Yunus.tv - Help Communications & Community Rising Projects & Practices of End Poverty & Job Creation

countdown month 14 (15 sept 2014 to october 2014 ) is amazingly situated to build on month 16 Africa week in DC and emergence of Young Africa Society as the mostb collaborative milennial network seen to date;  on road to atlanta Nov 2015- youth jobs olympics will be the most valuable collaboration city movement the human race has ever enjoyed with thanks to nobel peace laureates, open learning campus, cool south koreans at top of UN and world bank,  and families of ted turner, martin luther king, jimmy Carter and why not you if you have parented a millennial since 1984?

in 2007 Norman Macrae Foundation started 7 year search of 7 wonders of YOUTH & YUNUS  experiments with startups linked to dreams of muhammad yunus including the 10000 youth ambassador network, journal of social business, 2050 yunus book club and the consider bangladesh half century on young asia originated at The Economost 1962 with consider Japan,

online library of norman macrae-- 

 the good news portal of youth and yunus did not turn out to be collaboratively sustainable- instead yunus.tv now offers millennails and journalists for humanity more open datasets on who's millennails who of #2030now than any non-partisan collaboration source you are likely to search out - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.ok norman macrae foundation for youth economics and goodwill mediation

 from womenuni.com- which market sectors will depend on wome empowermowemet if sustainability pursposes are to be valued in net gen's defining social movements of #2030now will womne ...

 my resources -grandad -his last friend;

his bequest world record book of jobcreators

Thanks to Naila Chowdhury 1 2  3  4   5   6   7  8   9

Millennials Greatest Search- July 2014

new to us NEXUS, additional research urgently needed rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

-quantum leaping ahead- clinton global university alumni have not prevuously been self-organised- this month they were given the tools and permissions to reconnect over 10000 

-quantum leaping ahead- millennials who study at coursera partnerships to achieve #2030now the defining social movement of the net generation - not just anot6her certificate. August sees the Wprld Bank launch the number 1 alumni network of this kind- search out Open Learning Campus 

 

world record job creators  pro-youth summit diary

oct 7, 2014 wash dc 2nd annual -world bank youth summit  and prep for the first annual UN/world bank milennials investment competition spring 2015

 

mail chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk if you can help with these search questions:

 

youthcreativelab: which are 1000 most exciting concepts of youth and yunus? which 50 leaders are helping most to invest in youth and yunus livelihhods? what roles are played by the world's 10 greatest job creators questions

 

 

 

Can you help resolve the world's 2 greatest maths errors and system failures? - poverty and wasting millennials lives!

 

mileniails are the most educated, most connected, most urgently collaborative peoples our human rac has ever seen- where they are out of jobs and sustainable  livelihoods, this signals the greatest macroeconoic madness any elder generation have ever ruled over

so lets invest in millennials -lets make sure that post 2015 we all celebrate openly networking millennials goals -  - but first we need your help survey information needed so we can all do that

how you can help

 

1 nominate a millennial network not yet included in the survey (below)

 

2 we are trying to blitz connectivity out of US east coast capitals boston new york, DC, and atlanta so if you have a millennial connector in those towns representing a named millennial network or interested in connecting please say whom; why east coast capitals- at least 5 summits valuing millennial or women empowerment are being hosted 21 sept to 7 october concluding with world bank millennials summit 7 october; these dates also determine movement diaries for most of the US university year; this is last full university year before end of millennial goals and eg atlanta's whats next summit nov 2015

 

of course we are equally interested in knowing when a cluster of capitals you are most connected to is blitzing next- the better are survey data the deeper the action and learning connections we hope all capitals with a millennial future can make

 

thanks chris macrae  dc 301 881 1655 skype chrismacraedc yunus.tv

 

Survey: Connecting Dots of Millennial's Networks

Which MNetworks (left column) and humanly located connectors (other columns)  do you trust most to collaborate with?

 

Do you have a nominated millennial citizen who is most joyfully crazy about collaboration linking particular capitals- eg health, energy, mobile womens empowerment tend to be app areas that millennials can't win without such a connector -(though every sustainability crisis actively needs a millennial connector)

 

Millennial Practice Network/Capital - atlanta countdown month of connection red launch; blue first collaboration delegate NM youth economics

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1 YPchronic founded millennial medics harvard -virtual space ghd online associated with boston's partners in health and Brigham womens; connections with NYmed - Abby BOS &

 

2YNPN - 17 city chapters; annual summit; Lucilla Lu san diego a key connectors

 

3 Taddy Blecher  partners including maharishi (india), Branson (west), google worldwide started in S. Africa

 

4 Women4Empowerment started when naila chowdhury came over to DC region - after 15 years with yunus as first female director of grameen phone; kenya turned out to be a most progressive expermnenter in extreme mobile W4E - eg jamii bora, mpesa, nanocredit and IHUB see 10

 

5 Fashion4development now run by evie evangelou as most valuable summit during un week for first ladies to impact future of fashion and superstars- started by a bangladeshi supermodel; has gained from recent years having billion funding of women issues un foundation CNN/turner bequest -turners are now refocusing everything millennial out of atlanta

 

6 jim kim world youth summit annually staged in fall by young professional associates inside world bank;

 

7 kim is also  interested in youth and young professional interfaces outside bank eg boston is key due to his co-founding of partners in health; in new york in key his partnership with ban k-moon- from spring 2015 un-world bank stage virtual millennials competition as part of process of returning goals post 2015 to investment ownership by millennials; also kims most trusted connectors with pop stars are australian residents in new york

 

8 African diasporas out of dc pledge to provide extreme value chain benchmarks against which all usaid and other dc value chain mapping can be valued - millennials are being invited by ethiopians to design their chapter of this network - ethiopians are 1 largest dc diaspora; 2 have best poor farmer producer value chain model to benchmark; 3 connect with founder of africa's satellite for elearning

 

9 Euro microeconomics and east european open society network founded by George Soros -central european university budapest (best chance of saving youth wherever EU is losing generations); also 1996 soros lent funds to start up grameen phone- soros role as lead bottom up billanthropist began south african youth 1978

 

10 iubs lead open source economy with direct www youth trades animated by open source tech wizards and apps partnering solutions needed by communities and underclasses at edge of human sustainability

 

11 BRAC see left column

12 Yunus milennial alumni- dont really have a home? Becasue 60% of millennials are asian - yunus missions impossible needed millennial investment win-win-win-win between bangladesh and india, mediated by japan and china as did all asian millennials especially girl empowered

 

 

13 Lucknow networks have only unesco prize ever awarded to school for peacekeeping - most recent breakthrough discovery how almost any illiterate adult can learn to read newspaper within month; hist annual chief justice and global-local educator summits as well as many student competitions and cross-cultural exchanges across asia especially for pre-teens harmony of world citizenship

 

clicpic to join interactive massive collaboration  guide to 10 hours of free video resources of Nobel Muhammad Yunus.tv - MOOC 1  2 designers especially welcome

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question from yunusdiary.com will april 2013 go down as greatest youth economics mionth ever -11 april sees yunus announce the free yunus university dream at skoll world championships - 30 second video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ome28Obiy4I

17 April video of yunus US congressional gold medal is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21H7u48qDgg&list=UU-cxqz-2fBOekclLlaERLJQ&index=2  yunus speaks after 1 hour 6 minutes 35 seconds- he explains his first job around congress 1971; and his second round in 1984 with Results' sam daley harris; leading up today 2013 the first Muslim to be awarded a gold medal- and the only gold medal ever struck with the slogan let us put poverty in the museum

... monica yunus founder of my favorite youth entrepreneur project www.singforhope.org sings beautiful dreamer to her father at minute 49 sec 24

early senate videos from 2010 are www.grameeneconomics.com

 

Yunus.tv is a project of Norman Macrae Foundation wash dc hotline 301 881 1655 - The Economists' pro-youth economist ; 2013 is 170th anniversary of The Economist being founded to support youth in ending hunger. Norman Macrae Foundation proposes microeducation summit as a core contributor to post 2015 millennium Golas
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MOOCYUNUS  : youth letter to congress ; youtube; statewide youth jobs competitions

 

 Arguably Muhammad Yunus represents the futures that more youth around the world would like to network than anyone alive- this web is a project of Norman Macrae Family Foundation-The Economist's pro-youth economist. It asks what 12 minute presentations could millions of youth peer to peer learn from to create jobs and co-produce the most exciting goals of any milennium

Breaking News: Dr Yunus receives The Congressional Gold Medal on 17 April 2013 Washington DC. We aim to publish a small brochure featuring all the student social business projects Yunus has celebrated across the states -email chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk to subscribe to a copy or for further info (washington dc hotline 301 881 1655 ) . Other celebration resources: go to http://yunus10000.com to see the dvd sampled to 10000 young people celebrating Grameen Headquarters summer 2008 at time Nobel opened Yunus Museu in Dhaka.

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12 Minutes to Change The World

How will online education change the economics of youth and ecology of planet? What is MOOC?  What is MIT? What is Coursera?Where do hi-trust histories of online education come from? Whose life-work would you love millions of youth to be trained in supporting next

My father's work on pro-youth economics at The Economist showed that only 2 innovations have rapidly progressed the whole human race at the same time. Please note there are many other vital applications - eg healthcare, food security ... - we can then prioritise investments in to progress the human lot but history shows that there are really only two sources that liberate such wonderful future opportunities

 

These are 1)  Cleaner Energy (more later) and  2) worldwide technologies which help every being to lead a more productive and sustainable life. When everyone can access online information at the same time (soon to be possible with more mobile devices than people ) the educational content we free can be the most positive revolution our human race has ever collaborated around.

 

The MOO in MOOC stands for massive Open Online. Massive means a platform that can share with millions (or even billions) of people all over the world at the same time - the very advance that first became simply celebrated when Tim Berners Lee opened up the worldwide web.  There is a choice of what C stands for - most fans of the acronym MOOC say that C is for course, though Curriculum and Collaboration are other C's my friends love to interconnect.

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  Norman Macrae Foundation The Economist's Pro-Youth Economist5801 Nicholson Lane Suite 404, N. Bethesda MD 20852 Tel 301 881 1655 email chris.macrae@yahoo.co.ukmicroeducationsummit.com , planetmooc.com, normanmacrae.ning.com Mr John MackeyWhole Foods Market, Inc.
550 Bowie Street
Austin, TX 78703
10 March 2013Book - 12 Minutes To Change The World Dear Mr Mackey I am writing to ask whether your team would help me develop a case on Whole Foods for my forthcoming book. Each case being featured is in the format of a 12 minute peer to peer presentation on what purpose youth around the world would uniquely miss if particular organsiational systems did not exist This book is a sequel to one I co-authored with my father in 1984 during his 40 years at The Economist on whether the net generation would be the most entrepreneurially productive and sustainable time to be alive. 12 minute presentations are becoming the core modular content of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)- and my friends and I see 2013 as a race to get job-smart actionable learning out there to millions of youth to network at the same time. CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM AND PURPOSE OF A BUSINESSI would particularly like to include Whole Foods because of the purposeful way you integrate the value multipliers of leadership. Also because in many ways you all at WholePlanetFoundation and WholeKidsFoundation can do more to make the case for the systems my friend Muhammad Yunus designed than he himself can make now that he is trapped in the social revolution going on in Bangaldesh whose outcomes during this scarily political year of 2013 are uncertain One of the leaders directly contributing to 12 Minute Presentations To Change The World is Sir Fazle Abed of BRAC. Unlike Yunus there is a way of explaining BRAC's unique contributions to the world that stays out of confrontational politics. Moreover, one of the arms of BRAC is a fully fledged University and Sir Fazle was awarded Qatar's first educational Oscar for his contributions to job creating education. So MOOCs are becoming a direct product line of BRAC, of post 2015 millennium goal networking and may yet be the Trojan Horse to Arab Springs empowering the best that mobile youth can be. Yours sincerely  Chris Macrae
        

 How can youth entrepreneur competitions create the most jobs oiut of your state?

April 2013 see Muhammad Yunus celebrated  with thye US Congress Gold Medal. Its also conclude the second university year that Yu8nus has toured those states that wish to convene a srident competition where the best ideas of youth are supported by all the state's public universities. Norman Macrae Foundation aims to publish a leaflet on projects so far being supported - email chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk for the leaflet or if you wish to extend states contributing to this futures of youth competition - so far Georgia , Alabama, North Carolina and Oregon have supporte this Yunus invitation, DC, VA and Maryland not so much.

