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Friday, January 16, 2009

Best News of the Decade meetings

Dear PeterB  and Collaboration Cafe team NY, London and 10000dvd and MicroUp

0.0 It looks as if I need to come up on sunday jan 25 with the known yunus meetings on jan 26 11.00 (special announcement on micro best news of decade) and 27th NYU Stern future capitalism booktalk ending at 9.00pm

1.0 peterB in particular:  Will you be going down on the china town bus to dc in time for the world bank meeting  with Kenya's Jamii Bora on jan 28 at 9.00 am - if so can I join you and how does one book it

2.0 peterB or anyone: Are there any events on sunday jan 25 already worth attending; are there any collaboration cafe NY events we should be trying to host while folk may be in town.

2.1 For example I dont know if Kevin would like to give us an hour to guide us round his african goals with www.reachthechildren.org  some time on monday j26 or tuesday - it is high time the free market of sustainaniloity investment in childrens africa had a microup brand to give unicef some competition http://malaria2015.com ;

2.2 there are rumors that the french-hollywood yunus film people may be in town and I dont know if that includes the superstar Huff-post blogger vivian -the world's best news in blogging I have ever seen

2.3 I could wish that eg Bill Sharon to front a wall street risk collaboration cafe meeting - this was cued by a 9 year old back among 1000 New Yorkers in jan08 (video 2 of yunus 10000 - also at http://www.erworld.tv/id75.html


that would give us an excuse to see if anyone from demos wants to turn up as well as debate whether I need to stay away or try to cultivate Ralph Neder as local DC mover and shaker. I know his worldwide reputation on consumerism where on balance i want far more fussy consumers instead of ones image-led by the dismal us mass media. But I keep on hearing that some people feel he has lost respect in some minority movements. The difficulty is that micro people do need to be ahead of the curve on risk info -in fact it may well be that if we dont protect obama from all the pessimism debates that risk is going to intentionaally driwn him in that yes we can optimism movements will never get superempowerment leadership they deserve

Good news Decade

Jamii Bora at changeworld.net



*yunus10000 video 23 solar energy youth responses
*24 responsibility corporate responses
 free unis yes we can


3.0 If nobody else wants to lead it I may as well semd out an invitation to anyone collaboration cafe has linked over te last 18 months to discuss the 10000 dvd and see who else might wanmt to host the dvd parties. I think this will be just a one hour strabucks cafe somewhere.  Perhaps 17.30 on Tiuesday in NYU region makes sense

4.0 while in new york I finally aim to convert my wish to visit the Grameen-queens bank and the grameen america downtown head office - if only to ask whether they can hand out dvds - if I can find a better excuse -eg suppose one gave a GWU and NYU $1000 to activate microloans and the responsibility to see if they could hand on more than $1000 to class 10/11 would Grameen America bank give behind the scene guidance on that - alex at GWU has already run a bank at his high school if I understand correctly- NYU and GWU need to be places where studnets can fundraise yes we can as well as micro-up if my maps of how NY and DC determine what chnage fiture capitals and banking for the people will compound are correct

5.0 we need regional help in editing best news yuns dialiogues of decade at http://futurecapitalism.ning.com/events/event/listByType?type=YunusDecade

5.1 if anyone wants to take responsibility for a parallel stream that represents the deep 10 microcredits news of the decade please tell us what name you want to give it so we can set it up region by region

chris macrae 301 881 1655 DC bureau worldcitizen.tv

ps jerry congratulations on becoming US managing editor of Microfinace Focus Magazine

you might want to use your new found press freedoms to join this press only dhaka-nairobi-new york confrence call at 10.00pm east time jan 26; alan how about you joining in from london


Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Kenya's Ingrid Munro Unite Major Announcements about Microcredit Summit Goals www and african

Word doc format


In 1997, the Microcredit Summit Campaign was launched with a commitment to dramatically expand the reach of microloans to the very poor around the world. Microcredit is the provision of small loans to desperately poor people to help pull themselves out of poverty. At the time of the Summit, fewer than 8 million people worldwide had benefited from a microloan. On January 26, 2009, the Campaign will release the State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report 2009, with a major announcement.



