....||..|
WILL SIR FAZLE ABED'S BRAC BE ONE OF THE MOST PURPOSEFUL ORGANISATIONAL NETWORKS
OF THE 21ST CENTURY? Its the largest and most collabortaive NGO in the world but do enough millennials know how it works?
Constructs to learn about before deciding which millennial's goals you can linkin with BRAC
Microfranchises, Microentrepreneurs, Colaboration Entrepreneurs
Mapping Bottom-Up Value Chain Transformation:
Sector Cases, Regional Cases - Is there enough open society trust to know whether all of the blockages to a value chain being
sustainable have been identified before designing a microfrancise to free peoples' livelihoods
The Opportunities and
Threats that digital age"infrastructure leapfrogging" brings to what had been designed as most purspoeful "end
poverty solutions" of pre-digital age
YOUTHWORLDBANKING & MICROEDUCATIONSUMMIT
comparing anything you learn from BRAC's architecture with Jim Kim's invitation to 25-35 yera old professional to be the most
educayted, connected and caring of beings our race has ever celebrtaed Jim Kim's 2030now invitation to millennials
Notes from mediating search for most purposeful systems of net generation......
discuss this search became Norman Macrae's retirement project in 1989 after 40 years as The Economist's Keynias pro-yputh
economist. The Economist's purpose was founded in 1843 as aiming to mediate an end to hunger and an end to capital abuse of
youth by openly questioning the biggest decision-makers of the industrial revolution ahead of time.
Ideas we find most
useful in search of purpose
Map value exchange win-wins not just round stakeholder demands but produecr constiteunts
in service and knowledge networking economies- if you do this economics can compound round keynes' number 1 systems job of
ending poverty by maximising interactions between people livelihhods and communities' sustainability
the question - what is the most productive livelihoods that a market sector can sustain through generations is mathematically
the opposite to what can one most powerful constituent of a value exchange extract quarterly as profit from every other connector
of the exchange
Value win-win within system flow and at borders of networks as systems of systems . See ideas at trilliondollaraudit.com. Father had founded entrepreneuruial revolution in 1972 after seeing stuidents test early digital learning networks. His
life's exploration became how to map the alternative to Orwell's Big Brother scenario by designing net geneartion's 3 billion
new jobs so as to expoentially sustain 10 times more wealth and health through inter-generational investment and celebrating
death of cost of distance's borderless world of virtual livelihoods blended with how we serve people communaly next to us.
True and Future Fair auditing of Goodwill ,Ttransparency, sustainability Exponentials turns out to be vital analytical constructs if you wish to explore the most purposeful markets and networks humans are
capable of weaving around millennials now.
& THE FUTURE OF HISTORY
The problem of knowledge economies is that knowledge depends on the diversity of information
sources you track and are trusted to openly evaluate. These are major biases to recall if you do study my father's future
history mediating at The Economist:
Before being mentored by Keynes at Cambridge in 1945, he spent his last days
as a teenager navigating air planes over modernday Bangladesh and Myanmar; his childhood had been itinerant because his father
served in as a british consul mainly in the places Moscow and Europe where the cultures of Stalin and Hitler were to compound
the most horrific of intergenerational challenges. Colonisation and industrail age grabbing of natural resources was already
unsustainable. Father married the scottish lawyers whose last 25 yeras of work mediated with Mahatam gandhi the legalese for
India's Independence. Ironically early assignments at The Economist were to observe the birth of such post-war dreams and
national helath service and Euroepan Union (Norman was only journalist at Messina). These were rushed ideas that could never
sustain their wishes without next generations having to bail out ever larger debts. The design of tv mass media as the
dumbest command and control system ever added to the ,long-term destriction of western economies. The hopes were:
because knowhow multiplie value in use unlike consuming up tings , total transformation of media and ruling professions would
be navigated by milennials
because most millennials would grow up in the east hemeisphere, worldwide youth would design
productive ways to directly celebratethe 21st C as east-west collaboration centurys. Millennials' goals would need to be invested
in trusting them to design the purspoes that a pre-digita lge had no chnave to innovte let alone map
online library of norman macrae--
Norman Macrae's family, friends and womenuni wish to thank the following for hosting remembrance debates of Normans work
mediating the purposes of millennials and
their parent investors in net generation,
and consequences of Open Learning Campus and Open Society: 2030now, 2025, 2018, 2015
The Economist (NW) whose 175th anniversary is 2018
Muhammad Yunus (E www) whose
70th birthday wish party was celebrated in Glasgow within a month of Norman's death
Sir Fazle Abed (E www)
Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh (E www)
Taddy Blecher and Partners (S E www)
The Principal of Glasgow University
and Adam Smith scholar networks (NW)
further invitations welcome firstname.lastname@example.org washington dc 301 881 1655
Hottest debate of q3 2014: The World Bank’s
Lighting Africa program clocked a 95 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) for solar products being sold beyond the grid
in sub Saharan Africa. In Bangladesh, the wildly successful IDCOL solar program has installed 3 million solar home systems
at a whopping 60% CAGR over the past decade. After much deliberation, even the dispassionate new Prime Minister of India decided
against grid extension in favor of using distributed energy to meet his 2019 goal of electrifying every family.
