MOST EXCITING IDEA UNITING 100 UNIVERSITIES STUDENT UNIONS TO SUSTAIN HUMANS MACHINES & MOTHER NATURE Fortunately the worlds great educator sir fazle abed was already making 100 open universities of sustainable his 5th and final decade long mega-project in an extraordinary attempt to marry the women economics maps of ending povert with expanding middle clases with leapfrog tech partnerships that most empower worldwide youth to advance humanity.In 1984 co-authors of The 2025 Report included The Economist's Deputy Editor Norman Macrae. Our purpose to explore the Keynesian logic of why millennials with a trillion times moore tech than the moonshot generation - and urgently needing to be the first sustainability generation - would need a transformation in which education not economics is valued by all as the communal system which advances humanity.In the intervening 37 years, our friends have seen this view become exponentially more urgent - with covid just the most recent signal that humans have not yet applied remarkable technology leaps by von neumann and others in a way that values all lives matter. We do not see the UN's 2020s sdgs decade as just another media game but humanity's last call. Who's purposes with education give us hope in the 2020s of living up to neumanns (to 1957) and kennedy's (to 1963) valuation of youth. Examples:sir fazle abed to 2019 --- continuing fei-fei li in association with we aim to profile the events to link in your millennials be that by zoom or for real:eg yidan dec 2021
cop26 glasgow nov2021

Monday, December 31, 1984

 who's leading way to everyone investing in livelihood education 2021/ - 38th annual update of 1984's

december 2021 concludes year of leaping forward -ending covid by oct2021; real summit glasgow cop26 climate; dubai cares with dubai expo the greatest education summit youth livelihoods have ever seen 12 to 14 december

 at davos jan 2021 , al burg dubai cares and unicef henrietta fore promised typical action coalitions at this summit

learning passports- app so any 2 countries curricula/skills certification translatable- valuable for refugees to relocate skills; valuabe for all SDG youth ENTREPRENEURS with borderless solutions to REPLICATE ACROSS COMMUNITIES LAST MILE SERVICES- integral to bottom billion economy of worlds pooresT young women

covid has shown half of worlds ten year olds cannot read a paragraph- we now have satellite maps of where very school is; its time for giga initiative to wi-fi every schools teachers and then kids

2021 is the 11 th year of alumni of fazle abed connecting his legacy 2.0 university coalitions to end middle income traps by first integrating his 50 years of solution to poverty alleviation

ptevipusl dubai/al gurg with gordon brow unga75 announced expo-education summit dec 2021 to converge end covid, climate and everyone investing in education - this connects three refugee/disconnected youth education networks theirworld -un hq educationioncannot wait and ecucationaboveall started by qatar with un in connection with first lady's sdg education and health summits of qatar foubdation and womens university city from 2010; in addition as un envoy brown has been linking in educationcommission asia and education commission

nov 2020 global leaders forum hosted by korea, keynote by gordon brown

rough transcript gordon brown - korea global leaders forum

00:01 i'm delighted to join you at this eighth global leadership forum and i congratulate you on choosing as this year's theme the biggest question of our time
00:12 what will our post-covid world look like?
 and i want to start by thanking all those who contributed to the organization of this  important event and in particular the leader who asked me to speak to you my friend professor lee whose distinguished career has included his great success in reforming education in the republic of korea as minister of education science and technology and his path-breaking work on the global and korean education commissions that i had the privilege to chair

00:37 and who as an academic and writer is recognized and admired for his innovative research and insights especially in HTHT: High-Tech High-Touch education, admired not just in this continent but in every continent --now this conference meets at the right time because we're indeed at an inflection point

00:53 covid 19 this microscopic parasite 10000 times smaller than a grain of salt has not only infected 50 million people( ed some models of asymptomatics figure nearer 500 million) 
-and destroyed more than a million lives, but it has made us as individuals come face to face with our own vulnerability- and indeed our mortality

01:10 and it has brought more economic havoc, disrupted more trade, killed off more jobs, led to more lost production, caused more company closures than has any modern recession

01:20 And it has not only  undermined the cultural and social foundations of our lives but it is making us rethink the way we live, the way we work, the way we travel. the way we learn the way we study

