Sunday, May 14, 2023

japan and africa

 My family, and The Economist's research  since 1962 suggests, every developing place can gain by maximising tech innovation friendships with japan - this country's quality engineers have has helped on  a wonderful diversity of components of tech and helped open source network tech probably more than anywhere else known to my associates- here is bard's list of 20 most  inventive leaps originated in japan

Sure, here are 20 inventions from Japan from 1960 to now that have integrated into advances in tech:

  1. Fluorescent display (1960): This technology is used in many electronic devices, such as TVs, computer monitors, and calculators.
  2. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (1973): This medical imaging technology is used to create detailed images of the body without using radiation.
  3. Digital camera (1975): This technology has revolutionized photography, making it possible to take and store digital images.
  4. Handheld calculator (1977): This device made it possible to perform complex calculations quickly and easily.
  5. Portable music player (1979): This technology made it possible to listen to music on the go.
  6. Flat-panel display (1987): This technology is used in many electronic devices, such as TVs, computer monitors, and smartphones.
  7. DVD player (1996): This technology made it possible to watch movies on a DVD player.
  8. Internet browser (1993): This technology made it possible to access the internet on a computer.
  9. Search engine (1990): This technology made it possible to find information on the internet.
  10. Email (1971): This technology made it possible to send and receive messages electronically.
  11. Social media (2003): This technology has changed the way people communicate and interact with each other.
  12. Smartphone (2007): This device has combined the functions of a phone, computer, and camera into one device.
  13. Tablet computer (2010): This device is similar to a smartphone, but it is larger and has a touchscreen display.
  14. 3D printing (1984): This technology is used to create three-dimensional objects from a digital file.
  15. Virtual reality (1960): This technology creates a simulated environment that can be experienced by the user.
  16. Artificial intelligence (1956): This technology is used to create machines that can think and learn like humans.
  17. Robotics (1954): This technology is used to create machines that can perform tasks automatically.
  18. Nanotechnology (1986): This technology is used to create materials and devices that are on the scale of a nanometer.
  19. Quantum computing (1980): This technology is used to create computers that can perform calculations that are impossible for traditional computers.
  20. Blockchain (2008): This technology is used to create a secure and transparent way to record transactions.

These are just a few of the many inventions from Japan that have integrated into advances in tech. Japan is a leading country in innovation, and its contributions to technology have had a major impact on the world.

In terms of how Japanese tech is supporting UN and SDG goals, there are many examples. For example, Japan is a major contributor to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and its tech companies are developing innovative solutions to address some of the world's most pressing challenges.

For example, Japanese tech companies are developing new ways to use solar power and other renewable energy sources to help meet the SDG goal of providing access to affordable and clean energy for all. They are also developing new technologies to help improve food security, water quality, and sanitation, and to reduce poverty and inequality.

Japan's tech companies are committed to using their expertise to help create a more sustainable and equitable world. Their work is helping to make the UN's SDGs a reality.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

EDEL:If you are interested in helping UN, and its cooperative movements Uniting Youmnger Peoples as first Sustainability generation eg Global Forum help both youth's intelligence and tech's AI intelligence map solutions to urgent SDG challenges please consider reading this series of conversations with bard If you know Global Forum Un networks most helping younger Africans pls tell me chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

Important announcement - COP 28 pavilion applications From https://unfccc.int/cop28

The United Arab Emirates COP 28 team has advised the secretariat that
the portal for applications to secure pavilions for COP 28 will be open for expression of interest as of Wednesday, 10 May 2023.The portal will close  Thursday, 15 June 2023 

Delegations interested in securing a pavilion during COP 28 are invited to visit https://www.cop28.com/en/blue-zone-eoi to find more information and submit applications. 


As devil's advocate may I ask how are 180 nations out of 200 expected to earn any foreign exchange if we are not innovating green and brain tool futures; this is question to nations and the continents that embed them ;it seems to me that less than 20 big nations can compete in the old engineering markets of cars and planes and arms and chemicals including pharma

there may be 20 nations that could sort out what mineral do they export to the world and how do their peoples get more of the value

but that leaves 160 nations - perhaps some can do tourism but very few can make that a main revenue owner as well as be significant in population numbers

into this the half century of bangladesh women empowerment is a lesson for everyone - they have raised their food production so that third of experts comes from food; they are big in remittances and garments but these (or their market components) are tough markets of labor to put it politely

so on the one hand what else is there - on the other hand looking at how women.s care for their childrens progress advanced bangladesh may give us some between the lines ideas anywhere especilay in africa

what if Africa/MENA & UN learnt SDGS from asia's top 30 womens development cooperation platforms of last half century?

