of ownership of the grameen bank and the global grameen brand has escalated out of Bangladesh since the last quarter of 2009. In this climate we do not regard
it safe to our dearest friends and youth to report much at this web. Rest assured our worldwide journalist networks continue
to question everyone we can. eg Q to Larry Reed San Diego April 2014 - can you advise students of
a benchnmark case of microcredit in China (which you mentioned as larest race to end poverty) and USA ( a country where we've
found it hard to go and observe community regeration by microcredit). A look right here in san diego for a US benchmark; in
china savings regulations have only recently converged on making wonderful microcredit models possible)
Here is a sample of stuff- please note all reporting errors are mine alone
email@example.com materials launched at The Economist boardroom in november 2010 (video brochure journal ) after a glasgow weekend round 4 july 2010 sponsored by
adam smith scholars; current map downloadable below -what we hope is that a segment of the 4000 youth auditorium hosted by atlanta
leaders adn Nobel Laureates nov 2015 on action networking post 2015 milennium goals will follow up on the open education curriculum
of thegrameenbank 1976 (project) 1983 ordinance to date
is a case study researched by Norman Macrae Foundation (The Economist's pro-youth economics correspondent) and the World Class Brands network of journalists for humanity he launched in 1988; Norman's 85th and last public birthday
party was hosted at Royal Automobile Club Saint James London 2008 with Dr Muhammad Yunus as chief guest; five remebrance parties
have been hosted to date across different bhemispheres of net generation friends - the first and fifth co-sponsored by Adam
Smith Scholars at University of Glasgow 4 July 2010 and December 2013. Norman created the genre Entrepreurail Revolution
in 1972 in observance of experiments by students at the UK National Development Project of Computer Assisted Learnin to rehesase
ahead of time whether the generation connected by humanity's greatest communcations revolution would compound better or wosre
futures for our human race and across wholeplanet
We will leave youth debates to videos and content like the following to microeducationsummit.com
bank legal home as owner of replicable open source franchises
minute 1.44 the first chapter of your book proves that the agencies that were working
against poverty have failed -in fact you have proven that how they justified their action namely development is not working
- this is important not only for phd students who are working on these issues but for the agencies themselves to hve
a mirror- you do it gently and radically at the same time - usually when become radical they lose gentleness - we need
the mix the radical factor allows us to see the truth of the matter, the gentleness prevents us from falling into the trap
of anger about 8
more hours of film and transcript available if anyone wants to moocyunus for open education institutes
|globalgrameen uploaded and posted -on the subject of post 2015 millennium goals,the 175th year of The Economist's mission
to endi hunger and end capital abuse ofg youth is 2018
|Norman Macrae Foundation
asks: given history's evidence that the greatest economic multipliers of human lot are abundant new energy and freer
accessibility to education for all -which banks have emulated Grameen and BRAC in understanding those pro-youth investment
for pro-youth economics and education welcomes correspondence with people who wish to benchmark the best youth investment
banking models. Those we collect lots of information on are:
Bangladesh Grameen, BRAC, bkash; Kenya
Jamii Bora and Mpesa; India Nabard;
other www rural partners of wholeplanetfoundation Malawi microloanfoudation
China various Europe ADIE -online kiva and babyloan
firstname.lastname@example.org to share information or to ask for free pdf of our special edition of journal of social business exploring knowledge gains
and losses of first 14 years of microcreditsummit
very interested in the main agenda of the first 100 Hobarts - how to end destruction of youth's futures by currency monopolies
of politicians -
11 plus IQ test of Grameen
Q1 What was first non-financial service of Grameen Bank? Answer1
Q2 How often does every customer meet Grameen Bank Managers A2
Q3 Choose 4 words describing whom Grameen wants
to serve? A3
More 11 plus iq test
exercise - preparing a tour for yunus around the future of 7 grameen businesses if understood by youth as star cases of open
online university - all depends on reconnecting with right contacts first who could expand collaboration with youth's hunger
to create jobs all over the planet http://wholeplanet.tv
tour 1 edu i guess these are the main contacts to survey first on open edu but happy
to know if i have left out anyone passionate about open online uni
