...ASIA/MIDDLE EAST: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh & women, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon/yemen, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore-Asean, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, -eurasia, Russia- we list twice because most of its land is in asia but traditionally its capital and history is categorised as european.... livesmatter & entrepreneurialrevolution mapmaking 1 2 quiz - start at the pakistan port of gwadar and move east along the coastal belt of asia; the coastline will take you from lat 20 down to the equator twice before turning north at sinpapore continue up and up past asean south east rising suns, around china , korea, south, now its getting icy cold at north korea and russias extreme north east which starts to turn west at the bering st having reached within 50 miles of alaska and the start of america's western coastal belt; more than half the world's peoples lives-continental asians - depend on worldwide trade access to the coastal belt between pakistan and south korea but from 1760 when britannia had firstcomers adavantage with machines almost that whole region got increasingly colonised for london capitalists to win and other peoples lives including slaves to lose -infrastructures such as electricity grids and running water were never piped into the continent only the places the brits inhabited to divide and conquer- -this was a root cause of 2 world wars with 20th c japan joining in empiring other the asian continent from the east- above all else the birth of the united nations san fran opera house 1945 needed to help nations that had been trapped by empire regain independence through win-win trading opportunities- 4 "vest"solutions started to emerge by 1960..at the tokyo olympics 1964 prince charles japan royal family, tech leaders like sony agreed these technologies starting with american demings engineering and american borlaugs rice science could develop all of asia out of poverty and to being as great a place for next baby girls to be born in 21st c as anywhere else- sadly jf kennedy was assassinated a year earlier- american politicns and professions to the biggest organisations never fully understood that america having saved the old world twice from wars, everyone could now empower asian girls and boys to community build and celbrate win-win from what alumni of gordon moore promised to be 100 times more tech ever decade to the 2020s- covid is what buckminster fuller called one of nature's final examinations of all of us- i am confident american youth want to join in uniting the world but when it comes to americas political elders is it ignorance of mapping asia's diversity- if so let this blog help- or some in-built hatred rife among white supremacists with america's own peopl and fanned by dismal media to hate every skin color under the sun other than hitler's shade of white reporting on those who value youth most put of china .. korea .. japan.. hongkong bangladesh india UAE indonesia thailand malaysia singapore ...update from chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk fall 2020 just outofbeltway USA, livesmatter.city- my experience is that there is no greater privilege in life than traveling and interviewing trusted young people about their hopes and fears -this experience comes from starting with an MA IN STATISTICS DAMPT CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE 1973, DOING OPINION RESEARCH GEARED TO GLOBAL NEW PRODUCTS AND SOCIETAL TECH, as well as my diaspora scot family having kept journals or reported from asia for over 150 years- my mother was born in mumbai and 3 generations of her family were pharMacists eg kemps corner nurses of chief justices eg grandad sir ken whose last job was writing up legalese of india's independence after 25 years of listening to mumbai's other bar of london barrister- mahatma gandhi- my dads first job as teenager was in bomber command navigating over modernday myanmar/bangladesh- surviving his career at the economist tried to roll back poverty system london had trapped asians - two thirds of our species in- in 1962 he celebrate rise of his old enemy japan then all asian rising suns eg korea taiwan hk singapore then 1977 china mainand--i have been privileged to visit asia over 65 times -the first 40 times doing client work interviewin nations youth on their grreatest needs for transnational corporations and market sectors - the last 25 times escorting young journalists to bangladesh or china- this blog recreates a diary f what i have heard from youth on their greatest entrepreneurial challnges - i feature countries by date of first year visited- eg my diary of china visits started in 2016- notwithstanding hatred some english speaking people have caused recently -if you want to see the future happening china is an essential place to keep connecting- sadly usa with the exeption of a few colleges where entrepreneurialo freedom is just about alive- the only advantage of being a diaspora scot seems to me loving each others children- wanting the best not the worst of every community sustaining solution traveling round mothers nature with hi-trust young guides welcome - our latest update of aiib projects is july 2020- in human population terms the greatest education and innovation miracles needed to stem from asia-pacific -see rural keynesian mapmaking since 1977-

