OH wxyZ -WE MAY NEVER GET DOWN AGAIN: what we knew about global viruses in 2005
we welcome ideas on zooms june 2020 -10th remembrance of dad norman macrae - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
June marks the 10 anniversary of death of my father Norman Macrae The Economist's entrepreneurial revolution and end poverty sub-editor. We are organising a zoom calendar. I have appended a short excerpt of The Economist's remembrance party.
Favorite events after his death-
the Japan Embassy in Dhaka and Open Society Laureate Sir Fazle Abed organised 2 dinner roundtables on the future of university and future of fintech -transforming education and health by 2025 was the core idea of my father and my 2025 report published in 1984 as timelines to sustainability opposite to orwell's end game

Adam Smith scholars held an event at Glasgow U aiming to celebrate bottom up entrepreneurs 250th year of man and machines started by smith and james watt in 1760 - an online catalogue of papers helped me learn a lot!

Dad had survived war as teen navigating raf planes over modernday myanmar- not to every politician's liking, he was always trying to roll back the traps across the old world continent caused primarily by britannia and japan's colonial era- father saw people like Soros and Gorbachev as huge heroes- one of dad's main retirement projects was the biography of John Von Neumann

Optimistic Rationalism is as vital in 2020 as any time in my memory.
sincerely, chris macrae washington dc +1 240 316 8157

masterclass100.com a young journalists research coalition of
The Norman Macrae Archive

breaking april 2020 join guterres coalitions lets end all wars on people and unite around ending virus
2020s sdgs most exciting decade -
according to adam smith school of economics and humanities started 1760, at least 4 of sdg world's top 10 economists abed ma gandhi and brilliant have a lot in common- they all valued education and health as building economies not vice versa-all needed alumni to study borlaug app'd to rice science to end billion people famines across all of rural asia- furthermore, ma and abed - however much their life work focused on financing health and village markets value chains -wanted their legacy to include arts/sports for all- kobe.mba recommends you start up with cindy mi to make this connection- or global classroom twitter listings

more connections at economisthealth.com economistrefugee.comeconomistarts.com economistsports.net- masterclass100.com

human development's most urgent question- how will next girl/boy born be included in entrepreneurially joyful life? mapped from 3 future history's
-last call UN5.0 sdgs:2030-2015
-first post-colonial call UN san francisco 2030-1945
-start of engineering & markets morals glasgowU 2030-1760

lets begin with :IF you are a young refugee your life depends not on people chatting about the 17 sdgs but peer to peer apprenticing replicable solutions goals 1-6 go together - you need a coalition between teachers and students that explains goal 1 ending poverty is linked to how to finance the refugee to maximise community last mile health services and unless you are in a camp to maximise food and water security and safety for women as much as for boys-brac partners inspired for half a century by former royal dutch shell ceo for east pakistan fazle abed have been developing this action learning curricula for 50 years and currently update it with rohinga and wherever un hubs of education above all connect refugees -as well as curricula sustaining refugees brac partners wizards likemit/quadirs/gates/jack ma in delivering digital finance for unbanked

- goal 5G 4G 3G 2G 1G 0G
radical edu 1 2

Soros founded CEU-graduate institution-30 years out of homeland Budapest moved nov2019 to Vienna, Soros Central European Uni- uniting post USSR youth with global youth- mitigating conflicts of EU, middle east, landlocked epicenter of Eurasia east west- and arctic circle north to mid east to African south: the UN world of health, peace and trade, global sports, mobile tech hub out of Vienna, Geneva neutrality of bankers, ethics global sports ngos and hopefully climate adaptability risk – alumni of ban ki-moon, and music/arts city of europe

OSF’s Higher Education Support Program (HESP) effectively served as a Marshall Plan for higher education in Central and Eastern Europe. CEU, founded in 1991, became a unique model in graduate education

CEU hosts annual 5 day student friendships summit “get engaged”

