In November 2015, I had the chance to attend the first ever Asia-Europe Foundation Young Leaders Summit in Luxembourg. Over 100 representatives from 51 Asian and European countries gathered in this tiny (yet very charming) European city to discuss entrepreneurship and employment of young people across both continents. See the highlight video here!
In December 2015, I was very fortunate to be invited to the 5th ASEM Labour and Employment Ministers' Conference (ASEM LEMC5) by the Asia-Europe Foundation. Government leaders from 51 Asian and European countries came together to explore the theme: "Towards Sustainable Social Development in Asia and Europe: A joint Vision for Decent Work and Social Protection." [...]
In December 2015, I spent a week in Paris to attend the United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Conference, a.k.a. COP21. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had the chance to witness this pivotal moment in history first-hand. After all, (as corny as this sounds), this gathering of world leaders literally had the power to decide [...]
In August 2015, I sailed from Japan to the Philippines to conduct a joint programme with the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. Here are some photos from the amazing trip from Yokohama Port to Cebu Island, Philippines, where were visited communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan and learnt about the work of local communities who [...]
Back in Hong Kong for the first time in 18 years! Although I have forgotten most of the 2 years I spent here when I was younger, walking around the city has triggered all sorts of random childhood memories (like the smell of food stalls in Wan Chai)... Some things never change - HK is still [...]
Banda Aceh, Indonesia. In October 2015, I had the chance to explore the Aceh region, which was devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, as part of Japan Foundation's "Hands" Disaster Education Fellowship. It was amazing to meet the Acehnese people, hear their stories, and see how communities have built back stronger after the disaster. Aceh [...]