*Bula & Series of Brazil Presidents Continuity of Micro Up Poverty Alleviation Programs

BULA was probably the greatest microeconomist to lead a country- his chief of staff president dilma continues the good work (according to 60 minutes 31 july 2011) - with bangladesh , brazil is one of the most exciting countries to world trade with thru 2010s -perhaps best of all brazil is an emerging superpower thar would rather make love than war -just look at how little of it its GDP is spent or arming forces


2011 co-laureate of world food prize ; Bula's response :

“I am convinced that what was important during my administration was the result of the partnership with the Brazilian population," said former president Lula da Silva. "I am really moved to know Brazil was chosen as a country that achieved good policies regarding agriculture and hunger. Brazil has a lot to show in the area of food security. And we want to share our experience with other countries, especially with African country and poor countries in Latin America – both our technical knowledge, and from the point of view of food productivity and distribution."
These two leaders will be formally awarded the World Food Prize at the 25th Anniversary Laureate Award Ceremony at the Iowa State Capital on October 13, in conjunction with the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium in Des Moines, Iowa, themed “The Next Generation: Confronting the Hunger Challenges of Tomorrow.”
Full biographies and more information is available.  
Ambassador Kenneth Quinn's remarks from the ceremony are available at this link

whiilst in presidency Bula invites yunus to a nationwide tv debate on how microcredit works

.. he also invents various new G-nation groupings - something that Sarkozy and Yunus continue to innovate


starting just before his presidency Bula flies overnight each January to unite world social forum in Brazil's Porto Alegro and world economic form in davos- concrete results include schwab's new interest in investing in social entrepreneurs and new peoples debates formats at davos
(arguably the more recent summits on partnership approaches between public, private and youth in New York - eg Clinton Global, Turner -  celebrating start of each UN year in september were aslo inspiired by this)-  (Jeff Skoll included Grajew (a founder of world social forum, and Beyond CSR institutes in Brazil) with eigen, drayton, yunus and sir fazle abed in his 16 dvd series on world changing entrepreneurs - 6 of which were devoted to Bangladeshi's innovations to the end-poverty race)  
prior to presidency Bula helps foz become the world's major conference centre of ecological debates; its already where the world's largest dam is shared by 2 countries - Brazil demonstrating ecological experiments across the river basins, its neigbour the ecological-destructing opposite ; brazil owns about 30% of the world's underground water resources making it the most pivotal nation in any water wars - just as it already is in forestry and enregy wars revolving round amazonia
(more on foz at http://www.itaipu.gov.br/aquabon - the programme cultivating good water is a partnership at federal, state, ,local levels of government AND SOCIETY across the 29 towns of te region of the hydrographic basin of Parana as well as the area of influence of reservoir of the hydroelectric power plant of Itaipu)


President Dilma Rousseff  interested in bringing  Social Business  to Brazil

YC reports: Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus met Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at the Presidential Palace in the capital of Brazil, Brasilia, on 25th of May 2011. The meeting lasted for 90 minutes.

During the meeting, Professor Yunus explained how the concept of Social Business can be adopted in Brazil to solve the social problems that afflict Brazilian society. President Rousseff showed a keen interest in Social Business; and she expressed her desire to know more on how this concept can be adopted to Brazil. Towards this, she designated two of her ministers to hold separate meetings with Professor Yunus on 27th May, to work out an action plan on implementing Social Business concepts in Brazil.

The President liked the idea of a highly nutritious yogurt for malnourished children and urged Professor Yunus to implement a similar project in Brazil so that the yogurt could be included in the school lunch program for children in Brazil.

President Rousseff also announced that she will encourage a leading Brazilian university to set up an Institute of Social Business, with the aim of conducting research into and to teach Social Business to its students. Professor Yunus invited President Rousseff to come to the Global Social Business Summit to be held in Vienna, Austria this November 2011; the President graciously accepted the invitation.

President Rousseff appointed a high powered committee to follow up on the meeting with Professor Yunus. The meeting was attended amongst others, by the Brazilian Minister for Health and the Executive Vice-President of Banco do Brazil, the bank which coordinates microfinance programs in Brazil.

