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Handbook on China and Globalization

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:15 Organizers’ Welcome


Wang Huiyao, President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG); Counselor for the State Council, PRC

Cui Mingmo, President of China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAFIEC)

H.E. Nicholas Rosellini, UN Resident Coordinator in China (Confirmed)

9:15-10:45 Session 1 (Ministerial Roundtable): Reflections on Reform and Opening-up as the World Heads into

Globalization 4.0


Wang Huiyao, President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG); Counselor for the State Council, PRC

Lineup of Panelists (in alphabetic order):

Chen Deming, Former Minister of Commerce; President of MOFCOM China Association of Enterprises with Foreign

Investment (CAEFI); CCG Advisor (Confirmed)

Chen Jian, Former Vice Minister of Commerce; CCG Advisor (Confirmed)

He Yafei, Former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Former Deputy Director of the Overseas Chinese

Affairs Office of the State Council; CCG Co-Chair (Confirmed)

Liu Yanhua, Former Vice Minister of Science and Technology; Counselor for the State Council; CCG Advisor


Long Yongtu, Former Vice Minister of MOFCOM; Former Secretary General of Boao Forum for Asia; CCG Chair


10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session 2 (Ambassadorial Roundtable): Driving International Cooperation for the Belt and Road

Initiative and Beyond in the Era of Globalization 4.0


Wang Huiyao, President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG); Counselor for the State Council, PRC

Lineup of Panelists (in alphabetic order):

H.E. Clare Fearnley, Ambassador of New Zealand to China

H.E. Diego Ramiro Guelar, Ambassador of Argentina to China (Confirmed)

H.E. Lan Lijun, Director-General of China Fund of International Studies (CFIS); Former Ambassador of China to

Finaland, Canada and Indonesia

H.E. Eoin O'Leary, Ambassador of Ireland to China (Confirmed)

H.E. Miguel Angel Ramirez Ramos, Ambassador of Cuba to China (Confirmed)

H.E. Nicholas Rosellini, UN Resident Coordinator in China (Confirmed)

H.E. Luis Schmidt, Ambassador of Chile to China

H.E. Su Ge, Chairman of China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, Former Chinese Ambassador to

Iceland, CCG Advisor

H.E. Wojciech Zajaczkowski, Ambassador of Poland to China

12:30-14:00 Session 3 (Luncheon): Creating a Shared Future or More Fractured World? Technology and

Governance in the Era of Industry 4.0


Ronnie Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties; CCG Co-Chair (Confirmed)

Lineup of Panelists (in alphabetic order):

Guo Sheng, CEO of Zhaopin.com; CCG Senior Council Member


Linda He, Chairman and President of Wailian Overseas Consulting Group; CCG Vice Chair (Confirmed)

Michael Kuan, Founder and CEO of Kuan Capital, CCG Vice Chair (Confirmed)

James Liang, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Ctrip; CCG Vice Chair (Confirmed)

Liao Jianwen, Chief Strategy Officer of JD Group

Mi Wenjuan, Founder and CEO of VIPKID; CCG Senior Council Member

Xu Xiaoping, Founder of Zhen Fund; Co-Founder of New Oriental Group; CCG Senior Vice Chair

Zhang Yaqin, President of Baidu; CCG Senior Council Member

14:00-15:30 Session 4 (China-US Think Tank Experts’ Roundtable): Escaping Thucydides Trap- China, the

United States, and the Trade Conflict Beyond


Wang Huiyao, President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG); Counselor for the State Council, PRC

Lineup of Panelists (in alphabetic order):

Andrew Browne, Editorial Director, Bloomberg New Economy Forum (Confirmed)

Ronnie Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties; CCG Co-Chair (Confirmed)

Wendy Cutler, Vice President of Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) (Confirmed)

He Ning, Former Director-General of Department of Americ and Oceania, Ministry of Commerce; Former Minister for

Commercial Affairs at Chinese Embassy to U.S.; CCG Senior Fellow (Confirmed)

Huo Jianguo, Former President of the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of

Commerce, CCG Senior Fellow (Confirmed)

Daniel Ikenson, Director of Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, CATO Institute (Confirmed)

Jin Xin, Director of China Center for Contemporary World Studies

Liu Shijin, Deputy Director of Economic Council under the CPPCC; Vice President of Development Research

Foundation under the State Council; CCG Advisor (Confirmed)

Michael Pillsbury, Director of Center on Chinese Strategy, Hudson Institute (Confirmed)

Ruan Zongze, Vice President of China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) (Confirmed)

Globalization Roundtable Forum


Shen Guofang, Executive Director of China Fund of International Studies (CFIS); Former Deputy Representative and

Ambassador of China to U.N.

Justin Vaisse, Director-General of Paris Peace Forum (Confirmed)

Jeremie Waterman, President of China Center, Vice President for Greater China, US Chamber of Commerce

Xue Lan, Dean of Schwartzman College at Tsinghua University; CCG Expert Advisor

Yu Yunquan, Deputy Director-General of the Academy of Contemporary China and World Studies (Confirmed)

Yuan Peng, Director of Institute of American Studies and President at China Institute of Contemporary International

Relations (CICIR)

Zheng Yongnian, Chair of CCG Expert Advisory Committee; Director of East Asian Institute, National University of

Singapore (Confirmed)

Zhu Min, Dean of National Institute of Financial Research, Tsinghua University; Former Vice President of IMF

15:30-17:00 Session 5 (CEO Roundtable): Inbound and Outbound Investments in an Era of Great Power



Miao Lu, Vice President and Secretary-General of CCG

Lineup of Panelists (in alphabetic order):

Ronnie Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties; CCG Co-Chair (Confirmed)

Nick Coyle, CEO & Executive Director, AustCham Beijing (Confirmed)

Fan Wenzhong, Chairman of Beijing Financial Holdings Group; Former Director-General for Foreign Affairs at China

Banking Regulatory Commission (Confirmed)

Fu Chengyu, Former Chairman of Sinopec Group; CCG Advisor

Dan Gao, Chairman and President of Positec Group; CCG Senior Vice Chair (Confirmed)

Anthony Leung, CEO of Nan Fung Group; Former Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong SDR (Confirmed)

Howard Li, Chairman and CEO of Waitex Group; Co-Chair of Committee of 100 Greater China (Confirmed)

Liu Jiren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Neusoft Corporation

Globalization Roundtable Forum


Pang Xinxing, Chairman of StarTimes Group

Jacob Parker, Vice President of China Operations at the U.S.-China Business Council (Confirmed)

Qi Bin, Vice General Manager of China Investment Corporation

Margaret Ren, China Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch; CCG Vice Chair

Feike Sijbesma, CEO of DSM

Song Zhiping, Chairman of China National Building Materials Group Corporation (Confirmed)

Tim Stratford, Chairman of AmCham China (Confirmed)

Wang Shi, Founder of China Vanke; CCG Senior Vice Chair (Confirmed)

Wang Guangfa, Chairman of the Board, Beijing Fazheng Group; CCG Senior Vice Chair (Confirmed)