OSBs MK 1 2 Tweet Alex soros georgesoros

Mar 31 The organization I founded, the Open Society Foundations, will contribute €1 million to aid the city of Budapest in solidarity with the people of my birthplace in the midst of this unprecedented emergency. https://trib.al/rGcfGjZ

Bard university- 21stc Swarthmore out of NY state- led by world class musical composer Leon Botstein- trusted by Soros as facilitator in chIef- was growing great NY hub on 86st but currently all hubs closed down- experiential learning of American and global youth friendships- first access to Soros Open Society culture hubs & economists. LB +OS global12 Soros G A MsA Kaletsky MallochB CEU Ignatieff Rev Krastev MsCattaui Gaspard D-Sachs SchiffrinCU

Princeton U global history lab .. mooc

Hub in high schools with Brooklyn library with branches long island, Baltimore, DC, & returning citizens.

Bard at berlin. At QUIDS Palestine


Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (United States) 1
Chatham House (United Kingdom) 1
Institute for New Economic Thinking (United States and United Kingdom) -see lower box
Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Austria) 1
Open Society Archives (Hungary) 1
Rift Valley Institute (Kenya) 1
The Talloires Network boston tufts uni 1

Out of Dhaka, ABED U of BRAC & OSUN. Led today by Vincent Chang, Fazle Abed began Brac U with friends of James Grant health college including Swarthmore epidemiologist David Fraser. The goal to celebrate SDG futures of Asian youth, public servants, tech leaders, girl-safe community-links with world’s largest ngo partnership. Abed’s 50 years of poverty alleviation networking stemmed from being Glasgow engineering graduate and Royal Dutch Shell regional CEO for East Pakistan. Brac empowers village women community building- microfranchising health food, finance livelihood edu 1- first 30 years peer to peer in villages with no electricity- last 20 years choose leapfrog partners. brac and ashesi only wise laureates where university is core model celebrated by Sheihka Moza

Brac = world’s largest 2g fintech poor www.bkash.com with mit-legatum, gates, jack ma and integrated partner licenes such as ultra poor recent nobel prize win for mit poverty lab, james grant school of public health, lego-brac global pre-schools with yidan (ten cent hong kong) and yidan Europe- cambridge Uni- adolescent girls clubs brac international netherlands and mastercard foundation Canada. Gabv.org with visa presencing institute mit. Brac triangualised microhealth, microedu, microfinance-in scaling economic coalition it connects 4 value chains of sustainability – ie one village, 200k villages, national, global

osun members update nov 2020- OSUN Partners Colleges and Universities Al-Quds University/Al-Quds Bard American University of Beirut American University in Bulgaria American University of Central Asia Arizona State University Ashesi University Bard College Bard College at Simon’s Rock Bard College Berlin Bard Early Colleges Birkbeck, University of London Center BRAC University Central European University European Humanities University Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Sciences Po SOAS, University of London Universidad de los Andes University of the Witwatersran

Research and Educational Institutions Bard Prison Initiative Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Chatham House Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen Institute for New Economic Thinking Parami Institute Princeton Global History Lab Rift Valley Institute The Talloires Network University of California, Berkeley Human Rights

1 2Out of Accra, Ghana Ashesi U founded by Patrick Awuah and friends Microsoft Seattle -future of African sdg youth, public servant leaders, tech, youth hubs. Patrick adapting 20 years collaboratory of Africa new Unis and hubs (eg Kenya Ihub). Ashesi is the main U model celebrated by WISE’s Moza & Ghana president -both top 17 UN eminents of SDGs- and closely mentored by Mahbubani of Singapore Uni celebrating and dedicated to Lee Kuan Yew- next Mahbubani worldwide seminar out of china institute in NY- 4/7/2020. Africa also has greatest medical teaching school last mile health in Rwanda Jim Yong Kim/Paul Farmer. Soros had sponsored brac Liberia and sierra leone ahead of ebola)

