2020s paradox: to have such extraordinary technology advances (see 100 rimes more tec perd decade from 1950s as legacy of Neumann's alumni) and to be so close to extinction is ultimately an intergenerational failing. Countries like USA where college debt is now the largest personal debt cannot lead where the younger half of the world need to boldly go without confronting this. Let's hope a city like Boston offers a national bencmark. Meanwhile as this UNESO report showa the rest of the world cannot wait. Here are 4 worldwide education summits that have emerged- it is time to interconnect their innovations.
WISE Qatar launched the Nobels of education thanks to first lady Sheikha Moza; it has blended its national conference center with a women empowered education campus including buildings representing different partnerships such as with Carnegie Melon or with Brookings or for much of the decade as the UN's designate hub partnership on refugee education. By maling its first laureat Dazle Abed it offered space for those who have discovered the disastrous fallacy of those who claimed women empowerment miracles across rural villages of the Asian continent were gravirared by banking mindsets. From 1997 onwards, the first annual micrpcreditsummit out of Washington DC was a misbranding - Bangladesh ended poverty through village women's livelihood decelpment gracitated by education- see abedmooc.com
The lainnch of the SDGs in 2015 saw Wise change from annual Qatar summit to sandwiching one year's road tour with one years Qatar summit. Fortuately the first years roadtour inccluded Africa, China and Spain. Effectively the student year 2016-2017 provided a leap forward that even the geatest sustainability luddites 9eg Mr Teump's world) could not extinguish. Asian technologists woke up and the Yidan prize was born. Hubbed out of Hong Kong but quicly ensuring partnership platfoprms with the likes of Stanford, both Cambridges, Oxford. Within its first 4 years Yidan had chosen to linkin the biggest community-led education revolutions on the continents of Latin America, Africa, India as well as Bangladesh while blending this with tech system desgners out of the world's most developed nation. ..
Varkey had taken a different approach as the only education summit founder who has made his forune out of schools. It was time to give back with the million dollar teacher world. This eas clevely designed sp that each years top 100 cohort were discussed as much for all their ideas as the laureate. Whilst a million dollars sonds a lot it cannot change a national system; knowing that each yeay you can look at vaekey to see obe hubdred of the most innovative and loving teachers is a miracle albeit on the less resourced scales that Qarar's first lady oe rhe Chinese Diaspoara's rech and education can change the world.
And where might you ask are the UN's contributions to education. This is complex for several reasons. The Un and its youth branches are geographically complex- historically with French inputs demanding to lead pedagogies in ways that cant breakthrough top-down bureaucracy. Refugee and playschool education has nonetheless risen as a global movement in spite of this To be fair the french did not lead the crisis in college education caused by the US debt model. And as for k-12 as 30 countries started briefing Gordon Browns education commissions from 2015 broken communities and beonen education sysatems are part of he same last mile service breakdown endemic to all of the primary sdgs failing to have as yet matched the primses all nations made to their younger half on sdgs and on climate. So we can now srudt UNESCE december 2021 admission that instead of 6 years od sdg 4 progress- education worldwide is too broken to dix without total transformation. see alse rewired 2021 and 40 national resimonies that brown has collected by starting up education commions with 2 different breathing spaces : western see ed un hq edy commission summit BY 2016; asian see education commission inaugural summits Korea 20, 21. It turns out that the Asian Development bank is also in its 10th year of hosring skills summits even though these were not ,apped by those who confined their viwpoints to UN organsation
. The second most vital world conference stage by Qatar is the first lady's WISH summit on Health..