Wang Linda, Chairman of Yihai Property Holdings Limited (Confirmed)

Zhang Hongli, Co-chair of Hopu Investment Management, Former Vice President of Industrial and Commercial Bank of

China, CCG Vice Chair

Zhang Huarong, Chairman and President of Huajian Group; CCG Vice Chair

Zhao Yong, Chairman of Fuwah International Group; CCG Vice Chair

17:00-17:30 Coffee Break/Networking

17:30-20:00 Session 6 (CCG Experts Roundtable): Pathways for China to Contribute to Global Governance 4.0

(Invitation-Only, Light Meals Included)


Yang Rui, Host of CGTN, CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow

Lineup of Panelists (in alphabetic order):

Amitav Archaya, Professor of International Relations at American University; CCG International Advisor (Confirmed)

Chen Dingding, Professor of International Relations at Jinan University (Confirmed)

Roundtable Forum


Chen Wenling, Chief Economist of China Center for International Economic Exchange(CCIEE); CCG Expert Advisor


Giuseppe Crocetti, Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM) (Confirmed)

Cui Fan, Professor at University of International Business and Economics (UIBE); CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow


Wendy Cutler, Vice President of Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) (Confirmed)

He Ning, Former Director-General of Department of American and Oceanian Affairs at Ministry of Commerce; Former

Minister for Commercial Affairs at Chinese Embassy to U.S.; CCG Senior Fellow (Confirmed)

He Shenquan, Member of Editorial Board of Global Times

He Weiwen, Former Commercial Counsellor at Chinese Embassy in New York and San Francisco;CCG Senior Fellow


Huo Jianguo, Former President of the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of

Commerce, CCG Senior Fellow (Confirmed)

Daniel Ikenson, Director of Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, CATO Institute (Confirmed)

Jiang Shan, Former Director-General of Department of American and Oceanian Affairs of Ministry of Commerce; CCG

Senior Fellow (Confirmed)

Masahiro Kawai, Representative Director and Director-General, Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia


Lv Kejian, Former Director-General of Department of Asian Affairs of Ministry of Commerce; Former Minster of Chinese

Embassy in Japan; CCG Senior Fellow (Confirmed)

Pang Zhongying, Distinguished Professor and Dean at Ocean Development Institute, Ocean University of China(OUC);

CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow

Michael Pillsbury, Director of Center on Chinese Strategy, Hudson Institute (Confirmed)

Shi Yinhong, Dean of School of International Studies, Renmin University of China; Counselor for the State Council

Su Hao, Director of Center for Strategic and Peace, China Foreign Affairs University; CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow


Sun Jie, Former Director of Department of Asset Management at China Security Regulatory Commission; President of

Asset Management Association of China, CCG Senior Fellow (Confirmed)


Teng Jianqun, Director of the Department for American Studies and Center for Arms Control and International Security,

China Institute of International Studies (CIIS); CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow (Confirmed)

Tu Xinquan, Professor and Dean of China Institute for WTO Studies, University of International Business and

Economics (UIBE); CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow (Confirmed)

Wang Yong, Professor and Director of Center for International Political Economy at Peking University; CCG Nonresident

Senior Fellow (Confirmed)

Zha Daojiong, Professor at School of International Studies, Peking University; CCG Expert Advisor (Confirmed)

Zheng Yongnian, Chair of CCG Expert Advisory Committee; Director of East Asian Institute, National University of

Singapore (Confirmed)
The Center for China and Globalization’s (CCG) new book “Handbook on China and Globalization” co-edited by CCG President Dr. Wang Huiyao and Secretary General Dr. Miao Lu has been published by Edward Elgar, the UK-based internationally renowned social science publishing house. This book brings together nearly 40 experts and scholars from all over the world in the field of globalization to reflect on and address the issues surrounding the globalization process and China’s global influence. It discusses and forecasts, from various perspectives, China’s role in the future of globalization.

2018 marked the 40th anniversary of China's Reform and Opening-Up and the 17th year since China's accession to the WTO. In the past few decades, China has gradually integrated into the modern world economic and trading system. Driven by globalization, capital from all over the world has flowed into the Chinese market, with more and more Chinese companies are expanding their business abroad. However, since the 2008 global economic crisis, globalization has encountered severe setbacks. As trade protectionism, unilateralism and populism have gained traction across developed countries and de-globalization is on the rise, China is faced with mounting challenges and questions from international society regarding its role in globalization.

The Handbook on China and Globalization is one of the few English-language books published by a Chinese think tank with an internationally renowned academic publishing house such as Edward Elgar. It boasts extensive research on the issues surrounding China and globalization, and insightful guidance on the understanding of the key trends, challenges and opportunities for China’s globalization process. This publication comes highly recommended by prestigious scholars and experts in this field. Former vice Minister of the Ministry of Commerce, Long Yongtu believes this book can not only serve as an important reference for students, professors and researchers, but also provide practical advice for entrepreneurs, investors and government officials dealing in related economic and trade issues. Professor Liu Hong from Nanyang Technological University recommends this book as it opens a door for readers to delve into the study of China and globalization in the 21st century.


This book consists of four sections, each of which covers a key theme of China's role in globalization.

First section

The first section discusses the process of China's globalization, focusing on the characteristics, trends and challenges of Chinese companies going global. Highlighting the unprecedented success in globalization Chinese companies have achieved, this chapter also points to the challenges faced by internationalizing Chinese companies. Through their persistent efforts, Chinese entrepreneurs have gradually changed the “Made in China” stereotype, making remarkable achievements in R&D innovation. As the world enters into a new era of globalization, Chinese companies need to more accurately reposition their roles and strategies to be better adapted to new trends and meet new challenges.

Second section

The book’s second section looks at China's role in global economic governance from a macro perspective. This section posits that as China’s economic power continues to grow rapidly, its role in global economic governance will also change gradually. It states that China is transforming its role from a passive follower of global economic norms to a proactive rule maker and that China’s currency, RMB, is also playing a growing role in the world monetary system. Although there remains some doubt in the international community about the direction of China's economic development, the research shows China still strives to push globalization forward despite global economic slowdowns and uncertain prospects. This section concludes there is enough reason to believe that China can make a bigger contribution to globalization and the world’s economic development going forward.

Third section

The third section of the book focuses on China's soft power and the influence of China's diplomatic relations, covering issues including China’s traditional political philosophy, Sino-US relations, China-US-Persian Gulf relations, China-Africa cooperation, and China’s BRICS relations. It tracks China's cooperation and diplomatic relations in each region, and provides constructive suggestions on how China can enhance its cultural influence.

Fourth section

The last chapter of this book sheds light on the current situation of Chinese immigration and talent development policies. This section presents research results from Chinese and foreign scholars on China's scientific research environment, the current status of overseas Chinese students, economic growth strategy and talent management strategy related to migration. Following China’s Reform and Opening-up, as the country further integrated into the global economy, more and more Chinese people have gone abroad to study and work. Meanwhile, China’s growing national power has been attracting overseas students to return back to China for employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. Chinese returnees have become an important force in China’s innovation and development and have made great contributions to China's globalization. This section provides an in-depth analysis of China's talent management and development strategy that can guide future efforts to improve China’s global talent competitiveness.