notes 1 Malaysia; tell us your peoples' view for posting here email@example.com
News - best for the future of youth would be if people like the folowing partnered Sir Fazle Abed and Sal Khan now- Paul Farmer, George Soros
, Larry Brilliant
and Jeff Skoll, Taddy Blecher,
Ingrid Munro, various entrepreneurs at MIT - help us hunt out more at www.wholeplanet.tv
or rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org
| ||2 meetings in the
first half of 2013 with Sir Fazle in Dhaka (Feb) and Budapest (June) are included in this update|
Fazle Abed- 900/1 leaders of 2010s -youth's most productive generation -main webs www.brac.netwww.bracuniversity.net www.bracresearch.org www.bkash.com
As leading example of bottom-up NGO, BRAC is the world's number 1 benchmark of the 1976 search for organisational
transformation (The Economist, Entrepreneurial Revolution 25 December1976). BRAC is epicentral to progress in most millennium goal curricula - the world's largest and most collaborative
NGO, and largest inventor of replicable microfranchises empowering life critical community-groiunded services. Sir Fazle as WISE's inaugural winner of the Education
Oscars has more knowledge to edit into open educational formats than anyone we know (rsvp email@example.com if you have other suggestions)
FREEMARKET Role - Exponentially
Sustainable economics, education and life critical microfranchises - most valuable partnership connector investing
in net gen's co-production of millennium goals
|What would world miss without Fazle Abed?|
if your worldview is rooted in happiness and freedoms of our next generation's productivity- which
is where the roots of the entrepreneurial (pro-youth) capitalism emerged 9 quarters of a century ago, then you may value the optimistic pro-youth reasonings and severe contest of leadership
that turned The Economist into the world's favorite viewspaper, and so the more you search the more you will probably find
that brac is the net generation's most economic network of partnerships.
The Economist used in the second half of the 20th century to value the net generation to invites us all to co--create the
most productive time to be alive included:
invest youth's productivity
with net gen's million times more collaboration tech in millennium goals uniting human race
want asian pacific worldwide century to be the most extraordinary region of
human development between 1975-2075
trust that economics models of sectors
growing at moore's law speed around multi-win sustainability investment models to those who have the most experience in such
community grounded microeconomics including the Japanese and type MIT type of open educational networks
understand the media implication of what einstein, keynes and von neumann said about preventing
compound risk of a borderless world in which all human productivities become ever more interconnected
BRAC's partnerships criss-cross all those sorts of reasonings in the most motivating
human ways ever to have been connected into the organisational architecture if a network of 100 massively resourced win-win
partners aimed at empowering community-owned service franchises round lifes most critical needs. As world bank exec Karen
Spainhower says- BRAC offers any organisation with unique tech resources the chance to partner in a lab designed round innovating
the most humanly valuable possibility of your technology's collaborative value.
Next youth collaboration challenges
BRAC has over 100 partners - many on projects with world-changing impacts - please mail firstname.lastname@example.org if we haven't tabled one of your favorites
EXEMPLARY YOUTH PARTNERING - BRAC
Wherever educators and economists and youth mix this can be a joyful value multiplying training
exercise in net generation innovation
Make a list of trillion dollar global market sectors
plus any others that are life critically important in locally sustaining community safety and health
Focus on one of
the sectors that matters most passionately to the skills the people in your meet. Discuss what purpose of that sector could
match worldwide youths most exciting goals to 2025 - look and see whether any of BRAC's top 100 partners is already mapping
a value chain relevant to that purpose
Countdown how many of 3 billion new jobs could be collaboratively developed around
the world if the purpose and suitable multi-win value chain were wholly invested in now. Consider the opportunity if investors
and educators led the way thanks to banks with pro-youth economic values and universities with pro-youth economic values
Norman Macrae Foundationwww.nmfound.net next steps
if we valued the future exponentially the way keynes advised, what 10 most transparent contests
of futures leadership should we be posting as questions here?
