Diary UN start of the year 2014-2015 new york -file note for http://brac.tv version 1
I was privilleged to attend 5 meetings in 48 hours before getting an early train to listen
to the curriculum of rice at usaid shared by the phillipines open learning network IRRI
http://valuetrue.com/id32.html and brac.tv Last week I attended NY gala luncheon convened to celebrate sir fazle abed - unfortunately I was on other side of room
during the 90 minutes we shared bread- these are my shortlist of people I met over 48 hours in NY that I really wished I had
a quick chance to introduce to sir fazle abed
-but first It was a pleasure to see that sir fazle abed has redoubled his commitments to girls-job designed education (more at openlearningcampus.com and womenuni.com )
ps this startup year 2014-2015 was particulatly important as it also coincides with the
last student year before millennium goals are hopefully given back to girls as per this sir fazle abed inspired script http://www.dhakatribune.com/op-ed/2014/sep/10/learning-beyond-2015 -realistically its also the last student year that universities across america will have a chance to converge on the
CNN turner invitation atlanta nov 2015 http://youthcreativelab.blogspot.com -what do millennials now know to linkin to UN after the billion dollar empowerment giving from the turner family
from www.fashion4development.com summit
sarah butler sloss (ne sainsbury) green microenergy awards networks http://ashden.org with royal co-sponsor prince charles
a female executive of the state department ( name private
until project wwwww is started )
wife of ambassador to philippines in new york
co-creator of the green carpet at perfume company Chopard (hq in geneva)
dr michel sidibe
of unaids in geneva
franca sozzani of vogue italy who could have more impact if she teamed
up with rome links noted below
from UN Global leadership women
the toure family (father mother daughter) of ITU geneva and linking first ladies of africa (including their home
base oe mali) to Zero mothers die - one of the most urgent reasons I can thinks of valuing free nursing colleges everywhere
the redoubtable eva wan of Bawang international-one of china's strongest business ladies and now "giving"
to girls education in africa
from the dt seminar sponsored by grameen intel, ifad and
Kazi Huque (and intel team) whose nurtured about 25 wizard bangladeshi technologists
to work on converting big data to mobile agri apps for poorest farmers
IFAD leaders rome
who could do so much more reaching out to millennials' youth if they partnered club of rome and its youth social action networks
of the nobel peace laureates summit
the usaid speaker who promised to connect leaders of curriculum
of rice (wednesday dc usaid)
from quiet dinner party & collaboration cafe
ladies changing the jewelry value chain and john of soundtrackny.com
social media whizkid from yale
ethiopian and usafrica disapora supporters of the elearning satelllite http://www.yazmi.com, and dispora's taking responsibility to end costly middlemen from 20 selected food markets
who do you most wish
you had introduced sir fazle abed to and where are they located in case diaries ever snap! firstname.lastname@example.org washingtin
dc 301 881 1655 valuetrue.com
for main leads at event beyond my means - see
Excellencies and Distinguished Guests,
If there is one social enterprise in the whole world that ticks all the right boxes from vision
to business like execution providing anti poverty solutions and services on a world scale ; it is BRAC of Bangladesh.Recognized and feted worldwide for its achievements , the sheer numbers
of its outreach are staggering and boggles the mind.
How many people does it help ? Well, currently 135 million; that’s almost half the population of
the United States. It employs nearly One Hundred Thousand community workers.
all might wonder how much money does it lend ?hold your breath…
Well – it’s
cumulative disbursement of micro loans stands at; Ten Billion US Dollars !!
many children does it educate ?
Well ; it runs The Largest private secular education system in the world – with
38,000 schools worldwide !
Where is it ?
It has put to the
test it’s motto “ Think local – acting global” with reference to his vision spawned in Bangladesh
by spreading it’s anti-poverty solutions to 12 developing countries worldwide.
– who are we talking about here ? Yes none other than Founder of BRAC, one of the greatest
visionary Leader- Sir Fazle Hasan Abed,
The person whose vision created this most versatile social enterprise
which is the largest non profit in the world.
In his early days he was leading a comfortable life working with a multinational company in the UK, when
Bangladesh, his motherland was swept into it’s war of independence.
This event brought out the visionary in him and made him into a missionary. A fact unknown to many is that
this man on a mission made a significant contribution to the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent country. The newly
born country with a shattered infrastructure and an economy in ruins was simply swamped by a deluge of ten million returning
refugees. This man, already committed to the challenge of rehabilitation, immediately set up the Bangladesh Rehabilitation
Assistance Committee which was renamed as the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee when it focused itself onto the
broader task of long term community development.
BRAC as it is now known worldwide has come to be recognized as the gold standard or
a brand ; signifying not only a dedication to a mission of grassroots empowerment with focus on women, secular education,
healthcare services as part of an all inclusive self sustaining anti poverty solution – but flawless execution throughout.
Not since Florence Nightingale has any other human being shown the beacon of hope and amelioration to so many people around
the world suffering the pain and ignominy of poverty. He has already lifted more than 135 million people from the abyss of
darkness and we can only appeal to you here to contribute to enable him to carry out his noble mission and show the light
to millions more in dire poverty.
This is what Bill Clinton had to say about this most unassuming and humble of
men “ Abed’s story proves just how much people with vision and commitment can change the world. “
Knighted in 2009 by the Queen of England in recognition of his immense contribution to poverty alleviation
and self sustaining development solution, we are honored and delighted to welcome Sir Fazle Hasan Abed on to the stage
to receive The Women’s Champion Award from non other than Evie Evangelou…
Chowdury Women4Empowerment NY 23 Sept 2014