This new book is part of Edward Elgar’s book series on "Contemporary China Studies". Covering a wide range of the issues that include outbound investment, FDI, innovation and development, global governance, soft power, immigration and talent policies, this publication reflects on China's successes and lessons in globalization, and examines the current status of China's globalization and discusses its role in the new era of globalization. This book provides a solid foundation for future academic research on China and globalization, and serves as an important and practical reference for policy, business and academic communities.


Introduction to the Handbook on China and Globalization
(Lu Miao)

PART I China Goes Global: Outward Direct Investment

  • China’s Outward Investment: Chinese Enterprise Globalization’s Characteristics, Trends and Challenges (Huiyao Wang)
  • Chinese Innovation & Entrepreneurship Going Abroad: From Counterfeits & Copycats to Innovation Exporters
  • (Dickie Liang-Hong Ke twitter Enrique de Diego Barcelona Twitter
  • China’s Way to the U.S. Market: China’s Outward Direct Investment in the United States (Ms Bo Liang PA, Li Yan, Gary Quinlivan, and Thomas W. Cline )
  • Patterns and Characteristics of Chinese Contracts: An Empirical Study across Asia (Yi Feng Claremont, Zhijun Gao and Wanjun Jiang Peking U )
  • Venturing Out into the World: China in Global Investment (Mrs Fei Qin Bath/LSE)
  • China Goes Global: Outward Investment (Guoyong Liang Geneva UNCTAD)

PART II China’s New Role in Global Economic Governance (see also worldwide research of world trade belts

and railroads bri.school onebeltnews.com beltusasia.com cyberchinacenter.com - youth journa;istsforhumanity.com projects of FOundation Norman Macrae, Japan Order of Rising Sun. UK CBE, sub-editor of end poverty at The Economist (1 2 3 4 5 6 7) ,explorer of internet and telecommuting futires since 1962)

  • Global Governance: How Asia Shapes the World Joergen Oerstroem Moeller Singapore Denmark)
  • China’s Belt & Road Initiative: A Counterforce to Globalization Reversal (Bai Gao)
  • China’s Innovation-Driven Growth and Its Emerging Impact on Global Innovation (Weilin Zhao )
  • Could the People’s Currency become the Global Currency? (Giles Chance)
  • China and Global Structural Change: Past, Present and Future (Manuel Pinho columbia and beijing)
  • From Management to Leadership? China’s International Policy toward Foreign Investment (Julien Chaisse and Frances Wang)
  • China’s Global Power Ambition: Expectations, Opportunities, and Challenges(Zhiqun Zhu)
  • Perspectives, Prospects and Challenges of Panchsheel in Asia: The India‡China Context (Rajkumar Singh)

PART III China’s Soft Power and Its Implication to Foreign Relations

  • The Competition over Soft Power between China and the United States: An Analysis of How East Asians View a Rising China (Yun-han Chu, Min-hua Huang and Jie Lu )
  • Six Aspects of Wangdao to Create Values: The Basic Mindset to Promote the Development of Human Civilization (Stan Shih)
  • Geopolitical Shifts in the Triangle “US—GCC—China” Present Relations and Future Prospects (Hichem Karoui)
  • The Chinese Intelligence Services in Africa (GĂ©rald Arboit )
  • China and Global Economic Governance: Does BRICS Matter? (Huanyu Zhao)

PART IV China’s Global Migration: Diaspora and Talent

  • Returning to the Chinese Academy of Sciences: Shortage, Environment, and Rewards (David Zweig)
  • The patterns and trends of Chinese studying abroad (Lu Miao)
  • A Tale of Two Strategies: Economic Growth Strategy and Talent (Tony Fang)
  • Globalization in China and Studying in North America (Wei Li, Lucio Lo, and Yining Tan)
  • Management Talent—A Critical Success Factor for China’s Globalization(Leigh R. Baker)


  • China and Its Participation in Global Governance in the New Era (Yafei He)

About Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar is a world leading academic and professional publishing house. Specializing in social sciences and law, it boasts a roster of 5,500 published books and is highly praised for its strength in digital publishing and global influence. To have its new book published by Edward Elgar reflects CCG's growing influence in academic research and the global reach of its research.

Center for China & Globalization(CCG)is a leading Chinese nongovernmental think tank based in Beijing. It is dedicated to the study of Chinese public policy and globalization. Boasting a strong research team, it enjoys an impressive record of publications and events with broad public policy impact.

CCG is ranked in the Top 100 Think Tanks worldwide, the Best nongovernmental think tank in China and in the Top 6 Think Tanks in China according to the world-renowned "2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report", released annually by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. CCG is currently the only non-governmental Chinese think tank to hold “UN Special Consultative Status”.

Two well-known scholars, Dr. Wang Huiyao and Dr. Miao Lu, founded the CCG in 2008. Today near 100 in-house researchers and staff serve this thinking hub with subsidiaries and divisions spanning across China including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Qingdao and Hong Kong.



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JFKennedy: In 1961 a US president could assign 10000 young brains one great goal (moon race) to advance nations and inspire the world. By 21st C any new president began with legacy of 500000 pen pushers and 2 bipolar parties stuck in past arguments instead of leveraging next giant leaps for humanity. What might have happened if US hadn’t lost confidence in cultural integration, with JFK the first of many leadership assassinations 1963 & English language media turning virally pessimistic 24/7/365/60 ?

Valuing Commons not Socialism: Before world war 2 the BBC started the most innovative media experiment. What if the constitution of world service media wasn’t a corporation nor a .gov but owned by and for all peoples. While licence fee investment structure perpetuated, government control of secrets needed in war time has subsequently prevented much of BBC’s potential. David Attenborough is an exception -from the earliest days of tv show he has celebrated nature with a human joy His more famous brother Richard went from acting to directing Gandhi the movie and bridging out of London Gandhian networks founded during Gandhi’s last 2000 person summit out of London, Quaker Friends House Easton 1925
1965: Intel’s Gordon Moore alumni to multiply analytic and communications capacity of silicon chips 100 fold every decade to 2030.Human Race to Imagineer inter-networking with trillion times moore tech than moon landing. How would decades 5G (2020s) 4G 3G 2G 1G 0G(1970s) spin? Could 200 nations road map each decade of rising exponentials ahead of time? Futurise history -replace slavery’s half millennium of inequalities and gun-wars with love & action millennial SDGs so each next girl/boy born to thrive through livelihoods & community

