mapping 6 ways youth
and families can exponentially sustain increasing productivity by making every community a thriving place to grow up in
systems crisis: while each of the 6 ways offers growth beyond the reality let alone imagination of what is possible without access to the new way, if we exclude some peoples lives from access to the new way then we will lose sustainability of our species- example by 1939 we'd reached world war 2; the root cause was slavery, treating huge populations of people as underclasses with no access to electricity grids or other win-win uses of ir1 and ir2; it took us 180 years for first machines glasgow 1760s to get into this worldwide collapse; the mathematician von neumann worked feverishly for 12 years to deliver ways out of this mees ir3, ir4; within 2 years of his death in 1957, jfk had declared moon landing was possible; ai labs stuying the ultimate consequences of ir3,ir4 had been twinned out of staford facing asia pacific, out of mit boston facing the old world- the 7 white of the big g8 empires whose 12% of people had colonised most of plant earth as if the majority of peoples lives did not matter including the two thirds who are asian and in america those whose skin colors had beem slaves; within 4 years of stanfords ai lab intel had such a huge order from a japan calculator manufacturer replacing slide rulers that the programable chip was invented so as not to be beholden to one client; and gordon moore declared his aluni would multiply 100 times more comp and coms (ir2.1) power every decade to 2020s when chips would rival switching powers of human brains- and computers could run real time platforms previously requiring manual government . So getting ir3, ir4 exponentially right -for every next child born -notably goals 1-6 as basics for life and natural diversity let alone futureoflife- had 75 years to tik tok from birth of the united nations.
0 agriculture
*ir1 = energy machines -engines delivering thousands then millions time more horsepower and infrastructure both transportation and pipelines -eg electricity, fuel, water enabled big cities to emerge as most peoples
*ir2 telecommunicating machines eg telegraph telephone radio television satellite mobile
* ir3 computing tools for human productivity beyond slide rules and paper reporting
*ir4 AI= Artificial Intelwhen computers taking over governing real time platforms
*society 5.0 gravitating livesmatter where every society next child is born in is a great place to grow up because it maximisse peace, culture, natural diversity win-wins including healthy connections with other places

inspired by fazle abed we are searching for HUNIcorns- global village sustainability solution networks too vital to exit

HUNI0 is where sir fazle aded started up global uni of poverty 50 years ago with a field lab of 100000 poorest villagers
HUNI100 - is the legacy - abed brac university which he started branstorming partners around 1999 - to celebrate both a new millennium and his 4th, 5th decades of end poverty networking

we see 5 action compasses of unicorns as gravitationally core to the bottom-up servant leaders maps designed by abed and partners who turned brac into the world's largrst and deepest ngo networl:
last mile health servant unicorns
ending poverty with financial unicorns
ending hunger with food/warter security unicorns
lifelong livelihood education unicorns for all ages
resiliemnt/safe social spaces so next child born anywhere has good chance to thrive

Thursday, December 31, 2020

2020 reviewing some stories worldwide youth cheered loudest in new york 2015 launch of sustainability goals

asking aloud can moocs also share massive collaboration stories eg on most urgent practices of millennial  village learning  -eg social credit & solar &...
iwill anyone help develop this , module by module,  on demand in coursera

i would recommend week 1 is (banking) social credit by and for everyone

MAKE other weeks adjectival

eg 2 could be solar social credit
start with eg how if the grameen model openly replicated could have reached a billion solar off grid- reference german nancy wimmer's book - also at the last mit dlab convened with the late great paul polak- paul was a boulder psychiatrist- realising poverty was the common root cause of his patients- he dedicated second half of life to solutions for bangladesh villagers- treadly pumps being his success from 1980s
if we knew we were designing this curriculum -ultimately anywhere in elearning formats that will take it - now might be right time to ask ny's patient capital leader jaqueline to join in - her 2 main countries seem to be kenya and pakistan -extensions paul also hoped his solutions could rreach - eg with jaqueline and in india with kickstart