         

About editorial team who edit this and associate webs celebrating Norman Macrae Foundation,

2013 is a very interesting year for us since it marks the 170th anniversary of The Economist founded by our Scottish friends to end hunger and end capital abuse of youth , as well s the 255th year since Adam Smith first conceived a book of economic principles anchored round hi-trust relationship systems - what today our mathematicains at valuetrue.com call goodwill modeling of any organsiation or market sector aiming to compound its most productive benefits to the human race -eg collaboration blog with search as to which sectors will most help youth's 10000 greatest job creators: healtheducationopentech? massmedia? banking? economists? food? energy and waste? ...

 

In 1976, we started up as the epicentre of Entrepreneurial Revolution -its reporting and valuation models, and about 100 adjectival forms of entrepreneur who jumped on the e-bandwagon sometimes making it really hard to understand the real work of entrepreneurs! This is to help youth on behalf of hi-trust communities redesign futures every time that 0.1% or less of a population take over all productive assets. Interculturally, as mediators we are optimistic that such open systems can in 21st C be designed without needing to resort to the french guillotine in which the dna of between take is born-  Dad (Norman Macrae) and I coined the phrase ER in The Economist in 1976 after seeing early experiments of youth sharing knowledge around a digital network. We retain our 1976 collaborations challenge to youth and economists : none of 20th c's biggest systems of organisation are of a sustainable nature befitting a borderless 21stc networking world aimed at human progressour 1984 book mapped goals to invest in net generation collaboration including ending poverty and co-creating 3 billion new jobs-our search continues with one difference - after dad celebrated his 85th and last public birthday with dr yunus and 30 guests at Royal Automobile Club Saint James London , and Norman's death in 2010 we started www.nmfound.net  to help converge the projects he believed would economically make or break 2010s as youth's most productive decade......................................................................................................................

Norman Macrae Foundation project Journalist for Humanity invites youth to help edit following nings- yunuscity yunusasia

webs yunus.tv grameen.tv socialbusiness.tv yunusbook.com yunusjapan.com yunusfund.com egrameen.com grameengreen.com globalgrameen.com grameeneurope.com grameenasia.com grameenafrica.com grameenamericas.com grameenscotland.com grameenfrance.com grameengermany.com grameenspain.com grameenbelgium.com grameeneconomics.com considerbangladesh.com ...

Norman Macrae Foundation www.NMfound.net

www.microeducationsummit.com & www.considerbangladesh.com NMfound education and journalism projects since 2008; www.worldclassbrands.tv a NM found leadership valuation project since 1988

5801 Nicholson Lane Suite 404 N.Bethesda MD 20852Tel 301 881 1655 email chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

 

here is a 5 year review of best and worst ideas of collaborating with pro-youth economics around dr yunus- its not his fault that as the brand with the most exciting youth colaboration promise in the world. of people do pr and funding projects around him that have no ositive consequences for youth who want to co-brand with yunus as social business liberatirs of whichever market they want to be lifetime parctioners in

 Market that can contribute to youth's 10000 greatest job creators best collaboration approach worst approach for youth collab entreprenurs
 education yunus competitions with 1000 youth entreprenurs where prizes include commiting whole states educational respources toi student team project, co-branding yunus and team solution, develping MOOC of youth co-producing social business SMbA - no quorum obtainable aming universities to replace mba as fattest cash cow education has ever monoplised
 health free nursing colege training nurses to be most ocnnected people in vilage of mobile helath apps 
 banking cashless banking is the new race to bank a billion to end poverty or chain people- oddly this depends on 2 forces that seldom meet ahead of time- government experys in future regulatiion and informatiin tech wizards for some unknown reason acandeics took over teaching microefinace as a separte expertise whereas its origin in bangaldesh was a convergence process of vilagers owning banks, community market channels and knwoleedge hubs all in an effort to redesign value chains to enable those with the elast to live productive lifetimes and invest in their next generation
 food  
 energy and waste  
 open tech   

 

part of his estate to help found.  In 2010, we seek to multiply social business loans to 4 epicentres of goodwill multiplying gravity:  

feedback report updated dec 2012 - we are closing our investment in 3 because of incompatibility of valuation models and failure to charter one action project- we continue to publish the world's good hubs guide as a collaborative journalism exercise with worldiwde youth started in 2006; we love jamii bora in 4 but are sad not yet to have found connections with kenya's others greatest projects- nor south africa's nor those that good news reporters of afrca24tv and mit dispora networks value most -we continue to report grameenscotland as potentialy one of top 7 colaboration epicentres of yunus and we love any connection we can linkin with japan as number 1 supporter of yunus at a national leve- we believe the number 1  collaboration investment in youth and yunus worldwide is now proven y the sory of stdent competitionwhere winners are co-branded withy yunus in such a way that the whole of states educational resirces support winning tsudent teams - please help us report places committed to organsiing such competitions - so far we are aware of tokyo- and in us of Georgia, Alabama, North Carolinal and oregon; we believe after 5 years and 8 vists that we have nudged global reporting of what's going on i Bngladesh into a reasonably transparent process at www.considerbangladesh.com though happy to hear alternative views - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

4 African microcredit meta-hub that calls itself happy families www.jamiibora.org  :  www.the-hub.net and its 6000 social business entrepreneurs in 50 cities doubling on some kind of moores law every 18 months or so 2 glasgow's future twinning of capitalism :  open source centre of where adam smith's microeconomics of youth-family-community was born without which social action media like The Economist would never have evolved, nor would our auld alliance partners' french networks who coined the revolutionary social purpose which it means to collaborate in the calling of being an entrepreneur since 1800 1 http://blogs.fco.gov.uk/roller/warren/entry/consider_japan consider bangladesh : 2010s social business partnering in youth's most exciting decade:  the 48th year of my father's future exponentials series on asia-pacific www century (1976-2075) which started with Consider Japan in 1962 www.normanmacrae.com www.worldeconomist.net


The 30 year processes of the twin movement of Results MIcro are the most economically interesting starting point for anyone who spends a life hosting both real and virtual networks that I have been able to find in 34 years of searches for netgen capitalism www.erworld.tv - since 2005's terrifying make poverty history year in london our collaboration research associates have been openly inviting hub feedback on such hi-trust maps

www.universityofstars.tv Actually as my family's last 5 generations have been mentored by the likes of Gandhi on how to joyfully fool with transforming media, mediation and education , we have been searching out a 5th foci where youth and emerging stars festivalise peace and economic celebrations across capitals but its up to the leaders of that to choose their worldwide opening of my*MY spaces

SAINT JAMES NOT QUITE BOSTON TEA PARTY 2.1 : 16 Nov 2010

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 Norman Macrae's last article  obituary web www.worldeconomist.net  to the mediator of economics by and for everyone's childrens children  (reference & dialogue at Author: Chris Macrae; Publisher:KnowledgeBoard; Date:27-Dec-02; Categories: Emotional Intelligence Sections: This article has been read 16086 times)

If exciting 2010s and all  that sounds your future cups of tea I would suggest you also skype jonathan ( jonathan.robinson ) before nov 16 and decide if you want to come to The Economist's remembrance party on Nov 16 which  also where my family and friends be starting activism among shareholders of The Economist in my family's relentlessly slow but optimistically stubborn way of mapping why we worldwide web http://www.normanmacrae.com/netfuture.html

 

chris macrae DC 301 881 1655

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Most exciting invitations to 3000 leaders and youth by dr yunus are confirmed by findings from a life at the centre of journalising entrepreneurial economics www.worldeconomist.net

 

Exponential games of creating jobs  -economics rules the world but whose world – our next generations or past generations do we wish economics to stimulate

 

Places Need to get into investing in sector before its jobs starts doubling – investing 7 years ahead – societies and national govs planning paradox versus short-term manipulators; why economics hippocratic oath is exponential

 

–except for dictatorships, usa and other developed nations now bottom of league in investing in sectors with job creating future: developed nations need genius economists of developing nations more than vice versa

 

The greatest innovation advantage of net generation is collaboration advantage of places not competitive advantage – consider bangladesh sustainability world trade centre

 

Exponential futures are predictable- whose maps win-win-win between productivities and demands; whose lose lose lose

 

Health families & communities & society generate strong economies not vice versa – healthy societies are generateddby 3-i-mn-on bank*community market*knowledge hub

 

Blocking future mapping are The compound risk crisis of global professions

 

True growth paradigms of mapping (and maths of integration) are multidimensional and context specific not command and controling by over-standardising rules. What’s needed is value multiplication (operand of connectivity and naturally interfacing networks of living systems) models not value add (separability and dead things). Specifically global tangible accountants have  monopoly over boardrooms that spreadsheets 3 enormous exponentially crashing errors that turn goodwill into badwill : additive bottom lines risks at boundaries and valuing things s investment peoples s costs to cut

 

Daring nations will halve gov spends on ruling social services but transfer these spends to communities to empower social businesses and inter-community replications that net technology now makes possible

 

Its is possible to choose economics to design integration of local into global; so that we multiply productivity of 7 billion people but that is not what 20th c macroeconomists were hired to do- 10 biggest 20th century errors that have spun destruction are ...

 

The only organisations worth hi-trust investing in have  purpose beyond monetary-extraction; the only people who cant win from www evolution of purposeful organisations through exciting 2010s are speculators. We need to survey youths greatest goals for 2020 now and economics maps to match them

 Yunus Dec 09 talk given to India PM Manmohan Singh who studied at Cambridge University (Keynes Uni)

US congress votes to listen to genius economist DR Yunus likely convocation Q2 2011- Rush Holt Sept 2010: I rise in strong support of this legislation to award Dr Muhammad Yunus the congressional gold medal ; the house has garnered 297 bipartisan sponsors of this bill; Muhammad Yunus is widely known as banker to the poor and is one of the world’s great humanitarians, and an economic genius

 THE New Decade started auspiciously for Bangladesh. One of its illustrious sons, the legendary founder of Brac Mr. Fazle Hasan Abed, was knighted by the Queen. Congratulations to Sir Fazle! Sir Fazle, and the founder of Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus are the two famous Bangladeshis the whole world reveres .more

Golden Oldie Script NetGen's Time is Now from 2006!

We Create What We Want.
We wanted to go to the moon, so we went there. 
We achieve what we want to achieve. 
We accept that poverty is part of human destiny. It’s not!
We believe we can create a poverty-free world. 
We need to invent ways to change our perspective.
We can reconfigure our world if we can reconfigure our mindset. . 
Social business will be a new kind of business, making a difference in the world.
Human beings are a wonderful creation embodied with limitless human qualities and capabilities. 
Entrepreneurs are not one-dimensional human beings, dedicated to maximizing profit. 
They are multi-dimensional: political, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental.
The desire to do great things for the world can be a powerful driving force
Young people dream about creating a perfect world of their own.
Social business will give them a challenge to make a difference by using their creative talent. 
Let us join hands to unleash our energy and creativity. 
Collectively, we can create a poverty-free world.” 
Source : http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2006/yunus-lecture-en.html

 rsvp info@worldcitizen.tv with your votes of youth portals celebrating yunus sustainability world trade and global social business partnering sans frontiers www.danonecommunities.com www.singforhope.org
The most joyous news so far known to our collaboration searchers www.worldcitizen.tv  of 2010s exciting decade is that congress has voted to ask Dr Yunus to present to them on his practices as genius economist and recognition of credit as lifeblood of any nation. Prior to this celebration expected Q2 of 2011, our family foundation association www.isabellawm.com and estate of Norman Macrae (journalism's hub of internet since 1984 and entrepreneurial revolution since 1976) www.worldeconomist.net is helping sponsor various publictaions on win-win-win economic models and activate various projects including a 3000 leadership club interested in investing in job creation and pro-youth economics. This is a fast moving compass where we welcome ideas info@worldcitizen.tv of a similar kind to these:
Changing economics  - supporters networks of yunus genius economist – the Social Business models road to US congress Q2 2011 

2050 yunus book club & 10000 dvd club – linking in 2010’s most exciting decade with youths 20 goals for 2020

Research of models of social business stockmarket

Replay of The Economist 60 party on journalist of internet, entrepreneurs and asia rising

Publishing Consider Bangladesh leaflet with Dr Yunus

Journal of Social Business – sampling www.3000leaders.com

 

Global Reconciliation Net whitepaper on the coming war between win-win-win and lose-lose-lose economics

Research of top 10 collaboration epicentres of tech for poor

Pilot monthly deadline for 1 million newsletter actioning next months SB

Glasgow Assembly 3000 Youth Festival: hop to connect www.singforhope.com & www.danonecommunities.com

  

Talk at US congress expected Q2 1011

Results Sampling of 297 congressmen yunus book and journal

Social Business Loan to Jamii Bora

   