Question – what works masterclass, zoom, various mooc platforms, Arizona states platforms, hujiang 40000 live classroom.,tencent/baidu platforms. how’s this vary by bandwidth

Arizona state soros us trusted leader in online education- major retirement project since 2009 of former intel ceo craig barrett- craig had tried Bangladesh-intel as his last csr project but knew yunus not abed

Vital edu jack ma 1 2

2009 Soros launched ineteconomics to reverse global meltdown and map rising community nets. Soros helps mediate moving beyond paper currencies and nationalist politicians. He supports theory of economics reflexivity which can help update 260 years of Smithian moral philosophy

In late 1990s soros 2 greatest sdg successes found jim kim and paul farmer, sponsored first mobile phone village tests- boston epicenter of both- by 2005 jim kim had found both gates and abed and by 2012 soros wanted ceu to br abed’s best partner-ceu also has 20 laureate alumni curricula starting with popper

Soros partnership with gorbachev and lech walesa caused birth of open society offices in 150 capitals, and soros helped gorbachev launch annual summit on nobel peace laureates aswell as youth solidarity networks-main partnerjournalists at club of rome also green advocates

Soros first philanthropy coined term entrepreneurial evolution with south African youth- potentially tracks world from mandela back to Gandhi- attenborough family is bbc world leading editor n nature and Gandhi-

London U -soas machel online – school oriental African studies & Birkbeck

Paris science po-nb parish hq of UN education & Unesco

ALSO American uni at Kyrgyzstan and Bulgaria, European U of humanities Lithuania, Fulbright U Vietnam, U los andes colombia

Open society laureates Austrian Karl popper origin of laureates 1994– global 2016 / MEDICINS SANS FRONTIERE 2014 / KRISTALINA GEORGIEVA EU crisis response Haiti, Pakistan, and Chile after natural disasters. 2012 / ARYEH NEIER, Former President of the Open Society Foundations- 2011 co-recipient 2011 / JAVIER SOLANA, RICHARD C. HOLBROOKE, 2010 / LOUISE ARBOUR, President and CEO of The International Crisis Group 2008 / KOFI A. ANNAN, Seventh Secretary-General of the United NationsGlobal south 2013 / SIR FAZLE HASAN ABED KCMG, Founder and Chairperson of BRAC 2006 / RICARDO LAGOS, Former President of ChileCentral Europe: 2018 / JANOS KORNAI 2007 / CARLA DEL PONTE, Former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia 2002 / MIKHEIL SAAKASHVILI, Former Minister of Justice of Georgia and co-recipient ZURAB ZHVANIA, 2001 / BRONISLAW GEREMEK, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland 2000 / ARPAD GONCZ, President of the Republic of Hungary and co-recipient MAMPHELA RAMPHELE, a Managing Director of the World Bank1999 / VACLAV HAVEL, President of the Czech Republic :: 2017 Germany Joachim Gauck 2015 / THE INTERNATIONAL RENAISSANCE FOUNDATION creation open society Ukraine- 2009 / MARTTI AHTISAARI, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2008), Former President of the Republic of FinlandUS 2019 / STIGLITZ T 2003 / TOM LANTOS, Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2 of the most vital belt road corridors illustrate how valuing refugees is critical to sustainability of that region- note the corridor east of india-china-bangladesh-myanmar-asean; currently with 1 million refugees at myanmar-bangladesh border

pivotal education summits- any celebrating knowhow of sir fazle abed brac: WISE@UNGA 2018 

eg urgent questions from millennial friendships correspondents - numbers linkin UN goals 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

w99 William Edwards Deming ( statistician , electrical engineer, management consultant) couldn’t find enough work in post-war USA. He went to Japan which united around his passion to produce things with next to zero defects. This pursuit of quality systems helped Japan develop from the failed and beaten eastern nation of world war 2 to the second largest economy by the 1970s. (see The Economist 1960s series of surveys Consider Japan).

