I dont remember a time that I have felt sadder at a celebration occasion than the 2011 global microcreidt conference. I dont believe any ordinary person (virgin to this conference circus) attending that summit would have learnt anything real that mattered about gramen bank -and of cousre it is because even the greatest milennuim goal network of 15 year duration couldnt issue uptodate curricula of action learning on grameen that the whole chattering classes turned on microfinance-it was so easy for big banks and one or tow national despots to fuel this misinformation
what they were turning on wasst the original bangladesh modesl - its was the fake microfinances sponsored by big banks. Of cousre this shows that even if you dearly wish to open source the franchsie that can help more people add to their productive lifetimes than ever before, you need some quality control to ensure others dont take over the dissemination of the knowledge
so i have concluded what the world needs now is www.microeducationsummit.com - it would be huge if we could design a MOOC of how brac and grameen really worked over last 40 years
there is one really good book on grameen that I have only just found and interestingly it explains how grameen energy evolved since 1996
grameen has in effect gone through 3 stages
1976-1995 - where rural meant no telecommunarions not even the lanlines that some of us have used during alexander bell's century, no energy beyond kerosene, no other infrastructure that most of us in developed world take for granted (the last mile of many vilages cant even be travelled by ricksaw -single person bicycyle/pedestrian tracks being all there is-
in this world tyhe grameen model was not about banking per se- it was about the convergence og banking, extremely local community markets and knowledge hubs - one centre for each of 60 pooerst mothers (whose united investment was in all their children's progress).
in 1996 yunus got a free loan from george soros to be the first person to launch a mobile teleeom in a nations villages before its capitals- naturally this led to the most life-critical information expereemnts ever conected. today yunus has moved on from one telephone mother per hub of 60 member,s to mobile nurses whom he is training as fast as he possibly can selecting the most passionately driven vilage girls to graduate from grameen secondary scholarships. This colaboration movement to end nursevilages promises the most economica transformation any healthcare system has ever seen - at lest since the NHS which as my dad reported in The Economist died one year after its birthy in terms of being a system that evolved economically instead of one that piled on more and more cost.
the energy revolution of grameen also started in 1996 - so it is the most interesting grameen business straddling the old pre 1996 village of compelte isolation and the the post 1996 acceleration of grassroots networking (which expoenetaulised at a lagged rate but as grameen energy also proves with impact that can get onto a moo0res law of delievery)
www.egrameen.com linked in grameen memeerhsip round over 100000 hubs of 60 people- the green energy book (Green Energy for a bIllion Poor is written by Nancy Wimmer. Fortuitously, for the first time n any German dissemnination of what goes on in Bangaldesh, it is written more as a practice diary of the entrepreneurs who grew solar installations moore's curve from a few dozen in the first year of pre-mobile connectivity to over half a milliion new solar units installed during the highly mobile vilages of 2011
As keynes said in his last 3 pages of his general theory - youth need to chalenge economist very carefully because the hi-trust one are pasioantely desiugning the futures that most people urgently need weheras the pther pnes are hored by big lobbies or the 0.1% richest or nost political people to in effect destory the furures most people need most
40 years ago dad at the Economist I first saw 500 youth sharing knowledge around an early digital network - we forecast 2010s will be the most exiting decade - it is the one in which youth need to mediate which type of economists system designs will rule the connecd world for ever more.
