The ECOSOC Meetings 30 June – 11 July has ended. In the days ahead we will know whether or not the Final Push series of Posts had Positive Influence on the many that read from the US, UK and across the World. We will also know if it had any Influence on the ongoing World Bank Development, WDR 2014 Massive Open Online Course, MOOC – Participants, Course Staff, WDR 2014 Team and World Bank Group, WBG Executive Management and Governing Council.
Almost 300 Young Girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram on 15 April 2014. The Nigeria Security Agencies – Army, Air Force, State Security Service, National Intelligence Agency, Police struggled in the first few weeks to free the Girls without success.
Many across Nigeria, Africa, Europe, North America and World – including First Lady Mitchell Obama raised their Bring Back our Girls Voices that touched the Heart of World Leaders to set up a Global Coalition of Security Agencies to strengthen the Nigeria Security Agencies. Many including this writer thought wrongly, given benefit of hindsight, that in less than two weeks from the Global Coalition of Security Agencies being on the ground in Nigeria, our Girls would be Free.
Today, 88 Days after our Girls – Young Girls woken up in their School Dormitory by Night at a period when they were writing O Level Final Exams (their Education – MDG Goal, that has been truncated take the back burner for now) are not only still in captivity but Boko Haram, their Captors has unleashed even more deadly attacks in more parts of Nigeria, killing even more people, destroying even more lives and kidnapping even more women. Whyyyyy????
As in the WDR MOOC Game, it is time for the Global Stakeholders – State Actors and Non State Actors to Review Progress. This calls for Sober Reflection against the background of this Final Push to achieve MDGs’ by 2015 and agree a Post 2015 Development Agenda – Young Girls are out there in the Wilderness in harsh weather conditions, yet a Global Coalition of Security Agencies, after several weeks being on the ground in Nigeria, with access to a range of sophisticated military and security equipment, have FAILED to FREE our Girls. This is No Longer SHAME on the Nigeria Authorities Alone, it is SHAME on World Leaders, whether part of the Global Coalition of Security Agencies working to free our Girls or not.
If WDR 2014 MOOC Participants are to get Value for Time Invested that help to better Organize, Orientate and Discipline them to Gain more Competencies in the work towards helping to achieve increasing convergence between World Bank New Risk Management Vision Intention and Reality in their Family, Community, Institution, Government, Region and our World, should they not participate in real life Risk Management Solutions for the Release of our Girls, in the shortest time possible, that help remove the Shame of Nigeria Leaders and World Leaders?
Is Corruption – in Nigeria and Worldwide, not one of the MAJOR reasons the Global Coalition of Security Agencies has been unable to Free our Girls since they arrived to strengthen the Nigeria Security Agencies in the work to free Chibok Girls? Should work to Free Chibok Girls not shift Focus to simultaneously help Fight Corruption in Nigeria and World? Yes Nigeria is Top on List of Bribe Takers. Is US and UK not Top on List of Bribe Givers? Can there be Bribe Takers if there are no Bribe Givers? Is Distress in US Local Governments; State Governments and National Government not due to US Political Corruption, Economic Corruption and Social Corruption? Is World Bank Group not Aiding Corruption in Nigeria?
The World Delay or deny Correct Answers to Corruption Root problems in Nigeria, Africa, UK, Europe, US and World at the Risk of Peril of our Fragile Planet. The longer fundamental issues we have consistently raised from Week 1 to date and beyond are ignored by WBG Leaders and World Leaders, the closer our World slide to Catastrophe, and the more grievous and more costly in lives and property, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda and other Terrorists attacks will be. This is avoidable!!!
The Best thing that can happen Moving Forward, is for the Global and National Movement to Bring Back our Girls to quickly Shift Focus away from EMPTY Shouting and Meaningless Protests whose Result is More Deadly Attacks from Boko Haram and Shift Focus towards helping to find sustainable solutions to Root Problems of World Terrorism and World Corruption, that is Shift Focus towards Overhaul of National and International, Security, Policing, Aid Apparatus and Risk Management Systems in all Developed and Developing Countries in our World today that are clearly in a State of Decay (Difference is in the Degree by Country’s National and International Systems) on one hand and helping to achieve MDG Goals 1 and 8 in the few months remaining to end 2015 – Halfing Hunger and Poverty and Establishing Global Partnerships for True Development on the other hand.