example case 1 - there is a race to bank a billion people
with 100 times less costly mobile cash - will who win this race may determine whether families investments thru 2010s invest
in 3 billion most productive jobs of net generation - norman macrae believed so in our 1984 book on netgen and in his last articles written 2008 at age of 85 and celebrated here at The Economist's boardroom 2010
case 1 next steps - NM futures roundtables on cashless banking and netgen's 3 billion jobs have so far been celebrated:
1 The Economist Boardroom; 2 with Mandela and Branson's practiice leader of the free university movement, 3 with the Japanese
Embassy and Sir Fazle Abed - can you suggest where to host 4th event in this entrepreneurial revolution world series - email@example.com
- DC, London, Tokyo, Paris ...
Salman Khan www.khanacademy.org - brilint as a virtual maths tutor of secondary level cousres www.khanacademy.org has a ince in a world opportunity
to choose content leaders of other curricula who are best for youth's futures- lets hope Sal finds Sir Fazle Abed in time
to get out his life saving solutions to hundrdes of millions of youth
Sir Fazle Abed Bio Released End 2009 by BRAC celebrating Queen's New Decade Honours
This is simply a
fan's web providing links to news on Fazle Abed and BRAC
Press Release — BRAC’S ABED TO BE KNIGHTED
FOR WORK ON POVERTY
December 31, 2009 · 1 Comment
For immediate release
Founder and Chairperson of BRAC, Fazle Hasan Abed, is to be knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
II for services in tackling poverty and empowering the poor in Bangladesh and more globally. Abed’s name was included
in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List released December 31, 2009.
Abed is to be appointed Knight Commander
of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (KCMG). He is the first person of Bangladesh origin to be honoured
with a knighthood by the British Crown since 1947. Abed receives his knighthood for his work spanning four decades in education,
health, human rights and social development and for bringing financial services to the doorstep of millions of the poor in
an effort to eradicate poverty in Bangladesh and countries in Asia and Africa.
On receiving news of his knighthood Abed
said, “I am humbled by the honour to be conferred on me. I thank my colleagues in BRAC, who are at the forefront of
the struggle to eradicate poverty in Bangladesh and abroad and I share this honour with them.”
Abed is the second
person in his family to be honoured with a knighthood. His grand uncle, Justice Nawab Sir Syed Shamsul Huda, was knighted
by the British Crown in 1913.
A biography of Fazle Hasan Abed is in the article above. For further details please contact
the following persons:
In Bangladesh please contact:
Director Chairperson’s Office, BRAC, cell: 01730013122
Bangla language media: Zia Hashan, Manager, Media Affairs,
BRAC, cell: 01714242912
In the United Kingdom, please contact:
Mawson, BRAC UK, cell: + 44 (0) 7940 705097 + 44 (0) 7940 705097
the United States, please contact:
Davis, BRAC USA, cell: + 1- 646-239-4411 + 1- 646-239-4411
visit www.brac.net to learn more about BRAC.
Best news 1 of 2010
vote info @worldcitizen.tv for next 2009 goodnews connections with sustaining world , humanity and every community and
child -thanks chrismacrae
BBC News - 59 minutes ago
Fazle Hasan Abed
- who holds dual British and Bangladesh citizenship - will be knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2010
for services in tackling poverty. ...
a man I can only unbiassedly vote for the 2 lovelist men in the world -
most definitely fazle abed http://www.brac.net (fan ning)
and muhammad yunus www.yunuscentre.org (fans collabiration space www.globalgrameen.com ning yunusasia)
o lucky world that bangladesh exists as their twin epicentres of colaboraion partnering in sustainabiity
we get to a sustainable globalisation (an end of poverty, a prodctive economy for 7 billion being creative peoples, a chnace
of life's flow for every kid) probably more than half of the knowledge to do so will have come from networks multiplying
love and microeconomics and most pursposeful organisations ever compounded around them
hope the 2010s has more good news like this; and if I was alowed a number 3 because education matters to me ; I would certainly
need to nominate http://www.jagdishgandhiforworldhappiness.org/
I am very far behind in updating www.fazleabed.com ; if brac wants to freely take over the domain name please say- meanwhile if anyne has a good news sory they want me
to post there please tell me
Researching entrepreneurship, the impact of media and the innovative
potential of organisational systems for humanity became a family tradition when my father in his late teens started studying
economics from an Indian correspondence course while waiting to navigate RAF planes out of Bangladesh in 1943. Neither he
nor or I foresaw that the famous missing organsiational system of Entrereneurial Revolution which he started to encourage
readers of The Economist to search out from 1976 -including a young Romano Prodi the Italian translator of ER - would come
to be seen as Bangladesh's gift to the world.
