Monday, August 2, 2021

1.6 where do abed's greatest fans go to celebrate what happens next

 i have been feeling terribly empty since dec 2019 ; for 11 years however sad the year seemed to me to be on missed sdg opportunities, i had the privilege -thanks to japan embassy who introduced me -  to see fazle abed for a few minutes and listen to new partnership changing parts of the world i often had to spend months searching and new partners who had woken up to a challenge that i had never seen them take on systematically below

i dont know the whole answer but i am hopeful about the new 6 monthly magazine of brac international here's dec 2020 

my favorite pieces from pages 12 on how brac workers in the field in 11 countries beyond bangaldesh are helping mitigate covid as well as stay safe themselves and how much of the ultra poor sir fazle's son is now the worldwide mapmaker of- i understand there are pure academics who are glad that the nobel economics prize 2019 was awarded to mit poverty lab for including ultra in their random trials approach but i am interested in the next innovations sdg youth need to pilot and scale where they work; i cant wait for 5 years of evidence before my next abedian stimulation

to add to my personal hopes shameran abed was announced last month as not just the head of all brac's main innovations in finance for the poorest but the head of brac international- may your god or your faith be with him

Sep 5, 2019 — Ms Akter came to the attention of BRAC, a charity so ubiquitous in ... In 2007, soon after being awarded the Nobel peace prize for his ..

The field was craving for bullet-proof approaches for measuring true causality.

The Banerjee-Duflo-Kremer randomization revolution provided just this kind of robust technique.  But there were two problems:  The first was scale.  Decent sized randomized trials with the power to detect real effects are expensive to carry out.  The second one was “external validity”—the biggest criticism then and today of randomized trials is that the answers they yield are simply local results that may not apply to the rest of the world.  There needed to be generous sources of reliable funding and lots of replications across many countries.  The solution was Banerjee and Duflo’s creation in 2003 of the Poverty Action Lab with Sendhil Mullainathan, which after substantial funding by MIT graduate Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel became “JPAL”.  With this kind of institutional development able to attract tens of millions of dollars in research funds, leading development economists and their doctoral students at MIT and Harvard were up and running, yielding some of the most credible and important results seen to date on a wide array of poverty programs carried out across the developing world.

Some of these early results, such as the Miguel and Kremer work on de-worming, led to a dramatic scaling up of the intervention and even to new global movements such as the Deworm the World Initiative.  Work by Duflo and Banerjee validated the holistic poverty intervention approach of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) across seven countries.  Other of their work in India and Morocco has challenged the notion of strong microfinance impacts, indeed finding that microfinance only seems to help the top 10-15% of entrepreneurs.  New results from randomized trials emerge seemingly every week, and they are changing the way billions of dollars are allocated in poverty aid.

Dec 8, 2019

c3 form your own peer- student circle - brainstorm how ai could deliver you actionable green maps

 brainstorm your wishlist first -where could artificial intel best augment human intel- then search to see if anyone s doing it; if not why not contact those who claim to be open sourcing this

eg ai earth of microsoft - who else is famous for ai ih green areas - please reply chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk if you have a link that merits featuring here

 help alumnisat.com with its 38th annual review on top 100 youth-centric education movements- -we haven't specifically coded which are leading youth's action networking of green - your feedback matters chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

please note -as first published in our 1984 book 2025report.com and supplemented by norman macrae's biography of von neumann -we are talking about ai in the most integrated sense (originating over 60b years ago at twin ai labs in stanford and mit boston and currently mediated by borderless practitioners at futureoflife.org as the 4th industrial revolution - every personal or mobile device is a reported from every gps- never before has it been possible to report in data from every coordination the planet- and never before has the computing power been available to real time update- even real time govern the sustainability compasses you need to be the generation that prevents extinction

vote for your favorite current ai researcher at worldrecordjobs.com

Apr 30, 2020 — Microsoft's AI for Earth grants provide support for projects that require high computing resources when exploring machine learning and ...
Apr 9, 2019 — Microsoft's AI for Earth program awards grants to support projects that change the way people and organizations monitor, model, ...

the most valuable survey college students ever viralised c1

 a key question to collab 100 go-green universities friends in oxford and glasgow, at bbc and various royal societies, in tokyo, in bangladesh, in ghana , historically at The Economist

related ref massive collaborations 28/36 hu5.4 honoring fazle abeed and 1billiongirls.com

what is the unique contribution to climate adaptation that a university's place partners can empower under 30s to action map -early uk pilots under way include oxford, glasgow, royal societies, 

examples are only just coming in along the road to glasgow cop26 and beyond

in the case of arizona state it starts off simple- lack of water; it gets quite detailed currently phoenix gets its water by abuse of native people; not having a coastline it cant directly advance desalination the way uae and israel can 

in the case of bangladesh it used to be cyclones but it is now being the first nation where most people will be flooded out unless the world turns on ocean warming

in the case of tokyo it is interesting - while too much water is the problem its people see each year, it is prepared to take the 1960-2020 responsibility for having grown the whole of asia round carbon; mayor koike is therefore looking for major western cities that will truly take carbon zero reseaerch, actions, investment, redesign collaboratively; as mayor koike said she has solid partnership with los angeles; she wants to know if new york will be a solid partnership; she has actively contributed to gordon browns 50 national leaders concerned with transformational education so she can pick other city partnerships through the trust she has built

Sunday, August 1, 2021

student union club of esg ratings c2

 students can share  original reports wherever they meet particular companies - whether a company has a base or research interests in a university town to how a company's advertising has abused students mental health

the simplest way to start a ratings bank is to score esg ratings from 0.5 to 1,5 - or exceptionally outside that range

0.5 means out students feedback concludes that investment xxx when fully accounted for sustainability is worth less than half that wall street currently makes; 1.5 means we believe the company is under-rated; there are so many ways student union clubs could move esg reality forward from the esg greenwasher- but the starting point is to make the esg student union club the most collaborative with all esg student clubs as well as more popular than university sports cheerleaders clubs

something that matters is to get globally started - changes in index often provide the most important clues of all- assuming the information causing the change in index is solid - you can then start interacting with the company- consider buying 1 share of company's whose index is changing so as to attend the agm