humanity's last best chance cop26 - collaborations welcome -civilisation is race between education & catastrophe -hg wells
Happy Easter 2021 --special thanks Japan for 60th year of inspiring JFK dialogue what can English speaking world and youth learn from human development of two thirds of our species living in Asia?...change education's 20 happiest ideas 2021-1984(

2021.0 cooperation promises un and others to review at december year end summit - learning passports (fore unicef), every school satellite mapped (for unicef), korea shares its transformation model with world (gordon brown)
2021.1 college coalition that values sdg generation
2021.2 in blended ai education student owns skills certificate
2021.3 story of how new zealand's learning web flipped china education
2021.4 13th year updates of half of all youth unemployable unless -
+1 240 316 8157 -here are some twitter edu lists where we search for edu tranformation
2021.4.1 - coding is like music, sports, maths genii- more personalised experiential learning more genius - data Csikszentmihalyi
2021.4.2 see what singapore means by ai curriculum for every grade- there isnt a livelihood that wont change in 2020s as ai takes over real time operational platforms of sustainability goals - see aiforgood
2021.5 end forced sequence of edu- from 10+ true education designed round : last 2 years child expected at school to bridge apprenticeship in real world; and lifelong returnability
2021.6 every parent/community can gain from benchmark abed pre-school and abed primary - the 2 largest non gov edu franchises in the world
2021.7 ways communities can take back engaged schools: servive learning -american intlschools- barcelona &; dual language scools - jaumont alumni; reverse mentoring by children- eg global dream kids can help illiterated adults rad during one summer vacation; taiwans reverse mentoring - tech wizard youth paired with mentoring goverment ministers- part of how taiwan stayed covid free nation
2021.8 year 13 of nearly free nursing college blends with where did nations learn from covid about last mile health servants shortages
2021.9 TOP 10 missing curricula of millennials as first sd generation- there's agreement on most missing curricula-but not what education system design needed- eg world needs hundreds of millions more last mile health servants but that begins with peer to per adolescent health-an exactly opposite system to hi cost endless exam systems of medics training usa
2020.10 americas forbidden conversations - what does most of nordica mean by we have no bad schools, we dont do standard exams; we dont do lots of homework- we do community engagement as major process of teens education ... that conversation needs to becomes as popular as sports in usa -
2021.11 propostion led by un envoy of education friends -would you willingly go for brain surgery to a place that hasnt changed its systems for 200 years- but thats what we do in sending kids to the "classrom"
2021.12 - what will worlds fav living educator jack ma do next-
4 years ago jacks promise to return to celebrating edu full time after a 24 year absence as one of world's 2 biggest market sounded fun- aliba would lead olympics sponsors through 20s- as jack sad markets such as sports education arts health green cant be reached by mainly commerce platforms- youth ai platforms can- then covid destroyed japans happiest ever relaunch of youth's purpose, and masa son refinanced selling out jack as hs main profitable asset, and the blockchain work jack had started with beijings end poverty policy makers became too hot for ant to handle; meanwhile gutteres and gates took over ma's digital finance cooperation recommendations - hidden away jack ha several universities that are still on the up -the entrepreneur uni at hangzhou; the train africa coding wizards in partnership with kenyan who ran unctad; the superai research faculty of damo- some old notes at
2021.13 what will bezos do next? we understand his university partnership have increasingly become amazon corporate university so execs update skills every 3 years- but couldnt his foundations leak such curricula to an open university coalition- and is bezos the richest man not to connect edu in dev world?
2017- the year that education changed the economics of everyone why can't UN design modula sdg livelihoods curricula
2018 - YouthWorldAffairs -what if new york suburbs such as amazon hq2.2 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
-help map education and sustainability's 7 most wonderful summits for under 30s at xmas 2017 puzzle is it possible to blockchain the world carbon emissions market? summit debrief wise paris march 2019 - fast tracks 09
China's greatest Job Creator; Jack Ma 1 2 -Wise@beijing

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Houlin Zhao
Houlin Zhao 2017.jpg
Zhao in 2017
Secretary-General of the ITU
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Personal details
Born19 June 1950 (age 68)
Jiangsu, China
NationalityChinese China China
Alma materUniversity of Essex, UK
Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Houlin Zhao (Chinese赵厚麟) is the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). He was elected at the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.[1]. ITU is the specialized United Nations Agency for ICT services and technologies promotion, collaboration, and standardization.