THIRTY YEARS BEHIND
I confess it took me 30 years -
summer of 2006 - to realise system had been born in Bangladesh at about the same time as my father had asked economists
and others around the world to keep an eye out searching for it. For me this does have one advantage, Over the last 3 years
I have literally been exploring this system from scratch, having as grounded theory would say no wish to understand other
way round systems approach through the overbearing approach of top-down macroeconomics which has clearly compounded a pathway
way off course from sustainable globalisation that my father and I had mapped in our 1984 book on the opportunities and the
threats of growing up during the geneeration that networked the world http://erworld.tv/
By now I have concluded that the leaders and their core teams of Grameen and BRAC are at the epicentre of
everything that human beings should want to value most from entrepreneurial revolution. My first meeting with any of these
extraordinary social business
people came from an invitation that arrived in my email of Xmas 2007- did I want to have a 2 hour chat with Dr
Muhamad Yunus to start the new year of 2008? Since then I have heekily dropeed in on Dr Yunus 11 times - 4 in bangladesh and
on other occasions mainly in USA or OK. At BRAC, my research remains almost completely new. I offer the aide meoire below
as a personal journey. If you would like to treat it as a semi-public wiki, please do. In other words tell me what to edit
and what to add, and wherever I understand the advice I will be most graetful for your kind interaction. chris macrae
info @worldcitizen.tv Washington DC tel (1) 301 881 1655
rough connections guide to BRAC (last update september 09)
I started work on brands that do good for people back in 1976. BRAC is certainly in the top 3 of any organisation I have ever researched –
probably none as such see through operation systems and such simple connections between everyone who interacts in service
sectors of the most valuable kind for human and community sustainability. Why wouldn’t every top 1000 organisation with
a responsibility for our future generations want to form relationships to benchmark and action learn with BRAC?
Main webs www.brac.net www.bracuniversity.net whole series of internet for poor webs of www.bracnet.net
Unlike Grameen –the other extraordinary organisation to have helped Bangladesh
discover the greatest invention in the world http://worldclassbrands.tv BRAC does not separate out dozens of separate companies and
with some heroic regional exceptions (eg Afghanistan) it has only seen itself as ready to offer worldwide advice since
2006. Some of these new applications in Africa – eg Tanzania & Uganda are best ever seen in such a short period
given true microcredit compounds on a trajectory where 7 & 14 years are ones to set heroic goals for
BRAC’s origin (1972, initial cyclone relief organisation HELP1970) emerged as the first national
NGO able to deliver disaster relief at world class levels of integrity and with compound future vision. BRAC soon became the
system of choice for taking programs across rural communities to alleviate poverty and life critical crises. A breakthrough
example in 1970s being the oral rehydration program: from village to village over a several year period BRAC’s
appointed taskforce trained village mothers in how to make up a homemade remedy of sugars and salts in the correct proportions
without which up to 20% of infants died of diarrhea.
For Fazle Abed, it soon became a natural idea to BRAC
to build whole industry sectors from the bottom up with microcredit. For example, Poultry supply chain as integrated by BRAC
involves at least 4 jobs- each of which BRAC has designed with extraordinary simple innovations and each of which has become
jobs that which people start up in by taking a microloan and getting the BRAC knowhow for that job – superchickens breeding
of, innoculating in village, laying eggs with, transporting surplus beyond village. There are other jobs connecting this which
may require brac to invest in infrastructure and employees – eg the processing of maize into chicken feed. The whole
industry is owned so that people sustain good incomes at every job level.