 EL:  during may we will ask what can sudan and neighbors and uae and UN-GFF  & Stanford HAIhelp each other ;earn - please note george soros since 2009 helped fund s sudan connections with women empowerment world's microeconomic and edtech designers ; its unclear why his 2020 weforum announcement of Open Society University Network has been fully leveraged by Africans generally and Sudan region specifically; or conversely why the new york state bard epicentre seems to miss making african connections in spire of wise education laureate Ghana's Ashesi being a core partner but of course covid and very odd us politics has distracted from supporting millennials almost everywhere

; uae has been epicentre of refugee learning through 21st c ; abdul latif , qatar's first lady shika moza, more recently dunai cares and uae expo have staged transnatioanl intelligence evnts - now it looks as if the hwol african neighbors of sudan and uae need to help each other

WFP chief fears worst after relief exodus in Sudan

ED: EL: EWo: EWa: Current top 30 Cooperation women empowered nation building platforms 2019-1970 mapped with Abed partners
*F5 women's productivity (1billiongirls) Partnership platforms;
*F4 ed3 - lifelong livelihood edu
* F3 health services
* F2 human energy food/water security
* F1 investment and local fin services
F5.3 bracnet * F5.4 21st c coop university of sd generation * F5.5 smart global village climate adaptation knowhow aligned smart city * F5.6 beam/zoom/chatgpt me up 5 minute ola lesson plans
F4.6 education & tech luminaries core of UN2 tech envoy dig-coop * 4.5 playschool every community * 4.4 new nation & transnation women empowering university * 4.3 teenage partnership livelihood action learning -75% new jobs for millennials *
3.6 James Grant worldwide public health school * 3.5 crossfunctional frugal health services eg "WASH" and maternal service with $1 birthing kit (retail local anywhere)
2.6 catalogue of nation's value chains designed for poorest rural integration * 2.5 dairy as key value chain for nation building * 2.4 poultry as key value chain
1.6 hq2 web3 cooperation sdgs world most cooperative space on mother earth * 1.5 the most populous cashless bank * 1.4 city banking networks invested in by rural village moms * 1.3 ultra poor graduation worldwide *
FOLLOWING FOUNDATIONAL FIRST QUARTER CENTURY VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT ELECTRICITY_ networking word of mouth -& once literate by book of print (brac curricula of women empowered development
1,2 brac microfinance plus - 3-in-1 market mapping: microfranchise design*scaling metavillage replication; value chain integration national and as world's microeconomics dev lab * 1.1 aid 2.0 maximise business direct cash transfer; when you do apply grants design a world class partners' channel
2.1 across asia (majority of human population dev) rice science key to ending starvation * 2.2 in asia at least one vitamin veggie also needed for infants development first 1000 days prevent stunting , night blindness etc) * 2.3 village fairs as revenue earning channels from nation's city - crafts, silks (fashion design) , social forestry .. * 3.1 networking oral rehydration- bangladesh village mothers gift =health's win-win economics-rural advancement * 3.2 local para-health servants network (also nations # 1 wholesaler of most basic meds and personal care items including eg condoms * 3.3 nationwide vaccination of children * 3.4 world class tuberculosis alleviation becomes full 2000s partner of global fund bv-malaria-aids - connects abed gates soros kim farmer ..continunity with james grant UNICEF; and eg founding university around epidemiologists cf swarthmore
4.1 adult literacies (read, write, finance) and livelihood training and foundation of brac as network of 100000 micro-educators not microfinanciers -both microfranchise training and extended associates of brac - barefoot health barefoot lawyers school teachers ... * 4.2 primary schools starts up world's largest non-gov ed network
5.1 metavillage ie development of 100K lives by 15000 village mothers aka small is beautiful but large scale absolutely essential to put poverty in museums 5.2 partnership metavillage platforms replication journey to 1 billion girls with 1 billion boys the bottom of pyramid quarter of human development

please note asian women empowerment solution are transferable to africa -see compare the brilliance of mastercardfoundation and brac africa with the rest of american philanthropy in africa and one just has to hope that now ex mastercard ceo has come to the world bank shakeup of the first order will happen wherever development has not been cooperative or deep- if its not done when new ai makes it so easy to map what is ready to replicate where then frankly all american academics of development theory may need to be should be defunded and serious questions asked of whether USAID aids or Results does anything other than greenwash
..united ; ASIA/MIDDLE EAST: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh & women, Bhutan, Brunei, CambodiaChina, Cyprus, Georgia, Hong KongIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIsraelJapan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon/yemenMalaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Oman, PakistanPhilippinesQatarSaudi ArabiaSingapore-Asean, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab EmiratesUzbekistanVietnam,

Africa roughly ordered by gdp/capita 

Burundi $270 Malawi $310 Niger $320 Tanzania $370 Chad $390 Mozambique $420 Central African Republic $430 Zimbabwe $440 Uganda $460 Ethiopia $510 Somalia $530 Sierra Leone $550 Liberia $570 Benin $590 Guinea $600 Rwanda $610 Guinea-Bissau $630 South Sudan $640 Cameroon $650 Mauritania $670 Senegal $690 The Gambia $710 Kenya $730 Congo, Dem. Rep. $750 Comoros $770 Djibouti $790 Lesotho $810 Togo $830 Madagascar $850 Zambia $870 Botswana $890 Mauritius $910 Swaziland $930 Ghana $950 Tunisia $970 Algeria $990 Egypt $1,010 Morocco $1,030 Libya $1,050 Namibia $1,070 South Africa $1,090 Angola $1,110 Equatorial Guinea $1,130 Gabon $1,150 Seychelles $1,170 Nigeria $1,190