most banking for the poor is banking for small agriculture- does farm publish which countries it has connections with and what sort of associations it connects with- i ask because i agree big data for small farmers has had many ups and downs - eg the foundation arm of intel thought it was doing this - but didnt accomplish what it hoped; i have reasons for expecting tanzania may be right time right place for your work- i am much more confused by monitoring kenya or ethiopia for the last 10 years firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
i am still trying to understand where the collaboration happens among the 30 universities of osun/soros- where ashesi s the only african member
there seems to be feedback from about 4 of the universities leadership teams that wanted to play radical roles
1 covid has attacked both the safety of their members and in some cases their business model
2 the hoped for real meetings where trust is needed to share curricula or understand each organisation's own sustainability crisis hasnt happened- in particular vienna was very big for soros he was trying to move his 31 year university there because politics in his city of birth budapest turned very hostile to his global solidarite after the refugee problem embroiled hungary- top people at european union have been so careless and indeed hateful to soros
3 in spite of all the investment and economist reputations of soros boards there isnt one expert helping with all the challenges of 30 universities coming together
4 for all these reasons what models you already have on collaboration would be useful to understand - the vice chancellor of arizona state seems to be the practice leader of we need to be accelerating collaboration change not the opposite
5 complicating things is external diaries - vincent chang at brac university had hoped to twin with ban ki moons diaries on climate and citizenship- these had been tuned to cop26 glasgow which has been postponed for a year
6 my analysis of whats going on at un is that at least 10 movements are prepping the way to change america if the election changes leadership- what the plan b is i dont know-there are so many digital solution tipping points- 2021 will be the most dangerous i have lived through if trump returns- and its even money he will- in my view guterres is telling his most transformative digital movements stay silent until we see what happends to usa at end of 2020- i assumne the president of ghana as co-chair of sdgs eminents is in guterres inner loor-?
7 in 2015 the blum center at berkeley was very edgy on all sorts of things that mattered to me from bangladesh to latino movements both inside usa and tp latin america- blum is an old time billionnaire and has the ethical gravitas of albright- what i dont know is if eg he has kamala harris ear- we have a desperate problem none of india-americans, carribean americans , black americans local or diaspore let alone latino or chinese have the same most urgent agendas- and i am not going to assume kamala knows what any of these peoples most need at community levels unless the briefs are delivered to her office by someone she listens to and prepped by real movements - does yours represent all african diaspora or just ghana- although wise has done 7 days of summits and is launching 40 voices on transforming education- there has been little from africa and what there has been has not united -tell me if you want me to seng a longer summary of what wise has done this year and aims to do next
8 yesterday there was a great itu presentation hosted by un itu geneva led by from microsoft seatlle ai earth - are you already connected with that ? if ashesi has a list of which "content" collaborations at microsoft or itu or other tech hubs you expect students to scale it would help to see those
9 there was also a great digital finance brief the peoples money which has integrated with 3 years of digital cooperation movements led by guterres and advised by eg melinda gates, jack ma and on this latest panel the ceo of ant finance- apparently zimbabwe has successfully launched a sme stockmarket- the director of central bank of kenya says he will apply the un's best advice to digital money for communities- dounlechecking how these go forward -is that somehing ashesi will do?