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One of sustainability's biggest paradoxes is the cities of Europe that energise me as a tourist seem so civilised but history shows Europe hosted 2 world wars and Putins Euro of 2022 may be no safer than Stalin's or Hitler's 1920's E. At we wonder if you could time machine to one year in E-history what year would you choose and what report for humanity would you search for? WHAT GOOD CAN PEOPLES UNITE IF THEY HAVE FIRST ACCESS TO 100 TIMES MORE TECH PER DECADE? Back in 1951 my father found this biggest scoop of his life at It was given to him by Hungarian-American John Von Neumann at Princeton
2006: In dads last 2 years age 84 he hosted a 40 person debate at Royal Automobile Club, a few minutes walk from the Royal Palaces - if the greatest human development advance of his lifetime since meeting Von Neumann was networked by a 1billiongirls (Asian Village mothers 2020-1970) - did anyone in the west or at The UN really know how they did this? 16 journeys to Bangladesh by Graduate Journalists has chalked up 2 resources & where both women empowerment luminaries requested we open learning networkers interpret C for Cooperation (not C for Certification) . We enjoyed more than a little help from many people such as Japan's Ambassador. As Diarists out of St James and alumni of Brother James Wilson have recorded: The UK Royal family left most of the human development of two thirds of beings in Asia to Prince Charles. As a 16 year old he had been assigned the duty to attend the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. 3 happy-good natured seeds were planted from that day on - good relations between Japan Empire and some of Europe's Royals; Sony as Japan's first inward investment in Europe; the birth of whether worldwide sports celebrities are tele2's blessing or a curse as next generations greatest heroines (Tokyo was the first satellite broadcast to a global audience). What if it turns out that in the 21st C European royals value sustainability of millennials more than soundbitimg politicians or professional bureaucrats whose Intel rules have no mathematical or human transparency. This strangely unpopular question is the purpose of events diaries by and education's 3ed co-creative revolution - thanks Glasgow University Union for marking up one of 2023's main QOH events 265th Smithian Moral Sentiments . If you have an event for our diaries to cooperate around please mail me It may be that us far north diaspora scots are more interdependent on you all Europeans than anyone apart from whomever angry nature or angry purtins hurt next??. Sample some Future History Good/bad News Reports? ...1955 report what was Messina (birthing EU) for? 1945 report what was british language world service for?; 2022-1945 what was UN & ITU for; dad. The economist's norman macrae, spent his last days as teen navigating air planes bomber command burma; he tried his best at reparation ever since- wind assisted, so to speak, by the most valuable question media men were ever given - von neumann 1951 asked dad: to ask anyone/everyone what goods will peoples do with 100 times more uniting tech every decade to 2020s? In 1951, VN had 6 years left working on good (ie way above zero sum human development exchages) after the Goats of maths (including einstein turing ..) had spent moist of their life on the bad on nuclear arms racing. They had a reason to defeat hitler. I am no genius (just a listener who ,oves transparent maps/maths) ---but can anyone tell me why are we currently using nuclear races to defaeal all 8 billion of our beings. MUCH MORE IMPORTANT FROM 9/9/2022: if you have time to add positive thinking to our survey - please do

Thursday, May 21, 2020

updating 7 years research on who helps pope francis most with service learning - related last mile health alumni freire, alumni ban ki-moon global citizenry

research question- who works directly for pope francis top cardinal of service learning at vatican university and eg hosts the annual

dear catholic friends may 2020- are you or your friends able to go up the local catholic and alumni networks in barcelona or new york to see who knows him
i am not sure he will remember our meeting

