asia trips 1 to 51 india 1-3 1984-2004; indonesia 4-7 (1982-1994) singapore 8-10 (1982-1992) japan (11-17) 1985-2013) thailand (18.19) 1984-1995 malaysia (20-21) 1993 korea (22-23) 1990-2017 bangladesh (24-39) 2007-2018, dubai (40,41) qatar(42) china (43-50) 2016-2019 hong kong 51 (1996) like 7 members of my scotttish family tree i have enjoyed the huge privilege of learning more about advancing the human lot from the two thirds who are asian than my own race caucasian
Sustainability's last chance decade: Feb 2021 37th annual update- - thanks to hard work of asian motherhood, one billion asians have ended extreme poverty in the last 40 years - research shows human development's greatest lesson is not yet a curriculum in any western university -can you help change economists before year end summits in Glasgow 1 2 & Dubai -try applying Economist alphabet Ai Bank Child Diary Edu Food Green Health Inclusion scottish family's concern for development of two thirds of humans who are Asian goes bac 150+ years to founding of the pharmacy kemp's corner in mumbai to grandad's sir kenneth kemp's 25 years of mediation with gandhi leading to sir ken's last project wrining up the legalese of india's independence to my father's 40 years reporting asia's sustainability entrepreneurial revolution in The Economist; to his last article 20 years later on lessons from bangladesh needed to rectify the west's subprime disaster: japan's ambassador to dhaka helped aspiring youth journalists and others listen to sir fazle abed legacy debriefs - see our catalogue offering the most vital alumni networks youth can linkin if they are to celebrate being the first sustainability generation REFERENCES UN ENVOY EDUCATION -asia has proven to be greates champion of former uk prime minister Gordon brown -10 years un envoy edu links include A 1 2 lots of moving parts - some are very radical empowering new universities and apprenticeships - I have been tracking the for 5 years since being at un launch 2016 - can try and help with queries - if real summits return end 2021 hope to unite updates cop26 nov Glasgow and worlds largest edu summit allied to uae expo dec -meanwhile zooms can make connections
...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 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 fall 2020 just outofbeltway USA, 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

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..... and 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 & 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 soures map- join us at next week long retreat BRACinn Dhaka sept 30 to Oct 6. Special thanks to and for this special opportunity to celebrate year 50 of The Economist's Entrepreneurial Revolution - redesign every market's value chain to SME networks thrive by changing education until youth livelihoods match sustainability goals rising everywhere.
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

Sunday, December 27, 1998

singapore lee kuan yew centre for innovative cities

Half of the world’s population live in cities today. This will rise to 60% by 2030, and 70% by 2050. An estimated one million new people will join the world’s cities every week.
In Asia, the changes will be even more pronounced. There will be an additional 1.1 billion people in its cities over the next 20 years. In Southeast Asia, the population living in urban areas is expected to reach 65% by 2050. China and India will contribute over a third of the world’s urban population increase between 2014 and 2050. The McKinsey Global Institute forecasts that in China, 1 billion people will live in cities by 2030; over 200 of these cities will have a population of more than 1 million.
Rapid urbanisation presents great challenges. But, it also presents tremendous opportunities for innovators and policy‐makers. We are at a juncture where cities that are managed wisely will be able to overcome limitations, raise the quality and standard of living of its citizens, and seize economic and social opportunities at the frontiers of the emerging new industrial revolution.
The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) was established in September 2012 as one of the research centres of excellence in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). LKYCIC is only one of two institutions in Singapore that carry the name of our founding father Lee Kuan Yew.
LKYCIC’s mission is to stimulate thinking and research on the critical issues of cities and urbanisation, and to provide breakthrough urban solutions through the following research areas:
1. Demographics
2. Density
3. Sustainability
4. Resilience and Risk
5. Mobility and Connectivity
6. Social Capital
LKYCIC works closely with partners in industry, business and government agencies for our research and education projects, and seeks to stimulate thinking and research on the critical issues of cities and urbanisation and explores the integrated use of technology, design and policy to provide urban solutions.
The Centre also hosts talks, seminars and conferences that build a deeper understanding of cities, the role of cities, the future of cities, and the technology and design solutions for cities.
Through our research and events, the Centre works to bring cities together to understand, from the experiences of Singapore and other successful cities, the best practices and innovative solutions for improving existing cities and for building future cities.
About the SUTD-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation (SUTD-JTC I3) Centre
In 2014, JTC Corporation (JTC) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) established the SUTD-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation (SUTD-JTC I3) Centre to promote the development of innovative and sustainable industrial infrastructure solutions in Singapore.
The SUTD-JTC I3 Centre brings together JTC’s expertise in the development of industrial land and space and SUTD’s integrated expertise in architecture, design, engineering, social sciences and humanities. Co-located and managed by the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, it spearheads collaborative research efforts in three Research Thrusts: Urban Innovation, Integrated Architecture and Engineering, and Design and Technology. For more information, visit the SUTD-JTC I3 Centre Website.

