YouthWorldAffairs -what if new york was rated by sustainability goals generation world class at jobs-connecting education as well as investment banking and media - join our meetings preparing before and after collaborations with WISE@UNGA UN sept 2018

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

friends of columbia uni china networks monthly meeting 1 preparing to celebrate wise@UNGA -celebrating wise as the education laureates network inaugurated around sir fazle abed in 20111 by un eminent lady from qatar

the use world series: paris feb 2019; UNGA sept 2018; accra may 2018: qatar nov 2017; madrid february 2017;  beijing nov 2016; tunisia  spring 2016; qatar annually 2011- 2015; the wise laureates -

2015 - Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Afghanistan  
2014 - Ms Ann Cotton, The United Kingdom  girl schools africa
2013 - Ms. Vicky Colbert, Colombia
2012 – Dr. Madhav Chavan,  India 
2011 – Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Bangladesh ===================

NY Nov meetingattended by
amy chen -columbia uni's eminent rep at un is professor j sachs; china's commisioner for education jack ma is china's eminent delegate to un; amy attended sir fazle abed's 80th birthday party and was asked by the abed family to pilot china-bangaladesh gorls friendship newsletter

thorkil sonne - creating million jobs for youth with autism'

ed resor calaloguing worldwide open learning rachel/world possible and 45th year of friending south sudan; 21st year of investing in bangladswh mobile partnerfships with vilage women ( muhammad yunus bangladesh un eminent person and sir fazle abed)

chris macrae - norman macrae foundation has arranged brand chartering youth journalists
8 trip to beijing geared to 40 yers since norman macrae survey of the future of chinese youth as pivotal to 21st c sustainablity goals curricula

15 trips to bangladesh to help adam smith scholars launch journal of social business and to celebrate sir fazkle abed as top 3 world reord jobs creatoor,
rips ro wise & beijing @madrid @ qatar 2017
 online library of norman macrae--;

apologies for absence 
mark thornton - past head of jp morgan private banking UK ; entering 10th year of supporting knowledge of how bangladesh village women built the 8th most poppulous nation which began in 1971 with next to nothing

javeed - devoting rest of his life to improving education for india's youth 
Javeed MIRZA
Convener, MEI (Mass Education Initiative)

friends from other wise related netwoirks
marta vernet from wise spain - coordinates experiential learning at american interional school of barcleona

austrian coders of cultural app for classroom and ancestry service for busiensses to profile diversity of their staff- a wuse acceleratir prolject 2017-2018

Thursday, November 23, 2017

new york is home to some of the greatest communities for all projects - eg singforhope.org co-founded by muhammad yunus daughter monica and camille pisarro

down the east coast belt we have the special olympics headquarters in dc and the beyond the classroom action networks of the union baptist educational system in baltimore- the union has the personal blessing of pope francis- where the vatican university organises the annual celebration

it was announced today that the pope francis and china have gone many levely beyond ping pong diplomacy with art diplomacy- arts exhibits are being exchanged between the Vatican and the forbidden city - long may the world's greatest servant leaders inspire us all

Wednesday, November 22, 2017



EAA (Education Above All) is the main lever of working in Education.
It's revised Mission States that "To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for vulnerable and marginalized people especially in the developing world, as an enabler of human development". It envisions bringing new life chances, real hope and opportunities to improve the lives as of Poor and margonalised children, youth and women especially in the developing world.

SDG goal 4 calls for equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university. Likewise, the goal aims to increase the number of youth and adults with relevant skills, including technical and vocational, for employment and entrepreneurship.
The SDG targets also expect to eliminate gender disparities in Education and ensure equal access to all levels of Education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including those with disabilities, indigenous peoples, and children in vulnerable situations. They also aim to ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy.

EAA has 3 strategic drivers: amplifying Impact, enhancing knowledge, and strengthening its reputation as a global leader in Education.
Their focus areas are:
Out of school children (OOSC)
Children and Youth in conflict
Syrian conflict
Extreme Poverty
Child labor
Child soldiers
Marginalised girls

They have 3 strategic themes: global recognition, thought leadership, and impact.
Global leadership is to be recognized as a world leader in field of Education of vulnerable and marginalised populations.
As an Advocate for Education, influencing education policy, programs and practices.
To make a difference through programs, initiatives and projects that have measurable impact in high-need and internationally visible education topics.
To create a high performing organization with an organizational culture that consistently measures and communicates impact and value.

