notes on the peoples millennium goal summits 1997-2011

championed in 1997 thru 2011 by queen sofia of spain and hilary clinton, as well as youth and many of the world's great and the good who have supported millennium goals, the last summit of the current series happens november 2011, hosted near Madrid by Queen Sofia


what notes can we linkin to contexualise this most extraordinary 16 yeras of summit networking by people for people, and in particuolar what are boston's most magic connections with this wordlwide phenomenon


cirrespondence 1 with conference production lead team =thanks lisa


zasheem - is there a way that eg you and lisa could work on abstracting say 20 most relevant contributions to 2011 so that this goes into journal that is circulated in spain


(I am not really asking for anything more than presumably already goes on around sam as he works out the best news messages to celebrate at the summit, and which if ever yunus congress testimony hapens what congressmen should read first about microcreditsummit's 15 years of action learning)


some of the definitions of relevance of sams that most excited me over the years are


1 what sam, ingrid and queen sofia launched 2 years ago as the quest to understand how many of 50 southern nations might best action learn from jamii boira and mobile youth microcredit


2 what sam and ingrid seemed to be announcing on ingrid's lecture to JP Morgan HQ  early 2009 that the whole banking world could best action learn from open sourcing knowledge of brac, grameen and jamii bora- ingrid added in a personal remark let youth do reporting of that - she couldnt afford time it would take to deal with another professor hired by big banks


3 as simple reporters, dad and I have never separated micro banking from micro-education from micro health from micro agriculture from micro energy from micro ownership of community markets by poorest - 99% of academics are so fixated with boxed in thinking that they dont begin to explain the 16 decision investment model yunus stewarded on poor's behalf- their definition of ending poverty by ensuring prodictivity of their children- so any papers that connect two or more micro as the very foundation of a microcredit's purpose are relevant so that poverty labs dont spend lots of bucks randomising the wrong impact experiments


if there is a way to get grameen interns to vote for which papers make most sense that would be useful as mrs begum is focusing most of he energy on intern and education issues now; mostofa knows how that is developing day to day with yunus approval, startingh with a fieldvisit to the social business schooling system whose 31000 children brokered peace between their muslim and hindhu adults in the city of lucknow


its a pity we cant pursuade murdoch to issue a special edition of are you smarter than a 5th grader on banking and microcredit - maybe in a years time as his family roots are in journalism and he needs to be helped by journalists who care about youth's future productivity to rediscover what that responsibility means -we are trying to find the appropriate member of the UK royal family to pass that message on to rupert 


if there is anything on china that's worth a punt cos the one thing the chinese will not let happen to microcredit what india did; before 5 sept someone needs to whisper to manmohan singh that infosys and other smart companies need to start partnership experiemnts with yunus in china so that we can get back on track to asian pacific worldwide century


Tomorrow's workshop -

2 billion people - novel suggestions for East Asia

The Economist. Saturday, 7 May 1977.
Pages s7-s11. Vol 263, issue 6975.


The Economist 
Asia Pacific Century
The Economist. Saturday, 4 January 1975.
Page 3. Vol 254, issue 6854.

The embarrassed heir 
The Economist. Saturday, 4 January 1975.
Pages 15-18. Vol 254, issue 6854.




--- On Tue, 30/8/11, Lisa Laegreid

Dear Chris,


At the Summit in Spain, we will have a workshop titled “Discussion of Nationwide Surveys in India and Bangladesh on Client Movement Above the US$1.25 a Day Threshold and on Tools MFIs are Using to Measure that Movement.” The panel will be led by Sajjad Zohir, Research Director, Economic Research Group, Bangladesh. We will have another workshop titled “The Debate on Outreach and Impact of Microfinance: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It.” The session will be chaired by Christopher Dunford, President, Freedom from Hunger, USA, and the discussion will be around a paper authored by David Gibbons, Founder & Chairman, CASHPOR Micro Credit, India. The panelists will include Gloria Campoblanco, Director of CrediMUJER, Movimiento Manuela Ramos, Peru; Annie Duflo, Vice President, Research Director, Innovations for Poverty Action, USA; and  Kathleen Odell, Assistant Professor of Economics, Brennan School of Business, Dominican University, USA.


Also, you might find this January 2011 news release (and the report available there) of interest:


I hope this helps!



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-deming - systems can only co,pound one aim - is yours goal 1 end poverty or what






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co-blog Legatum change the world conference has been announced for 10 May 
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and through Legatum it hosts annual conferences by the digital wizards who first brought mobile telecoms to the world poorest village mothers and their communities with the greatest sustainability crises; I guess but I dont know that the most futuristic square mile tour in the middle east is located in Dubai (the twin capital of Legatum with Boston)

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