here's one of our favorite solar stories -jaqueline out of pakistan
The sun blazes above Bahawalpur, an area of Pakistan known for fertile fields and feudalism. It’s afternoon and the temperature has already exceeded 120 degrees Fahrenheit as I sit talking to a small group of women in a courtyard. They listen politely, exchanging stories about their lives and why I am there.
These are hardscrabble women, trying to scratch out a living as weavers and sharecroppers on an acre or so of land, supplementing their family’s income by selling crafts. Their homes have no toilets, no electricity, no clean water. Their children’s futures limited by poor quality schools. This is what poverty looks like.
Yet they are aspirational. They proudly tell me their husbands all own cellphones, which have become essential to farming, even for the poorest.
As the sun beats down upon our backs, I am reminded to mention Acumen’s new investment in a solar company, d.light, which has a $7 torch on the market. I tell them it’s a big seller in India and Kenya and customers swear by them. The women listen, nodding their heads. I ask whether they would be interested in buying such a product to bring light into their homes after the sun goes down and Bahawalpur becomes cloaked in darkness.
A broad-eyed woman with a rust-colored scarf hanging loosely on her head, her face drenched in sweat, leans forward on thick haunches. She looks directly at me, her gaze betraying a mix of bemusement and exhaustion.
“We don’t want a light,” she says flatly.
“We’re hot. Bring us a fan.”
“A fan?” I ask, stumbling over my own words. “But a light would help you save the money you pay for kerosene. There is no smoke. You could work later at night and your children could study.”
I try to make my case for the solar lantern, but my attempts are futile. The woman gives me that look again: “We work enough. Forget the light. We need a fan.”
I don’t have a fan to sell nor the power to make it run.
That evening, I return to my guesthouse, exhausted by the heat and more grateful than ever for the fan above my bed. For many of us, it’s hard to imagine a life without power when electricity is the undercurrent of nearly every aspect of our lives.
It’s been eight years since we made our first investment in d.light and I learned a valuable lesson about energy and the poor. The world has changed and so has Acumen. The cost of solar has plummeted from $4 to $1 per watt. The proliferation of mobile technologies makes payments for new innovations more possible, so poor families don’t have to pay cash upfront. Awareness of solar’s benefits have increased, and we are seeing its potential to transform lives.
Importantly, we’ve also come to understand the Energy Ladder: like cellphones, consumption of energy creates demand for more consumption. It may take time — and marketing dollars — before people will convert to solar but, once they do, they quickly want to get to that next rung of the ladder and purchase not only light but energy to power their cellphones, radios, televisions and more. Indeed, consumers will push the edge of their purchasing power to change their lives through access to energy.
Fast forward to today. I return to Pakistan to visit a new investment in a company providing off-grid household solar products to the rural poor. We drive five hours outside of Lahore, at least two of those hours on dirt roads. Finally, we arrive at a cluster of mud houses. Men, most sporting turbans, some with rifles slung across their back, stand to greet us. Veiled women huddle near one of the houses, hiding their faces from us as they prepare the evening meal.
Life on the surface feels like I imagine it has felt for many generations. Families rise with the sun and work outside until the sun goes down. And then it is quiet.
But things are changing. A few weeks prior, the compound residents, all members of an extended family, purchased a 50-watt solar home system for $280, mostly on credit. The bright yellow unit includes a solar panel to power six lights, a cellphone charger, a radio — and a fan. It also includes USB capabilities so the families can load up a flash drive with music, which usually costs them 20 cents at the local mobile phone outlet.
The men beam with pride as they gush about their new lives. I ask what they value about the system. A mustachioed elder doffing a cap that accentuates dark, sparkling eyes, bushy eyebrows and a sort of elfish, mischievous personality speaks for everyone. “We like the light for security,” he says, explaining that they installed a light outside the houses to know whether nightly visitors are friends or bandits.
The second priority? The charger. Previously, one man would drive two hours into town and wait to charge all of the residents’ phones before returning. The men would regularly lose five or so hours of phone access in addition to the charging and travel expenses.
Third, the fan. “It cools and keeps insects away at night. Our children can sleep and do better in school,” he continues. Another interjects, “And we want fans like the rich people have.”
I think about what this means. On Monday, this family was living as they did in the 19th century. On Tuesday, they can stay up late, talking and working under the glow of light. They can listen to their favorite music, check the news on their phones and connect with their loved ones. And they can finally sleep under the breeze of a fan.
We drive away as the sun begins to set.
I can see the revolution now — 1.2 billion people who have been left literally in the dark can now access quality, affordable energy. The markets are still broken, but now the world has a path forward to make it happen.
What’s more: by harnessing the power of solar, we no longer have to choose between serving people and serving the planet. Off-grid solar solutions can help pave the way to a more sustainable life for all of us.

For eight years, Acumen invested patient capital in intrepid entrepreneurs who dared to focus on solving one of the biggest problems of our time. It’s helped them to build products, create awareness and drive down costs to bring energy to the poor. We’ve learned about customers’ evolving needs as the products and delivery systems have changed. There is clearly still a long way to go to get the products right, the financing right, and the distribution of solar products and systems right.