In november 2021 the oxford union voted 2 to 1 against the motion that americans will lead the world back to sustainability- this upset the former head of the wilson woodrow center (supposedly america's leading non-partisan thinktank) but actually one that devalues youth futures like there is no tomorrow- washington dc has become the capital of hating young peoples of any skin color; all it represents is the biggest and least sustainable interests and place's people could be mediated by. At about the same time, america's ;argest funds manager dalio published a book - nobody (least of all all the people of america whos elives matter) should want america to lead on every idea cpable of sustaining humans - chnaging world order
what's going on?
this is not intended to be a criticism of the peoples of america, but as for their supreme policy makers they have sadly misunderstood both keynes and adam smith
as keynes and smoth both knew: only humnas most positive emorions (passed through smart parents and community's real skilseducators) eg love can save us at times of world change while hate will destroy us- and as anyone who ever chatted to von njeumann will know we started an era of living with 1000 times more etch chnage every decade at around the same time that the united nations was born and thanls yo the neumanns 12 post war years of the greatest mathematicians who ever lived in the same generation: into the start of age of human and artificial intel
the most important logic keynes advanced : increasing only a handful of economist will rule the world (the few whose acadmic scribblings become laws that monopolise peoples lives; the most important idea of smith - any teacher who a skill communities need to be sustainable can help children be the future
when my father died, a japanese a,bassador invited me to attend 2 brainstoming sessions with the asian who had helped more poorest village women create jobs and develop communities than anyone ever had- he had learnt from his biggest mistake - using his life saving to build homes for 100000 people - no sooner than the homes were built than he found women and chidren dying in the village pathways of starvation and dehydration; he set about designing life critical village business (food to end starvation, last mile health services to end infant and mothers deaths) he didnt need economists he need people prepared to be village trainers
I travelled 16 times from washington dc region (with young jouramlust) to try to make notes from tyhe man who believed 1 billion vilage mothers could learn and then train sustainability's futures
over his 50 years as servant leader (1970-2019) 6 sorts of education focus came togther to create 90% of his countries livelihoods:
4.1 adult skills; 4.2 primary; 4.3 teen ; 4.4 university; 4.5 pre-school ;4.6 multidisciplinary education luminaries hes
===== when fazle abed began serrant learedrship ofd bangladesh rural advancement 90% og bangladeshi's lived in villages with no access to elecrticity and so no telephones or othgr communications engineering- all edication needed to be done person to person (or once enough literacy had been gained) through printing educationa materials group learners could apply; for 25 years every partner of developing villages created value when they designed such human networking /action learning resources; then from 1996 a second networking game came to villages how to use solar and mobile phones; when abed died 3/10 children were being bon in cities not villages -his legacy is to prepare for 2050 when half of bangladesh will live in cities
during the evolution of bangladesh as 8th most populous and at birth poorest nation -abed asked anyone who helped teach to be focused on what they taught's consequences were on village mothers SDgoal 1 ending poverty; in his final years he asked that his alumni start celebrating three lessons in one : what can you teach that needs poverty, expands the middle class and goes green
while only a handful of economists could conceivably impact bangladesh's developing nation, as reacher every mother can as can everyone serving the community in ways youth can apprentice livelihoods (microfranchise businesses)
sustainability begins and ends in every community (global village)
here www.teachforfa.com are some of the people who have most helped fazle abed and billion poorest vilage mothers develop the world
we have seen above 4.1-4.6 the most joyful collaboration platforms abed teaching continues to multiply as the greatest intergenerational gift I can imagine ever witnessing
here are the 4 markets as well as education most integral to ESG and SDGs and platforms that can multiply the purpose of food (human energy) health, 100000 people communities where all lives matter, and money credited to those sustaining livelihood learning and village sustaining solutions
3.1 oral rehydration 3.2 para health "doordash" basic medicines 3.3 scale vaccination 3.4 tuberculosis 3.5 Frugal processes eg wash sanitation, maternity; 3.6 James Grant School of public health food/land opportunities
2.1 rice 2.2 veggie 2.3 cash crops & village fair2.4 poultry 2.5 dairy, 2.6 14 nation leading supply chains financial opportunities to end poverty
1.1 change aid (sustainable charity), microfinance+, 1.3 ultra poor, 1.4 city bank 1.5 bkash, 1.6 hq2 brac intl netherlands
platforms for 100% lives matter community (women as productive as men , all skin cols equal opportunity etc)
5.1 100k person metavillage; 1 billion asian women, brac net, 5.4 100 asian universities share sdg graduates 5.5 climate smart village exchanges, 5.6 zoom me up scotty: adamsmith.app 2022: year 264 in search of moral market leadership