Von Neumann: world wars accelerated engineering technologies: coding, telecoms, transport, nuclear. In 10 hectic years before death by cancer, JVN tided these up for US leap far ahead on nuclear; all other tech from computing to new brain science open sourced globally. Thus immigrant from Europe’s East hyperlinked flows of positive productivity: human & machine intel. He’ be shocked Nasa missed human interest story of moon landing 1969: Look at mother earth: 10% people continent America so lucky lots of land & ocean; due to how Britannia colonized birders 50% people continental Asians so little equality of ocean access; remap world trade out of aisingapore.org so millennials first sustainability generation. So much work to do 1955-2025report.net
Through Q3 of 20th C,Borlaug grew one of 2 memes whose grassroots networking by village women has saved over a billion people from starvation and dehydration. His crop science raised productivity and food security of village communities. With south Asia’s staple, rice, it is as vital a primary literacy as numbers. Life critical community knowhow is borderless- local rice science innovation energetically shared by Chinese and Bangladeshi matriarchs since 1970s raising life expectancy
Q3 20th C: American Deming improves engineering productivity by order of magnitude. Ironically US’s big engineering companies wouldn’t hire him. Deming networks became how japan and far east re-engineered worldwide supply chains maximizing JIT & SME & next gen infrastructure maps. Core to new capitalism: sustain positive flows: heartland and coastal supercities- by 1962 japan risen 2nd largest economy, by 1975 first 10 years of Singapore transformed far east seas: world trade’s leading space
1964 Detroit, Larry Brilliant’s career starts: first job as doctor to care for Warner Brother’s pop band Wavy Gravy on global tour. After hard year’s work, band relaxes: visiting consciousness guru in Afghan hills. Even remote villagers saw moon race beginning era of no mission impossible. Larry stayed in A. Asia: the man to end smallpox, and …since 1960s The Economist argues local celebration universal health care = core audit designing youth’s global sustainability
1968 Yoko Ono Japanese American multimedia Artist rose from birth to aristocratic family Tokyo 1933 to marrying Beatle John Lennon NY 1969. Wedding song Imagine forwarded united world of peoples beyond old nations. While John killed 1980, Yoko’s vision cheers on artistic supercities and www networkers of love and human capital

America’s most undervalued pop star the Grateful Dead’s J Perry Barlow who wend from leading the band to EFF : Tim Berner Lee’s west coast partner
The second bottom-up knowhow meme for saving a billion lives: Oral Rehydration (OR)discovered in a Calcutta lab. Not until former shell CEO Fazle Abed changed career 1972 to poverty alleviation and developing poorest Muslim women villagers webs can build nations that OR became core primary school curriculum and with crop science catalyst to banking for village family businesses. During 1970s Fazle started up BRAC Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee with head office in village so that BRAC became the first Freire-audited, & now world #1 livelihood edu system, and NGO partnership
Missing Lesson: Back in 1930s when Montessori helped Gandhi design peer to peer village schools, OR unknown
The moon race catalyzed a continent-wide debate across Latin America. What had this region inherited culturally from the Spanish and Portuguese. BrazilianPaulo Freire pedagogy of oppressed chartered the vision of community experiential learning mediated by Franciscan servant leaders. It wasn’t until late 1980s that Boston health students started scaling this with services in Haiti and Peru but as we see from Fazle Abed, Bangladesh Muslim village women empowerment started putting Freire into motion from 1972 onwards. POP took on new meaning of Preferential Opportunity Poor- nations great leaders live , learn with poorest -link in new tech
1964: Out of British Embassy in Tokyo Prince Charles enjoys watching the Olympics on the best tv set he had ever seen. He asks the engineer installing it , Akio Morita, to inward invest in the UK- the first small but hi-visibility step in transformation between Japan and European investments in mutual human productivity and trust-flows
Kissinger’s US diplomacy through 1970s mediated ultimate 21stc miracle- what was the right time for fifth of worlds people to rejoin world markets- china had withdrawn in 1860 rather than accept British ultimatum of opium as trading currency
1946 Japan Emperor Family: Japanese Emperor Hirohito changed Far East’s most aggressive colonist by declaring to his peoples his greatest error. I was wrong in thinking Japanese engineers would be good at war-let’s find every world class value of engineering Far East islanders can share and map happy world trading routes around. From 1962, Economist surveys “Consider Japan” as leading rising sun nations as smart superports. Ref Japan Keiretsu, KoreaChaebol

1976 China’s Deng Xiaopingexperiments 5 capitalisms in one: diaspora inward investment, Keynesian agriculture, ..asks japan redesign Beijing’s engineering Uni- scary old communism replaced by human cap: grandmothers & 1-child family tree
Fazle Abed Bangladesh BRAC.net through 0G-5G decades; starts up community resilience hubs chaired by village girls changed the global aid industry; however how to mobilise this through 2G 1990s to 5G 2020s depended on partnership sequencing. Those who kept joining Fazle Abed’s mission just in time have achieved ultra SDgoal miracles eg digital bank-a-billion bkash.com. Back in Marco Polo’s day St Francis demonstrated nature as men’s prime network and local health : the Clares’ network
Which nations’ schools dared explore how 1980s changed language literacy for ever. Coding became as valuable as mother tongue
Bill Gates PCLanguage 1 extended S valley to Seattle
Jobs Apple Mac Valley PCL2
Torvalds from Nordica to S Valley: PCL3: open source Linux
Just as coding was the lost curriculum of 20th C, The Lancet has published chapter & verse : missing in 2010s is peer to peer pre-adolescent health
1975 Hangzhou: Jack Ma Part 1- seeing 10 year old Ma bored in classrooms, his Geography teacher said our designated tourist town Hangzhou has no real maps of outside world. Why don’t you train 1000 youth to speak English. be joyful tourist guide, explore their global stories. Jack Ma took education outside classroom age 11-30. Today, different regions in China are designing practical non-examination schooling –eg Girls AI
1985 China: personal telephones non-existent. Jack Ma 2 hears rumor that Ren Zengfei (Huawei birth 1985) is helping rural communities leapfrog to 21st C telecoms.By1995, his first trip USA he sees worldwide web and Bezos launch Amazon. He asks the greatest job creating question of changing millennium – when www comes to china how can youth maximise jobs & integrates SMEs into every markets value chain. Jack starts 25 years youth ambassador ecommerce/ fintech
Berners Lee invents worldwide web and transfers from Geneva to MIT Boston. Life’s mission, as seen London Olympics www is for everyone. Co-star opening acts_ Queen Elizabeth & J Bond parachute in
Over 20 us companies cooperate a million dollars each in intergenerational research launch MIT media lab :– first global hub questioning how digital changes architectures wherever people mobilise apps, rebuild infrastructure
Negropronte MIT Media Lab founder, just as Gates later rued missing main language of smart mobiles, Negropronte edutech too early with PCs. But positive uses of co-workers wiki tech emerge including Jimmy Waleswikipedia
MIT Quadirs take mobile phones to village bangladesh – rural world first 1996 -china soon emukates in race to mobilese end of poverty. Quadirs first syndicate includes gift from Soros and tech transfer from Telenor and momentum of GrameenDr Yunus

