Prime Minister David Cameron “Combating poverty at its roots”

Posted on November 2, 2012


David Cameron “Combating poverty at its roots – economic development requires aid, but also sound institutions.” – Prime Minister David Cameron co-chairs UN High Level Panel to shape the future of international development:

PM co-chairs UN High Level Panel Prime Minister is co-chairing a UN High Level Panel which is meeting in London to discuss the future of international development.

In  response to Prime Minister David Cameron  @ LinkedIn as I could not post on his comment thread  there is always a limitation of how many words we can post on the update status box.

Dear Prime Minister David Cameron,

I am hoping you will read this post of mine & will  forgive for my ignorance, I could not post a long post on your linked-In status post, this was the only way I could fit my  opinions and wishing you best of luck  with Combating poverty at its roots.

If we are to solve these critical issues for global poverty and 2015 is fast approaching may be find why the problem still exists, what is the root cause – (like a cancer where did it all start from) and why poverty in the 21st century still exists and how do GOVERNMENTS & UNITED NATIONS become accountable and solve these issues,  (invite private sector, critical thought leaders and massive capital  to develop a long term  plan to solve these issues folks we don’t have time  )  and may be ask WHY millions are still starving to death?  if we are to solve these global issues and as you all state & with a great marketing job  “the future we want’  …may be invest in education and when we say education,  I am talking of proper buildings with millions of children given the chance to go to  school and not walking  on streets alone,   in many of these developing countries may be give people the opportunity to invest and open  millions  of schools – invest in children, invest in teachers  and get new thought leaders during these global conferences…millions of dollars are spent each year traveling to all these conferences and yet we can’t seem to solve these issues  all over the world  and unfortunately poverty still exists. and I do repeat again – please  INVEST in educational facilities,  invest in teachers and invest in children as we say – education does help children to become future leaders of tomorrow and teach them ethics with principles not to be corrupt

and if you want ideas I have plenty to inspire youth globally –

these children are the future and if we gave them the best education THEY–will get rid of corrupt leaders from the system  and countries.

DID you know what the stats are these days – please do take the time to reflect …..  1) “When 852 million people across the world are hungry, up from 842 million a year ago… did you know everyday – more than 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes -one child every five seconds  source via World Hunger and Poverty !2) •  n the developing world, more than 1.2 billion people currently live below the international poverty line, earning less than $1 per day.
•  Among this group of poor people, many have problems obtaining adequate, nutritious food for themselves and their families. As a result, 815 million people in the developing world are undernourished. They consume less than the minimum amount of calories essential for sound health and growth.
•  Undernourishment negatively affects people’s health, productivity, sense of hope and overall well-being. A lack of food can stunt growth, slow thinking, sap energy, hinder fetal development and contribute to mental retardation.
•  Economically, the constant securing of food consumes valuable time and energy of poor people, allowing less time for work and earning income.
•  Socially, the lack of food erodes relationships and feeds shame so that those most in need of support are often least able to call on it.  Source via Facts and Figures on International Hunger and Poverty:!!!!!!!!   Off course I could go on and on  with a long laundry list.
AND If we don’t solve this hunger problem & issues globally – we as  mankind have allowed & committed the big crime every  in history of this earth. The  second crime your leaders are  committing is putting  un safe tools and devices in the hands of innocent children and women in developing countries – without properly  protecting them over the internet and handing them straight to the human trafficking criminals and this is a crime that the government leaders are allowing and so is the United Nations and also many of their agencies – shame on you all – for the sake of monetary cost and greed.

“The war against hunger is truly mankind’s war of liberation.”

“Never before has man had such capacity to control his own environment, to end thirst and hunger, to conquer poverty and disease, to banish illiteracy and massive human misery. We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world — or to make it the last.” – John F. Kennedy

Yet in too much of the developing world, the capacity to realise the potential of the human resource base is still sadly limited. Too many of those who should be the leaders of tomorrow are being left behind today. And even those students who do manage to get a good education often pursue their dreams in far off places – and never go home again. The result is a widening gap between the leadership these communities need – and the leadership their educational systems deliver.

For much of human history, leaders have been born into their roles, or have fought their way in – or have bought their way in. But in this new century – a time of unusual danger and stirring promise, it is imperative that aristocracies of class give way to aristocracies of talent – or to use an even better term – to meritocracies. Is it not a fundamental concept of democracy itself, that leadership should be chosen on the basis of merit?

Educating for leadership must imply something more than the mere developmennt of rote skills. Being proficient at rote skills is not the same thing as being educated. And training that develops skills, important as they may be, is a different thing from schooling in the art and the science of thinking.

The temptation to inculcate rather than to educate is understandably strong among long frustrated populations. In many such places, public emotions fluctuate between bitter impatience and indifferent skepticism – and neither impatience nor indifference are favorable atmospheres for encouraging reasoned thought.

But in an age of accelerating change, when even the most sophisticated skills are quickly outdated, we will find many allies in the developing world who are coming to understand that the most important skill anyone can learn is the ability to go on learning.

In a world of rapid change, an agile and adaptable mind, a pragmatic and cooperative temperament, a strong ethical orientation – these are increasingly the keys to effective leadership. And I would add to this list a capacity for intellectual humility which keeps one’s mind constantly open to a variety of viewpoints and which welcomes pluralistic exchange.

These capacities, over the longer term, will be critically important to the developing world. They happen to be the same capacities which programs like the IB – and the Aga Khan Academies – are designed to elicit and inspire.  BY  His Highness the AgaKhan Global Education and the Developing World

regards, Ashie Hirji

If the  United Nations and all its agencies  would like to see the kind of work some of us are doing  in the  secured digital sector,  we are all available to be given a chance and show case them the kind of work currently  being done and  in order for us to keep going forward for the kind of future we all want,  including all the future generations and all the children & women globally  for “education for all” as  MDG 2015 is approaching fast , we know how to keep many innocent children, youth and women safe at the same time mainly, from the current dangers taking place as they access the Internet with their laptops & communication devices.  we would like to be  given a chance to  showcase the 1000 school concept “education for all”  I have been developing the model and  at the same time empowering many youth and women in developing countries.  Most of our  projects are self funded. Any angel or ethical  investor is open to seeing  our concept or the opportunity to invest in the secure digital sector contact me any time @agemofanidea.

#Sandy – Interesting how we depend on a few things -like water, food, heat, basics like clothes,  shelter, a warm bed, families, friends etc and always our  little devices and the charger and some form of “connection to communicate”  !!!! our little devices… wonder how those people in the developing countries must feel,  when they can’t access their electricity or access their internet connectivity most of the times??????

Hurricane Sandy New York @mymulticast digital communication end point safety to protect innocent children and women - is a priority

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@mymulticast  digital communication end point safety  protect innocent children and women – is a priority for every government leader and organization working with all innocent  children & women globally so we can avoid innocent children getting in the hands of human trafficking criminals via the Internet.