Formation of UNpro 100 club: open source Trillion $ Audit

Microcredit.tv – moral support of microcreditsummit as benchmark of best human networking cse

    

Social Business Loan to leadership quest hubs www.the-hub.net

 

Chris.Macrae@yahoo.co.uk  : Journalists-for-Humanity (JFH) webs include microcredit.tv worldeconomist.net and 3000leaders.com

 1-301 881-1655 Bethesda skype isabellawm (family foundation network isbellawm.com ) - to join the association of JFH webs you need to pledge to post in end of month news on what actions to take next month on social business practice areas of most concern to your web - its fine if there is no news any particular month, its no good at all if as a Journalist for Humanity there was great collaboration news for next month's social business worldwide networks to hub and you forget to post it.

invitation to Fazle Abed and ambassadors of BRAC to joine June 29 all day dialogue with Muhammad Yunus

Other Yunus 69 birthday youtubes

 

last call for Entrepreneurial Revolutions of 1976 to save Yes We Can and Global Banking

.Help us update emerging social business research on most valued purpose:

universities - job creation

corporations: global dairy products; water; internet; chemicals

professions: trillion $ audit of each global market's sustainanility exponentials

banks

foundations: empowering girl effect 

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Future History : The Most Exciting 40 Year Race: Prize Sustainability

1976  Two microeconomists start the race

2010 = 5 years left to map how to turn round crashing global systems and live up to millennium goals

  • May 2010 Nobel laureate DR Yunus brings out 2nd book on Social Business (discussion global grameen ning)- this one explains how hundreds of the world’s largest organizations are invited to collaboration partner in sustainability; 2012 London Olympics will be a parallel stage for celebrating the greatest demonstrations of sustainability knowledge projects ever seen;
  • March 2010: LondonCreativeLabs.com gains sustainability London leadership award for job creation community building all round London offering understanding of how social business modeling is the most exciting collaboration and entrepreneurial pursuit
  • June 2009: Global Grameen launched at Dr Yunus 69th birthday in Dhaka
  • 2008 Technolgy's greatest parnhership hunts for grassroots solutions to ending poverty launched as Grameen Intel
  • 2006 DR Yunus wins Nobel prize- declares his future mission is to globally brand sustainability world's most human partnerships including mapping a complete design for Bangladesh's rural health system that connects every modern technology possible in the most affordable and youthfully inspiring way (eg Girl Effect)
  •  2005 Paris invites DR Yunus to apply 30 years of ten times of system designing more economical market exchanges at community levels to partnerships formed between the world's most resopiurced organisational systems - eg HEC Uni, Danone, France's Ministry of Employment & Youth - and the world's most purposeful grassroots networking services
  • Please contribute to the most urgent interaction diary ever mediated. – Chris Macrae info @worldcitizen.tv washington dc 301 881 1655 Latest correspondence: John Elkington, Sustainability , Volcans

.Transatlantic friends of dr yunus who attended Global Grameen launch in november 009 celebrate his wish to co-create sustainability 2010s inviting 12 types of Collaboration Partners (CP) > Let's make Global Grameen world's favourite branding celebration by declaring and achieving bold sustainability goals. Here are examples of some early CP - mail chris.macrae @yahoo.co.uk if you have a CP suggestion

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yes we can use technology for sustainability

no 2010s millennium goals can't be met - nor a sustainable global -with wall street's short-term rewards and diabolical macroeconomic monopoly that shreds the 3 core system qualities of value multiplication 1 goodwill's trust-flows, 2 transparency and 3 compound whole truths. Which university business schools will contribute to missing curriculum of compound sustainability

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Nobel 2006 - yes sustainability investment maps in business do exist- Bangladesh has co-created these since our nation's birth; I invite every young person to try social business model so they know the leadership choice they mediate in 2010s

   

because of the social business model Grameen invests in more solar unit installation than all of usa banking- we have to value this ; bangladesh will be the first 100 million population to be washed away unless the world collaborates in ending climate crisis- thriving carbon negative economies are possible - come benchmark with dhaka a world epicentre of sustainability

 because we are a bank for the poorest dont under-estimate what we invest the poorest's monies in - bangladesh's partners aim to be as much a world leader of mobiles as bangalore was with the internet http://www.grameensolutions.com/ http://bankabillion.org/ - we invite all micro economists to join us in the net generation's race to end poverty and co-create 7 billion jobs worthy of lifetime amd community service  
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I wish to compete and collaborate with Dr Yunus in job creation's human race - at alibaba and on behalf of chinese technologists for the peoples - we pledge creating 100 million microentrepreneurial jobs is possible through 2010s

if your leadesrhip systems serves customers and employees then you compound great returns for shareholders too - no company with a sustainable future needs speculator shareholders; wherever speculators rule, macroeconomics becomes (is sponsor of) the Big Brother theory of how to become ever less economic- isn't that the main action learning of the 2000s? 


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.  Sofia- can you help improve right hand pic? can we 1000 Yunus book readers and 10000 dvd linksmakers share another way of looking at the CP12 whilst at the same time explaining why I prefer the box order I have shown you it seems to me that if the groundedness of all microeconomics replications is social business case banks like grameen, bracs and jamii boras then there are 2 ways round mediating this left is reform social systems; currently the productivity of world bank is zero; that of the UN is negative; that of many ngos and social entrepreneurs is unsustainable and not scalable; so we need foundations cp2 that are both sustainable and whose identity empowers like nike's girl effect; we need in designing CP3 social business Olympics festival to take everything we can learn from microcreditsummit heroic goals, welcoming panels by each goal and celebration by CP4 place leaders like queen sofia; we need the heroines and heroes of social world to have many more Cp5 world famous stages like nobel prizes; and we ultimately need the whole world including professions 2.0 (who have a semi monopoly to rule over us and whose laws even frame the transparency of what organizational typologies peoples can start up) to integrate around CP6 exponentially smart system designs going right we need the time CP12 netizens spend (when they are hoping to make the world better and aiming to reduce degrees of separation around poverty-ending knowhow) to be mapped collaboratively the way our hub meeting of 2005 tried to start as well as informed by and open sourcing of social business modeling; we need to harness that around CP11 educational-vocational-microentrepreneur (inside) systems and local communities/governance/ restoration of family-valuing cultures that help youth create 1 billion new tech jobs; we need CP10 social business funds to include prizes for social action teams (yunus chapter 11) be these the last year people are at school before needing to co-create jobs or at university sb clubs- we need to encourage young people to dream by letting them try out micro-=experiments until dreams and realities linking; we need to change the big 3 systems CP9-CP7 that currently give caswell's "we :and sustainability no compound free voice - universities, corporations and govs of nations that need to collaborate in the worldwide sustainability issues and take economics way above zero sum and stop compounding risks at boundaries so that's what the transformation to microeconomics, or micro system design integration or sustainability will take; currently we are in a macroeconomic down world accelerating ever more irreversibly towards a maximum of 1 billion jobs that maximise peoples lifes; and likely to cause collapse of climates of banking of peace and everything; so 2010s is an exciting time; and having seen this with benefit of 1984 (book of 2024 report I gave you) or earlier surveys made in 1976 at bicentennial of usa, I promise you that as far as I know these really are the last few years we can turn round to micro up- hope we can remain optimistic and high esteemed about this opportunity and prevent people fro getting trapped in the threats male decision-making cannot achieve much of this – even  yunus cannot- I rather suspect the quality of networking of women with hi self-esteem but 20 years experience of adult life is where the epicentre of world sustainability economics will need to be spinning round- do you see an alternative empowerment leadership scenario?

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.Aug: yunus to speak in India's parliament
GrameenEnergy.com: British ministers (Miliband & Alexander) in Dhaka announce Climate Champions program comes to Bangla- rumor of $100 bn climate fund being championed by GB -previously (june) dr yunus 69th birthday dilaogue and climate solutions blogged by BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8130130.stm; changeworld.net: Obama awards Yunus &15 others presidential medal of honor

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.November : http://grameencl.com/ 20th anniversary of fall of wall to be celebrated in berlin by largest ever social business branding network meet with Dr Yunus ..
...April - microcredit.tv greatest every micro up and peoples summit connects through Kenya http://microcreditsummit.org/  
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questions welcomed chris macrae washington dc 301 881 1655 chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
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2009.1 Student learning exchanges between microcredits done the way Bangladesh open sourced –since Nobel Prize 2006 (japan asks yunus to start intercity youth forums- Mostofa becomes the longest-running host in one location; TheGreenChildren Pop group are formed to celebrate good news network fundraising eg aravind eyecare hospital replications 1 &2 now open, uinversal album due out this summer ; ... a deep 10 micro up university practice models emerge; the formal interpretation of this learning exchange is addressed by 92 congressmen  http://www.results.org/website/article.asp?id=3709 )

.2009.2 Global branding of industry sector responsibility –since January 08 - 20 global ceos  http://futurecapitalism.tv/   have joined this benchmarking club so far, with social impacts on future of healthcare most interesting of all.2009.3 Practical microeconomic guides to the possibilities if life’s 7 most vital and human meta-market sectors were designed to multiply goodwill, transparency and sustainability – Since January 09.2009.4 Understanding the 5 tools of Collaboration Innovation Networking that Bangladesh’s first third of a century has innovated around its world class entrepreneurs and microeconomists- their relevance in uniting richer world leadership (eg Obama) and poorer world leadership (eg millennium goals) – Since November 08; first publication June 09.2009.5 THE MICROs – best news and invitations to social action networks available on youtube –project being tested for June 2009.2009.6 Identification of 5000 Youth Ambassadors of the Micro-Rising and sustainability’s above zero-sum way ahead that Bangladesh invites the world to replicate –since July 08 http://yunusforum.net/?page_id=39.2009.7 Open clearing house web of thousands of Social Businesses – since Jan 09
A survey of 100 greatest sustainability crises and benchmark solutions- solution source the worldwide microcredit learning exchange demanded by 93 congressmen involving the greatest sustainability investment banks owned by the world's poorest (in trust and through social business maps)
.Crisis.Grameen Benchmark .Grameen FC.BRAC.Jamii Bora..Other1..Other2

..Debating Gandhi's greatest questions including what causes a nation to forget about children as its greatest sustainability investment and what entrepreneurial system reconciliation can work

as an innovation alumni network countering empire, the definition of entrepreneur = person who makes more jobs than (s)he takes  is agreed by French who coined word in late 1700s, Gandhi, Yunus, Obama and ... you?  

can you help son of microcredit create what yes we can jobs : 1 5 million green

....Does your country, or family tree, offer any insights. For example, Scottish insights:
  •  Adam Smith's work is a risposte to the banking scam of 1700 which caused scotland to be annexed as a colony of England
  • The premature death in early 1860s of Scottish founder of The Economist 10 months into a project in calcutta involving reform of Raj economics. James Wilson died from a disease whose 10 cents a go solution became the birth of BRAC and its village nursing networks
  • From Messina to Tokyo, 7 years in a Scot's journalist journey to where French , Germans and Japanese renewed peace, and healthy economies to be, before (other) mass media participated.
.The Scots went from a 17th centuryof being Europe's highest investor in children's learning to lower than English levels. One of James' Wilson's 2 goals for The Economist (before his intent of closing it) was repeal of capital punishment- a law that licensed big city irresponsibility for youth. To be bron europe to the new 20th century was quite a dismal hand for that generation. Let's hope we stop making the 21st Century a global top-down rerun.

 

What health warnings are critical to know about before studying, let alone issuing, rules of economcs

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True or False:  The history of macroeconomics can be reviewed as having more patches in it than microsoft code. Each patch seems designed to turn round what the previous rule compounded for too long and with ever higher cost to all trapped in its system error.

 Markets and organisations are tense systems of productive and demanding relationships spinning around purpose. What is measured and what knowledge is empowered to flow determines whether compound growth or destruction of the system is already invested into the system.  99% of our globalising world's 1000 biggest organisations are governmed by similar metrics- guess whether these are metrics of sustainability or metrics of systems waiting to crash 
.Mapping  -life in day of - research of people with the most challenging life curves shows their wish to know ahead of time of the next big crisis decision they will need to make from older peers of the same struggle.What world service structure (of journalism) could 5000 youth ambassadors' curiosity celebrate and network if ending poverty involves helping people replicate ahead of time a choice of 30000 community renewing solutions?....Other entrepreneurial revolution research methods include: open space, grounded theory, ....