Happy 2020s Play GAMES WorldRecordJobs.com (search creator names) – fantasy game 1: pack of 52 playing cards - transfer list Q&A chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
Bloomberg NY
Of 10 smartest supercities (population over 15 million), helping all citizens value new tech, USA has one in top 10. New York. gravitated by Bloomberg’s finance (world’s wealthiest top 10), media and social goals, NY 2010s on a roll with early childhood edu, return to nearly free CUNY uni system, Bloomberg conscience: healthy societies generates strong economies. Over 3 billion dollars donated to NY-Baltimore Bloomberg John Hopkins bodes well for AI Health. US time-warped infrastructure stunted other US cities– let’s see American youth/teachers benchmark smarts of NY, ignore DC’s divisive lobbies. World’s biggest city Shanghai’s Bloomberg?- Fosun 5 : Guo G, Liang X, Wang Q, Fan W and tech wizard Tan J
Masa Son Tokyo
1981: Masa Son started softbank out of Tokyo just as Japan began its first of five ten year AI plans 1G to 5G. As the 4G decade of 2010s hands over to SDG’s ultimate decade of AI 5G IOT and 7 other top 10 ways to innovate humanity, Masa Son has formed the deepest AI partnership funds- they linkin from US West coast to Taiwan to Japan to China mainland to UK and Saudi and anywhere human AIdemocracy.com could yet rise and shine. An open secret: use supercity hubs as #digitalcooperation labs -check out sharing economy models such as wework – cloud up big data that can empower a giant leap from one to many urgently needy societies in a world where the Artificials are borderless in their statistical superpowers even if the humans are still bordered by 200 different cultural stories of our race’s past glory. Quite simply if AI does not help fintech and edutech value children as every place’s win-win currency, Robots will take over the world and mother earth will have a breakdown. 2020s are most exciting time to be alive if transparency of 2020s AI funds is celebrated . As London Olympics asked: does the global business language of English need a James Bond and Queen Elizabeth to beam down to help identify who’s hubbing loveq? AI- dare we overcome the spectre of dismal haters of hard working families ? Can we ground growth of communities by and for all? Related share girls supercities social economics of Musicforsdgs.com Techforsdgs.com
Guterres NY -of 100 moving parts inside the UN which is most important? Its worth exploring 2 opposite kind of answers that Guterres life has prepped him for. 1. Emergencies the world asks UN to resolve- eg flying in food where million are starving; squatting on borders with refugees until place leaders rediscover faith hope and love. 2 Innovation hubs that educators and youth can map the 5G Ai trillion times moore 2020s with. Starting 2016 UN appointed Jack Ma as youth livelihoods ambassador. Guterres also knows how to culturally translate golden rule religions and places prioritizing spiritual self-determination
Jack Ma 3 from student year 2019 j ma returns to his first career teaching but with 25 years more tech tools and links to the world’s biggest digital payment system and AI explores (eg DAMO www.alibabauni.com) than when he trained 1000 youth person to person to learn English becoming tour guides of china and Silk Road’s world favorite tourist destination Hangzhou. No market is immune from needing to sustain small enterprises – now jack’s reached every market he can with commerce – he’s looking for service celebration platforms include 5 supercities Olympics and green superplace connectors who value their youth as win-win currency

Kishore Mahbubani, Singapore served Lee Kuan Yew. LKY was greatest 20th leader of 6 million person network (Singapore’s birth new nation 1965). Greatness as Singapore defines it is win-win trade with 360 degree diversity that people and places can develop with each other. Anything you don’t know you don’t know about North-East-West-South is worth checking out with KM scholars. He celebrates experiential learning and translations of two of globalisation’s most positive jobs - building Singapore’s National University, as UN Ambassador watching how 200 nations leaders interacted over decades. Read KM’s books on how Singapore has celebrated diversity with all its Asean neighbors, and become the smartest isle on the planet see edu-hub AIsingapore.org
Bezos Seattle Founded ecommerce 1995.- In 2018 Amazon surveyed 202 US cities for 2020s human AI fitness. 200 failed. One succeeded but the suburb that most needed Amazon didn’t get it. One American capital was causing so much distress for the world that Bezos decided to set up HQ2 as close to its DC border as practical. Alumni of Case’sAOL 1985 including 1776 hubs have “DCBA” dream DC-Baltimore-Amazon- an alternative AI democracy play to google’s alphabet
Schwarzman NY- ex ceo Schmidt of alphabet declared June 2019 that the smartest giving billionaires would do a Schwartzman. So far Schwartzman has planted 3 East-North university colleges : 2 engineering (Tsinghua-MIT) one moral sentiments (Oxford). Map how to fast forward future of AI research to world’s most curious and loving under 30s not bureaucrats who’d trap them in debt nor
Schwab Geneva
Hosting world economic fora in breaks between skiing was bit cheeky in mid 1960s when father Norman Macrae loved Schwab’s dialogues as antidote to EU bureaucracy. Today as well as China and Davos annual world economic forums, Schwab links 3 additional IR4 supercity hubs – Beijing Tokyo San Fran and 300+ youth global shapers hubs. IF Geneva puts Europe on AI 2020s maps – then thank KC
Pony Ma FounderTencent- Shenzen regions ecosystem for internet startups. Originally a games web, Tencent invented 2010s favorite mobile chat-tool – called we chat, its been “copied” by whatsapp now a facebook company. Wechat pay extended into one of world’s top 2 digital payment system. Now facebook announces its desire to follow again with LIbra
1998 Serge Brin; Valley’s leading Russian American: from search to AI Alphabet by way of Android O/S: alumnisat.com mobile 4G -open sourced by Linux Kernel
1999, Romano Prodi,Italian version Economist Entrepreneurial Revolution 1976, starts 5 years leading EU. Med sea integration exclude as Germany superpowers on with its integration
Ka-Shing HK- everyone who loves Hong Kong can thank this billionaire who wired it up before China realized that wireless is the way to empower half a billion Chinese youth dreams. Ka-shing portfolio of investment in newly open university partnerships links entrepreneurs across hemispheres
Kai-Fu Lee Cancer interrupted KFL as Alphabets AI cheerleader- after HK cure started hub at gateway of Tsinghua university- asked to help design AI avenue of entrepreneurs in every university town- his 4 favorite AI superpower compasses: internet platforms, human body language, big companies with a future, supercity
Robin Li In China,Baidu plays similar role to google-alphabet. Whilst its initial business model was search, like alphabet it becomes a magnet for digital futures projects. Baidu may we waiting for its big leap-rumor is its main smart tech designer for china’s biggest new town
WeWork hubs: 2005 UK was supposed to be Blair-Mandelas year of make poverty history- instead it became 7/7 nightmare. Friends started up the good hub guide- 15 years on: wework by Adam Neumann (hobby babel AI linguistics) is benchmark AI hub -watch which supercities’ linkin

AirBnb- 1984’s 2025report.net foresaw home swapping as vital to AI maps: eg sustainable tourism www family edu, diverse ecosystem- Brian Chesky’s alumni small step next airbnb designs houses!
Elon Musk the south African who learnt from space what nasa did not and united clean energy engineers in marathon struggles against short-term speculators