01:31 in some cases it is accelerating already underway changes: like the online economy…in other cases exposing age-old problems like poverty and deprivation which have come to the surface and in other cases making what previously seemed impossible 
-- work is changing as more people work from home and  communicate online the consumer economy is changing as retail moves online
01:55 public services are changing as we see online education and online health dramatically expand
02:01 the social contract is changing as we reframe the rights and responsibilities of individuals and governments 
our ideas of fairness are changing as we recognize we will have to do more to value and reward all those who have been underpaid and under recognized ;especially those running personal one-to-one face-to-face
services like social care where some of the lowest paid workers in the world have had to take some of the biggest risks and the jobs we do are changing as IT , logistics, the digital economy as well as social care have to expand to meet new needs- 
our ideas of what is acceptable are changing as workers who have been prepared to  be self-employed (without job/health/pension contracts) now seek greater security- 
our idea of society is changing but people have been isolated now more than ever that being part of a community matters more to them than ever it did
 02.58 and so each country will have to find its own way forward as it rebalances the relationships 
  • between individuals and communities 
  • between markets and states, 
  • between risk and security, 
  • between freedom and control; .
  • between the very rich and the rest and of course between man and nature


and education is changing; and this is where i want to focus the rest of my remarks
indeed i want to suggest today that because we are now more aware than ever of inequality of families and children denied opportunity- of the vast gap between the world's education rich and the education poor, 
there is now no route to the future that does not have education at its center, no route to greater equality of opportunity that does not involve education
03:35 no route to more prosperous economies, stronger communities and fairer societies without investing in education, no route to rebuilding our countries too -
03:44 no route to building back better without the contribution of education of teachers, trainers, researchers, academics to the common good
04.00  -so for all these reasons, i have to say to you that the pandemic has robbed millions of children of the future

because the education they once enjoyed has been interrupted- many of whom may never return to school, or even if they do they may never catch up on their learning

04:08 you know at the height of the pandemic 1.6 billion children and young people- 90 percent of the world's pupils and students had their education disrupted-nearly a billion students are still shut out from schools today

and the risk is that short-term school closures will lead to long-term reversals in educational attainment with the opportunities available to the world's poorest and most marginalised children already diminished and hit even more
04:34 before the pandemic
 let us remember 260 million school-age children did not go to school, 
400 million children left education at 11 or 12 never to return, 
800 million half the developing world's children left  education without any usable qualifications for the workplace
 and that while the numbers of graduates (from high school) has increased from 100 million 50 years ago to 400 million in 2 000 to 700 million now ..even in the 2040s when children born today will first come of age 70% of all the adult population of the world will never have the secondary nor college nor university qualifications needed for the well-paying jobs the world can offer
 05:20 in low-income countries today a staggering 90 percent of children are in learning poverty which means they cannot read a basic text by the age of 10;now in the last financial crisis the typical child fell six months behind in their educational attainments . but children who are out of school for more than a year are even more unlikely even to return, 
and in crisis settings,
girls are two and a half times more likely to drop out of school than boys; but missing out on school means millions of children also go hungry; indeed during this pandemic 370 million children have been missing out on free or subsidized school meals which have often been their only regular source of nourishment

06:01 and with families under extreme financial pressure millions of boys and girls may soon join the 152 million children already forced into child labour

06:11 and many girls will join the 12 million girls a year who are forced into becoming child brides

06.21 with one estimate suggesting this illiteracy could lose us as a society as much as 10 Trillion dollars per year in future earnings we are standing by doing too little as havoc is reaped by one of the biggest forces accelerating inequality in our generation

 06:35 quality education is vital to lift people out of poverty; to ensure healthier families advance racial and gender equality, unlock job opportunities increase security

06:45 and create a more just peaceful and sustainable world- and girls education is a proven link to lowering fertility rates and reducing population growth which itself is one of the key drivers of climate change

06:56 education especially of girls leads to better health- a child whose mother can read is