.Net generation's defining race towards poverty museums- multiplying exponentials from one heroic goal or world stage to another

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 Obama (son of microcredit) yes we can poverty musuem race 2009-2012 - see yunus, jane wales interview fall08, congruence of multiple system failures: banks, food, energy, peace..integrated solution begins with ending system failure of poverty; updated Bernanke Feb09 on changes to law required so credit unions can replicate sustainability investment banking in any usa community that wants to sustain 10 times lower cost banking; updated Hilary april 09 on lessons to date in designing 10 times lower cost national health system

.GrameenCl - Berlin..First slumbank training session at JP Morgan Chase Manhattan (Jan09) offered by JB & Grameen & Microcreditsummit best news of decade; Ingrid Munro's wish list for Micro**7 tracks at Kenya March08 (coming soon).Declaration of mutual exchange of microcredit replications between national leaders of Spain, and Kenya -begins week of 18 may 2009; youth invited to participate in great 2010s relaunch of microcredits will take place april 2010 to nov 2011 with Queen Sofia chied guest at both Kenya and Spain  great idea but would you trust this sponsor The extraordinary action stories of micro-networking which started in 1996 in Bangladesh connecting hundreds of thousands of village certre hubs and in 1997 worldwide with microcreditsummit
.Why human sustainability will depend on empowering everyone to action learn with BHAGs & catalytic mechanisms

The Catalytic Mechanism of girl power - about 70% of Grameen's 70000 secondary scholarships to date have been awarded to girls and as many as 90% of 100,000 green jobs aimed for 2012 at turning bangladesh into a solar powered nation will involve village women

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.Microcreditsummit (1997) BHAG1 : reach 100 million households www with microcredit in under a decade

.Catalytic mechanism 1 : the 10 most unforgatable stories told in favour of income generating women

..The 7 wonders of microsummiting - if a credit summit can bhag serving 100 million poorest fa,ilies with banking, what other people's summits amd worldwide series can BHAG a goal of universal human interest?..
.The mother of all telecommunications crises; Stories of why generation that became more connected than separated was always destined to spin an order of magnitude greater or lesser age of productivity but not anything in between...

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.Making previous communications changes like invention of printing press, or industrial revolution's steam engined trains look like blips on the horizon, the 1984-2024 generation that networks the wholeplanet will either ....Orwell's Big Brother

Einstein's: I am afraid humanity wont sustain a networking age 

.Future History of Next Capitalisms since 1976- annual surveys of conventional wisdoms that are spinning conventional blunders.Triple good news for peoples in 1976: microcredit born, social business modelling validated; Economist's Entrepreneurial Revolution mapped why Next Capitalism would compound human sustainability up or down - the mapping  wars of sustainable microeconomics versus unsustainable colonial macroeconomics.....
.Reasoning why Social Business Models are the most exciting entrepreneurial challenge ever.You have to design such a great concept that someone else will give you a free loan to validate; validating requires sustaining positive cashflow; you then reinvest in replicating (open sourcing) the most purposeful netwioking organisition in its specific service. Great typically means a life critical service or a 10 times more economical model..Which was the first social business of the microecomic and sustainability era that bangladesh has gifted to the world? Accounts vary, but like Gandhi before him, it was quite probably the print publishing business which Fazle Abed founder of BRAC developed to distribute content to its single-room rural montessori schools (1 2 3 4 ) founded in early 1970s. What matters is that social business cases now have over 33 years of validation, replication and open source cataloguing - and that the Financial Times reviewer who described social business as a flimsy idea unworthy of a book by a Nobel Laureate needs to go back to school...

.SWOT -from 10-win to 10-lose in 1976 to 100-win to 100-lose in 2000s on (network generation's system*system change). In 1976, you can map why and how grameen and brac were designed and have been relentlessly audited as 10-win models. But as Bill Clinton says once these grassroots networks proved the new economics of a bottom-up developing nation, they turned Dhaka into a 100-win epicentre - an open university both of  

  • 1 micriocredit- the only sustainable investment banking model
  • 2 future capitalism - benchmarking club for the number 1 sustainability investment model of every global market
  • 3 way above zero-sum goal -Yes We Can unite our networking generation across borders - if we declare our space race to be: end poverty
.Free markets for halves of the world's population with less than 5% asset decision making choice in what future compounds.Youth ambassador 5000 led out of Grameen proposed to unite all SB owned microcredits - component of 69th birthday dialogue with Dr Yunus Dhaka June 29.If 09/10 is to be a generation's yes we can tipping point: how do we help resolve the 3 american crises as identified by 1 Obama, 2 Clinton's Global review 2008, 3 university youth.. .
.The 7 wonders of microeconomics world focused on by true sustainability investment banks......
.Way above zero sum: Bangladesh's First Third century's investment in the entrepreneurial revolutionary tools of collaboration innovation newtorking......
.Future Capitalism Benchmarking club of Industry Sector Responsibility - what responsibility can a global market innovate when a world's most resourced organisation partners a grassroots networks sustainability invetsments in serving life critical needs.Abour 30 FC partners in first 2 years of model - next review Berlin November in celebration of the 20th anniversary of fall of wall.....

.connecting up world stages at next to zero cost- plug and play

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.Yunus Movie

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.at what age do you stop practising collaboration as the main multipler of wealth & health? and do beleieve networking tools change these value dynanics at all......
.courses designed so that 5th graders and 40th graders and media can discuss wholeplanet truths.we welcome links to solar for all ages at http://grameenenetrgy.com/ ...

.New Zealand invitations to 5th graders up to invent the next billion dollar knowledge insutries humanity will value most 05-12.mp3 (4 minute audio) -more

Gordon's game of entrepreneurs did yours and our way.

.selco's intro to solar tech
.directions to ten times more economical energy including diets' clean food, water.grameen veolia - 80 times cheaper drinking water than any other business supplier.....
.directions to ten times more economical education.children are greatest sustainability investment- 30,000 graduate student loans; 70,000 secondary scholarships..BRAC bottom-up village schooling ..Lucknow cms cis.NZ-www
.directions to ten times more economical communal healthcare.Grameen: Kalyan  Illness diagnosis insurance- $2 per year per family, Eyecare - 10 times more economical aravind replication.Grameen FC partners include GE, Mayo Clinic, Pfizer, BASF, German-Saudi Hospitals..WorldCongress Competition on extremely affordable healtcare.jamii bora -all members buy health insurance- microcredit not sustainable without it.
.directions to 10 times more economical bankinghttp://bankabillion.org/ .....
.directions to 10 times more economical mediahttp://www.grameensolutions.com/  ....what was the 360 degree story of the 10 most criris-opportune moments of the 20th Century- either worldwide or in a culture you know best.play at interconnections and relentless focla empowerment of the letter, the leaflet and email before trying out more expensive modes of media amplification
.directions to 10 times more economical professional rules and SMBA......
.directions to 10 times more economical government......
.Opportunity & threat of same maths error wherever a community's sustainability is detructing.Yunus book on creating a world without poverty is first one we have seen published correcting this maths error by offering social business model.....
.Metrics and communications are the 2 design systems that condition what amorganisaton will compound......
.The Mother of all Job Crises caused www by wall street http://yunusforum.net/?p=80..... LondonCreativeLabs.com...
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My guess is that 5000 youth ambassadors of networking Bangladeshi microeconomics and practising entrepreneurially designed replication franchises need to
1) do an iq test on exponentials
2) understand the triad of sustainability crises below
3) increasingly ask Grameen and BRAC to adopt a joint approach internationally

Diagnosing poverty as a SYSTEM FAILURE –ie where EXPONENTIAL loss of sustainability  needs to be turned round -involves the compound microeconomics  of 3 main dimensions ( PIC ):

Personal discrimination?

Information and rules?

Channels or infrastructure?

Bangladesh ’s PIC involved all 3 dimensions,

. – grameen in Bangladesh worked on Personal (ending discrimination against women and families) and Information centres; since 1989 Grameen Trust has . while brac in Banglaesh worked on distribution and information ; recently BRAC has been making exponential headway in some parts of africa where it has now been mainly channel .A post-mobile kenya seems mainly to involve C channel ownership (including housing and top-down markets) and I information (health & youth education) and rules – jamii bora (together with future capitalism partners and international goodwill to kenya ) is in place to transform all of these exponentially fast, and provide a model of inspiration for many analogous african crises ..
Today America (and richer nations ruled by top-down macroeconomics)  are exponemtially most at risk of compounding poverty traps due to channel ownership, misinformation and rules
.Perhaps we can raise this at may 29 meeting with dr yunus so he can tell us if this is or is not valid; invite brac or other major bangladeshi microcredits or women's and yes we can 10000 groups (aka student universities) to june 29 if it is valid

golden future history revisited: 76 was a triply empowering time in the microeconomic development of the world since:

1 microcredit trials began in this year

2 The Economist surveyed a next capitalism in which macro-banking and other too big to systemise sectors would need to be replaced by 2010

3 Future historians can identify this as the year that Bangladesh started to build and connect 5 sustainability invetsment models of collobarative innovation networking which have become that nation's unique practical and intellectual gift to the world - a publishing genre which will be launched in June 29 out of Bamgladesh

 

 

MicroProject 09.1- help connect Millennium Goals by developing regional maps of collaboration networks of Muhammad Yunus.  Yes We Can empower coomunties and end poverty
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MicroProject09.2 Innovating Collaboration - help needed to share SMBA cases and host uni and peer to peer practice clubs
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Yes: we can co-agent social businesses and unite leaders in replicating sustanability goods in the new FC world where Globalisation by Wall Street banks has finally been discredited. Let's put an end to compounding trillion dollar crashes that are in no human's interest A B  C 
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

nexus

http://www.nexusyouthsummit.org/global2014/

The 4th annual Nexus Global Youth Summit on Innovative Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship will convene in New York City from July 23 to 26, 2014. The program will be hosted both at the United Nations and other venues around Manhattan. Participation is by invitation and application only.

Following up on the work of 10 previous, highly successful summits, on every continent (except Antarctica), the 2014 Summit will showcase the leading edge of youth-led social innovation, next generation impact investing, and emerging philanthropic leadership from around the world. The application process is now closed.

Nexus is a global movement of 2000+ young people from over 70 countries working to increase and improve philanthropy and impact investing by bridging communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship. Founded in 2011, Nexus puts the hope and promise of young people on the world stage, by bringing leaders together at Nexus Summits around the world for dialogue, education, and collaborative problem-solving. The registration price for the 2014 Nexus Global Youth Summit is $500. Limited scholarships will be available upon request, however all participants are responsible for covering the costs of their own travel and accommodations. For hotel recommendations and other details please check our FAQ.

See the full agenda.

Please note that locations of Non-UN events are not publicly disclosed.

The current schedule is as follows:

summit agenda site

 

from about nexus-partners listing

 

Partners

6:59 pm edt 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

http://prezi.com/trul0uynid_y/welcome-to-the-2014-youth-summit-launch/

announcing the 2nd annual  world bank youth summit on 7 october 2014 


the theme -social media generation's  need for honest and responsive governments matches reason why jim kim has had an audience with the pope asking how world bank can get behind popes curriculum that 21st c public servants job number 1 is end inequality- last years summit kicked off with the daughter of ibrahim foundation the mobile billionnaire who has done most to value change in africa's public leaders out of his bases in kenya and london


it seems that the club of rome organisers of nobel peace summits are clueless about popes learning curriculum so it will probably take to nov 2015 to get that celebrated; meanwhile the idea that the UN and world bank would fully partner in hosting october 2014 world bank youth summit seems to have been delayed by 6 months- both ban ki-moon and jim kim have announced a joint millennials competition for this date - see last 2 minutes of this video


 core world bank youth summit millennails are

Victoria Flamant
Kimberly Bolch
Joseph Mansilla
Diane LuTran
Yvonne Kirabo
Arezo Kohistany
Nicholas Bian
Dilara Bogut
Rajiv Alexander


do you know any of them and is there a simple way of finding put where on the world bank organigram particular individuals sit? What I want to be able to do is work out which main interest each team member and who OI know who most matches that interests. I also seek to map action milennil networks at www.yunus.tv


chris


transcript of announcement


welcome to the 2014 Youth Summit Launch! world bank dc 7 october

Youth Summit 2014: The Need for Honest and Responsive Governments
The 2014 Youth Summit plans to include: 
a global development competition
But we need your help!
The Youth Summit Organizing Committee (YSOC) has various committees you can join:
With this in mind, the 2014 Youth Summit aims to convene global youth leaders for a one day conference. 
Meet this year's YS14 organizing committee!
Building on those accomplishments and responding to overwhelmingly positive feedback, it was decided to have a second Youth Summit - and a hope to make it an annual tradition.
400 people in attendance 
11 World Bank country offices
Hundreds more connected through livestream and social media
500+ received solutions to our development case competition
Broad institutional support by senior management
Goal of revitalizing the dialogue with new generation of youth...
With almost 200 responses, the survey revealed the issue most important to global youth was 
the need of promoting open and responsive governments
Perceptions of corruption, inefficiencies and bad management; 
Trust and confidence in governments is at an all time low;

