in the terrifying year of 2001, I am only aware of one good thing (tell us more if you have other stories;
steve jobs family hosted a dinner party and asked fazle abed who had helped village women design aid 2.0 and prevent bangladesh nation building from being a disaster case- how can your knowhow go global- abed said what if i start a global poverty cooperation university especially aimed at uniting female graduate alumni; steve said what if I design a university in a mobile phone; 22 years on what can you help youth ambaasdors to sdgs remap wherever most urgent local challenges emerge
can women empowerment and edetech networks out of middle east and across asia help sudan now!
background 15 years ago w3e started ctalaoguing mooc of 30 most scaleable women empowerment cooperations and future sdgs mapping with Bangladesh's main designers of vilage women empowerment; we found that all over asia from middle east to singapor to hong kong and vatious pan-asian e-solutions had ideas different from west in community depth
hence we are issuing this first of series of how to help sudan calls through dubai education networks as well as handover of dubai expo to osaka - please help us if we can tailor a coopreation call around any other asian superciuty fir sdgs
Dear Dubai friends please could I intro you to Abubakr. I have known /trusted Abubakr as an outstanding youth futures ambassador for about 5 years. Abubakr has spent most of the last 8 years searching Dubal and Asia for teenage skills solutions relevant to his home country Sudan's education 15 up. Initially this was part of UK commonwealth program on 21st C livelihoods. Whilst he had been mainly back in Sudan the last 18 months, by coincidence he was in Dubai when the Sudan disaster began, and so is in Dubai. I was first introduced to him about a year before the Dubai Expo. Graduate journalists and I I have been studying work of Fazle Abed in Bangladesh (16 trips) since my father Norman of The Economist died in 2010. The Japan Ambassador to Bangladesh kindly hosted 2 dinner brainstorming events with Fazle Abed and about 40 civil society members in Dhaka 2011. Back in 1984 dad and I had written 2025 report https://www.mattridley.co.uk/blog/death-of-a-great-optimist/ believing ai, women empowerment and education was the only way what we now call sdgs would be achievable. I had found Gulf cities ever more critical to the future of women empowerment partners of Abed both in Qatar with Sheika Moza as inaugural Wise laureate and until 2018 the official UN hub of 40 countries interested i refugee education and education in emergencies journalised out of NYU, Then through Abed's cashless banking Dubai's Legatum bank had long supported the Quadir family and their MIT fintech for poor innovations who were first to bring mobile to Bangladesh 1995 and had become with George Soros And Gates Abed's cashless banking partner and Abdul Latif Jameel (including MIT poverty lab) as well as my Scottish friends connections including Gordon Brown through Yunus and 15 years of relationships with Adam Smith scholars who chose to host my father's archives at Glasgow University.
Dear Dubiai friends just to ask you: do you or anyone have time to exchange ideas on what next. As well as any ways the two of you might locally make connections https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7696477322 I will be hosing a series of zooms 9am new york time starting with one on Monday . In the event anyone might be interested please relay this message.
On parallel matter I have been attending UN briefings on the next 3 UNGA - this september a debrief on why every sdgs is stuck; next year this global forum process https://ggin.stimson.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Global-Futures-Forum-2023-Program.pdf ; 2025 with new world bank Mastercard's Mr Banga Guterres is hoping that the whole of https://unsceb.org/board-members will be united in demanding multilateral2.0 in line with Un tech envoy https://www.un.org/techenvoy/content/ongoing-work and especially transformational AI. Over last 13 years since my family sampled 2000 of muhammad Yunus social business book we now have about 20 quite influential new york friends looking at various ways including hong kong's www.beingai.com how can un sdg (women kindness) avatars take up role humanoid sophia used to mediate; the 6000 educators for the future www.ed3dao.com run out of New York to help with these next 2 college year and ITU awards in 6 weeks to 34 sdgs storytellers on web3 : 2 per sdg http://metaverseprize.org- All can converge with UN hq global forum debrief i attended 6 weeks ago was at same time as sdg6 water summit where we have connections through unhabitat and the annual update of unwomen. So while Sudan and which neighbors are going to respond who is this months urgent exchange would always aim to maximise new yorker cooperations if Dubai Cares Diary or Expo connections are linking in through New York. Because my father was awarded Japan Emperors main international award order of rising sun I am very interested in any handover between dubai and osaka expos and how in all these ways the next 27 months may map many tipping points for better or for worse. I am finishing last publication of 2025 report begun 1984 connecting my fathers previous 33 yeras of research as Von Neumann Biographer. The reasons why we still see ai and education as milennials best last chance are being logged at www.economistlearning.com