(where I have briefly met some, I have taken liberty of adding more of their profile)
Speeches by Fazle
Core Staff Include
Amin – an operational genius who takes Abed’s ideas and operationalizes them
Others who have been with Abed since the 1970s include heads of statistics (Mushtaque), training,
microfinance, education, administration, accounts Muhammad (Rumee) Ali, BRAC BankProfile from londonsustainable banking conferencehttp://www.ftconferences.com/event/pdfs/80/cBrochure/0_Sust%20On%20The%20Day%20Bro%20FINAL.pdfMuhammad (Rumee) Ali has been associated with the banking industry for the last 33 years.Mr Ali started his
career with Grindlays Bank in Bangladesh in 1975 which later became ANZ Bank. He
has worked in different capacities in the Indian, UK and Australian operations ofANZ Bank. In 2000, while Mr Ali was the Country Head of ANZ in Bangladesh, ANZ operations
in Bangladesh were taken over by Standard Chartered, and Mr Ali continued as the CEO,Bangladesh of the combined operations of the two banks.In November 2002 he joined the central bank of Bangladesh (Bangladesh Bank) as Deputy
Governor (Supervision) and joined BRAC in January 2007 as Managing Director, Enterprises and a Director of BRAC Bank Limited.
He is also the Vice Chairman of the BankersAssociation of Bangladesh.
Tania Zaman, chief of staffTania Zaman is Director Chairperson's Office (Chief of Staff). In
addition to assisting the Chairperson in coordinating the activities of BRAC, BRAC International and maintaining close liaison
with BRAC USA and BRAC UK, she supervises Communications and Internship, Brand Management
and Publication departments. She acts as the Secretary to the Governing body of BRAC and the Governing Board of BRAC InternationalTania started her career with the United Nations Development Programme
in 1987 and served in Nepal, New York and Vietnam. From 1993 to 2001 she was with the International Health Policy Program which was housed in
the Human Development Vice-Presidency of The World Bank in Washington, DC. She has spent
the last 7 years in Dhaka - first as Head
of Advocacy for Save the Children UK, then as technical support to the Ministry on Health's Gender Issues Office and most
recently as Governance Adviser to the Netherlands Embassy. Tania has a BA from George Washington University and an M.Phil from Yale University.
USA fundraising CEO – Susan
Davis –Susan was working for the Ford Foundation
in Bangladesh in the 1980s. Prior to heading
fundraising and USA office of BRAC, she
worked on the ashoka and jeff skoll project to make dvds of 6 world class end poverty entrepreneurs including: Bill Drayton
of Ashoka, Muhammad Yunus, Fazle Abed, and founder of Transparency International Peter Eigen. Davis has an extraordinary Board of supporters which includes Ron Gryzwinski
co-founder of Shorebank in Chicago and adviser at early stages on the constitutions of Grameen and BRAC’s banks.
Governing Body Members (2008 - 2009)
| Through its years of struggle against chronic deprivation, hunger
and injustice, Bangladesh has been home to manyinnovations
in tackling poverty. BRAC, a development organisation founded by Fazle Hasan Abed in February 1972,soon after the liberation of Bangladesh, has acted as both the initiator and catalyst for many such innovations andchange. Our initial
focus was on assisting the refugees returning from India to their
newly independent country.In 1973, we broadened our focus to long term sustainable poverty reduction. Over the course of its
evolution,BRAC has established itself as a pioneer in recognising and tackling the different dimensions
of poverty. Ourunique, holistic approach to poverty alleviation and empowerment of the poor encompasses a range of coreprogrammes in economic
and social development, health, education, human rights and legal services as well asdisaster management. Today, BRAC is the
largest southern NGO employing 120,000 people, the majority of whichare women, and reaches more than 110 million people with development
interventions in Asia and Africa.Partners|
BRAC has two donors’ consortia, one each for the BRAC Education Programme and
the Ultra Poor Programme. The consortia conducted their own audits and external reviews and met twice in 2007 to discuss findings.