Consequently the idea of openness, transparency and mechanisms of accountability (access to information, citizen participation, etc) is crucial to earning back the trust of young people.
Welcome to the 2014 Youth Summit Launch!
The Youth Summit began as an idea formed
in 2012 by younger Bank staff
They saw a challenge: How can the Bank retain 
its relevance with a new generation of global youth?
They realized a need to provide a platform connecting the Bank to this new generation and to identify and address issues affecting global youth.
In October 2013 the inaugural Youth Summit was launched... 
We used various media channels to ask global youth on their top priorities for a better world and crowdsource the topic for this year's event 
According to research (e.g. Global Opening Government Survey 2013), overwhelming number of young persons support open governments
  • Open Government - Nano Survey

    openinggovernment.com/
    The Global Opening Government Survey ... From October through November 15, 2013, an online survey, known as theGlobal Opening Government Survey, ... between the World Bank Institute (WBI)'s Open Government Practice and the RIWI ...
  • Open Government | World Bank Blogs

    blogs.worldbank.org/category/tags/open-government
    World Bank
    Apr 7, 2014 - How Open Data can Make Good Governance Last in the Philippines .... The Global Corruption Barometer 2013 is asurvey of 114,000 people in ...
  • To convene youth-led organizations and youth leaders;
    To equip with a toolbox of skills and technical training;
    To facilitate global conversation on youth's role in the government decision-making process; and
    To enable young people to help make governments more open and accountable.
    a development expo
    High-level panels of World Bank senior management, UN senior officials, various NGO partners
    Tailored workshops with targeted audiences 
    Partnership with Y2Y, the JPAOC and the Governance GPG
    Ability to network with international colleagues
    Communications
    Event planning
    Partnerships
    Case competition
    Website design
    Development Expo
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    YPA team
    Victoria Flamant
    Kimberly Bolch
    Joseph Mansilla
    Diane LuTran
    Yvonne Kirabo
    Arezo Kohistany
    Nicholas Bian
    Dilara Bogut
    Join us. Questions? Rajiv Alexander

    12:20 pm edt 

    Friday, July 29, 2011



    http://www.yytube.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69:qaa-muhammad-yunus&catid=37:news&Itemid=61
    You usually use the term social business instead of social enterprise. Can you explain the difference between them?


    What I was trying to do was to take [entrepreneurship] in one particular direction: turning it into creating a social business. Social business is a business, where you don't want to make money for yourself, but you solve the problem with the business model. This is different from social entrepreneurship. A social entrepreneur may not be involved in a business at all, it could be just helping your neighbourhood, improving healthcare, helping people to do that in a new way.


    What will you be focusing on over the next six months?


    I have been over years spending more and more time on promoting social business, setting up social business, bringing social business to courses at universities, helping design social business institutes and universities ... answering questions related with social business.

    This is what I will continue to devote time to. Because now social business is spreading in many more countries – previously it was only in Bangladesh and one or two other countries – this will take up a lot of my time.


    Which countries do you think are leading the way in social business and why do you think this is happening? Where is the concept of social business most developed?


    One is Bangladesh. France is very interested. They have created a social business chair in a business school and they have many companies participating in social business. Its government is very much interested; we are talking of social business in the context of G20, during its presidency of G20 they want to promote the concept of social business.

    Also in Japan, and Germany. The mayor of Wiesbaden, Germany, has declared the city a social business city .


    What was the inspiration behind the Grameen bank?


    When I began I was not thinking about creating anything, I was thinking about demonstrating something that might work. I was not looking for examples around the world. I was just thinking if I do it in this way maybe it will work. I was not thinking about creating an institution.

    So I learnt by doing. I started in one way and continued in that direction. I never had a blueprint that I have to do this year this, next year that, third year this and on the fifth year that. I was always thinking that if I do one more step it will be over and everybody will be happy.


    Your partnership with Danone is well known. What has been learnt from it?


    It was the first time we had a partnership with a huge multinational company. Until then people where very doubtful about the social business idea. It was something that never makes any sense to business people; maybe for NGOs or some individuals, but definitely not a serious business proposition. When Danone's chairman came forward and said I would like to join with you to do a social business everyone [thought] if Danone does it, then it must be serious.

    After that other companies came forward. So today it is a legitimate business and nobody questions the involvement of well-known CEOs in social business. HEC business school became interested [the school now runs a social business certificate programme], if the CEOs are doing it, our students must learn about what they are doing. So that became another subject of economic interest. Today young people are interested.


    Have you ever thought about leaving Bangladesh?


    I could have settled in the USA, I was there, teaching. I finished my degree there. Many like me never come back. Bangladesh's history is not a small history, there are lots of ups and downs, a lot of violence – but I have no intention of leaving the country.


    Is money the problem or what we do with it?


    Money is not the problem in the sense if you could make good use of it. But for many the accumulation of money has become an obsession. It is widely accepted 'the more money I have, the more successful I am'. We should not measure success with money. To me human life success should be measured with what contribution you have made in making this planet a better place. And what kind of life you have lived on this planet. Money per se is a piece of paper ... It is what you do with the money, what impact you create with the money that's important.


    Many people all over the world are starting social businesses having been inspired by your work. What would you say to them?


    They have enormous capacity to make an impact in the world. Pick a subject, pick a problem, design a business to solve that problem, and take it from there.

    The interview with Muhammad Yunus was arranged with the help of Nesta

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    Friday, October 29, 2010

    Remembering Norman Macrae - notes ahead of 60 person party @ The Economist Boardroom 16 Nov 2010

     As well as future histories through which dad exponentially mapped changes that were already happening, my dad was most valued for 3 subjects which he wrote up in 2000 leaders published in The Economist 1949-1998, and several books
     1 As the journalist of entrepreneurs (ie community sustaining economics and 90% of greatest inventions for humanity rose from very small groups often using intergenerational knowledge) -jokingly he would say that macroecconomists (who increasingly found to be hired to be agents of disgraceful political chicanery) would find entrepreneur the last word in adam smith's lexicon that they could turn against its original community-grounded flow – “between take” refering to that transfer of assets made when french liberte egalite fraternite was socially (if not peacefully) actioned by guillotining royal heads who were monoplising productive assets in particular between 76-84 he wrote trilogy on last quarter of 20th C and first quarter of 21st being the greatest change period ever and so entrepreneurs most exciting tome to be alive:part 1 end the lose-lose-lose economy of big organisational systems before 2010 (end big gov, end big media, end big corp)- the exciting thinng will be the new micro up system designs economics will needpart 2 service economy need tem franchises and empowering not bossy leaders (intrapreneur)prt 3 internet and knowledge value multiplying economics of networks- see next para 2 As first journalist of internet and mobile technology’s death of distance as a cost –the greatest economic stimulus ever to hit one worldwide generation (provided we helped youth collaborate around it)- he and I co-wrote for 1984 publication how the internet generation would change the world by an order of magnitude of productivity : I had between 1973-1976 worked on a live electronic network through which 500 university students in 4 locations interacted simultaneously – part of the UK’s national development program in computer assisted learning where we explored things about action learning that most teachers dont yet begin to use in schools –except new zealand where a guy interviewed dad in 1984 ; interestingly the book of the new zealnad project has also sold 10 million copies in china)  CRASH the world macro down – endgame by 2020s worse than orwell's big brotherorSUSTAIN micro up - 10 times more health and wealth to multiply - by 2010 we would know if we are on this rising exponential as the internet's number 1 game would be to end poverty - 30000 community to community replication solutions would be found partly after a  noble laureate had convened a reality tv show reaching a billion people many who clicked ides onto the net for ongoing testing  

    3 As journalist of Asia Pacific www century 1976-2075 which he branded in 1975 s the destiny of 2 billion produtive peoples but which started with his first survey of  a fastest climbing nation - consider japan 1962 and ended with consider bangladesh 2008 (dad's last 2 articles) –dad is probably the only foreign economist to receive the japanese emperor’s award of order of rising sun; citation red something like : help us to see a more human and economical way to do global marketing than we otherwise would

    PS rsvp info@worldcitizen.tv - delighted to hear from people who think my dad had some blindnesses so we can integrate the happiest economics ever to rule the world in time to make join dr yunsu invitation to make 2010s humanity's most productive decade - but norman made a good start in freeing dozens of life crtical service marketplces if you actually read the contexts of his writings on many questions that has either been forbidden or in an age of tv politics exposed to one dimensional left versus right debates instead of 360 degree attempts to innovate higher order perspecitives out of deeply detailed diversity ( cf how maps or maths of integration is a bottom up not a top down process of direction; also demnbd that any profession ruling over  networked ge understands multiply as opernad of connectivity an living systems, not just add as operand of seprabliity and lifeless things)

     
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    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    Roll of Honor of Scottish Youth's Most Valued Partnerships with Dr Yunus
    2008
    *Yunus Speech celebrating Adam Smith's 250th
    *Magnusson Prize awarded to Yunus in remembrance of Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University
    *Sir Tom Hunter (the Scottsh entrepreneur who helped with origin of funding of Clinton Global Summit) cheer-leads audience - the least Scotland and youth can do to honor you DR Yunus is to action entrepreneuruial projects
    2009
    *First SB entrepreneurial project: Glasgow Caledonian supplies training staff for Grameen Nursing College meta-partnerhip (10+ partners) in Dhaka
    *Second SB entrepreneurial project: Glasgow Caledonian takes responsibility for animating dialogues in changes to law needed before Grameen Scoland and extensions round European Grameen microcredit banking can help make 2010 all youths' and families' most productive decade 
    *Glasgow Caledonian Principal funds the second social business professor in the world and the first Yunus Centre outside Dhaka; Chair Cam Donaldson will focus on connections between microbanking and microhealth in poorest communities
    2010
    *Glasgow University principal signs partnership to develop a new economics course for use wherever places want to sustain jobs and apply correct Adam Smith community sustaining logics
    *Universities across Scotland invite Yunus capital partners to share their practices in animating youth 3000 festivals; all Yunus friends help Glasgow pilot annual summer weekend festival geared to yunus invitation to make 2010s most exciting decade.
    *Journal of Social Business loans announced with launch due in early 2011. Glasgow suggests creating 2 SB journal spaces - one for 3000 leaders to get updated on most exciting partnerships round Yunus system world of social business; one for any academics who want to present end poverty frameworks in as inter-disciplinary way as possible. 
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    Monday, February 15, 2010

    Next danonecommunties events paris march 22 & april 22

    more details soon -in phone call to DanoneCommuniities last week next invitations to 3000 youth events of danonecommunities are March 22 and April 22


    yunusdiary is co-sponsored by YunusBook, DevelopingSocialBusiness, LondonCreativeLabs & IsabellaWM.com


    here are some of my replies to the debrief Q&A
     http://danonecommunities.com/fr/generationsolidairefeedback
    of the 3000 youth event hosted by danone communities and HEC at the Grand Rex Paris 4 Feb 2010 - uncensored text questions from youth with respondents in chief on the stage that included Dr Yunus, Martin Hirsch, Frederick Dalsace chair of social business at HEC and an extraordinary lady from the commission of audiovisuel

    love to know if the people on stage knew what texts they were going to get; in a way I would rather that they did!
     

    do you think that a text jam can be held independently of having a meeting - ie could the best of a text jam be saved for times when big meetings are convened but also webbed before and afrer; could youth in different cities around the world be involved in a text web knowing that some of the questions would be posed the next time a danone 3000 is convened anywhere

    could liberation or other journalists start using some of the text questions in other interviews they make;  tv broadcasters that are funded by the public should one day include such "live" texts at the same time as leaders are intreviewed in the nighly news on such topics as job creation and who is banking for; we do not live in a democracy or a free market globe if politicians or lobbyists censor what questions they are prepared to be asked or if anchor men are too scared about their own power relationship than asking whole truth questions; bring on the social business anchor women http://www.sbworld.tv http://myworlds.tv http://202020.tv

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    Friday, January 22, 2010