·          fifty percent more likely to live past the age of five

·         fifty percent more likely to be immunized twice as likely to attend school


and so this is why we must come together as a global community and save the future of our children in response to this crisis


the education commission in partnership with an unprecedented global coalition of international organizations launched save our future to call for urgent investigation in education to prevent what we call the generational catastrophe


three actions are urgently needed

·         first we must reopen schools but make sure they are safe schools

·          second we must prevent what the world bank and unesco estimate could be a funding gap of 200 billions in education budgets in the next year as countries reallocate resources to health and social welfare and

·         third to use available resources to greatest effect we must be innovative

by creating the international finance facility for education securing 500 million of grants and government guarantees that could unlock two billion dollars of educational investment to be made through the asian development bank and other development banks

08:13 and i urge the korean government to join  as a funding donor of the development banks and we must use this crisis as an opportunity to transform education

 8.25 you see if you think of the monumental changes we have seen in the way we organize our factories, our homes, our hospitals and our travel,

08:30 and then think of how little education has changed with until recently so little online and how little the school itself has changed from the setting of world classrooms with the teacher as the sage on the stage and the pupils sitting in rows of desks

08:44 think of the educational revolution we need as we meet the demand for ever-changing skills: continuous learning and try to harness technology to support those most left behind

08:55 a study published just last year revealed how disparities in learning achievements have not diminished over the last 50 years; the most disadvantaged still perform at levels that are three to four years behind the most affluent and we must change this

09:09 online learning became a necessity almost overnight but yet close to half of the world's pupils and students don't have access to the internet

09:17 across the world more than 460 million- almost one third of school-aged children had not been reached by remote learning at all -so this could be the moment for us to transform education, to create individualized adaptive learning which meets children where they are with personalized learning, at scale for every student not just the lucky few


this is why the education commission and its hub in asia under the leadership of korea’s ju-ho lee are spearheading the high tech high touch for all initiative: combining the power of human touch and interaction from teachers with the power of adaptive learning and technology such as artificial intelligence. the high-tech refers to an adaptive technology that can help deliver personalized learning. it identifies prior knowledge and tailors instruction to diverse learning

needs allowing students to be stimulated and nurtured as they progress at their own pace. this can also be done initially in low-tech ways but artificial intelligence can allow us to track a child's

experience with software informed data and gear every child's learning to their aptitude is one way forward. the high touch element is the indispensable human connection provided by teachers. with the use of high tech teachers, can give more personalized longer just the lecturer who's the sage on the stage but also the tutor and mentor who is the guide by the side.


we've already seen the promise of this approach in asia in vietnam as well as in india-and here in korea the HTHT university consortium which includes 16 member institutions provides support to korean universities that use the HTHT approach in their curricula and the k-12 consortium targets low-income students across multiple cities 
TODAY. i'm glad to announce the launch of HTHT for all a global consortium across governments, ed tech innovators, industry providers and educators that will develop a rigorous evidence base and create a collaborative network to support bold ways to address the digital divide so let us be the first generation where every child not only goes to school and learns but feels able to bridge the gap between what they are and what they have in themselves to become and let us be the first generation where instead of developing only some of the talents of some of our children in someof the world's countries we develop all of the talents of all children in all countries
11:40 thank you very much

with approaching two thirds of the world's youth asian hubs were also led by korea's Ju-Hu Lee, and jack ma and japan's koike and india's Kailash Satyarthi and uae's Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi and Baela Raza Jamil from pakistan as well as the support of korean-american and then world bank leader jim kim

further support for africa came from tanzania's then president Jakaya Kikwete, tunisia's then minister of tourism Amel Karboul, nigerian billionnaire dangote, zimbabwe's london based billionate technologist and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa, south africa's machel, ghanian- brit Theo Sowa,nigeria's and vaccine ngo gavi's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, uganda's teacher union's Teopista Birungi Mayanja, 

for america south: mexico's former president Felipe Calderón, colombian superstar Shakira Mebarak, Fundacion Chile's Patricio Meller and for america north came from former unicef director general anthony  lake , economist larry summers, philosopher sen, harvard edx edutech's argawal,liesbet steer

for europe from former eu supremo portugal's baroso, former denmark president and save the children's Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former norwegian minister of education clernet

for australia, former prime minister gillard

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soon if ai is turned on it will be able to review every  most productive and least productive moment of your day