Muhammad Yunus — Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh

Ingrid Munro — founder of Jamii Bora in Kenya

Sam Daley-Harris — Director, Microcredit Summit Campaign (moderator)



Monday, January 26, 2009 10:00 am ET/15:00 GMT by teleconference.



This call is for journalists only, who can call in from any phone. RSVP by contacting Robyn Shepherd at rshepherd@results.org or at the numbers listed above. To participate in the call, dial (877) 795-3647 or +1 719-325-4825 from outside the U.S. Ask for the “Microcredit Summit Report Launch Call.” A recording and a transcript will also be available.



The incredible success of microcredit over the past decade stands in stark contrast to the financial turmoil facing the rest of the world. From the early days of the movement, when Muhammad Yunus founded Grameen Bank with 42 borrowers, microcredit has been challenged by critics who said that is was foolhardy to loan to the world’s poorest people. The progress documented by the State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report not only proves that the world’s poorest can be safe loan candidates, but that often, microfinance institutions have repayment rates that traditional financial institutions would envy. One loan at a time, microcredit is helping the world’s poorest people pull themselves out of poverty with dignity.



The Microcredit Summit Campaign is a project of RESULTS Educational Fund, working to ensure that 175 million of the world’s poorest families, especially the women of those families, are receiving credit for self-employment and other financial and business services by the end of 2015 and that 100 million families rise above the US$1 a day threshold between 1990 and 2015.

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new york, jackson heights friday april 25- yunus opens branch of Grameen America bank

personal Q&A with yunus london ap 21- RSVP : flow candidate questions by 8.00pm london time sunday ap 20

Events with Yunus
Kiev Ukraine April 8

Dubai April 13

London April 21 - water conference

Los Angeles Apr 28-30 Milken Instiute http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=846750

Lancaster PA April 30 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient to Speak at 136th Annual Dinner
Muhammad Yunus - revolutionizing economic and social development worldwide

Events with Citizens

Los Angeles April 15 Isabel Maxwell
http://grameenamerica.net - Grameen's bank for the unbanked is coming to CA http://www.hhill.org/hill/events

New York April 15 Peter Burgess's 2nd bimonthly 30 person roundtable on how can New Yorkers help Dr Yunus most

-please tell us of yunus events at at practice@yunusuni.com


12: Dhaka: opening TheGreenChildren eyecare hospital replicated from Aravind model (help us catalogue more Base of Pyramid models)



Consistently ranked humanity's most productive networking event -achieving its 10 year roadmap of giving 100 million families access to ending poverty - microcreditsummit comes to Indonesia: http://www.inamicrocreditsummit.org/
 July 28-30

If we met in Dhaka at end of 08 to discuss top 9 ways to help Yunus, what would they be?

here are some current menus - we delight in being told what we are missing or how to take an item to the next step or worldwide entrepreneurial collaboration

08.1 relationships with africa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klUu03EMeRs

08.2 relationships with china http://wholeplanet.tv/id25.html

08.3 how to sustain your city's largest monthly collaboration citizen meeting on yunus and celebrating humanity agenda

08.4 yuNus youtubes and resources -development; catlaoguing on how to use to save 24 different worlds; how to increase any time accessibility and peer to peer debriefings http://wholeplanet.tv/id27.html

08.5 Social Action diaries- which communities want to trailblaze this year-long youth participation system http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngNUvukZY3U

08.6 Help develop smba and Social business catalogues http://smbaworld.com/

08.7 Future Capitalism: how do citizens share knowledge of how to play Snap FC with ceos and industry sector responsibility http://futurecapitalism.tv/

08.8 empowerment networks Win-Win-Win: Connect q&a with 10000 rural telecentres and 5 focal areas beyonmd community banking - ie health, agriculture, education, government, comesumer channels and goods http://egrameen.com/

08.9 How can citizens and netizens help quality control microcredit market as for SB organisational systems, and bridge knowledge from micro credit to all micro economic developments