    Dear Lamiya (please relay this memo to DR Yunus)
    I have a memo from the head of a leading global communications agency headquartered in New York asking if Dr Yunus would be interested in working directly with him . The emerging idea to invite his global clients to celebrate the leadership example set by Dr Yunus by each planting an end poverty project in one of the countries that their company is globally present. There are already one or two cases of this being done within his roster of leading global clients - an example I know about planting systems for the poorest in Guatemala. Moreover there is already a multinational team of staff within the agency highly motivated by such purposeful communications efforts
    It is expected that if the group of CEOs can work directly with Dr Yunus at least 10 and probably nearer 20 of this agency's global clients would join in. This is because this agency more than any other has evolved around the idea that the way you brand tells a lot about a leader's own values. Its fieldbook of practicing this is co-written by one of the most admired academic of worldwide branding as a strategic change opportunity. These CEOs are used to working on combined projects provided they are directly system designed by the head of this agency
    Global communications agencies are a small world that I have worked with for 30 years now. Once one offers the leaders of its most impactful clients something young people applaud (and this is seen to be the next wave as Paris on Feb4 will help do) it is not too difficult to chat up others to follow - if you know the people order to diffuse an idea whose time has come.
    Please tell me if Dr Yunus is interested in this approach and if so how you would like to set up a meeting. As you know 2 generations of my family have worked on the economics of media, microeconomics models and the system dynamics of where to plant entrepreneurial revolution. We strongly commend the urgency of this leadership approach so that Mad Avenue and Walled Street move forward into a 21st C Americans and youth in big capitals can be proud of.
    GOODWILL CULTURES THAT MULTIPLY VALUE & EXPONENTIAL RISING
    As the triple issue of the journal of marketing management I guest edited in 1999 shows what sustainably energizes brand leadership communication and heroically purposeful innovation round a worldwide organisational system is communal pride and individual passion (self-esteem as your Centre in Paris aptly calls it)
    cheers
    chris macrae washington dc 301 881 1655
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    Saturday, October 31, 2009

    Games you can play to help dr yunus make 2010s the decade that ends poverty Nobel Muhammad Yunus entered his 70th year on 28 July 2009. I was privileged to be there as part of the only international group invited to the launch of Yunus Centre. We got advance news of Dr Yunus' biggest idea yet - turning the 2010s into a Joy of Sustainability decade. He is inviting any corporate leader and university concerned with sustainability to join in co-brand with global grameen the brand most trusted by communities and microeconomists to bank on people who want to resolve their communities' sustainability crises. Leaders of business and learning are influenced by what citizens are aware of and wish for. I assume that its a no brainer that you wish for sustainability for your children but awareness of how to join the yunus drama of leadership is a challenge. He has no money to waste on advertising his solutions to sustain the world he relies on world of mouth (and web!) whereas systems that are compounding loss of sustainability including wall street each have billions of dollars annually to lobby, to advertise, to distract you with sports and other fun games but ones that have relative little meaning compared with humanity's sustainability crises - be these poverty, climate, or other more local challenges like access to health care or whether there will be any decent jobs at your place for your children.

    To start with here are some memory games. They may not be the most fun game you have ever played but they are based on 33 years of how people memorise things in the noisy world we live in today where you are likely to be propositioned at least 1000 times daily- 99% by spam or stuff that may be relevant to some but that you cannot afford to buy compared with what really make you and your family's life flow the most. Tell us if you have others

    Here are several versions of Global Grameen alphabet games

    1.1  if you have heard of grameen, what else do you remember -call out what you can in 15 seconds - record each memoriser by its initial letter ; ask yourself why you recall what you do and compare with what a friend alphabetically recalls; swap your most important memorisers - eg if she plays a more meaningful  game than you do, don't be afraid to ssbstitute your memorisers for hers, or vice versa - and then viralise peer to peer networking telling sustanability's most important alphabetical stories -why isn't this more fun that asking your co-workers if they watched the box last night to see someone kick a ball through 2 white posts ;  if you live in the UK why does the BBC give no air time to sustanability games' millennium shaping goals and (I guess) about 40% of your licence fee budget to stuff that has no more meaning than where a ball went at a particular second

    Reason for playing these games the more people who recall sustainability solutions matter  and are gravitating around world leaders partnering Grameen, the more business and university leaders will want to partner Grameen. In other words Yes We can make sustainability’s number 1 centre Grameen the identity everyone wants to link into whenever they are actions sustainability services. With due respect if every american played this game for a few minutes day it would matter more than all the money Warren Buffett or Bill gets gives to foundations. Empowerment - its over to you - how do you want the script for the 2010s to turn out- a rerun of the 2000s, or time for some brand alphabet completely different.
    this game has a second half; once we have started to agree the alphabetical characters how do we maxiise their heroic stories in celebrating sustainability -tell me a gramen alphabetical story chris.macrae @yahoo.co.uk

    AADDIDAS – everyone’s fitness can star in 2010s -decade when big sporting events celebrate sustainable world’s millennium goals; and developing reality of shoeless child campaign in time for world cup in s.africa; then staging a parallel sustainability torch relay to London’s sustainability Olympics; with so many citizens events that nobody who comes for sports will leave without celebrating sustainability   BBASF - exchanging free experiences of how to use basic chemicals for personal and family safety – eg mosquito nets, vitamin supplements for the poorest CCENTRES -university and everywhere (eg grameen hubs round 125000 mobile connected village centres) can be www hubs for missing curriculum of sustainability and the missing spaces for rehearsing these into communal actions- the living labs of You & Us out of which social business designs blossom DDANONE – what’s the greatest consumer good that fast moving food brands can serve?- eg replenishing diets of world’s poorest kids and celebrating their health and families love with worldwide branding 
    EENERGY – through Grameen Shakti partners taking ion world leadership with solar and clean energies and biomass both in doing it and as worlds conscience in the race to ensure no 100 million person nation is drowned    F G HHealthcare’s global village partners of grameen include GE, Pfizer, Novo, Nike Foundation, Glasgow Caledonian, TheGreenChildren
    IINTEL- internet for the poor; encouraging grameensolutions.com see Bangladesh does with mobile what india did with internet in a world where creativity, open source collaborations and free markets scale by being flat and micro up    JJAMIIBORA- out of Kenya, world heritage sight for youth mobile microcredit & every african micro market empowered by social business-staging best ever microcreditsummit april 2010 K LLabs – creation spaces of and linkins to the greatest and extremely affordable innovations for & by the sustainability of every community
    MMICROCREDIT – banking and local services markets for and by the poorest women and parents, and entrepreneurially sustaining every community’s win-win-win investments in next generationNNOBEL empowering yes we can girls & youth (11 up) to connect economics and peace through celebrating networks and communal processes encouraging sustainable job creation and self-confidence in lifetime’s flow and cross-cultural joyOOBAMA – social business exchanges between America and Africa –especially that needed if obama is to keep his commitment to end deaths by malaria by 2015OTTO –cOTTOn and other goods sustainably made and marketed out of africa PPRIZES led by Prince Albert Monaco sustainability social business prize competition, and indeed peoples democratic foundations with sustainable micro up futures.
    Q R SSOFIA, QUEEN – thanks to Spanish cultures for first queen of microcredit generation and first queen celebrating social business- host of honor at Madrid’s world microcreditsummit 2011TTRUST – sharing how to design systems to compound end of poverty, and changing the valuation that rules of banks and governments in particular focus on community trust, transparency sustainability
    U VVEOLIA – what’s the greatest utilities can do to safeguard lives- eg can you beat 80 times lower priced drinking water than ever previously commercializedVolkswagen – sustainable transport for all peoplesWWHOLEPLANET –micromarkets are good for food producers and if you know want john mackey of leading food supermarkets whole foods knows everyone’s healthXYZYUNUS greatest sustainability investment banker for youth, and future generations wherever peoples celebrate race to end poverty and  fall of walls built to rule over
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    Monday, May 18, 2009

    Reports Duplicated from Grameen Trust
    Family Bank Bahrain SB# 79
    http://www.grameentrust.org/dialogue/dialogue73-74/Features_4.html#familybank


    Grameen in Bahrain

    Prince Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Charities Organization, and Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus inaugurated the Family Bank, a microfinance bank licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain, at a ceremony held at the Gulf Hotel Convention Hall in Bahrain on Thursday, January 14, 2010. The ceremony was held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and attended by the Minister for Social Development Dr. Fatima Al Balooshi.

    The Family Bank will provide collateral-free microcredit to the needy families of Bahrain following the Grameen Bank Approach. Besides a window for the "Grameen Model," the Family Bank will also lend to individuals for investments in microenterprise and work as a wholesale fund to support NGO's providing microcredit in the Kingdom.

    Since 2007 Grameen Trust, member of Grameen family of companies, has been working with the Government of Bahrain developing the Family Bank. The initiative to establish a microfinance bank in Bahrain started through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Social Development and Grameen Trust during Professor Yunus' visit to the Kingdom in February 2007 at the invitation of His Highness Shaikh Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Commander in Chief of Bahrain Defense Forces. During that visit Professor Yunus was given the state Honour by the King by giving the Medal of the First Order of Merit, the highest honor of the Kingdom of Bahrain. In May 2007 Grameen Trust conducted a feasibility study in Bahrain and developed the microcredit program of the Family Bank. Grameen Trust has deputed the General Manager for the Grameen program of the Family Bank from Bangladesh who will implement the flagship microcredit program.

    The Family Bank plans to provide collateral-free microcredit to 4,500 borrowers within three years. The primary beneficiaries of the Family Bank's services will be provided to needy families and the unemployed young of Bahrain. The loan products of the Family Bank will be offered in various tiers with $125 for first-time microcredit borrowers.

    The Paid up Capital of Family Bank is $31.25 million, while the Authorized Capital is $37.5 million. The Ministry of Social Development and the Royal Charity Organization owns 63% of the Family Bank. The other shareholders of the Family Bank are Ahli United Bank, Kuwait Finance House, Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait and Ithmaar Bank. Grameen Trust is an implementing partner and has a seat on the Board of Directors of the Family Bank.

    The Family Bank made its first loan disbursement on January 26, 2010.

    Report by : Tamim Islam
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    Sunday, April 26, 2009

    Help us map what sustainability world would have missed if Bangladesh had never existed
    mail info@worldcitizen.tv with suggestions of improvemnts to map of 10 times more economical banking education energy media heathcrae professions place gov
    Americas

    Boston B1 HQ of Grameen America; B2 Microloanfoudation*MIT B2 MIT: Yunus Challenge

    NY N1 Grameen America 1 2 & St Johns N2 GrameenAmerica- First USA bank branch ; N3 ASA; N3 BRAC

    DC D1 Son of Obama & Hillary & Bernanke ; D2 Microcreditsummit; D3 FINCA

    Austin A1 Wholeplanetfoundation

    LA L1 TheGreenChildren;  USFC1 Grameen-Intel L2 YunusUni at LACI

    Seattle S1 Micoenergycredits S2 Unitus

    To locate :  USFC2 Grameen-Pfizer; USFC3 Grameen-Mayo Clinic

    Haiti  - Fonkoze
    Mexico - Slim-Grameen
    Bolivia - Pro Mujera
    Europes

    Paris EFC1 Grameen Danone EFC2 Grameen Veolia EFC3 Grameen Credit Agricole P1 YunusMovie P2 HEC SMBA
    Africa

    Kenya Jamii Bora

    Malawi Microloanfoundation

    BRAC countries :
    BangladeshRest of Asia & World>
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    the decade that must change climate if my daugter's children are to have an earth hasn't begun that well with dirsuptions at our favorite microenergy epicentre http://www.gshakti.org - please permit us to retell one of our favourite dipal barua stories

    1/100 SB stories: 2010s Joy of Collaboration in Sustainability

     

    1/100 ABOUT THE ROYAL ETIQUETTE ON LAUGHTER

    Have you ever seen the Queen of England burst out laughing? A huge smile of pride and approval yes, but to go beyond the superhuman pomp and dignity that is demanded by the English class system and global mass media - to transform for a few seconds from head of state to the temporary human bliss that is losing control to a few seconds of pure laughter?

     

    I ask because there is a rumor that once when Prince Charles met a director of Grameen Bank – his brief conversation turned into pure laughter. And in my daughter's worldwide diary of Yes We Cans, there is hope for sustainability of all peoples if he did.

     

    The story goes that the third time Charles met a director of Grameen Bank it was with the company’s number 2 man Dipal Barua. Charles was awarding him a grand prize http://ashdenawards.org   for services to solar energy. The conversation went something like this:

    Charles: Is it true that your company installs more solar units that the whole of the USA? Dipal: sir, Yes.

    Charles: but is it also true that you are a bank? Dipal: sir Yes

    Charles: but banking and solar energy , how,,, Dipal: ...we are Bankers for the Poor so it is only natural!

    Laughter!!