0 what is ai

a what do we mean by ai being turned on

b why should you want to be connected with te kind of ai that elon musk calls the new electricuty

c which professions - eg teachers, public servats, medical, tech leaders - need to deomstrate the lead in being turned on

back in 1959 at the same time as jfk was conceiving the moon race, artificial inteligence was coined to be the search of humanising technolgy by an ac up 2 labs in america's most exciting engineering schools- mit in boston, the stanford near san francisco. within 5 years alumni of gordon moore were promising to deliver the most extraordinary exponential change - 100 times more analytic computing power eadh decade- thats a trillion times moore in 2025 than female coders at mit needed to program moon landing.within 12 years the whoe region betwwen intel heaquarters and san francisco had been christened siliocon valley; right in the middle of that is stanford- the university founded by the fifth governor of california. governot stanfrdteenage only son had died of a virus while touring europe - mr and mrs stanford decaled from that day on the life of every child in california mattered to them. they founded stanford to be the university of every child matters. that is why/how california has risen to be the most productive economy in the ua, some would say the world. ironically very poor infrastructure is the only thing that makes california's ability to lead the world of humanising ai. mccarthy was pretty smart in founding 2 ai labs at opposite trading coasts of the usof a


by 2025 the first version of ai beng turned on will be able to review anything you heard or any things sensors show impacted yoyr emotions of body's vital signs with you. quite literally if ai is turned onit can give you a transcrit f any moment of your day. you will be smart to review what is assesses as both yur most productive and unproductive moments. educators at charemont have studied genuses and other most productive people. they find thesepeople maximise how much of their life they spend at he action learning edge of their most unique capabilty to serve other people. sadly most of us before having ai turned on rate at0.1% or less of our life switching our genius on; someone like einstein may have reached 3%. if thats why you shoud want to reviews your most productive momennts, how about analysing your least engaged times of the day- when people reflect on this 3 main possibilities emerge:

they didnt have the information others needed to enjoy a productive moment

hile the momentmay not have seemed productive to you, on relection it was a great moment for somene else- and to the extent that your role in life includes cosching other people, maybe it was a mutuually productive moment

you are caught up in a system that isnt empowering you- who canhelp you change that

please remember these reviews are not separate- the ai can help you see the trends in all these moments- and/or analuse are there personal or other situations which keep on being part of the pattern


musk may mean many things by ai being the new elexcticity but one of the simplest is if you have the freedom of choice would you choose to live in a world without electricity while others live in a world with it.  my hypothesis is that would make the least of your life rather than empower  the most of it. if this is true , the greatet inequality of living will be not having access to ai being turned on


if it is true that a places people cant be happy or productively successful without humanising ai, which people play a critical role in a places ai and human development

in our view trachers of teens plus need toshare a curriculum od what is next ossible with humanising ai- we are not sayong ecery teacher needs to learn to code- as amazon web servives ai evangelist says -ay person serving others need to explore what the world of ai possibilites s bringing next; take an analogy with the 1970s- at that time the leading computer manufactorer couldnt conceive of any reason why many people would want a personal computer- his company soon lost its unique valuation purpose

in the mid 1990s bill gates wrough an autobiography on microsoft- i almost lost microsoft- i only just in time understood we had to bein the worldwide web distribution business not just shipping software programs physically

again those who have stuck too long on believing the pc was the most universal digital device have lost out to everg g-leap's cosequebce on mobile devoces of which the smartphone may have been most valuable in 3g world but certainly cant turn all od your human ai on

in 1991 my father did a survey in the economist adding to our 1984 book on why educators needed to be great explorers of turning ai n- it would be critical to all public servants worthy of their places future- ai not lawyering needs to be the number 1 skill people vote to be led by, and if we anyone had any doubt about the medical industry needing to be tuned intothe future of ai, covid 19 must have ended that

 a life in day of education ai

imagine if every youth owned their dashboard of skills aquired- no more monopoly by university of certifying who';s livelihood or co-creativity ready for what

in this post we adapt american notation - a life in day begins with what pre school you get to age 5 roughly speaking add 6 to grades 0 to 12 where grade 0 is also known as kindergaten then 4 year college is grade 13 to 16

in america k-5 are primary schools 6-8 middle 7-12 high but why is it sequenced like this

