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tanzania exports of cashews reached 600 mn $ one year but are looking nearer 300 in 2020- what are reasons for downs and ups; and is the mix 10% processed in tanzania; most of 90% processed in india optimal? what are your suggestions of most transparent source- is there an africa wide map that everyone agrees on - or does one have to try and collect data by nation and crop ....
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which uni do you love most in world? I love Tsinghua- their teachers work with youth assuming the teacher's job is to make students do far more connected in sustaining the world than old teachers ever can.
So please rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk which are the most vital knowledge networks students need to amplify over next 2 college years up to Tokyo Olympics greatest ever celebration of valuing youth
  • march 2019 (nb delayed 3 months now expected june 2019) digital cooperation released by UN and 20 nations tech wizards including us melinda gates china's jack ma india's amandeep gill- the world's antonio guterres
  • march 2019 womens stories worldwide meeting hosted by beijing international language scholars http://yenchingsymposium.org/
  • april 2019 xi jinping debates most sustainable economic models for 100 nations using adam smith logic that each nation needs its own diverse economic and education model<;li>
  • july 2019 aiib asks luxembourg to mediate 100 sustainability banking delegations-japan begins year of world stage interventions celebrating Reiwajoy.com
  • july japan hosts g20- note homework started 1 dec 2018 for youth women sme and green finance networks to impact g20
  • 2017- the year that education changed the economics of everyone why can't UN design modula sdg livelihoods curricula
    2018 - YouthWorldAffairs -what if new york suburbs such as amazon hq2.2 rated by sustainability goals generation world class at jobs-connecting education as well as investment banking and media - join our meetings preparing before and after collaborations with WISE@UNGA UN sept 2018
    -help map education and sustainability's 7 most wonderful summits for under 30s at www.valuetrue.com xmas 2017 puzzle is it possible to blockchain the world carbon emissions market? summit debrief wise paris march 2019 - fast tracks 09
    China's greatest Job Creator; Jack Ma 1 2 -Wise@beijing

    Monday, December 3, 2018

    hello troy - i am the scot who chatted with you before thinkinchina arctic meeting -not sure if wordpress can be viewed in beijing - i have quite an urgent request

     would it be possible to spend 2 days in january with you and people at x-elerator and anyone in tsinghua you linkin to start this presentation  on views and startup actions making this case?

    1 why the next student year offer unprecedented opportunity
    2 why tsinghua and beijing invitation to student worlds matter most
    3 where else parallel youth cooperation presentations

    1 the next 2 years are critical because many of tech's industrial revolution 4 tech will take shape and because of a worldwide dairy events which only beijing values youth dream connections around- 
    this diary of events includes

    march 2019 united nations report on Digital Cooperation   with 20 national luminaries led by china's jack ma and america's melinda gates
    march 2019 beijing yenching  women  china stories Wǒmen: Retelling the China Stories | Yenching Global Symposium

    april 2019 xi jinping host 100 national leaders debate on belt road 2 - this isnt just infrastructure mapping but new development banking models if 188 nations are to connect new development models and sustainability- no nation can develop way the g7 did even if trump's macroeconomists havent understood the world's need to go beyond colonial and industrial eras
    hopefully tsinghuas ying lowrey will publish her second book on jack ma's efinancial revolution by may 2019 and in time for last thinkinchina of the season

    june 2019 sees beijing's asian infrastructure investment bank take 100 national banking delegations to luxembourg - at the moment geneva is the only place in europe that has a clue about valuing youth truly- luxembourg will be an interesting test case because many of the worlds richest western people bank there

    july 2019 sees japans g20 but before that all citizens groups need to prepare their innovation agenda- jack helped youth women sme technologists green finance do fantastic job on this china g20  in 2016http://worldcitizen.tv/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/b20report.pdf since then german and argentina missed the opportunity to build in this - japan can bring all these futures citizens networks integrate

    the next student year sees jack ma return full time to education and philanthropy from september 2019 to see what markets value chains can only be transformed by tech applied to livelihood education and social movements not just efinance and ecommerce; also the un year kicks off with womens views on the world - this being the role of unga leader of the year a lady from ecuador

    the student year 2019-2020 ends with jack sponsoring the tokyo olympics as opportunity of every kind youth celebration-
    -notably the beijing olympics was one of xi jinping's happiest successes
     there are various parallel expo- eg the united arab emirates has big 2020 expo and unhabitat's new leader the former female mayor of penang is intent on bringing out a league table of 50? supercities for the 2020s

