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Newsletter  |  July 2020

 
Find out what's been going on at the Foundation and check out some of the people and events we've supported recently. This month's quiz is probably the tastiest yet and will test your knowledge of the delicious foods you can find at night markets and street stalls throughout Asia.
 
 

Events and opportunities


EVENTS

China Business Summit 2020 | 20 July, Auckland

The China Business Summit will provide a unique business and political perspective on how things have changed in China since the COVID-19 crisis began. The Foundation's Felicity Roxburgh will speak on the subject of 'Collaborating through COVID'.

Hong Kong in Flux | 10 August, Auckland

Foundation director business/Auckland Felicity Roxburgh will appear on a panel at University of Auckland Business School to discuss recent developments in Hong Kong that have seen the city at a crossroads.

OPPORTUNITIES

Postgraduate Research Grants  | closes 31 July

Applications close 31 July for the latest round of Postgraduate Research grants. The grants are awarded to students to conduct research into contemporary issues in the Asia region.

Experience Asia Funding | closes 3 August

Schools have until 3 August to apply for the latest round of funding to hold events that bring Asian cultural activities to their students.

Sports Strategic Partnership Funding

Find out about funding for organisations to build long-term partnerships with the Foundation to deliver projects or events that increase New Zealanders' confidence to engage with Asia through sport.

 

 
 

 

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Executive Director's update

Simon Draper's July update

In this month's Executive Director's Update, Simon Draper takes a look at some of the discussions being held around the country providing New Zealanders with insights into Asia.

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Stories from Asia

Up against the wall: stories of resilience from Southeast Asian entrepreneurs

Watch a Foundation webinar bringing together three entrepreneurs who have taken part in the Foundation's ASEAN Young Business Leaders Initiative to discuss how they and their businesses are navigating these difficult times.

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Education stories

Lessons from lockdown

Despite their countries experiencing very different COVID trajectories, teachers in Singapore and New Zealand faced similar challenges during their respective lockdowns. We spoke to teachers in both countries to find out how they kept calm and carried on.

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Entrepreneur stories

Rags2Riches helping empower women in the Philippines

Philippines social entrepreneur Therese Fernandez-Ruiz openly confesses that before her first visit, her sum knowledge about New Zealand was “cows, Lorde, Xero, and Lord of the Rings”. That was all to change.

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Track II stories

Importance of informal diplomacy never greater

Jackson Calder looks back on his experiences partaking in Track II dialogues over the past two years and how they have inspired him to further develop his interest in international relations.

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Stories from Asia

Q&A: Leaving Cambodia bitter sweet for Leadership Network member

It was with a sense of relief tinged with sadness for friends and colleagues she had to leave behind that Leadership Network member Sarah van Boekhout left Cambodia as COVID-19 first emerged.

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Stories from Asia

Intern finds his feet in Vietnam after shaky start

Having spent time in Thailand the previous year, Ethan Laby arrived in Vietnam confident he knew what to expect. However, he was barely out of the airport before he realised Vietnam was a whole new kettle of fish.

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Quiz

Street Food of Asia

There's not much better than wandering a busy Asian night market or street with a hungry stomach, looking for a bite to eat from one of the many food stalls...yum. This may be the case, but how much do you really know about ASIAN STREET FOOD? 

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