basucally from grade 6 up most children world benefit from apprenticeships more thanbeing examined in classrooms- this goes for arts music, sports, coding, trade skills- what the sdg generation needs is twofold

safe communities to practice last mile service in

lifelong learning so if you dont do all of 6th grade to 12th grade in sequence you have free scxhooling when you need it

once most people have been freed from standard examine, the role of 11th, 12th grade becomes different- it can be a bridge to what type of university and study specialities connect with your unique flow

around the world there are some examples of all of above but not enough - in fact the old system is such that half of youth will be unemployable unless we changed it- we first discussed timelines of this in 2025 published in 1984, with different language versions- last update of this book swedish 1993; since 2007 things have been debated in more and more places which have recognised that in 21st c there wont be employers waiting to hire most youth whatever age they leave the education system- most youth will need financial and entrepreneurial literacy to build community start ups and to celebrate humanising ai- thee isnt a job we can think of that wont either be enhanced by ai or replaced by machines - eg

what could the role of the mooc invented in 2008 have been- instead of universities using mooc to advertise themselves- most content could have been open sourced while educating turned to mentoring and engaging students and civic interfaces

this mooc summary to 2014 is reasonably complete; wat we needed was a new univeresity coalition movement - a debate asia's number 1 educaror/sdg connector fazle abed hosted with asian ambassadors and western friends like soros/gates since 2011- glasgow adam smith scholars have tried to journalise all the above at since 2010

 washington dc - day biden elected

if you have any ideas on exchange or other projects which you are doing and which might translate across latin america or indeed anywhere latin languages are spoken please share by email or whats app etc

manolo, myself and marta (manolo's friend at barcelona american intl school) have shared quite a lot of ideas- in fact i first met marta early 2017 at the global education summit wise and again at wise main summit in qatar 

i think the main idea that unites us is that youth are particularly special people as members of the sustainability generation if they are confident in 2 languages plus tech
in other words mother tongue
a second language sometimes english or chinese as main ones globally publishing the history or the future and humanisng tech
ai artificial intelligence

i think in the past i have wrongly described language 3 as coding instead of humanising tech
i was watching a zoom 2 days ago where amazons cloud evangelist for artificial intel explained he spends his whole time exploring with government and other leaders what they need to know to understand almost anything is possible in humanising tech in the 2020s- they dont need to go and practice eg python to map how ai will change every connection that could make them purposeful  employees or societies and sdgs- - Home - Future of Life Institute unites 1000 ai creatives- they say technology has reached stage where live everywhere can thrive or self-destruct- again i hope the community at singulaity u links people connecting ideas that thrive

so a new question i am trying to ask educators everywhere- is it possible to catalogue stores of what is becoming possible so that every teacher of teens up should be sharing- i would really love to survey international schools - indeed anywhere that communities parents/teachers want its students to engage globally as to how we could share such a catalogue- of corse as well as generally we have specific skils challenges- coming out of covid as a health challenge, redesigning banking so community small enterprises are not victim of virus, climate or other challeges- some very specific to regions g those with refugees

anyhow tha'st my idea for discussion this week- much more important is to se if there is a bridge between what you want spanish and portuguese to help linkin across americas or europe or elsewhere

cheers chris
ps if we are all starting to explore singularity online community it would be great to share any useful contacts or where we have planted conversations inviting collaborations/exchanges etc

Sunday, December 30, 1984

help search for youth's top 10 university coalitions of sdg generation

during 15 visits to bangladesh during the last 10 years of life of fazle abed he brainstormed the idea that only university coalitions can both put the human race on hi-trust orbits for next centuries' sdgs and transforming next 7 years around this year's most urgent challenge - see also gates way ahead- exponentially more change happens in 7 years less in 3 yeaqrs than any leader can plan for

which university coalitions might form just in time so the 2020s wins hg well's challenge - civilisation is a race between education and catatrophe