    2 why tsinghua- well you are the mit of china and the future of public servants universities of the world- you are in the middle of the greatest student startup hubs in the world and how youth dreams can cooperatively connect every sustainable world trade route- also you value women holding up half the sky

    3 if we can start a set of slides representing accelerating movements around tsinghua we can try and swap them with other interested places- definitely unctad in geneva where jack ma is un envoy and world economic forum coordinates its future tech hubs in beijing san francisco tokyo - definitely japan where my father was awarded the emperors order of rising sun for helping japan develop win-win world trade models- frankly the english speaking world desperately needs to see the rest of the world youth are moving ahead round livelihoods and humanity's most exciting goals

    troy is this possible?- if there are a few people you know who might want to contribute to a shared presentation that would be worth my while coming over in january- we could always see if thinkin chiuna or someone else eg ckgsb just co-hosted unwomens event would want to join in building the deck with you -  its got 18 months to grow up to japan olympics being greatest youth-sustainable community celebrations ever

    0 more background - back in 1984 i sub-edited book on 40 years of my father's experience from being a teenager navigating planes in world war 2 over myanmar to sub-editing The Economist- the book is here these are the most exciting times to be alive and 

    - it was about education transformation needed if 2020s was to transform human race back to sustainability; in particular my father argued that of 195 nations in the world none could develop the same way that made the G7 big (ie through colonisation and cold war) but that by investing 4000 times moore in tech 2030 versus 1946 any new world can be sustained by networks of small enterprise and tech wizards -many of his surveys from The Economist are at Norman Macrae : Books & Surveys at The Economist

    all the best chris macrae

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    UNCTAD Youth Forum 2018
    22 - 26 October 2018
    Palais des Nations
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Youth Forum
    About the UNCTAD Youth Forum
    Every two years, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) organizes a Youth Forum. This year’s Forum will take place as part of a larger event, the UNCTAD 2018 World Investment Forum.
    The 2018 theme is Youth Entrepreneurship: A Force Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth.
    The UNCTAD Youth Forum 2018 offers the opportunity for youth to
    • exchange views and experiences and strengthen a network of future leaders from different places in the world ;
    • have an interactive dialogue with global players involved in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals where youth can raise awareness on issues they consider of major concern and that they want to see included in the international agenda ;
    • learn more about UNCTAD’s work and projects with youth and have a discussion on how to get youth further involved.
    The first ever UNCTAD Youth Forum took place during the fourteenth Ministerial Conference (UNCTAD 14) in Nairobi, Kenya in July 2016 where 250 youth from over 70 countries participated. During the closing session of the Ministerial Conference, youth presented a Youth Declaration on more and better jobs, education and state accountability to the member States of UNCTAD, which is integral part of UNCTAD 14 outcome documents.
    Venue and Date
    The 2018 Youth Forum will take place at the Headquarters of UNCTAD, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland as part of the UNCTAD 2018 World Investment Forum from 22 to 26 October 2018.
    The 2018 UNCTAD Youth Forum will feature primarily topics that relate to youth empowerment across entrepreneurship, with a focus on investing in digital youth, youth at the negotiation table, what is on the mind of millennials and how youth can think globally and act locally.
    The Forum will gather around 200 youth from all around the world, aged between 18 and 30, and passionate about trade and development issues, to learn and exchange local and global-focused experiences, ideas and best practices and bring the youth perspective in the general debate throughout the week joining workshops, TED-style plenary sessions, breakout sessions and networking events. UNCTAD Youth Forum participants will be able to attend public sessions of the World Investment Forum. Further information on social activities and logistics will be available at a later stage.
    Students or young professionals between the age of 18 to 30 who are interested in trade and development issues, can participate in the Youth Forum for which 250 seats are available. Participation is subject to a competitive application and selection process.  
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    All enquiries regarding the UNCTAD Youth Forum can be sent to: unctadyouth@unctad.org
    part of program
     9.00 – 9.30 a.m. Warming-up – Closed session 
     9.30 – 10.30 a.m. Champions of the New Digital Economy Meet the Netpreneurs 
     10.30 – 11.30 a.m. Blockchains  with Francesco Abbate, Nicholas Kee & Arnaud Salomon 
     11.30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Presentation of the Iberoamerican Report of the Youth Entrepreneurship  by Alejandra Saenz 
     12 – 12.45 p.m. Youth o’Clock The New Economy with Libaba's Brian Wong & Arlette Verploegh 

