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Friday, May 6, 2011

Zasheem (chair of journal of social business) there are some basic documentation questions that are not my expertise because they are actionably responsibility of educational institutes that have tons of resources (including reearch students, interns) and if they are to be done it is also necessary to quickly find out whether people like lamiya do or dont want to be involved in doing them properly; equally do all the places  like grameen foundation that over the years have raised hunderds of millions of dollars want to fund any of the real work to be done now
below I raise an issue in context of what did grameen do for childrens education though one could do an even more basic inquiry as to what did the 150000 village centre concept do for womens health, psychology, cultiral chnage and general community building before it layered on top of that individual income generating capability
there are various approaches that could be used :
call for papers by each basic focus - eg what did grameen do for childrens education
a more specific working through the listings lamiya gave you to see who should be most interested in a specific focus -eg what is csuci going to take a lead on? what is asian institute of techniolgy; what is the European Business School going to be doing? what hec?

grameen foundation could be asked does it want to partner (ie be lead sponsor)  a special issue of journal not on a target date but calls for all longitudinal foci to be assembled on the infrastucture of knowhow that 35 years of the work by the 3 founders and their 25000 co-workers buillt as a unique resource in poverty alleviation worlds
zasheem, please thnk about whether this is a journal area or indeed cfd scotland area - while it seems to me friends of yunus ought to be doing this it involves true academic or real NGO  facilitiies of a sort I have no access to myself, so apart from raising the question I am not myself an active person in this area but would love to know who wishes to be
obviously there is also a local elders aspect to this; if none of the sector of elders that grew up with yunus and fazle abed wants to preserve what bangaldesh most deeply action learnt in ending poverty, then there's little outsiders to your world like me can help cheer on 
chris
over time I will be giving www.microcredit.tv a makeover to link in to whose doing real research on what microctreditsummit once proposed as learning around the deep 3 of microcredit; I do not like todays alternative approach of general standrads and ratings ; its same macro mindsets that led wall street banking astray showing a total mathematical inability to understand diverse models first which is how microeconomists truly work http://www.youthandyunus.com/posts/view/100/22/is_bangladeshi_microcredit_the_worldwide_s_most_exciting_invention
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YUNUS Diary

April

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
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/516350-grameen-banks-muhammed-yunus-first-nobel-laureate-to-address-an-islamic-finance-forum?ln=en

London April 21 - water conference
http://watermeetsmoney.com/schedule

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
http://www.lcci.com/enews/article.asp?id=1241

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

May

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

June

July

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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HOW DID GANDHI CREATE HIS JOB AS THE 20TH CENTURY NUMBER ! LEADER OF PEACEFUL NATIONAL ECONOMY REVOLUTION

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 :

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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.

Panels:
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

Speakers:
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

Moderator:
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