I will be in hong kong for 6 days starting thursday 28 nov- is there anyone at unicef or unesco or partnering affiliates i could briefly meet in HK? All branches of my family tree coming from Diaspora Scotland i value how island hubs can change the world entrepreneurially in ways continents cannot launch
TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION/DEVELOPING SDG GENERATION
(girls education) and healthy societies develop growth of economies not vice versa
-today, nowhere is an island more important than hk to return education AI and 5G optimism; history maps how tokyo and london spun poverty traps until hong kong mediated happier belt road trade across eurasia and through to other continents of BBC/Attenborough's 7 worlds one planets launched last month
I am mainly there to attend http://www.yidanprize.org - hosted by co-founder of one of digital world's 5 most innovative global youth space tencent (and its foundation) without there would be no whatsapp , no wechat and arguably no opportunity to invest in girls as every sustainable place's win-win currency.
This years yidan prize celebrates the world number 1 educator of poorest women end poverty sir fazle abed -his life work since changing in 1970 from CEO of Shell Oil in East Pakistan to founder of BRAC now the world's largest NGO partnership. Whilst the fintech side of BRAC enjoys decision-making partners like Jack Ma and Bill Gates because of the way microeducationsummit was formed and the ways millennial goals were framed Sir Fazle's alumni networks contributions to edutech are only just beginning. This in spite of 2 briefings he co-hosted with Tokyo Embassy in Dhaka in 2012 in remembrance of my father's journalism at The Economist of how 20th C macroeconomics had spiralled into "political chicanery" (1984 book 2025 report) but education with Moores law leapfrogging every decade could yet help youth escape from Big Brother endgame
Is there any message I can hand deliver from you all either to sir fazle abed or mr yidan?
One of the problems with the old west's media and public servants being consumed by depressing (wall-builders) news -whether that is brexit, congress impeachment process, hong kong or north korea meltdown- is educators (or parents who love education's innovation ) never get any continuous share of voice of good news, of valuing youth's action goals
Three celebrations uniting alumni of sir fazle abed are happening with in 7 days
- wise qatar summit as you receive this
- ban ki moon (who is also ethics director of tokyo olympics) launching the 2020s version of brac university
- the yidan prize as the best news hong kong or china has been free to share with the world in this decade which could have help youth prep to humanise AI & 5G 2020s and has done the opposite out of richest nations
Over several generations my family (including grandad sir ken who wrote up india's independence for the UK side) is used to the role of stalking horse (or surviving being shot as messenger) - if you have a letter for sir fazle or mr yidan- or even what in the old days we called a telegram to be read out at celebrations - please send it to me so that i can see its get to either person
And finally, the university branch in new york of hong kong's richest man Ka-Shing and place philanthropist is about 5 minutes walk from bloomberg's head office and yours at UNICEF - I do feel this is a potentially transformative triangularisation to urgently brainstorm how to help youth/education guterres with his 75th birthday party UNGA 2020 if indeed flow is how human and machine development celebraste what every community most needs to both work and hub on sustaining hi-trust world trade maps. (BRAC's first huge scaling partner was james grant's UNICEF - his favorite curriculum infant and maternal peer to peer health resilience is pivotal to the brand DNA/values of BRAC and indeed girl empowering development outreach to the 6 out of 10 humans who are Asian)
chris macrae http://www.valuetrue.com bethesda MD text/whatsapp+1 240 316 8157