Search the world with 36 nations plus UN plus IMF agreeing with china that coastal ports and railRoads link over 90% of world trade $BR0 china
#BR12 UN IMF #BR1 japan far east isles asean10 Malaysia #BR2 Bangladesh india Pakistan #BR3 Russia #BR4 central euro/asia #Br5 west euro Italy Switzerland #BR6 n america #BR7 UAE mideast #BR8 med sea nations #BR9 africa - egypt rwanda #BR10 Latin AM #BR11 Arctic/polar

top Belt Road Maps of 2018 s Entrepreneurial networks best cases in China & Bangla:
BillionGirlsBoys ask: can every banker/educator see their trust in Belt Road's top 100 stories.. Is Trump King Canute? Valueless is The economist whose world trade maps fail poorest billion youth's livelihoods in our children's worldwide

(BRI) Belt Road Imagineering is now trusted by 70 national leaders as empowering the sustainbility generation- which of these 100 stories can help bankers or educators near you join in to this system for mapping win-win trades aligned to the sustainability goals generation? portal 1

catalogue world record jobs creators by 13 BRI maps- tour BR clubs- EWTP celebrate first people freed by e-commerce and jack ma map top 13 sdg world trade routes 0 inside china, 1 East-Belt,
2 South-Belt; 3NorthBelt
4 centre eurasia &E.Euro; 5WEuro 6 N.Am; 7 MidEast8MedSea 9Africa 10LatinAm11 Arctic Circle 12UN-urgent....
BELT Road quiz

Belt quiz is about earth's seas and coastal belt - which coastal belt is your country most dependent on, does if have a superport connecting maps of world favorite superports, do your peoples have access to this superport (nb we recommend analysing countries imprt and exports by 1 energy, 2 all other goods
Road quiz : what are your continents longest roads (designed as including all of railroad or car-road, pipes for energy, water, sanitaion; tech cables)- do your peoples have access to the great roads

technology now permis us to play game: which peoples have been most deprived by accidents of history to basic belt road freedoms- among 10 most populated nations no people have been less included than those in bangladesh- tell us where else you map.....................
today offers the livelihood learning network poorest billion communities need most - 40 years ago
online library of norman macrae--.........................Entrepreneurial Revolution - curriculum: how to value small enterprise and sustainability exponentials of net generation - by alumni of Norman Macrae The Economist 1968. By 1976, Norman best news ever: the fifth of the world (whose brand reality is) Chinese can be valued by netgen as critical friends to uniting sustainability race for planet and humanity
eg EWTP : 21st C version of Silk Road of celebrated by Marco Polo and Hangzhou goal 14 oceansAIIB 1 ted hosts -- 2017 year of mapping sustainability banking -china to commercialize 5g by 2020 -valuing culture -jack ma 1 2e3 maps 1) countries joining Chinese inspired sustainability open systems solutions as well as 2) which global youth professions (eg coding) are mapping value sustaining trades with china

Saturday, May 11, 2019

I am writing to you today to invite you to our forthcoming Arctic dialogues at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival (France) and Senate House, London (UK). May I also take this opportunity to share with you brief reports about our recent engagements in NYC, Seattle, London, Detah and Helsinki, and to let you know about our dialogues in June.

Cannes: I am pleased to announce that Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) will be at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Better World Forum from 16-20 May 2019. On 20 May 2019 (12 pm to 1 pm), we will join forces with Think-Film Impact Production (TFIP) to co-host a dialogue on Our Planet: The Power of Film to Affect Change in the Conference Room of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes. The session will explore the ways in which film already has impact on how global communities take action on the environment, and how new technologies will further enhance the capacity of film to serve as a vehicle for wider and more effective civic engagement. Would you like to come on board as a sponsor, partner or participant? If so, please do drop me a line as soon as possible to let me know, and I will provide you with further details.

