lINKS 1 2 Thanks to Jen-Hsun best decade AI collection- 8000 cases improving peoples communal computation, data & brains - 2025rEPORT.COM year 75 of Neumann & Economist briefings- : 4 JULY 2024 last 80 days of ECONOMISTDIARY.COM

Sunday, May 29, 2022

early sightings colleges seek to host million student teach-in earth day march 2022

 December Education Free VIRTUAL Summits :Yidan-HK Dec 5 WISE Qatar Dec 7 -9

DUBAI Youtube Replay FEATURING 4 UN branches (not free not virtual?)
thanks to qatar and bloomberg now on-demand replay..offering best case yet of fazle abed's 30th hunicorn 5.6

in contrast to unicorns, we search for hunicorns- multi billion dollar human knowhow networks too valuable for exiting investors or party politics; we were privileged to visit bangladesh's fazle abed 15 times in his last 10 years and aim to share notes on how billion women empowered of extreme poverty through mobilising hunicorns -dates in 21-22 staging global sustainability summits where abed partners (largest ngo web in world) expected to impact include

NOVEMBER - CLIMATE COP26 GLASGOW 1 2 3. OCTOBER BIODIVERSITY KUMNING: INFRASTRUCTURE AIIB DUBAI: G20 italy; September unga76 ny; August weforum singapore; May yidan europe oxford...
digital april - fuzhou apr 25;; green summit in april: 13 sees bnef - 22 sees earth day with biden hosting virtual leadership call-actions speaker louder than words joe- followed up by next bloomberg open green summit april 26/7 - free virtual for worldwide citizens .. next virtual celebration with 45000 teachers t4-vidas oct 2021 -help map t4cop26 nov 2021 first time this century glasgow on world stage- we want to make sure we celebrate glasgow u and sdg's greatest alumn fazle abed ...ideas rsvp 2021 - valuing humanity most collaborative year - leap forward 1 covid; 2 to green; 3 to investing in lifelong education & all under 30s sdg livelihoods not under half-see dubai december 1
60 years ago dad published two serial surveys over 15 years in The Economist: on how two thirds of people who are Asian sought to rise from less than 15% of markets to at least half and how those who played best above zero-sum games with von neumann innovations could most advamce mankind- in spite of john f kennedy's post to learn abou this- i dont know of any american academics who did....emembering Norman Macrae at The Economist
Dad lost his battle with cancer in 2010 but not before inviting young female journalists to 10 years of visiting Fazle Abed in Bangladesh - what we found will appear at and as well as Glasgow U's Journal of Social Business

thank you brac & fazle abed & asian women preventing greatest bureaucratic mistake ever made in english

hg wells - civilisation is a race between education and disaster…

the archives of fazle abed

how 1 billion women ended extreme poverty building world's largest ngo partnerships round livelihood education, health & ...catalogue of solutions 50 years in the networking

STARSteacher who's who valuing future of 2020s sdg youth most

keTry has called 2021 humanity's last best chance year - next global zoom by un on actions 25th march-
2021 major summit maps -weforum series - january davos; may moved to august singapore; cop26 november glasgow; g20 italy october; dubai most exciting edu expo ever in december; biodiversity cop may kunming; aiib infrastucture uae october; unga76 ny sept; ai earth and sdgs year round geneva itu ; year round university coalitions; year round trillion dollar sector purposes including 300 trillion dollar western pensions :14 trillion dollar and rising covid sector- you tell us rsvp
....japan is making about 10 exciting contributions to united nations 48 hour sdg actions zoom in 2 weeks - you can see both the japan and global program here - if anyone from your side participates actively- it would be good to know- we are aiming to find yourg sherpas from any sustainable city to the youth fringe of cop26 glasgow- now that tokyo is having no guests at olympics will you be doing any virtual platform; i will be trying to renew contact with japan society assuming unga76 will return to normal- are you expecting to be in ny again ? i will use my linked in space to make action calendars between now and glasgow whilst at same time inserting ads on 50 years of fazle abeds deepest partners country/city notes #br0 china #br1.1 japan #br1.2 s. korea #br1.3 singapore-hk-taiwan #br1.4 rest asean #br2.1 bangladesh #br2.2 india #br2.3 pakistan #br2.4 rest south asia #br3 russia #dr4 rest lanblocked north-central asia #br4 europe excluding eu nordica britain; #br5 west europe #br6 north america #middle east or west asia #br8 arctic circle #br 9 africa #b10 latin america#br11 un...260 years after adam smith first questioned the futures of humans and machines- glasgow university union sat nov 6 (middle weekend cop26) invites ideas on staging humanity's most urgent summit since birth of united nations san francisco opera house 1945..JFK put about 10000 young american brains on one decade- long networking goal- race to the moon; although usa today has about 100 million under 30 brains, its elders & educators have never since freed 10000 brains to any goal in spite of fact that and EntrepreneurialRevolution are now most exciting co-creative games ever played ever- is it too late for american youth to be included in tech to sustain the world? click astronaut Garan's urgent collaboration crisis -which seas or continent can you help youth sdg economic map - asia asean africa america arctic europe ..
twitter version of 2025 report

