our species depends on urgently
improving understanding of peoples across hemispheres- none more so than east-west; two thirds of humans live on the continent of asia with a few more per cent of the world's population living in what have emerged as the extraordinary productive hi-tech islands - japan, taiwan , hk, singapore. by the late 19th century all of the people on the asian continent had been colonised or had their trading systems blocked by western empires- primarly britain's. given this, we find it extraordinary valuable to study how 3 people from the orient travelled to the west and went on to change both hemispheres: gandhi
fazle abed

jack ma
below we look at how jack ma's first trip to the usa - seattle 1995 changed the world. he was then his city hangzhou's most popular english teacher- amazon's launch of ecommerce he returned to china to form a network with energetic youth and extraordinary investors including japan's hi tech billionnaire masa son and the silicon valley founder of yahoo jerry yang- how can ecommerce and efinance create the most jobs when china's web infrasucture arrives-?
Having become one of the world's biggest marketmakers, ma was tech city host of china's g20 2016 and at the un he was invited to become worldwide youth jobs adviser;in 2017 he announced that from 2019 september he would return full time to education- according to ma he couldnt see how to impact the 4 most vital social markets with commerce- this web tracks his progress as a return to full time education and his goal of celebrating how the sdg generation can change education , health, green markets, sports and arts markets

unlike ma, gandhi and abed travelled to britain in their teens - gandhi to study law in 1880s, abed to study engineering and shipping at glasgow uni of 1950s.--all three changed the livelihoods and sustainability of hundreds of millions of people in the race to end systemic poverty. unlike gandhi, graduate abed's 10 year spent ascending to become regional ceo of royal dutch shell gave him the perfect mix of engineering and admin experience to empower the poorest to nation build
AI foci of ali- I&V: QC; sec; ML; NLP; big data
https://www.jackmafoundation.org.cn/ welcome to digital silk road plus 6 youth Belt Road Maps ... Changing Education - the most exciting times to parent or grow up sustainably. Our old versions: EW , AU ...how can web maximise sme value and job creating education? -help welcomed in compiling top 100 alumni networks of alibabauni.com -UNited fintech & edutech & 17 goals-- notes on china's greatest educators ggv podcast limebike.. sinica -notes who's helping jos number 1 educator? Kenyann, Bangla girls Tsinghua, olympians-for-all, IR4-forhumans - rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

official alibaba (also notable apps - eg missing children )
*taobao university up to 100 million alumni in China - received training on how to taobao; as of 2017 established 1311 taobao e-commerce villages
*Damo Academy 1 2 started with 15 billion dollar investment by jack ma's as intercity top notch research on humanising livelihood advantages of major components of Industrial Rev 4 such as AI, blockchain, internet of things .. related IR4 at world economic forum: san francisco hub; wef summer china summoit
*gateway17 ma's 3000 citizens and leaders one day masterclass in ecommerce
*ma's personal mentoring (aka efounders) of first 100 entrepreneur chorts chosen with unctad and developing nations that have asked jack ma to help
+Aliresearch 1 tsinghua alumni network of Ying Lowrey's SME curriculum aligned to AliBaba model
Podcast Ant Finance

*hong kong 100 million dollar youth entrepreneur fund: AI webs 1 2 : Jumpstarter competition.-see also hk youth entrepreneur curricula YFS & MIT -- taiwan ma entrepreneur fund
*alibaba entrepreneur fund
*poverty funds 1 :: blockchain research china poverty association 1 - alibaba 0.3 revenue to green foundation 1
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jack ma- when i first studied (e)commerce in states i was surprised to find that each market was dominated by 2 or 3 manufacturers- i decided to design china ecommerce to maxise small enterprise suppliers and local jobs

.ying lowrey is tsinghua's professor of small enterprises- her book alibaba way is eyeopening:

foreword by nobel economist edmund phelps, columbia....Alibaba uses information technology to enable mass innovation to flourish.and to improve the lives of the people

related tsinghua - innovation events
lowrey beijing coorindtaor of aliresearch whose dean at hq is Hongbing Gao