Jerry Yang 95’s launch of yahoo very pc centric- by 2001 yang foresaw clouds and mobiles- linked investors from silicon valley japan Taiwan HK and china- if the world is sustained by tech, JY will be one of the most modest but greatest 360 degree connectors
Jim Kim: WHO’s bottom-up health aka anthropologists change medical world when Harvard classrooms exchanged with partners in health practice Haiti & Peru, Scaling support- came from billionaire Soros who asked JK andFarmer serve dissident prisons in Russia to minimize TB there. PIH founded first last mile health teaching hospital in Africa in Rwanda- just in time to help Soros and brac & last mile servants in w africa end ebola
Xi Jinping -Lee Kuan Yew nominated XI as an oriental Mandela- capable of living all his peoples enough to survive many downs as well as ups – in the partners he helped youth scale- I recommend western aliens who want to give XI a hearing start with his 1988 book out of poverty- it explains a lot more than any presidential biography I have seen
Kalanick & Camp’s Uber ridesharing changed what citizens expect AI big transport o/s origin 08 Paris leweb-see more infra treasure maps at bri.school . NB developing world, uber of motorcycles is kickstarter to smart capital citizenry
Japan’s Reiwa’s first year relaunches human AI. AbeSoc5.0 lot of connecting as do #metoo fashion Japan and Latin billionaires CEOs @ Uniqlo & Zara
Nilekani , Kalam, Modi.Nilekani, India’s greatest job creating technologist, world leader in tele centers spent a decade designing the most exciting big data- over a billion people’s digital ID. This was a shared vision of youth champions late great Kalam – incubating entrepreneurship inside gov : India’s Space networks. Today Kishore values Modi next steps.
Kagame: when china hosted g20 2016 jack ma spent a year to sherpa tech world citizens including women, youth and fintech. EWTP: He promised to give his knowledge on sme commerce & digital pay to first African nation sure they wanted him . Kagame stepped up as he had done with jim kim an farmer’s first Africa teaching hospital
Kishore believes LKY would vote forWidodo as Asean reality leader. When a mayor of a city as huge as Jakarta become president chances of sustainable human flows rise. More: See last world bank annual meet of jim kim -eg panel with Jack Ma and Nilekani and chief listener Widodo

Fifth Annual China and Globalization Forum

China World Hotel Beijing, April 14, 2019


BeltRoad1...sustain generations now or forever after hold your peace

brighter future : global wind report : china dialogue brics report -rough transcript>OPen spaces of sister banks of 21st C human develop %!% peoples- role shanghai; plus 2018 opportunity: A1Brics (g20 argentina), A2Brics(aiib mumbai), A3Brics (Brics Joburg), ICE (India-China-English Language worlds). BRICKStech roads for sdgs started 1945 with nations uniting at san francisco opera house -call this ar0 and america's west coat arctic road 1.. tokyo was the first to learn smarter engineering from american deming- by early 1960's as the economist shows - japan's post industrial revolution where all co-workers live mattered had made this island number 2 economy -more productive per life than usa; it shared this knowhw down island taiwan, hk singapore and to south borean penisular we ball this br0; by 1875 the chinese diapora were the 3rd bidgest financial network- they asked japan to share beter engineering with the fift of the world's people hubbing out of beijing and better vilage sciences -agriculture from american borlaug, killer diseases of kids and mother with help of american like james grant and larry brilliant- the hard work wss done by barefoot female last mile mefics in both china and bangladesh we call bangladesh and the south asia coast to its east br2- in trade terrms rub by the brits this region extended to west pakistan port of gwadar historically owned by oman- west of pakiatan on the cntinent and acriss the gukf to the land bridge bewen old world's 3 coontinents- we label br7 (aka middle east or west asia)- we call mainland china br0; its amazing that americans did not learn from deming or japan- eg bullet trains could have conncred west coast usa aro and proved to multiply interstate win-wins so that ar2 east coast usa also linkedin - boston could be 1 hour from ny 2 hours from dc 1 hour from detroit; a bullet train infrastructure across heartland usa could have been built before china afforded to do this in late 190s; china's super-rail is a god thing for humanity- it offers chances to develop human win-wins across china's 16 borders - some of which due to eg stalin- not china's fault- remain places where people lives have not really gone beyond subsistence in these 27decades since scota smith andt started up age of man and machines- to finish othe old world we call russia and its iced up east west arcti coast br3; we call east europe br5, west europe br6, the med sea br8- east of the med sea you reach central americwhere we reach ar2; both ar1 and ar2 are long n-s coasts- waterwise ther are only connected in themiddle by the panama canal; north south mapping would be complete without mapping the west coat belt from north sea nations to eg gibraltar as br3; if a tunnel had ben built here to africa br3 could continue down west coast of africs- turning at cape town br 4 goes up east coat of africa- it forks at eg djibouti up the suexz canal bachk to the med or round yemen and uae - ng if russia is to link north south throungh to asia it needs to share the inland sea with ukraine and sails out past istanbul which divides south wast europe and west asia which is where syrua/iraq/iran locate; those who want there to still be a livable climate for our kids nedd north south artcic circle linked nations to negotiate how not to melt down the arctic circle as well as how to transition beyond oil- nb russia and the middle east nations depend on oil for trade- though some of the emirates see education as the number 1 market of the future and host superp global events on both edutech and refugeetech .
left: business leaders summit - nb china's state grid company largest in transmission world - sees its partering purpose to advise smart grids eg 7 billion $ partnerhip in brazil ; profile
of sustainability investmnet world's first 10 co-leaders : comprehensive strategic..35 years of tracking Entreprenurial Revolution (origin The Economist's Norman Macrae 1972) journalistsforhumanity 2017, at the tipping point of 2 opposite end games:big brother's big data big, or little sisters big data small- you digitally play your money to be or not to be

Friday, April 22, 2016

you can use name as researcher of norman macrae foundation as interviewer of where are peoples best and worsrt banks- see dads last ever article http://www.erworld.tv/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/considerb1.pdf - also celebrated at The Economists' boardroom entrepreneurialrevolution.avi

 remembrance party to him -nobody in the world has any right to tell me that they value the economist and at the same time to quarrel with america has the worst big banks- only Hypocrites or pr agents of the sort that 90% of dc corridors and colleges  are stuffed with would even try to publicly debate me on that

its not that i want to spend time being the stalking horse of bad banks - id rather see the best pro-youth bank of cloud computing but if i have to be the stalking horse while hi-trust youth communities linkin  sustainable leaders then amen- so that why sir fazle abeds family host 2 remembrance parties of that sort with japan ambassador to dhaka

these are my fathers last article on how america turned from having good community banks circa 1980 to globalising subprime

sir fazle , naila and her daughter spend lot of time looking for best womens banks www.joywo.org  and in many cases seizing the moment for open coders to leapfrog

brac has now created 4 women sustaining banks
microfrinance in villages
ultra poor financing
brac bank for eg girls who animate the garment industry
www.blash.com the bigegst cashlss banking of the world

in the part of chicago that obama (his mom founded part of indonesia micrtfinance fotr crafts villages as jim kims job interview clarifies ) grew up in mary co-founded what for 25 years was america's best community bank these day she tries to help exchange knowhow between brac www.bkash.com  and some small american banks at 

