Sunday, November 22, 2020


Kuchins, Andrew 

9:38 AM (50 minutes ago)
to nastridinov_e@auca.kgSafetOSUNTom
Thanks Safet,

In addition to Zheenbek, I think Dr. Emil Nastridinov from our Anthropology Department would be interested in this project also. I have copied him on this email.



On Fri, 20 Nov 2020 at 22:22 Safet Hadzimuhamedovic < wrote:
Dear colleagues, 

At SOAS University of London, we are preparing a brief preliminary proposal (Concept) for an OSUN programme on water, cultural heritage and human rights. The programme will likely consist of three broad 'pathways' ('Water and the Heritage/Hospitality Sector in Palestine'; 'Rivers, Migration and Activism in the Balkans'; and a collaborative syllabus and online course on 'Water as Shared Heritage and a Human Right'). We have already mapped some of the collaborators from the group of OSUN Partner Institutions. If you think that your research or existing projects and networks at your OSUN institution should be part of this programme, please get in touch with us for further information and to share your ideas before the submission deadline (15 December). 

Thank you. 
Safet HadziMuhamedovic ) and Tom Selwyn 


Dr. Andrew C. Kuchins
American University of Central Asia
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

chris Macrae

10:28 AM (0 minutes ago)
hello i have a few questions/notes

water seems to me to be one of nature's most vital infrastructures - so a deep challenge particularlyto the sort of dc mindset that trump has built

is the american university of central asia connected with the american university in washington dc - this is my local university, and my friend amitav acharya said he would check with come friends at SOAS on whether there might be a combined concept of interest; amitav mentors students across asean with unesco and other positions he holds after 30 years of focus on asia originally at harvard

as glasgow is my family's origin town i am very interested in connecting cop26 nov 2021 - formal or zoom fringe- i havent yet found how all water related collaborations are going to converge on glasgow; i do know people at the bbc studio responsible for attenboroughs and other nature broadcasting; i am also told that if it had not been for covid one of the first real summits of osun was due to be in vienna partly to celebrate the move of soros ceu there and partly because that is now the hub of ban ki-moon and his emerging action curricula on global climate adaptability; i have friends from india who live in vienna and do research for the tata foundation

my father's work at the economist aimed to celebrate the rise of asian's two thirds of the human race; his last project sponsored 10newly graduated journalists to celebrate sir fazle abed's last decade and his goals to help university sdg coalitions with brac university- sir fazle died in dec 2019 but told me to  help brac uni vice chancellor vincent chang

so always delighted to try to help map solutions asian students and mentors need to scale to solve the deepest sdg challenges especially if tech or data can now leapfrog
chris macrae washington dc region   text/whatsapp +1 240 316 8157
norman macrae foundation

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

 This would be a most wonderful new year gift to sustainable youth's world - bit of brain waving follows-
As a maths and media valuation  guy I have been researching this for about 15 years from 2 open innovation angles

1 how to reduce degrees of separation from the average worldwide of 6 to about 2.5 -in other words, i am two and half personal introductions away from anyone with sustainability water knowhow or water for communities solution budget holders

2 - if there was a dream correspondents network within The Economist (or world service broadcasting of the bbc) for ending death or loss of livelihoods by open society water intelligence, who would those correspondents be

15 years ago i was a volunteer for the 20 country knowledge management community of the European Union and mapping whos who of water angel networking was one of the projects i recommended open spacing across the continent- we never quite got there- unfortunately all of EU ITC reported into some not so good bankers in luxembourg and switzerland but at least this told my friends where not to bother water mapping. This re-emerged as an issue in 2008 while i was editing which many had hoped would globalise water as a social business market

 In brazil water was the main social action interest of lula before he became president- brazil has 30% of the worlds underground freshwater reserves and he wanted these permanently owned by the people not sold off to the nestles and  coca-colas of this world; he partnered the roman catholic church in a year of water empowering over 9000 parish distribution points on the peoples knowledge on the value of water and he made sure this was prominently understood at the world social forum - a network organised out of brazil and which when he became president he red eyed between and the world economic forum which has always been the main world forum for inter-hemisphere befriending arab and then chinese partners/investors 

Recently while waiting for you to fly into the waldorf astoria hotel, rachel ruto said the next thing she wanted research on was womens empowerment water projects- this gave me an updatable excuse to write to relevant kenyan knowledge brokers eg inside the world bank and their coursera partnership studio, at the organisation of american states, around the bottom up world of water entrepreneurs such as paul polak and his kenyan partners in new york acumen's patient capital bank which through clan Novogratz is not very transparently joined to

Such research tells me who is ready to open up knowhow and who isnt, By itself its inactionable- i mean transparency's next stage round blocking this information would be to have rutos chief of staff ring the people up who didnt respond to my water survey and at the same time as declare an open space of water near enough google's headquarters in new york or baidu us in mountain view to ripple up

In search of 40 years of my fathers logic <6 page paper attached>, learning water will only be a planet-wide free market when top people see that the millennials are unstoppably moving this on through open spaces, ihubs, hackathons and since chiina is lead decision maker on all naturally broken systems of sustainability cool chinese millennial friendship networks

Enter amy 929 321 2149 the only person i would trust to accelerate water knowledge from my linkedin to all of her friends peer to peer action learning groups. 

I dont really understand why you dont value her as china's most determined youth ambassador  being wholly on  and sustainable Ethiopia's side. 

happy xmas noah and friends of satellite learning
chris macrae, water  Wash DC 240 316 8157 
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

MYeconomics is now mapping the most purposeful networks of water we can find as part of a 2 year water curriculum project to be shared with 25000 youth Atlanta fall 2015 -help! queries? welcome Washington DC conscious capitalism chapter co-worker tel 301 881 1655

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

help us update a league table of top 10 youth-led water innovations and emerging startups of 2013 - for example what do you think of agrowater - one of the 6 semi finalists from the mit100k accelerator emerging markets track

Monday, December 3, 2012

Anand Shah’s company Sarvajal is working to bring clean water to India. But it’s not just giving it away. Instead, it’s creating a network of water entrepreneurs, giving each a clean water franchise to run. Each of these franchisees sets up "water ATMs," where rural Indians can go and see their water being purified and bottled.