sadly may 2021 reports davosagenda has cancelled aug 2021 update from singapore- next stops geneva mountains jan 22?
mahbubani syllabus- breaking news jan 2021 - singapores leader shares views at davos agenda and welcomes opportunity to stage entire weforum summit in august

1 Special Address by Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore

Public Speakers: Børge Brende, Lee Hsien Loong

when we surveyed goal 1 end poverty world bankers like jim kim about number 1 educatorof sdg generation he said sir fazle abed; when we asked fazle abed about coalition partners of university coalition he said a consensus among most asian ambassadors was singapore for knowing where to connect with and korea if you want to inspect some innovations humanising ai before you did a grand tour of china's connections such as the schwarzman triad: beijing's tsinghua, boston's mit, oxford's rhodes on number 1 educator /alumni netwrk to learn from he said sir fazle abed;

united labs for all human hope and love
-in the 2010s more data than humans had ever seen before was created by satellites and mobile devices; moreover 10 dollar computer chips had caught up with the number crunching ability of human brains- and unlike us 7.5 billion people could be cloned to operate specific systems in real time- eg soon driving and policing of cars can be done by the artificials but this begs a question what priority help do 7.5 billion people need? why over 15 years were autnonomous cars priortitised over ending viruses/ the answer is people at the top of the biggest organisations do not see natures challenges to us beings at ground level; the challenge of how to prioritise human ai was popular in the economist of the 1970s partly becuase a journalist had been privilieged to be one of the last people to interview von neumann whose legacy has been 60 years of ai labs started up with twins in 1960 facintg the atlantic out of bostons mit and facing the pacific out of stanford- exercise fingd a globe and point to a place where one thousandth of humans mediates a bigger diversity of demands for humanising tech than anywhere else? did you choose singapore: a island at the apex of the 2 coastlines that 70% of humans being asian depend most on for world trade shipping -while you should certainly choose anywhere on the globe you like to do this survey its extraordinary what can be learnt from singaporeans if 2021 is to be the most exciting and loving year after the hopelessyear of covid 2020 ...
what would happen if every under 30 -and their teachers -knew how to act on knowhow of singapore sustainability leaders -
here are 2 world class curricula, around which emeging applications map -vote for smart singapore youtube libraries 1 rsvp

Monday, November 16, 2015

Diary Dates for POP POVERTY

9-11 october 2015 world bank start of year meetings land in Peru, home since 1968 of modern social movements of franciscans (search Preferential Option Poor, Liberation Theology, Gutierrez; home of Jim Kim's greatest heathcare practice innovation -solutions to ending MDR Tuberculosis - a solution in mid 1990s that George Soros ask Partners in Health to replicate in Russian Prisons

 23 September 2015 Wash DC Pope Francis delivers masterclass on end inequality to US congress - with additional celebrations at UN in NY -help further searches at and

Sunday, November 15, 2015

yunus10000 asks : who destroyed the WORLD SUMMIT OF NOBEL PEACE LAUREATES ATLANTA 2015? years in the making , its chairs couldnt agree on what they wanted youth to celebrate with actions first- we have to believe the turner family have been on the right side of millennials - they know mass media black holes- they have some wonderful youth latino anchors at cnn; they have donated more than a billion to try and put youth and women at centre of un partnerships- we'd love to hear reports of where this has worked to empower millennals to co-work on sustainability goals
as for the rest of this mail - it seems like so many dream events muhammad yunus could have inspired - some greedy agents muddled ny some geopolitics they dindt understand and greenwashers destroyed everything millenials want to come and action learn, and multiply alumni collaboration networks around