along with creating health service from nothing in bangla's case, the banking story is fundamental to all small entrepreneur microfranchising - so become an interveiwer of who founds most sustainable banks at what magic contextual; moments and I cant see why that wouldnt be the biggest thing chuck would want in your cv to hire you but he can say what else is because the exciting thing is when a bank also has also the best investments of a particular kind- which will be youths greatest green bank or which will be  better yet because youthcommunities youths freaetes bank , 

i dont know the answers to those 2 searches but if it is to be found in time for sustainable youth then it will come up from somewhere in bangladesh , china or usa or much better yet bridging youth communities of every colar and faith by the right sorts of faith ,like maurice franciscans or anyone manny says is trying to help youth live

yes having the ;permission to interview the head of time banking can be very useful- my guess is in us it could be very synergetic to marie

bur because brac already had the best bottom up banks in bangladesh, i am not sure that time banking is the first interview to do with brac family

equally look through their 15 biggest partners likes gates foundation - what app and community does gates mist need need to take time banking to - thats the sort of open space question you can linkin the head of time banking to if you so choose

its your freedom because of who trusts you-please enter reference to this mail into diary you keep for manny as he said that apart from his own projects you and marie are his top 2 apps of the season


BRACS top 17 partners

George Soros Open Soceity
Gates Foundation
DFID (british aid)
Australian Aid
Canadian Aid
Master Card Foundation
Novo (buffett) girls foundation
The Global Fund
Save the children
Rice IIRI and china rice
FHI science for lives
education above all
International Labor Organisation
IFTRO - India's International Federation of Training and Development Summits
International Water and Sanitation Center
Global Innovation Fund

sample of what brac has partnered in last 4 months

Primary education in Bangladesh goes digital

BRAC and the LEGO Foundation Collaborate on Play-to-Learn Project

 early childhood education, BRAC’s low-cost,
high-impact Play Lab project will reach more than 7,000 children,
 aged three to five, across the three countries

Workshop on accessing green climate fund held The Senior Secretary of Economic Relations Division (ERD) of Ministry of Finance as the National Designated Authority (NDA) of Bangladesh to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) organised a daylong workshop titled ‘Accessing Green Climate Fund: Opportunities , Options and Challenges for Private Sector and Civil Society Organizations’ on November 8, 2015 in Dhaka.
The workshop was a part of NDA’s efforts to prepare Bangladesh to get access to the GCF. It aimed to introduce the GCF to Bangladesh private sector and CSOs with a special focus on private sector facility (PSF) window of GCF and facilitate direct access for private sector/CSOs. This workshop also shared and gathered relevant knowledge as well as foster an open dialogue with the private sector and CSOs about their role in combating the impacts of climate change and how they can get engaged in climate change adaptation and mitigation.

BRAC won the Amplify/OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge!

BRAC marks FI2020 week with nationwide dialogue on microfinance
According to the World Bank an estimated 2 billion working-age-adults do not have an account at a financial institution.To build global momentum around how to address the remaining gaps in financial inclusion, the Financial Inclusion 2020 campaign celebrated FI2020 week from 2-6 November.

A worldwide event, FI2020 week involved over 25 partners who each organised conversations on how to make significant steps to advance financial inclusion. The range of participants included banks, policy makers, NGOs, microfinance institutions, investors, and financial capability experts. The only partner from 
Bangladesh, BRAC seized the opportunity by launching a nation-wide dialogue with local government leaders on how microfinance is contributing to alleviating poverty in the country.

BRAC's chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed joined a panel discussion today, 12 March, on Income Inequality, Demographic Change, and Gender at the three-day-long Advancing Asia conference in DelhiIndia. He was joined by Milwida Guevara, CEO of Synergeia Foundation, Philippines, Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog India, Azeema Adam, Governor of Maldives Monetary Authority and Zia Mody, Partner, AZB and Partners, India. The session was moderated by Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Watch the session here.
Learn more about Advancing Asia Conference here.



Sir Fazle Hasan Abed receives Thomas Francis, Jr. Medal

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG, founder and chairperson of BRAC, was given the Thomas Francis, Jr. Medal in Global Public Health award by the University of Michigan. Mark Schlissel, president of University of Michigan presented the medal at a ceremony at the Ross School of Business on April 6, 2016.
Sir Fazle has been recognised for his advancement of global public health and work to establish a healthier future for people living in poverty worldwide. The medal, periodically awarded to a global leader whose work addresses the most pressing global health challenges, honours the legacy of the University of Michigan epidemiologist who mentored Dr Jonas Salk in his development of the polio vaccine.
"It is indeed a great honour to receive the Thomas Francis, Jr Medal in Global Public Health," said Sir Fazle at the award ceremony. "It gives me tremendous pleasure and I thank the University of Michigan for bestowing this prestigious award on me."
"In global development, it is not a lack of new and bright ideas that is impeding progress but rather our ability to implement these ideas well, effectively and at scale," said Sir Fazle. "There is much excitement today about the potential of new technology to end human poverty. This can make us forget that many solutions already exist. We can reach millions more today by focusing less on 'what' and more on 'how'."
Today, BRAC breaks the cycle of contamination caused by limited access to toilets, latrines and safe water sources, especially in rural areas. Nearly one in three people worldwide – 2.5 billion – don't have access to adequate sanitation and nearly one in nine people – 800 million – don't have access to clean water.  
By focusing on innovation, technical assistance, and community-based education, BRAC water and sanitation for health (WASH) committees have reached 38 million people, largely in rural areas of the country


Young coders develop app solutions on social problems

 “BRACathon”- BRAC’s first ever hackathon attracted more than 120 budding app developers and students to compete for prize and developing useful mobile applications to contribute in social innovation. The 36 hour long BRACathon took place from 4-5 December 2015 in BRAC University.  27 teams including IT students and tech start-ups participated.
The theme of BRACathon was technology for social good. The participating teams were given 11 problems including TB prevention, micro-learning, microfinance data access, crowdsourcing information for city roads improvement, bKash user interface etc. Students from BRAC University, NSU, IUB, BUET, Ahsanullah University and technology start-ups including EMPOWER, Miyaki participated in this competition.
After the marathon 36 hours of coding, each team gave a presentation on their mobile app solution; seven teams were announced as winners on 6th December 2015. Each of these seven teams will be given up to USD 3000 in order to help them to finalise their apps. BRAC IT specialists will provide further assistance and guidance to these young developers to scale up. In addition to this, BRAC w;ill also help them implement these apps to enhance its operational efficiency.
The winners of the competition are Reboot, Miaki, AMITIE ,mPower Rangers, TRIUMPH IT, BUET Gamechangers and Technolive. 
The award giving ceremony started with a panel discussion