    10.00 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Global Leaders Investment Summit I : Investment in a New Era of Globalization 2.30 – 5.30 p.m. Investment and the Digital Economy 

    6.30 p.m. Reception 
    Wednesday, 24 October - Youth at The Negotiating Table è UNCTAD YOUTH FORUM SESSIONS 9 – 9.30 a.m. Warming-up – Closed session 9.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. Youth for Sustainable Development Goals Panel session 11 – 12 p.m. Youth Debate– Closed session 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 12 – 1 p.m. Youth o’Clock A conversation with H.E. Mrs. Neo Masisi, First Lady of Botswana 1 – 2 p.m. Lunch time 2 – 3 p.m. Linking Rural Markets to the Global Economy Keynote address by H.E. Mrs. Neo Masisi, First Lady of Botswana Panel Session 3 – 4 p.m. Youth Debate– Closed session SMART Negotiating 4 – 5 p.m. Data.Me with Eva Kaili (tbc), Zanna van Dijk, Mathias Haas 5 – 6 p.m. Youth Debate – Closed session UN Youth Strategy 2030 & 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development è WORLD INVESTMENT FORUM & YOUTH FORUM 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Global Leaders Investment Summit II 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Blockchains for Sustainable Development 3 – 5.30 p.m. Entrepreneurship, Migration and the SDGs 6:30 p.m. Hospitality and Cultural Event
    è UNCTAD YOUTH FORUM SESSIONS 9 – 9.30 a.m. Warming-up – Closed session 9.30 – 10.30 a.m. The Changing Job Market Landscape; why should I care? Panel session 10.30 – 10.55 a.m. Youth Debate – Closed session International Geneva with a Youth Perspective 10.55 – 11.30 a.m. Youth Debate – Closed session UN Youth Strategy 2030 & 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 11.30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Launch of the Blue and Green Entrepreneurship Report by UNCTAD and Commonwealth Secretariat 12 – 12.45 p.m. Youth o’Clock Leadership, what does it take in today’s world? A conversation with Dona Bertarelli 12.45 – 1.15 p.m. Youth Debate – Closed session What is Sustainable Development? 1.15 – 2.15 p.m. Lunch time 2.15 – 3 p.m. Youth Debate – Closed session UNCTAD City Hubs with Arthur Mclean 3 – 4 p.m. Youth Debate – Closed session Youth Crossing the Border 4 – 5 p.m. Beyond Education and Skills Panel session 5 – 6 p.m. Young Women in Business Isabelle Durant, Dorothy Tembo, Jessica Ng Nancy Amunga è WORLD INVESTMENT FORUM & YOUTH FORUM 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ministerial Roundtable: on Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development 2:30 – 5 p.m. Women for Sustainable Development: Women Economic Empowerment to tranform thr investment Entrepreneurship Landscape 6 p.m. EMPRETEC Women in Business Awards 2018 7 – 9 p.m. Reception
    9 – 10 a.m. Outlining the Role of the Entrepreneur of 2030 10 – 11 a.m. We are UNCTAD Youth – Closed session with Arthur Mclean 11 – 11.30 a.m. Clue Reveal 11.30 a.m.– 12.30 p.m. Closing Session è WORLD INVESTMENT FORUM & YOUTH FORUM 9 a.m.– 4 .m. Multi-Disciplinary Academic Conference 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Creating More and Better Jobs Through Investment