serial mess; there still hasnt been a true and fair report of who destroyed the 2014 sum,mit intended to celebrate mandela curriculum out of cape town
 March 20, 2014
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Dr. Mohammad Bhuiyan serves as the President & CEO of Yunus Creative Lab, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that is based in Atlanta to promote youth and female empowerment, “social business” to solve social problems, sustainability, and the elimination of poverty and unemployment under the guidance of 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof. Muhammad Yunus. Bhuiyan worked diligently with 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, The Carter Center, The King Center, and a number of other individuals and organizations to bring the 2015 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to Atlanta. He serves as the CEO of the 2015 Summit.
With over thirty years of experience in corporate, academic, international organizations, as well as the non-profit sector, Dr. Bhuiyan has worked as a marketing executive and consultant for British American Tobacco, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Pfizer, and the United Nations Development Program . His extensive academic administrative and faculty experiences include serving as Executive Vice President and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Assistant Dean, Director, Department Head, Endowed Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship, and other positions at seven universities in the United States and abroad.
His leadership skills have been refined by the training he received at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Business School, Center for Creative Leadership, Stanford University, University of California-Berkley, MIT, Duke University, and the American Council on Education. He conducts many leadership programs for corporate executives, deans, and university presidents/chancellors.
Laura Turner Seydel is an international environmental advocate and eco-living expert dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future for our children. She is chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation, which promotes hands-on environmental education projects worldwide. She works with the Environmental Working Group to limit the toxic chemicals in food, air, water and consumer products. She also co-founded Mothers and Others for Clean Air and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.
Laura serves on her family’s foundation boards including The Turner Foundation, Jane Smith Turner Foundation, the Turner Endangered Species Fund, and Ted’s Montana Grill. She also serves on national boards including League of Conservation Voters, Defenders of Wildlife, Waterkeeper Alliance, the Carter Center Board of Councilors, as well as serving on the advisory board for the Green Schools Alliance and Ray C. Anderson Foundation. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Downtown Atlanta. Laura lives with her husband and her three children in their home, EcoManor, the first LEED certified Gold residence in the southeastern United States.
DATE: Thursday, March 20, 2014
TIME: 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
SPEAKERS: Dr. Mohammad Bhuiyan
CEO of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Atlanta 2015
President & CEO of Yunus Creative Lab, Inc.
Laura Turner Seydel
Chairperson, Planning Committee
World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Atlanta 2015
Chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation
TOPIC: “World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Atlanta 2015: Gathering of International Superstars”

Saturday, May 23, 2015

studying liberation theology by Gutierrez

G is a Peruvian who helped Catholics across south and central america at end of 1960s think through sustaining peoples in a post-colonising world

 Ironically Muslim Bangladesh was the first nation to scale such values - the soul of all sustainable microcredit networking is built on dna of Gutierrez, and Freire's Pedagogy of Oppressed. It is unclear to us whether any south american country has yet used LOT (and its social action method POP =Preferential Option Poor)

What has happened is that from late 1980s POP and LOT became the culture of partners in health, which sustains extraordinary exchanges between best of harvard medical youth and countries such as Haiti, Peru, Rwanda

 Around 1980 with thanks to Pope John Paul, Poland united to be the benchmark of escaping from Moscow's non-liberating cultures more soon

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

1:08 #2030now 3.19 0:39 31 1:40 1:02 1.21..jim kim's best news for worold of
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banking coming soon
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

help us turn march 2015 into one hour mooc-style stimulus on preferential option poor (pop)

wacth this video

some questions why does joy matter to faiths, professions or cultural mediators aiming to sustain relentless interventions by living and learning with the poorest

which professions, branches or religions, types of mediator (eg anthropolgist , nurses?) do you map as offering benchmark cases of joy and hope in the world's race to 1 end poverty, 2 return every community to a sustainable pathway

how do you map alumni networks of paul farmer (and their cross-overs with networks of jim kim and george soros) and where can millennials linkin
what is the POP diary of greatest happenings in 2015
what video would you like to discuss next

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Guide to Preferential Option Poor Models -more at 
in this video Clinton  invites you to explore the idea that bangladesh built its nation- and a revolutionary paradigm for development economics - around preferential option poor models.

BRAC now the world's largest NGO started up as a bottom-up disaster relief agency. Infrastructure around Sir Fazle Abed was all that was left standing after a local cyclone killed up to half a million people. Global relief agencies therefore partnered his network . When the immediate relief was over, Abed was reading Paulo Freire and designed every learning network of BRAC around pedagogy of the oppressed; the simplest primary education system being the village montessori design which BRAC was to go on to build 40000 of across rural Bangladesh.By 1980 BRAC was ready to POP the greatest intervention in live saving health care -over one quarter of infants had been dying of diarrhea. The cure Oral rehydration -a mix of boiled ware, salt and sugar in exact proportions- costs next top nothing to make but you need every networking skill of living and learn with the poorest top scale such a knowledge transfer across 50+ million rural and mainly illiterate family members

 Similarly muhammad yunus demanded Listen with Mother of Microcreditwith the poorest as from 1983 he started sending out hundreds of students to go be barefoot bankers and to weekly practice 16 decisions of grameen cultures with 60 circles of 60 village mothers e

So it was that the east's poorest muslim nation spent quarter of a century from 1972 linking the word's number 1 POP partnering networks around every sort of life-shaping service needed to sustain the poorest. A decade later anthroplogy student Paul Farmer, who had studied the catholic  origins of POP in south and central america, was visiting the West's poorest nation Haiti. What could he do to most serve the poorest in haiti? He decided on becoming a doctor designing Preferential Option for poorest. He commuted between Haiti and Boston encouraging more and more of his peer medical friends to do likewise. Hugely energised POP medics attract each other. Soon Farmer was to find Jim Kim to be as all in as he was.