online channel A1.1 Yunus & A1.2 Skoll & A1.3 Khan (language
partners eg carlos slim spain) & A1.4 Doerr & A1.5 Blecher (Mandela/Branson.Google
Africa) & A1,6 Kalam/Gandhi family /Begum & A1.7 Father's friwnds-Pearson CEO Scardino with Sarah & Economist at 170
b, c... practice fame : Yunus &
if you can help improve massive youth and collaboration tours for muhammad yunus round any of grameen's
7 wondrous business as cases most needed at moocyunusfree uni - then please contact Norman Macrae Foundation - email@example.com washington dc region 1 301 881 1655
|MoocYunus - Banking|
would millions of youth most like to interact round as free online training on how to design
Next Deadline: I am having a meeting in dhaka with yunus on may 12 to see how to kickstart
youth's involvement in the free online university yunus announced at climax of 10th skoll world championships
are a few examples emerging from youth's freedom to understand actions beyond theory
to dr yunus is to build courses through linking up maximum 12 minute presentations - for example this is the most workable
format at coursera where presentation modules comprise a you-tube style video with an accompanying set of slide
12.1 Apart from financial
literacy mentoring skills, what sorts of skills does a grameen bank branch manager need to be able to serve the 60 village
centre visits that a grameen branch makes each week to 60 members at a time
12.2 One of Bangladesh's greatest innovations in transforming value chains
to fully integrate the poorest is microfranchises. Some microfranchises have replicated over 100000 jobs with the same sustainable
job description across the village centres. Can we see a league table of most job-creating microfranchises - past and current?
Also which of these may be most specific to Bangladesh, and which could be most transferable?
12.3 Dr Yunus has been described by Members of US Congress as a genius economist
and great humanitarian. Could he clarify some of the economic design rules that he believes are most important for all youth
- be these aiming to be job creating in developing world or the developed world? Where/how can we scale this debate so that
all economists and politicians transparently engage in which of dr yunus' pro-youth economic principles they value and which
12.4 Dr Yunus has been experimenting with mobile apps in village longer than any banker or economist.
In Year 17 of these experiments, what would he recommend as hottest apps that all youth and microcredit leaders should know
about and what segment as vital apps depending which other services beyond finance a particular MFI was founded to communally
- usaid value chain course http://microlinks.kdid.org/training-group/learning-value-chain-basics
- http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1131986697/obama-mama mapping value chains
appears to be one of biggest innovations in usaid since obama's commencement in 2009. Two reasons why this should be no surprise
are: his mother's pioneering work on microcredit in indonesia in 1980s; current head of usaid is fanatical about how to apply
crop science to change value chains in all food security croips most relevant to every locality
Trust: How and Why do The Economist and
Muhammad Yunus map pro-youth economics
In 2013 , The Economist
celebrates its 170th birthday as the mediator of end hunger and pro-youth economics. During the 40 years my father Norman Macrae worked at The Economist he developed Entrepreneurial Revolution as the genre for investing in how the net generation creates 3 billion new jobs:
a 100000 hub model grounded round its members networking- originally village centers of 60 poorest mothers were community
market, knowledge-action space as well as weekly banking practice communities. This bottom-up structure became mobilised in
1996 with grameen phone. So yunus social womens networks have had longer than anyone to test the most life saving apps which
is why from 2011 he concluded that nurses would become the most valued vilage networkers of live saving apps; also in 1996
the energy division. grameen shakti was born -see the briliant biography "Green Energy for a Billion Poor" by
| 1 billion clean energy |
1 billion celebrating how to web the billion times more collaborative technology of e-
1 billion - community sustaining jobs - the simplest definition of a peaceful and loving world required
for the borderless 3rd millennum (and the most exciting goals youth can co-produce) is one where the next child can be born
in any community (global village) and have a fair chance of growing up entrepreneurially free and happy - as wished for in
click pic to download journal of pro-youth economics
so on behalf of The Economist founder James Wilson,
my dad, and all friends of dr yunus or Bangladesh's bottom-up pro-youth economics at 42 - please tell us of places -eg Scotland, Japan, Alabama, North Carolina - where we can we bridge the 100000 grameen hubs with hubs wherever youth