Values and Principles:
The Right to Education for all. It is a human right and an enabler of other rights.
Collaboration. It works in collaboration with others so as to avoid duplication of effort.
Diversity. It reflects the diversity of the population it supports
Equality. No discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability or any social characteristic (caste).
Innovation. Will pursue new creative ideas that have the potential to influence the world.
Transparency. To be open and honest in all its dealings with everyone the foundation works with and with each other.

Educate a child program (EAC)
This is its flagship program taking up around 50% of its budget with a goal to reach 10 million out of school children (7.1 million target already achieved by 2016) and is implemented in 48 countries. Cofunders give between 50 to 60% of the budget. BHARATI is its biggest cofunders in India. On an average around $100 is spent per child. In India, EAC spent around 50 million riyals while cofunders spent 52 million to educate 565000 youth.

A critical feature of EAC is context-specific programming, as opposed to a "one size fits all" project design. Beacause OOSC (out of school children) are marginalised by a number of barriers, sensitivity to their specialised learning needs and removal of obstacles they face in a particular country or region requires flexibility and adaptability.

EAC highlights
The CEO of EAC, Dr Mary Joe Pigozzi, recieved " Education leadership award" at the World Education conference 2016.

EAC publications include Accelerated Education Programming for faster learning for Adults who have lagged behind.
Education and the SDG's shows relationship between education impact SDG4 and each of the other SDGs and
Education Impacts the SDGs, showing how quality education contributes to achieving other SDGs.

EAC has a Monitoring and Evaluation system (M&E) where data and information on the outcomes is compiled.Every 6 months, partners submit dataset directly to the online server, along with technical and financial reports of progress towards targets, challenges encountered, and mitigation strategies to address them. Data submitted undergoes a rigorous quality assurance review for accuracy and then reported on the website etc.
EAC spends around 15% of its budget on Nonprogram costs and 18% on administration.

The Strategic Policy and Research directorate (SPR) identifies focus areas and and specific goals to most effectively serve the community and it's partners.
The SPR will work on Policy and Research providing detailed briefings and advise on economic. Educational, social, and foreign policy trends related to emerging issues and relevant topics.
It will work on Strategy and on the steering of the foundations overall direction.. strategic planning, strategy landscape analysis, strategic implementation, and endorsement of program units and strategies.
It will work on Monitoring and Risk Management of the organization programs and initiatives. It also works to improve the foundations management systems through assessment, action plans, and implementation of risk management methods.
It's future approach is to work on SDG 4 goals and work within the Wave 2 strategy.

EAA draws ist strength from its collaboration. The approach used is one of scalability. We align with partners who are already active in key areas and support them with resources, knowledge and network. For information on how to become an EAA partner, contact:

Strategic Partners
Made with organizations that have a global reach and a similar mission and vision and are able to support EAA with advise and access to resources and networks
Implementing partners
These are those that have demonstrated understanding of the obstacles faced by out of school children and have implemented successful approaches to enable children to overcome these obstacles in order to access and complete a quality primary education.
Advocacy partners
They bring expertise, energy, and persuasive influence to get focus and action in support of out of school children's education
Resource Partners
Those who contribute to EAAs mission through providing with what works in reaching out of school children. Innovation in developing the most practical, appropriate, and affordable Means to addressing the obstacles faced by out of school children. And financial resources that helps close the funding gap for primary education.
To become a partner goto: www.!/partners.

In a statement from the Founder, Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser States " At EAA, we have a comprehensive approach to Education that aims to enable human development by improving access for vulnerable and marginalised people, wherever they maybe.
The EAA programs are delivered through our strategic implementing partners.
Collaboration for Strength is the essence of EAA... bringing to gather small grassroot NGO's. UN agencies, from human rights bodies to selected multinational corporations."

The Vocational and Technical Educations seems to be a minor area within the EAC, even though SDGs give it high importance. Clarify on this.
What is the Wave 2 strategy?