Ai in education
around grade 5 - a
around12th grade - about 50 podcasts and notes here
10th grade ai history from circa 1996?
15th grade ai earlier 2018 Kai-Fu Lee hope was us would lead ai discovery, china implementation
15th grade china top50 ai
15th grade 14 billion dollar uniciorn ai in china - wef 2018 review- speakers Speakers: - Dai Wenyuan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 4th Paradigm Data & Technology Co., People's Republic of China. - Huang Dinglong, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Malong Technologies, People's Republic of China. - Wendell Wallach, Scholar, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University, USA. - Wang Xiaoming, Director, Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, People's Republic of China. - Yuan Hui, Chairman, Shanghai Xiaoi Robot Technology, People's Republic of China.
.partners of ma &
*jack ma chairs cen 1- 2 = china's 50 most respomnsible businessmen - search curricula funds etc - location close to tsingua beijng

example founder of shanghai conglomerate fosun actively celebrates CEN, and partners in one of Jack Ma's universities at hangzhou and supports new york greatest yoth-led arts movement singforhope.com

co-sponsor: wise@beijing: Zhejiang Zhipu Foundation Founded by the six founding members of Alibaba Group, Zhejiang Zhipu Foundation supports rural education and promotes healthy and sustainable relationship between human and the society, as well as between human and the nature.
Guterres UN Digital Cooperation Panel #DigitalCooperation
The Panel is expected to raise awareness about the transformative impact of digital technologies across society and the economy, and contribute to the broader public debate on how to ensure a safe and inclusive digital future for all, taking into account relevant human rights norms.

Panel Members


Panel members

  • Mohammed Al Gergawi (UAE), Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, UAE
  • Yuichiro Anzai (Japan), Senior Advisor and Director of Center for Science Information Analysis, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Nikolai Astrup (Norway), Minister of International Development, Norway
  • Vinton Cerf (USA), Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Fadi ChehadĂ© (USA), Partner at ABRY Partners
  • Isabel Guerrero Pulgar (Chile), Director, IMAGO Global Grassroots and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Marina Kaljurand (Estonia), Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
  • Bogolo Kenewendo (Botswana), Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana
  • Akaliza Keza Ntwari (Rwanda), ICT advocate and entrepreneur
  • Marina Kolesnik (Russian Federation), senior executive, entrepreneur and WEF Young Global Leader
  • Doris Leuthard (Switzerland), Head of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Switzerland
  • Cathy Mulligan (United Kingdom), Co-Director of Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency
  • Edson Prestes (Brazil), Professor, Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Kira Radinsky (Israel), Director of Data Science, eBay
  • Nanjira Sambuli (Kenya), Digital Equality Advocacy Manager, World Wide Web Foundation
  • Sophie Soowon Eom (Republic of Korea), Founder of Adriel AI and Solidware
  • Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah (Australia), Secretary General, CIVICUS
  • Jean Tirole (France), Chairman of the Toulouse School of Economics and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse
The deliberations of the Panel will be supported by a small secretariat, co-led by:
  • Amandeep Singh Gill (India), Executive Director, Secretariat of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation (ex officio)
  • Jovan Kurbalija, (Serbia), Executive Director, Secretariat of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation (ex officio)
  • Patrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
  • Markus Brunnermeier, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Economics, Princeton University
  • Bengt Holmstrom, 2016 Nobel Laureate, Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics, MIT
  • Lars Peter Hansen, 2013 Nobel Laureate, David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, Statistics, Booth School of Business & The College, University of Chicago
  • Preston McAfee, Most Recently Served as Chief Economist and Corp VP at Microsoft
  • Christopher Pissarides, 2010 Nobel Laureate, Regius Professor of Economics, LSE
  • Yingyi Qian, Distinguished Professor and Dean of School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
  • Alvin Roth, 2012 Nobel Laureate, The Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics, Stanford University
  • Thomas Sargent, 2011 Nobel Laureate, W.R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business, New York University
  • Michael Spence, 2001 Nobel Laureate, William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business, NYU Stern
  • Steve Tadelis, Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
  • Neng Wang, Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate & Professor of Finance, Columbia Business School
  • Shangjin Wei, Professor of Finance and Economics, Professor of International Affairs, and N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia University
  • Wei Xiong, Trumbull-Adams Professor of Finance, Princeton University
  • Chenggang Xu, Quoin Professor in Economic Development, University of Hong Kong, Professor of Economics, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
the wicked problem of missing curricula youth most need- as jack says this is a huge problem; correspondenmce case posted may 2018: moreover we have atended many world bank youth summits where missing curricula have been pitched and everyone cheered the value but getiing each different nation to newly cetrtify suc new learning is a fools erand
-here part of a specific example- do you know a missing peer to peer curricula that needs similar linking in