     

    When Dipal told this story he was modestly admitting surprise at how much his repartee had been enjoyed. My job creation journalist friends had spent an hour videoing his kindly explaonations and belief that the micro-solar Social Business system his project team had spent 12 years developing is ready for exponential liftoff

    Dipal's turn of the decade goal is to create 100000 green jobs for semi-literate village women in Bangladesh this side of London’s Sustainability Olympics 2012. My co-journalist Sofia Bustamante     of http://londoncreativelabs.com   , whom I have ever since dubbed first anchor woman of social business http://sbworld.tv , had nudged Dipal at the end of the interview to sharing his favourite personal story. 

    Now, I am delighted if Charles’ spontaneous combustion was stimulated by Dipal who is equally as charming company as the other happy bankers Mrs Begum, Professor Latifee and Dr Yunus who co-founded Grameen from a $27 sustainability investment made in 1976. However, there may be a second way of construing this climactic royal joy.

    This was probably Charles third close encounter with the worldwide's most economical system design called Grameen Bank. The other two occasions he had identified with the redoubtable Muhammad Yunus: first when Charles wrote a foreword to Dr Yunus’ book “Banker for the Poor”, second when Prince Charles' Foundation had asked to meet Dr Yunus while he was in Europe receiving his Nobel Prize in 2006.

    The idea that the Nobel Prize had been awarded for the win-win-win of peace, and banking, and Prince Charles special interest renewable energy was just too much for a human being to celebrate - with anything other than pure laughter.

    Three cheers: for The Queen, The Prince of Wales and the world's happiest banker. May their next Social Business systems meeting free the global market joys of the Olympics, Sustainability and the BBC world service - London 2012. http://cslondon.org http://collaboration12.blogspot.com

    If you feel like celebrating the 2010s with 100 stories of good tidings, joy and Global Social Business -add a story at http://yunusforum.ning.com/forum/topics/100-stories-on-joy-of-2010s (subscription may be requuired to this official forum for mentoring 5000 youth ambassadors and preparing 70th birthday parties)

    Joking-but-Serious References if we need be academic as well as practical about Joy are sought. You may find some of these guide your next clicks into a joyful 2010s :

    What The Economist's greatest editor wrote on collaborating around the Social Business design of being The Queen http://bagehot.classicauthors.net/EnglishConstitution/EnglishConstitution3.html

    a few quotes from the 7 year old club of delhi formed to celebrate Global Reconciliation Network 2004 annual meet at Indira Gandhi National Centre of Cultures

    Einstein- only Gandhi has demonstrated a higher order system that can sustain 21st Century beings globally and locally .Gandhi insisted that human knowledge must always be in charge of information technology.

  • It seems to me that there is a very fundamental kind of existential decision we make: do we believe our joy or do we believe our neutral states? In the latter case, the move is always one of prudence - not to make decisions in a time of enthusiasm when one is carried away, but rather to wait until everything cools down. I think one of the most important things there is - I would almost say one could make this a kind of maxim for life - is to always make decisions in a state of joy.One should believe one's joy more than one's prudence, or any cautious or fearful state of mind". - Alphonso Lingis."
  • Drayton: Gandhi realised that lawyers' rule-based human relationship systems will need to be increasingly replaced by empathy-rich systems, the more we cross-culturally interconnect
  • Ashoka and The Asoka  (Saraca Indica), an ancient tree from which the name of the great emperor Ashoka was derived, means, without grief. The tree and the name have provided some of the most fundamental motifs to Indian art. Representing fertility, it pervades the classical and medieval arts. It is as important in the biological sciences as it is in metaphysics and the artistic traditions. Asoka is wonderful herb also that claims to cure several diseases. According to Ayurvedic medicine, it is the one herb that stands out as especially useful for treating excessive uterine bleeding. The tree symbolises the interdisciplinary approach,
  • for video interviews we made with dr yunus leadership team in summer 2008 and 10000 free dvd giveaway please go to http://yunus10000.com/ ; for the official yunus outreach web go to http://yunusforum.net/ ; for the web with dr yunus' latest news http://www.yunuscentre.org/ ; for how grameen leads mobile standards research for the poor http://www.grameensolutions.com/; for world leading microenergy franchises http://www.gshakti.org/
    job creation world's most inspiring business libraries - rsvp info@ worldcitizen.tv or if you are in london dont miss http://londoncreativelabs.com - coming soon creative labs in 100 future capitals - we did it in at turn of millennium to discuss dotcoms, we yes can just do it in the 2010s to sustain good jobs and healthy climates and rebrand saving banks to be for and by the people 
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    Tuesday, January 20, 2009

    Launch of a new microcredit - the city of Paris France
    the city of Paris, after a yearlong debate and discussion, has adopted a version of the "microcredit" method, invented by Dr Muhammad Yunus originally to fight poverty in a developing country.

    From this month the city of Paris (one of the richest in the world) is covering all its quarters to provide microcredits to the needy through one of the oldest banks of the city, Credit Municipal. The number of poor people needing help in the city has increased by a third during the last one year and is increasing further due to the recent global recession.

    A monetary measure of poverty is of course relative. The items to be financed with the microcredit in a developed economy (per capita income over $32,000) and in a developing economy (per capita income, say, $1,000), could also be quite different. In Bangladesh for example it is perhaps a loan to buy a goat or a mobile phone for renting, to a lady in a village; in Paris it is a loan to buy a computer for a young son of an unemployed single mother (who has to live on a "social security" income of 685 Euro per month) or for financing a vocational training course, or to cover the fees for a driving license course.

    It is interesting to note that the loanee typically is a woman whether in Bangladesh or in Paris.

    In his early experiments in microcredit, in the seventies, Dr Yunus came to a crucial discovery: women in general were more responsible for the well-being and the economic future of the family members than men in a similar economic situation..

    Analysing the first institution building phase of Grameen Bank, two Norwegian social scientists, in their early study of the phenomenon, noted (among many other interesting things) the silent pride and determination of Grameen Bank -- its leader and its members --- to succeed in the struggle to free the country from the grip of poverty. The two writers surmised that it could lead to an unexpected present from Bangladesh, a silently proud nation, to the world: an institution to fight poverty anywhere.

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    Japan

    INTERVIEW/ Muhammad Yunus: Selfless side of humans can overcome crisis

    BY TETSUO KOGURE

    THE ASAHI SHIMBUN NEW DELHI BUREAU CHIEF

    2009/1/14

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    DHAKA--A new business model that puts top priority on contributions to society instead of short-term profittaking will hold the key to overcoming the current global financial crisis, Muhammad Yunus, a Bangladeshi economist and managing-director of the Grameen Bank, said in a recent interview with The Asahi Shimbun.

    The winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize urged Japanese companies to join his proposed "social business" initiative, which aims to put human selflessness into a market long dominated by the selfish pursuit of profits.

    Yunus, 68, who devised the "microcredit" system that extends unsecured, small-amount loans for the poor, also said the neediest people are the ones most seriously affected by the global financial crisis.

    Following are excerpts from the interview:

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    Question: If we look back at what happened in 2008, one of the biggest events was the global financial crisis. It can be said that through excessive trust in the markets, businesses that focused only on profits have collapsed. What is your opinion?

    Answer: It happened so suddenly, but it showed that those who knew everything, understood everything, and were confident in themselves were not correct. So (despite) expertise in understanding the financial world itself, it showed that we do not have the capacity to understand those cases.

    The big pillars of the financial system just collapsed, and that was not realized (even) by experts weeks ago. That was a shocking part of it; people were not aware of it.

    And then (there are) the causes of this. Always everybody was given to believe that the market is supreme, that "invisible hands" solve everything in the best possible manner, and there was nothing to worry about.

    The market doesn't solve everything.

    In hindsight, they are saying that the reason is extreme greed, which led to the collapse. Or some say the marketplace has been used like a gambling casino. It's no longer business; it's gambling.

    Everybody changed some fuzzy thing or built castles in the air. Those things didn't exist, but everybody was made to believe they were there.

    Secondly, under globalization, you suffer in a way from something you have not done, so it's somebody else's mistake. Somebody else's greed makes everybody else suffer.

    Another irony in the situation is that the richest people lose lots and lots of their money and wealth, but the guys who had a billion dollars still have half a billion dollars left. And once things go back to normal, they can get a billion dollars again.

    But the 3 billion people at the bottom have been hit the hardest because they are losing their jobs, incomes and food now that the economy is slowing down, factories are closing, jobs are being cut. They are the ones whose lifestyles suffer the most in a physical and miserable way.

    We are busy talking about bailout packages for the rich, billions of dollars, 700 billion for this, 300 billion for that, 200 billion for that. We are all busy making those bailout packages for the rich. But nowhere are we talking about bailout packages for the poor who are losing their jobs and so on. That is also an ironic situation.

    One last thing I want to comment on is that we forgot that the financial crisis is just one of the crises in 2008. We forgot that in 2008, we had a food crisis. It was a massive food crisis, and it has not disappeared.

    2008 is also the year of the energy crisis, when oil prices went up to $150 (a barrel) and so on. It has calmed down for a while, but the crisis has not disappeared; it is very much alive.

    And one crisis that continued not only in 2008 but long before 2008 is the environmental crisis.

    So this is a combination of these crises. These are not separate crises. In a way, they are interlinked with some connections. We have to see how we can redesign the whole system. This has to be done now.

    Q: You said these four crises are interlinked. I think they are related to globalization and free markets. What do you think? Are you OK with globalization and free markets?

    A: Globalization is not something that somebody designed. Even if we go back hundreds of years, globalization was still in action. People were moving around from the beginning of globalization. We cannot change the process of globalization.

    What we can do? How can we raise a question that doesn't ask the silly question of whether we should go for globalization or should we stop it.

    The real question is "right globalization" or "wrong globalization." If we do not do anything about it, it will be wrong globalization. We have to make rules on the procedures of globalization so that we all agree. Because if we are all free players in globalization, then the biggest and the richest will take away all the gains in globalization. The weakest and smallest will get nothing.

    If we gain from globalization that is desirable for everybody, we must ensure it's win-win for both sides in the picture.

    In the beginning, we do not feel comfortable because you are rich. "Why should I live with you?" I am capable, I have the technology, money. I can do it. That is not how globalization survives.

    Then it will become a kind of economic imperialism. You have the power, you take everything. You have money power instead of soldier power or military power. You use money power to take over. That's not a good thing. You colonize poor countries, you take over their economy because you have money.

    Everybody has to have their place, a place of dignity. That is the right spirit of globalization.

    And also the market is a good thing. But we are misusing the market. That's why I say we have to correct the economic system before we correct the financial market, because the financial system is an outcome of the economic system.

    In the economic system today is the practice we call capitalism. We fundamentally misinterpret capitalism. The idea of capitalism means that we all have to be greedy people. We say business means business to make money. Profit maximization is the mission of business.

    Because of this interpretation of capitalism, (we) assume human beings are machines, money-making machines. We put human beings in one dimension of the picture. We are all in one dimension on how to make money.

    But at the same time, all people have a selfless part. There is the selfish part of human beings and the selfless part of human beings. But we have created a business world based on only the selfish part of human beings.

    If we allowed the selfless part to be put in the marketplace, then the market becomes complete.

    Why not create another kind of business to take care of the selfless part? We call it "social business."

    One kind of business is to make money and enrich yourself financially. Another kind of business is social business, where you use your money to change the world, to solve the problems we see around us without any intention of personally gaining in a financial way.

    We can have both of the businesses since we all have two aspects and we can participate in both businesses. Then the marketplace will be more balanced. Then we can create a business to adjust poverty, deal with the malnutrition of children, the health of women, housing for poor people, drinking water for everybody, environmental issues.

    These all can be addressed in social business. Social businesses are non-loss, non-dividend companies with a social purpose.

    We have created some of these companies in Bangladesh. One is the Grameen Danon (Food) company, which produces yogurt with all the micro-nutrients mixed in (and) sells it to malnourished children so that they regain their health. This company is not trying to make money for itself or for its owners. This company is trying to solve the malnutrition of children by joining as a business rather than as a charity.

    Q: Social business is an unknown concept to the general public. You said it is a no-loss, no-dividend business working for social objectives. It needs capital investment, doesn't it? What is the basic mechanism?

    A: Investors first decide to use their money to address a particular problem, like drinking water. We have arsenic in drinking water in Bangladesh. I want to invest in drinking water so that people have safe water and don't have to suffer from drinking arsenic. That is my objective.

    I put the money in, and running this business means people have to buy this water. I do not give it to them for free. The company covers all the costs but it makes a profit. But I will never take it because this is not my intention.

    My intention is to make sure people have good drinking water. I can get back my investment money, but my satisfaction comes when I have saved the lives of people who had arsenic in their drinking water.

    Somebody may ask why you do not make money. I say the selfless part of people will do it.

    Q: What are the profits used for? To improve the business?