Deming is especially significant to both economies and societies which are humanly interested in designing systems that develop people. While there is no standard definition of the term post-industrial, in our sino-english book of World Record Jobs Creation: we search post-industrial networking which multiplies win-win trades in at least one of 3 ways- win-win across places, win-win across generations eg towards renewable energy and zero waste, by growing peoples skills and livelihoods. Quality systems were essential to progressing the communications technology age through a moores law doubling every 7 years from 1946 to 2030 first called the hi-trust economic networking genre of entrepreneurial revolution by norman macrae at the time of the moon landing

Without japans contribution, development in computing- let alone space races - would have been delayed as would such citizen developments as supertrains. Japan led the race to minaturisation which used ever less energy per unit of calculation or communication. More generally Japan started the eastern hemisphere  world trade dynamic of win-win innovation which at its best : ended colonization, pursued peace, translated happily energising cultures, and designed trade around communally improving the human lot. It is partnerships with the east that have driven the most miraculous systems designs for ending poverty and sustaining better livelihoods of all our next generations. While Japan’s economy eventually got trapped in property speculation in the 1980s, win-win trades out of asian pacific superports mainly operated by the Chinese diaspora turned these peoples into the 3rd wealthiest financial services network by the mid 1970s. They were invited to inwardly invest their win-win infrastructure technologies as well as this wealth and smart mediation in mainland china. The greatest job creating miracle was born and today through such extraordinary servant leaders as E1 Xi Jinping and the CPC19 charter of evolving moderately prosperous societies offers upwards of 100 national leaders simultaneous maps for designing the sustainability generations win-win trades and open  learning economies.

Back in Deming’s day: Electronics calculating devices as one signature new-quality driven market enabled statisticians to take on big data sets the like of which would previously have been impossible to conceive let alone analyse.

E2 Sir Fazle Abed
Where will quality technology exponentially lead? 
Technology is neutral . It doesn’t necessarily design win-wins unless humans -girls and boys - do. What IT now does simultaneously around mother earth is: opening the door to such tipping point possibilities as Big Data Small analysis which can offer extraordinary opportunities when bridging the pre-digital and post-digital  generations of being (see E3 Jack Ma).

In parallel, we observe that while shifts to service economy can advance win-wins they don’t necessarily do so even when a post-digital age with universal mobile distribution provides the opportunity to replicate apps anywhere at almost no extra cost per community reached. Leapfrog models need to be celebrated by youth as the greatest people-growth innovations ever marketed where this new economic opportunity is applied preferentially to communities that the industrial age left out. Jack Ma has invited Japan to take such celebrations to new heroic levels as first host of the Olympics mainly sponsored by ali baba instead of Coke.

Women may bear witness to how mobile phones result in extraordinary apps when partnering bangladeshi village mothers who previously had no phones nor literacy and only face to face communication. Bangladesh’s underemployed girl population were also the first to scale microsolar precisely because of the value this brought to rural places that had never had access to electricity grids.

 In the pre-digital village networking era, which Bangladesh as 8th largest and most poor nation engaged as a new nation in 1971, microfranchising was one of sir fazle abeds unique innovations. This open sources a solution a community needs to be locally sustaining. As Sir Fazle says the hallmark of all service franchises triangularises  the 3E's Effective ( solves a vital service need), Efficient ( continuously improves to be uniquely sustain best quality at the most responsible price), Expandable ( replicable to every community with similar life shaping need). Microfrencahsies designed from the bottom-up multiply levels of value exchanging transparency that top-down planners however expert their functions could not verify in real time dynamic detail even if they wanted to.

And of course like any win-win franchise training model microfranchises need to be designed conscientiouly around  a positive income model. But and this is a defining but, the microfranchise does not use positive income to reward some group of owners with no interest in the community development goal; it does use the positive income to continue linking in a service purpose which the world would uniquely miss if this microfranchise did not exist. And to turn any change in the environment - technological or cultural - into a win-win.