Help benchmark Livelihoods Lab- what alumni network is best for student livelihoods? 
Congratulations to www.pennies4progress.org  - the first student entrepreneur pitch I have been involved in judging to go on to win a 50000 $ prize 
My CV macrae014.doc macrae014.doc -why I changed my title to Job Creation Agent; love to see CVs of other job creation agents - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk 
Leaflet Clubs
One of the better kept secrets of visiting Dhaka is the extraordinary range of leaflets on talks given by Dr Yunus and his leading entrepreneurs of green energy, health and  social business's other sustainability solutions
If you missed a leaflet and want one ask me to send you a laser copy -chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
If you succeed in geting a lecturer to use a leaflet as a classroom debating stimuli - do tell us so we can put leaflet dialigue alumni in touch with each other
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As global village Scots, we report this from the viewpoint of my maternal grandfather - a fellow Bar of London Barrister whose job as chief justoce of the Mumbai region mainly involved 25 years of arbitration with Mahatma Gandhi. Of course culturally there are many far more exciting local reports (tell us if you have one to post below chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk) Gandhi didnt see anything he wanted to study in his home region of India or Mumbai its main capital. So he talked his families into funding him to study law at the Bar of London. When he returned to Mumbai , there was no work for Indians that matched his qualificiations so some expatriates in South Africa invited him to become their number 1 lawyer. Gandhi began sailing through the triad of Mumbai, Durban and London. On one occasion he was marooned in London just as World War 1 started- charicteristically the then 45-year old gandhi devoted himself to months of being a paramedic . On a much earlier home-trip he started leafletting stories of how few real livelihood opportunities Empire left locals in both South and Eastern hemispheres, and a local newspaper asked him to write an article. This got seen by the Raj authorities "reutered/telegrammed" back to London and South Africa - what's this young person up to? That's how Gandhi started to become worldwide networked -linking in his social networks as a bar of london student, a lawyer in south africa, and a reporter in India. Also his many sailings started to become YouthCreativeLabs where disciples could enjoy several weeks of tutoring,and pitch entrepreneurial ideas. However, it wasnt until Gandhi was nearly 40 that he had a system-transforming AHA "whole truth" moment "Satyagraha" - when he was thrown out of a first class carriage of a south african train for having the wrong color skin. He concluded his profession- ruling with British Imperial Law - was the main conflict with the future freedoms and happiness of 99% of the peoples (in africa and india). His plan which he spent the scond half of his life on - was plant a totally new education system from kindergarten up to university and once a first generation had graduated invite them to peace marches (eg to collect salt fom the sea- something the British salt manufacturing monopoly banned) and other demonstrations to massively free human interest stories which by now the EMpire's media and my grandad were being ordered to censor. The ending was happy in 2 ways and sad in another. Maria Montessori joined in Gandhi's education revolution - which has been sustained in such wonderful schools as Lucknow India and 40000 village schools network in Bangladesh. Also joyfully my grandfathers last job was to write up the legalese of India's Independence. Sadly Gandhi was assasinated partly before he wanted the whole continent to remain united not to be split into India and what became West and East Pakistan (the latter finally becomg free as Bangaldesh in 1971).


Is this story relevant today. Why yes! The Mandela Elders have been supporting what is so far a 15 year effort to free educational systems around missing curricula of youth entrepreneurship. #2020now aims to help south african youth co-create a million jobs. Could such a curriculum be of massive open online value to the worldwide youth Diaspora and twin capitals of youth jobs summits ?

Related searches MOOCyunusplanetMOOCmicroeducationsummit

some selections from april

21 April London :


Scene 1 Greeting

Prime Minister Gordon Brown: Hello How are you, what a pleasure

Muhammad Yunus: It’s a pleasure for me

PM :  It’s good to see you

(They Shake Hands)

Scene 2 Muhammad Yunus Introduces himself to the camera from the heart of 10 Downing Street

I am Muhammad Yunus from Bangladesh with Grameen bank. We lend money to extremely poor people for income generating activities. I am suggesting that Africa needs a lot of microfinance programs – tiny loans 30 dollar, 45 dollar 100 dollar – and paid back in weekly installments. It doesn’t need any collateral. It doesn’t need any lawyers into it but the repayment rate is very high: 98% or 99%.