The consortia donors are the European Commission, Department for International Development (UK), Embassy of the Kingdom of
the Netherlands (EKN), CIDA (Canada), NOVIB (the Netherlands), AusAID (Australia), NORAD (Norway) and the World Food Programme
(WFP).Founder Fazle Abed
& Connections Searcheshttp://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=%2B%22fazle+abed%22+%2Bclinton&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=&aqi= Bill Clinton who CGI awarded Fazle
Abed its main honor: Fazle Hasan Abed attended the Clinton
Global Initiative (CGI) White Oak retreat from March 4- 6. CGI's strategic planning retreat at White Oak was an exclusive gathering for 50
distinguished global leaders and experts from business, civil society, and the public sector to work with the CGI team to develop
the priorities and goals for CGI and their members in 2009. It was a preparation for the Fifth Anniversary CGI Meeting this
of the meeting included William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President of the United States and Founding Chairman of Clinton Global
Initiative, Justin Yifu Lin, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, Margaret McKenna, President of The
Wal-Mart Foundation, Dr. James Mwangi, Managing Director and Chief Executive of Officer of Equity Bank Limited, Pamela Passman,
Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation among others. The Clinton Global Initiative 2009 (CGI) is pleased to announce special Annual Meeting
programming on the topic of Investing in Girls and Women. President Clinton and CGI members have shown an ongoing interest in
this important issue, which cuts across the global challenge areas of education, energy and climate change, global health,
and poverty alleviation, and also provides an entry point into CGI’s four Action Areas – Harnessing Innovation for Development, Financing
a Sustainable Future, Developing Human Capital, and Strengthening Infrastructure
Approximate sayings by Fazle Abed
may be beautiful but for Bangladesh large scale is absolutely essential Social Business = commercially viable organisation organically linked
to poverty alleviation and one whose surplus benefits the organisation rather than shareholders
One of our early breakthroughs came from Paulo Freiere. . Without his ideas we would have assumed that teaching meant
an instructor imparting knowledge, instructing people. Freiere’s idea is teaching literacy and conscientiizing people
at the same time. He gave us the idea that knowledge can be created through discussion, action and reflection, and so BRAC’s
whole idea of training changed. That was the first connection from training to conscientization.
Speeches by Fazle Hasan Abed:
1. "The Complementary Role of Civil Society Organisations in Government" - This speech was delivered
by Fazle Hasan Abed at the launch of the South Asia Human Development Report, 1999, in Dhaka on September 19, 1999.
2. Lecture: Development - This lecture on development was delivered by Fazle Hasan
Abed at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands on October 11, 1999.
3. Speech: BRAC University - This speech was delivered by Fazle Hasan Abed at the inauguration of BRAC University in Dhaka on June
. Let me conclude by reciting what the great Chinese philosopher Confucius
had said about knowledge and development two and a half thousand years ago.
When knowledge is extended.
the will becomes sincere.
When the will is sincere.
the mind is correct.
When the mind is correct.
the self is cultivated.
When the self is cultivated,
the clan is harmonized.
When the clan is harmonized,
the country is well governed.
When the country is will governed,
there will be peace throughout the land.
BRAC University's advisory committee
and those who have contributed to the University's preparatory phase. In this connection, I should like to convey my grateful
Mr. Faruq A. Choudhury, Adviser BRAC
Syeduzzaman, former Finance Minister
Prof. Derek Bok,
former President of Harvard University
Chen of Rockefeller Foundation
Mr. Francis Sutton of
Prof. Hafiz G. A. Siddiqi of North South University
Dr. Riaz Khan, formerly of BRAC and
David Fraser, former President of Swarthmore College
am grateful to them.
Here I also wish to recall with
deep gratitude the guidance that was initially provided by the late Professor David Bell of Harvard University whose recent passing away has been a great loss to us.
Interviews of Fazle Hasan Abed:
1. Interview with Fazle Hasan Abed: The Daily Star. - This interview with Fazle Hasan Abed appeared in The Daily Star, a Daily Bangladeshi newspaper on April 9, 1999.
2. Interview with Fazle Hasan Abed: RESULTS. - This interview with Fazle Hasan Abed was taken by RESULTS during one of Abed’s visits to the United States
3. Interview with Fazle Hasan Abed: New Age. - Through the Eyes of Fazle Hasan Abed: Soldiering
Development all the Way. - This interview with Fazle Hasan Abed appeared in the daily Bangladeshi newspaper New Age on August 27, 2004
4. Interview with Fazle Hasan Abed: IFPRI forum. - Chairperson's interview in IFPRI forum (Volume I, 2009)
FORUM: BRAC has recently expanded to several countries in Africa. In what ways do lessons from your experiences
in Bangladesh apply and not
apply in the African context?