The pre-digital culture of poorest village girls networking around microfranchises made of bangladesh, after just quarter of a century, the most heroically human partnership labs for every leap in learning and communications technology. Of course Bangladesh did not enjoy the levels of diaspora investment that its “girls lift up half the sky” friendly giant neighbor China did. But it has become one of the great spaces for partnerships with girls to innovate solutions to the "Ultra" sustainability challenges our race faces every day until goal 1 of ending being born into poverty is won by girl empowerment of all the worldwide communities of 21st C life

 Let us summarise the two reasons why sir fazle microfranchise innovations offer the best news humans have ever interacted.

First ,prior to knowing about BRAC’s microeconomic model, most service businesses even in the market for aid were not  designed so that human growth and value stays with each local team and community served. Worse as the West raced toward global corporations in service industry, the systems monopoly standard of accounting refuses corporations to value advances in peoples training because this dismal logic argues that companies can only count investments they own not people free to change employers; in such industrial age accounting training processes are counted as costs.

Second, BRAC's brand DNA has always been as an action learning organisation inspired by Paulo Freire’s idea- go live in the deepest middle of the very poorest to prove how innovative a professional practitioner can wholly be. In other words, for anyone who believes that sustainability goals ultimately test what educational systems humans are capable of celebrating, going to learn with BRAC is the most inspiring adventure imaginable, and dare parents around the world promise:  the truest one for anyone who advocates that girls and boys are economic equals.

World record jobs creation –and people-friendly globalization 2.0 -  urgently needs to examine professional monopolies wherever their congresses and academic gurus rule over  zerosum maths. We need to leap beyond tangible accounting monopolies that falsely devalue intangibles such as trust and Loveq; macroeconomic consensus that externalizes zero sum and less onto already weakest localities are terifying because they are  exponentially preventing the growth of people from baby girls up.

Ironically the industrial age started by English-speaking bosses of the 1700s , ie stuff which multiplied by what can humans do with machine power, all too often spiraled into impacts that were zero-sum or less wherever it enslaved or colonized, went to wars over who had access to consuming the most carbon, designed numbers economics and short-term reporting (including scary media) round zero-sum instead of way above zero-sum value exchanges.

Note the opportunity of the age of investing in learning tech:  how deeply and communally actionable learning multiplies value in use contrasted with just producing and consuming more and more things around a zero-sum game in which the big get bigger instead of the better (most trustworthy and transparent win-wins from local to global) getting better.
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The latest from the World Innovation Summit for Education
December 6, 2017
Featured in this expanded Special Edition:
  • WISE 2017 --Highlights from Co-Exist, Co-Create: Learning to Live and Work Together
  • Voices heard at WISE 2017...
  • Six new WISE Awards projects celebrated
  • WISE Accelerator CamBioScience pursues new research
  • Introducing WISE Words: The Podcast
  • Looking forward: Ambtitious plans for 2018
  • WISE hosts third workshop on strengthening the 'Global Education Ecosystem'
  • Matterfund partners with WISE to launch a visual atlas for education development
  • Brookings features WISE as an 'Innovation Spotter' in its new report

Patrick Awuah is the sixth WISE Prize for Education Laureate

Over 2,000 delegates gathered recently at the eighth World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha to share experiences and ideas, and to explore solutions to the challenges of education in times of disruption, political turmoil, and global conflict.
Under the title, Co-Exist, Co-Create: Learning to Live and Work Together, over 100 speakers and moderators led an array of intensive, focused discussions on the implications of constant technological change for teaching and learning, entrepreneurship, reimagining higher education in the connected world, and much more. In this special edition of the Newsletter, we share some highlights.
Qatar Foundation Chairperson Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser presented the WISE Prize for Education to Dr Patrick Awuah, Jr., founder and president of Ashesi University, Accra, Ghana (pictured).
The new WISE Research series, featuring reports on key topics in global education, was presented in meet-the-author sessions, panels, roundtable discussions, and informal conversations in the Majlis. Full texts are available for download online.