Microfinance is very important because it allows people to bring out their own initiative, bring out their own capability. And they can move on their own speed to cerate income, to get out of poverty. And people in Africa are very enterprising people, particularly women. Microfinance focuses on women. Today in Bangladesh within Grameen Bank we have 7.5 million borrowers a- 97% of them women. The Prime Minister is very much aware of it; very supportative of it. So we will discuss how to make it happen in Africa

Scene 3 PM and Dr Yunus sitting round a cup of tea

PM There is so much goodwill to the work you have been doing, and it is so important

Scene 4  After tea: Muhammad Yunus denouement

At the same time, we will be discussing another concept – the social business :  business to do good to people -  (show copy of Dr Yunus new bestselling book Creating a World Without Poverty- Social Business, The Future of Capitalism ).  This is business where you aim at the social objectives, not for making money for yourself. You cover your cost, make profit but the profit doesn’t go to investors or outsiders but stays with the company to achieve the goal that you set out to help achieve or lead.

Milken Institute Yunus has been described by BusinessWeek as one of the "greatest entrepreneurs of all time." He received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the University of Dhaka and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Financing Social Entrepreneurs: Transformative Models for the Future

Revolutionizing Health Care and Research in the Developing World

Grameen America
By invitation only

Business Innovations That Are Changing the World

Business Innovations That Are Changing the World

Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google Inc.
Craig Venter, Founder and President, J. Craig Venter Institute; Co-Founder and CEO, Synthetic Genomics Inc.
Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 2006; Managing Director, Grameen Bank

Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute; Chairman, FasterCures / The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions

Some of the most inventive minds in business are harnessing the power of technology and the markets to create sweeping shifts in the way we live, work and interact. By combining top-notch intellectual talent with non-traditional approaches, bold ideas, major investments and cutting-edge technology, they are innovating on a grand scale. Our panelists will discuss how pioneering business ventures can drive social change.

YUNUS100 videos; YUNUS1000 bookclubmicropublishing of community guides & bursaries

info@worldcitizen.tv welcomes additions to this Yunus literature list (wider mfi lists include 1)

  • Yunus, Muhammad, Credit for Self Employment: A Fundamental Human Right, Grameen Bank, Dhaka, 1987.
  • Yunus, M. and Jolis, A.(1998) Banker to the poor: the autobiography of Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank. Aurum
  • Yunus M, Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business, Future of Capitalism, 2008

  • Yunus, Muhammad, Experience in Organizing Grassroot Initiatives and Mobiliing People's Participation: The Case of Grameen Bank Project in Bangladesh. Paper Presented at the 25th World Conference of the Society for International Development. Baltimore, Md., 1982.
  • Yunus, Muhammad, 1983, "If you can't beat them join them; or, how to operate your own financial institution", in Mattis, Ann, ed., 1984, A Society for International Development Prospectus, Duke UP for Society for International Development, Durham, NC, p. 79?90.

  • Yunus, Muhammad, Jorimon and Others, Grameen Bank, Dhaka, 1984.
  • Yunus, Muhammad, Grameen Bank - The First Decade, Asian and Pacific Development Centre, 1986.
  • Yunus, Muhammad, Strategy for the Decade of Ninties, Grameen Bank, Dhaka, 1989.
  • Yunus, Muhammad, Peace is Freedom from Poverty, Grameen Bank, Dhaka, 1991.

  • Yunus, Muhammad, 1991, The Grameen Bank: Experiences and Reflections, Grameen Bank, Dhaka.
  • Yunus, Muhammad, Experiences and Reflections, Grameen Bank, 1991.

  • Yunus, Muhammad, 1994, Grameen Bank As I See It, in Gibbons, David S, 1994, ed., The Grameen Reader, 2nd edition, Grameen Bank, Dhaka, p. 62-98

  • Bangladesh and Its Giant Neighbors 273
    The World in 2050 460
    The Problem of Poverty in Bangladesh