Born in 1950 in JiangsuChina, Houlin Zhao graduated from the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and holds a Master of Science degree in Telematics from the University of Essex, UK. Mr Zhao is married and has one son and two grandchildren. He is fluent in three of the official UN languages – English, French and Chinese.[2]

Early career[edit]

From 1986 to 1992, Mr Zhao was a senior staff member in what was then the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (known under its French acronym CCITT), and from 1993 to 1998 in ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, TSB.[2]
Prior to joining ITU, Mr Zhao served as an engineer in the Design Institute of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of China, taking an active role in his country's expert meetings on telecommunication standards and national plans, as well as participating in ITU’s technical Study Group meetings as a Chinese delegate. He contributed seminal articles to a number of prestigious Chinese technical publications, and in 1985 was awarded a prize for his achievements in science and technology with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.[2]
Mr Zhao was elected Director of ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau in Minneapolis, USA in 1998 and re-elected for a second term in Marrakech, Morocco in 2002. During this period, he led consensus based discussions between ITU, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on developing and publishing ‘common terms’ on ‘technically aligned texts’ of standards of these organizations, harmonizing policy approaches to intellectual property rights. This led to the adoption of a Common Patent Policy for ITU/ISO/IEC still in use today.[3]
During his term of office, he also spearheaded the introduction of new efficiency measures to improve ITU's standards-making environment and strengthen its promotion.[2]
He enhanced the strategic partnership between Member States and Sector Members, while initiating and maintaining good relationships with industry members. Under his leadership, ITU enhanced its level of international cooperation with other standards development organizations, and was instrumental in helping bridge the standardization gap between developing and developed countries.[2]

ITU Deputy-Secretary General[edit]

Houlin Zhao, ITU SG
Houlin Zhao was elected ITU Deputy Secretary-General at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey, in 2006, and was re-elected for a second four-year term at the Plenipotentiary Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2010.
As Deputy Secretary General, he assisted the Secretary General, Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré, and coordinated with the other elected officials in successfully managing ITU’s activities and strategies, and maintaining good contacts with members, both national delegations and industry members.[3]
He oversaw the intersectoral coordination of projects and programmes on areas such as the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process, climate change and emergency telecommunications, and accessibility for persons with disabilities (PwD). He also supervised membership reform with the introduction of academic institutions to ITU’s membership, implemented ‘market price’ and ‘membership priorities’.
He also led an ITU delegation to participate in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Brazil, in June 2012. The resulting outcome document — "The Future We Want" — repeatedly highlights the importance of ICT for sustainable development and underlines the need to improve access to ICT, especially broadband networks and services, and to bridge the digital divide.[3]

ITU Secretary-General[edit]

Mr Zhao was elected ITU Secretary-General on 23 October 2014. Speaking after his election, Mr Zhao said, "I feel deeply moved that you have unanimously and enthusiastically elected me as the new Secretary-General of ITU, entrusting me the honour of leading our beloved organization for the next four years. I sincerely thank all of you for your confidence in me." [4]
Addressing the conference after the vote, Zhao told some 2,000 conference participants from around the world that he would do his best to "fulfil ITU's mission, and, through our close cooperation, ensure ITU delivers services to the global telecommunication and information society at the highest level of excellence." [5]
According to a pre-election interview with ITU News, Mr Zhao’s top priorities at ITU Secretary-General are: ITU membership, ITU’s effectiveness and ICT promotion.[3]
His manifesto for the post of Secretary-General is based on three key points: vision, action and harmony.


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