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    there's an interesting symbiosis i noted from this week's biannual 5000 person  unctad summit in geneva and the much less public ITU

    most big projects guterres is interested in have a hub link inside unctad (and remember jack ma is youth envoy to unctad)- most of the first 1000 non-chinese students at the new alibaba university are being chosen by unctad

    the project leaders of the ITU UNCTAD and special tech report guterres has asked eg jack ma and melinga gates to produce all know each other and clearly come to geneva often

    the chinese head of the ITU enjoys a 8 year term through to 2022 - in other words i believe china and un are partnering on lot of tech oriented sgd projects https://www.itu.int/web/pp-18/en/ - the constitution of the IMF requires it to move to beijing by 2022

    remember too that while the hq of world economic forum is geneva, its summer summit is always in china and it has started one of its first 3 industrial revolution 4 hubs out of beijing (the other two are tokyo and san francsico)

    in geneva there is a sense that tech is at many tipping pomts but this can be a positive thing if citizens/students demand it

    some of us have been intermittently meeting for over 15 years now discussing where can tech help communities thrive- if we dont map the next 18 ,omths now ie the next one and half student yeeas that end with jack ma massive expo celebration at tokyo olympics then we may never sail of sustainabliity's boat

    any ideas?

    spme events mentioned at digitalcooperation.o0rg

    November 2018

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    Sovereign Wealth and Pension Funds Dialogue
     Room XXII
    Partnering for Long-term Sustainable Development
    Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) manage assets of over $6 trillion, and public-sector pension funds (PPFs) worldwide almost triple this figure. With a long-term investment horizon, these funds play a growing role as investors in SDG sectors, particularly in infrastructure, renewable energy, public health and education. However, only a small portion of their financial assets is currently dedicated to direct investment. This roundtable will bring together ministers, executives of SWFs and PPFs, other development financing partners, and investment experts to examine collaboration opportunities to mobilize more investment into SDG sectors.
    Detailed Description:
    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations Summit for Sustainable Development in 2015, constitutes an ambitious, overarching, universal action plan for sustainable development for the world by 2030. Achievement of the SDGs requires huge investment, in particular in key sectors such as infrastructure, food security and rural development, sustainable energy, public health and education. UNCTAD estimates that developing countries alone face an annual financing gap of $ 2.5 trillion for realizing the SDGs.
    Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) manage assets of over $6 trillion, and public sector pension funds (PPFs) worldwide almost triple this figure. With a long-term investment horizon, these funds, together with other development financing partners, such as the World Bank, regional development banks as well as other long-term institutional investors, have become important investors in SDG sectors, in particular in infrastructure, renewable energy, public health and education. However, only a small portion of the available ‘reservoir’ of their financial assets is currently dedicated to direct investment and most of these are in developed countries. Their potential contribution to sustainable development is far from being fully tapped.
    The Dialogue will bring together ministers, executives of SWFs and pension funds, other development financing partners, and investment experts to engage in a dialogue to examine collaboration opportunities to mobilize more investment into SDGs, in particular in infrastructure development, and how sovereign wealth and pension funds, developing county governments, international organizations and other development partners can work together to facilitate these investments and maximize their development outcomes impact.
    Issues for the debate:
    • What role can SWFs and PPFs play in promoting sustainable development through investment, particularly in infrastructure?
    • How can governments create a more conducive environment to encourage sustainable investment by these funds and maximize development benefits?
    • What role can international organizations such as UNCTAD play in facilitating investment by SWFs and PPFs in sustainable development?
    Event Manager: Mr. Yongfu Ouyong
    Contact email: yongfu.ouyang@unctad.org