Astronaut Ron Garan: urgent collaboration crisis
Astronaut Ron Garan poses massive collaboration challenge ,,
Future of :health; culture; energy; finance. education-1960-2025: at The Economist 1960 my family started asking leaders when were they including the people in key market futures assuming the moon race made gordon moores promise that microelectronic engineers will multilpy ai capabilities every decade by 100 fold (to 2030 that's a trillion times moore than man raced to moon with, and needs road maps valuing the most exciting goals humans can linkin we use machine intelligence terms broadly to include everything that the human brain alone is now able to innovate; Economist diary continues to investigate when and where top people meet does anything get shared enabling youth to go great work and become the first sustainability generation.What is ER (Entrepreneurial Revolution)? Searches show that ER is a curriculum for valuing trust and youth especially girls by changing systems of education and community development economics. ER was founded as a media challenge of leadership purpose and friendship across nations at The Economist as man was racing to the moon in the 1960s- it was based on the hypothesis that it would be wise to put a deadline on sustainability system design. At some stage failure to educate and invest in sustainability would become exponentially irreversible. A deadline of 2025-2030 was thought to be wise.
In this worldwide economic model, communications TECH doubles every 7 years from 1946 to 2030- over 4000 times Moore! 2018-2019 is the last but 12th year for action learning sustainability. This diary aims to map the most exciting opportunities of each of the last countdown years
june 2019 luxembourg hosts 100 banking delegations sharing cases on long-term collaborative investment in infrastructure
april 2019 sees 100 national leaders coming to beijing to map sustainable world trade routes integrated round coastal Belts and Roads (eg railRoads & overland grids) as well as the sdg opportunities for cooperation that arise when all communities are linked in to win-win trade and under 30s dreams of being the sustainability generation map top 13 sdg world trade routes 0 inside china, 1 East-Belt,
2 South-Belt; 3NorthBelt
4 centre eurasia &E.Euro; 5 WEuro 6 N.Am; 7 MidEast 8MedSea 9Africa 10LatinAm 11 Arctic Circle 12UN-urgent..
help ALI report 2018-2019 Mass Collaboration 1 2 3 and Sustainability Student Livelihoods Year is turning out weird, at end of year:
june 2019 AIIB (world leader in new dev banking_ is being hosted by EU epicentre of big old banking - luxembourg, and
july sees a truncated year for preparing Japan G20 because somehow Argentina was allowed to postpone Franciscan G20 to Nov 2018 coming after the world bank oct 2018 from indonesia where theme of world development report is Livelihoods, and where the billion dollar bank partnership with aiib aims to be world class benchmark for ending slums. Asean's leading economist Mahbubani brings out his second provocation - have americans lost it, alongside can asians think- it takes 2 to win-win trade as well as tango. This most co-creative student year kicks off from Joburg BRICS in early September the start of the UNGA year sees handover from E Europe to Ecuador meanwhile the newest of Guterres entrepreneurial revolution committees led by melinda gates and jack ma has been asked to report by march 2019 in time for the greatest sustainability summit ever hosted as 100 national leaders collaborate around maps- beijing's BRI May 2019 rsvp with good news special mentions - shanghai hosts first world expo only for foreign exhibitors nov 2018- archives 2013 mainly silk road and BRI - 2012 mainly education

Updates on UN declaration - education is no longer fit for purpose

First declared by  UNESCO & Guterres late 2021; UNESCO & Barcelona in May report optimal fix is to redefine teaching as profession most responsible for sustainability generation - this is also due to be the main resolcable crisis discussed at TNHA Sept 2022 NY

--- news from adma smith and Economist alumni: queries welcome Wash DC

- New york friends are hosting as many real and zoom events as we can up to general assembly september on following dynamics of the education crisis- if you know anyone who would like to join in please say - we have framed the crisis this way so that differ5ent grades of teachers can both discuss the challenge to the ages they are responsible for and upstream downstream system links to younger or older...