BRAC launches the prestigious Manthan Awards

The award, an off-shoot of the Manthan Awards in India, promotes the use of technology for the development and focuses on newer digital and mobile innovations.field of ICT for development. We have to create an environment for the young innovators to make innovations that can have a positive impact in the most marginalised people of the country. This is why we are launching Manthan in Bangladesh."
The nine categories of the BMDIA 2016 are: e-business and financial inclusion, e-education, learning and employment, e-agriculture and ecology, e-governance and institutions, e-health, e-women, inclusion and empowerment, e-news, journalism and entertainment, e-culture, heritage and tourism, and m-content..
For more information and nomination please visit http://brac.manthanaward.org/
BRAC held the fourth Frugal Innovation Forum from 23-24 March 2016 in SavarBangladesh with the theme of scaling resilience. The forum showcased financial, social, and technological innovations that non-governmental organisations and other implementers are   using to strengthen communities that are facing the effects of climate change.
The forum was designed to explore effective innovations and create opportunities for dialogue among leaders in the global south. Speakers from organisations that are building resilience in innovative ways, such as GoonjiDE NepalThe Mojolab Foundation, and Medic Mobile  were featured in panel and plenary discussions. In addition, representatives from various grassroots organisations and thought-leaders on the subject including  Ainun NishatJaideep PrabhuRizwana Hasan and Arif Jebtik also presented and highlighted ways to build resiliency in the face of natural and man-made disasters.
“Resilience-building mindsets and creativity at the community and government level are necessary for communities to not only cope when faced with disaster, but to thrive,” Jaideep Prabhu said during the opening session. Mr. Prabhu said that top-down policies need to be balanced with grassroots, bottom-up solutions to build resiliency ahead of disaster.
The major sessions included financial innovations to foster household resiliency, innovations in adaptive livelihoods and agriculture, and also explored how policy can strengthen communities ahead of natural disasters in South Asia.

The Inaugural Community Health Promoter Appreciation Day
A Community Health Promoter (CHP) Appreciation day was held on the 
18 December 2015. One hundred and thirty CHPs traveled from various parts of Uganda to Kampala for this event, which recognised and awarded fifty of the best CHPs for their outstanding service to their communities. The Chief guest, Assistant Commissioner of Health Promotion at the Ministry of Health Dr Paul Kagwa led other guests in applauding the health programme and the CHPs for their efforts to deliver basic healthcare services to the doorsteps of millions of Ugandans.

In his opening remarks BRAC Uganda Country Representative, Bhuiyan Muhammad Imran congratulated the CHPs for being instrumental in the reduction of mortality among under-5 children in areas where BRAC CHPs are active, based on research conducted by the Research and Evaluation Unit. 

Pioneering programme helps households climb out, and stay out, of extreme poverty

A programme pioneered by development organisation BRAC, which aims to help households escape extreme poverty by supporting women to set up their own small businesses, not only works but its benefits increase in the long term, according to an evaluation(1) led by researchers at the International Growth Centre (IGC), based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The research findings in published today in London.
BRAC’s ‘Targeting the Ultra-Poor’ programme has benefitted 1.6 million households in Bangladesh by helping the very poorest women shift out of low paid and insecure work, such as casual agricultural work or domestic service, into running their own small businesses. It does this by providing them with large scale livestock assets alongside two years of complementary training.
Researchers found that, four years after taking part in the programme, the women increase their annual earnings by 37 per cent.
Seven years after the start of the programme, the increase in the women’s spending on non-durable goods, such as food, is 2.5 times larger than after four years. At the start of the programme, only 10 per cent of beneficiaries have access to renting or owning land – seven years later, this figure is nearly 40 per cent.
BRAC has a strategic partnership with UK Aid and Australia in Bangladesh, providing large scale funding to BRAC’s ‘Ultra-Poor’ programme for many years. International Development Minister Desmond Swayne said: “The UK is proud of our partnership with BRAC and the Australian Government in Bangladesh. Over the last 5 years UK support has so far enabled BRAC to lift 580,000 people out of extreme poverty and delivered health, education, water and sanitation to the poorest and most marginalised. Earlier this year I saw first-hand the difference this work is making to people across Bangladesh. BRAC’s programme targeting the ‘ultra-poor’ is of great significance to development worldwide and the global goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030.”


Safe Spaces for Women at Workplace

BRAC’s programme head of human rights and legal aid services (HRLS) Sajeda Farisa Kabir’s presentation addressed BRAC’s experience and learning in Addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. BRAC has more than a decade of experience in addressing sexual harassment issues at workplace, providing support to its 112,934 national staff, working in 64 districts and more than 8,000 staff working in 11 countries.  
Present at the event were representative from private sector organisations like Nestle 
Bangladesh, Afroz, Incepta. The dialogue was moderated by BRAC's executive director Dr Muhammad Musa.

Rebuilding Livelihood of the Ebola Affected Petty Traders project

BRAC Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry launched the Rebuilding Livelihood of the Ebola Affected Petty Traders project at Njala Venue, 
Freetown on 8 January. As part of the project, sensitisation sessions were rolled out in different parts of the country where the project will be implemented; briefing key stakeholders on the different components of the project and creating awareness.
The project is funded by DFID and executed by a consortium consisting of BRAC, World Vision, World Hope International and Catholic Relief Services (CRS).  BRAC Sierra Leone will cover 12, 036 beneficiaries in 4 districts; CRS will cover 6,110 beneficiaries in 3 districts and World Hope International will cover 3,441 beneficiaries in 2 districts. The main objective of this project is to support 29,400 petty traders affected by Ebola through soft loan, start-up business capital and capacity building training. It also aims to recapitalise micro finance institutions to ensure access to finance by petty traders and also long term sustainability.

The Ministry of Industries (MoI), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), BRAC held a series of events on Nutrition and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and BRAC held a series of events to discuss Nutrition and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): New Approaches to Partnership. The activities concluded today 2nd December with interactive knowledge sharing and a field visit at Palash Upazila (Sub-District), Narshingdi (District) in which the GAIN Global Board Members took part. GAIN’s discussion on SDGs started with a dialogue with government officials on 29 November where the Honourable Minister of Commerce Mr Tofail Ahmed M.P. was present as the Chief Guest.
The Honourable Minister of Commerce Mr. Tofail Ahmed M.P. attended the event as Chief Guest and Professor Dr. Gowher Rizvi, International Affairs Advisor to the honourable Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was the special guest. Panel discussion was facilitated by   Executive Director of GAIN, Marc Van Ameringen and discussants included, Mr. Md. Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan ndc, Secretary Ministry of Industries and Mr. Syed Monjurul Islam, Secretary Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Laurent Umans, First Secretary, Food Security from the Netherland Embassy and Heather McBride, Deputy Director, Planning and Lead Analyst from the Canadian High Commission.  The event was well attended by representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Food, ERD the Social Development Fund, USAID, UNICEF and the European Union.
On 30 November the discussion focused on nutrition and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which was jointly organised by BRAC and GAIN. Dr. Kaosar Afsana, Director of BRAC Health, Nutrition and Population Programme (HNPP), Executive Director of GAIN, Marc Van Ameringen and Dr. Tahmeed Ahmed, Director, Nutrition and Clinical Services Division, icddr,b   facilitated the event. Dr. Muhammed Musa, Executive Director of BRAC and Vinita Bali, Chair of the GAIN Board gave opening remarks.