Book Haram has SHAMED US President Obama, UK Prime Minister Cameron, French President Hollanders, Nigeria President Jonathan and other Presidents that have contributed to the Global Coalition of Security Agencies to Free Chibok Girls. The Global and National Movement to Bring Back our Girls need to ask themselves a SIMPLE Question, why is it the Case that World Leaders through Global Coalition of Security Agencies with all the Sophisticated Military and Non Military Resources available to them Have FAILED to Free our Girls up till now? Honest answer to this IMPORTANT Question will shed Light on Urgent Need to Shift Focus of the Global and National Movement to Bring Back our Girls as suggested above.
The ongoing WDR MOOC will be EMPTY Academic Exercise, if it does not come up with practical solutions that the Global and National Movement to Bring Back our Girls and the Global Coalition of Security Agencies could Deploy thorough Adoption / Adaptation within the World Bank New Risk Management Vision and ECOSOC Final Push to achieve MDGs’ by 2015 and the work towards agreeing Post 2015 Development Agenda.
First Lady Mitchell Obama, Former World Bank Vice President for Africa and Former Nigeria Minister Oby Ezekwesili; other Mothers, Fathers, Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Nigerians and Non Nigerians - within and outside Nigeria, who genuinely desire that our Girls be Free and in Record time, need to JOINTLY help the Global and National Movement to Bring Back our Girls and the Global Coalition of Security Agencies, to Face New Direction and Adopt New Priorities, if our Girls are to be Freed Alive, if they are not to Suffer in Vain and if those that have died are not to have died in Vain.
Our Girls NEED CHAMPIONS that could Move in the Suggested Direction – will First Lady Mitchell Obama, Oby Ezekwesili, others take up the gauntlet and ACCEPT to CHAMPION this Redirection? Can these Champions Speak to the World on Day 90 to announce this Redirection? The Biggest Traffic to the Blog is from US - Do these US Citizens know that it is in the enlightened US Self Interest to support First Lady Mitchell Obama to be one of the Chief Champions of this Redirection?
Also, WBG really need to Wake Up and make up its mind to determine if this WDR 2014 MOOC Overarching Aim is to teach the type of New Risk Management Intervention it is interested in or to teach the type of New Risk Management Intervention in the interest of Sustainable Solutions to real and Complex Root problems within current and Post 2015 Development Agenda in all Developed Countries, Developing Countries and International Institutions in our World today.
Should WBG by its Actions and In-Actions Choose the former, by all means let this MOOC continue with Business as Usual. However, should WBG Choose the later, then this MOOC needs to move forward with Business Unusual. To DO this, the Course Staff – Kyla, other Instructors, Technical Staff that have interacted with Participants thus far; Course Staff that are in the Back Room and Engine Room; other WDR 2014 Team Members – particularly those in WBG Executive Management; other WBG Executive Management and Governing Council need to ACCEPT that they – Individually and Collectively NEED Help of Professionals like Lanre and Institutions like International Society for Poverty Elimination / Economic Alliance Group.
As in the WDR MOOC Game, Research / Evidence has shown that Time is Running out to Build Protection and make Connections in the 2 Weeks remaining to the end of the Course, if WBG is to Effectively and Efficiently Pilot its New Risk Management Vision to avoid or survive without Damage from inevitable HIT, this helping to achieve increasing convergence between Current and Post 2015 Development Agenda Goals and Targets Intention and Reality.
More IMPORTANTLY our Young Girls have SUFFERED Enough. Let the World Arise to TACKLE the Root Problems of World Terrorism and World Corruption as One and let us see if our World will not be a Happy, Healthy and Holy Place to live, work and raise children. Let the World Arise as One to ensure that our Girls do not Suffer in Vain and all who have died in the hands of Boho Haram and other Terrorists in Nigeria and Worldwide do not Die in Vain.
If you require some clarification or additional information, please send email to:-
International Society for Poverty Elimination, ISPE /
Economic Alliance Group