An exciting first round of training sessions on Internet Governance is now complete. The NetMission Ambassadors are one step closer to their goal to engage young people around Asia to participate in Internet Governance. In past two months, they experienced a flipped classroom where they organized training sessions to study hot issues of Internet Governance. It is so important for ambassadors to experience firsthand how to plan and deliver a workshop to engage an audience that is new to Internet Governance issues. Different themes were covered including: Gig economy, Human Rights Online, Digital Economy and Artificial Intelligence. Also, an interactive environment was created to facilitate the dialogue between the speakers and participants.

Learning continues after the introductory training sessions ended in April. Soon, they will doing in-depth research in the different issues and empowering other young people to participate in the Internet Governance discourse with the insight gained from the fruitful discussions sparked by a group of experienced and knowledgeable guest speakers including technologists, legislative counselors, entrepreneurs and university professors. A big thank you to all!  Look out for the NetMission Ambassadors bring fresh perspectives to different Internet Governance initiatives in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Vanuatu later this year!

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Nepal – The first country to double tigers!

Nepal – The first country to double tigers!

I am so proud to see my birthplace has become the first country to achieve WWF’s Tx2 goal – to double the number of wild tigers by 2022 – the next Chinese year of the tiger. The wild tiger population has jumped from 121 in 2009 to 235 in Nepal as of September 2018.

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PROUD of your Asian heritage? So are we!

PROUD of your Asian heritage? So are we!

It’s been inspiring to read the outpour of support for Asian representation in Western pop culture since the Crazy Rich Asians movie’s blockbuster success this August. Dubbed as #AsianAugust, the summer of 2018 has seen more Asian actors celebrated in Western media than ever before. From the big screen to small screen, from movies such as ‘Searching’ starring John Cho; to Netflix’s ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ starring Asian teenager Lana Condor; to Canada’s ‘Kim’s convenient store’; Asian actors dominated conversations regarding diversity and representation in the West.

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