moores law has been multiplying 100 times more human connectivity per decade since moon landing- it was inevitable that by 2020s the east and west's greatest risks and need for solutions would be the same- in economic terms edutech needed to connect win-wins between youth of all hemispheres race to sdgs- you cant be 5g ai ed 5-sense cyber space interconnected and have some communities thriving and others collapsing- make an index of who was testing ready, what big data they can now ai analyse and the opposite league table- you may conclude that any millennial who wants to help the war on virus needs hitrust millennial friend across the far east islands of japan taiwan hk singapore the peninsular of south korea, mainland china , every border of china that wants data without fatal gaps

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uman development economics- the economist mapped these between 1962 and 1978- then turned to educational and financial entrepreneurial revolution needed to win-wn worldwide if the post-industrial knowhow webbing planet was to huper connect millennials as the first sdg generation


quick country searches include korea ...
.....after world war 2 the main community resiliency needs were mappable across the continent of asia where over 60% of human beings lived without access to electricity grids because europes colonial empires led the island-led mernatike world uk pound economy had focused on mercantile trade- moreover the way the usa had developed across the continent was not replicable to asia- however asian development solutions might have some parallels for developing two more tenths of human beings living in africa and central and south america- we track 4 technology revolutions that grew
; deming inspired engineering, rural keynesianism beginning with borlaug crop science and barefoot medis, satellites space , telecoms and mobiles- and analytical digital capacity beginning with von neumann as father of programmable computing and promising 100 times moore analytical power per decade through moores law-whee and how did these force ,ultipliers map human development win-wins- and how did they intersect positively or negatively with macroeconomists who kept on perpetrating paper currencies dynamics of the pound and then its far bigger successor the dollar economy.....
Economistindia.net and EconomistBangla.com and EconomistRefugee.com welcome you to the hitchhikers guide to the oceans Belts and Continents railRoads/pipes/cables etc -bottom up solutions need replicating through communities as digital leapfrog collaboration permits what half a millennium og mercantile colonisation never could celebrate - health is the most fundamental service of girl empowerment communities - so special thanks from girls to health servants like Brilliant, Kim ,Sir Fazle and universal health id network of Nilekani.
UNwomens linkedin:..schools new curricula:2/5 of people live in china & s.asia- how to share their sustainability solutions everywhere; 2/5 of world's land is in china and its north and north west-how do overland roads linking in sustainability; far more than 2/5 of world shipping trade revolves round coastal belt east of china- how will sustainbility world trade roures map- join us at BRI.school- next week long retreat BRACinn Dhaka sept 30 to Oct 6. Special thanks to AlibabaUni.com and NormanMacrae.net for this special opprtunity to celebrate yerr 50 of The Economist's Entrepreneurail Revolution - redesign every market's value chain to SME networks thrive by changing education until youth livelihods match sustainability goals rising everywhere. RSVP isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com
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what can unicorn analysis tell us about whether investors and educators want youth to be the SDG generation?
related tour asia rising with nhk
GOAL 1 - ending poverty begins with ending the lottery- current odds about 1 in 4 - that the next girl born will have next to no chance of a decent livelihood- mostly this results from history's era of colonisation which spiralled over 5 centuries 16th to 20th as a few monetarily large nations (about tenth of peoples) decimated the economies of others; it wasn't really to 1972 that one of 10 most populated ex colonial nations bangladesh started today's benchmark solution to ending rural poverty- born as a new nation bangladesh had next to zero taxes to govern social solutions with but unlike other colonies its 2 most extraordinary economists went the villages to live and learn with the poor- and to see how partnering with foreign assistance bottom-up girl empowered communities could build - the greatest case of Entrepreneurial Revolution since journalist records began in 1968. Consider Bangladesh's grassroots networking involved 25 years of no electricity and no digital development follows by partnering tech companies with experiments since 1996 today economistpoverty benchmarks solutions at brac and bkash and since april 2018 chinese greatest fintech for small enterprise have joined in these partnerships so that sino-s asia is the space to celebrate girl empowerment and every extreme solution to goals 1 to 17 .. those who wish to end poverty in old cities of big nations might start linking ted leonsis 1 2 Asia's SDG advocates 1 2 hail from : India: Dia Mirza 1, Qatar Sheikha Moza 1, China Jack Ma, Iraq Murad