Professor Yunus was in Brazil for 3 days from the 24th to the 27th to meet with the President, and to attend a conference in Belo Horizonte, in the Southeastern region of Brazil.




rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk if you can help us post different countries' laws on microcredit


other notes- in Brazil youth don't end up paying for bank failures because directors of banks are personally liable for any bank losses- this ensures that they dont play speculators games

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7 July 2011:

The United Nations Foundation announced today that Fábio Colletti Barbosa, President of the Supervisory Board of Banco Santander Brasil, and leading social change visionary, has joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors. -click for more on board whose members include yunus

“Fábio Barbosa has a proven record of bringing together leaders in the Western Hemisphere, the business community and the people of Brazil to focus on global problems,” said Ted Turner, Founder and Chairman of the UN Foundation’s Board of Directors. “He shares the UN Foundation’s vision of finding new and innovative approaches to help the United Nations fulfill its mission, and we are honored that he is joining the Board of Directors.”

Fábio Barbosa is President of the Supervisory Board of Santander Brasil, one the largest banks in Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, and is responsible for its long-term strategic planning. He transitioned into this position in February 2011 from his previous role as the bank’s President. His vision of a transparent financial market that supports societal aspirations led him to the presidency of the Brazilian Banks’ Association (Febraban), and after 4 years he became president of the Association Board

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Which World Class Projects urgently need pro-youth investors?

About Pro-Youth economics at Norman Macrae Foundation online library of norman macrae - The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant -videos 1 2 -fansweb  NMFoundation- youth projects - include yunuschoolusa


fullest press reports  Grameen Brand Partnership Architecture

exponential impact advisory: the social business youth networks inspired by muhammad yunus -without which millennium goal actions networks would be way behind are worth far more than any individual parts according to Norman Macrae Foundation  trilliondollaraudit methodology and charter notespace

Beyond the extraordinary investment of the members bank at Grameen, and the approximate third share its members foundation holds in grameenphone, here is our Unofficial League Table of Most Impactful Social Business Investments around yunus - last update 1 dec 2012

! Grameen Solar

Grameen Mobile Nursing nets and college

3 Portfolio of investments linkedin by Japan

4 Portfolio of youth-led networking inventions in US educationsystem  tertiar and secondary - transparency note NM Foundation has minor donation/loan interest

5 Investments in Grameen as collaboration brand linked in out of paris- the origin of global social business partnership funds

6 OpenTech investments of Grameen Intel


-------- while not controlled by yunus we see wholeplanetfoundation microcredit investment table and conscious capitalsm movements and hugely important to advancing pro-youth economicsmission of friends of youth and yunus


email chris.macrae@yahoo.co.ukif you have questions or recommendations of entries that should be in this league table

-please read notes about what pro-youth economists mean by superapps being most impactful

Nov 2011 Europe's last super summits?- G20 3-4 Cannes; SB ac 9 gen 10-12 vienna; MC near madrid 14-17  European Union Nov 18 

click pic to download journal of pro-youth economics sampled by post to 3000 leaders chosen by Yunus

papers world microcreditsummit 2011


2010s Global Village Economics Races- will youthand societies win the race to:

  • bankabillion people directly on mobile phones - if so 10 times lower transactional costs can change every assumption of economics
  • Good News Media- even before Rupert Murdoch's expose filmakers like Will Wenders showed there is notimefelt to empower youth with joyful world service media
  • Will first 10000 entrepreneurial rural telecentres be owned mutually for poorest in communities or by Bill Gates- how does this depend on whether giving circles of billanthropists use microeconomic or macroeconomics's opposite valuation metrics?


SB Stockmarkets:

  • A) banking & financial services
  • B) green including energy and food and water
  • C) goodwill media, tech and edu
  • D) health

Next Pro-Youth & Ynuus Deadlines

18 Januray 2013 Alabama

30 January 2013 Tokyo

rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.ukto share news of these and other key youth and yunus events




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BBC and Murdoch 

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