I am staying at brac in bangaldesh my favorite girls education network in the world as well as largest ngo in wortld and partnership networkwe will see dean of james grant school of public health at brac university tomorrow- do you still have any message you wanted passed to brac about the peer to peer adolescent health program you and lancet have been building? we are mainly working with brac's overall education director as specified directly by sir fazle abed when i met him in qatar 2017 - sir fazle kindly gave a lot of his time to remembrance parties of my dad norman macrae at the japan embassy in dhaka in 2012more generally brac and jack ma started fin tech partnership earlier this month with brac's BkashSMS in bangladesh but for s asia (the whole 2 billion of china's neigbors particularly poorest girls on china south and south westren borders), for sustainabiliuty generation to scale and gain from these 2 superstars we believe partnering relations will broaden into looking at skills education ; we will be trying to form team both on bangladesh and china side to monitor this however fast or slow it goesmostofa has been working on bangladesh side for very long time- he also worked with modjtabia sadria then at aga khan in london while they were in london at time muhammad yunus was at his social business peak ; i believe modjtabia is now back in iran after some years with paul at monash? ( i didnt get to pauls grn summit in jordan 2006; i believe sadria did; i note that jack ma just made donation to queen of jordans education fund)

we are trying to invite any university student to form a club to see where is the nexus between what students most want to study practically and training that sir fazle and jack ma could mooc or otherwise maximally distribute to benefit livelihoods- togther the names of jack ma and sir fazle can be a top 100 web and top 1 web for open action learning- in branding terms this is easy as long as we quickly get all best friends of ma and abed signed up at one launch summit blessed by china and on the road to ma's sponsorship of huge expo at tokyo olympics

after 8 visits to beijing i am reasonably confident that we can get as much additional support as we want from tsinghua university in beijing (over there they know thgere are half a billion undre 30s and that china cant afford any youth left legless by mismatch between jobs and what colleges like examining-- ) additionally tsinghua with aiib is heavily into belt road pitches to india this year so education can be 2 for 1 so to speak
as long as both jack ma and sir fazle have approved a subject area as being one that needs development in this type 2 pee to peer or apprentice mode i believe we can help scale missing curricula

as you think you know i first met pauil komesdroff in 2004- i love everything he was trying to create volunteer expereinces abroad around monash and medics and cultural/arts translators;I hope we can find the right way to linkin monash as this idea gains momentum
coming soon at wechatuni : difficult questions like what happens when ai or robotic intelligence is inside your phone?
- world's largest market fund Yu'e Bao Sesame Credit score

Friday, October 26, 2018

The rapid rise of digital economy – the application of internet-based technologies to the production and trade of goods and services – has reshaped how we consume, produce and trade. It has also transformed global investments, created new markets and even provided new avenues for tackling persistent development problems.Photo of Houlin Zhao
Houlin Zhao
International Telecommunication Union president 2014-2022 - see 3 week long biannual futures summit dubai starting next week https://www.itu.int/web/pp-18/en/