currently we are tracking
1 coalition of fazle abed universities including those inspiring alumni of ban ki moon and vienna's un contibutions, soros whse 31 year old central eu is now in vienna, botstein whos music and liberal arts uni has 41 years of relationship building across new york staqtes and lives matter suburbs eg brooklyn
2 schwazman coalition linking yale tsingua mit oxford
3 clinton uni parters especially scottish links on road to glasgow cop26 nov 2021 with eg italy and vatican university number 2 national supporter of this coalition
4 concets like universityofstars - how will all sports value chains change universities during the decade of the virus- what does eg inspire as the legacy of one of the most girls empowerment visionary us sportsmen ever- how do sports, arts, music zoom around the world to give most of the value of fshions back to the younger half of the worldwide

we welcome suggestions of other univerity coalitions

schwarzman network connections
students of any uni with 4 uni coalition yale-tsinghua-mit-oxford

asian university co-funding billionnaires - masa son softbank, li ka sking- hk's riches man - ckgsb university and many uni research grants on health etc

influence on new york funders including gallo (co-funder schwarzman scholars) -largest funder lawrence fink 7+trillion $ fund -blackrock - turn green, bloomberg, schwab's annual linkin of ny-un with his geneva-hq summit process mainly winter economics davos, new innovation champions summer china, plus four industrial rev 4 hubs in tokyo beijing delhi and san fran plus hundres of yiuth global shapers hubs

music out of kennedy centre

nb global finance still doesnt valu youth when 300 trillion $ of western pension funds never see sdg innovation coalitions as investment grade  video 1 2

Saturday, December 29, 1984

family and friends of the economist's entrepreneurial revolution -small enterprise and startup webs curriculum begun in 1970s  - started some concept unis in 2006 -what if everytihng clinton or obama or mandela saw was also turned into student curricula as soon as any top secrets had been edited out - our latest concept unis include

another form of concept university is - we use it to twitter missing curricula- while everyone is on zoom this is most diverse time to survey missing curricula of sdg generation

since 2003 we have brainstormed universityofstars with biggest asian nations - what if sports arts fashions fully valued and nurtured youth's deepest heorine networks not just of entertainment games but of world record jobs games - this is also branching into as the olympics needs to rethink its model in line with all livesmatter

latest news from the real clintonuni CGI coalition -TOURS 1

spring 2020 first time annual meet zoom
edinburgh uni promised march 2021 real event if realisable
scotland road to postponed cop26 glasgow nov 2021
technically gordon brown still un master adocate of education linking also his education commission co-luanched un sept 2016 with jim kim jack ma erna solberg co-chair sdg advovates, mayor of tokyo

fall 2020 news from cgi

Meet the CGI U COVID-19 Student Action Fund Awardees

We are excited to announce the recipients of the COVID-19 Student Action Fund, providing $100,000 to student commitments addressing COVID-19. Through the generosity of Founding Partner, Kevin Xu, and the colleges and universities that comprise the University Network38 innovative and timely projects have been awarded seed funding in support of efforts to improve healthcare, education, small businesses, and vulnerable communities affected by the global pandemic.

After receiving more than 1,400 applications, we are pleased to announce the recipients of this award, representing 12 countries and 29 institutions of higher learning:
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    Cornell University
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Congratulations to each of these students and their teams on this tremendous achievement! We are proud to support young leaders who are taking action in their communities.

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CGI U Launches COVID-19 Student Crowdfunding Challenge

In partnership with GoFundMe, the COVID-19 Student Crowdfunding Challenge gives COVID-19 Student Action Fund finalists another opportunity to compete to raise funds for their COVID-19 commitments. The Crowdfunding Challenge will take place from August 10-28, 2020.

Learn more about all of the participants and their projects by visiting Here, you can access each student's campaign page to learn more about their work. All participants competing in the challenge will keep all funds raised on their campaign page during the duration of the challenge.
Check out the COVID-19 Student Crowdfunding Challenge

The World Health Organization lists vaccine hesitancy as a top 10 global health threat. How can we ensure access to accurate information about the importance of vaccination and other vital public health messages? 💉

This Wednesday, August 12 at 12:00pm ET, join Chelsea Clinton, vaccine topic experts, and one of our CGI U COVID-19 Student Action Fund awardees as they discuss effective methods to combating misinformation.

Learn more and register for this virtual conversation at
Register now for the vaccine conversation with Chelsea Clinton
We hope you all are staying healthy, safe, and in good spirits. If you have questions or comments, please email us at

The CGI U team