.. Education’s Extinction Crisis – we’ve designed world in which less than 1 in 7 kids at age 15 are maximizing LoveQ Development, and this seventh are not openly connected with sustainability of their generation ...................................................................................How do we know this? Both through Asian Women Empowerment research since 1972 and recent UN research of what educators say matters most every 3 years of Child’s Development. Within most national systems another third of kids are being lost every 3 years from most vital human Intel & emotions

 ...............................................How did this all go wrong?-My father at The Economist kept a diary showing over 50 years of  failure since 1950 to collaboratively mediate Gift of of Von Neumann’s generation of 100 times more tech (AI) per decade locally & globally. Dad had met Von Neumann in Princeton 1951 and Neumann mentored Economist journalists to scoop the question of 100 times more!

One 2020s solution? #Aiforgood & UN2.0 as SDG Digital paradigm for ESG governance of largest organisations uniting humans. We can also learn since 1972 from Asian poverty alleviation women's networks inspired by Paulo Freire to build nations' education and sustainability collaborations across generations

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

sdg best of month pick from (swap learnings rsvp est 1984 The Economist & extinction generation edition eta 2023 (also 100th year since birth of dad norman)

WELCOME To the 2022 Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Forum (5-6 May 2022)


Just Released! A new podcast featuring the two co-chairs Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya (Ukraine) and Ambassador Kennedy Godfrey Gastorn (Tanzania)-"How can we use science, technology, and innovation (STI) in achieving a sustainable future?" is now available on all major podcast platforms! Tune in and listen to the co-chairs of the 2022 STI Forum speak about science, innovation and technology for the future:

Side events start TODAY (4 May)!

The 2022 Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Forum will kick off with a whole day of exciting side events TODAY, 4 May! Please check the list below of 30 side events which you could join on Whova:

TODAY's Side Events Overview



6:00amRole of Green Business Incubator in Developing Green Startups & SME’s for the Climate ResilienceGreenTech Foundation Bangladesh60minutes
7:30amPartnerships for Innovative STEM Teaching & LearningAsia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)60 minutes
7:30amOpen Science Promoted Quality Graduate Education in Global South China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)90minutes
7:30amInnovative Technology Solutions to Marine Pollution in the East Asian Seas RegionUnited Nations Environment Programme & Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia60 minutes
9:00amResearch on innovation as opposed to research in innovation: transforming innovation education for a better tomorrowAfricaLics60 minutes
9:00amUsing a comparative risk framing to strengthen policy decisions for sustainable developmentCarnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs90 minutes
9:00amMetaverse Mindset Project Gratia Christian College UNPRME 60 minutes
9:00amBuilding Back Better with Games, Hands-on Activities, STI for Sustainability and 2030 Agenda HaritaDhara Research Development and Education Foundation (in special consultative status with the UN ECOSOC since 2018)60 minutes
9:00amSaving the Banana: Innovative and Multi-Stakeholder Approaches to Confront the Global Challenge of Fusarium Wilt, Tropical Race 4 Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture60 minutes
9:00amLaunch of a Global Network of AI Centres of Excellence for Sustainable DevelopmentPermanent Mission of Slovenia to the UN 90 minutes
9:00amScience for SDG 14, the Early Careers perspective RedLAtM (Regional Representative LAC Region-MGCY) & LACEMOS60 minutes
9:00amGreen hydrogen windows of opportunity for developing countries UNCTAD90 minutes
9:00amMasterclass on how innovations can transform the path to the 2030 AgendaUnited Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator60 minutes
9:00amInnovation for Sustainability in Our Common Agenda: Partnering With Business to Turbocharge SDG ActionUnited States Council for International Business - USCIB 90 minutes
9:00amYouth-led Solutions for a Better Food FutureWorld Food Forum (by FAO's Youth Committee)75 minutes
10:30amProgress through Partnerships: How can private sector partnerships assist in achieving SDG 2 (zero hunger)?Baha'i International Community90 minutes
10:30amWhy we need local social goods to achieve the Goals - lessons from the World Social Capital Monitor 2021Basel Institute of Commons and Economics75 minutes
10:30amIndigenous Knowledge Research Infrastructure:
A Novel STI Solution to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
CANEUS, FILAC and UNOOSA90 minutes
10:30amDigitalArt4Climate & Blockchain4Climate – Developing the Ecosystem & Digital Skills for SDGs aligned Creative Economy and Climate EntrepreneurshipInternational Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges IAAI GloCha90 minutes
10:30amInnovation for emergency connectivityInternational Telecommunication Union (ITU)60 minutes
10:30amOperationalizing Sustainable Development and Science and Technology Cooperation:  Global StrategiesThe National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine90 minutes
10:30amJust and inclusive clean energy transition in Africa: partnerships with non-State actors for technological and innovative solutions The Permanent Mission of Italy to United Nations90 minutes
10:30amApplying Diverse Knowledge Systems to Address Systemic Risks of Rapid Technological ChangeUnited Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction 90 minutes
10:30amStrategies to Strengthen National and International Policies in Education and HealthWomen's Health and Education Center (WHEC)75 minutes
10:30amXPRIZE Rainforest: Innovating, accelerating and scaling biodiversity technologies for a more resilient futureXPRIZE75 minutes
12:00Nuclear Technologies in the Fight against Marine Plastic Pollution: An IAEA InitiativeIAEA60 minutes
12:00Transforming education for a human-centred approach to STI and SDGs International Labour Organization (ILO); Work Stream 10 of IATT75 minutes
12:00The key role of digital technologies in developing countries to enhance climate action and SDG achievementUnited Nations Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)75 minutes
1:30pmThe role of women-led global co-op networks in addressing gender equality amid COVID-19 and beyondImpact Arts Society 75 minutes
6:00pmNigeria Youth Environment Dialogue 2022Community Action Against Plastic Waste (CAPws)90 minutes

Please note: Side events are hosted by independent organizers and do not reflect the views of the United Nations.


2022 STI Forum Secretariat
The Seventh Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum)

In this episode, we speak with the co-chairs of the Science, Technology, and Innovation or STI Forum–Mr. Sergiy Kyslytsya, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations and Mr. Kennedy Godfrey Gastorn, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations. They both shared their insights on advancing science and technology achievements while also addressing global challenges of inequality, digital divide, inclusion, and climate change, to name a few issues, through collaboration among different actors in society. We need novel ways to mitigate emerging risks to scientific research and we also need to further the collaboration among scientists, researchers, and policymakers in an ongoing dialogue in networks of trust and transparency to address the global challenges.

The STI Forum of the United Nations provides this space for scientific cooperation and collaboration. It is also an important space for reflections on global development problems and discussions on how science, technology, and innovation can help contribute to approaches and solutions to achieve the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. To know more and to register for the upcoming STI Forum, please go to

Want to learn more about sustainable development and learning? Subscribe to SDG Learncast. Visit the UN SDG:Learn website at to get the latest learning offers on the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. The transcript of the podcast is available at 

[Transcript of the podcast]

Paulyn Duman: Welcome to the SDG learncast with me, Paulyn Duman. In every episode, I bring you insightful conversations around the subject of sustainable development and learning, helping us all to achieve a sustainable future.

In this episode, we will be speaking about science, technology and innovation otherwise known as STI, especially in the context of the STI Forum of the United Nations.

Science and technology is intricately meshed together with society. You cannot see one without the other. For example, a lot of people depend on their mobile phones, whether they are smartphones or analog phones, for daily living. A study by the Pew Research Center in 2019 reported that nearly 50% of adults said they could not live without their smartphones. In the COVID-19 pandemic, science research has tremendously helped reduce the spread of the coronavirus the same way that scientific research has addressed several diseases globally, both infectious and non-communicable ones. Innovation, which does not always require high technology or high investment, has helped millions of lives and we will speak more about this later in this episode.