Guest question from fllor - coordinatir of digiotal cooperation report for guterres led by Ma and Gates - see Amandeep Singh Gill
While ubiquitous for developed countries, digital economy development remains a challenge for most developing and least developed countries. Some 3.8 billion people, according to ITU, have never been online – and they are concentrated in Asia-Pacific and Africa. This digital divide, born out of a lack of investment, capacity or structural problems, makes the journey to digitalization a complex one.
This session, organized in cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), will gather investors of the digital economy to discuss best practices in investing for digital economy development. Speakers -ranging from infrastructure providers, financial backers, and digital firms – will discuss the current and future state of investment in the digital economy, their role and interconnectedness, along with innovative practices and policies that have facilitated them in channeling investments to help close the digital divide. Insights from this session will also feed into the work of United Nations Secretary General’s High-level Panel of Digital Cooperation.
Issues for the debate:
- What kind of investments are needed for digital economy development?
- What are the challenges to mobilizing investments towards digital economy development?
- What kind of innovative practices or policies help facilitate investment for digital economy development?
Event Manager: Mr. Kee Hee Wee
Contact email: kee.hwee.wee@unctad.org

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Jack Ma Sets Up Entrepreneur Training Institute in Indonesia

2 min read 
During the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group on Oct. 13, Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, stated that he plans to establish a “Jack Ma Entrepreneur Institute” to train thousands of tech entrepreneurs. He currently serves as an adviser to the Indonesian government steering committee for e-commerce.
According to Jack Ma, the institute is expected to cultivate 10,000 tech entrepreneurs from both public and private sectors in the upcoming decade. It will focus on educating developers and engineers in cloud computing, which is the area Indonesia struggles with the most.
Indonesia has always been a strategic market for Alibaba. Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing department of Alibaba, launched a data center in Indonesia in March. Alibaba will continue to invest in various areas of e-commerce, cloud computing, logistics and infrastructure in Indonesia, assisting local enterprises in tech development and in elevating their level of digitalization.
“I believe that investing in people is investing for the future. Cultivating talent is one of the most significant things the Alibaba ecosystem can do. My hope is that emerging markets will benefit from the individuals that are nurtured by this new 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion program and thus be able to embrace a brighter future through the digital economy,” said Ma. “Only when people improve, when people’s minds change, when people’s skills improve, only then can we enter the digital period”.
Ever since 2015, Alibaba has made huge investments in personnel training in developing countries and has set up multiple training programs at home and abroad. In August this year, Alibaba set up the Africa Netpreneur Prize to encourage young African entrepreneurs to start their own businesses. On Dec. 4 2017, Jack Ma proposed his B200 plan in Geneva, promising to help empower 1,000 entrepreneurs in developing countries over the next five years.
cheers chris macrae whatsapp hotline 240 316 8157
more at our co-blog www.alibabauni.com 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

 this summit is convened by the kenyan who is one of the UN's main scouts for what you called alibaba global business school

I would like to know if ying would let some of us meet her and a few students at tsinghua before xmas 2018 to discuss elements of the attached

firts the most important knowledge any student with a future can study in 2018-2019 is the march digital cooperation report of jack ma and melinda gates for guterres on digital cooperation- it has been promised by march 2019 which is in time for the main summit season starting with the 100 national leaders xi jinping hosts in beijing april 2019 and including asian inftrastructure investment bank june 2019

-this report will be the best insight of this academic year that youth can publicly get on what jack will be doing from sepetember  as he starts his first year back on livelihood education  and the NGO world of tech and human partnerships which climaxes with community for all expos at the olympics which he is sponsoring and which becomes biannual with beijing 2022 and paris 2024

second i am fed up with summits that separate the main protagonists in sustainability rather than have the underclass train the upperclass in a way that all schools can then replicate

3rd i believe there is already a ring of south and eastern universities who care more about what their graduates entrepreneurially do in the field than get certified on in a bit of paper- jack's university van lead that; we could even start blockchain-certification of the new entrepreneur students - a different sort of venture capital hub if you like with jack steering where the credits mobilise and scale

4tj jack talks about big data small but where is a amp of each country's best big data small stuff that can be open sourced so his coding alumni can show what can be done- we know india has great data with nilekani- maybe brac wil never have the data but can show how to do manual concepts that then need parallel data testing

