Some of the most frequent phrases that I noticed at the forum are ‘Structural Change’, ‘Inclusive Growth’, ‘Inequality’ and ‘Leave No One Behind’. In order to revive growth, many suggested structural changes are essential. The Deputy Prime Minster of Singapore, Heng Swee Keat, explained about the cycle of the economy, cycle of debts and how Singapore invested resources to the best seed, approximately 1/3 of the budget into research and innovation, re-structure jobs and help workers learn new skills.
According to the World Health Organization, as of March 2019 around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. However, barely 10% is proficient in sign language and only 2% of this population officially received education in sign language. While accessibility is a major factor, legality is another issue that is relatively common, especially in developing countries.
In April, Sati’s founder, Amornthep S. (Sanju), was nominated as one of the Global Shapers to attend the Youth Mental Health conference by World Economic Forum and Orygen in London, United Kingdom. The conference invited delegates in the field of Mental Health from all over the world. Here is some of Sanju’s personal experience:
Over 150 young people across Asia-Pacific gathered in Bangkok for four days in an event dubbed as SHAPE APAC 2018. For outsiders little was known about what was to happen. For Global Shapers that are now 7,000 strong globally the event was one not to be missed. The event was organised by Global Shapers Bangkok Hub, an activity largely by and for fellow Global Shapers Community, a volunteer initiative of the World Economic Forum.