Arguably the greatest new millennium wonder evolved from 1996- pop 2.1 started up as Bangladesh which was funded by George Soros.  Soros was interested in exploring all greatest open society interventions. He had already discovered the Farmer-Kim duo and had observed Pope John Paul 2 give his compatriot Poles the courage to peacefully break free from Russia's top-down and closed society. Soros was the firt major funder not to be interested in separate projects short term wins, but even he may be pleasantly surprised by the coming meta-connectivity opportunities

Thanks to Bangladesh village womens hi-trust social networks, it became  the benchmark nation to massively explore mobile empowerment for the poorest. It turned out that many of the missing infrastructure grids that the industrial age had trapped the rural poor in could now be leapfrogged. 

Mobile (satellite) phones are cheaper to install nationwide if you dont have a wired up system. Solar is cheaper to deliver if you are off traditional electricity grids. Mobile cashless except for last mile banking is more economical than distributing cash everywhere. Moreover trusted local merchants are far more relevant to rural economy than ATMs. In many many professional services mobile apps and virtual knowhow sharing blended with last mile real training empower hi-trust village networks (such as mothers) to race to end poverty and do this in sustainable ways. Fortunately POP banks are so busy making loans which the poorest use for livelihood training, that their financial savings and loans are ring fenced from any global capital madness like that which Wall Street wasted  2000 to 2015 on. 

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Imagine feb 2015 is a month of mooc content on END HUNGER Preferential Option Poor
please help us co-edit this space or if you are on coursera this wiki

POP  end hunger - agriculture and bottom up crop science- there's no point the other kind of pop stars like Bono's One alumni
demanding 10% of economies are focused n agriculture unless we build on learning of agricultures greatest POP connectors - people like Borlaug-please note while feedthefuture is supposed to have been a signature effort during obama's adminsitration there isnt as yet even one week mooc on Who's POP who of agriculture (end hunger) 

-172 years ago The Economist was founded to mediate end hunger and yet in 2015 end-poverty economists and POP crop scientists cant even open source one week of open elearning content to engage citizens- whos' got their preferential options messed up - economists, educators, or agricultural consultants?

Friday, February 27, 2015


POP NUTRITION - Crop Science
Some argue that Borlaug's crop science out of a mexican field lab in partnership with American sponsors like Rockefeller Foundation moved up to a billion villagers beyond risk of famine.

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF DR. NORMAN BORLAUG - By Caroline Schneider, 2014

Circa 1942: a new venture had started in Mexico. At the prompting of U.S. Vice President Henry Wallace, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Mexican government teamed up to form the Cooperative Mexican Agricultural Program (OEE), an effort focused on revitalizing agriculture in Mexico. .. Borlaug joined the program in 1944 ... Nobel Peace Laureate 1970

Out of Japan, Nippon Institute provided similar leadership especially for rice. By the 1980s, attracting world leading crop science knowhow became one of BRAC's main ways of developing womens livelihoods and redesigning agricultural value chains to include the poorest