(and specially girl power's nursing networks) compete to collaboratively create jobs
co-published by NormanMacrae Family Foundation NMFound.net projects yunusbook.com hubsworld.net grameeneconomics.com microeducationsummit.com worldclassbrands.tv yunus.tv http://yunuscity.ning
Charter of Grameen Bank
q1 What would world uniquely miss if grameen bank had never existed-
A1 Youth Investment Banking just at decade 2010s when worldwide youth could be 10 times more productive than ever before (discuss) particularly serving 3 half of the world's populations - youth women poorest
q1a what would the world miss without girl power? A1a I need
help (eg from journalists like Michael Palin) in answering this question but suspect sustainability of communities and
cross-cultural celebrations are goodwill multiplying impacts of girl empowerment -more technically I am a keynsian
in believeing that the family is the basic molecule of value exchnage economics so see empowerment of girls, youth and parents
as highly inter=retaled wherever social networkng -and indeed all media - leads to positive outcomes by and for all the
q2 What would the world uniquely miss if the first three services of Grameen Bank
hadn't been loans, savings, carrots?At Grameen Bank , the membership owners as the world poorest
mothers, decided the purpose of family savings: investing in next generation's productivity
- especially their children's health and job-creating education. They were mentored in the
purpose of loans: to optimise your microentrepreneurial lifetime income
generating capacity through valued community services - and that back in 1980 the most economical franchise for a bank
was a vilage centre of each 60 vilage women where they could pracrice not only laons and savings once a week but own a community
marketpllace and knowledge sharing hu8b. So how did carrots become the 3rd service bank managers brought on their weekly visits.
Yunus noticed that most of the vilage infants were night blind- health experts told him this was caused by insufficient vitamins
in childrens diets.This could be simply cured by helping mothers introduce carrots int meals. So bank managers started bringing
one cent packets of carrot seds, vegetable gardens started twinning with every 60 village mother centre, and organic carrot agriculture became a microentreprenurial buisness of healthcare's integration in village development.
Q4 What is the most economic space for banking branches designed round community's inter-generational
invetsments in sustainability? A4 Designing a bank branch as a social
network of job creation seemed very valuable as long as ways of innovating this banking architecture could be celebrate
over time. 15 years after the vilage centre and vegetable garden branching of Grameen, the idea moved up a
level where the banking centre also became the hub of sharing mobile telecoms. 15 years later today;s big chalenge is whether
casheless mobile banking goes branchless or is still integrated around 100000 hub centres. Both experiments are being tried
out as bangladesh races to be asian region's straqtegic leader of bank a billion - the next billion people who couldnt
be banked for until technology made dealing with 5 cent transactions affordable
q5 Given that
in the early 1980s the pass book in which mothers kept their savings account became the most visible innovation illiterate
villagers had ever seen - the question arose- what adversisement should appear on the grameen bank pass book front cover?
A5 It was entrepreneurally discovered that an illustration of oral rehydration
and weekly discussions of how to hub this knowledge was the greatest value multiplier of rural village ads.
from first 40 years of Entrepreneurial Revolution genre est. The Economist 1972
Tomorrow's workshop -2 billion people - novel suggestions for East Asia
The Economist. Saturday, 7 May 1977.
Pages s7-s11. Vol 263, issue 6975.
Economist Remembrance party 2010
and leaflet for rembrance party world series with Unacknowledged Giant's last article
valuing net generation's 3 billion jobs 1984
intrapreneurial now 82 The Economist. Saturday, 17 April 1982.
Pages 47,48. Vol 283, issue 7233.
Asia pacific worldwide century 1975 The Economist. Saturday, 4 January 1975.
Pages 15-18. Vol 254, issue 6854.
Tomorrows Capitalism ER 1976 (European co-translator - a young Romano Prodi) .The Economist. Saturday, 25 December 1976.Pages 41-43. Vol 261, issue 6956.
The Next Forty Years 1972 : Norman Macrae first argues for blending the roles of exponential economics and
future historian. Checklist: macroeconomic short-term fixes prompted by world wars needing urgent addressed if world's financial
system is not to collapse in 2010s
The Economist. Saturday, 22 January 1972.
Pages s5-s8. Vol 242, issue 6700.