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Friday, December 25, 1998

1998 sees publication of 20th c best book on 5/7 of world

mahbubani - can asians think? aug 1998
q1 to my asian frineds- can you think? if so why have asian societiies lost a thouand years and slipped so far behind teh euroepan societies they were far ahead of at tirn of last milennium?
q2 to western friends,can asians think for themselves? .. we live in an unbalanced world- the flow of ideas reflecting 500 years of western dination of the globe is a one-way street.. most westerners cannot see that they have arrogated to tehmselves te moral highground from which they lecture the world


1 though shalt blame only thyself for thine failure in development ...blaming colonialism, imperialism, and neo-imperialism is a convenient excuse to avoid self-examination

2 though shalt acknowedge that corruption is the single most important cause of failures in development. Develeope dcountres are not free from corruption but with tgeir affluence they can afford to indulge in savings and loans scandals

3 though shalt not subsidise products..nor punish the farmer in favor of city dweller' ..hign prices are only effective signal to increase production..if there are food riots, thiuf=gh shalt resign from office

5 though shalt borrow no more - though shall get foreign investment that pays for only infrastutucre that is needed and creae no white elephants nor railways that end in deserts

9 though shalt abandon north south summits which encourage hypothetical speechres and token gestures..though shalt remember that countries that have received greatest aid per capita have failed in development

10 though shalt not abandon hope people are the same the world over, what europe achieved yeseterday, te developing world can achieve tomorrow. It can be done

Wednesday, December 23, 1998

asean summit sept/oct 2020

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Industry Leaders From APAC Speaking at TechXLR8 Asia

Celine Le Cotonnec
Chief Data Officer
Bank of Singapore
Ravinder Singh
Chief Information & Innovation Officer
Tata Singapore Airlines (Air Vistara)
Hew Wee Choong
Vice President
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Terence Hung
Chief of Future Intelligence Technologies
Rolls Royce
Chen-Yu Lee (Leo) Ph.D.
Taipei Smart City Project Management Office
KV Dipu
President & Head of Operations, Communities & Customer Experience, India
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
John Parverz
Chief Information Officer
Hoan My Medical Corporation
Amit Sharma
Director, Operations Excellence, Engineering & Innovation, APAC Logistics,
DB Schenker
King Wang Poon
Director of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Niels Hoornweg
Innovation Manager & Head of the Southeast Asia Pacific Regional Innovation Hub
Kuehne + Nagel
Michael Fung
Meri Rosich
Head of Data Science, AI Lab
Franco Chiam
Digital and Innovation Lead, South East Asia
Daimler South East Asia
Melvin Tan
Vice President, Head of Innovation
City Developments Limited
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Abhishek Singh
Chief Digital Officer
Royal Golden Eagle International (RGE)
Pankaj Srivastava
CTO and SVP Digital Technology, Engineering & Delivery
Sachin Gupta
Chief of IoT Capabilities
Tyng Ooi Huey
Managing Director, Head of GrabPay
Bicky Bhangu
President, Southeast Asia, Pacific & South Korea

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