By some reports, India agricultural bank Nabard is the largest pro-poor bank in the world. IRI today's leading rice science institute is headquartered in Philippines
Borlaug Wheat Mexico
When Borlaug began his work in Mexico, there were no Mexican agricultural scientists with an advanced degree in the country. There were also no graduate schools with agricultural programs in Latin America. One mission of the OEE was to train Mexican scientists to address the challenges of food production in Mexico. In the absence of an extension program, the scientists would take the new technologies to farmers so that they could be tested, modified, and distributed.
Stem Rust and Shuttle Breeding
One of the first problems Borlaug addressed in Mexico was that of stem rust. Stem rust is caused by a fungus, Puccinia graminis. Spores of the fungus travel through the air and land on wheat plants where they cause brown lesions. Nutrients that the grain would use are instead taken up by the fungus, and the fungus can weaken the plant leading to breakage, desiccation, and shriveling.
Three epidemics of stem rust from 1939-1941 wiped out wheat in the Yaqui valley of Mexico. An experiment station had previously been constructed in the valley, but when Borlaug arrived in 1945 as part of OEE, it was in shambles. Despite the poor state of the station, he slept and worked there depending on the support of the local farmers who would loan equipment and help as needed.
Breeding rust-resistant varieties of wheat was a slow process taking up to 10 or 12 years. To speed up the process and take advantage of both of Mexico’s growing seasons, Borlaug suggested a new technique called shuttle breeding. He wanted to grow wheat in the cooler central highlands near Mexico City in the summer and then shuttle selected plants to the warmer northwestern Yaqui valley during the winter for a second round of breeding and selection. The different latitudes, elevations, and climates of these two locations allowed Borlaug and his colleagues to breed and select plants twice in one year.
Borlaug faced criticism for his idea of shuttle breeding, even from others at OEE. A widely held belief at the time was that seeds needed to rest after harvesting in order to store energy before being planted again. Also, shuttle breeding would mean double the work each year—and double the costs.
Despite the resistance, Borlaug forged ahead with his breeding plans. Not only did the wheat grow in both locations allowing the breeding to progress more quickly, but there was an unexpected side effect. Wheat that was grown during shorter days in the north was then taken south when the days were longer. Not only were the selected plants adapted to different climates, but they were adapted to a wide range of day lengths. This achievement meant that wheat grown in Mexico would tolerate day lengths at different latitudes and could be cultivated in various regions of the world.
The success of shuttle breeding, a technique still practiced today, allowed Borlaug and his colleagues to make great progress in his first 10 years in Mexico. They made thousands of wheat crosses in that time, and through those efforts, they discovered a gene called Stem Rust 31, or Sr31. The gene provided protection against stem rust when present in wheat, and by another stroke of luck, it also increased yields. Farmers learned of the success of the Sr31 seeds and enthusiastically adopted them, drastically reducing the threat of stem rust.
Lodging and Semi-Dwarf Wheat Varieties
In addition to stem rust, Borlaug and his colleagues found themselves facing another problem at the time. During World War II, nitrate was produced in large volumes for use in explosives. With the war over, the factories switched to making nitrogen fertilizer for agricultural use. Increases in fertilizer use led to better crop growth and higher grain yields. But along with increased yields came heavier heads of grain and a problem for wheat—lodging.
Lodging occurs when stalks collapse under the weight of the grain and fall over. This can ruin the crop and lead to large reductions in yield. To prevent lodging, Borlaug wanted to breed the tall, thin stalks common in Mexico with shorter wheat stalks. In the early 1950s, he received a dwarf variety called Norin 10 from Orville Vogel, a researcher with the USDA-ARS at Washington State University. It was with that genetic material that Borlaug began to produce stronger, higher-yielding Mexican varieties.
The new Mexican semi-dwarf varieties had multiple benefits. The shorter wheat produced stronger stalks and two to three times more grain than standard varieties. Also, Borlaug bred the shorter varieties with the stem rust-resistant wheat he had produced earlier, creating semi-dwarf wheat that was resistant to the disease and could be grown in a range of climates.
These new varieties greatly changed the picture of wheat production in Mexico. By 1963, 95% of the wheat grown in the country came from Borlaug’s breeding programs. Around 75 varieties had been created. The wheat harvest that year was six times larger than the harvest just 19 years earlier when Borlaug had arrived in Mexico.
Also in 1963, CIMMYT (The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center) was established. CIMMYT remained under the jurisdiction of the Mexican government at that time, but as recognition of the organization grew, it became clear that additional funding and reorganization was necessary. In 1966, CIMMYT became a non-profit institution and was formally launched.
A few years later, the CGIAR Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers was founded to further support and disseminate agricultural research around the world. CIMMYT was one of the first research centers to be supported through CGIAR and is one of 15 such centers today.

