What is common in Africa, the Mekong River Basin in Southeast Asia, and Central Asia; Well, all of them are now an important place in global trade and most importantly in global geopolitics. Central Asia due to its vast untapped natural resource is particularly important. After doing a lengthy project and extensive studies, it is visible why it is one of the key places of ‘Belt and Silk Road Initiative’ launched by China. It may not be getting as much coverage as other regions, but the importance of this region cannot be ignored.
Why mysterious? 2 simple reasons, either there is no information or there is mostly the negative information about Africa. We may know a lot about it, but maybe nothing accurate at all. Finding more information led me to extensive studies, project work, and interaction with citizens from every corner of Africa. Read my observations.
Participating in a talk on sustainable urbanization, with focus on sustainability, aims at sharing experiences and challenges related to sustainable urban development, planning and governance for mainstreaming low carbon and climate resilient development in the cities.