WISE partnered with the C2 Lab to create a collaborative, hands-on experiences in the Majlis to envision future schools. Delegates of all ages worked in groups on brainstorming challenges designed to unlock creativity. By the Summit’s end, they produced over 1,000 ideas reflecting the leveraging power of collective intelligence.
The WISE Learners’ Voice program fellows presented their social initiatives addressing refugee education challenges, including early childhood education and integration in local schools. Selected group projects were presented, creating opportunities for feedback and collaboration with WISE delegates and organizations for developing the projects.
WISE launched an intensive pre-summit ‘Doha Learning Week,’ featuring screenings, hackathons, lectures, sport, school tours, and technology showcasing the rich variety of education resources in Qatar.
Read more highlights from WISE 2017 in the following sections of the Newsletter. View a replay of the Opening Plenary online. Further footage from the Summit will be available.

Voices heard at WISE 2017...

Words from selected speakers at WISE 2017:
“Let us be inspired by this year’s WISE theme of co-existence, and place it at the core of solutions for different challenges –from issues of peace to stability and development. Let us return to education to reinforce this truth.” --Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.
"The countries that have done well, even without natural resources, are the countries that have invested in education and skills training. It is not natural resources that build nations, it is people who build nations... It is Africans, especially the youth of today, who are going to build Africa." --President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana.
“The only solution [to a post-truth political climate] is education –to insist that there are such things as facts, and something called truth, and that it can be achieved by hard work, evidence, by analysis. These are not simply for the construction of alternate realities; [that] is a path to the decline of civilization. The only thing that can stop it is education.” --commentator Fareed Zakaria.
"One solution for seeking truth... is to create these kinds of multi-civilizational classrooms and multi-civlizational events like WISE, and to say: Hey, there are different pespectives, we can put these together to see the world as a whole." --Dean Kishore Mahbubani, the Lee Kwan Yee School of Public Policy.

"Literature should be an essential part of education because it teaches you empathy, makes you think about living in somebody else's skin. Then I think we are more able to live peacefully with one another. We are more able to understand that people are different and that it’s okay. That’s why I am such a believer in the power of stories and story-telling as an essential part of what it means to be educated."  --Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Half of a Yellow Sun (pictured, right).
"My university was meant to be global, not just geographically, but age global, ethnicity global... to reach everyone. And that is new because the best universities pride themselves on their exclusivity... My university was meant to be the opposite.... Lifelong education should be a basic human right. The revolution is unstoppable... Everybody deserves the right to participate in society, and I believe education is the key."  --Sebastian Thrun, chairman of Udacity.
"Education really isn't about skills versus knowledge, or art versus science. It really should be about both. At the core I think we need scientists who are sentitized to the humanities, and we need humanities scholars who are scientifically literate." --Stavros Yiannouka, CEO, WISE.

Six new WISE Awards projects are models of inspiration

The six WISE Awards winning projects for 2017 were honored during a presentation ceremony at WISE, including screenings of short films about the projects, and remarks from project representatives.
The six project reprentatives are pictured with Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser (l to r): Nisha Ligon of Ubongo Edutainment, Kathy Perkins of PhET Interactive Simulations, Lydia Wilbard
of Camfed Tanzania, Paolo Speller of the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science, and Culture, Caitlin Baron, the Luminos Fund, and Nicolas Sadirac of School 42.
Read full details of the 2017 WISE Awards projectsonline.The submission period for the 2018 WISE Awards is open until 30 January 2018.

WISE Accelerator project CamBioScience expands its research in new partnership

CamBioScience, a WISE 2017 Accelerator project, is joining 'EDUCATE', an initiative funded by the European Regional Development Fund and coordinated by University College London's Institute of Education. CamBioScience will conduct research on its unique data collection systems and adaptive learning algorithms to better understand their potential for improving engagement, self-efficacy, knowledge acquisition, completion rates, and the ability to perform new technical skills.