5th we may as well ask financiers to answer the question - have they banned most of finance from sdg innovation

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

latest blockchain city/nation review

last month in DC i heard that a blockchain law from Liechtenstein is now best for the world- i kid you not in these days when it takes 9 hours of live tv for us congress not to find out who's true in a 15 years old he said she said 

a small nation ( previously L's main export was one ski slope for tourism) thats interested can write up a concept ;law and whisper that all decent blockchain technologists like it and take it to the eu and the eu's top financiers can go into a tizzy because they cant write smart new laws like this in a hundred years let alone the 3 months it took Liech -and oh yes if DC doesnt like Liechtestein having the most valuable financial law in the world it will be pretty difficult to arrange sanctions to block this ski slope place

if you go near the end of the csis briefing you wil see me asking a different question from will liechenstein change financial laws for ever- more modestly i wondered : is there an example of a supply chain blockchain that is actually doing good for poorest farmers - i think the experts said not really because ibm watson does that but for big clients

- however there was someone for usaid there who convenes internal summits on blockchain and he sort of promised to report back if he finds a different answer

the timeline to june 2019 now gets very interesting because asian infranstructure investment banks 80 nations brainstorming developmement banking that the g7 (bretton wood of what development can fund) has never offered arrives for its annual summit in luxembourg june 2019 continuing a relay from Mumbai 2018 and korea 2017 -- and sir danny alexander who leads the tech side of this has every professor from the lse who knows anything at his call - in patticular note lord stern has now co-created a G20 eminent financial expert panel- while its first announcement 18 months ago in korea sounded as if it would wake up argentinian g20 I am now expecting that to be a dummy dress rehearsal  

also one has to ask is blockchain part of the remit opf the world economic forum hubs for industrial revolution 4- while wef also started in a swiss ski slope this hubs appear in beijing tokyo and san francsico - they seem to be the second intercity academy of humanising techs next 5 years - jack ma started the game nearly 3 years ago :15 billion  $ research linking a DAMO academy wherever tech wizards yes you can do bog data small or 5G AI for all

meanwhile 3 months earlier melinda gates and jack ma will deliver their report on digital cooperation  to the UN head Guterres and in time for it to be shared with 100 national leaders each debating one or more of the top 13 belt road maps under the wise moderation of xi jinping in april

beijing is an ingteresting place- i had bought my toclket to attend a worldwide bloickchain summit in beijing to find the governmentg had canceleed it as hgaving too many speculatoirs at it- i am pretty suere the 5 mlost relevant china thimktannks are on the blockchain case

as may be toronto where guru do ntapscott says that anygthing you hoped the web would open space but didnt can now be blockchained- fortunatley the only leader of th g7 china wholly trusts is canada's trudeau as he helped make china's g20 the only really human g20 that has so far happened; of course those who folow tyhe inviosible mans hand will hope that jack ma's influence so wisely mediating civil society groups at hangzhou g20 will come tpo to,lyo g20 and his co-sponsorship of the tokyo olympics

i am preety sure that cool blockchain networks are emerging in the emirates -= it connects with their yout desperately finding a sector their to lead (expect the uae 2020 Expos to contribute big clues to that) when oil is gone as the main energy source. This may need to be sooner than you think if climate latest exponential risks are publicly understood
we keep on searching = the catch 22 is if blockchain never delivers sustaonability solutions then maybe we are all for the dodo anyway but then a lot of pioneers in this field are playing on that idea but speculating the guts out of trust in any coin or other blockcian token

SDGs Final Count Down  EconomistRefugees.com October 2018 chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk with special thanks to youth economies and  world record jobs curricula leaders sir fazle abed & jack ma
 BRI.school: imagineer 4000+more tech mobilised by peoples out of #BR0 China, #BR2 S Asia, #BR1 Mynamar & Asean, #BR11 Arctic Circle, #BR9 Africa #BR8 med refugee sea nations #BR7 Mid East #BR5 w.europe  #BR10 LatinAM #BR6 N America #BR3 Russia #BR4 E.Europe BR12=BRUN