    A: Yes, exactly, so that the business will improve, expand. I started this when profits were made, used them to make it bigger and bigger.

    Grameen Danon is the (social business) company and Grameen Veolia (Water) is another (social business) company. This is a water company. We have just started it. Veolia is a French company, the largest water company in the world.

    We are creating more and more social businesses.

    Q: You have achieved a lot of success with your creation of Micro Finance. How do MF and social business interlink?

    A: They have strong links because MF came from the direction of something different from conventional business. We created Grameen Bank not to make myself rich. That was not the intention at all. I created GB to help poor people, to create self-employment, so that they can generate an income. My intention is to help people.
    Q: In Asia, China and India are emerging as economic giants. They are growing amid globalization and the free market. Is it possible for them to eradicate poverty if they continue on the same course?

    A: In both India and China, the reduction of poverty is dramatic. China has brought poverty down, down down, quite similarly in India. So even (through) globalization and profit-maximization, (economic) growth has an effective impact on poverty levels.

    But take the case in the United States, which is the richest country in the world. There are the rich, but there still are a lot of poor people. For example, in the United States, there are still millions of people who cannot afford health services because they are not covered by health insurances because they are all privatized.

    In a private economy, poor people are left out. There are 47 million people in the United States without health insurance. This is an example (of what happens) if we follow the same procedure (of) existing capitalism. ... If the United States has 47 million, in India, there will be three times more because the population is three times as much, and in China, four times as much.

    Unless we have this completed capitalism in which both sides--selfless part and selfish part--work together in the market, you will have this problem.

    Q: Asian people have had a kind of tradition or wisdom of a so-called sustainable economy, self-efficient economy, something like that. How can this tradition be used to eradicate poverty?

    A: It is very important. Those elements are still in our culture. This is also an element of selflessness. In the United States, that part has been eliminated.

    In a formal economic sense, if you have social business, you could express this aspect. Our selflessness is (expressed) much more effectively than among people in the United States. This is the beauty of Eastern society. We have those values that are very strong even today.

    This tradition is very useful for social business. Because we care about our family, we say that family is the smallest unit. Then we feel for the community ... and want to come back to our villages when we retire ... . This is our feeling. You want to sacrifice your life to help people in your nation. This is very strong in Asian tradition. It is very helpful.

    Q: What do you expect from Japan, Japanese companies, NGOs and people?

    A: I explained what social business is. They can play a very important role. French people can do social business, even Germans can do social business. I am sure that Japanese will do it in a more effective way because they understand what it is.

    Today, they are one-dimension business people who see money, stock markets and nothing else. If they take off their profit-maximizing glasses and put on social-business glasses, they would see a completely different world.

    Japanese companies have corporate social responsibility funds. They can use this money for creating social business instead of just using this money as charity. All these things can be very neatly done.(IHT/Asahi: January 14,2009)

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    Nigeria

    Godwin Ehigiamusoe, founder and managing director, Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), a leading microfinance institution in Nigeria recently emerged as the winner of 2008 FATE Foundation’s Model Entrepreneur Award . In this interview with IDRIS UMAR MOMOH, our Benin, correspondent, he spoke on several issues including the FATE Foundation’s Award, achievements of LAPO, his mission in Sierra Leone and the way forward for the microfinance sub-sector .


    Relationship with Muhammad Yunus
     Precisely I came into contact with Muhammad Yunus in April 1991, when I attended an International Dialogue programme at Grameen Bank. Since then I maintained close relationship with him and his top associates at Grameen Bank. Professor Yunus is a remarkable fellow who foresees a world without poverty, a goal achievable through access to appropriate financial services especially for low- persons. Most leading microfinance practitioners across the world draw inspiration from this Bangladeshi. He has special affection for LAPO and me. At a point in our recent national history, Professor Yunus was always amazed as how LAPO could come out with remarkable performances in an obviously difficult situation.

    FATE Foundation Model Award
    First of all, we need to have a background to what the award is. The FATE Foundation is an organization committed to enterprise development in Nigeria. In 2001, the Foundation instituted the award to acknowledge and celebrate an individual who through diligence and enterprise has become a role model for aspiring entrepreneurs. The selection process is thorough and rigorous. Over the years I have held the FATE Foundation in a very high esteem for what it does. Therefore, it was a great honour to be selected as the winner of that award. I think it is also an acknowledgement of LAPO’s accomplishments as well as the potentials of the microfinance sector in which I am involved. I feel good about it, it is better for LAPO and obviously the best acknowledgement of microfinance practice in recent times. 

     LAPO’s contributions to the microfinance sub sector
     It is true that we as an organization have over the years been active in microfinance. We have taken an institutional character which reflects the ways we operate. We have demonstrated commitment to poverty lending that is microfinance. We have also developed tested systems and procedures to do that .We have learnt from our experiences, from our successes and even some cases from our failures. LAPO has large outreach in terms of service delivery across Nigeria . For instance I delivered N9.3 billion to mainly female entrepreneurs in 2008. It is therefore understandable to associate LAPO microfinance in Nigeria and indeed Africa. 
     
    LAPO and poverty alleviation
    We need to know and look at what microfinance is all about. Essentially it is poverty lending, that is applying access to affordable financial services to address poverty. Considering the volume of financial services we have delivered over the years, as well our contributions to capacity building in the sector it safe to say that LAPO is making impact on poverty. Through provision of loans LAPO currently keeps over 300,000 women in self-employment that owing micro-enterprises. Employment is critical to poverty reduction. These low-income persons are enabled to send and retain their children at school, enhance nutritional status of their households and in some cases create job opportunities for others. LAPO currently engaged 1,712 persons as its staff personnel.
    . In all these, we have done very well, and this informed the attention and recognition.

    LAPO in Sierra Leone
    This is an opportunity for me to put this in a clearer perspective. Many persons have actually asked me this question that is why go outside Nigeria when there is huge market in Nigeria. My response has always been that we at LAPO do not see a country as a market; we rather see country from the perspective of poverty situation and what role provision of financial services can play in poverty reduction. Take our programme in Sierra Leone like some few nations in Africa lost of the height of what is known as microfinance revolution in 1990s on account of civil strife. Currently there is tongs commitment of the part of the leadership and people of that country to grow their economy and reduce poverty. After a visit to a number of countries on the continent we felt an urgent need to support microfinance in Sierra Leone through service delivery and provision of technical assistance to local microfinance institutions. This is what we are doing there. Out interventions outside the country will not affect the pace and quality of our operations in Nigeria. It will have negative effects. These institutions need support for the development of their capacity. They no longer need to go out of Africa for training opportunities.

    LAPO and pro-poor enterprise 
    I will seek opportunities to support young Nigerians who are aspiring to be successful entrepreneurs.
    I will confess that my background prepare me to be involved in a pro-poor enterprise as microfinance .I spent my years in the University besides my studies, organizing symposia and seminar on how to bring better life for the less privileged members of our society or the masses if you like. And therefore my getting involved with LAPO was essentially a sort of a follow up to those things I was doing in the University. But there are also some immediate prompting factors. For example we all know 1980s was when the economic crisis actually started in this country, and by 1986 the then military government adopted the implementations of the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) which actually brought hardship to our people. It was in this setting working as a cooperative officer in Ogwashi-ukwu which is now in Delta state that I initiated what was then known as “Lift Project” as voluntary initiative. What therefore prompted me was what someone can be regarded as the fallouts of the implementations of the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP).  
    Impact of microfinance policy
     I strongly believe that the microfinance policy and regulatory framework is capable of developing the microfinance sector in the country. And there are few things to be done .For instance, there is need to look at the financing of microfinance in Nigeria, and that means that microfinance institutions and banks will have access to funds to make loans to low-income persons or micro-enterprises. It is obvious that low-income persons are not above to make enough deposits from which microfinance banks to use to finance their loan portfolio. The good news is that the Central Bank of Nigeria is already taking steps in this direction. The process should pace up as the greatest challenging for microfinance banks and institutions in inadequate re-financing mechanisms. They need funds to disburse to the poor. Operational procedures of what institutional arrangement or fund to come up should be clear, objective and transparent. Another area is that of provision of professional training for microfinance practitioners. There is lack of experienced staff; therefore there is the need to support institutions as LAPO to provide training for fledging institutions and persons aspiring to be practitioners. These are the key issues that need to be looked into.

    Role of commercial banks in micro funding.
    My position of this is clear; commercial banks have no business in the business of retailing microfinance services. They do not need to set up microfinance subsidiaries to benefit or make money from microfinance sub-sector. They should be involved in wholesale micro financing. They should rather set up Microfinance Funds owned and managed by the banks. Retail microfinance banks and institutions can access these funds for on-lending to their customers. This is more cost effective and it is the conventional practice international. However some banks in Nigeria but with international ownership are already using this wholesale approach, and I know they are not complaining.

    Government, microfinance operators
     My appeal first is to the microfinance operators, that is investors and especially managers should strive to be very professional in their approach. Borrowers or owners of micro-enterprises should maximize the benefits of access to affordable financial services. Relevant government agencies to support the microfinance sector by spearheading the establishment of microfinance fund for the purpose of on-lending. Development agencies also have a role to play. Because of their experience in other countries where microfinance has been sufficiently developed they can also support the development of microfinance in Nigeria. Commercial banks have a major to play.

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    china ceo alibaba:

    Interview with China’s Internet Godfather

    The Financial Time’s Kathrin Hille interviews Jack Ma, founder and chairman of China’s online trading site Alibaba.com. View the video here:

    Although China’s economy is so far faring better than others, domestic trade has slowed, affecting a large chunk of Alibaba’s business – 28.7m of its registered users are in its home market. To soften the blow, Alibaba has facilitated loans in excess of Rmb1bn to SMEs [small and medium-sized enterprises] that would otherwise have struggled to get money.

    “We do the same thing as Muhammad Yunus,” says Mr Ma, referring to the father of microcredit

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    Roll of Honor - Collaboration Partnerships of Leading YUnus Social Business : Bangladesh & ...
    1 SCOTLAND
    2008
    *Yunus Speech celebrating Adam Smith's 250th
    *Magnusson Prize awarded to Yunus in remembrance of Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University
    *Sir Tom Hunter (the Scottsh entrepreneur who helped with origin of funding of Clinton Global Summit) cheer-leads audience - the least Scotland and youth can do to honor you DR Yunus is to action entrepreneuruial projects
    2009
    *First SB entrepreneurial project: Glasgow Caledonian supplies training staff for Grameen Nursing College meta-partnerhip (10+ partners) in Dhaka
    *Second SB entrepreneurial project: Glasgow Caledonian takes responsibility for animating dialogues in changes to law needed before Grameen Scoland and extensions round European Grameen microcredit banking can help make 2010 all youths' and families' most productive decade 
    *Glasgow Caledonian Principal funds the second social business professor in the world and the first Yunus Centre outside Dhaka; Chair Cam Donaldson will focus on connections between microbanking and microhealth in poorest communities
    2010
    *Glasgow University principal signs partnership to develop a new economics course for use wherever places want to sustain jobs and apply correct Adam Smith community sustaining logics
    *Universities across Scotland invite Yunus capital partners to share their practices in animating youth 3000 festivals; all Yunus friends help Glasgow pilot annual summer weekend festival geared to yunus invitation to make 2010s most exciting decade.
    *Journal of Social Business loans announced with launch due in early 2011. Glasgow suggests creating 2 SB journal spaces - one for 3000 leaders to get updated on most exciting partnerships round Yunus system world of social business; one for any academics who want to present end poverty frameworks in as inter-disciplinary way as possible
    2 France:  

    8CP8.1 Grameen Danone - partner in first new product innovation marketed out of bangladeshi villages, go-ahead for second factory approved oct 2010 now that positive cash flow model has past testing stage; sponsor of (world's first) social business chair at HEC; at lunch hosted by Benedict Faivre-Tavignot where first 4 global social business partners emerged; portal for celebrating all french social business www.danonecommunities.com with brand budget to host 3000 youth events and 1500 investor events; creator of the danone social business fund investing in about 10 social businesses

     

     11CP8.2 DanoneCommunities SB Fund and PanFrance New media Network

     

     8CP8.3 Grameen Credit Agricole and Foundation - note the extraordinary board members including royal house of luxembourg 

     

     8CP8.4 GrameenVeolia -water

     

     U8.1 Grameen HEC SMBA includes Danone Social Business Chair

     
     Partnership with french minister of youth & employment 

     Maria Novak

     Yunus Movie Partnership Vivian Norris  De Montaigu

    Additional Citizen support networks micious;  the hive includes first 50 entrepreneurs bookclub in France

    Monaco SB Fund

     

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