I am in beijing 10 to 17 september - first visit since attending wonderful aiib summit in Jeju
Friends, youth journalists and I are writing up a course mapping the most exciting social impact projects connected with Belt Road and multilateral investments networks designed to help under 30s celebrate being the sustainability generation, and maximise friendships between chinese and english speaking worlds. A particular focus of class 2017-2018 connects with Argentina G20 because Franciscan values have turned out to be pivotal to women empowerment lessons discovered by sponsoring 10 years of youth journalism in Bangladesh and with Lord Stern expected to debrief the G20 (home nation of pope francis) with 15 eminent peoples views on sustainable banking. Our foci after that seeks to link best sino-us youth good news of Japan G20 and Japan AliBaba Olympics.
I would particularly like to track public information on the half billion dollar AIIB Indonesian slums project as my first visit to Asia wasIindonesia 1983. For 12 years I helped lead research of Unilever's new product development projects where they reached out to poorest female population (mainly Muslim) in SE Asia / Asean countries
So while I do not claim any deep banking knowledge my friends and I do have ways of tracking sustainable social developments. These are also informed by my fathers work as The Economist's end poverty economist which notably :
bridged east and west from 1962 (dad was awarded the Emperor's main international honor - Order of Rising Sun with Gold Bars)
foresaw China and the first sustainability internet generation needing to being joined by Fintech as early as 1976
often involved exchanges with both Lord Nick Stern and Romano Prodi - two people whose peaceloving and social economic concerns for families and SMEs matched my fathers lifelong genre of entrepreneurtial revolution. Father had served as a teenager in royal air force navigating over modernday Myanmar, and married the daughter of Sir Kenneth Kemp whose 25 year relationship out of Mumbai with Mahatma Gandhi led to grandad writing up the legalese of India's Independence
I havent previously visited AIIB hq - and dont understand if there is a library or other area that authors can use. Whilst in Beijing I also maximise connections with tsingua and peking university students who are remarkable to learn with and whose open spaces at places like ThinkInChina bridge cafe i wish every AIIB partner capital enjoyed replicating. We are trying to empower Chinese students to start up such cafes along columbia university row (upper West Side Manhattan) this class year. Consequently finding all ways of keeping up with the good news of aiib and worldwide advances in belt raod mapping would be great. Students in Trumps America need help in linking with solutions which only beijing can now collaboratively scale when it comes to wonders such as Green Big Bang Club launched in Jeju.
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