basically in rome early 2015 i tried to ask who would be in charge of curriculum not pr consequences of papal visit to un and us at time of sdgs- there was some linguistic difficulties in trying to explain why i was asking- i also tried to ask club of rome how they connected gorbachev and soros back inn new york but didnt get a proper answer - my 3rd visit on trip which was supposed to be with the knowledge officer of the un food goal 2 epicentre in rome was cancelled at short notice due to illness of person concerned-at the time they claimed to be main grameen intel partner on agriculture a partnership yunus wasted in ways sir fazle would not have- prior to all this i had chatted to paul farmer for 30 minsat central european university and he explained what culture of accompaniment/freire meant to him and virus fighting last mile youth - but when i interviewed both georgetown and catholic uni chief experts on this they were not linked in to last mile health servants - something very messy happens in dc at the gap between politics and service of health let alone data needed to ai health

can i suggest doing a zoom if you need more details- a zoom hosted by carnegie ethics yesterday estimates virus will double people starving to death in next year

chris  whatsapp/text +1240316 8157 washington dc - nih suburb

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Rebecca Winthrop discusses the commonalities between the religious and global education communities and translating their shared core values into practical solution...
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Many thanks for the extraordinary conversation  and your precious  time last Friday-  many interesting things have started to spiral since my return to DC

1) in parallel DC's senior open minded economics thinktank brookings has written about the Pope Francis and education- I know how to contact brookings leadership team if I can be of any use

2) the most exciting youth empowerment team across the Americas has invited Pope Francis to join in the heads of state and youth entrepreneurs summit in panama in second week of April; I know the people (led by a young Peruvian male and Colombian female) who animate all the youth networks who converge (12th year ) in panama- please say if you want me to introduce you to them. I left Antonio the brochure launched as one of top 10 key  sessions at World Bank Group President Kim and Pope Francis Discuss Mutual Efforts to End Povertyworld bank youth summit last October

3) Kenya's most resourced Catholic networker of women empowerment has started testing my friend's 5 billion person elearning satellite with support of Muhammad Yunus first female director  Naila Chowdhury of mobile "living with poorest" partnerships back in 1996 - if you would like a demonstration of 5 billion person elearning satellite at any time in Rome please say

If there is someone at Catholic University DC that you could recommend my friends contact first I would welcome any advice. I believe Catholic Universities around the world can develop curricula that no other university network will do in time to help youth be fully involved in race to end poverty by living and learning with the poorest

chris macrae

Rebecca Winthrop Brookings

Important Education Advocate?


Pope Francis waves as he leaves after visiting the parish of San Michele Archangelo in Rome February 8, 2015.
Last week I found myself in the Vatican, taking part in a series of meetings on education, global citizenship, and peaceful co-existence. As a non-Catholic, this was new territory for me. Prior to the meeting, the little I knew about the Catholic Church could be captured on a flashcard, a mini, cliff-notes version of history. It all started in the first century A.D. during the Roman Empire when Jesus appointed Saint Peter as the church's leader (the first pope), many centuries of expansion and conflict followed, the Protestant reformation then occurred in the 1500s, a strong tradition of education among the Jesuits contributed to schooling expansion globally, and today divisive debates rage around abortion and the role of women. I knew similarly little about the Church's teachings. And the protocol materials sent prior to the meetings, while helpful because at least I knew what was expected, only served to reinforce the sound bites about the Church that you hear on the news. Women are to wear "pants and skirts below the knees, colorless nails, hair up and neat, without cleavage, shoulders covered, no tight clothes, dark colors." 