Monday, November 20, 2017

new york's implementation of pre school for 50000 4 year olds cited as best case in

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Once every four years youth and teachers travel the globe to celebrate creative youth in front of the White house- our Chinese networks travelled the furthest - we represent nearly quarter of world's youth, but since China has only opened out to the world since 1976 most of our parents dont know much about Global Affairs -making YouthGlobalAffairs especially important for Chinese to explore

ICAF gave chance to interview so many different peoples and by contacting former China Interns of ICAF this could be the best first 5 days event spent abroad if you want to kickstart your own capacity to translate globaL affairs

China relaunches G20 in era of sustainability goals

Wow i wasnt expecting this- China convened G20 summer 2016 around the greatest sustainabiloity collaborations ever announced
Lets see how
then India
then Argentina build on such collaborations as Jack Ma's EWTP

Jinpings leadership of Climate Consensus
Jinping and Asian Infrastructure Bank investments in One Belt One Road
Jack Ma's EWTP

Suddenly China needs to translate its DEVELOPMENT visions all over the world and vice versa

Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma is urging G20 nations to set up digital free trade zones that would enable small businesses worldwide to bypass complex regulations and protectionist trade policies that hinder global commerce. “In most countries SMEs contribute more than 50 percent of GDP and an even higher percentage of employment,” said Ma this week at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a three-day international conference on economic issues confronting Russia and the world. Yet SMEs are shut out of global markets by obstacles such as complex regulations and market-entry regimes that only large companies can navigate, as well as a lack of access to financing, he said. “Over the past 20 or 30 years, financial systems were designed for the 20% of companies that are big multinationals, leaving 80% of businesses with no space to grow,” Ma said. During two appearances at the St. Petersburg forum—Ma participated in a panel discussion and gave a speech—China’s most visible internet entrepreneur said he wants to reduce barriers by establishing what he calls the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP), a web-based body driven by small businesses that he envisions as a successor to the World Trade Organization. “The WTO did a wonderful job in past years, and I think globalization is good,” he said. But the WTO has failed to make progress for many years because of conflicts among member governments and multinational corporations, many pushing protectionist trade agendas. “We cannot wait for the government negotiation, let’s do something simple and easy to move things ahead,” he said. This would include not only the establishment of the eWTP but also setting up a digital version of the fabled Silk Road trade routes between Europe and Asia. Ma wants to create a global online trading platform replete with virtual free trade zones for small businesses. These zones would allow small businesses in one country to sell to consumers in another, without anyone having to pay import duties and with speedy customs clearance. “Imagine if SMEs could buy and sell products anywhere in the world with mobile phones and PCs,” he said. “We should build special rules and laws to help small guys move forward,” Ma explained. “Trains have stations, airplanes have airports, boats have docks,” he said. “We need global free trade zones for small businesses, or e-hubs,” Ma said, adding that Russia would be a logical host for a hub connecting Asia and Europe. “We recommend G20 countries to support the Electronic World Trade Platform, which should help to support a new and more open way for global trade,” added Ma, who is the chaiman of the B20 SME Development Task Force, a G20 advisory group. During the forum, Ma spoke on a range of topics, among them ways to address the problem of a vanishing middle class around the world, and how G20 countries ought to create a new type of visa to allow entrepreneurs to travel more freely. To watch a video of Ma’s speech in St. Petersburg, visit the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum website here. To watch the panel discussion, click here.

Monday, December 5, 2016

30 Countries Leaders Unite in Declaring need for greatest #LearningGeneration

wow school entrepreneurs sudenly have a lot of world to do and a lot of leadership friends around the world

Co-covenors : Norway’s PM Erna Solberg,  Chile’s Michelle Bachelet Indonesia’s Joko Widodo,  Malawi’s Peter Mutharika, UNESCO Irina Bokova  acceptance by Ban Ki-Moon

Commissioners Gordon Brown (chair, scotland);  Jim Kim, Jack Ma (China),  Gracia Machel (S Africa), Amartya Sen,

Ananat Agarwal, Jose Manuel Barroso, Felipe Calderon (Mexico), Kristin Clemet (Norway),  Aliko Dangote (Nigeria), Julia Gilard, Bael Raza Jamil (Pakistan), Amel Karboul (Tunisia), Jakaya Kikwete (tanzania), Yuriko Koike (Japan), Anthony Lake (UNICEF), Ju-Ho Lee (South Korea),  Strive Masiyowa Zimbabwe telecom billionnaire,  Teopisyta Biriungi Mayanja (S Korea), Shakira Mebarak Superstar singer from Colombia, Patricio Meller (Chile),  Ngozi Oko0nzo-Iweala (Nigeria), Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi (United Arab Emirates),  Kailash Satyarthi (india),  Theo Sowa (African Women Development), Lawrence Summers, Helle Thorning Schmidt (SAve The Children International)