London: Join us at Senate House in London from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm on 21 May 2019 for an evening focused on North Alaska, featuring a film screening, panel discussion and networking reception. In the light of the film Eskimo, Inc. (Max Baring and Gregory Scruggs, Thomson Reuters Foundation), the event will look at what the 'Conservation vs Development' question means in the context of North Alaska, and whether a right solution or indeed a right balance is possible? The session will be hosted by Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI), in partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Arctic Today, UCL Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. Please see the poster above for further details, and please do sign up via the Eventbrite link to register:


Recent Events:

New York: We were delighted to kick off our NYC Arctic dialogues with a small and informal networking evening at the Princeton Club of New York on 22 May 2019. We had friends from Arctic in Context, Columbia University, UN Department of Political Affairs, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, International Labour Organisation, as well as the film industry and Oxford-Cambridge Alumni Groups in NY. We plan to host at least 4-6 events in NYC in a year, so should you wish to attend any of these, do let us know, and we will make sure you are invited.

Seattle: It was good to be back in the Pacific Northwest for the 6th Arctic Encounter Symposium, 25-26 April 2019. We convened a dialogue on 'International Borders in the North American Arctic: Implications for Indigenous Communities'; chaired a panel discussion on 'Energy Innovation, Investment and Disruptive Business Modeling in the Arctic'; and hosted an exhibition 'Polar Images' with the award-winning National Geographic photography expert, Susan Seubert. You can read the media coverage here:
London: On 29 April 2019, I was pleased to join Sir Peter Marshall (former Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth), Akbar Khan (Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association) and Dr Sue Onslow (Deputy Director, Institute of Commonwealth Studies) for a panel discussion on 'The Commonwealth & Resilience in the 21st Century' convened at Senate House in London to mark the 70th anniversary of both the London Declaration and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

Detah, NWT: Thomas Bishop and Peter Sherwin of Polar Research and Policy Initiative made their first public presentation of our new project on developing an Arctic Infrastructure Standard at the meeting of the Arctic Security Working Group, currently co-chaired by the Government of the Northwest Territories and Joint Task Force North, in Detah, NWT. We are looking for individual and institutional donors and partners keen to support our work in this regard, so if the development of, and investment in, sustainable infrastructure is of interest to you or to a government, business or foundation you know, please do get in touch. We will also be convening roundtables in different villages and towns across the Arctic to consult with local communities and experts, so stay tuned and do join in person or via teleconference.

Helsinki: Of course, nothing captured the attention of international media outlets as much as the Arctic Council Ministerial in Rovaniemi earlier in the week! The emotions were palpable even in Helsinki where I had the pleasure of joining the Munich Security Conference Arctic Security Roundtable in the Parliament of Finland. The dialogue was opened by the President of Finland, HE Sauli Niinisto, whose remarks you can read
 here. I was also glad to be reunited with our friends heading down from Rovaniemi for a memorable dinner with the Foreign Minister of Finland, HE Timo Soini, on the icebreaker Sisu thereafter. You can read the conference report Reducing Tensions, Managing Risks, Rebuilding Trust here

At this stage, I would like to congratulate Finland for two splendid years as chair of the Arctic Council: the greatest highlight for us of the past two years was convening 15 high-level dialogues on 'Sustainable Development Goals in the Arctic' around the world in support of the priorities of the Finnish chairmanship and building on our strengths when it comes to consensus-building. We wish Iceland the very best in its chairmanship of the Arctic Council and remain happy to support its priorities wherever it deems our contributions beneficial. 

Events in June 2019:

Milan, Italy: 1-7 June 2019 (Theme: Infrastructure)
London, UK: 10-17 June 2019 (Theme: Oceans and Infrastructure)
Sisimiut, Greenland: 10-17 June 2019 (Theme: Infrastructure)

We are currently looking for sponsors and partners for our events in June. Get in touch for further information, if you are interested.

That should be all from me for now. May I just conclude by saying that I very much hope to see you in London and Cannes later this month. Should you wish to attend, please do not forget to sign up.  I will send you further information about our June dialogues in due course. 


Dwayne Menezes


Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes MA PhD (Cantab) FRSA
Founder and Managing Director
Polar Research and Policy Initiative
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