Two Communities, One Human Family

Given my limited knowledge, I decided I should prepare for the meeting and luckily happened upon several articles about Catholic social teaching. In those pages, I discovered a very different Church than what usually makes the media headlines. The concepts of human dignity, human equality, the right of all people to fully participate in society, and hence the call to provide special protection to the poor and vulnerable and to act in the common good were all present. In many ways the principles and focus of Catholic social teaching are similar to those in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, perhaps the one document that has inspired me the most to work on issues related to global poverty. In both cases, there is the powerful idea that all people are part of one human family—no matter who you are, where you are from, what gender you are, or how rich or how poor. The origins of this idea are different, of course, with one relying on the belief that each person is created in the image of God (and hence we must treat everyone as we would treat the Lord) and the other skipping the divine altogether and starting with the belief in the inherent dignity of all people (and hence "the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family").  Here was, in my view, one of the best-kept secrets of the Catholic Church. 
The ideas in Catholic social teaching were essential in giving me a frame of reference for my discussions at the Vatican. The meetings last week were convened by Scholas Occurentes, an Argentinian non-profit founded by Pope Francis when he was the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and dedicated to connecting schools around the world in an effort to foster inter-cultural dialogue. Now, with Pope Francis sitting in Rome, the organization is seeking to broaden its scope, become more global, and take an ecumenical approach to the issues around global citizenship that Pope Francis has stated he wishes to continue to champion. Supporting the poor and vulnerable, focusing on human dignity and equality, ensuring everyone is part of and fully participating in society, were all principles strongly reflected in this work, as with much of the pope's actions throughout his life, and in Pope Francis's message at the meeting.  "We will not change the world, if we do not change education," said the pope. Teachers must be honored, he went on, for carrying the burden of educating our children virtually alone, but it is time that all members of society actively lend their support to this important responsibility. Ultimately, he laid out a social vision based on harmony (both within society and within oneself) to which the education of the world's young people should contribute.

If my trip to the Vatican taught me one thing it is that there is far more common ground between the religious and global education communities than first meets the eye. But how can Pope Francis and his team translate the core values we share into practical solutions for children and youth in developing countries? Here are my five recommendations:
1. Become a global education advocate. Global education, namely the focus on formal and non-formal learning opportunities in countries around the world, has been missing champions at the most senior level. This has been especially visible in the last 15 years as the global education community coalesced around trying to put all children in the world into primary school, the core of the education component of the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As colleagues in the global health sector, an equally important area of work, mobilized Bill Gates, a host of celebrities, multiple U.N. special envoys, and billions of dollars in additional financing to meet the health-related MDGs, progress in global education was made mainly on the backs of the poorest countries in the world—many of whom extended considerable effort to do whatever they could in the face of difficult constraints to improve education for their children. Not surprisingly, today corporations give 16 times more to global health than to global education, and the health-focused global fund in its last replenishment campaign raised $12 billion while the education-focused global fund raised less than $2 billion. 
Only within the last two years has there been a growing global profile to the world's education issues with, among others, the appointment of former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown as the first U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education, the First Lady of Qatar Sheika Moza's global initiative to put 10 million children into school, and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's new role as the chair of the board of the Global Partnership for Education. 
Additional voices are certainly needed—to call on governments both rich and poor alike to do more, to encourage civil society and the private sector to include education as a priority for their service and giving, and to remind people that it is not just any education that will do but one that promotes the values of global citizenship. This last point, in particular, needs more attention. In what could serve as an excellent starting point for Pope Francis's global education messages, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon recently issued a framework for education action that has three global priorities: 1) put every child into school, 2) improve quality learning, and 3) foster global citizenship.  In all of this Pope Francis could have an important role to play, as a leader who can pick up the phone to talk with any other heads of state, as an ethical voice in the debate, and as someone who can inspire people to act.  
2. Focus on the most marginalized. The commitment to the poor and the vulnerable takes on new meaning when moving from an Argentinian (or even Latin American) context to a global perspective. Virtually all children in Latin America have access to school, although the dropout rate at secondary school level is alarmingly high in some countries.  However, this is not the case globally.  There are 120 million children in the world who have no access to primary or junior secondary school at all, the majority of them are living in severe poverty in rural areas or unlucky enough to live in countries plagued by armed conflict.  There are also 130 million children around the world who are in schools of such poor quality that they are learning virtually nothing—after four years in school they have not mastered the very basics of reading, writing and math and are therefore at high risk of dropping out before the end of primary school.  While you will certainly find some of these children in Latin America, you will find many more spread across Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. 
These children and youth are the poorest of the poor globally and are in desperate need of programs, attention, and advocates on their behalf. Like their peers everywhere, they deserve an education that not only equips them with academic and workforce skills but also imparts a sense of community and a set of values reflecting global citizenship. To reach these young people, we cannot rely on the preferred approach used to date by the Scholas initiative of connecting students through computers in their classrooms (so many have no classrooms, and those that do certainly don't have access to the Internet or computers).  Rather, we need to focus on policies, programs, and interventions that bring learning to these young people, such as traveling teachers, homes and community centers doubling as schools for refugee children, and distance learning via mobile phones. Pope Francis and his team at Scholas have an important role to play in shining a spotlight on the needs of these forgotten children and driving action on their behalf. Any global citizenship initiative that does not include them in some way would seem to fly in the face of the basic principles in Catholic social teaching.    
3. Promote global citizenship within education systems. The competencies important for global citizenship—empathy, critical thinking, collaborating with others, respecting diversity, understanding inter-connectedness—can be fostered in numerous ways. One important way to help young people develop these competencies is through school systems. It is, after all, much easier to use policy and programs to try to affect change through the levers that education systems have—curriculum, teaching, text books, classroom environment—than through, for example, trying to change behavior inside the family.

