Our very own Monique Sternin will be one of 14 speakers at the upcoming TEDxHanoi: Now What conference this January 2019. In her talk, she will be discussing the original story of PD in Vietnam from the 1990s and the power of PD for the future of Vietnam.
From the TEDxHanoi website:
“At TEDxHanoi, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
The signs of Vietnam’s amazing progress are all around us. Increased growth from Vietnamese companies, and increased investment from international firms, lead to better jobs and rising incomes. With a new high-rise on seemingly every corner, more and more families can afford high-quality housing, and cars to keep their loved ones safe. Increasing numbers of students are studying overseas, while private schools and local universities are rapidly innovating to keep up with this demand. Rising incomes and improved education have unleashed a burst of creative energy, evidenced in the cool cafes, quirky restaurants, and innovative start-ups that populate Hanoi.
At the same time, these developments are uneven. The benefits of better housing, private vehicles, and private education are not shared by everyone. Air pollution has steadily worsened, and Hanoi now regularly ranks among the most polluted cities in the world. The lust for growth threatens traditions. A city once defined by its ancient temples, Old Quarter, and 1,000 years of history, now looks in many areas like any other modern Asian metropolis.
As more and more people attain the quality of life that Vietnam has been striving for, let’s take a moment to ask ourselves: Now what? How has Vietnam made this amazing progress? What direction do we need to focus on for the future? And how do we get there?”
For more information, visit the official TEDxHanoi website: TEDxHanoi - Ideas worth spreading