Entries by Change Initiative Bangkok

5th Asia-Pacific Futures Meet co-hosted by The Change Initiative

Hosted in Bangkok for the second time, the 5th APFN conference intends to take a three-track approach catering for practitioners, academic researchers, and government leaders simultaneously. The organizers of the conference intend also to increase the profile of the work futurists are doing especially in the ASEAN region. This year Thailand is the chair of […]

Health Insurance Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue

Effective social health protection systems can mitigate this problem and are a crucial pillar of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Many countries in Asia are currently undergoing reform processes or are implementing additional measures in order to strive to achieve UHC. These countries include Cambodia, India, Nepal and Pakistan. The German Development Cooperation supports reform processes […]

Jost Wagner supported the First ISPA Training in Asia

The first Regional Face to Face Training event in Yogyakarta, Indonesia took place from March 12th to March 16th. Joined by global experts in the field participants from the host country Indonesia, as well as from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam shared and learned for 4 1/2 days […]

ADB Health Impact Assessment Forum in Bangkok, November 2017

The Regional Health Impact Assessment Forum on 28-30 November 2017 at the Centara Grand Hotel with the theme: Healthy Infrastructure for Healthy Economies was a great success. It aimed to share policy recommendations, health impact assessment (HIA) tools and case studies, capacity development and experiences of the HIA efforts in the region. The forum brought […]

Future Day for the GIZ Insurance Programme in Asia (RFPI Asia)

Jost Wagner will facilitate the upcoming future day with the complete programme team and some invited stakeholder. The Regulatory Framework Promotion of Pro-poor Insurance Markets in Asia (RFPI Asia) program seeks to improve access to insurance in the region by building the capacities for insurance regulation and supervision and by promoting the development of innovative […]

Retreat with the GIZ Health team in Nepal

Team-building retreats and workshops can be incredibly rejuvenating, focusing and inspiring. Mid-April TCI Facilitator Jost Wagner co-designed and facilitated a team retreat with the GIZ Support to the Health Sector Programme (S2HSP) in Nepal. Some 70 staff members discussed and shared knowledge and ideas regarding various challenges, but also considered the consequences for their work […]

Change Initiative will support ADB 2nd Digital Asia Forum in November 2017

The conference, in collaboration between the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the Asian Development Bank Institute, aims to bring together policy makers, financial sector supervisors and regulators, financial institutions, financial technology (FinTech) companies, academia, as well as financial sector experts to discuss the growing importance of FinTech in shaping the financial system of the new […]

Next USAID Frontier Event on Fintech on February 27-28, 2017

New FinTech-enabled solutions driven by the increasingly ubiquitous and affordable mobile internet are reinventing financial services available to the poor. Making sense of this rapidly changing space can be overwhelming to development practitioners. USAID Regional Development Mission with support from Social Impact Inc. organises again a learning event will help sort out the fiction from […]

Addressing the Opium Economy

Jost Wagner facilitated the symposium on addressing the drug economy through wider development agenda in Luang Prabang on behalf of UNODC on 22 -23 November 2016. Senior government officials, international and civil society partners active across the Mekong region, along with representatives of the Myanmar Peace Centre, the Thai Royal Project and Mae Fah Luang […]

Next Generation Technologies for Empowering People

Next generation technologies have the potential to serve as a tool for stability as well as an accelerator for growth and empowerment. This is especially true for migrant communities (including diaspora, trafficked, refugees, and displaced populations) and ethnic or cultural minorities (including lesbian, gay,bisexual, transgender, and intersex populations). Through the use of emerging technologies,innovative thinking, new […]