My story is this
Father Norman Macrae, The Economist's end poverty sub-editor. wrote a book in 1984 -was there an alternative to big brother endgame as we all spent 1000 times more than 1946 on communications technologies?
My father's last project sponsored 20 youth to interview Muhammad Yunus and although we co-sponsored journal of social business as a platform of Yunus and Adam Smith scholars at Glasgow University that didnt ultimately go anywhere because of bangladesh politics though in the process i discovered sir fazle abed of www.brac.net and www.bkash.com -in my diaries the greatest living girl empowement hero
When the UN launched the sustainability goals in 2015 my family sponsored an deeply-networked female graduate from Mao's region of rural china to attend the UN launches and since then her friends have helped us track all relevant chinese summits such as the China g20 , Jack Ma and his ecommerce summits. the belt road summit, the aiib summit, the brics summit, the wise education summit at beijing, the innovation hubs beijing top universities particularly tsinghua and peking use, kissinger c100 briefings, the gordon-brown led education commission, ..
We now have a map of action solution networks and which leaders are Partnering China on what, and i would just like to make sure that you know of all of these network connections because i feel 3 dynamics are driving china to host a collaborative space round round mother earth which nowhere else can
1 the leapfroging experiences of digital cash and commerce
2 the intent to lead their hemisphere to green and invite other hemispheres to join in
3 the realisation that most sustainability goals involve youth redesigning thriving local communities everywhere with matching world trade belts; china has half a billion under 30s livelihoods to sustain but its delighted if many of those local solutions connect youth friendships (even a new peace blossoming) everywhere people develop
i think by accident we have catalogued some movements nobody yet has heard of in usa (at the detailed level of how they fit together and where more and more diary deadlines must come into play so that the poorest are included) -- this is very fast moving wherever xi jinping or jack ma gain the trust of both place and industry leaders
This college year is extremely critical for China vis a vis the whole American continent (finally converging on Argentina g20 in july) and india (hosting junes new development banking summit); i would prefer columbia's work to linkin to these priority maps than any other source i can think of in New York.