Economical Futures of healthcare 1984
Towards Celebrating The Future Without Politicians 1992 The Economist. Saturday, 21 December 1991.
Pages 17-20. Vol 321, issue 7738.
Japan's lessons for developers 1962 The Economist. Saturday, 8 September 1962.
Pages 57-61. Vol 204, issue 6211.
Can you help us with the most relevant Q&A on The Grameen Bank
- background I started reseraching Bangladesh's exciting contributions to mobilising net generation's productivity and
dreams in 2005 . This was the last 7-year project to be directed by my father Norman Macrae of The Economist ...
Dad didnt quite make it passing in 2010. So his remembrance parties are one way of action debriefing
people on my 20 interviews with muhammad yunus, the birthday wish parties with yunus we helped co-sponsor in Dhaka and Glasgow;
the yunus 2000 bookclub (and other microeconomics bookclubs we help mediate); the journal of pro-youth economics launched
with Adam Smith Scholars at Galsgow University as the biggest wish of Yunus's 7th decade we felt capable of developing as
a worldwide youth collaboration (more at www.yunus10000.com )
Q Where to go to partner with microcredits that offer
the most productive youthworldbanking? Time permitting we try to track this at www.microcredit.tv by converging information from massinve data logs like http://yunuscity.ning.com but truth be told a most reliable space is www.wholeplanetfoundation.org - wholefoods is on a mission to double every 3 years the support it structures in developing jobs in communities
where it sources products for America's most nutritious supermarket. By 2011 it had helped make its first million (jobs sustainable).
To do this it needs to choose partnerships with the most trusted microcredits around the world. Beyond the original
Bangladeshi microcredits, some of our favorites are www.jamiibora.org in kenya, www.microloanfoundation.org in Malawi a country the Macrae family has a particular concern for, and affiliates of www.adie.org the most sensible microbabanking network yet availabe for ending unemployment across Europe - if you have
any experiences of these 3 organsiations tat you want to be relayed to their founders we will be happy to help do this.
what is happening to Grameen inside Bangladesh? Summer 2012-2013 sees Bangladesh enter an election year that may have
the most critical impact of any in this young 42 year-old country's evolution. As this web's editors are not experts in Muslim-Spring
politicians, we prefer to refer you to ... more
what is yunus and youth ambassador10000 project? we were first briefed
on this by Yunus at Bali microcreditsummit in 2008. Our understanding: its the search for 10000 youth whose collaboration mindsets are most like Yunus and top
50 investnent projects that youth's net generation can spend their time co-producing the race to poverty museums - and ending
unemployment everywhere . For more see www.youth10000.com
how are Norman Macrae remembrance parties progressing pro-youth economics? - three have been staged to date
- At The Economist Boardroom; celebrated Bangladesh at 40 with leading actors of Grameen Scotland; helped to understand the UK's most influential connectors of worldwide microenergy entrepreneurship (Grameen Green) including family shareholders of The Economist, Royal family members, bbc nature correspondents and why not sustainability
leaders you know?
- At Hub Westminster, celebration of South Africa's invitation to youth to co-create the virtually
free university movement - coordinated by taddy blecher and mobilised by mandela partners such as branson, google africa and kiva. The Grameen Nursing college is both a leading exemplar
of growing free university youth and with its healthcare economic goal of ending nurseless villages a yunusworld partners top 50 project born in scotland
- At Japan Embassy, Norman's favourite nation for win-win world trade
economics invites wizard tech youth from Japan, Bangladesh and why not your sphere of net generation brilliance (eg 1 ) to open source the global village networking economy faster than any network of big bankers can collapse it
transcript of 40 minute video interview of Mrs Nurjahan Begum July 2008- Female co-founder of Grameen Bank 1976 and leader
researcher on 16 Decision culture of what village mothers wanted to invest in across generations
2011 The Grameen Bank has existed for 35 years of the wonderful entrepreneneurial nation of Bangladesh- 40 years old in 2011.
BACK FROM THE FUTURE
In 2011 The Grameen Bank took a new trajectory. At the end
of 2010, apparent shareholdings were 97% poorest members of The Grameen Bank; 3% government.