It seems to me that Borlaug's first quarter century of discoveries, prior to his nobel prize,  corresponded to an era when best for world knowhow on ending hunger was disseminated freely. Whats desperately needed in 2015 is a mooc with one week on each food crop which starts by cataloguing which crop science is globally edited by POP professionals. Put another way look at the missed opportunity of not organising around a khan academy style dashboard of POP crop science

In parallel, where POP alumni of Borlaug have curated databases of crop science matched to combinatorial local profiles that poor farmers face locally, turn all the information into mobile apps
With Bono's ONE's pop stars massively campaigning that investing 10% of developing nations budget o agriculture is best way to end poverty, time is now to ensure we open source POP knowhow not big vested interests who control global food chains

Additional Commentary Success and Criticism
The spread of practices and seeds developed by Borlaug was driven by his hard work, but also by his ability to engage and interest all of the stakeholders from farmers and students to policy-makers and administrators.
“He was good at something most scientists aren’t good at—public relations,” explains ASA and SSSA Fellow Ed Runge, professor at Texas A&M University. “We all need to make connections, and I think Borlaug was superb at that. He could talk to a farmer. He could talk to Indira Gandhi [the third Prime Minister of India]. He could talk to anybody.”
Education was very important to Borlaug. Both in Mexico and as he traveled on consulting trips, he recognized the shortage of trained people throughout the world as well as the untapped potential of people willing to learn. While scientists were doing good work, they rarely left the laboratories to interact with the farmers or teach others. One way in which Borlaug addressed the need for education was by establishing a training program in Mexico for recently graduated agricultural students.

He also continually pushed for better support for farmers, both through government funding and training. Later in his life when he was involved with SAA, he worked to bring simple technologies that many take for granted, such as irrigation and fertilizers, to poorer farmers in Africa.
“Dr. Borlaug was very practical. He understood what small-holder farmers needed and fought for them to be provided every tool available,” says Robert Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Monsanto. “He believed in training the next generation and engaging young people.”
In the midst of great success, the Green Revolution also had its critics. By using more fertilizers and water and cultivating a single crop, some believed that Borlaug’s techniques were damaging the environment, depleting water and soil resources, and hindering biodiversity.
While he acknowledged the critiques, Borlaug maintained that they were smaller concerns than the starvation and political unrest facing many hungry nations. He would also note that thousands of acres of land had been saved from agricultural development through the increased yields of the new varieties. He continually pushed for improved practices that would maximize water use and conserve soil while maintaining the high yields necessary to feed the population.
Beyond stem rust, agricultural researchers still face many issues today. They strive to find ways to feed the world while protecting the earth and its resources. For many in the field, Borlaug’s work and words were a challenge to continue the fight against hunger and to do so in a way that would incorporate and address as many aspects of food production as possible.
“The greatest thing he did for the field of agronomy was to begin to show people that they had to think about multiple parts of the system,” says ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Fellow Jerry Hatfield, lab director at the USDA-ARS. “If you think about what he did in the Green Revolution, it wasn’t about genetics, and it wasn’t about fertility, and it wasn’t about water. It was about all of those different things together.”
So 100 years after he was born, and with the world population continuing to grow, Borlaug’s legacy still resonates. He continues to call us all to action with words he spoke in 1970 at his Nobel Lecture: “I cannot emphasize too strongly the fact that further progress depends on intelligent, integrated, and persistent effort by government leaders, statesmen, tradesmen, scientists, educators, and communication agencies…we can and must make continuous progress.”

Dissemination of Borlaug Crop Science to India and Pakistan Between 1965 and 1970, India’s wheat crop went from 12 million to 21 million tons largely thanks to networking Borlaug knowhow
To China as part of that nation's green revolution in the 1980s
To Africa in early 1980s: Borlaug recruited to help bring his methods to Africa, and the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) was founded to run the project. Between 1983 and 1985, the yields of maize and sorghum doubled in developed African countries.
Late 1990s challenges in Kenya, Ethiopia, Yemen, and Iran: Late in life he helped address the newly emerged stem rust that was plaguing parts of Africa. While stem rust had been largely absent from the world’s fields since Borlaug had introduced the stem-rust resistant varieties decades before, a new strain–called Ug99–appeared in the late 1990s. A super-strain that can escape the defenses of 90% of the wheat varieties grown throughout the world, Ug99 spread from Uganda, to Kenya, Ethiopia, Yemen, and Iran. In 2005, Borlaug saw first-hand the devastation that Ug99 was causing in Kenya. Upon returning to his office at CIMMYT, he wrote to the director calling for more funding to fight the new strain of fungus. The Global Rust Initiative was established to coordinate breeding and testing activities around the world. By 2009, the year Borlaug passed away, CIMMYT had created 15 varieties of high-yielding wheat resistant to Ug99.