There has been much work over the years by educators and social activists who seek to cultivate global citizenship competencies through education.  From this work, we know that extra-curricular activities around global citizenship issues (e.g., a school club, a community service project, a day of awareness) are important and can be useful avenues to engage young people. However, if these after-school activities give different messages than what the schools themselves give, their impact is greatly diminished. For example, if children spend all day in a school where the curriculum has explicit messages about the inferiority of women to men, teachers regularly call on boys over girls, and female teachers are the only ones responsible for cleaning the school grounds, then an afterschool activity on gender equality will likely not deliver major results.  Ensuring that education systems both embody the values of global citizenship in their core business of teaching and learning as well as promote engagement in extra-curricular activities on the topic is an important avenue for social change.  Colombia, Scotland, Korea, and Kenya are all countries that are actively prioritizing this work in their education systems. Building on, amplifying and spreading these existing efforts to new countries could be an important role for Pope Francis and his team.
4. Mobilize multiple voices in society. In addition to using the levers of change available in education systems, influential figures in society have an important role to play in spreading the message about global citizenship.  From music stars and sports celebrities to CEOs and politicians—all have a sphere of influence that can be leveraged towards the values of global citizenship. Role models in society can have powerful influence over young people and having them engage in activities that demonstrate global citizenship competencies can be equally as influential as having them speak about the issues. This is an area in which the Pope and his team at Scholas are already heavily engaged and it certainly is an area of comparative advantage given the celebrity of Pope Francis himself.  
5. Lean-in on the Catholic education tradition.  In many parts of the world, and especially in developing countries, Catholic schools have made a significant contribution to expanding mass education and giving some of the poorest communities access to a quality education. The large network of Catholic schools is an important player—particularly in areas where neither governments nor the Church alone can solve the education problems. These networks, and the 1.2 billion Catholics around the world, are an important asset in the effort to cultivate global citizenship competencies. They can be encouraged not only to continue their work but also to reach out to the non-Catholic community on issues of global citizenship and the support of public education systems writ large.

For those who care about these issues, and particularly for those who have spent years working on education and advancing notions of global citizenship, the idea that Pope Francis and his team at Scholas Occurentes may play a more globally active role in this movement will be welcome news indeed. Regardless of one’s spiritual persuasion, global citizenship is something we can all get behind.

Monday, May 18, 2020

chris macrae is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. and/or to design next zoom anywhere getting back to empowering service learning of girls/boys sdg communities opens up- 16 years ago best practice in europe was linked by eu knowledgeboard among nhs nurses emotional intelligence networking - whats 2020s local gateways to that eg fans of 