For this episode, we have the honor to have with us the co-chairs of the STI Forum, Mr. Sergiy Kyslytsya, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations and Mr. Kennedy Godfrey Gastorn, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations.

Perhaps before we start, could you tell us about the Science, Technology, and Innovation Forum of the United Nations?


Ambassador Kennedy Godfrey Gastorn: The STI Forum is a venue where you facilitate interaction, matchmaking, and establishment of stakeholders, networks and partnerships. It’s also a platform that allows people to exchange ideas and share experiences on how science, technology, and innovation could further accelerate the implementation of sustainable development.

It’s also important to note that the STI Forum is able to identify lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss how to better mobilize STI for sustainable development. Furthermore, at the Forum, we anticipate that we’ll discuss how can we improve the science policy-society interface at all levels, and also increase international scientific collaboration for tackling the world’s most intractable challenges.

Now, in terms of participation, the Forum will bring together high-level policymakers and senior government officials, including ministers, scientists, research institutions, engineers, innovators, entrepreneurs, representative of organized science-acknowledged communities, the UN system and international organizations from various parts of the world. They will all come together under the umbrella of the upcoming STI Forum.

Now regarding the question on the topics that will be discussed during the forum, I can say that the forum will have two parts which are the ministerial session and which will focus primarily on science, technology and innovation for the SDGs and sustainable coming from COVID -19 pandemic. This session will also among others discuss best practices of technologies and innovation that have emerged during the COVID-19 crisis to tackle inequities or inequalities, particularly affecting vulnerable groups, including those equalizing access to good, quality healthcare, education and finance, and perhaps also, how can the national STI roadmaps and many other action plans can be aligned regionally and globally towards a more cost-effective SDGs-focused STI development.


Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya: The STI Forum is exceptionally important to all countries, all the United Nations, because we can’t imagine any advances in the areas of responsibility of the United Nations without applying modern technologies and advancing science achievements. As the world becomes even more sophisticated, and it is very difficult sometimes even to learn about the advance of science, let alone use it in practice. So I’m very happy that scientists and scholars all around the world are so engaged in, and are happy to work with us politicians here in the United Nations for the benefit of the countries, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sunday, May 1, 2022


UNESCO and Nokia to co-chair new UN Broadband Commission Working Group on AI Capacity Building

2 min

Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications expand opportunities for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the benefits and risks of AI technology are not equally distributed across the world. There is an accelerating divide in terms of human and institutional capacities needed for AI and digital transformation.

Many governments worldwide are implementing digital transformation programmes to strengthen public services and citizen engagement using online platforms and technologies like AI. Digital governance, whether it concerns regulation of AI systems or protection of personal data, will mediate how societies leverage the economic potential of new technologies while minimising the risks.

Civil servants are important actors in shaping how governments and societies undergo digital transformation. They are often responsible for regulating technologies; devising strategies as well as providing incentives and an enabling environment for their creation, adoption, and use; shaping the infrastructure ecosystem in which technology will operate; and making decisions about public sector digital innovation and transformation. Effectively exercising this important digital governance function requires knowledge, competencies, and skills. The UN Broadband Commission has launched the Working Group on AI Capacity Building, to help build public sector capacities for digital innovation and transformation. The Working Group will be co-chaired by UNESCO and Nokia, and has Smart Africa, World Health Organization (WHO), 5Rights Foundation, European Telecommunications Satellite Organization (EUTELSO IGO) and International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC) as some of its members.

Dr Tawfik Jelassi, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, underlined the importance of “operationalizing a multi-stakeholder approach to include actors from the public sector, academia, civil society and the private sector in this capacity-building effort for AI and digital transformation”.

Ms Julia Jasinska, Head of International Relations & Trade Policy at Nokia, highlighted the core tenet of the Working Group that “technology alone is not enough; we also need to empower citizens and governments to make the best use of emerging technologies”.

The Working Group on AI Capacity Building will generate a knowledge base and recommendations that can underpin a knowledge platform that ensures public sector access to capacity building tools for AI and digital transformation. With the collective expertise of its members, the Working Group will analyze digital transformation-related use cases and good practices worldwide and develop a digital transformation and AI competency framework for civil services that can be adapted to the contexts of low- and middle-income countries.