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2023 updates can open space & ed3 help who spends what time in metaverse and supporting Guterres 9 playing pieces of gov 2.0
If i understand john is in oregon - one of 7 states my family in small way helped yunus challenge to state wide college student competitions -open source solutions needed 2009-2013 to go sustainably beyond subprime
paul is in brighton area - he mentions jack martin leith who was first host of a london open space I attended 2000; i know how 2000-2006 after 9/11 developed open space in London and south england , hubs , be the change- personally 2005 was a worst year for me my main open space associatecolin morleywas killed in 7/7; dads cancer was announced termina; my 8 yaer old daughter was being bullied in us school, and attending make poverty hostory's maion foundation ,eetings in london withh bbc red nose they were talking fund raising not solutions educatirs needed to distribute; and there was no undesranding of web 2 (mobile satabase race)
Is this enough to see wht metaverse designers , open space faciltatirs and those helpoing gureres chnage government need each other
Do we have a map of regional oipen space faciliraotrs who might want to deepen this discussion
I was lucky that one person connecetd me with bangladesh which I had never been to. It turned out vilage women builth that nation byparticpating weekly in open space circles. This began eoiund 15000 vilage homes rebuilt after war had faletened them. There were 3 main types of vialfe circles - food, health/sanitaion, crafts and eg social forestry to earn trade with city. The purpose to help illiterate vilage mothers design small busienss micrfranchise in these 3 applicatiuon circles geared to end tens of mothers dying weekly of sravation and scores of infants dying of dehtdartion. I mention this because the bbc as world's number 1 public braidacster did endless harm by descriging this system wrongly - I monitired that endles harm from 2007. I dont like facebook but I am redesigning an economics grioup i posted in 2008 but forgota bout for 15 yeras; Glasgow feeinds & my my main blog on scottosh economics moral semntiments is www.economistdiary.com
maybe I am wrong but at 71, i see collision of metaverse and open space as last best chance- of course its very contextually geographbically and by whar issue under 30s half of wporld face first to resov]=lve comapred with ,ess my generation has spun
I am just a mathematicains so I love graet simple faciliation but dont do it muself though as marhet researcher and caluer of leadeship purspoe its ceteinaly in my opinion searching toolbag
I guess I am confused - relatively few open spaces seem, to masively craetre move,mensts which immediately lead to emplyment for thios who have particpp;ated- whn i have tried to ask harrison about this - i undersyand examples of follow through success include
eg when atalantolym[ics was 6 montsh be]hind schedule so needed os solutions
ironically I ddont believe hackathos etc during era of web1,2 have really used open space- often the hakathon has a bif digital sponsor
so if I am right its al to play fpor - how do we get best of open space , web 3 and live.lihood education
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dad had survived being teen navogatitr allied bo,ber sommand burma; so had google maps in his gead before any20th c media person and met von neu,ann in peinceton who asked whether econos,its were interested in teh scoop - what goods could peoples first unite wherever they wer privileged to apply 100 times more etach [er decade -or in harroson case ever deeper real time globasl villages
i found open space in Uk just before 9/11 with oneof same faciliatrors as paul ie jack marting leith; my wife and daughetr had already moved to maryalnd where I found harrison was a neigbor o f ikne from abour 2006
I have only hade visit to oregon- with muhammad yusnu chalenging the states colege stidents to collaboiration entreporeneurship
but where else do you sugest we linkin - is there a way to coperate; anything else I should try & clariyy??
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This is really interesting to me. Please let me know if anyone is aware of any upcoming OS meetings where this kind of thing will be interactively discussed.
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may need to be short and long version of this question if its to help with millennials being first sustainability generation
Over least 12 months have talked to people designing metaverse to maximise millennials changing education and connect positive emotional intel some of call womens kindness (one ny billionaire is launching her next leap on kindness on valentines day) with the help of my favorite recording studio in NY
NY first became my fav place in USA when 9 brave educators (eg world bank jim kim) in 2016 told the UN hq that the sdgs were unteachable without change to every way learning time is spent - that has become https://www.un.org/techenvoy/content/ongoing-work Before this the UN had nothing for me coming from 4 generations of diaspora scots who prefer not to spend life's time on top down system design
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another asian new yorker Home | k20 Educators is in my searches a mile ahead in designing virtual spaces so youth don't need to be tied to costs (and silos) of physical conference centres or lectures driven by costly certificates -
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she has designed in about 4 best of meta-tools - eg augmented reality, game designs, blockchain to own what fashion or solutions you create or open source;
AND open space
so short question who might want to chat with her (of course you are welcome to contact her direct) but my new york friends are trying to linkin a calendar of stuff through 2023 where we aim to help communities take back the UN (or at least youth scaling sdg solutions across communities)
so as one example march 21 to 25 has first water-sanitation-habitat summit at hq for 20 yeras and i know jack sim from singapore who is number1 in telling stories on value of toilets; jack's own story includes selling his 40 companies in 1999 and spending the last 23 years or cooperation solutions BOP Hub
most of our new york meta- diary links in something asians are doing because they have for many reasons not seen the web as dominated by advertising;