After 7 years of concept
development, The Grameen Bank was founded by a special Bangladeshi Law in 1983. In 2011, there have been legal disputes that seem to depend on who the judiciary reports to as to whether this
law separated The Grameen Bank from general laws that apply to other banks regulated by Bangaldesh parliament. One of these
general laws is that the managing director of a bank has to get permission from top of government to continue office after
60 - whether or not the majority of the shareholders -or board - wish this change. Another area of dispute is whether
government intervention in the bank - should it cause the need to refinnace the bank - can be a valid reason for chnaging
ownership away from the poorest and towards government officials.
Q Who founded and led the bank until the end
A) There were 4 co-founders led by Muhammad Yunus. Up until the end of 2009 they acted as the most productive
34 year old team of entrepreneurial revolution (as studied since 1976 survey coining the term in The Economist). The youngest co-founder, Dipal Barua left at the end of 2009 over a dispute which seems to involve how to spend the
$1mn dolar prize awarded to Dipal on behalf of Graeem Shakti as the world's favorite example of solar energy grassroots
networking. By Spring 2011, Muhamamd Yunus was forced out of managing directorship of The Grameen Bank on the sole legal grounds
of being over 60. Mrs Begum, the female co-founder was asked to be acting managing director of the bank until Auguat 2011.
The government then appointed Muhammad ShahJan.
Our blog posts some links tio the view sof
... 1 key success factors women & open source ...
Muhammad Yunus 1 Bloomberg Video July 2011 NY
Nurjahan Begum 1 2008 video interview July 2008 during visit celebrating nobel museum opening in dhaka and promise by Nobel Judge made to 1000 youth to support them as co=heroines
and co-geroes of net generation
Saturday, May 25, 2013
first non-financial service of Grameen Bank Answer1
10:49 am edt
The Carrot Seed
In Bangaldesh's early years , culture forbad Dr Mohammad Yunus from talking directly to his female customers
in the village - so he talked a lot to the village children who joyfully come out in large numbers to celebrate a visitor.
He was horrified to see that most of these children became blind as it got dark. He asked some medical friends for an explanation.
They said the children's diet must be very poor in vitamins. Simiplest cure- eat vegetables. So bank managers were instructed
to deliver small bags of carrot seeds which the customers (village mothers) bought at 1 cent per bag; and a vegetable garden
started to pop up along side every village banking centre. So popular did these vegetables become that for several years
Grameen became the biggest retailer of carrot seeds in the counry, and night blindness started to be ended as a childrens
illness. Vegetable eating and growing is celebrated in the 16 Decisions- a mission statement that is communally memorized
whenever grameen customers and bank manager meet.
Bonus question - name 2 other times when nutrition was a huge
raison d'etre for dr yunus or grameen bank?
Answer - in 1974 seeing a million people die of famine motivated Dr Yunus
to take his students out of the university and into the villages to look for end hunger solutions. In 2005, the idea of global grameen
was born while Dr Yunus was discussing with the global milk-foods corporation Danone
how the could partner in the race to end poverty. Another good answer is: Grameen as the world's most economical provider
of nursing university sees valuable village connections that girls expertise in nursing and nutrition can link in.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Mohammad Shahjahan, a deputy managing director (MD) of Grameen Bank, took over as the acting managing director
of the institution Tuesday, officials said.
12:00 pm edt
He replaced Nurjahan Begum, who went into LPR (leave preparatory to retirement) on Sunday.
Earlier on July 26, Shahjahan was promoted to the post of
deputy MD from that of general manager.
“I am on routine LPR. There is no issue of forced retirement,” Nurjahan said.
She took over as the acting MD of the microlender after Professor
Muhammad Yunus stepped down May 12 following his removal by the central bank. She had co-founded the bank in 1976 being the
female leader of the project team led out of Chittagong University by Muhammad Yunus and Professor Latifee. Her dialogues with
early Grameen members identified the 16 Decision culture (what poorest village mothers believed needed to be communally
and individually done to end poverty) that has guided every investment and social business partnership The
Grameen Bank made between 1976 and 2010.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Acting managing director frrom mid August 2011
6:54 am edt
Mohammad Shahjahan, general manager of Grameen Bank, has been made acting Managing Director of the troubled micro-finance
institution to stand in Nobel laureate Prof Yunus` place until a new MD takes over.