Friday, December 31, 1971

this world tour was updated for ineteconomics summer school at unctad in geneva zoomed between 8/152020 and 8/23/2020 -related summer school 2019

we blerd 2 parts - questions on experience to date of a place's valuation of youth - these are interpersonal /exploratory/seeking to map from multiple viewpoints diaspora scots have encountered from work in over 100 countries-   if you wish to interact them with norman macrae family foundation please chat with chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk who can also offer you readings from 1943 taken from our family's diary and journalism eg that of norman macrae at the economist- new questions going forward- obviously the student and teacher year 20-21 is the hardest in living memory duvid and other crises elders politics have reached

1 switzerland - i have been to unctad geneva twice in last 3 years-with much nimbler vienna now ban ki-moon alumni hub, geneva is the world forum for trade and health negotiations, unctad's value chain maps including its appointment of jack ma as tech youth world connector, where billionnaires who own telecoms meet itu, world economic forums, nuclear arms ; i also see that the biggest global sports value chains eg olympics, fifa are led out of switzerland, hi net income banking as well as rules of global pharma and global banking- there is also nestle's impact on value chains of eg coffee, chocolate, milk- what else? unctad speakers : richard kozul-wright

2 new york - the hq of un and  ysl, the linkages between soros global board of open society, his networks of economic experts, his 30+ OSUN youth college coalition as well as his own investment fund
2a africa's hq of un is kenya unhabitat and a satellite at addis abba now thats african union main hub
2b i have always been confused why thailand is where un chooses to represent the two thirds of our species who are asian

3 oxbridge - see sunday first oxbridge speaker is from my alma mate cambridge not my wife's oxford- oxford is on a roll as a leader in [vaccines ]https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/builder#play/ahJzfmd3ZWItdG91cmJ1aWxkZXJyEQsSBFRvdXIYgIDgzKrRrwkM)and ethics mediator of china's tsinghua and us'mit in humaniSIng ai- aka schwarzman global scHolars

4 south africa - i am very confused where alumni of mandela linkin- perhaps fiona tregeena can shed light i used to know the connector of mandela, branson elders and the new university and mandela extranet taddy blecher but it seems that older politics has once again dominated as well as the fact that south africa isnt on world trade routes the way it was until the suez canal; meanwhile its got the blessing and curse of its huge mines of gold and diamonds- i wonder what gandhi would have thought of his 15 years of trying to triangularise a post colonial world mediating mumbai, durban and london-

india- my maternal grandfather as mumbai's chief justice mediated with gandhi over 2 decades- sir ken's last project ordered by london was writing up
legalese of independence of india subcontinent - how is india doing in ending poverty and mediating faiths- can jayati ghosh nehru uni tell us? the last time i went to india 2004- indira gandhi culture centre close to parliament was hosting 1000 gandhians discussing global reconciliation- there were a lot of ideas to write up but the next week the tsunami fit so that never happened 

india- my maternal grandfather sir kenneth kemp as mumbai's chief justice mediated with gandhi over 2 decades- sir ken's last project ordered by london was writing u[ legalese of independence of india subcontinent 


i will try and update this world tour , WELCOME ANY CORRECTIONS,
as well as improve a listing of [twitter accounts](https://twitter.com/i/lists/1294590126761353221) - welcome co-connectors chris macrae