Abed: The key elements of BRAC's approach to comprehensive rural development and poverty alleviation
are piloting in response to an emerging challenge; learning, adapting and innovating from the experience; and scaling up to
achieve national-level impact. BRAC believes in flexibility in operations, attention to detail, learning from mistakes, necessity
for change, continuous training for capacity enhancement of staff, and sensitivity to local cultural values and customs. These
principles and values have been helpful guides in BRAC operations outside Bangladesh. The ground realities within which BRAC's approach evolved are widespread poverty, governance
failure, the uncertainties and frustrations of post-conflict political environments, deep inequities, weak and missing markets
that fail to serve the poor, and unnecessary and preventable deaths. Despite complex differences across countries and cultures,
we felt our experiences of working with the poor in these realities and the relatively lower cost of using experienced Bangladeshi
staff for training locals at the initial stage of replication gave us an edge over many organizations working in international
Before we started work in Africa, we went to Afghanistan in 2002. By 2005, we were inspired
by our ability to adapt the BRAC approach to Afghan ground realities, by the positive response from local leaders and people,
and by the rapid expansion of operations within a short span of time. We felt that we may have something to offer from our
combined experiences in Bangladesh and Afghanistan to further energize and accelerate
poverty-alleviation efforts in other countries of the South. It is this spirit of South-South camaraderie that drives and
underpins our overseas work.
The African context
itself is widely varied. We work in relatively stable and growing economies such as Uganda and Tanzania. We also work in post-conflict countries with their own diverse
complexities, such as Southern Sudan,
and recently in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Our entry point is the microfinance program,
which allows us to build the outreach and the community-level social infrastructure on which we build other activities in
healthcare services and agriculture. Making an impact at the national level is one of the core objectives driving our work
in Africa. With the strong track
record of our work in Bangladesh and Afghanistan, our willingness and ability to adapt and deliver, and the strong support
of many top leaders in African countries as well as of donor agencies, civil-society leaders, and think tanks in developed
countries, we feel that we can create effective pro-poor evelopment and an alliance with a southern core.
FORUM: BRAC has
participated in partnerships with the private sector. What kids of innovations do you see emerging from the private sector?
How can the private sector be more engaged in reaching the poor in ways that benefit both business and the poor?
Abed: BRAC has
never shied away from entering into the private-sector domain as a pro-poor actor, to create more secure and rewarding links
between the market and the livelihoods of the poor. This has led BRAC to venture into many frontier-market developments that
create backward and forward linkages to the enterprises of the poor. BRAC experiments in high-risk ventures have sometimes
shown the private sector ways to invest in a new area.
For instance, when BRAC started introducing highyielding poultry as an enterprise for poor women borrowers, it soon
became apparent that a timely supply of quality day-old chicks was a major constraint, which led BRAC to set up hatcheries
that are run commercially.
Another constraint was high-quality
poultry feed; that led BRAC to engage in marketing imported hybrid maize seeds, and setting up feed mills. A whole system
of logistics management had to be woven around these enterprises to connect to the poultry business of the poor. This is why
at BRAC we like to refer to our commercial enterprises as ‘program-support enterprises.’ Such an approach to building
viable private-sector enterprises as a pro-poor actor with the explicit aim of poverty alleviation requires an innovative
structure of ownership and governance. The private sector’s partnership with NGOs is driven mainly by two factors: commercial
and regulatory compliance. The most important issue that stands in the way of a meaningful and sustainable partnership is
the fact that markets do not attach any premium to “socially responsible” behavior by corporations. This results
in traditional private-sector actors concentrating mostly on financial parameters and compliance, which is rewarded by the
market. The real potential of a meaningful and sustainable partnership will perhaps emerge from NGOs pioneering sustainable
businesses that fulfill a social need and the private sector partnering to bring in core competencies in terms of innovations
in products, processes, and financial discipline. This will create efficiencies that will ensure longer-term sustainability.
BRAC’s investment in BRAC Bank Limited (BBL), which focuses on creating
access to finance for small and medium enterprises, can be seen as an example. BBL started as a closely held company, with
BRAC, Shorecap (a U.S.-based investment company), and the IFC as sponsors. Shorecap, which has experience in this sector,
and BRAC, which has a strong background in financing microenterprises, leveraged their synergies to the benefit of BBL. Today,
BBL is a public limited company that is considered a pioneer and a role model in the field of smalland medium-enterprise financing.
Articles by Fazle Hasan Abed:
1. "The Emergence and Present Status of NGOs in Bangladesh:
A BRAC Perspective" - This article
by Fazle Hasan Abed appeared in The Weekly Holiday on December 2, 2002
2. "Bangladesh: Realities of People's Lives" - This article
by Fazle Hasan Abed appeared in The State of the World's Children, 1988, a UNICEF publication
of Abed's selected publications are:
1. “Promoting Popular Participation: Some Issues”, in: Participatory Development and
the World Bank: Potential Directions for Change, Washington, D.C., The World Bank, 1992.