The decision was taken at a
board-of- directors meeting of the GB on Tuesday evening.
A five-member committee was also formed to pick and choose
a new MD.
Sources said the nine female members of the board of directors of Grameen Bank created pressure on the
board to extend its tenure and appoint the sacked MD, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, as ‘MD Emeritus’.
member of GB agreed to make any comment in this regard.
Grameen Bank chairman Khandaker Mozammel Haque presided
over the meeting held at Grameen Bank Bhavan in city’s Mirpur area. All the nine female members, acting MD Nurjahan
Begum and the government-selected directors attended the meeting.
Acting MD Nurjahan Begum will go on retirement
on August 14 and Mohammad Shahjahan will take over the charge on August 15.
Mohammad Shahjahan would be posted
as Deputy Managing Director before being catapulted to the position of stand-in Managing Director.
completed master`s from Accounting Department of Dhaka University in 1977. Later, he also completed master`s degree from Finance
Department of the same university.
Earlier on March 2, the government removed Nobel laureate Prof Mohammad Yunus
as Managing Director of the Grameen Bank he founded for lending to the poor, as a Norwegian media documentary on shady fund
transfer rattled his position in his micro-finance institution.
Transparency Note - Article from media
source with ownership ties connected to PM Hasina.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Global Views of why Bangladesh 2011 is as important to the world and to its people as Japan 1961
7:38 am edt
Transparency; This view remembers my father who :was at The Economist as it grew from 3rd ranked national weekly to one of a kind global viewspaper
1962 article Consider Japan as the most exciting nation to trade with inh 1960s and whose 2008 article Consider Bangaldesh
as most exciting nation to network youth's millennium goals with
As an internationalist Scot, dad's celebration
of entrepreneurship didnt believe much in big economic gurus. What excited him -and microeconomists who valued him - included
deep context knowhow underscoring simple intergenerational trend measures. A simple one is: which places have
relentlessly increased life expectancy and productivity of families - by definition growing life expectancy and sustainable
growth of a nation go together, Better still these dynmaics grow all -especially neighbours- who positively
interconnect with such an exciting place learning what it has uniquely dioscovered; there is more for the world to action
learn from rural banagladesh's hubbing of innovation communities at its first 40 years of generation than anywhere
I can map; to clarify my final bias this is what dad and I were writing in 1984 about the need for the net generation to chnage economics and mediation or heroic goals
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Mrs Begum Interview made July 2008
2:15 pm edt
JY 2011 Yunus Sees Need to Overhaul Lending Policies of Banks All Over the World
1:36 pm edt
Muhammad Shah Jahan quoted in June 2010
Key Success of Grameen Bank: Women and Open Source
1:27 pm edt
Microfinance institution in Bangladesh, Grameen Bank, founded by Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus of Economics in 2006
acknowledged the economy had become the driving wheel of a country. Inevitably, they also become an example for other countries.
turns out that success can be achieved this financial institution
because of two main factors: Namely women and open source. Why is that?
to Muhammad Shah Jahan, the General Manager and Chief Financial Officer
of Grameen Bank, almost 97% of Grameen Bank clients totaling 25 million are women.
she was family oriented, on the values of kindness. They will consider the family, his children before they act,” he
said during a conversation after the workshop ‘Microfinance Business & Information Technology’ Vision Sharing
held at the Royal Plaza, Singapore.
The man who is also
deputy Muhammad Yunus added that ordinary women to act more responsibly and honestly because more attention to this family.
difference is with men, he added, which tend to be less indifferent to the family. In fact, often betrayed wife and kids when
“Based on experience, our female customers very obedient compliance with loan installment. Therefore, the total loan
repayment rates reached 97.11 percent. The ratio of bad loans
of less than 3 percent,” said Shah Jahan.
Furthermore, he said that the secret to success is the Grameen Bank
further implementation of information technology based on open source.
“We’re not a rich country. Half the
people we are poor. Thus for IT infrastructure, we use crude
and cheap-cheap. Open source is our best choice,” he said.
One of the open source-based application that became the mainstay of Grameen Bank is MIFOS (Microfinance Opensource).
These applications implement the concept of web based management information system.
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