Program of Events
Note: The time schedule is expressed in Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Saturday 15
2 – 2:30 pm Introduction - Young Scholars Initiative (Link to Attend)
Description: The session is specifically curated for the participants of the Summer School to introduce them to the Young Scholars of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET-YSI) and the UNCTAD Summer School 2020. During the session, we will briefly touch upon the structure of the Summer School and the technical modalities of the online platform. We will also present the details of the mentorship program and the blogpost writing competition. We will also use this session to address any other general or technical queries that the participants might have. Finally, we will also discuss ways in which the participants can be involved with the activities of INET-YSI beyond the Summer School.
Sunday 16
1 pm Welcome, Presentation of the School and Opening Keynote: “Why Do We Need to Transform Economics and How Do We Do It?” (Link to Attend)
Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD)
Keynote Address: Jayati Ghosh (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Debunking Myths Session: Myths About International Trade and Competitiveness (Link to Attend)
Moderator: Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD)
2.30 pm Ha-Joon Chang (University of Cambridge)
3.45 pm Fiona Tregenna (University of Johannesburg)
Description: International trade theory has a vaunted place in the economics canon and its abiding notion of comparative advantage lies behind the one-size-fits all policy advice to liberalize as the assured way for countries to integrate beneficially into the global economy. In reality, international trade relations have always been structured around asymmetric patterns of dominance, economies of scale and technological learning and successful economies
have rarely embraced a simple policy of rapid tariff reductions. This opening session will provide an introduction to the debates around international trade and its place in today hyperglobalised world economy.
Monday 17
Debunking Myths Session: Myths About Monetary Policy, Inflation Targeting and Central Bank Independence (Link to Attend)
Moderator: Nurlan Jahangirli (University of Hamburg, YSI)
2 pm Mary O’Sullivan (University of Geneva)
3.30 pm Matias Vernengo (Bucknell University)
Description: Much of the pro-growth policy effort deployed in the past 10 years relied on the action of the central banks. The possible continuation of this framework in the Covid-19 crisis calls once again into question the actual capacity of conventional and unconventional monetary policy to trigger and reinforce a recovery, the fitness of the international monetary architecture to guarantee stability and, more broadly, the political role – both nationally and internationally – of central banks.
Tuesday 18
2 pm Thematic Symposium: What Green New Deal Can We (Not Not) Afford? (Link to Attend)
Moderator: Diana Vivienne Barrowclough (UNCTAD)
Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD)
Juan Carlos Moreno Brid (National Autonomous University of Mexico-UNAM)
Juliet Schor (Boston College)
Description: The pandemic demanded a high human death toll, and it challenged the organization of our economies and lifestyles. But another looming disaster menaces our very own survival: the climate crisis. What can we and must we do about it? Is there a conflict between green economy, and development and full employment policies? What are the current challenges across the world? What is politically feasible?
Wednesday 19
Debunking Myths Session: Myths About Fiscal Policy and Structural Reforms (Link to Attend)
Moderator: Orsola Costantini (UNCTAD)
2 pm Nelson Barbosa (Sao Paulo School of Economics)
3.30 pm Jan Kregel (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College)
Description: Committing to do “whatever it takes” amounted to admitting that anything is possible. In front of evidence of past failure, is it still possible for policymakers to justify fiscal austerity and the compression of the living standards of the largest share of the population? What are the main relevant economic concepts at play and what are the practical challenges in designing a fiscal policy?
Thursday 20
2 pm Thematic Symposium: The Growth of China (Link to Attend)
Moderator: Yuefen Li (South Centre)
Kevin Gallagher (Boston University)
Arkebe Oqubay (Government of Ethiopia)
Justin Yifu Lin (Peking University)
Description: China has emerged as a global political and economic power, but just how strong is its model and what will its implications be in the post -pandemic?
Friday 21
2 pm Thematic Symposium: Discrimination and Intersectionality: Exposing the Blind Spots of Conventional Economics and Policy-Making (Link to Attend)
Moderator: Surbhi Kesar (Azim Premji University, YSI)
Elissa Braunstein (Colorado State University)
Naila Kabeer (London School of Economics)
Rhonda V. Sharpe (Women’s Institute for Science, Equity, and Race)
Description: Very few economists would argue that discrimination should persist. But the interpretation of the nature of the problems is just as divisive as the suggestion of appropriate policies.