2. “Coping with Disasters: From Diarrhea
to Cyclone”. In K.M. Cahill (ed.): A Framework for Survival, New York, Basic Books and Council
on Foreign Relations, New York, 1993.
3. “Household teaching of ORT in rural Bangladesh”, Assignment Children (New
York), volume 61/62 (UNICEF), 1993.
4. “Social mobilization for EPI in Bangladesh”: In: M. Haq. (ed.) Near Miracle in Bangladesh,
University Press Ltd., Dhaka, 1991 (Co-author).
5. “Credit for the rural poor: The case of BRAC in Bangladesh.” Small Enterprise Development:
Vol-2, No.-3, 1991.
“Controlling a forgotten disease: using VHWS for tuberculosis control in rural Bangladesh”, Bulletin
of the IUALTD, 1991 (Co-author).
7. “Oral dehydration therapy: a community trial comparing the acceptability of home made sucrose and
cereal-based solutions”, Bulletin of World Health Organisation, 1991 (Co-author).
8. "Role of NGOs in international health".
In: M. Reich and E. Marui (eds.): International Cooperation for Health, Auburn House Publishing Company, Dover,
Massachusetts (USA), 1989 (Co-author).
9. "Scaling up in health: two decades of learning". In: J. Rohde et. al. (eds.): Reaching
Health for All, Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1991 (Co-author).
10. From Disaster to Development, University Press Ltd., 1992 (Co-editor).
11. "Demystifying the control
of tuberculosis in rural Bangladesh". In: JM Grange and J. Porter (eds.) Tuberculosis – An interdisciplinary
Perspective, London, Imperial College Press, 1999 (Co-author).
Abed currently holds the following board appointments:
• 2005 – Commissioner, UN Commission on Legal
Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP)
2002 - Global Chairperson, International Network of Alternative Financial Institutions (INAFI) International
• 2001 - Chairman, Board of Directors, BRAC
- President, The Governing Board of BRAC University
• 2000 - Chairman, Governing Body, BRAC
• 1998 - Member, Policy Advisory Group, The Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP), The
World Bank, Washington, DC
• 1994 - Member, Board of Trustees, Centre
for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka
• 1993 - Chairperson, Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK), a human rights organisation
• 1992 - Chairman, NGO Forum for Drinking Water Supply
• 1990 -
Chairman, ‘Campaign for Popular Education’ (CAMPE), an NGO network on education
The fact that Abed has turned his large organisation, with an annual budget of US $ 436 million, 78% self-financing,
speaks of his financial acumen and superb management skills. In recognition of his services to society Fazle Hasan Abed has
received numerous awards and recognition both nationally and internationally, including:
• The Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership (1980)
Noma Prize for Literacy (1985)
• Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Award (1990)
• Unicef's Maurice
Pate Award (1992)
• Doctorate of Laws from Queen's University Canada (1994)
• Olof Palme Award (2001)
• Social Entrepreneurship Award by the Schwab Foundation
• Gleitsman Foundation Award (2003)
• Honorary Doctorate of Education, University of Manchester, UK (2003)
• Gates Award for Global Health (2004)
• UNDP Mahbub ul Haq Award for Outstanding Contribution in
Human Development (2004)
• Palli Karma Shahayak Foundation (PKSF) Lifetime Achievement in Social Development and
Poverty Alleviation (2007)
• Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership (2007)
of Humane Letters, Yale University (2007)
All his colleagues at BRAC, he likes to point out, share these honors with him.
Glimpses of his
lifelong efforts, success and achievements can be gleaned from the citations of some of the awards and recognitions that Abed
The Ramon Magsaysay Award
for Community Leadership: “in recognition of his organisational skill in demonstrating
that Bangladesh solutions are valid for needs
of the rural poor in his burdened country.”
The Olof Palme Award of Sweden: “his
pioneering work in combating poverty and empowering the poor, especially women. This has been done by initiating and developing
BRAC into one of the world’s largest NGO.”
Queen’s University (Canada): “dedicated
to improving the quality of life for the landless poor of rural Bangladesh, Abed transmits values to an army of selfless dedicated young men and women working tirelessly in difficult
environment of rural villages to realize a dream for their nation.”
University of Manchester: “People around the world who are trying to understand poverty and how it might be reduced,
turn to Mr. Abed who has not o