Topic 1: camilo-marta-chris latin/franciscan cultures now
Time: wednesday May 20, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 769 647 7322
Password: camilomart

dear marta/camilo -friends -  mobile/whatsapp (martacamilo)  

 you are the two people whose life experience i trust most to future of spanish speaking world and franciscan cultures wherever these matter to health and sdgs, reconciliation and deep community building valuing women hold up half the sky- can i ask do you have a copy of paulo freire pedagogy of oppressed? - footnote how alumni of freire triangularise community health-education-finance- microfinance in bangladesh was never ever about empire banking mindsets nor paper currencies macroeconomic political chicanery-- it was about planting rising exponential multipliers of designing resilient community capacity of village health networking round previously illiterate women cut off from any communications- fortunately james grant unicefs greatest leader and the epidemiologist who led swarthmore for many years helped brac leaders start a public health college in dhaka i 2001 which became the greatest legacy coalition of the ngo economy world as sir fazle first brainstormed with japan embassy in dhaka and 30 of the elders of building rural advancement 1972-2012- at jan 2020 world economic forum, soros has invited 20 united scholars networks to get on this case as fast as humanly possible as well as inviting next 20- its not clear which is the first spanish or franciscan speaking scholars network

admittedly i dont know many people in your culture- i spent the 1980s collecting mit driven database on worldwide social needs commissioned by world biggest  corporations- accidentally i led work in asia where corporates wanted english reporting- between us we benchmarked what societies in 50 countries wanted from hundreds of markets with million of hours of interviewing data- asian face is very complicated - 

1 this is first zoom info i have sent out - hope i havent mis-coded
it will start at 10am east coast wednesday an time out 1040  ie barcelona 4pm to 4.40pm
my understanding is camilo is somewhere near columbia university new york and marta is in barcelona-both still locked-down?

later today i send a second email with a possible agenda but if by mail whatsapp etc you prefer to change it please do you can think in spanish which i cant so its best if you decide directly if thee is a first win-win between your urgent actions in this virus messed world
chris macrae nih region of washington dc +1 240 316 8157

footnote - details below may be relevant some other time unless they interest you now please go to second email which i will send about an hour after this one

- i dont find it an easy read but all girls empowerment to end poverty is linked by the paulo freire book as well as something jim kim used to call POP- preferential option poor
pop1 be servant leader go liver in community of poorest-

pop2 use your wisdom of world to see what broken systems are poverty trapping these peoples especially the poorest of the poor- if your professional skill is relevant what system change will you need to mediate in your professional world- if its not relevant who will you need to invite to come and live in the community too

pop3 every time there is a leap in tech app it first to partners in health villages or health finance since fintech is easier to code with eg text mobile than the whole of bottom up healthcare

- the essence of mediating freire which is not just pop design but what educators living with the poorest will need to revolutionise- my father's 1986 Economist survey on conflicts embedded anthropologically in english empire education made worse by american siloisation is here -fortunately adam smith had reported this crisis during year 4 of markets and machines - as you probably know 2020 is the 260th year since 2 scots -name of james watt and adam smith - at glasgow university started questioning world on moral innovation of engineering machines and channeling markets- diaspora scots never trusted london or any one single capital to be able to rule over sharing these 2 innovation waves everywhere nature and humans needed diversity of apps

  -maria montessori started this but sadly neither she or gandhi was there to push it through at birth of gov independence of india -  the only thing muhammad yunus would say he agreed with Fazle Abed died 20 dec 2019 on -ditto paul farmer when i talked to him for 30 minutes at central european university because we both arrived early at a meeting- farmer and jim kim or back in boston to franiscanise tracing there through their 40 year old medical service experiential exchange Partners in Health -untold story early 1980s 3 anthropology graduates korean american kim , activist medic farmer, oxford story telling family's ophelia dahl embedded in wellesley in anthropology met at harvard med school where 2 had signed up to ler medicine- paul farmer upset professors as he was already commuting between haiti and boston but the cases he brought excited the last mile health students so much that the professors in this one piece of harvard had to change whence was born- by 2014 kim was heading world bank- soros had invested in brac in liberia and sierra leone- the who and nih were doing nothing right on ebola so medccins sans frontieres farmer kim 

in 1962 dad got chance at economist to start explaining to prince charles and later romano prodi and mary robinson among others - things went well with charles as he attended 1964 olympics met sony akio morita and emperor family whence japans inward investeny in europe stated in wales but nobody else really understood til dad met soros in early 1980s
mediation/educator=entrepreneur reality
innovatively deming-asian engineering since 50s has led mediation in asia of top down and community up- when led by someone who loves country eg japan emperor family since 1945 or lee kuan yew- much better for youth than ad led democracy especially in times of crisis like covid- i dont know how that asia rising finding translates in latin am though i expect jack ma does- 