WISE introduces WISE Words: the Podcast

This week WISE introduces a new podcast series, called WISE Words, featuring conversations with leading thinkers, innovators, and changemakers of all kinds on education challenges around the globe. We are launching the series with a discussion between Dean Kishore Mahbubani of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, and Stavros Yiannouka, CEO, WISE.
Upcoming episodes will include further conversations recorded at WISE 2017 with journalist and commentator Fareed Zakaria, the acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun, and others. 
Please subscribe and listen using these links: itunesor soundcloud

Ambitious plans for 2018: Looking to WISE@Accra, in May

With the conclusion of the 2017 Summit and an ambitious calendar of commitments already in place for next year and beyond, the WISE Team is staying excited and busy. Here are a few highlights of our priorities.
At the Summit, WISE launched the Agile Leaders of Learning Innovation Network (ALL IN), which follows earlier research and a capacity-building program for school leadership. WISE is poised to go 'All In' to enable and empower a global network of leaders, ultimately to achieve better student outcomes.
As WISE has contributed to shaping education policy, such as in the Asia-Pacific (APEC) education strategy, Mastercard Foundation's recent launch of research on secondary education in Africa, our reputation as an education think tank continues to grow.
Generous support from Banco Santander has enabled the WISE Accelerator to establish itself as a small but influential actor in
education technology. WISE plans targetedimpact studies on new learning technologies, to ensure the Accelerator supports entrepreneurs and contributes to creating knowledge.
Over the past 18 months WISE has taken its message to Tunis, Beijing, and Madrid. With the success of these regional forums, WISE announced it will travel to Ghana in May 2018 to team up with WISE Prize for Education Laureate, Dr Patrick Awuah, for WISE@Accra.
WISE will also participate in New York for WISE@UNGA in September, and in March 2019 for WISE@Paris, before returning to Doha in November for WISE 2019.
Pictured from WISE 2017: Young delegates and their teachers engaged with 'The Litttle Engineer' Experiential Learning Lab in the WISE Majlis.

WISE hosts third workshop on strengthening the global 'education ecosystem'

In a pre-summit program, WISE hosted over 80 key education stakeholders for a day-long working session to discuss how to strengthen a global education ecosystem to foster a learning and sharing infrastructure to advance learning outcomes and achieve universal quality education (UN SDG 4). The session was the third gathering on this topic held by the Global Education Ecosystem informal working group created in follow-up to the Education Commission’s Learning Generation Report, and co-led by Teach For All, Center for Global Education (CGE) at the Asia Society, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution, Results for Development, the Boston Consulting Group, and WISE.

Matterfund partners with WISE to launch a visual atlas for global educators

Matterfund has partnered with WISE to launch a new visual atlas for education development. Profiling over 300 organizations globally, the living atlas shows initiatives working toward the UN Sustainable Development Goal for universal quality education.
Matterfund enables initiatives to showcase their best work, attract partners, connect to
funding opportunities, and follow compelling projects and publications in education development. The atlas will continue to grow as Matterfund works alongside WISE, NGOs and regional leaders. Initiatives can register to claim their profiles and showcase their work.

Brookings Institution features WISE as one of its 'Innovation Spotters'

In a new report, Can We Leapfrog? The Potential of Education Innovations to Rapidly Accelerate Progress, researchers at the Brookings Institution chart a new path forward in global education by examining the possibility of leapfrogging—rapidly accelerating educational progress to ensure that all young people develop the skills they need to thrive in a fast-changing world. The report presents an evidence-based, theoretical pathway for leapfrogging in education that can help guide investors, innovators, and governments alike. The Brookings report also introduces a catalog analyzing almost 3,000 global education innovations, the largest such collection to date. To develop this catalog, Brookings has brought together fifteen organizations called 'Education Innovation Spotters'. WISE is proud to be one of these, scanning the landscape of innovative programs, schools, policies, approaches, and tools around the world and making this information publicly available to all, and to our colleagues at Brookings.

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