Saturday 22
2 pm Thematic Symposium: The Future of Work, the Future of Welfare (Link to Attend)
Moderator: Piergiuseppe Fortunato (UNCTAD)
Deborah James (Center for Economic and Policy Research CEPR)
Ipek Ilkkaracan (Istanbul Technical University- ITU)
Guy Standing (SOAS University of London)
Description: Experts have been denouncing the dualism and inequality in the labor market both in the developed and in the developing countries. The current crisis has both intensified and transformed those tensions. How does the future of labor look like, and how can governments respond and adapt welfare institutions? What choices are they likely to make?
Sunday 23
2 pm Concluding Debate: Neoliberalism is Dead. Long Live…What? (Link to Attend)
Moderator: Grace Blakeley (International Progressive Policy Review-IPPR)
Jayati Ghosh (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Gerald Epstein (University of Massachusetts, Amherst-UMass)
Surbhi Kesar (Azim Premji University, YSI)
Rob Davies (Ex-Minister, Trade and Industry, South Africa)
Quinn Slobodian (Wellesley College)
Description: The effort deployed by governments during and after the lockdown led observers to claim that globalization and the Neoliberal order, already shaky, have finally given way to a new state-driven nationalist model. While hopes for a new more equitable global system remain open, the dollar has proven to remain soundly at the top of the international monetary hierarchy. Similarly, the power of big financialized corporations does not seem to diminish, nor previous geopolitical tensions around the world have disappeared.
How to Apply:
Deadline for applications: August 10th
UNCTAD summer school welcomes applications from young policy makers and scholars, as well as members of the diplomatic corps.
To apply to summer school please visit the application form.
Contact information
For specific inquiries, please contact: gul.unal@un.org or development@youngscholarsinitiative.org
General Information
The school is jointly organized by the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies at UNCTAD and the INET-Young Scholars Initiative.
Organizers information
UNCTAD
UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964. The organization is governed by its 194 member States and is the United Nations body responsible for dealing with economic and sustainable development issues with a focus on trade, finance, investment and technology. It helps developing countries to participate equitably in the global economy. UNCTAD carries out economic research, produces innovative analyses and makes policy recommendations to support government decision-making.
Division on Globalization and Development Strategies at UNCTAD
The Division promotes policies at the national, regional and international level that are conducive to stable economic growth and sustainable development. It regularly examines the trends and prospects in the world economy, undertakes studies on the requirements for successful development strategies and on the debt problems of developing countries. It also provides technical support to developing countries in their efforts to integrate into the international financial system and to manage their external debt.
INET- Young Scholars Initiative
YSI is an international community comprised of students, young professionals, and researchers. It provides a home to students, young professionals, or others who embrace new and critical ways of thinking about the economy. YSI fosters conversation between like-minded peers and connects young scholars to the Institute’s vast network of economists. YSI provides a platform for pursuing your interests in new economic thinking and a lively and stimulating intellectual environment for collaborating on furthering our understanding of the economy. The goal is for every member to be able to follow their curiosity and find resources and support for their specific intellectual pursuits in the overall community effort.

appendix 0 list of nations -please note we are simply mapping way a traveler might, we are not
smart enough to do any thing more

NORTH AMERICA: Canada, Mexico, United States
MIDDLE AMERICA: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago
SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
EUROPE: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City
ASIA/MIDDLE EAST: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh & women, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon/yemen, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore-Asean, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam,  -Russia- we list twice because most of its land is in asia but traditionally its capital and history is categorised as european
AFRICA: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Congo (Republic of), Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
OCEANIA: Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau (Belau), Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


appendix1
unctad twitter lists


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