-see eg welcome to -searching how americans responded to 15 months of surveys in the economist 76-77 is intriguing

some in congress called dad a community for saying asia suns would now rise and rise a good thing for sustainability since 6/10 of all humans had been locked in asian continent mainly by errors of britannia and japanese colonialism

sadly as a counteraction bill drayton started ashoka- a total misunderstanding of entrepreneurs need to scale positive cash flows-- economically its what they do differently purposefully reinvesting not extracting profits that matters if thriving community sdgs are to be exponentially possible - a decade later things got evermore muddle in american english when the clintons met muammad yunus before bill became president but never met fazleabed- the whole of microcreditsumit never became an experiential curriculum just a grenwashing of what became millennial goals

Sunday, May 17, 2020

 have 2 different sorts of recommendations - there is a very short list of people who this needs to be presented to because they know health but they know ho finance and tech has also got muddled

by presented i mean they need to give you 2 minutes until they then agree they or the top team will respond

the people i can think of are
in boston jim kim or paul farmer both at Partners in Health
in new york george soros
in san francisco larry brilliant
jack ma - if you dont know someone i shortlist go to world record jobs and put name of person in search -if you dont find a good enough explanation of the leaders purpose pls tell me whats missing

i dont have direct access to these people - i do have access to brac unit vice chancellor vincent chang 
can i send this document to him and see if he will give you 2 minutes on whatapp?

something i do the bigger the deeper the more community crucial a youth movement needs to be i also ask who will be it enemies

in virus world nothing is bigger than connecting what you say but the fronllines are locally vulnerable to politicians pharma and big banking that makes money by the opposite systems- i now it sounds unbelievable but please assume this idea has big enemies - some may be the same people who team up between brussels and madrid and surpress catalonia/barcelona

they are the people who big corporations spend billion dollars a year on tv ads or lobbying politicians and perhaps 1 million on corporate social responsibility and then on something that isnt the seed like your proposal to take off as opposed to separate annual events

-while the document explains what needs doing it doesnt boldly explain you have she schools intrapreneur service learning exchange  as critical missing flow- thats the one para you need to document- you are a bit modest in first minute of introducing idea- maybe your husband or other top supporter eg top governor of barcelona international school should say yes marta does know how to get whole schooling system celebrating doing with her

second thing to do - survey- send this to trusted elders perhaps gifford if you get stared on something else and ask what does he think is missing from this proposal in terms of key processes - eg we need wizard tech - i dont know if he still has wizard tech relationship- its strange the societal part of intel is in oregon but i dont know if he knows them

i will try and seei nazrul is still on email and in barcelona- he knows why microcredit never connected microhealth around queen sofia- actually she visited jamii bora host of kenyan microcreditsummit before queen sofia hosted valladolid summit- ingrid got lift off to jami bra by negotiating health insurance fir ger 200000 members with missionaries hospitals but then in after kenya microcreditsummit ingrid had a stroke and big banking did a hostile bid for the whole of jamii bora- all the great and good of 17 years of microcreditsummit stuood by and let kenya lose this model

if ever we get back to travel again tell me if you can ever add a day in boston to you itineary- i know the waiting rooms of people who ca make this happen in boston

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

new situation to have budget presse historic surplus
every fin is an engineer
crisis helped us see other sdgs need more communications-reality in peoples everyday participation

mayor sees city as platform/ecosystem - orgs should interface with platform to execute their ways forward
sdgs helps ourcity influence global soultions

city networks actionable for us
bloomberg health
mayor helsinki weforum mayor network
would love to be in c40 but not in yet